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April 2018

Thursday, April 19, 2018 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Thursday, between 1/11/2018 - 5/31/2018)

Babyccino: Tots Love Shabbat @ The Dr. Sue Library

Share in the wonders of Challah baking with your little one & bring home a warm, fresh Challah each week! Enjoy music & movement and storytime, along with multi-sensory learning activities.

Ages 2-4 years old. $260 for entire session.


Location:
The Dr. Sue Weisberg Children's Library
874 Central Avenue
Highland Park IL, 60035


Contact:
Michla Shanowitz
drsuechildrenslibrary@gmail.com
847-433-1567


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Thursday, April 19, 2018 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Thursday, between 1/4/2018 - 1/3/2019)

Parkinson’s on the Move Seated Tai Chi in Skokie

CJE’s free, specialized exercise program for people with Parkinson’s addresses weakened muscles, minimizes the risk of falls, and facilitates functional independence. This low impact exercise puts minimal stress on muscles and joints by using slow, controlled movements and gradual shifts of body weight. The seated tai chi class meets every Thursday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Program is free and open to the public; registration required.

Location:
Lieberman Center for Health and Rehabilitation
9700 Gross Point Road
Skokie IL, 60076


Contact:
Cindy Pedersen
cindy.pedersen@cje.net
847-929-3022


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Thursday, April 19, 2018 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

JUF Young Families Pop Up Pita Party | Chicago

Celebrate Israel's 70th Birthday with jBaby Chicago & PJ Library at our Pop Up Pita Party. Drop in anytime for Israel crafts, giveaways and $5 falafel sandwiches!

*Registration is not necessary*


Location:
Mizrahi on Clark
3037 N. Clark Street
Chicago IL, 60657


Contact:
JUF Young Families
youngfamilies@juf.org
312-357-4907


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Thursday, April 19, 2018 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

JUF Young Families Pop Up Pita Party | Highland Park

Celebrate Israel's 70th Birthday with jBaby Chicago & PJ Library at our Pop Up Pita Party. Drop in anytime for Israel crafts, giveaways and $5 falafel sandwiches!

*Registration is not necessary*


Location:
Mizrahi Grill
215 Skokie Valley Road
Highland Park IL, 60035


Contact:
JUF Young Families
youngfamilies@juf.org
312-357-4907


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Thursday, April 19, 2018 1:00 PM - Thursday, May 31, 2018 3:00 PM

JNew Moms Group

The JNew Moms Group offers a supportive, non-judgmental environment for new moms to share their experiences and exchange ideas as they transition to parenthood. Weekly small group gatherings help new moms create meaningful connections with one another while exploring relevant topics such as sleep, child development, self-care, and ways they might incorporate Jewish culture into their growing families. This group is for first-time mothers of infants ages 0-6 months and welcomes women from both Jewish and Interfaith families.

**CLASS WILL NOT MEET 5/10/18**


Location:
Prenatal FIT
1937 W. Diversey Parkway
Chicago IL, 60614


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


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Thursday, April 19, 2018 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Tuesday, Thursday, between 1/4/2018 - 1/8/2019)

Parkinson’s on the Move in Skokie

CJE’s free, specialized exercise program for people with Parkinson’s addresses weakened muscles, minimizes the risk of falls, and facilitates functional independence. Benefits can include better posture, improved coordination, and increased energy levels. The basic exercise class meets every Tuesday and Thursday from 1 to 2 p.m. Program is free and open to the public; registration required.

Location:
Lieberman Center for Health and Rehabilitation
9700 Gross Point Road
Skokie IL, 60076


Contact:
Cindy Pedersen
cindy.pedersen@cje.net
847-929-3022


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Thursday, April 19, 2018 2:45 PM - 4:30 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Thursday, between 1/11/2018 - 5/31/2018)

Keshet After School Rec-- K-8

Students with disabilities can enjoy a variety of fun and engaging afterschool programs. All programs start with a snack followed by an activity of the week including Art Therapy, Music Therapy, Yoga, Sports programming and more!

Open to ages 5-13. Registration is required. Please contact Marni Sommerfield prior to registering.

*No program January 18, February 1 and April 5*


Location:
Solomon Schechter Day School
3210 Dundee Road
Northbrook IL, 60062


Contact:
Marni Sommerfield
msommerfield@keshet.org
847-205-0274


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Thursday, April 19, 2018 3:15 PM - Friday, April 20, 2018 4:15 PM

Lane Tech JSC

Jewish Student Connection is an afterschool club where teens can come together at their school to explore Jewish values and build connections! Club meets every other Thursday at 3:15. For more information about Lane Tech’s club, contact the club advisor, Julie Minor at jminor@jccchicago.org.
JSC operates in 15 schools across the Chicagoland area. Visit https://www.jccchicago.org/JSC for a complete list of schools. Contact Julie Minor if you want to start a club at your school!


Location:
2501 W Addison St
Room 110
Chicago IL, 60618


Contact:
Julie Minor
jminor@jccchicago.org
847-763-3639


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Thursday, April 19, 2018 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Jewish Community Networking Night

The evening is an opportunity for you to network with colleagues and future partners from other organizations, celebrate successes, and learn new ways to excel.

Location:
Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning & Leader
610 S. Michigan Ave
Chicago IL, 60605


Contact:
Ellen Hattenbach
ehattenbach@spertus.edu
312-322-1262


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Thursday, April 19, 2018 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Annual JNF Yom Haatzmaut Community Celebration

Join Jewish National Fund for our Annual Yom Ha'atzmaut Community Celebration, this year join us in the suburbs!

Location:
1185 Sheridan Rd
Glencoe IL, 60022


Contact:
Sara King
sking@jnf.org
847-656-8880


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Thursday, April 19, 2018 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Blue and White Bar Night

Celebrate Israel's Independence Day on Thursday, April 19 from 7:00-10:00pm at Point & Feather (113 W Hubbard St.). The evening will feature Israeli music, snacks, a photo booth and more to celebrate Israel's 70th birthday!

The cost of the event is $20 in advance and $30 at the door. Your ticket includes two drink tickets, appetizers, and desserts.

$5 of each ticket goes to help at-risk Israeli children in JUF’s partner region by providing academic enrichment, psychological and emotional therapies and after-school activities.

The event is co-sponsored by Back from Birthright Israel, Oy!Chicago, Shorashim, Russian Jewish Division (RJD), Trades Industries and Professions (TIP), MASA Israel Journey, National Young Leadership Cabinet, Norton & Elaine Sarnoff Center for Jewish Genetics.

For more information contact Hanna Holman at YLD@juf.org or (312)357-4880.


Location:
Point & Feather
113 W. Hubbard St.
Chicago IL, 60654


Contact:
Hanna Holman
hannaholman@juf.org
312-357-4814


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Thursday, April 19, 2018 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Thursday, between 2/15/2018 - 6/7/2018)

Say it in Hebrew

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


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


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


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Thursday, April 19, 2018 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Congregation Beth Judea Hosts Steven Peck

Congregation Beth Judea invites the community to join us on, Thursday, April 19, 2018, at 8:00 p.m. as we listen to Steven Peck (former Israeli Air Force) speak about and show model military hardware used in wars from Israeli Independence through the 1968 war. These models include planes and tanks. Cost is free. To RSVP or if you need further information please call the synagogue office at 847-634-0777.

Location:
Congregation Beth Judea
N. Ill Rt. 83 at Hilltop Road
Long Grove IL, 60047


Contact:
Lisa Neiman
lneiman@bethjudea.org
847-634-0777


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Thursday, April 19, 2018 8:00 PM - 3:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, between 3/24/2018 - 4/29/2018)

The Luckiest People at Stage Left Theatre

On March 24, Stage Left will open the world premiere of The Luckiest People by Meridith Friedman. This new comedy follows the Hoffman Family - a Jewish family who is grieving the loss of their matriarch and determining the best way forward in the wake of her loss. The two grown children struggle with their responsibilities to their ailing father as well as their own families. With his sister Laura living in Shanghai, and Richard soon to become a first-time father with his partner David, he is less than thrilled at the prospect of housing his–to put it mildly–difficult father.

JUF members receive a 10% discount on tickets throughout the run with the code "JUF". Find more information here: https://www.stagelefttheatre.com/theluckiestpeople.


Location:
The Athenaeum Theatre, Studio 1
2936 N Southport Ave
Chicago IL, 60657


Contact:
Alex Fliess
Alex@stagelefttheatre.com
773-885-4147


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Friday, April 20, 2018 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Friday, between 10/13/2017 - 5/25/2018)

Torah Class

Join Rabbi Helbraun every Friday to study and discuss the weekly Torah portion (in English). No prior knowledge is necessary. Join every week or just occasionally. No charge.

Location:
Temple Beth-El
3610 N Dundee Rd
Northbrook IL, 60062


Contact:
Shaina Farwell
sfarwell@templebeth-el.org
847-205-9982


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Friday, April 20, 2018 10:00 AM - Friday, June 8, 2018 10:45 AM

Bim Bam Baby - Tots

A fun and energetic music class for babies and their parents or caregivers, with a few Jewish songs in the mix for some added fun.  Enjoy lively, developmentally appropriate songs and activities with your little one and get to know other little ones and parents during this 8-week session of classes. Best for babies 12-24 months.

Location:
Temple Jeremiah
937 N. Happ Road
Northfield IL, 60093


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


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Friday, April 20, 2018 11:00 AM - Friday, June 8, 2018 11:45 AM

Bim Bam Baby - Babies

A fun and energetic music class for babies and their parents or caregivers, with a few Jewish songs in the mix for some added fun.  Enjoy lively, developmentally appropriate songs and activities with your little one and get to know other little ones and parents during this 8-week session of classes. Best for babies 0-12 months.

Location:
Temple Jeremiah
937 N. Happ Road
Northfield IL, 60093


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


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Friday, April 20, 2018 11:00 AM - 11:45 PM

Shabbat with a Twist

Join us for Shabbat with a Twist, Friday, April 20, 2018 at Congregation Beth Shalom from 11:00-11:45 am. Families with children up to Pre-K join our clergy for stories, songs, and projects and then twist your own challah with the dough we provide and take it home to bake. Open to the community – free of charge! 3433 Walters Ave, Northbrook, 847-498-4100

Location:
Congregation Beth Shalom
3433 Walters Avenue
Northbrook IL, 60062


Contact:
Eli Castellano
ecastellano@bethshalomnb.org
847-498-4100


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Friday, April 20, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Coffee in the Loop: Russian-speaking Jewish Young Professionals

Join us for the next Coffee in the Loop. Come one or come all: mingle, meet new friends, bring a coffee/tea beverage and enjoy your lunch with us during your work breaks. Please spread the word, invite others and lets continue to engage more members of our growing community while integrating ideas, discussing upcoming events and anything relative in the RSJ world.

Location:
Rustle & Roux
227 W. Monroe St, (Second Floor on the Escalators)
Chicago IL, 60606


Contact:
Sasha Shmurak
SashaShmurak@juf.org
312-673-2350


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Friday, April 20, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, Friday, between 1/3/2018 - 1/4/2019)

Parkinson’s on the Move in Deerfield

CJE’s free, specialized exercise program for people with Parkinson’s addresses weakened muscles, minimizes the risk of falls, and facilitates functional independence. Benefits can include better posture, improved coordination, and increased energy levels. This class meets every Wednesday and Friday from noon to 1 p.m. Program is free and open to the public; registration required.

Location:
Weinberg Community for Senior Living
1551 Lake Cook Road
Deerfield IL, 60015


Contact:
Michelle Bernstein
michelle.bernstein@cje.net
847-236-7852


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Friday, April 20, 2018 4:00 PM - Sunday, April 22, 2018 10:00 AM

BBYO GMR Spring Convention

Join us for the final convention of the year! Celebrate GMR’s Sweet 16, take social justice action on the latest issues effecting the lives of teens today, be a part of the exciting election process, say a final goodbye to your friends for the summer, and enjoy the many surprises coming your way!

Location:
Northbrook
Northbrook IL, 60026


Contact:
Brett Musick
bmusick@bbyo.org
828-548-0532


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Friday, April 20, 2018 5:00 PM - Sunday, April 22, 2018 5:00 PM

IAC - Yom Ha'atzmaut Celebration

Multi events celebration for the 70th anniversary of the state of Israel

Location:
Multi locations
Chicago and the Suburbs IL, 60614


Contact:
Tali Zerzion
zerzion@mac.com
845-536-3264


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Friday, April 20, 2018 5:30 PM - 7:15 PM

Ruach Shabbat

Join Temple Beth-El for a camp style Shabbat. Enjoy the spirit and energy of camp with a 45 minutes service with guitar, songs and a story that will take you back to those care-free summer days. A service the whole family will enjoy! The evening begins at 5:30 pm with an early oneg and candle lighting and a 6:00 pm service followed by Shabbat dinner ($8 per person or $30 per family). Register today!

