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December 2021

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 10:00 AM - Wednesday, December 29, 2021 11:30 AM

Stroll the 606 Playgroup

Join us Wednesdays at 10am for a walk on the 606, with strollers or wearing babies, as long as the weather permits!

Location:
Ipsento 606
1813 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4907

   Add to Calendar 12/1/2021 10:00:00 AM 12/29/2021 11:30:00 AM Stroll the 606 Playgroup Join us Wednesdays at 10am for a walk on the 606, with strollers or wearing babies, as long as the weather permits!

Contact Info
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4907
Ipsento 606, 1813 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60647 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Wednesday, December 1, 2021 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, between 6/30/2021 - 6/14/2023)

Yoga

Join EZRA for virtual yoga. For more info call 773-467-3861.

Location:
Virtual
Chicago, IL 60606


Contact:
Megan Loveless
meganloveless@juf.org
773-467-3851

   Add to Calendar 6/30/2021 10:00:00 AM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=WE,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20230614T110000 Yoga Join EZRA for virtual yoga. For more info call 773-467-3861.

Contact Info
Megan Loveless
meganloveless@juf.org
773-467-3851
VirtualChicago, IL, 60606 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667


Wednesday, December 1, 2021 10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, between 11/17/2021 - 1/5/2022)

Ready, Set, Grow

*Offered at the JCFS Kersten and Cooper centers (addresses below)*

We’re back in the clinic! Join us for our 2 - to 3 - year-old play group, designed to develop communication, language, and social skills. Waiting, turn-taking, following directions, and transitions are incorporated into preschool activities, like circle time, art, and pretend play.

Our Speech-Language Pathologist will incorporate monthly themes to enhance vocabulary development, knowledge of early basic concepts, and pre-literacy skills. Children are encouraged to wear masks throughout the session, and it’s okay if we’re still working towards that goal. Hand washing and helping to clean up will be part of our new routine to keep everyone safe. Also, in attempt to social distance, clear partitions will be used during seated table tasks and in our pretend play area, so that we can still encourage parallel play, curiosity, and engagement.

Early Intervention enrollment is not required for children to participate. Please contact Megan Kowalski for group registration and fee information.

Two locations offered:
Elaine Kersten Children’s Center,
255 Revere Dr, Suite 200,
Northbrook, IL 60062.

Abe and Ida Cooper Center,
6639 N. Kedzie Ave.,
Chicago, IL 60645.


Location:
Multiple Locations, please see listing
Chicago and Northbrook, IL 60606


Contact:
Megan Kowalski
MeganKowalski@JCFS.org
847-412-4335

   Add to Calendar 11/17/2021 10:15:00 AM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=WE,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20220105T113000 Ready, Set, Grow *Offered at the JCFS Kersten and Cooper centers (addresses below)*

We’re back in the clinic! Join us for our 2 - to 3 - year-old play group, designed to develop communication, language, and social skills. Waiting, turn-taking, following directions, and transitions are incorporated into preschool activities, like circle time, art, and pretend play.

Our Speech-Language Pathologist will incorporate monthly themes to enhance vocabulary development, knowledge of early basic concepts, and pre-literacy skills. Children are encouraged to wear masks throughout the session, and it’s okay if we’re still working towards that goal. Hand washing and helping to clean up will be part of our new routine to keep everyone safe. Also, in attempt to social distance, clear partitions will be used during seated table tasks and in our pretend play area, so that we can still encourage parallel play, curiosity, and engagement.

Early Intervention enrollment is not required for children to participate. Please contact Megan Kowalski for group registration and fee information.

Two locations offered:
Elaine Kersten Children’s Center,
255 Revere Dr, Suite 200,
Northbrook, IL 60062.

Abe and Ida Cooper Center,
6639 N. Kedzie Ave.,
Chicago, IL 60645.

Contact Info
Megan Kowalski
MeganKowalski@JCFS.org
847-412-4335
Multiple Locations, please see listingChicago and Northbrook, IL, 60606 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667


Wednesday, December 1, 2021 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

See, Sing, Celebrate! Hanukkah Stories and Songs

Celebrate Jewish holidays with stories, songs and activities especially for young children. Everyone is
welcome at this free, family program. Rabbi Adam Chalom and our Youth Education Director will lead
holiday activities for children up to age 2 (older siblings welcome). There will be time to get to know other
families in your community, too. Resources for celebrating the holiday in your home will also be provided.


Location:
Book Bin
1151 Church Street
Northbrook, IL 60062


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4905

   Add to Calendar 12/1/2021 10:30:00 AM 12/1/2021 11:15:00 AM See, Sing, Celebrate! Hanukkah Stories and Songs Celebrate Jewish holidays with stories, songs and activities especially for young children. Everyone is
welcome at this free, family program. Rabbi Adam Chalom and our Youth Education Director will lead
holiday activities for children up to age 2 (older siblings welcome). There will be time to get to know other
families in your community, too. Resources for celebrating the holiday in your home will also be provided.

Contact Info
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4905
Book Bin, 1151 Church Street, Northbrook, IL, 60062 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Wednesday, December 1, 2021 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

See, Sing, Celebrate! Hanukkah Stories and Songs with Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation

Celebrate Hanukkah with stories, songs and activities especially for young children. Everyone is welcome at this free, family program. Rabbi Adam Chalom and our Youth Education Director will lead holiday activities for children up to age 2 (older siblings welcome) with a grown up. There will be time for a snack and to get to know other families in your community, too. Resources for celebrating Hanukkah in your home will also be provided. Everyone is welcome at our events so you can meet us for yourself — no charge and no commitment. Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation celebrates Jewish identity and culture by replacing worship with a belief in human responsibility and equality – for us, it’s about people, not prayer.

Location:
The Book Bin
1151 Church Street
Northbrook, IL 60062


Contact:
Ilana Shaffer
youthed@kolhadash.com
773-209-8266

   Add to Calendar 12/1/2021 10:30:00 AM 12/1/2021 11:15:00 AM See, Sing, Celebrate! Hanukkah Stories and Songs with Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation Celebrate Hanukkah with stories, songs and activities especially for young children. Everyone is welcome at this free, family program. Rabbi Adam Chalom and our Youth Education Director will lead holiday activities for children up to age 2 (older siblings welcome) with a grown up. There will be time for a snack and to get to know other families in your community, too. Resources for celebrating Hanukkah in your home will also be provided. Everyone is welcome at our events so you can meet us for yourself — no charge and no commitment. Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation celebrates Jewish identity and culture by replacing worship with a belief in human responsibility and equality – for us, it’s about people, not prayer.

Contact Info
Ilana Shaffer
youthed@kolhadash.com
773-209-8266
The Book Bin, 1151 Church Street, Northbrook, IL, 60062 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Web Page Register Online


Wednesday, December 1, 2021 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

JUF Young Families Celebrates the Festival of (Zoo) Lights!

JUF Young Families is bringing Chanukah to the Lincoln Park ZooLights! Celebrate the fourth night of Chanukah under the glow of millions of twinkling lights. Enjoy live Chanukah music, a special menorah candle-lighting and more!

Ticket price is per individual and includes admission to ZooLights and our special Chanukah program.


Location:
2001 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60614


Contact:
JUF Young Families
youngfamilies@juf.org
312-357-4905

   Add to Calendar 12/1/2021 4:30:00 PM 12/1/2021 6:00:00 PM JUF Young Families Celebrates the Festival of (Zoo) Lights! JUF Young Families is bringing Chanukah to the Lincoln Park ZooLights! Celebrate the fourth night of Chanukah under the glow of millions of twinkling lights. Enjoy live Chanukah music, a special menorah candle-lighting and more!

Ticket price is per individual and includes admission to ZooLights and our special Chanukah program.

Contact Info
JUF Young Families
youngfamilies@juf.org
312-357-4905
2001 N Clark St Chicago, IL, 60614 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Wednesday, December 1, 2021 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, between 10/11/2021 - 1/27/2022)

Say it in Hebrew Online

Learn the everyday conversational Hebrew spoken in Israel and its role in Israeli culture.
Students are immersed in a Hebrew-speaking setting in small classes with fellow learners of similar language proficiency.

Seven different levels are available.


Location:
Virtual
Virtual, IL 60062


Contact:
Abby Ashkenazi
aashkenazi@jccchicago.org
847-763-3627

   Add to Calendar 10/11/2021 7:00:00 PM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=MO,TU,WE,TH,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20220127T190000 Say it in Hebrew Online Learn the everyday conversational Hebrew spoken in Israel and its role in Israeli culture.
Students are immersed in a Hebrew-speaking setting in small classes with fellow learners of similar language proficiency.

Seven different levels are available.

Contact Info
Abby Ashkenazi
aashkenazi@jccchicago.org
847-763-3627
VirtualVirtual, IL, 60062 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Web Page


Thursday, December 2, 2021 9:30 AM - Thursday, February 3, 2022 10:45 AM

Happy Challah-Days!

Happy Challah-Days is taught by our parent-tot teacher Carol Shukur, who has over 20 years of experience teaching children. Bring your baby or toddler 6 months-2 years old to experience Jewish traditions in a warm, safe and nurturing environment. We will explore Shabbat and Jewish holidays such as Chanukah and Tu B’shvat, through play, song, movement and art.
*No class on 12/30 or 1/6*
Covid-19 precautions will be in place during this class. Adults must show proof of vaccination and wear masks while in the building. We also have an air purifier in the room and we will have hand sanitizer as well as sinks with soap for handwashing.


Location:
Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation
303 Dodge Avenue
Evanston, IL 60202


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4805

   Add to Calendar 12/2/2021 9:30:00 AM 2/3/2022 10:45:00 AM Happy Challah-Days! Happy Challah-Days is taught by our parent-tot teacher Carol Shukur, who has over 20 years of experience teaching children. Bring your baby or toddler 6 months-2 years old to experience Jewish traditions in a warm, safe and nurturing environment. We will explore Shabbat and Jewish holidays such as Chanukah and Tu B’shvat, through play, song, movement and art.
*No class on 12/30 or 1/6*
Covid-19 precautions will be in place during this class. Adults must show proof of vaccination and wear masks while in the building. We also have an air purifier in the room and we will have hand sanitizer as well as sinks with soap for handwashing.

Contact Info
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4805
Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation, 303 Dodge Avenue, Evanston, IL, 60202 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Thursday, December 2, 2021 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

See, Sing, Celebrate! Hanukkah Stories and Songs

Celebrate Jewish holidays with stories, songs and activities especially for young children. Everyone is
welcome at this free, family program. Rabbi Adam Chalom and our Youth Education Director will lead
holiday activities for children up to age 2 (older siblings welcome). There will be time to get to know other
families in your community, too. Resources for celebrating the holiday in your home will also be provided.


