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October 2021

Saturday, October 23, 2021 10:00 AM - Saturday, November 13, 2021 10:00 AM

Russian jBaby Musical Movement Fall 2021

Russian-speaking Jewish parents with babies and toddlers ages 0-2 are invited to join a series of 4 classes for an interactive musical movement experience. Enjoy Jewish music, Russian sing-alongs, and a variety of instruments for your little ones to explore with. Older siblings are also welcome!

By submitting this form, I attest that all program participants aged 18 or older are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. “Fully vaccinated” is currently defined by the Illinois Department of Public Health as follows: > 2 weeks following receipt of the second dose in a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine series, or > 2 weeks following receipt of a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine.


Location:
300 Revere Dr
Northbrook, IL 60062-1589


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

   Add to Calendar 10/23/2021 10:00:00 AM 11/13/2021 10:00:00 AM Russian jBaby Musical Movement Fall 2021 Russian-speaking Jewish parents with babies and toddlers ages 0-2 are invited to join a series of 4 classes for an interactive musical movement experience. Enjoy Jewish music, Russian sing-alongs, and a variety of instruments for your little ones to explore with. Older siblings are also welcome!

By submitting this form, I attest that all program participants aged 18 or older are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. “Fully vaccinated” is currently defined by the Illinois Department of Public Health as follows: > 2 weeks following receipt of the second dose in a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine series, or > 2 weeks following receipt of a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine.

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


Saturday, October 23, 2021 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Shabbat Stroll the 606-Logan Square

Grab your kiddo and their stroller and unplug from your week with a group walk on the 606 Trail. We will enjoy some fresh air and new parent connections, including a break on a park along the trail.

Location:
Julia de Burgos Park
1805 N. Albany
Chicago, IL 60647


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

   Add to Calendar 10/23/2021 4:00:00 PM 10/23/2021 5:00:00 PM Shabbat Stroll the 606-Logan Square Grab your kiddo and their stroller and unplug from your week with a group walk on the 606 Trail. We will enjoy some fresh air and new parent connections, including a break on a park along the trail.

Contact Info
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4907
Julia de Burgos Park, 1805 N. Albany, Chicago, IL, 60647 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Saturday, October 23, 2021 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

NFTY-CAR Movie Night

Join NFTY-CAR on Saturday, October 23rd at 8:00p to watch Hocus Pocus!


Contact:
Lyla Prass
car-president@nfty.org

   Add to Calendar 10/23/2021 8:00:00 PM 10/23/2021 10:00:00 PM NFTY-CAR Movie Night Join NFTY-CAR on Saturday, October 23rd at 8:00p to watch Hocus Pocus!

Contact Info
Lyla Prass
car-president@nfty.org
America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Sunday, October 24, 2021 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Coffee Meets Baby

jBaby Chicago is excited to bring parents together for Coffee Meets Baby! Starbucks coffee and GoGo Squeeze Pouches will be provided. We look forward to seeing you there!

Location:
Oz Park
2021 North Burling
Chicago , IL 60614


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4097

   Add to Calendar 10/24/2021 9:00:00 AM 10/24/2021 10:00:00 AM Coffee Meets Baby jBaby Chicago is excited to bring parents together for Coffee Meets Baby! Starbucks coffee and GoGo Squeeze Pouches will be provided. We look forward to seeing you there!

Contact Info
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4097
Oz Park, 2021 North Burling, Chicago , IL, 60614 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Sunday, October 24, 2021 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Coffee Meets Baby

jBaby Chicago is excited to bring parents together for Coffee Meets Baby! Starbucks coffee and GoGo Squeeze Pouches will be provided. We look forward to seeing you there!

Location:
Wood Oaks Park
1150 Sanders Road
Northbrook, IL 60062


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4097

   Add to Calendar 10/24/2021 9:00:00 AM 10/24/2021 10:00:00 AM Coffee Meets Baby jBaby Chicago is excited to bring parents together for Coffee Meets Baby! Starbucks coffee and GoGo Squeeze Pouches will be provided. We look forward to seeing you there!