Location:
Temple Beth-El
3610 Dundee Rd
Northbrook IL, 60062


Contact:
Shaina Farwell
sfarwell@templebeth-el.org
847-205-9982


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Friday, April 20, 2018 6:45 PM - 8:45 PM

IAC Shishi Yisraeli

שישי ישראלי - קבל שבת, ארוחת ערב כשרה, הופעה למבוגרים ופעילות לילדים בכל הגילאים
Shishi Israel- Shabbat dinner with an Israel flavor! Kabbalat shabbat, dinner, concert for the adults and an activity for the children.


Location:
2464 N Clybourn Ave
Chicago IL, 60614


Contact:
Lital Hasak
lital@israeliamerican.org
773-954-8642


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Friday, April 20, 2018 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Shabbat Evening Family Worship

This service will be led by Rabbi Bellows, Cantorial Soloist Heather Aranyi, and Kavannah

Location:
1370 Abbott Court
Buffalo Grove IL, 60089


Contact:
Rabbi Prass
rabbiprass@congregation-betham.org
847-383-5017


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Friday, April 20, 2018 8:00 PM - 3:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, between 3/24/2018 - 4/29/2018)

The Luckiest People at Stage Left Theatre

On March 24, Stage Left will open the world premiere of The Luckiest People by Meridith Friedman. This new comedy follows the Hoffman Family - a Jewish family who is grieving the loss of their matriarch and determining the best way forward in the wake of her loss. The two grown children struggle with their responsibilities to their ailing father as well as their own families. With his sister Laura living in Shanghai, and Richard soon to become a first-time father with his partner David, he is less than thrilled at the prospect of housing his–to put it mildly–difficult father.

JUF members receive a 10% discount on tickets throughout the run with the code "JUF". Find more information here: https://www.stagelefttheatre.com/theluckiestpeople.


Location:
The Athenaeum Theatre, Studio 1
2936 N Southport Ave
Chicago IL, 60657


Contact:
Alex Fliess
Alex@stagelefttheatre.com
773-885-4147


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Friday, April 20, 2018 8:15 PM - 9:30 PM

Living Our Values: Carol Ross Barney

JRC is pleased to have Carol Ross Barney, architect of JRC's platinum LEED-certified building as our first Living Our Values Speaker.
Carol Ross Barney FAIA is not only a prestigious architect; her approach to civic responsibility in buildings that emphasize quality of life in additional to environmentalism, made her a perfect match for our community when we were choosing an architect. She truly uses her work to manifest her values in a tangible way.

Her firm, Ross Barney Architects, won the 2009 American Institute of Architecture Committee on the Environment Green Project Award for its work on JRC - the first Platinum LEED-certified house of worship in North America. Ross Barney will share her thoughts on how the project came together, and how the building and its congregation have shaped each other in the 10 years since its completion in 2008.


Location:
303 Dodge Avenue
Evanston IL, 60202


Contact:
Nina Litoff
nlitoff@jrc-evanston.org
847-328-7678


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Saturday, April 21, 2018 9:15 AM - 10:00 AM

Jewish Meditation

If you are interested in finding more calm during these anxious and even maddening times, please join us for Meditation at Beth Am. No experience necessary! The video here is well worth 26 minutes (there are only 2 commercial breaks). Rabbi Bellows is grateful to have been on life-changing retreats with both Sharon Salzberg and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. We hope you will join us for meditation. This session will be led by Rabbi Bellows.

http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/meditation-mindfulness-spirituality/


Location:
1370 Abbott Court
Buffalo Grove IL, 60089


Contact:
Rabbi Prass
rabbiprass@congregation-betham.org
847-383-5017


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Saturday, April 21, 2018 9:30 AM - Saturday, May 19, 2018 10:15 AM

jBaby Wiggleworms

Spend Shabbat with jBaby Chicago & Joel Frankel of Old Town School of Folk Music! The 45 minute class will include Jewish songs + dancing with your little one and is a great way to connect with other families raising Jewish children in the north shore. The class is best for children 0 - 24 month olds. Each class will conclude with Shabbat blessings and Challah.

Location:
North Shore Congregation Israel
1185 Sheridan Road
Glencoe IL, 60022


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


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Saturday, April 21, 2018 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Torah Study

One of the best ways to awaken our lives is by engaging in the study of Torah. Each week we study our ancient and sacred texts which always have something of relevance to our lives. More often than not, we are left with a profound teaching that we take with us into our week and allow it to settle in our souls, helping us to find more meaning, direction and purpose in our lives. We study the English translation of the Hebrew. No experience necessary. This is class is led by Rabbi Bellows.

Location:
1370 Abbott Court
Buffalo Grove IL, 60089


Contact:
Rabbi Prass
rabbiprass@congregation-betham.org
847-383-5017


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Saturday, April 21, 2018 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Shabbat-A-Tot Birthday Party for Israel!

Aimed to engage 0-6 year olds, this event is free and open to everyone! Bring your tots to celebrate the birthday of Israel through song, story, crafts, and fun! Please email questions and RSVP to CantorFriedman@emanuelcong.org.

Location:
Emanuel Congregation
5959 N Sheridan Road
Chicago IL, 60660


Contact:
Cantor Michelle Friedman
CantorFriedman@emanuelcong.org
773-561-5173


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Saturday, April 21, 2018 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Celebrating Together | April

Meet new friends while celebrating Shabbat and learning about other Jewish holidays and festivals. Each session will include songs, stories, activities and food centered on the holiday we are discovering. Grandparent/Grand-friend participation encouraged. Best for children 0-2; siblings welcome.

Location:
Chicago Sinai Congregation
15 W. Delaware Place
Chicago IL, 60610


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


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Saturday, April 21, 2018 4:00 PM - Saturday, May 12, 2018 5:00 PM

Russian jBaby Musical Movement

Russian-speaking Jewish parents with babies and toddlers ages 0-24 months are invited to join a series of 4 classes for an interactive musical movement experience. Enjoy Jewish music, Russian sing-alongs, Havdalah and a variety of discussions with professionals about raising kids! The program will be held in Russian and English. Older siblings are also welcome! Light snacks will be offered at each class.

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


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


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Saturday, April 21, 2018 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Beth Emet Celebrates Israel @70!

While children explore Israeli-focused crafts and singing, adults are invited to consider reflections on the Israeli Declaration of Independence. Together we'll enjoy dinner and share our hopes for Israel's future. Dinner: $5 per person or $15 per family. RSVP to info@bethemet.org or 847-869-4230 ext. 301.

Location:
1224 Dempster
Evanston IL, 60202


Contact:
Kathy Kaberon
kkaberon@bethemet.org
847-869-4230


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Saturday, April 21, 2018 6:30 PM - 11:30 PM

JCYS 2018 Gala: A Night on Broadway

Jewish Council for Youth Services is proud to honor Past President Phyllis Tabachnick for her years of commitment and dedication to the agency. Gala Board Co-Chairs Caryn Fields, Michael Sevin, and Brett Winterstein invite you to join us on April 21 at the Loews Chicago Hotel for an evening of cocktails, silent and live auctions, a seated dinner, and so much more! The Annual Gala benefits the Scholarship Fund, which supports JCYS families throughout the Chicagoland area.

Location:
Loews Chicago Hotel
455 North Park Drive
Chicago IL, 60611


Contact:
Samantha Stankowicz
sstankowicz@jcys.org
312-726-8891


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Saturday, April 21, 2018 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Stars in the Sky Concert: Small Forest Band

Mother/Daughter band Small Forest is joined by bass man Patrick Palmer and guest guitar player George Sawyn in this Entwise concert.
Checkout their website at: http://www.smallforestmusic.com/shows/


Location:
1040 N. Harlem Ave
River Forest IL, 60305


Contact:
Joy Zucker
office@wsthz.org
708-366-9000


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Saturday, April 21, 2018 8:00 PM - 3:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, between 3/24/2018 - 4/29/2018)

The Luckiest People at Stage Left Theatre

On March 24, Stage Left will open the world premiere of The Luckiest People by Meridith Friedman. This new comedy follows the Hoffman Family - a Jewish family who is grieving the loss of their matriarch and determining the best way forward in the wake of her loss. The two grown children struggle with their responsibilities to their ailing father as well as their own families. With his sister Laura living in Shanghai, and Richard soon to become a first-time father with his partner David, he is less than thrilled at the prospect of housing his–to put it mildly–difficult father.

JUF members receive a 10% discount on tickets throughout the run with the code "JUF". Find more information here: https://www.stagelefttheatre.com/theluckiestpeople.


Location:
The Athenaeum Theatre, Studio 1
2936 N Southport Ave
Chicago IL, 60657


Contact:
Alex Fliess
Alex@stagelefttheatre.com
773-885-4147


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Saturday, April 21, 2018 9:00 PM - Sunday, April 22, 2018 12:00 AM

Celebrate Israel's 70th with the IAC

חגיגה עברית יחד עם ארגון האיי.אי.סי לקהילה. כל השירים של מיטב האמנים הישראלים ייתנגו על ידי די ג'יי במסיבה עברית הכוללת אוכל ואלכוהול.
An Israeli Celebration for the community with the IAC. All the Israeli big hits will be played by an Israeli DJ - come & celebrate with us.


Location:
TBD
Chicago IL, 60614


Contact:
Lital Hasak
lital@israeliamerican.org
773-954-8642


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Saturday, April 21, 2018 9:00 PM - Sunday, April 22, 2018 2:00 AM

Israel's IndepenDance Party

Join us for Israel 70th Birthday
Israeli Dj will spin Israeli & world music Israeli Goodies and much more.
For more www.Club1948.org or for questions please email: info@myclub1948.org.


Location:
Deuces and The Diamond Club
3505 N Clark St
Chicago IL, 60611


Contact:
Mitch Davidovitz
info@myclub1948.org
708-645-6986


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Sunday, April 22, 2018 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Sunday, between 1/14/2018 - 5/20/2018)

Camp Am Yisrael

Celebrate being Jewish through story, song, prayer and play! Throughout this year-long class, learn about Jewish holidays and Jewish values. Meet, socialize and build community with other families. This class is geared for infants - 2 years old.

Location:
Am Yisrael
4 Happ Road
Northfield IL, 60093


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


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Sunday, April 22, 2018 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Sunday, between 11/5/2017 - 6/10/2018)

Introduction to Judaism Program- 18 Weeks

Always been curious about Judaism?
Never paid attention in Hebrew school?
Thinking about joining the Tribe?

The Miller Program is an open and engaging 18-week experience geared towards both Jews and non-Jews who want to learn more. Bring your questions and explore the wisdom, depth and joy of Jewish living.

Sundays at 10 am, beginning November 5th 2017-June 10th 2018
To register or for more information contact: sflint@wsthz.org


The Miller Introduction to Judaism Program is endorsed by the Rabbinical Assembly for purposes of conversion, and by the State of Israel for making Aliyah.


Location:
West Suburban Temple Har Zion
1040 N. Harlem Ave
River Forest IL, 60305


Contact:
Stacey Flint
sflint@wsthz.org
708-366-9000


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Sunday, April 22, 2018 10:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Sands of Sinai-A physician's personal account of the Yom Kippur War

Dr. Brook's presentation includes a deion of the historical background of the 6 Day and the Yom Kippur Wars and their effects on Israeli society, as well as his personal experiences and challenges as a battalion physician.

Location:
1040 North Harlem Avenue
River Forest IL, 60305


Contact:
Carol Flank
event@wsthz.org
708-366-9000


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Sunday, April 22, 2018 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Help and Healing Workshop Jewish Mindfulness Practice for Difficult times

In this free introductory workshop we will learn practical, accessible Jewish mindfulness practices for helping us work with difficult times in life--such as bereavement,addiction, illness and other experiences of loss, fear and pain. Together, and with a contemplative framwork we will turn to Jewish wisdom for supporting us as we live in the midst of challenge. This practice does not depend on long periods of meditation or on particular backgrounds or orientations of Jewish observance, but will offer practices that one can easily integrate into one's life.

With Beth Fishman, Manager of the Jewish Center for Addiction.

Please register by April 18, 2018 by contacting Elizabeth Cohen.