Location:
North Shore Unitarian Church
2100 Half Day Road
Deerfield, IL 60015


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4905

   Add to Calendar 12/2/2021 10:00:00 AM 12/2/2021 10:45:00 AM See, Sing, Celebrate! Hanukkah Stories and Songs Celebrate Jewish holidays with stories, songs and activities especially for young children. Everyone is
welcome at this free, family program. Rabbi Adam Chalom and our Youth Education Director will lead
holiday activities for children up to age 2 (older siblings welcome). There will be time to get to know other
families in your community, too. Resources for celebrating the holiday in your home will also be provided.

Contact Info
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4905
North Shore Unitarian Church, 2100 Half Day Road, Deerfield, IL, 60015 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Thursday, December 2, 2021 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

See, Sing, Celebrate! Hanukkah Stories and Songs with Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation

Celebrate Hanukkah with stories, songs and activities especially for young children. Everyone is welcome at this free, family program. Rabbi Adam Chalom and our Youth Education Director will lead holiday activities for children up to age 2 (older siblings welcome) with a grown up. There will be time for a snack and to get to know other families in your community, too. Resources for celebrating Hanukkah in your home will also be provided. Everyone is welcome at our events so you can meet us for yourself — no charge and no commitment. Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation celebrates Jewish identity and culture by replacing worship with a belief in human responsibility and equality – for us, it’s about people, not prayer.

Location:
North Shore Unitarian Church
2100 Half Day Road
Deerfield, IL 60015


Contact:
Ilana Shaffer
youthed@kolhadash.com
773-209-8266

   Add to Calendar 12/2/2021 10:00:00 AM 12/2/2021 10:45:00 AM See, Sing, Celebrate! Hanukkah Stories and Songs with Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation Celebrate Hanukkah with stories, songs and activities especially for young children. Everyone is welcome at this free, family program. Rabbi Adam Chalom and our Youth Education Director will lead holiday activities for children up to age 2 (older siblings welcome) with a grown up. There will be time for a snack and to get to know other families in your community, too. Resources for celebrating Hanukkah in your home will also be provided. Everyone is welcome at our events so you can meet us for yourself — no charge and no commitment. Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation celebrates Jewish identity and culture by replacing worship with a belief in human responsibility and equality – for us, it’s about people, not prayer.

Contact Info
Ilana Shaffer
youthed@kolhadash.com
773-209-8266
North Shore Unitarian Church, 2100 Half Day Road, Deerfield, IL, 60015 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Web Page Register Online


Thursday, December 2, 2021 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Thursday, between 12/2/2021 - 12/9/2021)

Social Superheros

Looking for a fun way to learn social awareness, communication skills, and self-regulation? The Social Superhero Training Academy is open! In this speech-language pathologist-lead group, children will use Social Thinking Curriculum to learn to be flexible-thinking superheroes. They will learn to defeat cartoon characters who embody different social challenges such as Rock Brain, who makes people get stuck on their own ideas, Body Snatcher, who moves people’s bodies away from the group, and Topic Twistermeister, who makes people jump off topic. Practice these new social superhero powers by reading stories, playing games, making crafts, and more! This 8-week group will be offered in-person at our clinic!

This group is suggested for those ages 3-5 and meets Thursdays from October 14 - December 9 (no group on November 25). Please contact Megan Kowalski for fee information.


Location:
Abe and Ida Cooper Center
6639 N. Kedzie Ave.
Chicago, IL 60645


Contact:
Megan Kowalski
MeganKowalski@JCFS.org
847-412-4335

   Add to Calendar 12/2/2021 1:00:00 PM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=TH,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20211209T140000 Social Superheros Looking for a fun way to learn social awareness, communication skills, and self-regulation? The Social Superhero Training Academy is open! In this speech-language pathologist-lead group, children will use Social Thinking Curriculum to learn to be flexible-thinking superheroes. They will learn to defeat cartoon characters who embody different social challenges such as Rock Brain, who makes people get stuck on their own ideas, Body Snatcher, who moves people’s bodies away from the group, and Topic Twistermeister, who makes people jump off topic. Practice these new social superhero powers by reading stories, playing games, making crafts, and more! This 8-week group will be offered in-person at our clinic!

This group is suggested for those ages 3-5 and meets Thursdays from October 14 - December 9 (no group on November 25). Please contact Megan Kowalski for fee information.

Contact Info
Megan Kowalski
MeganKowalski@JCFS.org
847-412-4335
Abe and Ida Cooper Center, 6639 N. Kedzie Ave., Chicago, IL, 60645 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Thursday, December 2, 2021 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

LEARN Reunion Chanukah Party

Join YLD and Base for an exclusive evening for LEARN alumni and friends to celebrate the Festival of Lights! Schmooze and reconnect over latkes, donuts and drinks. Tickets are $5, which includes two drinks and snacks.

This event is open to all alumni of full LEARN and Mini LEARN programs, as well as their guests.

JUF’s COVID policies require that all individuals participating in in-person events/programs are fully vaccinated. Participants must attest to being fully vaccinated when they register.

$5 per person.

For more information please contact Lauren Silverman at yld@juf.org or (312)357-4880



Location:
Village Tap
2055 W. Roscoe
Chicago, IL 60618


Contact:
Lauren Silverman
laurensilverman@juf.org
312-357-4880

   Add to Calendar 12/2/2021 6:00:00 PM 12/2/2021 8:00:00 PM LEARN Reunion Chanukah Party Join YLD and Base for an exclusive evening for LEARN alumni and friends to celebrate the Festival of Lights! Schmooze and reconnect over latkes, donuts and drinks. Tickets are $5, which includes two drinks and snacks.

This event is open to all alumni of full LEARN and Mini LEARN programs, as well as their guests.

JUF’s COVID policies require that all individuals participating in in-person events/programs are fully vaccinated. Participants must attest to being fully vaccinated when they register.

$5 per person.

For more information please contact Lauren Silverman at yld@juf.org or (312)357-4880



Contact Info
Lauren Silverman
laurensilverman@juf.org
312-357-4880
Village Tap, 2055 W. Roscoe, Chicago, IL, 60618 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Thursday, December 2, 2021 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Virtual Book & Author: "Unstoppable: Siggi B. Wilzig’s Astonishing Journey"

During the Holocaust, 59 members of Siggi B. Wilzig’s family were killed, including his parents and all but one of his siblings. When he arrived in the U.S. at 21 years old in 1947, he vowed three things: to never go hungry again, to support Jewish people, and to speak out against injustice. A true “rags to riches” story, Wilzig (with $240 to his name) managed to build a fortune in both the oil and banking industries that were worth about $4 billion at the time of his death. Throughout his life, he remained committed to confronting antisemites, and was one of the driving forces behind the establishment of the United States Holocaust Museum.
"Unstoppable: Siggi B. Wilzig’s Astonishing Journey from Auschwitz Survivor and Penniless Immigrant to Wall Street Legend" by Joshua M. Greene is a compelling, well-researched biography of Auschwitz Survivor Siggi Wilzig. We invite you to join us in conversation with Greene as he discusses "Unstoppable" and Wilzig’s ongoing legacy.

Non-Members: $5.00; Members: Free

Register: https://ihm.ec/unstoppable

Purchase your copy of "Unstoppable" from our Legacy Shop: http://ihm.ec/unstoppablebook


Location:
Illinois Holocaust Museum
Virtual
Skokie, IL 60077


Contact:
Sierra Wolff
sierra.wolff@ilhmec.org
847-967-4835

   Add to Calendar 12/2/2021 6:30:00 PM 12/2/2021 7:30:00 PM Virtual Book & Author: "Unstoppable: Siggi B. Wilzig’s Astonishing Journey" During the Holocaust, 59 members of Siggi B. Wilzig’s family were killed, including his parents and all but one of his siblings. When he arrived in the U.S. at 21 years old in 1947, he vowed three things: to never go hungry again, to support Jewish people, and to speak out against injustice. A true “rags to riches” story, Wilzig (with $240 to his name) managed to build a fortune in both the oil and banking industries that were worth about $4 billion at the time of his death. Throughout his life, he remained committed to confronting antisemites, and was one of the driving forces behind the establishment of the United States Holocaust Museum.
"Unstoppable: Siggi B. Wilzig’s Astonishing Journey from Auschwitz Survivor and Penniless Immigrant to Wall Street Legend" by Joshua M. Greene is a compelling, well-researched biography of Auschwitz Survivor Siggi Wilzig. We invite you to join us in conversation with Greene as he discusses "Unstoppable" and Wilzig’s ongoing legacy.

Non-Members: $5.00; Members: Free

Register: https://ihm.ec/unstoppable

Purchase your copy of "Unstoppable" from our Legacy Shop: http://ihm.ec/unstoppablebook

Contact Info
Sierra Wolff
sierra.wolff@ilhmec.org
847-967-4835
Illinois Holocaust Museum, Virtual, Skokie, IL, 60077 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Web Page Register Online


Thursday, December 2, 2021 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, between 10/11/2021 - 1/27/2022)

Say it in Hebrew Online

Learn the everyday conversational Hebrew spoken in Israel and its role in Israeli culture.
Students are immersed in a Hebrew-speaking setting in small classes with fellow learners of similar language proficiency.

Seven different levels are available.


Location:
Virtual
Virtual, IL 60062


Contact:
Abby Ashkenazi
aashkenazi@jccchicago.org
847-763-3627

   Add to Calendar 10/11/2021 7:00:00 PM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=MO,TU,WE,TH,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20220127T190000 Say it in Hebrew Online Learn the everyday conversational Hebrew spoken in Israel and its role in Israeli culture.
Students are immersed in a Hebrew-speaking setting in small classes with fellow learners of similar language proficiency.

Seven different levels are available.

Contact Info
Abby Ashkenazi
aashkenazi@jccchicago.org
847-763-3627
VirtualVirtual, IL, 60062 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Web Page


Friday, December 3, 2021 12:00 AM - Sunday, December 5, 2021 12:00 AM

BBYO Invite Convention

GMR's biggest and most spirited Convention of the year is back! Invite Convention is the best time of the year for fun chapter competitions, teen-led programming, Shabbat and Chanukah Celebrations, meeting friends from across the region, and so much more!


Contact:
BBYO
gmr@bbyo.org

   Add to Calendar 12/3/2021 12:00:00 AM 12/5/2021 12:00:00 AM BBYO Invite Convention GMR's biggest and most spirited Convention of the year is back! Invite Convention is the best time of the year for fun chapter competitions, teen-led programming, Shabbat and Chanukah Celebrations, meeting friends from across the region, and so much more!