Contact Info
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4097
Wood Oaks Park, 1150 Sanders Road, Northbrook, IL, 60062 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Sunday, October 24, 2021 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

Open House & Sunday School Try Out

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

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


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


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

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

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

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


Sunday, October 24, 2021 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

L'Chaim! To Life

JCC Chicago is turning 118! Join us at Bernard Weinger JCC in Northbrook for our community celebration. Pre-register for a chance to win a $50 gift card.


Contact:
Julie Rubin
jrubin@jccchicago.org

   Add to Calendar 10/24/2021 12:30:00 PM 10/24/2021 2:30:00 PM L'Chaim! To Life JCC Chicago is turning 118! Join us at Bernard Weinger JCC in Northbrook for our community celebration. Pre-register for a chance to win a $50 gift card.

Contact Info
Julie Rubin
jrubin@jccchicago.org
America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Sunday, October 24, 2021 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Ancient Echoes: The Art of Dikla Laor and the Antiquities Collection of Fran and Bernie Alpert

In her “Women in the Bible” series, Israeli artist Dikla Laor uses photography to capture powerful Biblical women in the very places they once lived. The staged scenes are inspired by the art of the Renaissance, timeless myths, and classical literature. Her collection of full color photographs depicting the women of the Book of Genesis will be paired with antiquities from the Collection of Fran and Bernie Alpert in the Rissman Kol Ami Collection. Fran and Bernie Alpert founded Archaeological Seminars in Jerusalem. Long time members of North Suburban Synagogue Beth El, they donated an important collection of archaeological artifacts – pottery, lamps, bowls, flasks, and jugs dating from as early as 2300 BCE - to the Rissman Kol Ami Collection. This unique coupling of contemporary and ancient Israeli art pays homage to beloved Bernie z”l, an archaeologist, adventurer, and Jewish advocate. The exhibit will be on display through October 31 with a reception on Sunday, October 24 at 1:00pm. Contact Marcie at meskin@nssbethel.org for exhibit hours and to RSVP.


Location:
North Suburban Synagogue Beth El
1175 Sheridan Road
Highland Park, IL 60035


Contact:
Rachel Kamin
rkamin@nssbethel.org
847-432-8900

   Add to Calendar 10/24/2021 1:00:00 PM 10/24/2021 2:30:00 PM Ancient Echoes: The Art of Dikla Laor and the Antiquities Collection of Fran and Bernie Alpert In her “Women in the Bible” series, Israeli artist Dikla Laor uses photography to capture powerful Biblical women in the very places they once lived. The staged scenes are inspired by the art of the Renaissance, timeless myths, and classical literature. Her collection of full color photographs depicting the women of the Book of Genesis will be paired with antiquities from the Collection of Fran and Bernie Alpert in the Rissman Kol Ami Collection. Fran and Bernie Alpert founded Archaeological Seminars in Jerusalem. Long time members of North Suburban Synagogue Beth El, they donated an important collection of archaeological artifacts – pottery, lamps, bowls, flasks, and jugs dating from as early as 2300 BCE - to the Rissman Kol Ami Collection. This unique coupling of contemporary and ancient Israeli art pays homage to beloved Bernie z”l, an archaeologist, adventurer, and Jewish advocate. The exhibit will be on display through October 31 with a reception on Sunday, October 24 at 1:00pm. Contact Marcie at meskin@nssbethel.org for exhibit hours and to RSVP.