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


Contact:
Elizabeth Cohen
elizabethcohen@jcfs.org
847-745-5404


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Sunday, April 22, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Keshet Special Olympics

Keshet proudly sponsors a team each year in the Illinois Special Olympics competition. There are 9 training sessions where individuals with disabilities participate in running, throwing and other activities while learning sportsmanship and teamwork under the guidance of volunteer coaches. The session closes with an Area Meet in late April/early May and event winners will advance to the state-level championships in June. Everyone who participates in the Illinois Special Olympics always leaves feeling like a winner!

Open to ages 8 through adulthood. Cost is $75. Registration is required. Please contact Marni Sommerfield before registering.

Join us as a volunteer coach! If you are interested, please register online.

Program runs on Sundays from 1/7-4/29.
*No training on 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25, 3/4, 3/11, 4/1, 4/8*


Location:
Ida Crown Jewish Academy
8233 Central Park Avenue
Skokie IL, 60076


Contact:
Marni Sommerfield
msommerfield@keshet.org
847-205-0274


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Sunday, April 22, 2018 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Join the Chicago Loop Synagogue for A Walk Through History

Join the Chicago Loop Synagogue as we experience both the new Take a Stand Center, an immersive permanent exhibit emphasizing multiple areas of social justice and the World Premiere of the interactive holographic Survivor Stories Experience.

Please meet our private group tour at the main entrance of Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie IL.

RSVP - Call the Chicago Loop Synagogue at (312) 376-7370 or email loopadmn@chiloopsyn.org.


Location:
Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center
9603 Woods Drive
Skokie IL, 60076


Contact:
Cary Wolovick
CaryW@chiloopsyn.org
312-346-7370


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Sunday, April 22, 2018 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

All Star Abilities

All Star Abilities (ASA) is a peer-to-peer fitness program focusing on wellness instruction and recreational opportunities for teenagers of all abilities in concert with community partners.

The goals for participants who complete the program are practical exercise training, comfort/ability to utilize a fitness center, and new friendships with other participants and teen volunteers. Peer volunteers will work in tandem with participants to help them achieve their goals. Programs run on Sundays from 2:00-3:15pm.


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


Contact:
Andi Kaufman
akaufman@jccchicago.org
847-763-3517


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Sunday, April 22, 2018 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Israel at 70 Community Carnival and Activities

Join us in celebrating Israel’s 70th birthday together! It’s a family celebration with activities for all ages! Open to the community. More details to follow.

Location:
2464 N Clybourn Ave
Chicago IL, 60614


Contact:
Etty Dolgin
moadon@moadon.info
773-661-6340


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Sunday, April 22, 2018 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Windy City Ninja

Enjoy watching American Ninja Warrior? Live it! Join Back from Birthright Israel, the Old Town Moishe House, and Chabad of Lincoln Park at Windy City Ninjas (2500 W. Bradley) for an afternoon of fun and friendly competition. Registration is $18, and includes open gym time and snacks. Test your strength, fitness, and adventure with us!

For more information contact Lauren Silverman at LaurenSilverman@juf.org or (312)357-4612.


Location:
Windy City Ninjas
2500 W. Bradley
Chicago IL, 60613


Contact:
Lauren Silverman
laurensilverman@juf.org
312-357-4612


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Sunday, April 22, 2018 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

When I Grow Up: Act

Join PJ Library and PJ Our Way and meet New York based improve duo The Bible Players. Participate in an interactive improv workshop, experience the joy and possibility that improv and acting exercises can bring and learn about the Bible Players, their lives and how Judaism has driven their careers.

Location:
BJBE Congregation
1201 Lake Cook Rd
Deerfield IL, 60015


Contact:
PJ Library
youngfamilies@juf.org
312-357-4925


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Sunday, April 22, 2018 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Let’s Talk about Girls, Sexuality and Consent in the Internet and #MeToo Age

Our kids are growing up in a world very different than previous generations. They have easy exposure to pornography (90% of kids ages 8-16 have seen pornography online) and cultural attitudes towards “hooking up” often impact their sexual development and safety.

This program will help adults understand the risks kids face, and the opportunities to impact we as parents and grandparents have to impact girls’ development through appropriate (sometimes uncomfortable) conversations with our daughters about sexuality and relationships. Sponsored by JCAST Chicago , National Council of Jewish Women, North Shore , Jewish Child & Family Services, and North Shore Congregation Israel.


Location:
North Shore Congregation Israel
1185 Sheridan Road
Glencoe IL, 60022


Contact:
Tracey Kite
TraceyKite@jcfs.org
847-745-5411


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Sunday, April 22, 2018 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

New Budapest Orpheum Society

The New Budapest Orpheum Society re-sounds the songs of struggle, survival, and sacrifice from the tragic history of twentieth-century Jewish modernity.

During the course of the evening the audience will journey through the Yiddish songs created by Mordechai Gebirtig for the Cracow Ghetto and bear witness to the message of songs from the Golden Age of Yiddish film. Milestones of metaphor and allegory give meaning to a historical path that passes through cities as disparate as East European shtetls and the cosmopolitan cities of the Duchess of Chicago. Repertories gathered through the research of the ensemble—works by Viktor Ullmann and Leo Strauss from the concentration camp at Theresienstadt/Terezín, Hebrew songs circulating on postcards between Berlin and Jerusalem and composers such as Stephan Wolpe and Kurt Weill, newly-composed Russian songs by Ilya Levinson—will be experienced in all their staggering beauty.


Location:
Fulton Recital Hall, 1010 E. 59th Street
through the arch to Goodspeed Hall, 4th floor
Chicago IL, 60637


Contact:
Margo Strebig
mstrebig@uchicago.edu
773-702-3427


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Sunday, April 22, 2018 8:00 PM - 3:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, between 3/24/2018 - 4/29/2018)

The Luckiest People at Stage Left Theatre

On March 24, Stage Left will open the world premiere of The Luckiest People by Meridith Friedman. This new comedy follows the Hoffman Family - a Jewish family who is grieving the loss of their matriarch and determining the best way forward in the wake of her loss. The two grown children struggle with their responsibilities to their ailing father as well as their own families. With his sister Laura living in Shanghai, and Richard soon to become a first-time father with his partner David, he is less than thrilled at the prospect of housing his–to put it mildly–difficult father.

JUF members receive a 10% discount on tickets throughout the run with the code "JUF". Find more information here: https://www.stagelefttheatre.com/theluckiestpeople.


Location:
The Athenaeum Theatre, Studio 1
2936 N Southport Ave
Chicago IL, 60657


Contact:
Alex Fliess
Alex@stagelefttheatre.com
773-885-4147


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Monday, April 23, 2018 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, between 12/18/2017 - 9/30/2019)

Open Game Room

Looking for a warm and welcoming space to play your favorite games, such as Canasta or Mah-Jongg? JCC Chicago offers free game rooms at Bernard Weinger JCC in Northbrook. You bring the games, we provide a room, tables and chairs. Food available for purchase at Once Upon a Bagel’s Grab and Go, located in the lobby.

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


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


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Monday, April 23, 2018 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, between 1/8/2018 - 1/7/2019)

Coffee and Conversation: A Support Group for Holocaust Survivors

This weekly support group for Holocaust survivors addresses the challenges of aging, health concerns, family, relationships, planning for the future, holidays, and world events. Meets every Monday from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Sponsored by CJE SeniorLife and Jewish Child and Family Services. Free and open to Holocaust survivors; registration is required. Please call to confirm dates/times.

Location:
Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center
9603 Woods Drive
Skokie IL, 60077


Contact:
Holocaust Community Services
hcs@cje.net
773-508-1004


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Monday, April 23, 2018 3:25 PM - Tuesday, April 24, 2018 4:25 PM

New Trier Club Israel with JSC

Jewish Student Connection is an afterschool club where teens can come together at their school to explore Jewish values and build connections! Club meets every other Monday at 3:25. This club focuses on cooking our favorite Israeli and Jewish recipes. For more information about New Trier’s club, contact the club advisor, Jessie Morris at jmorris@jccchicago.org.
JSC operates in 16 schools across the Chicagoland area. Visit https://www.jccchicago.org/JSC for a complete list of schools. Contact Jessie Morris if you want to start a club at your school!


Location:
385 Winnetka Ave
Room W033
Winnetka IL, 60093


Contact:
Jessie Morris
jmorris@jccchicago.org
847-763-3595


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Monday, April 23, 2018 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM

Making Connections: Girls Group for Social Support

Would your child benefit from support navigating relationships? Does your child struggle to manage difficulties with friendships and social situations?

If so, consider including your child in our upcoming Girls Group. This group encourages practice with new skills to support friendships and improve social skills. The emphasis of our Girls Group is on building healthy relationships, and navigating social contexts. Each week we use games, expressive arts and discussion to support the process of forming and maintaining friendships. Group facilitators will maintain contact with parents to encourage participants to practice skills throughout the week. Parent collaboration is encouraged.

Groups are divided by age as appropriate, girls aged 9 - 13 are welcome.

• This group meets weekly for 8 sessions Monday or Tuesday evening at 5pm (TBD).


Location:
Joy Faith Knapp Children's Center
3145 W. Pratt Blvd
Chicago IL, 60645


Contact:
Alissa Rotblatt
AlissaRotblatt@jcfs.org
773-467-3769


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Monday, April 23, 2018 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, between 12/18/2017 - 8/7/2019)

Ballroom Dancing

Ballroom has again become one of the most popular forms of dance. While some people appreciate its nod to nostalgic times, many dance for other reasons: It’s a great way to stay in shape. It has been proven to promote to keep the mind active and healthy. Most importantly, knowing how to dance provides confidence and a source of social enjoyment on the dance floor.

Our new ballroom dancing classes are run by Ballroom Chicago and founder Bob Urbon who teaches styles from Rumba to East Coast Swing.

Classes are conducted in 5-week progressive sessions designed to be a casual, fun remedy to the dreaded Two-Left-Feet syndrome. Couples are suggested.


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


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


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Tuesday, April 24, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Beyond the Business Card!

Networking for Success with Shalom Klein. Learn how to enhance your networking skills and build your chavura.

Shalom is a sought-after business consultant and well-regarded community activist and entrepreneur. Shalom hosts the popular "Get Down to Business with Shalom Klein" radio show on Chicago’s AM 560 The Answer. He has worked with businesses and community organizations around the country, developing strategies for maximum growth and success.

$15 - includes kosher box lunch from The Sandwich Club

Please register with the Chicago Loop Synagogue at (312) 346-7370 or at loopadmn@chiloopsyn.org.


Location:
Chicago Loop Synagogue
16 S. Clark Street
Chicago IL, 60603


Contact:
Cary Wolovick
CaryW@chiloopsyn.org
312-346-7370


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Tuesday, April 24, 2018 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Tuesday, Thursday, between 1/4/2018 - 1/8/2019)

Parkinson’s on the Move in Skokie

CJE’s free, specialized exercise program for people with Parkinson’s addresses weakened muscles, minimizes the risk of falls, and facilitates functional independence. Benefits can include better posture, improved coordination, and increased energy levels. The basic exercise class meets every Tuesday and Thursday from 1 to 2 p.m. Program is free and open to the public; registration required.

Location:
Lieberman Center for Health and Rehabilitation
9700 Gross Point Road
Skokie IL, 60076


Contact:
Cindy Pedersen
cindy.pedersen@cje.net
847-929-3022


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Tuesday, April 24, 2018 2:45 PM - 4:30 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Tuesday, between 1/9/2018 - 5/29/2018)

Keshet After School Rec -- High School & Transition

Students with disabilities can enjoy a variety of fun and engaging programs afterschool. All programs start with a snack followed by an activity of the week including art therapy, music therapy, yoga, sports programming and more!

Open to ages 14-21. Registration is required. Please contact Marni Sommerfield prior to registering.

*No program April 3*


Location:
Keshet Transition Program
8111 N. St. Louis Avenue
Skokie IL, 60076


Contact:
Marni Sommerfield
msommerfield@keshet.org
847-205-0274


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Tuesday, April 24, 2018 3:15 PM - 4:00 PM

Naperville North High School JSC

Jewish Student Connection is an afterschool club where teens can come together at their school to explore Jewish values and build connections! Club meets every other Monday at 3:25. For more information about New Trier High School’s club, contact the club advisor, Jessie Morris at jmorris@jccchicago.org.
JSC operates in 15 schools across the Chicagoland area. Visit https://www.jccchicago.org/JSC for a complete list of schools. Contact Jessie Morris if you want to start a club at your school!