Contact Info
BBYO
gmr@bbyo.org
America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Web Page


Friday, December 3, 2021 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Hanukkah Happening at Temple Beth-El of Northbrook

Join Temple Beth-El of Northbrook for a special Hanukkah celebration you won't want to miss! The evening begins with dinner from Little Louie's, wax hand making from Chicago Wax Hands followed by family menorah lighting. We end the night with Stan's donuts and hot chocolate!

Location:
3610 Dundee Rd.
Northbrook, IL 60062


Contact:
Holly Hamburg
hhamburg@templebeth-el.org
847-205-9982

   Add to Calendar 12/3/2021 5:00:00 PM 12/3/2021 8:00:00 PM Hanukkah Happening at Temple Beth-El of Northbrook Join Temple Beth-El of Northbrook for a special Hanukkah celebration you won't want to miss! The evening begins with dinner from Little Louie's, wax hand making from Chicago Wax Hands followed by family menorah lighting. We end the night with Stan's donuts and hot chocolate!

Contact Info
Holly Hamburg
hhamburg@templebeth-el.org
847-205-9982
3610 Dundee Rd.Northbrook, IL, 60062 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Web Page Register Online


Friday, December 3, 2021 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Beber Shabbat and Chanukah Celebration

Join Beber Camp for a special evening of songs and prayers to celebrate Shabbat and Chanukah!


   Add to Calendar 12/3/2021 6:00:00 PM 12/3/2021 8:00:00 PM Beber Shabbat and Chanukah Celebration Join Beber Camp for a special evening of songs and prayers to celebrate Shabbat and Chanukah! America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Invitation


Saturday, December 4, 2021 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

Family Education: Jewish Time

For all major Jewish holidays, we have fun events for families that give children an understanding of Jewish culture, literature, history, values and ethics, and help them explore what “Being Jewish” and “Doing Jewish” mean to them.

Everyone is welcome at our events so you can meet us for yourself — no charge and no commitment. Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation celebrates Jewish identity and culture by replacing worship with a belief in human responsibility and equality – for us, it’s about people, not prayer.


Location:
Kol Hadash Sunday School at Deerfield High School
1959 W. Waukegan Road
Deerfield, IL 60015


Contact:
Ilana Shaffer
youthed@kolhadash.com
773-209-8266

   Add to Calendar 12/4/2021 10:45:00 AM 12/4/2021 11:30:00 AM Family Education: Jewish Time For all major Jewish holidays, we have fun events for families that give children an understanding of Jewish culture, literature, history, values and ethics, and help them explore what “Being Jewish” and “Doing Jewish” mean to them.

Everyone is welcome at our events so you can meet us for yourself — no charge and no commitment. Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation celebrates Jewish identity and culture by replacing worship with a belief in human responsibility and equality – for us, it’s about people, not prayer.

Contact Info
Ilana Shaffer
youthed@kolhadash.com
773-209-8266
Kol Hadash Sunday School at Deerfield High School, 1959 W. Waukegan Road, Deerfield, IL, 60015 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Web Page


Saturday, December 4, 2021 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Seventh Night, Seventh Light with JCC Chicago Early Childhood

Close out Shabbat with a Hanukkah Havdalah! Families will light up the night and explore different properties of light with different light stations. We’ll conclude the program with candle lighting, Havdalah and a community song session around 5:15pm. This program is free and geared towards families with children 8 and under; older siblings are welcome. Sat., December 4 at 4pm in Marvin Lustbader Center at Bernard Weinger JCC in Northbrook.

Location:
Bernard Weinger JCC
300 Revere Dr
Northbrook, IL 60062


Contact:
Ilene Uhlmann
iuhlmann@jccchicago.org
224-406-9233

   Add to Calendar 12/4/2021 4:00:00 PM 12/4/2021 5:30:00 PM Seventh Night, Seventh Light with JCC Chicago Early Childhood Close out Shabbat with a Hanukkah Havdalah! Families will light up the night and explore different properties of light with different light stations. We’ll conclude the program with candle lighting, Havdalah and a community song session around 5:15pm. This program is free and geared towards families with children 8 and under; older siblings are welcome. Sat., December 4 at 4pm in Marvin Lustbader Center at Bernard Weinger JCC in Northbrook.

Contact Info
Ilene Uhlmann
iuhlmann@jccchicago.org
224-406-9233
Bernard Weinger JCC, 300 Revere Dr, Northbrook, IL, 60062 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Web Page Register Online


Sunday, December 5, 2021 12:00 AM - 1:00 AM

Nourish Our Neighborhoods

Join the JUF TOV Volunteer Network to help Nourish Our Neighborhoods this winter. Donate "kits" of needed items to a variety of organizations across Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. Contactless drop-off's available at various locations.

Location:
30 S Wells
Chicago, IL 60606


Contact:
Marissa Comin
marissacomin@juf.org
312-357-4894

   Add to Calendar 12/5/2021 12:00:00 AM 12/5/2021 1:00:00 AM Nourish Our Neighborhoods Join the JUF TOV Volunteer Network to help Nourish Our Neighborhoods this winter. Donate "kits" of needed items to a variety of organizations across Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. Contactless drop-off's available at various locations.

Contact Info
Marissa Comin
marissacomin@juf.org
312-357-4894
30 S WellsChicago, IL, 60606 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667


Sunday, December 5, 2021 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

Nourish Our Neighborhoods

Join JUF TOV Volunteer Network's next Nourish Our Neighborhoods community-wide collection drive. Sign-up to donate new items for a winter gear kit supporting those in need and make your donation a Chanukah gift to celebrate the 8th night. Registration opens on Tuesday, November 16.


   Add to Calendar 12/5/2021 12:00:00 AM 12/5/2021 11:59:00 PM Nourish Our Neighborhoods Join JUF TOV Volunteer Network's next Nourish Our Neighborhoods community-wide collection drive. Sign-up to donate new items for a winter gear kit supporting those in need and make your donation a Chanukah gift to celebrate the 8th night. Registration opens on Tuesday, November 16. America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
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Sunday, December 5, 2021 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

jBaby Chicago's Ultimate Chanukah Singalong

Celebrate the final morning of Chanukah with your jBaby in the comfort of your own home! Snuggle up with a cup of coffee and donut on us (digital gift card to Dunkin' will be provided) and singalong to some fun Chanukah jams!

Location:
Your home
Chicago, IL 60606


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4905

   Add to Calendar 12/5/2021 9:30:00 AM 12/5/2021 10:15:00 AM jBaby Chicago's Ultimate Chanukah Singalong Celebrate the final morning of Chanukah with your jBaby in the comfort of your own home! Snuggle up with a cup of coffee and donut on us (digital gift card to Dunkin' will be provided) and singalong to some fun Chanukah jams!

Contact Info
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4905
Your homeChicago, IL, 60606 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
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Sunday, December 5, 2021 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Sunday, between 9/12/2021 - 3/6/2022)

Open House & Sunday School Try Out

We welcome non-members to join us - there is no expectation of a commitment by coming to this program. Are you thinking about how to expose your children to Jewish culture and identity? Your family is welcome to ‘try out’ our Sunday School by visiting their grade’s class for the day. Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation holds weekly Sunday School classes for students in Kindergarten through Confirmation. Each class has a well-defined curriculum, covering topics in Jewish history, literature and culture. We encourage children to value their Jewish identity and to think for themselves. Our whole school -- students, teachers, and families -- come together to celebrate Jewish holidays as well as for special programs on Jewish culture, community service activities and more.

Everyone is welcome at our events so you can meet us for yourself — no charge and no commitment. Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation celebrates Jewish identity and culture by replacing worship with a belief in human responsibility and equality – for us, it’s about people, not prayer.


Location:
Kol Hadash Sunday School at Deerfield High School
1959 W. Waukegan Road
Deerfield, IL 60015


Contact:
Ilana Shaffer
youthed@kolhadash.com
773-209-8266

   Add to Calendar 9/12/2021 9:30:00 AM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=SU,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20220306T113000 Open House & Sunday School Try Out We welcome non-members to join us - there is no expectation of a commitment by coming to this program. Are you thinking about how to expose your children to Jewish culture and identity? Your family is welcome to ‘try out’ our Sunday School by visiting their grade’s class for the day. Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation holds weekly Sunday School classes for students in Kindergarten through Confirmation. Each class has a well-defined curriculum, covering topics in Jewish history, literature and culture. We encourage children to value their Jewish identity and to think for themselves. Our whole school -- students, teachers, and families -- come together to celebrate Jewish holidays as well as for special programs on Jewish culture, community service activities and more.

Everyone is welcome at our events so you can meet us for yourself — no charge and no commitment. Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation celebrates Jewish identity and culture by replacing worship with a belief in human responsibility and equality – for us, it’s about people, not prayer.

Contact Info
Ilana Shaffer
youthed@kolhadash.com
773-209-8266
Kol Hadash Sunday School at Deerfield High School, 1959 W. Waukegan Road, Deerfield, IL, 60015 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
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Sunday, December 5, 2021 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Hanukkon 2021

An extravaganza where Pop Culture meets Hanukkah. This event will be filled with unique gifts, one-of-a-kind experiences and celebrity guests. All are welcome to this celebration! $5 entry fee at the door

Location:
1558 Wilmot Rd
Deerfield, IL 60015


Contact:
Jaylyn Fahey
jfahey@bnaitikvah.net
847-945-0470

   Add to Calendar 12/5/2021 10:00:00 AM 12/5/2021 2:00:00 PM Hanukkon 2021 An extravaganza where Pop Culture meets Hanukkah. This event will be filled with unique gifts, one-of-a-kind experiences and celebrity guests. All are welcome to this celebration! $5 entry fee at the door

Contact Info
Jaylyn Fahey
jfahey@bnaitikvah.net
847-945-0470
1558 Wilmot RdDeerfield, IL, 60015 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
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Sunday, December 5, 2021 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Preschool Jewish Discovery: Hanukkah at Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation

Free monthly enrichment class open to everyone! Children ages 2-6 with a grown up join Rabbi Adam Chalom and experienced preschool teacher Lynn Miller as they explore a Jewish holiday or cultural value along with interactive songs, books and hands-on activities. At-home resources will also be provided.

Everyone is welcome at our events so you can meet us for yourself — no charge and no commitment. Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation celebrates Jewish identity and culture by replacing worship with a belief in human responsibility and equality – for us, it’s about people, not prayer.