Contact Info
Rachel Kamin
rkamin@nssbethel.org
847-432-8900
North Suburban Synagogue Beth El, 1175 Sheridan Road, Highland Park, IL, 60035 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Web Page


Sunday, October 24, 2021 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois to host two free live webinars

“Here Comes The 1950 Census: What To Expect” and “Finding Difficult Passengers on the Ellis Island Manifests” will be presented by Joel Weintraub for the Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021, meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois, starting at 1 p.m. CDT. In “Here Comes The 1950 Census: What To Expect,” Joel will prepare family history researchers for when the 1950 U.S. Census will become public on April 1, 2022. In “Finding Difficult Passengers on the Ellis Island Manifests,” he will demonstrate 10 different strategies to help you locate the records of your elusive immigrant ancestors.

Location:
Online
From the convenience of your home computer
Skokie, IL, IL 60076


Contact:
Martin Fischer
martinfischer@hotmail.com
312-666-0100

   Add to Calendar 10/24/2021 1:00:00 PM 10/24/2021 4:00:00 PM Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois to host two free live webinars “Here Comes The 1950 Census: What To Expect” and “Finding Difficult Passengers on the Ellis Island Manifests” will be presented by Joel Weintraub for the Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021, meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois, starting at 1 p.m. CDT. In “Here Comes The 1950 Census: What To Expect,” Joel will prepare family history researchers for when the 1950 U.S. Census will become public on April 1, 2022. In “Finding Difficult Passengers on the Ellis Island Manifests,” he will demonstrate 10 different strategies to help you locate the records of your elusive immigrant ancestors.

Contact Info
Martin Fischer
martinfischer@hotmail.com
312-666-0100
Online, From the convenience of your home computer, Skokie, IL, IL, 60076 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Web Page Register Online


Monday, October 25, 2021 8:10 AM - 8:10 AM

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

Power Yoga (45 min)

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

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


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

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

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


Monday, October 25, 2021 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, between 5/10/2021 - 12/27/2021)

Ready, Set, Grow

We’re back in the clinic!

Join us for our 2 - to 3 - year-old play group, designed to develop communication, language, and social skills. Waiting, turn-taking, following directions, and transitions are incorporated into preschool activities, like circle time, art, and pretend play. Our Speech-Language Pathologist will incorporate monthly themes to enhance vocabulary development, knowledge of early basic concepts, and pre-literacy skills.

Children are encouraged to wear masks throughout the session, and it’s okay if we’re still working towards that goal. Hand washing and helping to clean up will be part of our new routine to keep everyone safe. Also, in attempt to social distance, clear partitions will be used during seated table tasks and in our pretend play area, so that we can still encourage parallel play, curiosity, and engagement.

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


Location:
255 Revere Dr.
Suite 200
Northbrook, IL 60062


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

   Add to Calendar 5/10/2021 9:30:00 AM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=MO,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20211227T110000 Ready, Set, Grow We’re back in the clinic!

Join us for our 2 - to 3 - year-old play group, designed to develop communication, language, and social skills. Waiting, turn-taking, following directions, and transitions are incorporated into preschool activities, like circle time, art, and pretend play. Our Speech-Language Pathologist will incorporate monthly themes to enhance vocabulary development, knowledge of early basic concepts, and pre-literacy skills.

Children are encouraged to wear masks throughout the session, and it’s okay if we’re still working towards that goal. Hand washing and helping to clean up will be part of our new routine to keep everyone safe. Also, in attempt to social distance, clear partitions will be used during seated table tasks and in our pretend play area, so that we can still encourage parallel play, curiosity, and engagement.

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

Contact Info
Megan Kowalski
MeganKowalski@JCFS.org
847-412-4335
255 Revere Dr., Suite 200, Northbrook, IL, 60062 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667


Monday, October 25, 2021 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, between 10/4/2021 - 10/25/2021)

12-24 month playgroup | Northbrook

Are your days filled to the brim but you are still looking to make connections in the Jewish community? Join other parents around Northbrook Monday mornings from 10:00-11:00 am for schmoozing and an opportunity for your little one to run around and get some energy out! Address will be shared upon registration.