Location:
Naperville North High School
Naperville IL, 60563


Contact:
Jessie Morris
jmorris@jccchicago.org
847-763-3593


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Tuesday, April 24, 2018 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

JUF Jewish Day School Night

Gathering of the Jewish Day School Community

Location:
5300 Touhy Ave
Skokie IL, 60077


Contact:
Mindy Bass
MindyBass@juf.org
312-444-2839


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Tuesday, April 24, 2018 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Tuesday, between 4/17/2018 - 7/1/2019)

JCC Chicago Open Game Room

Looking for a warm and welcoming space to play your favorite games, such as Canasta or Mah-Jongg? JCC Chicago offers free game rooms at Bernard Weinger JCC in Northbrook. You bring the games, we provide a room, tables and chairs. Food available for purchase at Once Upon a Bagel’s Grab and Go, located in the lobby. Call or email Hillary for more info and to reserve your room.

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


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


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Tuesday, April 24, 2018 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Tuesday, between 12/19/2017 - 10/29/2019)

Open Game Room

Looking for a warm and welcoming space to play your favorite games, such as Canasta or Mah-Jongg? JCC Chicago offers free game rooms at Bernard Weinger JCC in Northbrook. You bring the games, we provide a room, tables and chairs. Food available for purchase at Once Upon a Bagel’s Grab and Go, located in the lobby.

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


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


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Tuesday, April 24, 2018 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Tuesday, between 2/13/2018 - 6/12/2018)

Say it in Hebrew

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


Location:
Florence Heller JCC
524 West Melrose Street
Chicago IL, 60657


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


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Tuesday, April 24, 2018 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

AJEC presents The Crown of Luyano, The History and Heritage of Jewish Family Life in Cuba

Miriam Levinson, an Ashkenazi Jew born in Cuba, presents the history of the Jews and Jewish communal life in Cuba from 1927 to present. This event is open to the community and free of charge.

Location:
Temple Chai
1670 Checker Rd.
Long Grove IL, 60047


Contact:
Sue Hershinow
hershinow@comcast.net
847-363-0000


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Tuesday, April 24, 2018 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Tuesday, between 10/10/2017 - 5/29/2018)

What Comes Next

Join Rabbi Helbraun every Tuesday for a class about what comes after the Torah ends. Read and Learn together, beginning with the book of Joshua.

Location:
Temple Beth-El
3610 Dundee Rd
Northbrook IL, 60062


Contact:
Shaina Farwell
sfarwell@templebeth-el.org
847-205-9982


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Wednesday, April 25, 2018 12:30 AM - 4:00 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, between 4/19/2018 - 7/2/2019)

JCC Chicago Open Game Room

Looking for a warm and welcoming space to play your favorite games, such as Canasta or Mah-Jongg? JCC Chicago offers free game rooms at Bernard Weinger JCC in Northbrook. You bring the games, we provide a room, tables and chairs. Food available for purchase at Once Upon a Bagel’s Grab and Go, located in the lobby. Call or email Hillary for more info and to reserve your room.

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


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


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Wednesday, April 25, 2018 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, between 4/26/2017 - 2/6/2019)

Community Wednesdays

Join us every Wednesday for a few hours of mind, body & spirit enrichment. We will be hosting three, one-hour lectures/classes throughout the day, along with our fitness class offerings at the Marvin Lustbader Center. You choose how you want to spend your day at the J!

Lectures/classes run 9:30-10:30, 10:45-11:45 & 12-1

Free for Marvin Lustbader Center members; $10/day non-member; $45/5 session punch card.


Location:
Jewish Community Center
300 Revere Drive
Northbrook IL, 60062


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


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Wednesday, April 25, 2018 9:30 AM - 11:45 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, between 4/18/2018 - 6/30/2019)

JCC Chicago Community Wednesdays

Join us every Wednesday for a few hours of mind, body & spirit enrichment. We will be hosting three, one-hour lectures/classes throughout the day, along with our fitness class offerings at the Marvin Lustbader Center. You choose how you want to spend your day at the J!

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


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


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Wednesday, April 25, 2018 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, between 1/10/2018 - 5/30/2018)

Mom & Tot @ The Dr. Sue Library!

Join together with other infants and toddlers for a warm and inviting class designed for our littlest learners! Interactive multi-sensory activities, music & movement, stories & more! Classes led by an experienced & dynamic teacher!

Ages 15-24 months. $260 for entire session.


Location:
The Dr. Sue Weisberg Children's Library
850 Central Avenue
Highland Park IL, 60035


Contact:
Michla Shanowitz
drsuechildrenslibrary@gmail.com
847-433-1567


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Wednesday, April 25, 2018 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, between 4/11/2018 - 5/30/2018)

Coping with the Challenges of Aging: An Eight-Week Group

This eight-week Cognitive Behavioral Therapy group is designed to help members change patterns of thinking in order to feel better. Members will learn tools to effectively deal with the challenges of aging and meet others dealing with similar issues. Led by Lisa Brinkerhoff, L.C.S.W., CJE Counseling Services, on Wednesdays, April 11 to May 30 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Participation requires advance screening and evaluation to be billable to Medicare and other insurance.

Location:
Bernard Horwich Building
3003 West Touhy Avenue
Chicago IL, 60645


Contact:
Lisa Brinkerhoff
Lisa.Brinkerhoff@cje.net
773-508-1690


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Wednesday, April 25, 2018 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, between 1/10/2018 - 5/30/2018)

Mommy & Me @ The Dr. Sue Library!

Mommy & Me @ The Dr. Sue Library!

Join together with other infants and toddlers for a warm and inviting class designed for our littlest learners! Interactive multi-sensory activities, music & movement, stories & more! Classes led by an experienced & dynamic teacher!

Ages 6-15 months. $260 for entire session.


Location:
The Dr. Sue Weisberg Children's Library
850 Central Avenue
Highland Park IL, 60035


Contact:
Michla Shanowitz
drsuechildrenslibrary@gmail.com
847-433-1567


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Wednesday, April 25, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, Friday, between 1/3/2018 - 1/4/2019)

Parkinson’s on the Move in Deerfield

CJE’s free, specialized exercise program for people with Parkinson’s addresses weakened muscles, minimizes the risk of falls, and facilitates functional independence. Benefits can include better posture, improved coordination, and increased energy levels. This class meets every Wednesday and Friday from noon to 1 p.m. Program is free and open to the public; registration required.

Location:
Weinberg Community for Senior Living
1551 Lake Cook Road
Deerfield IL, 60015


Contact:
Michelle Bernstein
michelle.bernstein@cje.net
847-236-7852


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Wednesday, April 25, 2018 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, between 4/19/2018 - 7/2/2019)

JCC Chicago Open Game Room

Looking for a warm and welcoming space to play your favorite games, such as Canasta or Mah-Jongg? JCC Chicago offers free game rooms at Bernard Weinger JCC in Northbrook. You bring the games, we provide a room, tables and chairs. Food available for purchase at Once Upon a Bagel’s Grab and Go, located in the lobby. Call or email Hillary for more info and to reserve your room.

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


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


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Wednesday, April 25, 2018 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, between 4/4/2018 - 1/9/2019)

Living Life Through Loss: A Bereavement Support Group

Meets every Wednesday from 1 to 2 p.m. This support group is for those ages 60+ who have recently lost a significant person in his or her life. Groups are open to the public and led by Lisa Andrews, A.M. Sponsored by CJE SeniorLife and the Jewish Healing Network. Registration is required; $5 suggested donation per session.

Location:
Bernard Horwich Building
3003 West Touhy Avenue
Chicago IL, 60645


Contact:
Lisa Andrews
Lisa.Andrews@cje.net
773-508-4742


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Wednesday, April 25, 2018 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, between 1/10/2018 - 1/9/2019)

Parkinson’s on the Move: Seated Dance and Movement in Skokie

CJE’s free, specialized exercise program for people with Parkinson’s addresses weakened muscles, minimizes the risk of falls, and facilitates functional independence. Dance/Movement Therapy motivates people with Parkinson’s to keep moving and can decrease symptoms. The Seated Dance & Movement class meets every Wednesday from 3 to 3:45 p.m. Program is free and open to the public; registration required.

Location:
Lieberman Center for Health and Rehabilitation
9700 Gross Point Road
Skokie IL, 60076


Contact:
Cindy Pedersen
cindy.pedersen@cje.net
847-929-3022


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Wednesday, April 25, 2018 3:15 PM - 4:15 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, between 2/7/2018 - 6/6/2018)

JSC: Whitney Young

Jewish Student Connection is an afterschool club where teens can come together at their school to explore Jewish values and build connections! Club meets every other Wednesday at 3:20. For more information about Whitney Young’s club, contact the club advisor, Brittany Abramowitz at brittanyabramowicz@juf.org.
JSC operates in 15 schools across the Chicagoland area. Visit https://www.jccchicago.org/JSC for a complete list of schools. Contact Julie Minor at jminor@jccchicago.org if you want to start a club at your school!


Location:
Whitney Young Magnet High School
Chicago IL, 60607


Contact:
Brittany Abramowicz
brittanyabramowicz@juf.org
312-357-4977


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Wednesday, April 25, 2018 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Girls Expressive Art Therapy Group

The expressive arts provide opportunities for alternative avenues of self-expression and social connection. This group will be offered for 8 weeks on Wednesdays and will provide 1st grade through 3rd grade girls the opportunity to participate in a group experience with emphasis on developing skills for emotional regulation, communication, and deepening
social relationships. Girls are encouraged to use drama, art, and play to express themselves and connect with one another in a small group setting.

Contact Daniel Lancott to register.


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


Contact:
Daniel Lanctot
DanielLanctot@jcfs.org
773-467-3723


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Wednesday, April 25, 2018 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

The Golden Oldies

Bob Sirott and Marianne Murciano, a popular husband-and-wife Chicago media team, will regale you with great stories of the past from Chicago TV news and radio business-the fans, the musicians, the fun. Join this vivacious couple. Refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public; registration required.

Location:
Weinberg Community for Senior Living
1551 Lake Cook Road
Deerfield IL, 60015


Contact:
Michelle Bernstein
michelle.bernstein@cje.net
847-236-7852


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Wednesday, April 25, 2018 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

25th Annual Women of Achievement Awards Dinner

This event is an annual dinner created to honor women who are outstanding in their field of specialty. These women embody the spirit and philosophy of ADL through their efforts to improve communication and understanding among the diverse racial, religious and ethnic communities of Chicago. The ADL is dedicated to defending democratic ideals, safeguarding civil rights, and combating anti-Semitism, prejudice, discrimination and bigotry of all kinds.

Location:
TBD
Chicago IL, 60603


Contact:
Sara Hurwick
shurwick@adl.org
312-533-3914


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Wednesday, April 25, 2018 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Newish and Jewish

Are you new to Chicago? Interested in learning about opportunities for involvement in the Chicago Jewish Community? Are you looking to meet other Jewish 20 and 30 something’s in Chicago? Join YLD at the Newish and Jewish event.

For more information contact Carol Guzman at yld@juf.org or (312)357-4880


Location:
Highline Bar + Lounge
169 W. Kinzie St.
Chicago IL, 60654


Contact:
Carol Guzman
carolguzman@juf.org
312-444-2847


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Thursday, April 26, 2018 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Spirituality in Older Adults and Vulnerable Populations

Explore the role of religion and spirituality in the lives of older adults and other vulnerable populations. Participants will
learn about the concept of spiritual struggle and how it may impact care and common emotional problems such as
depression and anxiety. Learn how to respond, and how to access Tikvah: The Jewish Chaplaincy Community Initiative. Join us for registration, networking and kosher breakfast from 8:30 – 9am, and the program from 9-10am.


Location:
Weinberg Community for Senior Living
1551 Lake Cook Road
Deerfield IL, 60015


Contact:
Elana Boiskin
ElanaBoiskin@jcfs.org
847-745-5405


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Thursday, April 26, 2018 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Thursday, between 1/11/2018 - 5/31/2018)

Babyccino: Tots Love Shabbat @ The Dr. Sue Library

Share in the wonders of Challah baking with your little one & bring home a warm, fresh Challah each week! Enjoy music & movement and storytime, along with multi-sensory learning activities.

Ages 2-4 years old. $260 for entire session.