Location:
Kol Hadash Sunday School at Deerfield High School
1959 W. Waukegan Road
Deerfield, IL 60015


Contact:
Ilana Shaffer
youthed@kolhadash.com
773-209-8266

   Add to Calendar 12/5/2021 10:00:00 AM 12/5/2021 10:45:00 AM Preschool Jewish Discovery: Hanukkah at Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation Free monthly enrichment class open to everyone! Children ages 2-6 with a grown up join Rabbi Adam Chalom and experienced preschool teacher Lynn Miller as they explore a Jewish holiday or cultural value along with interactive songs, books and hands-on activities. At-home resources will also be provided.

Everyone is welcome at our events so you can meet us for yourself — no charge and no commitment. Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation celebrates Jewish identity and culture by replacing worship with a belief in human responsibility and equality – for us, it’s about people, not prayer.

Contact Info
Ilana Shaffer
youthed@kolhadash.com
773-209-8266
Kol Hadash Sunday School at Deerfield High School, 1959 W. Waukegan Road, Deerfield, IL, 60015 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
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Sunday, December 5, 2021 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

Hanukkah Family Celebration

For all major Jewish holidays, we have fun events for families that give children an understanding of Jewish culture, literature, history, values and ethics, and help them explore what “Being Jewish” and “Doing Jewish” mean to them. Everyone is welcome at our events so you can meet us for yourself — no charge and no commitment. Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation celebrates Jewish identity and culture by replacing worship with a belief in human responsibility and equality – for us, it’s about people, not prayer.

Location:
Kol Hadash Sunday School at Deerfield High School
1959 W. Waukegan Road
Deerfield, IL 60015


Contact:
Ilana Shaffer
youthed@kolhadash.com
773-209-8266

   Add to Calendar 12/5/2021 10:45:00 AM 12/5/2021 11:30:00 AM Hanukkah Family Celebration For all major Jewish holidays, we have fun events for families that give children an understanding of Jewish culture, literature, history, values and ethics, and help them explore what “Being Jewish” and “Doing Jewish” mean to them. Everyone is welcome at our events so you can meet us for yourself — no charge and no commitment. Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation celebrates Jewish identity and culture by replacing worship with a belief in human responsibility and equality – for us, it’s about people, not prayer.

Contact Info
Ilana Shaffer
youthed@kolhadash.com
773-209-8266
Kol Hadash Sunday School at Deerfield High School, 1959 W. Waukegan Road, Deerfield, IL, 60015 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Web Page


Sunday, December 5, 2021 1:15 PM - 3:45 PM

In-Person Sibshops, Chicago

Sibshops offer brothers and sisters of children with a variety of special needs a place to meet other siblings in a relaxed, supportive, and recreational setting. They discuss their common joys and concerns, learn to handle sibling-specific “sticky situations” and have fun! For kids ages 6-12 years old.

JCFS Chicago will be offering both virtual and in-person Sibshops this fall. In-person Sibshops will have a limited number of spots and masking is required. We will use outdoor spaces as weather permits.
In-Person Sibshops:
Chicago- 6639 N. Kedzie, Chicago, IL from 1:15pm to 3:45pm on the following Sundays: 10/3, 11/7, 12/5.
Fee: $30 per Sibshop, partial scholarships are available.

Pre-registration is required for in-person Sibshops. Please contact Tammy Besser if you have any questions and/or to request registration materials.
Registration is per Sibshop session.
Children can attend one, two, three, or all of the Sibshop series.


Location:
6639 N. Kedzie Ave
Chicago, IL 60645


Contact:
Tammy Besser, LCSW
TamaraBesser@JCFS.org
773-765-3159

   Add to Calendar 12/5/2021 1:15:00 PM 12/5/2021 3:45:00 PM In-Person Sibshops, Chicago Sibshops offer brothers and sisters of children with a variety of special needs a place to meet other siblings in a relaxed, supportive, and recreational setting. They discuss their common joys and concerns, learn to handle sibling-specific “sticky situations” and have fun! For kids ages 6-12 years old.

JCFS Chicago will be offering both virtual and in-person Sibshops this fall. In-person Sibshops will have a limited number of spots and masking is required. We will use outdoor spaces as weather permits.
In-Person Sibshops:
Chicago- 6639 N. Kedzie, Chicago, IL from 1:15pm to 3:45pm on the following Sundays: 10/3, 11/7, 12/5.
Fee: $30 per Sibshop, partial scholarships are available.

Pre-registration is required for in-person Sibshops. Please contact Tammy Besser if you have any questions and/or to request registration materials.
Registration is per Sibshop session.
Children can attend one, two, three, or all of the Sibshop series.

Contact Info
Tammy Besser, LCSW
TamaraBesser@JCFS.org
773-765-3159
6639 N. Kedzie AveChicago, IL, 60645 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667


Sunday, December 5, 2021 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Ice Skating at Gallagher Way

Celebrate the last night of Chanukah with JCC Chicago at Gallagher Way (outside of Wrigley Field). Enjoy ice skating and hot chocolate free of charge! This event is in partnership with JSC, Anshe Emet, Temple Sholom and BBYO.


   Add to Calendar 12/5/2021 3:00:00 PM 12/5/2021 5:00:00 PM Ice Skating at Gallagher Way Celebrate the last night of Chanukah with JCC Chicago at Gallagher Way (outside of Wrigley Field). Enjoy ice skating and hot chocolate free of charge! This event is in partnership with JSC, Anshe Emet, Temple Sholom and BBYO. America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
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Sunday, December 5, 2021 3:00 PM - 5:45 PM

JCC Chicago Presents Eighth Night, Eighth Light with Gallagher Way

Light up Wrigleyville with JCC Chicago's FREE Hanukkah celebration in partnership with Gallagher Way. Light the final candle and enjoy live entertainment, Hanukkah games, food, ice skating and more! There’s something for everyone, all are welcome! Sun., December 5 at 3pm at Gallagher Way, outside of Wrigley Field.

Location:
Gallagher Way
3635 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60613


Contact:
Ilene Uhlmann
iuhlmann@jccchicago.org
224-406-9200

   Add to Calendar 12/5/2021 3:00:00 PM 12/5/2021 5:45:00 PM JCC Chicago Presents Eighth Night, Eighth Light with Gallagher Way Light up Wrigleyville with JCC Chicago's FREE Hanukkah celebration in partnership with Gallagher Way. Light the final candle and enjoy live entertainment, Hanukkah games, food, ice skating and more! There’s something for everyone, all are welcome! Sun., December 5 at 3pm at Gallagher Way, outside of Wrigley Field.

Contact Info
Ilene Uhlmann
iuhlmann@jccchicago.org
224-406-9200
Gallagher Way, 3635 N Clark St, Chicago, IL, 60613 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
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Sunday, December 5, 2021 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

RJD Chanukah Candyland

Celebrate Chanukah with Russian Jewish Division Young Families in Candyland!

Families will build and decorate a Chanukah Candyland house with a variety of sweet toppings while enjoying sizzling latkes!

By registering for this program, I attest that I am fully vaccinated against COVID-19. “Fully vaccinated” is currently defined by the Illinois Department of Public Health as follows: > 2 weeks following receipt of the second dose in a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine series, or > 2 weeks following receipt of a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine


Location:
300 Revere Dr
Northbrook, IL 60062-1589


Contact:
Rebecca Faktorovich
rebeccafaktorovich@juf.org
224-730-1328

   Add to Calendar 12/5/2021 4:00:00 PM 12/5/2021 5:30:00 PM RJD Chanukah Candyland Celebrate Chanukah with Russian Jewish Division Young Families in Candyland!

Families will build and decorate a Chanukah Candyland house with a variety of sweet toppings while enjoying sizzling latkes!

By registering for this program, I attest that I am fully vaccinated against COVID-19. “Fully vaccinated” is currently defined by the Illinois Department of Public Health as follows: > 2 weeks following receipt of the second dose in a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine series, or > 2 weeks following receipt of a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine

Contact Info
Rebecca Faktorovich
rebeccafaktorovich@juf.org
224-730-1328
300 Revere DrNorthbrook, IL, 60062-1589 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667


Sunday, December 5, 2021 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Shine Bright on the 8th Night

Join IsraelNow for a fun and festive virtual candle lighting on the last night of Chanukah!


   Add to Calendar 12/5/2021 4:30:00 PM 12/5/2021 5:00:00 PM Shine Bright on the 8th Night Join IsraelNow for a fun and festive virtual candle lighting on the last night of Chanukah! America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
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Sunday, December 5, 2021 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Beber Dreidel Competition

Join Beber Camp for a fun and competitive evening of dreidel spinning!


   Add to Calendar 12/5/2021 5:00:00 PM 12/5/2021 5:45:00 PM Beber Dreidel Competition Join Beber Camp for a fun and competitive evening of dreidel spinning! America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667


Sunday, December 5, 2021 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Celebrate Hanukkah with NEWCITY and Chabad Lincoln Park

Enjoy an evening of indoor/outdoor fun that includes a Menorah Lighting (5:30pm), kosher Hanukkah treats, games, and music. Free to attend, all ages welcome!

NEWCITY is an outdoor shopping, dining and entertainment complex located in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago. Ideal for all ages, NEWCITY features retailers, restaurants, coffee shops and a bowling alley along with a variety of community events. www.experiencenewcity.com


Location:
NEWCITY
1457 N Halsted Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614


Contact:
Daphne Ortiz
daphne@beautycsgroup.com
312-488-3472

   Add to Calendar 12/5/2021 5:00:00 PM 12/5/2021 7:00:00 PM Celebrate Hanukkah with NEWCITY and Chabad Lincoln Park Enjoy an evening of indoor/outdoor fun that includes a Menorah Lighting (5:30pm), kosher Hanukkah treats, games, and music. Free to attend, all ages welcome!

NEWCITY is an outdoor shopping, dining and entertainment complex located in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago. Ideal for all ages, NEWCITY features retailers, restaurants, coffee shops and a bowling alley along with a variety of community events. www.experiencenewcity.com


Contact Info
Daphne Ortiz
daphne@beautycsgroup.com
312-488-3472
NEWCITY, 1457 N Halsted Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60614 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Web Page Register Online


Sunday, December 5, 2021 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Chanukah Cookie and Movie Night

This program is created and hosted by Simone Redensky as part of Peer Ambassadors. This program is open to any teen in our community.


Contact:
Naomi Looper
naomilooper@juf.org

   Add to Calendar 12/5/2021 5:00:00 PM 12/5/2021 6:00:00 PM Chanukah Cookie and Movie Night This program is created and hosted by Simone Redensky as part of Peer Ambassadors. This program is open to any teen in our community.