Location:
A home in Northbrook
Northbrook, IL 60062


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

   Add to Calendar 10/4/2021 10:00:00 AM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=MO,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20211025T110000 12-24 month playgroup | Northbrook Are your days filled to the brim but you are still looking to make connections in the Jewish community? Join other parents around Northbrook Monday mornings from 10:00-11:00 am for schmoozing and an opportunity for your little one to run around and get some energy out! Address will be shared upon registration.

Contact Info
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4907
A home in NorthbrookNorthbrook, IL, 60062 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Monday, October 25, 2021 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, between 10/4/2021 - 11/22/2021)

Calling all actors!

Join our Speech-Language Pathologist for a creative, hands-on theater experience. Table readings, writing, stage cuing, and set design will be incorporated into this 8-week group. Thespians will work on fluent oral reading, articulation, story analysis, social cues, and writing.

At the end of the 8 weeks, our all camp-inspired, written, and produced play will be shared with families.

Geared for children 12-14 years old. Please contact Megan Kowalski for fee information.


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


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

   Add to Calendar 10/4/2021 5:00:00 PM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=MO,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20211122T180000 Calling all actors! Join our Speech-Language Pathologist for a creative, hands-on theater experience. Table readings, script writing, stage cuing, and set design will be incorporated into this 8-week group. Thespians will work on fluent oral reading, articulation, story analysis, social cues, and writing.

At the end of the 8 weeks, our all camp-inspired, written, and produced play will be shared with families.

Geared for children 12-14 years old. Please contact Megan Kowalski for fee information.

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


Monday, October 25, 2021 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

Say it in Hebrew Online

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

Seven different levels are available.


Location:
Virtual
Virtual, IL 60062


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

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

Seven different levels are available.

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


Monday, October 25, 2021 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, between 10/4/2021 - 10/25/2021)

0-24 month playgroup | City & Suburbs Virtual

After a busy day, what better way to start your week than by connecting with other parents from the comfort of your own home? Join two of our Parent Ambassadors for a virtual playgroup Monday evenings!

Location:
Zoom
Chicago, IL 60606


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

   Add to Calendar 10/4/2021 8:00:00 PM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=MO,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20211025T210000 0-24 month playgroup | City & Suburbs Virtual After a busy day, what better way to start your week than by connecting with other parents from the comfort of your own home? Join two of our Parent Ambassadors for a virtual playgroup Monday evenings!

Contact Info
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4907
ZoomChicago, IL, 60606 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Monday, October 25, 2021 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, between 10/11/2021 - 11/8/2021)

RJD New Mama Meetup October 2021

Connect with RSJ mamas while sharing experiences, finding advice, and learning from experts. Our New Mama Meetup Program invites moms of babies 0-8 months to join a series of 6 virtual meetups. You will have the opportunity to meet other local new moms while learning from a sleep specialist, nutrition educator, and child psychologist.

Location:
Virtual Event
Link provided upon registration
Chicago, IL 60606


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

   Add to Calendar 10/11/2021 8:00:00 PM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=MO,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20211108T210000 RJD New Mama Meetup October 2021 Connect with RSJ mamas while sharing experiences, finding advice, and learning from experts. Our New Mama Meetup Program invites moms of babies 0-8 months to join a series of 6 virtual meetups. You will have the opportunity to meet other local new moms while learning from a sleep specialist, nutrition educator, and child psychologist.

Contact Info
Rebecca Faktorovich
rebeccafaktorovich@juf.org
224-730-1328
Virtual Event, Link provided upon registration, Chicago, IL, 60606 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Tuesday, October 26, 2021 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Pre-School Socialization Group

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

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

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

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

Contact Sarah Zimmerman to register.


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


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

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

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

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

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

Contact Sarah Zimmerman to register.