Location:
The Dr. Sue Weisberg Children's Library
874 Central Avenue
Highland Park IL, 60035


Contact:
Michla Shanowitz
drsuechildrenslibrary@gmail.com
847-433-1567


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Thursday, April 26, 2018 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Thursday, between 1/4/2018 - 1/3/2019)

Parkinson’s on the Move Seated Tai Chi in Skokie

CJE’s free, specialized exercise program for people with Parkinson’s addresses weakened muscles, minimizes the risk of falls, and facilitates functional independence. This low impact exercise puts minimal stress on muscles and joints by using slow, controlled movements and gradual shifts of body weight. The seated tai chi class meets every Thursday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Program is free and open to the public; registration required.

Location:
Lieberman Center for Health and Rehabilitation
9700 Gross Point Road
Skokie IL, 60076


Contact:
Cindy Pedersen
cindy.pedersen@cje.net
847-929-3022


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Thursday, April 26, 2018 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Tuesday, Thursday, between 1/4/2018 - 1/8/2019)

Parkinson’s on the Move in Skokie

CJE’s free, specialized exercise program for people with Parkinson’s addresses weakened muscles, minimizes the risk of falls, and facilitates functional independence. Benefits can include better posture, improved coordination, and increased energy levels. The basic exercise class meets every Tuesday and Thursday from 1 to 2 p.m. Program is free and open to the public; registration required.

Location:
Lieberman Center for Health and Rehabilitation
9700 Gross Point Road
Skokie IL, 60076


Contact:
Cindy Pedersen
cindy.pedersen@cje.net
847-929-3022


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Thursday, April 26, 2018 2:45 PM - 4:30 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Thursday, between 1/11/2018 - 5/31/2018)

Keshet After School Rec-- K-8

Students with disabilities can enjoy a variety of fun and engaging afterschool programs. All programs start with a snack followed by an activity of the week including Art Therapy, Music Therapy, Yoga, Sports programming and more!

Open to ages 5-13. Registration is required. Please contact Marni Sommerfield prior to registering.

*No program January 18, February 1 and April 5*


Location:
Solomon Schechter Day School
3210 Dundee Road
Northbrook IL, 60062


Contact:
Marni Sommerfield
msommerfield@keshet.org
847-205-0274


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Thursday, April 26, 2018 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Lincoln Park High School Jewish Student Connection Club

Jewish Student Connection is an afterschool club where teens can come together at their school to explore Jewish values and build connections! Club meets every other Thursday at 4:00 in Room 267. For more information about Lane Tech’s club, contact the club advisor, Brittany Abramowicz and brittanyabramowicz@juf.org
JSC operates in 15 schools across the Chicagoland area. Visit https://www.jccchicago.org/JSC for a complete list of schools. Contact Julie Minor if you want to start a club at your school!

Meets every other thursday-
4/26, 5/10, 5/24, and 6/7


Location:
2001 N Orchard St
Room 267
Chicago IL, 60614


Contact:
Brittany Abramowicz
brittanyabramowicz@juf.org
312-357-4977


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Thursday, April 26, 2018 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

YLD Pride’s 5th Annual Happy Hour

Help us celebrate our 5th anniversary of YLD Pride's Happy Hour on April 26th from 6-8 PM at Sidetrack in Boystown. This happy hour is for LGBTQ friends and allies to connect and get involved with YLD Pride and the Jewish United Fund.

Location:
DS Tequila Company
3352 N Halsted St.
Chicago IL, 60657


Contact:
Tori Weinstein
ToriWeinstein@juf.org
312-357-4543


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Thursday, April 26, 2018 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Meet the Author: Fritz Bauer 1903-1968, The prosecutor who found Eichmann and put Auschwitz on trial

PD Dr. Irmtrud Wojak reveals her research on Fritz Bauer, the Holocaust Survivor and high profile German state prosecutor who is often remembered for providing information on Adolf Eichmann's whereabouts to the Israeli secret service, helping lead to his capture. Dr. Wojak, German historian and managing director of the non-profit BUXUS FOUNDATION GmbH in Munich, will also discuss Bauer's key role in the Auschwitz trials in 1963, at which 18 SS men were convicted, and reflect on the German culture of remembrance. Lecturer Anette Isaacs will moderate. A book signing follows.

Location:
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
9603 Woods Drive
Skokie IL, 60077


Contact:
Amanda Berrios
amanda.berrios@ilhmec.org
847-967-4800


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Thursday, April 26, 2018 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Thursday, between 2/15/2018 - 6/7/2018)

Say it in Hebrew

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


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


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


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Thursday, April 26, 2018 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Distinguished Speaker Bruce Feiler

Congregation Beth Shalom welcomes Distinguished Speaker Bruce Feiler, The Council of Dads: A Story of Family, Friendship and Learning How To Live” on Thursday, April 26th at 8:00 pm. Bruce Feiler is one of America’s most popular voices on contemporary life. He is known for both his beloved column “This Life” in the Sunday New York Times and his six consecutive New York Times best sellers. Open to the community and free of charge, 3433 Walters Ave, Northbrook, IL, 847-498-4100.

Location:
Congregation Beth Shalom
3433 Walters Avenue
Northbrook IL, 60062


Contact:
Bernie Balbot
BBalbot@BethShalomNB.org
847-498-4100


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Thursday, April 26, 2018 8:00 PM - 3:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, between 3/24/2018 - 4/29/2018)

The Luckiest People at Stage Left Theatre

On March 24, Stage Left will open the world premiere of The Luckiest People by Meridith Friedman. This new comedy follows the Hoffman Family - a Jewish family who is grieving the loss of their matriarch and determining the best way forward in the wake of her loss. The two grown children struggle with their responsibilities to their ailing father as well as their own families. With his sister Laura living in Shanghai, and Richard soon to become a first-time father with his partner David, he is less than thrilled at the prospect of housing his–to put it mildly–difficult father.

JUF members receive a 10% discount on tickets throughout the run with the code "JUF". Find more information here: https://www.stagelefttheatre.com/theluckiestpeople.


Location:
The Athenaeum Theatre, Studio 1
2936 N Southport Ave
Chicago IL, 60657


Contact:
Alex Fliess
Alex@stagelefttheatre.com
773-885-4147


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Friday, April 27, 2018 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Friday, between 10/13/2017 - 5/25/2018)

Torah Class

Join Rabbi Helbraun every Friday to study and discuss the weekly Torah portion (in English). No prior knowledge is necessary. Join every week or just occasionally. No charge.

Location:
Temple Beth-El
3610 N Dundee Rd
Northbrook IL, 60062


Contact:
Shaina Farwell
sfarwell@templebeth-el.org
847-205-9982


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Friday, April 27, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, Friday, between 1/3/2018 - 1/4/2019)

Parkinson’s on the Move in Deerfield

CJE’s free, specialized exercise program for people with Parkinson’s addresses weakened muscles, minimizes the risk of falls, and facilitates functional independence. Benefits can include better posture, improved coordination, and increased energy levels. This class meets every Wednesday and Friday from noon to 1 p.m. Program is free and open to the public; registration required.

Location:
Weinberg Community for Senior Living
1551 Lake Cook Road
Deerfield IL, 60015


Contact:
Michelle Bernstein
michelle.bernstein@cje.net
847-236-7852


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Friday, April 27, 2018 8:00 PM - 3:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, between 3/24/2018 - 4/29/2018)

The Luckiest People at Stage Left Theatre

On March 24, Stage Left will open the world premiere of The Luckiest People by Meridith Friedman. This new comedy follows the Hoffman Family - a Jewish family who is grieving the loss of their matriarch and determining the best way forward in the wake of her loss. The two grown children struggle with their responsibilities to their ailing father as well as their own families. With his sister Laura living in Shanghai, and Richard soon to become a first-time father with his partner David, he is less than thrilled at the prospect of housing his–to put it mildly–difficult father.

JUF members receive a 10% discount on tickets throughout the run with the code "JUF". Find more information here: https://www.stagelefttheatre.com/theluckiestpeople.


Location:
The Athenaeum Theatre, Studio 1
2936 N Southport Ave
Chicago IL, 60657


Contact:
Alex Fliess
Alex@stagelefttheatre.com
773-885-4147


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Saturday, April 28, 2018 9:00 AM - Saturday, June 9, 2018 10:00 AM

Sticky, Slimy, Shabbat!

Experience Shabbat during a 1 hour messy, fun, and engaging tactile and sensory experience. Feel, touch, and move as we engage in the wonder of creation through making and creating with play dough, paint, shaving cream, and other mediums. Best for toddlers ages 1-2 years old and their favorite adult. Class will include snack and time for socializing and open play.

**Class will not meet on 5/26/18**


Location:
Congregation Sukkat Shalom
1001 Central Avenue
Wilmette IL, 60091


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


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Saturday, April 28, 2018 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Shabbat Yoga

Experience Shabbat Yoga, a gentle, relaxing yoga session inspired by Shabbat as a rest day, open to all levels, Saturday April 28, 2018 from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm at Congregation Beth Shalom, 3433 Walters Ave, Northbrook, 847-498-4100. Open to the community at no charge - bring your own mat and dress appropriately for yoga.

Location:
Congregation Beth Shalom
3433 Walters Avenue
Northbrook IL, 60062


Contact:
Eli Castellano
ecastellano@bethshalomnb.org
847-498-4100


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Saturday, April 28, 2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Crime and Pun-ishment: A Murder Mystery Night

A 1920's style Murder Mystery featuring Rapid Fire Fun!
6:00 PM - Doors Open
7:00 PM - Dinner is served

• Tickets are $40 in advance/$45 at the door
• Costumes are recommended but not required,
so bust out that flapper dress or zoot suit!
• 21 and over only
• Free parking
Tickets available at the Etz Chaim office or call 630-627-3912 for more information.


Location:
1710 S. Highland Ave.
Lombard IL, 60148


Contact:
Laura Pietrzak
cec.officeasst@congetzchaim.org
630-627-3912


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Saturday, April 28, 2018 8:00 PM - 3:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, between 3/24/2018 - 4/29/2018)

The Luckiest People at Stage Left Theatre

On March 24, Stage Left will open the world premiere of The Luckiest People by Meridith Friedman. This new comedy follows the Hoffman Family - a Jewish family who is grieving the loss of their matriarch and determining the best way forward in the wake of her loss. The two grown children struggle with their responsibilities to their ailing father as well as their own families. With his sister Laura living in Shanghai, and Richard soon to become a first-time father with his partner David, he is less than thrilled at the prospect of housing his–to put it mildly–difficult father.

JUF members receive a 10% discount on tickets throughout the run with the code "JUF". Find more information here: https://www.stagelefttheatre.com/theluckiestpeople.


Location:
The Athenaeum Theatre, Studio 1
2936 N Southport Ave
Chicago IL, 60657


Contact:
Alex Fliess
Alex@stagelefttheatre.com
773-885-4147


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Sunday, April 29, 2018 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Spring Blood Drive

Be a part of National Donate Life Month and donate blood at the spring blood drive at Congregation Beth Shalom on Sunday, April 29, 2018 from 8:30 am – 1:00 pm. Schedule your appointment at www.lifesource.org and use groupcode NBO5. To donate whole blood, you must be at least 18 years old (16 or 17 years old with signed parental consent form) and weigh at least 110 pounds. 3433 Walters Avenue, Northbrook or contact Steven Elisco @ swelisco@eliscodesign.com.

Location:
3433 Walters Avenue
Northbrook IL, 60062


Contact:
Steve Elisco
swelisco@eliscodesign.com
847-498-4100


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Sunday, April 29, 2018 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Sunday, between 1/14/2018 - 5/20/2018)

Camp Am Yisrael

Celebrate being Jewish through story, song, prayer and play! Throughout this year-long class, learn about Jewish holidays and Jewish values. Meet, socialize and build community with other families. This class is geared for infants - 2 years old.

Location:
Am Yisrael
4 Happ Road
Northfield IL, 60093


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


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Sunday, April 29, 2018 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Sunday, between 11/5/2017 - 6/10/2018)

Introduction to Judaism Program- 18 Weeks

Always been curious about Judaism?
Never paid attention in Hebrew school?
Thinking about joining the Tribe?

The Miller Program is an open and engaging 18-week experience geared towards both Jews and non-Jews who want to learn more. Bring your questions and explore the wisdom, depth and joy of Jewish living.

Sundays at 10 am, beginning November 5th 2017-June 10th 2018
To register or for more information contact: sflint@wsthz.org


The Miller Introduction to Judaism Program is endorsed by the Rabbinical Assembly for purposes of conversion, and by the State of Israel for making Aliyah.