Contact Info
Naomi Looper
naomilooper@juf.org
America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
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Monday, December 6, 2021 8:10 AM - 8:10 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, between 10/18/2021 - 12/5/2022)

Power Yoga (45 min)

Join Samantha Gitlin for an invigorating 45 minute power yoga class to set intentions about the week before you. Great for all ages, fitness levels and yogis, join us weekly on Mondays at 8:10 a.m. and get your first two weeks of class free. Register at virtualstudiospace.com/juf

Location:
Zoom link e-mailed upon registration
virtualstudiospace.com/juf
Zoom, IL 60611


Contact:
Sally
spisset2@gmail.com
847-804-3690

   Add to Calendar 10/18/2021 8:10:00 AM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=MO,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20221205T81000 Power Yoga (45 min) Join Samantha Gitlin for an invigorating 45 minute power yoga class to set intentions about the week before you. Great for all ages, fitness levels and yogis, join us weekly on Mondays at 8:10 a.m. and get your first two weeks of class free. Register at virtualstudiospace.com/juf

Contact Info
Sally
spisset2@gmail.com
847-804-3690
Zoom link e-mailed upon registration, virtualstudiospace.com/juf, Zoom, IL, 60611 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
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Monday, December 6, 2021 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

jBaby Chicago We Orbit Morning Playgroup!

Come join us at We Orbit for a drop in play date! Registration with jBaby is free--simply sign up with us so we know you are coming and pay the $15 drop in fee at the door.

Location:
We Orbit
1736 First Street, Suite 102B (rear)
Highland Park, IL 60035


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4850

   Add to Calendar 12/6/2021 10:00:00 AM 12/6/2021 11:00:00 AM jBaby Chicago We Orbit Morning Playgroup! Come join us at We Orbit for a drop in play date! Registration with jBaby is free--simply sign up with us so we know you are coming and pay the $15 drop in fee at the door.

Contact Info
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4850
We Orbit, 1736 First Street, Suite 102B (rear), Highland Park, IL, 60035 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Monday, December 6, 2021 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, between 11/15/2021 - 1/3/2022)

Social Superheroes

Looking for a fun way to learn social awareness, communication skills, and self-regulation? The Social Superhero Training Academy is open! In this speech-language pathologist-lead group, children will learn strategies to be flexible-thinking superheroes. Practice these new social superhero powers by reading stories, playing games, making crafts, and more! This 8-week group will be offered in-person at our clinic!

This group is suggested for those ages 5-7 and meets Mondays, November 15, 2021 - January 3, 2022 . Please contact Megan Kowalski for fee information and to register.


Location:
Elaine Kersten Children's Center
255 Revere Drive, Suite 200
Northbrook, IL 60062


Contact:
Megan Kowalski
MeganKowalski@JCFS.org
847-412-4335

   Add to Calendar 11/15/2021 6:00:00 PM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=MO,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20220103T190000 Social Superheroes Looking for a fun way to learn social awareness, communication skills, and self-regulation? The Social Superhero Training Academy is open! In this speech-language pathologist-lead group, children will learn strategies to be flexible-thinking superheroes. Practice these new social superhero powers by reading stories, playing games, making crafts, and more! This 8-week group will be offered in-person at our clinic!

This group is suggested for those ages 5-7 and meets Mondays, November 15, 2021 - January 3, 2022 . Please contact Megan Kowalski for fee information and to register.

Contact Info
Megan Kowalski
MeganKowalski@JCFS.org
847-412-4335
Elaine Kersten Childrenand#39;s Center, 255 Revere Drive, Suite 200, Northbrook, IL, 60062 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667


Monday, December 6, 2021 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, between 10/11/2021 - 1/27/2022)

Say it in Hebrew Online

Learn the everyday conversational Hebrew spoken in Israel and its role in Israeli culture.
Students are immersed in a Hebrew-speaking setting in small classes with fellow learners of similar language proficiency.

Seven different levels are available.


Location:
Virtual
Virtual, IL 60062


Contact:
Abby Ashkenazi
aashkenazi@jccchicago.org
847-763-3627

   Add to Calendar 10/11/2021 7:00:00 PM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=MO,TU,WE,TH,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20220127T190000 Say it in Hebrew Online Learn the everyday conversational Hebrew spoken in Israel and its role in Israeli culture.
Students are immersed in a Hebrew-speaking setting in small classes with fellow learners of similar language proficiency.

Seven different levels are available.

Contact Info
Abby Ashkenazi
aashkenazi@jccchicago.org
847-763-3627
VirtualVirtual, IL, 60062 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Web Page


Monday, December 6, 2021 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Motivational Engagement Workshop

Join No Shame on U for a two-part workshop to learn different communication skills and techniques for supporting yourself and loved ones in making positive change.


   Add to Calendar 12/6/2021 7:30:00 PM 12/6/2021 8:30:00 PM Motivational Engagement Workshop Join No Shame on U for a two-part workshop to learn different communication skills and techniques for supporting yourself and loved ones in making positive change. America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
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Tuesday, December 7, 2021 9:15 AM - 9:15 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Tuesday, between 11/2/2021 - 1/4/2022)

Zoom Open Houses

Akiba-Schechter Jewish Day School
Discover what it means that at Akiba, we teach children, not subjects! We are now offering individual in-person tours and twice monthly virtual Zoom Open Houses.

Join us at our Zoom Open Houses offered every other Tuesday from 9:15 - 10:15AM November 2, 16, 30, December 14, and January 4. Contact Carla Goldberg, Director of Early Childhood and Admissions, at cgoldberg@asjds.org and visit akibaschechter.org for additional information and to schedule a personal tour. Akiba-Schechter Jewish Day School provides an excellent secular and Judaic education in Hyde Park to a diverse community of Jewish children from all over Chicagoland. At Akiba, individualization is our calling card. Students are engaged in their own learning through individual and group projects that enhance critical thinking, writing, and problem-solving skills. We recently kicked off a new Artist-in-Residence program, interdisciplinary learning units, choice projects, and more! Multi-age classrooms foster cooperative learning skills helping our students understand the power of community and positioning them to become true leaders and responsible citizens. Over 90% of our graduates were accepted to their 1st choice high schools. Our Early Childhood and Kindergarten program is play-based and Reggio Inspired. Plus, with three school bus routes, we are easier to get to than you may think!


Location:
5235 South Cornell Aveue
Virtual
Chicago, IL 60615


Contact:
Carla Goldberg
cgoldberg@asjds.org
773-493-8880

   Add to Calendar 11/2/2021 9:15:00 AM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=TU,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20220104T91500 Zoom Open Houses Akiba-Schechter Jewish Day School
Discover what it means that at Akiba, we teach children, not subjects! We are now offering individual in-person tours and twice monthly virtual Zoom Open Houses.

Join us at our Zoom Open Houses offered every other Tuesday from 9:15 - 10:15AM November 2, 16, 30, December 14, and January 4. Contact Carla Goldberg, Director of Early Childhood and Admissions, at cgoldberg@asjds.org and visit akibaschechter.org for additional information and to schedule a personal tour. Akiba-Schechter Jewish Day School provides an excellent secular and Judaic education in Hyde Park to a diverse community of Jewish children from all over Chicagoland. At Akiba, individualization is our calling card. Students are engaged in their own learning through individual and group projects that enhance critical thinking, writing, and problem-solving skills. We recently kicked off a new Artist-in-Residence program, interdisciplinary learning units, choice projects, and more! Multi-age classrooms foster cooperative learning skills helping our students understand the power of community and positioning them to become true leaders and responsible citizens. Over 90% of our graduates were accepted to their 1st choice high schools. Our Early Childhood and Kindergarten program is play-based and Reggio Inspired. Plus, with three school bus routes, we are easier to get to than you may think!

Contact Info
Carla Goldberg
cgoldberg@asjds.org
773-493-8880
5235 South Cornell Aveue, Virtual, Chicago, IL, 60615 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Web Page Register Online Invitation


Tuesday, December 7, 2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Tuesday, between 11/23/2021 - 6/30/2022)

JCC Chicago Community Tuesdays

JCC Chicago Community Tuesdays has been a weekly connection for seniors all over Chicagoland and North America. The ongoing partnership between JCC Chicago and CJE SeniorLife has provided no cost, virtual programs, weekly. From the comfort of their couches, participants have been able to tour the ‘Notorious RBG’ exhibit at the Illinois Holocaust Museum, the Chicago Riverwalk, and Abraham Lincoln’s home. More exciting and enriching programming available in the coming months.

Location:
virtual
Northbrook, IL 60062


Contact:
Hillary Wenk
hwenk@jccchicago.org
224-406-9257

   Add to Calendar 11/23/2021 12:00:00 PM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=TU,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20220630T130000 JCC Chicago Community Tuesdays JCC Chicago Community Tuesdays has been a weekly connection for seniors all over Chicagoland and North America. The ongoing partnership between JCC Chicago and CJE SeniorLife has provided no cost, virtual programs, weekly. From the comfort of their couches, participants have been able to tour the ‘Notorious RBG’ exhibit at the Illinois Holocaust Museum, the Chicago Riverwalk, and Abraham Lincoln’s home. More exciting and enriching programming available in the coming months.

Contact Info
Hillary Wenk
hwenk@jccchicago.org
224-406-9257
virtualNorthbrook, IL, 60062 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Web Page


Tuesday, December 7, 2021 1:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Ribbon Cutting and Dedication for Ogden Commons Health Village

This is the ribbon cutting and dedication for Sinai Chicago's new One Lawndale Community Care and Surgery Center at Ogden Commons, across from the Mount Sinai Hospital campus. This is an invitation-only event. There will be opportunities for invited participants to participate in an online panel discussion, as well

Location:
2652 W. Ogden Avenue
Chicago, IL 60608


Contact:
Rachael Marusarz
rachael.marusarz@sinai.org
773-257-5053

   Add to Calendar 12/7/2021 1:00:00 PM 12/7/2021 3:45:00 PM Ribbon Cutting and Dedication for Ogden Commons Health Village This is the ribbon cutting and dedication for Sinai Chicago's new One Lawndale Community Care and Surgery Center at Ogden Commons, across from the Mount Sinai Hospital campus. This is an invitation-only event. There will be opportunities for invited participants to participate in an online panel discussion, as well

Contact Info
Rachael Marusarz
rachael.marusarz@sinai.org
773-257-5053
2652 W. Ogden AvenueChicago, IL, 60608 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667


Tuesday, December 7, 2021 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Tuesday, between 10/26/2021 - 12/14/2021)

Pre-School Socialization Group

The Pre-School Socialization Group is offered to children 3-5 years old who would benefit from additional support in their social interactions with peers.