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


Tuesday, October 26, 2021 6:30 PM - Monday, November 15, 2021 8:30 PM

Connecting the Expecting

Expectant parents at similar stages of life will gather to socialize, share resources and discuss issues pertaining to being pregnant and preparing for parenthood. This group is open to expectant single moms and couples (LGBTQ couples welcome) who are expecting the birth or adoption of their first baby, in which at least one member of the couple is Jewish.

Each session will include a guest speaker and topics will include newborn basics, adjusting to new roles as parents, Jewish baby rituals and must have baby products.


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


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4709

   Add to Calendar 10/26/2021 6:30:00 PM 11/15/2021 8:30:00 PM Connecting the Expecting Expectant parents at similar stages of life will gather to socialize, share resources and discuss issues pertaining to being pregnant and preparing for parenthood. This group is open to expectant single moms and couples (LGBTQ couples welcome) who are expecting the birth or adoption of their first baby, in which at least one member of the couple is Jewish.

Each session will include a guest speaker and topics will include newborn basics, adjusting to new roles as parents, Jewish baby rituals and must have baby products.

Contact Info
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4709
Anshe Emet Synagogue, 3751 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL, 60613 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Tuesday, October 26, 2021 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

Say it in Hebrew Online

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

Seven different levels are available.


Location:
Virtual
Virtual, IL 60062


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

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

Seven different levels are available.

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


Tuesday, October 26, 2021 7:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

Orot Jewish Mindfulness Meditation Weekly Sit

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


Location:
Online on Zoom
Chicago, IL 60613


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

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

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


Wednesday, October 27, 2021 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Yoga

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

Location:
Virtual
Chicago, IL 60606


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

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

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


Wednesday, October 27, 2021 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Metropolitan Chicago Jewish Population Study Presentation to Walder Foundation

Orthodox Report to the Walder Foundation

Location:
Virtual Event
Chicago, IL 60606


Contact:
Elena Sosa
elenaferancy@juf.org
312-357-4797

   Add to Calendar 10/27/2021 11:30:00 AM 10/27/2021 12:30:00 PM Metropolitan Chicago Jewish Population Study Presentation to Walder Foundation Orthodox Report to the Walder Foundation

Contact Info
Elena Sosa
elenaferancy@juf.org
312-357-4797
Virtual EventChicago, IL, 60606 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667


Wednesday, October 27, 2021 7:00 PM - Wednesday, November 17, 2021 8:00 PM

jBaby Expectant Moms Group Series

The weather is growing colder, and your belly is growing bigger! With pregnancy comes a whole host of unknowns. And while we can’t answer all of your burning questions, we can introduce you to others who are experiencing the same sense of confusion. Join us for a 4 part series just for expectant jBaby moms.

**Please note: we will meet VIRTUALLY for 4 weeks (10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17), with a potential in-person meet up at the end of the series!


Location:
Zoom
Your House, IL 60606


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

   Add to Calendar 10/27/2021 7:00:00 PM 11/17/2021 8:00:00 PM jBaby Expectant Moms Group Series The weather is growing colder, and your belly is growing bigger! With pregnancy comes a whole host of unknowns. And while we can’t answer all of your burning questions, we can introduce you to others who are experiencing the same sense of confusion. Join us for a 4 part series just for expectant jBaby moms.

**Please note: we will meet VIRTUALLY for 4 weeks (10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17), with a potential in-person meet up at the end of the series!

Contact Info
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4907
ZoomYour House, IL, 60606 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Wednesday, October 27, 2021 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Jean Therapy

Join us for Jean Therapy featuring Ophira Eisenberg, host of NPR’s national comedy-trivia show Ask Me Another!

- Hear Ophira’s breast cancer story
- Learn about cancer risks and resources in the Jewish community
- Test your trivia skills with a one-of-a-kind game created and hosted by Ophira

Sign up solo or gather a team of up to 6 people for trivia!