Location:
West Suburban Temple Har Zion
1040 N. Harlem Ave
River Forest IL, 60305


Contact:
Stacey Flint
sflint@wsthz.org
708-366-9000


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Sunday, April 29, 2018 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Sunday, Thursday, between 4/29/2018 - 4/29/2018)

Skokie Jewish Learning Institute (JLI) WHAT IS? Rethinking Everything We Know About Our Universe

Imagine that you were able to rethink everything you knew about the universe, the laws of nature, your own consciousness, and the very idea of existence and reality. Imagine the new insights you will gain, the fresh perspective with which you will embark on the journey of life each morning.

“What is?” does exactly that. Drawing wisdom from the Torah and expanding through the lenses of Kabbalah and Chassidic teaching, the most basic building blocks of existence are reexamined from the bottom up, revolutionizing our understanding of life, reality, and our place in the world.
Option 1: Six Thursday Mornings, starting Thursday, 4/26/2018, 10:30am-12:00pm
Option 2: Six Thursday Evenings, starting Thursday, 4/26/2018, 8:00pm-9:30pm
Option 3: Six Sunday Mornings, starting Sunday, 4/29/2018, 10:30am-12:00pm
Option 4: Six Sunday Evenings, starting Sunday, 4/29/2018, 7:00pm-8:30pm

Register for this course today!


Location:
4059 Dempster Street
Skokie IL, 60076


Contact:
Lubavitch Chabad of Skokie
office@SkokieChabad.org
847-677-1770


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Sunday, April 29, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Keshet Special Olympics

Keshet proudly sponsors a team each year in the Illinois Special Olympics competition. There are 9 training sessions where individuals with disabilities participate in running, throwing and other activities while learning sportsmanship and teamwork under the guidance of volunteer coaches. The session closes with an Area Meet in late April/early May and event winners will advance to the state-level championships in June. Everyone who participates in the Illinois Special Olympics always leaves feeling like a winner!

Open to ages 8 through adulthood. Cost is $75. Registration is required. Please contact Marni Sommerfield before registering.

Join us as a volunteer coach! If you are interested, please register online.

Program runs on Sundays from 1/7-4/29.
*No training on 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25, 3/4, 3/11, 4/1, 4/8*


Location:
Ida Crown Jewish Academy
8233 Central Park Avenue
Skokie IL, 60076


Contact:
Marni Sommerfield
msommerfield@keshet.org
847-205-0274


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Sunday, April 29, 2018 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

10th Anniversary of the Cohen Center at The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

On April 29, from 1-3 pm in Urbana-Champaign, we will be celebrating the 10-year anniversary of Illini Hillel’s Cohen Center. The Cohen Center has been integral in creating a
strong Jewish community in Urbana-Champaign, and we want to celebrate the success of the space, the community, and how it has enhanced Jewish life on campus and beyond. As part of the celebration, we will be honoring the Takiff/Cohn Family, Maury Fertig, and Barry Weiner for their outstanding contributions to Hillel at the University of Illinois.

The event will include lunch, special guest speakers Jeffrey Brown, Dean of the Gies College of Business, Steve Miller of Origin Ventures, and students. Dean Brown will discuss the great progress taking place between Israeli universities and the University of Illinois. As many of you may never have visited our state’s flagship university, this is a great opportunity to see the campus and our beautiful Hillel.


Location:
The Margie K. and Louis N. Cohen Center for Jewish
503 E. John Street
Champaign IL, 61820


Contact:
Sammi Cutler
SamanthaCutler@juf.org
312-357-4809


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Sunday, April 29, 2018 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois meeting

“Galician Portraits: Jews, Gentiles, and Emperors” and “Gesher Galicia: What’s New and What’s Coming Soon” will be the topics of two talks by Gesher Galicia board member and author Andrew Zalewski at the Sunday, April 29, 2018, meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois starting at 1 p.m. at Temple Beth-El, 3610 Dundee Road, Northbrook, Ill. For more information, see jgsi.org or phone 312-666-0100.

Location:
Temple Beth-El
3610 Dundee Road
Northbrook IL, 60062


Contact:
Martin Fischer
events@jgsi.org
312-666-0100


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Sunday, April 29, 2018 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

All Star Abilities

All Star Abilities (ASA) is a peer-to-peer fitness program focusing on wellness instruction and recreational opportunities for teenagers of all abilities in concert with community partners.

The goals for participants who complete the program are practical exercise training, comfort/ability to utilize a fitness center, and new friendships with other participants and teen volunteers. Peer volunteers will work in tandem with participants to help them achieve their goals. Programs run on Sundays from 2:00-3:15pm.


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


Contact:
Andi Kaufman
akaufman@jccchicago.org
847-763-3517


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Sunday, April 29, 2018 2:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Israel's Security at 70

"Israel's Security at 70" will take place from 2:30-6:00PM at Anshe Emet and will feature keynote remarks and panels, including from high-level policy experts:

Danny Yatom, former Director, Mossad

Maj. Gen. Amnon Reshef, founder and chairman, Commanders for Israel's Security
Polly Bronstein, Executive Director, Darkenu

Khaled Elgindy, Fellow, Brookings Institution; former Advisor to negotiations, Palestinian Authority

Ilan Goldenberg, Senior Fellow and Director of Middle East Security Program, Center for a New American Security


70 years after Israeli independence, the Middle East landscape is more complicated than ever. To help unpack the latest developments and their implications for Israel, the Jewish state's
relations with the Arab world, and the Palestinian conflict.


Location:
Anshe Emet Synagogue
3751 North Broadway
Chicago IL, 60613


Contact:
Shanie Reichman
sreichman@ipforum.org
516-974-5664


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Sunday, April 29, 2018 2:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Israel's Security at 70

"Israel's Security at 70" will feature keynote remarks and panels, including from high-level policy experts:

Danny Yatom, former Director, Mossad

Maj. Gen. Amnon Reshef, founder and chairman, Commanders for Israel's Security

Polly Bronstein, Founder and CEO, Darkenu

Khaled Elgindy, Fellow, Brookings Institution; former Advisor to negotiations, Palestinian Authority

Ilan Goldenberg, Senior Fellow and Director of Middle East Security Program, Center for a New American Security

70 years after Israeli independence, the Middle East landscape is more complicated than ever. To unpack the latest developments and their implications for Israel, Israel Policy Forum and Anshe Emet Synagogue are offering this timely and engaging program in partnership with the Center for a New American Security and Commanders for Israel's Security.


Location:
Anshe Emet Synagogue
3751 North Broadway
Chicago IL, 60613


Contact:
Shanie Reichman
sreichman@ipforum.org
212-315-1741


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Sunday, April 29, 2018 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Yom HaShoah Commemoration

The Ninth Annual Man’s Search for Meaning: When Objects Make Meaning Immortal; Keynote speaker, Scott Miller, Director of Curatorial Affairs, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and featuring Rabbi Yona Reiss, CRC, Av Bet Din/Chief Justice. Presented in partnership with the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Location:
Lincolnwood Jewish Congregation A.G. Beth Israel
7117 N. Crawford Ave.
Lincolnwood IL, 60712


Contact:
LJCAGBI Office
officeljc@att.net
847-676-0491


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Monday, April 30, 2018 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

The Hidden Problem: How To Recognize the Signs and Symptoms of Substance Use Problems in Older Adult

Illinois Coalition on Substance Use and Aging presents The Hidden Problem: How To Recognize the Signs and Symptoms of Substance Use Problems in Older Adults.

Location:
6307 S. Stewart Avenue
3rd floor conference room
Chicago IL, 60621


Contact:
Nina Henry
ninahenry@jcfs.org
847-745-5457


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Monday, April 30, 2018 11:00 AM - Monday, May 21, 2018 11:45 AM

Baby and Me Yoga: with a Jewish Twist

Bond with your baby through yoga while getting to know other parents in the community. Jewish music will also be integrated into the class. Led by a trained baby yoga instructor from Kids HeArt Yoga, this class is best for 1-12 month olds.


Location:
Temple Beth-El
3610 Dundee Road
Northbrook IL, 60062


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


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Monday, April 30, 2018 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, between 12/18/2017 - 9/30/2019)

Open Game Room

Looking for a warm and welcoming space to play your favorite games, such as Canasta or Mah-Jongg? JCC Chicago offers free game rooms at Bernard Weinger JCC in Northbrook. You bring the games, we provide a room, tables and chairs. Food available for purchase at Once Upon a Bagel’s Grab and Go, located in the lobby.

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


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


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Monday, April 30, 2018 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, between 1/8/2018 - 1/7/2019)

Coffee and Conversation: A Support Group for Holocaust Survivors

This weekly support group for Holocaust survivors addresses the challenges of aging, health concerns, family, relationships, planning for the future, holidays, and world events. Meets every Monday from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Sponsored by CJE SeniorLife and Jewish Child and Family Services. Free and open to Holocaust survivors; registration is required. Please call to confirm dates/times.

Location:
Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center
9603 Woods Drive
Skokie IL, 60077


Contact:
Holocaust Community Services
hcs@cje.net
773-508-1004


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Monday, April 30, 2018 3:15 PM - 4:00 PM

Jones High School JSC

Jewish Student Connection is an afterschool club where teens can come together at their school to explore Jewish values and build connections! Club meets every other Monday at 3:15. For more information about Jones College Prep’s club, contact the club advisor, Jessie Morris at jmorris@jccchicago.org.
JSC operates in 15 schools across the Chicagoland area. Visit https://www.jccchicago.org/JSC for a complete list of schools. Contact Jessie Morris if you want to start a club at your school!


Location:
Jones College Prep
Chicago IL, 60605


Contact:
Jessie Morris
jmorris@jccchicago.org
847-763-3595


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Monday, April 30, 2018 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM

Making Connections: Girls Group for Social Support

Would your child benefit from support navigating relationships? Does your child struggle to manage difficulties with friendships and social situations?

If so, consider including your child in our upcoming Girls Group. This group encourages practice with new skills to support friendships and improve social skills. The emphasis of our Girls Group is on building healthy relationships, and navigating social contexts. Each week we use games, expressive arts and discussion to support the process of forming and maintaining friendships. Group facilitators will maintain contact with parents to encourage participants to practice skills throughout the week. Parent collaboration is encouraged.

Groups are divided by age as appropriate, girls aged 9 - 13 are welcome.

• This group meets weekly for 8 sessions Monday or Tuesday evening at 5pm (TBD).


Location:
Joy Faith Knapp Children's Center
3145 W. Pratt Blvd
Chicago IL, 60645


Contact:
Alissa Rotblatt
AlissaRotblatt@jcfs.org
773-467-3769


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Monday, April 30, 2018 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, between 12/18/2017 - 8/7/2019)

Ballroom Dancing

Ballroom has again become one of the most popular forms of dance. While some people appreciate its nod to nostalgic times, many dance for other reasons: It’s a great way to stay in shape. It has been proven to promote to keep the mind active and healthy. Most importantly, knowing how to dance provides confidence and a source of social enjoyment on the dance floor.

Our new ballroom dancing classes are run by Ballroom Chicago and founder Bob Urbon who teaches styles from Rumba to East Coast Swing.

Classes are conducted in 5-week progressive sessions designed to be a casual, fun remedy to the dreaded Two-Left-Feet syndrome. Couples are suggested.


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


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


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Monday, April 30, 2018 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

World of Yiddish

Learn Yiddish through literature, music, and theater with Cantor Stewart Figa.

Inquiries and RSVP to office@wsthz.org.


Location:
1040 North Harlem Avenue
River Forest IL, 60305


Contact:
Ed Simon
esimon@wsthz.org
708-366-9000


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May 2018

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Grief Drop in Groups: Hand in Hand

For older adults who have experienced the death of a spouse or partner over the last two years. Meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month.

Fee: $10 a session (adjustable)


Location:
Goldie Bachman Luftig Building
5150 Golf Road
Skokie IL, 60077


Contact:
Marsha Raynes
marsharaynes@jcfs.org
847-745-5408


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Tuesday, May 1, 2018 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

(Recurring Monthly on the First Tuesday of every month between 1/16/2018 - 1/15/2019)

Making Connections: Support Group for Seniors with Adult Children with Disabilities

This support group for older adults who have adult children with disabilities offers families an opportunity to connect, share experiences, and learn about benefits and community resources. Meets first and third Tuesday of every month from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Sponsored by CJE’s Linkages Program. This group is open to the public and free of charge; advance screening and registration required.