The group, consisting of 8 children and 2 group leaders, meets once a week for 1 1/2 hours for an 8-week series. Through small and large group play activities, the group leaders offer support in social interactions. They encourage children to identify the feelings that arise in social situations. The leaders help children understand the consequences of problematic behavior in interactions so that they can be successful in all social interactions.

Registration is mandatory; space is limited. Event fees covered by in-network insurance plans and Medicaid; inquire within for out-of-network fee.

JCFS follows local & state protocol regarding Covid procedures. Face masks will be required on JCFS property.

Contact Sarah Zimmerman to register.


Location:
Abe and Ida Cooper Center
6639 N. Kedzie Ave.
Chicago, IL 60645


Contact:
Sarah Zimmerman
SarahZimmerman@JCFS.org
773-467-3897

   Add to Calendar 10/26/2021 3:30:00 PM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=TU,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20211214T170000 Pre-School Socialization Group The Pre-School Socialization Group is offered to children 3-5 years old who would benefit from additional support in their social interactions with peers.

The group, consisting of 8 children and 2 group leaders, meets once a week for 1 1/2 hours for an 8-week series. Through small and large group play activities, the group leaders offer support in social interactions. They encourage children to identify the feelings that arise in social situations. The leaders help children understand the consequences of problematic behavior in interactions so that they can be successful in all social interactions.

Registration is mandatory; space is limited. Event fees covered by in-network insurance plans and Medicaid; inquire within for out-of-network fee.

JCFS follows local & state protocol regarding Covid procedures. Face masks will be required on JCFS property.

Contact Sarah Zimmerman to register.

Contact Info
Sarah Zimmerman
SarahZimmerman@JCFS.org
773-467-3897
Abe and Ida Cooper Center, 6639 N. Kedzie Ave., Chicago, IL, 60645 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667


Tuesday, December 7, 2021 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Hebrew Theological College 99th Gala Banquet

99th Anniversary banquet honoring Dr. Stephen and Cheryl Karesh, Rabbi Zvi and Rachel Zimmerman and Hal and Rachel Garfinkel

Location:
Ateres Ayala
3412 W. Touhy Avenue
Skokie, IL 60076


Contact:
Alexis Goldstein
Alexis.Goldstein@htc.edu
847-982-2500

   Add to Calendar 12/7/2021 6:30:00 PM 12/7/2021 9:30:00 PM Hebrew Theological College 99th Gala Banquet 99th Anniversary banquet honoring Dr. Stephen and Cheryl Karesh, Rabbi Zvi and Rachel Zimmerman and Hal and Rachel Garfinkel

Contact Info
Alexis Goldstein
Alexis.Goldstein@htc.edu
847-982-2500
Ateres Ayala, 3412 W. Touhy Avenue, Skokie, IL, 60076 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Web Page Register Online Invitation


Tuesday, December 7, 2021 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, between 10/11/2021 - 1/27/2022)

Say it in Hebrew Online

Learn the everyday conversational Hebrew spoken in Israel and its role in Israeli culture.
Students are immersed in a Hebrew-speaking setting in small classes with fellow learners of similar language proficiency.

Seven different levels are available.


Location:
Virtual
Virtual, IL 60062


Contact:
Abby Ashkenazi
aashkenazi@jccchicago.org
847-763-3627

   Add to Calendar 10/11/2021 7:00:00 PM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=MO,TU,WE,TH,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20220127T190000 Say it in Hebrew Online Learn the everyday conversational Hebrew spoken in Israel and its role in Israeli culture.
Students are immersed in a Hebrew-speaking setting in small classes with fellow learners of similar language proficiency.

Seven different levels are available.

Contact Info
Abby Ashkenazi
aashkenazi@jccchicago.org
847-763-3627
VirtualVirtual, IL, 60062 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Web Page


Tuesday, December 7, 2021 7:30 PM - 8:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Tuesday, between 8/10/2021 - 12/21/2021)

Orot Jewish Mindfulness Meditation Weekly Sit

Join us for Orot's free weekly Jewish mindfulness meditation sit. At Orot, we offer a weekly community of practice for those who are looking for regular Jewish meditation practice. Led by an Orot mindfulness instructor, these weekly sits are open to meditation beginners as well as veteran practitioners. The sessions include a weekly teaching, guided meditation, and time to sit in silent practice. Learn more about virtual sits meet weekly on Tuesday evenings from 7:30-8:30pm virtually on Zoom.
Open to all levels. Open to all ages.
At Orot, mindfulness in a Jewish framework is interwoven throughout many of our programs and offerings. The contemplative tradition, teachings, and practices offer us spiritual tools to slow down, cultivate a deeper awareness and live every day with greater skillfulness, compassion, and love.
From Orot Participants:
"Coincidentally as I was beginning to look for a mindfulness and meditation class I was introduced to Orot. What an “aha moment” it was when I realized I could study and practice mindfulness meditation through a Jewish lens."
"Before Orot I had never considered melding my Judaism with meditation. They were separate aspects of my life. I really like the ability to take something I am passionate about and use it to explore my Judaism and vice versa rather than keeping them separate.”
Contact numbers: Orot: (773) 983-6040, ChiTribe: (312) 625-0858


Location:
Online on Zoom
Chicago, IL 60613


Contact:
Rebecca Schwab
rschwab@orotcenter.org
773-983-6040

   Add to Calendar 8/10/2021 7:30:00 PM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=TU,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20211221T200000 Orot Jewish Mindfulness Meditation Weekly Sit Join us for Orot's free weekly Jewish mindfulness meditation sit. At Orot, we offer a weekly community of practice for those who are looking for regular Jewish meditation practice. Led by an Orot mindfulness instructor, these weekly sits are open to meditation beginners as well as veteran practitioners. The sessions include a weekly teaching, guided meditation, and time to sit in silent practice. Learn more about virtual sits meet weekly on Tuesday evenings from 7:30-8:30pm virtually on Zoom.
Open to all levels. Open to all ages.
At Orot, mindfulness in a Jewish framework is interwoven throughout many of our programs and offerings. The contemplative tradition, teachings, and practices offer us spiritual tools to slow down, cultivate a deeper awareness and live every day with greater skillfulness, compassion, and love.
From Orot Participants:
"Coincidentally as I was beginning to look for a mindfulness and meditation class I was introduced to Orot. What an “aha moment” it was when I realized I could study and practice mindfulness meditation through a Jewish lens."
"Before Orot I had never considered melding my Judaism with meditation. They were separate aspects of my life. I really like the ability to take something I am passionate about and use it to explore my Judaism and vice versa rather than keeping them separate.”
Contact numbers: Orot: (773) 983-6040, ChiTribe: (312) 625-0858

Contact Info
Rebecca Schwab
rschwab@orotcenter.org
773-983-6040
Online on ZoomChicago, IL, 60613 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Web Page Register Online Invitation


Wednesday, December 8, 2021 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, between 6/30/2021 - 6/14/2023)

Yoga

Join EZRA for virtual yoga. For more info call 773-467-3861.

Location:
Virtual
Chicago, IL 60606


Contact:
Megan Loveless
meganloveless@juf.org
773-467-3851

   Add to Calendar 6/30/2021 10:00:00 AM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=WE,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20230614T110000 Yoga Join EZRA for virtual yoga. For more info call 773-467-3861.

Contact Info
Megan Loveless
meganloveless@juf.org
773-467-3851
VirtualChicago, IL, 60606 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667


Wednesday, December 8, 2021 10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, between 11/17/2021 - 1/5/2022)

Ready, Set, Grow

*Offered at the JCFS Kersten and Cooper centers (addresses below)*

We’re back in the clinic! Join us for our 2 - to 3 - year-old play group, designed to develop communication, language, and social skills. Waiting, turn-taking, following directions, and transitions are incorporated into preschool activities, like circle time, art, and pretend play.

Our Speech-Language Pathologist will incorporate monthly themes to enhance vocabulary development, knowledge of early basic concepts, and pre-literacy skills. Children are encouraged to wear masks throughout the session, and it’s okay if we’re still working towards that goal. Hand washing and helping to clean up will be part of our new routine to keep everyone safe. Also, in attempt to social distance, clear partitions will be used during seated table tasks and in our pretend play area, so that we can still encourage parallel play, curiosity, and engagement.

Early Intervention enrollment is not required for children to participate. Please contact Megan Kowalski for group registration and fee information.

Two locations offered:
Elaine Kersten Children’s Center,
255 Revere Dr, Suite 200,
Northbrook, IL 60062.

Abe and Ida Cooper Center,
6639 N. Kedzie Ave.,
Chicago, IL 60645.


Location:
Multiple Locations, please see listing
Chicago and Northbrook, IL 60606


Contact:
Megan Kowalski
MeganKowalski@JCFS.org
847-412-4335

   Add to Calendar 11/17/2021 10:15:00 AM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=WE,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20220105T113000 Ready, Set, Grow *Offered at the JCFS Kersten and Cooper centers (addresses below)*

We’re back in the clinic! Join us for our 2 - to 3 - year-old play group, designed to develop communication, language, and social skills. Waiting, turn-taking, following directions, and transitions are incorporated into preschool activities, like circle time, art, and pretend play.

Our Speech-Language Pathologist will incorporate monthly themes to enhance vocabulary development, knowledge of early basic concepts, and pre-literacy skills. Children are encouraged to wear masks throughout the session, and it’s okay if we’re still working towards that goal. Hand washing and helping to clean up will be part of our new routine to keep everyone safe. Also, in attempt to social distance, clear partitions will be used during seated table tasks and in our pretend play area, so that we can still encourage parallel play, curiosity, and engagement.

Early Intervention enrollment is not required for children to participate. Please contact Megan Kowalski for group registration and fee information.

Two locations offered:
Elaine Kersten Children’s Center,
255 Revere Dr, Suite 200,
Northbrook, IL 60062.

Abe and Ida Cooper Center,
6639 N. Kedzie Ave.,
Chicago, IL 60645.

Contact Info
Megan Kowalski
MeganKowalski@JCFS.org
847-412-4335
Multiple Locations, please see listingChicago and Northbrook, IL, 60606 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667


Wednesday, December 8, 2021 7:00 PM - Wednesday, December 22, 2021 8:30 PM

Mini LEARN: Living A Jewish Life

How do you want to create your Jewish life? In this 3 part series, we will discuss how to make decisions about our Jewish practice and personal customs, including celebrating Shabbat and holidays, choosing if and when to join a synagogue, incorporating Jewish rituals into a secular life and finding a strong Jewish community. This series will be led by Rabbi Megan GoldMarche and held virtually on Wednesdays, December 8th, 15th, and 22nd.

This event is free of charge.