Location:
Bernard Horwich Building
3003 West Touhy Avenue
Chicago IL, 60645


Contact:
Mariana Sanchez
mariana.sanchez@cje.net
773-508-1106


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Tuesday, May 1, 2018 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Tuesday, between 5/1/2018 - 6/19/2018)

A Matter of Balance: Eight-Week Program

This eight-week evidence-based program is designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults. Classes are led by CJE SeniorLife on Tuesdays, May 1 to June 19 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. $40 fee includes all classes and materials. For more information or to register, contact Dave Dalton at 773.769.1995 or ddalton@MatherLifeways.com.

Location:
Mather Edgewater
1020 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.
Chicago IL, 60660


Contact:
Dave Dalton
ddalton@MatherLifeways.com
773-769-1995


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Tuesday, May 1, 2018 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Tuesday, Thursday, between 1/4/2018 - 1/8/2019)

Parkinson’s on the Move in Skokie

CJE’s free, specialized exercise program for people with Parkinson’s addresses weakened muscles, minimizes the risk of falls, and facilitates functional independence. Benefits can include better posture, improved coordination, and increased energy levels. The basic exercise class meets every Tuesday and Thursday from 1 to 2 p.m. Program is free and open to the public; registration required.

Location:
Lieberman Center for Health and Rehabilitation
9700 Gross Point Road
Skokie IL, 60076


Contact:
Cindy Pedersen
cindy.pedersen@cje.net
847-929-3022


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Tuesday, May 1, 2018 2:45 PM - 4:30 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Tuesday, between 1/9/2018 - 5/29/2018)

Keshet After School Rec -- High School & Transition

Students with disabilities can enjoy a variety of fun and engaging programs afterschool. All programs start with a snack followed by an activity of the week including art therapy, music therapy, yoga, sports programming and more!

Open to ages 14-21. Registration is required. Please contact Marni Sommerfield prior to registering.

*No program April 3*


Location:
Keshet Transition Program
8111 N. St. Louis Avenue
Skokie IL, 60076


Contact:
Marni Sommerfield
msommerfield@keshet.org
847-205-0274


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Tuesday, May 1, 2018 3:10 PM - 4:00 PM

JSC Buffalo Grove High School

Jewish Student Connection is an afterschool club where teens can come together at their school to explore Jewish values and build connections! Club meets every other Tuesday at 3:10. For more information about Buffalo Grove High School’s club, contact the club advisor, Jessie Morris at jmorris@jccchicago.org.
JSC operates in 15 schools across the Chicagoland area. Visit https://www.jccchicago.org/JSC for a complete list of schools. Contact Jessie Morris if you want to start a club at your school!


Location:
Buffalo Grove High School
Buffalo Grove IL, 60089


Contact:
Jessie Morris
jmorris@jccchicago.org
847-763-3595


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Tuesday, May 1, 2018 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Tuesday, between 4/17/2018 - 7/1/2019)

JCC Chicago Open Game Room

Looking for a warm and welcoming space to play your favorite games, such as Canasta or Mah-Jongg? JCC Chicago offers free game rooms at Bernard Weinger JCC in Northbrook. You bring the games, we provide a room, tables and chairs. Food available for purchase at Once Upon a Bagel’s Grab and Go, located in the lobby. Call or email Hillary for more info and to reserve your room.

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


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


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Tuesday, May 1, 2018 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Networking for Success- The Jewish Connection

Annual open networking event for Job Seekers

- Expand your contacts for employment opportunities business professionals
- Develop viable connections that bring results
business owners
- Meet potential candidates for new hires and promote your business


Location:
Anshe Emet Synagogue
3751 N. Broadway
Chicago IL, 60613


Contact:
Sandra Saltzman
SandraSaltzman@jvschicago.org
847-745-5482


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Tuesday, May 1, 2018 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Networking to Success- The Jewish Connection

JVS Chicago and Career Moves, along with its Jewish Executive Network, invite you for an opportunity to expand your Jewish Networking possibilities. Please register online for this free networking event that is perfect for job seekers, business professionals, and business owners looking to expand their outreach and make viable contacts.

Location:
Anshe Emet Synagogue
3751 N. Broadway
Chicago IL, 60613


Contact:
Sandra Saltzman
sandrasaltzman@jvschicago.org
847-745-5482


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Tuesday, May 1, 2018 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Tuesday, between 12/19/2017 - 10/29/2019)

Open Game Room

Looking for a warm and welcoming space to play your favorite games, such as Canasta or Mah-Jongg? JCC Chicago offers free game rooms at Bernard Weinger JCC in Northbrook. You bring the games, we provide a room, tables and chairs. Food available for purchase at Once Upon a Bagel’s Grab and Go, located in the lobby.

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


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


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Tuesday, May 1, 2018 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Dr. Avivah Zornberg Speaking on Exodus: Narrative or Anti-Narrative?

Does telling the Exodus story bring us to a different kind of knowing? Do resistance, forgetting, and stammering play a part in confronting trauma?

The Sidney and Frances Avner Torah Learning Center of Northbrook welcomes Dr. Avivah Zornberg - one of the most dynamic and compelling interpreters of the Bible alive. She weaves together ideas from literature, secular philosophy, psychology and the ancient teachers’ take on the texts. Her insights are both engaging and built for the 21st century.


Location:
Skokie DoubleTree Chicago North Shore
9599 Skokie Boulevard
Skokie IL, 60077


Contact:
Lauren Weiss
info@torahlearningcenter.com
847-272-7255


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Tuesday, May 1, 2018 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Tuesday, between 2/13/2018 - 6/12/2018)

Say it in Hebrew

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


Location:
Florence Heller JCC
524 West Melrose Street
Chicago IL, 60657


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


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Tuesday, May 1, 2018 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

(Recurring Monthly on the First Tuesday of every month between 2/6/2018 - 2/5/2019)

Support Group for Adult Children of Parents with Early Onset Dementia

Has your parent been diagnosed with a form of dementia at the age of 75 or younger? This free support group is for adult children who have parents with a diagnosis of early onset Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease or related dementias. Watching your parent age can be difficult, but learning to provide support to a parent with a cognitive impairment creates a new parent/child dynamic. Meets the first Tuesday of every month from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Location:
Weinberg Community for Senior Living
1551 Lake Cook Road
Deerfield IL, 60015


Contact:
Emily Mysel
emily.mysel@cje.net
847-236-7863


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Tuesday, May 1, 2018 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Tuesday, between 10/10/2017 - 5/29/2018)

What Comes Next

Join Rabbi Helbraun every Tuesday for a class about what comes after the Torah ends. Read and Learn together, beginning with the book of Joshua.

Location:
Temple Beth-El
3610 Dundee Rd
Northbrook IL, 60062


Contact:
Shaina Farwell
sfarwell@templebeth-el.org
847-205-9982


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Wednesday, May 2, 2018 12:30 AM - 4:00 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, between 4/19/2018 - 7/2/2019)

JCC Chicago Open Game Room

Looking for a warm and welcoming space to play your favorite games, such as Canasta or Mah-Jongg? JCC Chicago offers free game rooms at Bernard Weinger JCC in Northbrook. You bring the games, we provide a room, tables and chairs. Food available for purchase at Once Upon a Bagel’s Grab and Go, located in the lobby. Call or email Hillary for more info and to reserve your room.

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


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


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Wednesday, May 2, 2018 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, between 4/26/2017 - 2/6/2019)

Community Wednesdays

Join us every Wednesday for a few hours of mind, body & spirit enrichment. We will be hosting three, one-hour lectures/classes throughout the day, along with our fitness class offerings at the Marvin Lustbader Center. You choose how you want to spend your day at the J!

Lectures/classes run 9:30-10:30, 10:45-11:45 & 12-1

Free for Marvin Lustbader Center members; $10/day non-member; $45/5 session punch card.


Location:
Jewish Community Center
300 Revere Drive
Northbrook IL, 60062


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


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Wednesday, May 2, 2018 9:30 AM - 11:45 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, between 4/18/2018 - 6/30/2019)

JCC Chicago Community Wednesdays

Join us every Wednesday for a few hours of mind, body & spirit enrichment. We will be hosting three, one-hour lectures/classes throughout the day, along with our fitness class offerings at the Marvin Lustbader Center. You choose how you want to spend your day at the J!

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


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


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Wednesday, May 2, 2018 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, between 1/10/2018 - 5/30/2018)

Mom & Tot @ The Dr. Sue Library!

Join together with other infants and toddlers for a warm and inviting class designed for our littlest learners! Interactive multi-sensory activities, music & movement, stories & more! Classes led by an experienced & dynamic teacher!

Ages 15-24 months. $260 for entire session.


Location:
The Dr. Sue Weisberg Children's Library
850 Central Avenue
Highland Park IL, 60035


Contact:
Michla Shanowitz
drsuechildrenslibrary@gmail.com
847-433-1567


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Wednesday, May 2, 2018 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, between 4/11/2018 - 5/30/2018)

Coping with the Challenges of Aging: An Eight-Week Group

This eight-week Cognitive Behavioral Therapy group is designed to help members change patterns of thinking in order to feel better. Members will learn tools to effectively deal with the challenges of aging and meet others dealing with similar issues. Led by Lisa Brinkerhoff, L.C.S.W., CJE Counseling Services, on Wednesdays, April 11 to May 30 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Participation requires advance screening and evaluation to be billable to Medicare and other insurance.

Location:
Bernard Horwich Building
3003 West Touhy Avenue
Chicago IL, 60645


Contact:
Lisa Brinkerhoff
Lisa.Brinkerhoff@cje.net
773-508-1690


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Wednesday, May 2, 2018 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, between 1/10/2018 - 5/30/2018)

Mommy & Me @ The Dr. Sue Library!

Mommy & Me @ The Dr. Sue Library!

Join together with other infants and toddlers for a warm and inviting class designed for our littlest learners! Interactive multi-sensory activities, music & movement, stories & more! Classes led by an experienced & dynamic teacher!

Ages 6-15 months. $260 for entire session.


Location:
The Dr. Sue Weisberg Children's Library
850 Central Avenue
Highland Park IL, 60035


Contact:
Michla Shanowitz
drsuechildrenslibrary@gmail.com
847-433-1567


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Wednesday, May 2, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, Friday, between 1/3/2018 - 1/4/2019)

Parkinson’s on the Move in Deerfield

CJE’s free, specialized exercise program for people with Parkinson’s addresses weakened muscles, minimizes the risk of falls, and facilitates functional independence. Benefits can include better posture, improved coordination, and increased energy levels. This class meets every Wednesday and Friday from noon to 1 p.m. Program is free and open to the public; registration required.

Location:
Weinberg Community for Senior Living
1551 Lake Cook Road
Deerfield IL, 60015


Contact:
Michelle Bernstein
michelle.bernstein@cje.net
847-236-7852


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Wednesday, May 2, 2018 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, between 4/19/2018 - 7/2/2019)

JCC Chicago Open Game Room

Looking for a warm and welcoming space to play your favorite games, such as Canasta or Mah-Jongg? JCC Chicago offers free game rooms at Bernard Weinger JCC in Northbrook. You bring the games, we provide a room, tables and chairs. Food available for purchase at Once Upon a Bagel’s Grab and Go, located in the lobby. Call or email Hillary for more info and to reserve your room.

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


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


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Wednesday, May 2, 2018 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

(Recurring Monthly on the First Wednesday of every month between 5/2/2018 - 5/2/2018)

Sisterhood Book Club

Join Sisterhood for monthly book club and bring your own lunch! All are welcome. May's book is The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George.

Location:
Temple Beth-El
3610 Dundee Rd
Northbrook IL, 60062


Contact:
Shaina Farwell
sfarwell@templebeth-el.org
847-205-9982


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Wednesday, May 2, 2018 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, between 4/4/2018 - 1/9/2019)

Living Life Through Loss: A Bereavement Support Group

Meets every Wednesday from 1 to 2 p.m. This support group is for those ages 60+ who have recently lost a significant person in his or her life. Groups are open to the public and led by Lisa Andrews, A.M. Sponsored by CJE SeniorLife and the Jewish Healing Network. Registration is required; $5 suggested donation per session.

Location:
Bernard Horwich Building
3003 West Touhy Avenue
Chicago IL, 60645


Contact:
Lisa Andrews
Lisa.Andrews@cje.net
773-508-4742


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Wednesday, May 2, 2018 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, between 1/10/2018 - 1/9/2019)

Parkinson’s on the Move: Seated Dance and Movement in Skokie

CJE’s free, specialized exercise program for people with Parkinson’s addresses weakened muscles, minimizes the risk of falls, and facilitates functional independence. Dance/Movement Therapy motivates people with Parkinson’s to keep moving and can decrease symptoms. The Seated Dance & Movement class meets every Wednesday from 3 to 3:45 p.m. Program is free and open to the public; registration required.

Location:
Lieberman Center for Health and Rehabilitation
9700 Gross Point Road
Skokie IL, 60076


Contact:
Cindy Pedersen
cindy.pedersen@cje.net
847-929-3022


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Wednesday, May 2, 2018 3:15 PM - 4:15 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, between 2/7/2018 - 6/6/2018)

JSC: Whitney Young

Jewish Student Connection is an afterschool club where teens can come together at their school to explore Jewish values and build connections! Club meets every other Wednesday at 3:20. For more information about Whitney Young’s club, contact the club advisor, Brittany Abramowitz at brittanyabramowicz@juf.org.
JSC operates in 15 schools across the Chicagoland area. Visit https://www.jccchicago.org/JSC for a complete list of schools. Contact Julie Minor at jminor@jccchicago.org if you want to start a club at your school!


Location:
Whitney Young Magnet High School
Chicago IL, 60607


Contact:
Brittany Abramowicz
brittanyabramowicz@juf.org
312-357-4977


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Wednesday, May 2, 2018 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

(Recurring Monthly on the First Wednesday of every month between 1/3/2018 - 1/2/2019)

Caring Conversations: Support Group for Family Caregivers of Holocaust Survivors

This support group for family caregivers of Holocaust survivors addresses concerns related to caring for a parent with issues of aging, dementia, and a history of Holocaust-related trauma. Meets on the first and third Wednesday of every month from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Led by CJE SeniorLife Holocaust Community Services. Free and open to family caregivers of Holocaust survivors; registration is required. Please call to confirm dates/times.

Location:
Bernard Horwich Building
3003 West Touhy Avenue
Chicago IL, 60645


Contact:
Holocaust Community Services
hcs@cje.net
773-508-1004


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Wednesday, May 2, 2018 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Girls Expressive Art Therapy Group

The expressive arts provide opportunities for alternative avenues of self-expression and social connection. This group will be offered for 8 weeks on Wednesdays and will provide 1st grade through 3rd grade girls the opportunity to participate in a group experience with emphasis on developing skills for emotional regulation, communication, and deepening
social relationships. Girls are encouraged to use drama, art, and play to express themselves and connect with one another in a small group setting.

Contact Daniel Lancott to register.


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


Contact:
Daniel Lanctot
DanielLanctot@jcfs.org
773-467-3723


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Wednesday, May 2, 2018 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Alternative Choices for Managing Joint Pain

Many people suffer from painful, moderately-arthritic joints or a painful back, and have tried many treatments that haven’t worked. Dr. Eric L. Chehab, Orthopedic Surgeon and OrthoHealth Clinical Lead at Illinois Bone and Joint Institute, will reveal how these painful conditions can be relieved with proven treatments like weight loss, stress management, exercise, diet, and sleep from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Light dinner will be served. Free and open to the public; registration required.

Location:
Weinberg Community for Senior Living
1551 Lake Cook Road
Deerfield IL, 60015


Contact:
Michelle Bernstein
michelle.bernstein@cje.net
847-236-7852


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Wednesday, May 2, 2018 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Class of 2017 Spring Happy Hour

Join YLD for the Class of 2017 Spring Happy Hour on Wednesday May 2nd from 6:00pm to 7:30pm at Concrete Cowboy (646 N. Franklin St.) Connect with fellow recent grads and learn more about Chicago’s Jewish young adult community. The cost to attend is $10, which includes two drink tickets.

For more information contact Lauren Silverman at LaurenSilverman@juf.org or (312)357-4612.


Location:
Concrete Cowboy
646 N Franklin St
Chicago IL, 60654


Contact:
Lauren Silverman
LaurenSilverman@juf.org
312-357-4612


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Wednesday, May 2, 2018 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Purpose, Passion and Financial Health in Retirement Workshops

This free workshop (part of the Purpose, Passion and Financial Health in Retirement program), supported by the Highland Park/Highwood Community Foundation, will help adults explore meaning and purpose in retirement. CJE SeniorLife staff will share information about State and Federal programs participants may be eligible for in order to increase economic stability and peace of mind as they get older.

Join CJE SeniorLife for group sessions on May 2 for an interactive session to explore and deepen your passions and May 23 for a presentation outlining supportive programs. Group sessions will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Registration required.


Location:
Highland Park Public Library
494 Laurel Ave.
Highland Park IL, 60035


Contact:
Bernina Sykes
Bernina.Sykes@cje.net
773-508-1073


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Thursday, May 3, 2018 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Thursday, between 1/11/2018 - 5/31/2018)

Babyccino: Tots Love Shabbat @ The Dr. Sue Library

Share in the wonders of Challah baking with your little one & bring home a warm, fresh Challah each week! Enjoy music & movement and storytime, along with multi-sensory learning activities.

Ages 2-4 years old. $260 for entire session.


Location:
The Dr. Sue Weisberg Children's Library
874 Central Avenue
Highland Park IL, 60035


Contact:
Michla Shanowitz
drsuechildrenslibrary@gmail.com
847-433-1567


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Thursday, May 3, 2018 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Thursday, between 1/4/2018 - 1/3/2019)

Parkinson’s on the Move Seated Tai Chi in Skokie

CJE’s free, specialized exercise program for people with Parkinson’s addresses weakened muscles, minimizes the risk of falls, and facilitates functional independence. This low impact exercise puts minimal stress on muscles and joints by using slow, controlled movements and gradual shifts of body weight. The seated tai chi class meets every Thursday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Program is free and open to the public; registration required.

Location:
Lieberman Center for Health and Rehabilitation
9700 Gross Point Road
Skokie IL, 60076


Contact:
Cindy Pedersen
cindy.pedersen@cje.net
847-929-3022


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Thursday, May 3, 2018 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Tuesday, Thursday, between 1/4/2018 - 1/8/2019)

Parkinson’s on the Move in Skokie

CJE’s free, specialized exercise program for people with Parkinson’s addresses weakened muscles, minimizes the risk of falls, and facilitates functional independence. Benefits can include better posture, improved coordination, and increased energy levels. The basic exercise class meets every Tuesday and Thursday from 1 to 2 p.m. Program is free and open to the public; registration required.

Location:
Lieberman Center for Health and Rehabilitation
9700 Gross Point Road
Skokie IL, 60076


Contact:
Cindy Pedersen
cindy.pedersen@cje.net
847-929-3022


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Thursday, May 3, 2018 2:45 PM - 4:30 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Thursday, between 1/11/2018 - 5/31/2018)

Keshet After School Rec-- K-8

Students with disabilities can enjoy a variety of fun and engaging afterschool programs. All programs start with a snack followed by an activity of the week including Art Therapy, Music Therapy, Yoga, Sports programming and more!

Open to ages 5-13. Registration is required. Please contact Marni Sommerfield prior to registering.

*No program January 18, February 1 and April 5*


Location:
Solomon Schechter Day School
3210 Dundee Road
Northbrook IL, 60062


Contact:
Marni Sommerfield
msommerfield@keshet.org
847-205-0274


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Thursday, May 3, 2018 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Lane Tech JSC

Jewish Student Connection is an afterschool club where teens can come together at their school to explore Jewish values and build connections! Club meets every other Thursday at 3:15. For more information about Lane Tech’s club, contact the club advisor, Julie Minor at jminor@jccchicago.org.
JSC operates in 15 schools across the Chicagoland area. Visit https://www.jccchicago.org/JSC for a complete list of schools. Contact Julie Minor if you want to start a club at your school!


Location:
2501 W Addison St
Room 110
Chicago IL, 60618


Contact:
Julie Minor
jminor@jccchicago.org
847-763-3639


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Thursday, May 3, 2018 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Thursday, between 2/15/2018 - 6/7/2018)

Say it in Hebrew

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


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


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


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Thursday, May 3, 2018 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

YLD Couples Ballroom Dance Class

Join YLD for a Couples Ballroom Dance class on Thursday, May 3 from 7-8pm at Windy City Wedding Dance (410 S Michigan Ave.). The class will teach a variety of styles and participants will learn a basic step in the Waltz, the Rumba, the Foxtrot, and the Hustle. After the class, we will head over to a nearby restaurant/bar for schmoozing.

The cost is $12 per person and includes a private class taught by a Windy City Wedding Dance instructor.

For more information contact Hanna Holman at hannaholman@juf.org or (312)357-4880


Location:
Windy City Wedding Dance
410 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago IL, 60605


Contact:
Hanna Holman
hannaholman@juf.org
312-357-4814


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Friday, May 4, 2018 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Friday, between 10/13/2017 - 5/25/2018)

Torah Class

Join Rabbi Helbraun every Friday to study and discuss the weekly Torah portion (in English). No prior knowledge is necessary. Join every week or just occasionally. No charge.

Location:
Temple Beth-El
3610 N Dundee Rd
Northbrook IL, 60062


Contact:
Shaina Farwell
sfarwell@templebeth-el.org
847-205-9982


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Friday, May 4, 2018 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Shabbat with a Twist

Join us for Shabbat with a Twist, Fridays, May 4 and May 18, 2018 at Congregation Beth Shalom from 11:00-11:45 am. Families with children up to Pre-K join our clergy for stories, songs, and projects and then twist your own challah with the dough we provide and take it home to bake. Open to the community – free of charge! 3433 Walters Ave, Northbrook, 847-498-4100.

Location:
Congregation Beth Shalom
3433 Walters Avenue
Northbrook IL, 60062


Contact:
Eli Castellano
ecastellano@bethshalomnb.org
847-498-4100


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Friday, May 4, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, Friday, between 1/3/2018 - 1/4/2019)

Parkinson’s on the Move in Deerfield

CJE’s free, specialized exercise program for people with Parkinson’s addresses weakened muscles, minimizes the risk of falls, and facilitates functional independence. Benefits can include better posture, improved coordination, and increased energy levels. This class meets every Wednesday and Friday from noon to 1 p.m. Program is free and open to the public; registration required.

Location:
Weinberg Community for Senior Living
1551 Lake Cook Road
Deerfield IL, 60015


Contact:
Michelle Bernstein
michelle.bernstein@cje.net
847-236-7852


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Friday, May 4, 2018 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

(Recurring Monthly on the First Friday of every month between 1/5/2018 - 1/4/2019)

North Shore Memory Cafe Support Group

The North Shore Memory Café is a free monthly social gathering for individuals with early-stage memory loss. Family, friends, and care partners are welcome to attend. Activities may include art, brain education, easy yoga, movement and dance, music, and lectures at the Levy Center. This support group meets the first Friday of each month. Registration is required for each session you attend. For more information and to register, please call 312.273.9000 ext. 8.

Location:
Levy Senior Center
300 Dodge Avenue
Evanston IL, 60202


Contact:
Renewal Care Chicago
info@renewalcare.org
312-273-9000


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Friday, May 4, 2018 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

(Recurring Monthly on the First Friday of every month between 5/4/2018 - 5/4/2018)

Shabbat Yeladim

Join us for our monthly Shabbat program for families with children ages 7 & younger. Older siblings and grandparents are welcome to attend. Evening begins with complimentary pizza & salad at 5:30 pm follow by 6:00 pm prayers, singing, story, craft & oneg. No charge, please RSVP.

Location:
Temple Beth-El
3610 Dundee Rd
Northbrook IL, 60062


Contact:
Shaina Farwell
sfarwell@templebeth-el.org
847-205-9982


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Friday, May 4, 2018 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Tot Shabbat & S'mores!

Join us for a 30 minute interactive Shabbat experience designed for our youngest children.
5:30p.m. Optional pasta dinner for purchase ($3 per person)
6:00-6:30p.m. Service
6:30 p.m. Snacks and Schmooze (Our special s'mores Shabbat.)


Location:
1670 West Checker Road
Long Grove IL, 60047


Contact:
Michelle Colbert
mcolbert@templechai.org
847-537-1771


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Friday, May 4, 2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Parkland: The Healing Continues

A Shabbat experience with teens from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
6:00 pm- Shabbat Services
Shabbat Dinner Following Services
8:00 pm- Stories from Marjory Stoneman Douglas
Hear the brave stories of High School students Sari Kaufman and Bela Urbina.

$20 adults, $12 ages 17 and under, no charge for 6 and under.


Location:
Congregation Beth Shalom
3433 Walters Avenue
Northbrook IL, 60062


Contact:
Matt Rissien
MRissien@BethShalomNB.org
847-498-4100


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