For more information please contact Lauren Silverman at yld@juf.org or (312)357-4880


Location:
Virtual
Chicago, IL 60613


Contact:
Lauren Silverman
laurensilverman@juf.org
312-357-4880

   Add to Calendar 12/8/2021 7:00:00 PM 12/22/2021 8:30:00 PM Mini LEARN: Living A Jewish Life How do you want to create your Jewish life? In this 3 part series, we will discuss how to make decisions about our Jewish practice and personal customs, including celebrating Shabbat and holidays, choosing if and when to join a synagogue, incorporating Jewish rituals into a secular life and finding a strong Jewish community. This series will be led by Rabbi Megan GoldMarche and held virtually on Wednesdays, December 8th, 15th, and 22nd.

This event is free of charge.

For more information please contact Lauren Silverman at yld@juf.org or (312)357-4880

Contact Info
Lauren Silverman
laurensilverman@juf.org
312-357-4880
VirtualChicago, IL, 60613 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Wednesday, December 8, 2021 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, between 10/11/2021 - 1/27/2022)

Say it in Hebrew Online

Learn the everyday conversational Hebrew spoken in Israel and its role in Israeli culture.
Students are immersed in a Hebrew-speaking setting in small classes with fellow learners of similar language proficiency.

Seven different levels are available.


Location:
Virtual
Virtual, IL 60062


Contact:
Abby Ashkenazi
aashkenazi@jccchicago.org
847-763-3627

   Add to Calendar 10/11/2021 7:00:00 PM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=MO,TU,WE,TH,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20220127T190000 Say it in Hebrew Online Learn the everyday conversational Hebrew spoken in Israel and its role in Israeli culture.
Students are immersed in a Hebrew-speaking setting in small classes with fellow learners of similar language proficiency.

Seven different levels are available.

Contact Info
Abby Ashkenazi
aashkenazi@jccchicago.org
847-763-3627
VirtualVirtual, IL, 60062 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Web Page


Thursday, December 9, 2021 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Thursday, between 12/2/2021 - 12/9/2021)

Social Superheros

Looking for a fun way to learn social awareness, communication skills, and self-regulation? The Social Superhero Training Academy is open! In this speech-language pathologist-lead group, children will use Social Thinking Curriculum to learn to be flexible-thinking superheroes. They will learn to defeat cartoon characters who embody different social challenges such as Rock Brain, who makes people get stuck on their own ideas, Body Snatcher, who moves people’s bodies away from the group, and Topic Twistermeister, who makes people jump off topic. Practice these new social superhero powers by reading stories, playing games, making crafts, and more! This 8-week group will be offered in-person at our clinic!

This group is suggested for those ages 3-5 and meets Thursdays from October 14 - December 9 (no group on November 25). Please contact Megan Kowalski for fee information.


Location:
Abe and Ida Cooper Center
6639 N. Kedzie Ave.
Chicago, IL 60645


Contact:
Megan Kowalski
MeganKowalski@JCFS.org
847-412-4335

   Add to Calendar 12/2/2021 1:00:00 PM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=TH,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20211209T140000 Social Superheros Looking for a fun way to learn social awareness, communication skills, and self-regulation? The Social Superhero Training Academy is open! In this speech-language pathologist-lead group, children will use Social Thinking Curriculum to learn to be flexible-thinking superheroes. They will learn to defeat cartoon characters who embody different social challenges such as Rock Brain, who makes people get stuck on their own ideas, Body Snatcher, who moves people’s bodies away from the group, and Topic Twistermeister, who makes people jump off topic. Practice these new social superhero powers by reading stories, playing games, making crafts, and more! This 8-week group will be offered in-person at our clinic!

This group is suggested for those ages 3-5 and meets Thursdays from October 14 - December 9 (no group on November 25). Please contact Megan Kowalski for fee information.

Contact Info
Megan Kowalski
MeganKowalski@JCFS.org
847-412-4335
Abe and Ida Cooper Center, 6639 N. Kedzie Ave., Chicago, IL, 60645 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Thursday, December 9, 2021 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Virtual Sibshops

Sibshops offer brothers and sisters of children with a variety of special needs a place to meet other siblings in a relaxed, supportive, and recreational setting. They discuss their common joys and concerns, learn to handle sibling-specific “sticky situations” and have fun! For kids ages 6-12 years old.

JCFS Chicago will be offering virtual Sibshops this fall.

4:30pm to 5:30pm, Thursdays: 9/9, 10/14, 11/11, 12/9
Fee: Virtual sessions are free
Pre-registration is required for virtual Sibshops. Please contact Tammy Besser if you have any questions and/or to request registration materials.
Registration is per Sibshop session. Virtual Sibshops are free but registration is required to attend.
Children can attend one, two, three, or all of the Sibshop series.


Location:
Online
Online, IL 60606


Contact:
Tammy Besser, LCSW
TamaraBesser@JCFS.org
773-765-3159

   Add to Calendar 12/9/2021 4:30:00 PM 12/9/2021 5:30:00 PM Virtual Sibshops Sibshops offer brothers and sisters of children with a variety of special needs a place to meet other siblings in a relaxed, supportive, and recreational setting. They discuss their common joys and concerns, learn to handle sibling-specific “sticky situations” and have fun! For kids ages 6-12 years old.

JCFS Chicago will be offering virtual Sibshops this fall.

4:30pm to 5:30pm, Thursdays: 9/9, 10/14, 11/11, 12/9
Fee: Virtual sessions are free
Pre-registration is required for virtual Sibshops. Please contact Tammy Besser if you have any questions and/or to request registration materials.
Registration is per Sibshop session. Virtual Sibshops are free but registration is required to attend.
Children can attend one, two, three, or all of the Sibshop series.

Contact Info
Tammy Besser, LCSW
TamaraBesser@JCFS.org
773-765-3159
Online Online, IL, 60606 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667


Thursday, December 9, 2021 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, between 10/11/2021 - 1/27/2022)

Say it in Hebrew Online

Learn the everyday conversational Hebrew spoken in Israel and its role in Israeli culture.
Students are immersed in a Hebrew-speaking setting in small classes with fellow learners of similar language proficiency.

Seven different levels are available.


Location:
Virtual
Virtual, IL 60062


Contact:
Abby Ashkenazi
aashkenazi@jccchicago.org
847-763-3627

   Add to Calendar 10/11/2021 7:00:00 PM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=MO,TU,WE,TH,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20220127T190000 Say it in Hebrew Online Learn the everyday conversational Hebrew spoken in Israel and its role in Israeli culture.
Students are immersed in a Hebrew-speaking setting in small classes with fellow learners of similar language proficiency.

Seven different levels are available.

Contact Info
Abby Ashkenazi
aashkenazi@jccchicago.org
847-763-3627
VirtualVirtual, IL, 60062 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Web Page


Friday, December 10, 2021 12:00 AM - Sunday, December 12, 2021 12:00 AM

High School Girls Retreat

Join Upward Community for their girls retreat! Click on the registration link to learn more.


Contact:
Yaakov Cohen
ycohen@upwardcommunitychicago.org

   Add to Calendar 12/10/2021 12:00:00 AM 12/12/2021 12:00:00 AM High School Girls Retreat Join Upward Community for their girls retreat! Click on the registration link to learn more.

Contact Info
Yaakov Cohen
ycohen@upwardcommunitychicago.org
America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Friday, December 10, 2021 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Welcoming Afghans: A Federal and Local Update on Resettlement and What’s Next

Please join JUF’s Government Affairs Committee for a conversation and presentations about the resettlement of Afghan people in the United States. Experts from refugee-serving agencies and elected officials will brief us on the current status of the Afghan refugee program, the challenges and successes so far, and what’s next for the thousands of Afghans being resettled in the United States and the organizations that serve them.

Location:
Virtual Event
Chicago, IL 60606


Contact:
Pam Dierking
pamdierking@juf.org
312-357-4876

   Add to Calendar 12/10/2021 11:30:00 AM 12/10/2021 12:30:00 PM Welcoming Afghans: A Federal and Local Update on Resettlement and What’s Next Please join JUF’s Government Affairs Committee for a conversation and presentations about the resettlement of Afghan people in the United States. Experts from refugee-serving agencies and elected officials will brief us on the current status of the Afghan refugee program, the challenges and successes so far, and what’s next for the thousands of Afghans being resettled in the United States and the organizations that serve them.

Contact Info
Pam Dierking
pamdierking@juf.org
312-357-4876
Virtual EventChicago, IL, 60606 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667


Friday, December 10, 2021 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Sexual Violence and Disability: Gain a better understanding of risks and an increased ability to adv

Join speakers Tara Ahern and Adam Wiser from the Illinois Self Advocacy Alliance for our virtual presentation on sexual violence and disability to learn more about how to be a better advocate for yourself and for others. Gain a better understanding in recognizing risks and how to respond to disclosures.

An opportunity to ask questions and additional resources will be provided.


Location:
Online
Zoom, IL 60606


Contact:
Kathryn Dougherty
KathrynDougherty@JCFS.org
773-765-3158

   Add to Calendar 12/10/2021 1:00:00 PM 12/10/2021 2:30:00 PM Sexual Violence and Disability: Gain a better understanding of risks and an increased ability to adv Join speakers Tara Ahern and Adam Wiser from the Illinois Self Advocacy Alliance for our virtual presentation on sexual violence and disability to learn more about how to be a better advocate for yourself and for others. Gain a better understanding in recognizing risks and how to respond to disclosures.

An opportunity to ask questions and additional resources will be provided.

Contact Info
Kathryn Dougherty
KathrynDougherty@JCFS.org
773-765-3158
OnlineZoom, IL, 60606 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Saturday, December 11, 2021 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

jBaby Winter Play Drop In @ We Rock the Spectrum

Grab a coffee and enjoy a morning in with other jBaby families. Socialize while the kids get their energy out! Sign up to let us know you are joining, then pay the $14/child drop in fee at the door.

Location:
We Rock the Spectrum
553 E. Dundee Road
Palatine, IL 60074


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4907

   Add to Calendar 12/11/2021 10:00:00 AM 12/11/2021 11:30:00 AM jBaby Winter Play Drop In @ We Rock the Spectrum Grab a coffee and enjoy a morning in with other jBaby families. Socialize while the kids get their energy out! Sign up to let us know you are joining, then pay the $14/child drop in fee at the door.

Contact Info
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4907
We Rock the Spectrum, 553 E. Dundee Road, Palatine, IL, 60074 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Saturday, December 11, 2021 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Rabbi Isaac Mayefsky Memorial Lecture

Annual parenting lecture featuring Rabbi Jonathan Rietti who will speak on the topic, "Raising Resilient Children in a Confusing World."

Location:
Associated Talmud Torahs
ICJA entrance - 8233 Central Park
Skokie, IL 60076


Contact:
Mrs. Chani Friedman
cfriedman@att.org
773-973-2828

   Add to Calendar 12/11/2021 8:00:00 PM 12/11/2021 9:30:00 PM Rabbi Isaac Mayefsky Memorial Lecture Annual parenting lecture featuring Rabbi Jonathan Rietti who will speak on the topic, "Raising Resilient Children in a Confusing World."

Contact Info
Mrs. Chani Friedman
cfriedman@att.org
773-973-2828
Associated Talmud Torahs, ICJA entrance - 8233 Central Park, Skokie, IL, 60076 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Web Page


Sunday, December 12, 2021 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Sunday, between 9/12/2021 - 3/6/2022)

Open House & Sunday School Try Out

We welcome non-members to join us - there is no expectation of a commitment by coming to this program. Are you thinking about how to expose your children to Jewish culture and identity? Your family is welcome to ‘try out’ our Sunday School by visiting their grade’s class for the day. Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation holds weekly Sunday School classes for students in Kindergarten through Confirmation. Each class has a well-defined curriculum, covering topics in Jewish history, literature and culture. We encourage children to value their Jewish identity and to think for themselves. Our whole school -- students, teachers, and families -- come together to celebrate Jewish holidays as well as for special programs on Jewish culture, community service activities and more.

Everyone is welcome at our events so you can meet us for yourself — no charge and no commitment. Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation celebrates Jewish identity and culture by replacing worship with a belief in human responsibility and equality – for us, it’s about people, not prayer.


Location:
Kol Hadash Sunday School at Deerfield High School
1959 W. Waukegan Road
Deerfield, IL 60015


Contact:
Ilana Shaffer
youthed@kolhadash.com
773-209-8266

   Add to Calendar 9/12/2021 9:30:00 AM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=SU,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20220306T113000 Open House & Sunday School Try Out We welcome non-members to join us - there is no expectation of a commitment by coming to this program. Are you thinking about how to expose your children to Jewish culture and identity? Your family is welcome to ‘try out’ our Sunday School by visiting their grade’s class for the day. Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation holds weekly Sunday School classes for students in Kindergarten through Confirmation. Each class has a well-defined curriculum, covering topics in Jewish history, literature and culture. We encourage children to value their Jewish identity and to think for themselves. Our whole school -- students, teachers, and families -- come together to celebrate Jewish holidays as well as for special programs on Jewish culture, community service activities and more.

Everyone is welcome at our events so you can meet us for yourself — no charge and no commitment. Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation celebrates Jewish identity and culture by replacing worship with a belief in human responsibility and equality – for us, it’s about people, not prayer.

Contact Info
Ilana Shaffer
youthed@kolhadash.com
773-209-8266
Kol Hadash Sunday School at Deerfield High School, 1959 W. Waukegan Road, Deerfield, IL, 60015 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Web Page Register Online


Sunday, December 12, 2021 9:50 AM - Sunday, February 13, 2022 10:30 AM

Torah Tots with a Twist

Torah Tots with a Twist offers an early introduction to Judaism in a one-hour interactive setting. Meet others and explore Shabbat, holidays, and Jewish values. Play, sing, dance, pray, and create art. Hear stories and build community while celebrating Judaism. Open to newborns through 3.5 year olds with a parent, other relative, or caregiver.

Classes will meet on the following dates:
12/12/2021
01/09/2022
01/30/2022
02/13/2022


Location:
Am Yisrael Conservative Congregation
4 Happ Road
Northfield, IL 60093


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4907

   Add to Calendar 12/12/2021 9:50:00 AM 2/13/2022 10:30:00 AM Torah Tots with a Twist Torah Tots with a Twist offers an early introduction to Judaism in a one-hour interactive setting. Meet others and explore Shabbat, holidays, and Jewish values. Play, sing, dance, pray, and create art. Hear stories and build community while celebrating Judaism. Open to newborns through 3.5 year olds with a parent, other relative, or caregiver.

Classes will meet on the following dates:
12/12/2021
01/09/2022
01/30/2022
02/13/2022

Contact Info
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4907
Am Yisrael Conservative Congregation, 4 Happ Road, Northfield, IL, 60093 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Sunday, December 12, 2021 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Concert Featuring Michael Alpert and Gica Loening

Chicago YIVO Society presents Michael Alpert and Gica Loening, prominent Jewish musicians now living in a changing Scotland, who bring together original and traditional songs, tunes and poetry in Yiddish, English and Scots to explore the meeting points of their own cultural legacies and highlight the unique place of Yiddish music in Caledonia today. Live via zoom.

Location:
Zoom
Chicago, IL 60606


Contact:
David Skora
skordav@icloud.com
773-919-8208

   Add to Calendar 12/12/2021 2:00:00 PM 12/12/2021 4:00:00 PM Concert Featuring Michael Alpert and Gica Loening Chicago YIVO Society presents Michael Alpert and Gica Loening, prominent Jewish musicians now living in a changing Scotland, who bring together original and traditional songs, tunes and poetry in Yiddish, English and Scots to explore the meeting points of their own cultural legacies and highlight the unique place of Yiddish music in Caledonia today. Live via zoom.

Contact Info
David Skora
skordav@icloud.com
773-919-8208
ZoomChicago, IL, 60606 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Monday, December 13, 2021 8:10 AM - 8:10 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, between 10/18/2021 - 12/5/2022)

Power Yoga (45 min)

Join Samantha Gitlin for an invigorating 45 minute power yoga class to set intentions about the week before you. Great for all ages, fitness levels and yogis, join us weekly on Mondays at 8:10 a.m. and get your first two weeks of class free. Register at virtualstudiospace.com/juf

Location:
Zoom link e-mailed upon registration
virtualstudiospace.com/juf
Zoom, IL 60611


Contact:
Sally
spisset2@gmail.com
847-804-3690

   Add to Calendar 10/18/2021 8:10:00 AM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=MO,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20221205T81000 Power Yoga (45 min) Join Samantha Gitlin for an invigorating 45 minute power yoga class to set intentions about the week before you. Great for all ages, fitness levels and yogis, join us weekly on Mondays at 8:10 a.m. and get your first two weeks of class free. Register at virtualstudiospace.com/juf

Contact Info
Sally
spisset2@gmail.com
847-804-3690
Zoom link e-mailed upon registration, virtualstudiospace.com/juf, Zoom, IL, 60611 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Web Page Register Online


Monday, December 13, 2021 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, between 11/15/2021 - 1/3/2022)

Social Superheroes

Looking for a fun way to learn social awareness, communication skills, and self-regulation? The Social Superhero Training Academy is open! In this speech-language pathologist-lead group, children will learn strategies to be flexible-thinking superheroes. Practice these new social superhero powers by reading stories, playing games, making crafts, and more! This 8-week group will be offered in-person at our clinic!

This group is suggested for those ages 5-7 and meets Mondays, November 15, 2021 - January 3, 2022 . Please contact Megan Kowalski for fee information and to register.


Location:
Elaine Kersten Children's Center
255 Revere Drive, Suite 200
Northbrook, IL 60062


Contact:
Megan Kowalski
MeganKowalski@JCFS.org
847-412-4335

   Add to Calendar 11/15/2021 6:00:00 PM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=MO,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20220103T190000 Social Superheroes Looking for a fun way to learn social awareness, communication skills, and self-regulation? The Social Superhero Training Academy is open! In this speech-language pathologist-lead group, children will learn strategies to be flexible-thinking superheroes. Practice these new social superhero powers by reading stories, playing games, making crafts, and more! This 8-week group will be offered in-person at our clinic!

This group is suggested for those ages 5-7 and meets Mondays, November 15, 2021 - January 3, 2022 . Please contact Megan Kowalski for fee information and to register.

Contact Info
Megan Kowalski
MeganKowalski@JCFS.org
847-412-4335
Elaine Kersten Childrenand#39;s Center, 255 Revere Drive, Suite 200, Northbrook, IL, 60062 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667


Monday, December 13, 2021 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, between 10/11/2021 - 1/27/2022)

Say it in Hebrew Online

Learn the everyday conversational Hebrew spoken in Israel and its role in Israeli culture.
Students are immersed in a Hebrew-speaking setting in small classes with fellow learners of similar language proficiency.

Seven different levels are available.


Location:
Virtual
Virtual, IL 60062


Contact:
Abby Ashkenazi
aashkenazi@jccchicago.org
847-763-3627

   Add to Calendar 10/11/2021 7:00:00 PM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=MO,TU,WE,TH,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20220127T190000 Say it in Hebrew Online Learn the everyday conversational Hebrew spoken in Israel and its role in Israeli culture.
Students are immersed in a Hebrew-speaking setting in small classes with fellow learners of similar language proficiency.

Seven different levels are available.

Contact Info
Abby Ashkenazi
aashkenazi@jccchicago.org
847-763-3627
VirtualVirtual, IL, 60062 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Web Page


Monday, December 13, 2021 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Motivational Engagement Workshop

Join No Shame on U for a two-part workshop to learn different communication skills and techniques for supporting yourself and loved ones in making positive change.


   Add to Calendar 12/13/2021 7:30:00 PM 12/13/2021 8:30:00 PM Motivational Engagement Workshop Join No Shame on U for a two-part workshop to learn different communication skills and techniques for supporting yourself and loved ones in making positive change. America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
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Tuesday, December 14, 2021 9:15 AM - 9:15 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Tuesday, between 11/2/2021 - 1/4/2022)

Zoom Open Houses

Akiba-Schechter Jewish Day School
Discover what it means that at Akiba, we teach children, not subjects! We are now offering individual in-person tours and twice monthly virtual Zoom Open Houses.

Join us at our Zoom Open Houses offered every other Tuesday from 9:15 - 10:15AM November 2, 16, 30, December 14, and January 4. Contact Carla Goldberg, Director of Early Childhood and Admissions, at cgoldberg@asjds.org and visit akibaschechter.org for additional information and to schedule a personal tour. Akiba-Schechter Jewish Day School provides an excellent secular and Judaic education in Hyde Park to a diverse community of Jewish children from all over Chicagoland. At Akiba, individualization is our calling card. Students are engaged in their own learning through individual and group projects that enhance critical thinking, writing, and problem-solving skills. We recently kicked off a new Artist-in-Residence program, interdisciplinary learning units, choice projects, and more! Multi-age classrooms foster cooperative learning skills helping our students understand the power of community and positioning them to become true leaders and responsible citizens. Over 90% of our graduates were accepted to their 1st choice high schools. Our Early Childhood and Kindergarten program is play-based and Reggio Inspired. Plus, with three school bus routes, we are easier to get to than you may think!