Location:
Virtual
Virtual, IL 60606


Contact:
Sarnoff Center staff
jewishgenetics@juf.org
312-357-4718

   Add to Calendar 10/27/2021 7:00:00 PM 10/27/2021 8:30:00 PM Jean Therapy Join us for Jean Therapy featuring Ophira Eisenberg, host of NPR’s national comedy-trivia show Ask Me Another!

- Hear Ophira’s breast cancer story
- Learn about cancer risks and resources in the Jewish community
- Test your trivia skills with a one-of-a-kind game created and hosted by Ophira

Sign up solo or gather a team of up to 6 people for trivia!

Contact Info
Sarnoff Center staff
jewishgenetics@juf.org
312-357-4718
VirtualVirtual, IL, 60606 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Wednesday, October 27, 2021 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

Say it in Hebrew Online

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

Seven different levels are available.


Location:
Virtual
Virtual, IL 60062


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

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

Seven different levels are available.

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


Thursday, October 28, 2021 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Play It Forward

Friends of Keshet present the third annual Play It Forward, a game day and lunch benefiting Keshet. Play with your regular group or invite new friends. This event is open to players of any and all games.

Location:
355 Deerfield Road
Deerfield, IL 60015


Contact:
Danielle Goldman
dgoldman@keshet.org
847-205-1234

   Add to Calendar 10/28/2021 11:00:00 AM 10/28/2021 3:00:00 PM Play It Forward Friends of Keshet present the third annual Play It Forward, a game day and lunch benefiting Keshet. Play with your regular group or invite new friends. This event is open to players of any and all games.

Contact Info
Danielle Goldman
dgoldman@keshet.org
847-205-1234
355 Deerfield RoadDeerfield, IL, 60015 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667


Thursday, October 28, 2021 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Thursday, between 10/14/2021 - 11/18/2021)

Social Superheros

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

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


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


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

   Add to Calendar 10/14/2021 1:00:00 PM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=TH,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20211118T140000 Social Superheros Looking for a fun way to learn social awareness, communication skills, and self-regulation? The Social Superhero Training Academy is open! In this speech-language pathologist-lead group, children will use Social Thinking Curriculum to learn to be flexible-thinking superheroes. They will learn to defeat cartoon characters who embody different social challenges such as Rock Brain, who makes people get stuck on their own ideas, Body Snatcher, who moves people’s bodies away from the group, and Topic Twistermeister, who makes people jump off topic. Practice these new social superhero powers by reading stories, playing games, making crafts, and more! This 8-week group will be offered in-person at our clinic!

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

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


Thursday, October 28, 2021 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

Say it in Hebrew Online

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

Seven different levels are available.


Location:
Virtual
Virtual, IL 60062


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

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

Seven different levels are available.

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


Friday, October 29, 2021 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Friday, between 10/1/2021 - 10/29/2021)

12-24 month playgroup | City

Is your little one crawling, walking, jumping, and pretty much non-stop on the move? Join one of our ambassadors for some fresh air and fun at a park!

Location:
Margaret Donahue Park
1230 W. School Street
Chicago, IL 60657


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

   Add to Calendar 10/1/2021 10:00:00 AM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=FR,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20211029T110000 12-24 month playgroup | City Is your little one crawling, walking, jumping, and pretty much non-stop on the move? Join one of our ambassadors for some fresh air and fun at a park!

Contact Info
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4907
Margaret Donahue Park, 1230 W. School Street, Chicago, IL, 60657 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Saturday, October 30, 2021 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

S'mores Night Out

Enjoy s'mores in Northbrook! Connect with other moms and enjoy a kid free evening.

Location:
Will be shared upon registration
Northbrook, IL 60062


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

   Add to Calendar 10/30/2021 7:00:00 PM 10/30/2021 9:00:00 PM S'mores Night Out Enjoy s'mores in Northbrook! Connect with other moms and enjoy a kid free evening.

Contact Info
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4907
Will be shared upon registrationNorthbrook, IL, 60062 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Sunday, October 31, 2021 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

FIT4Moms Free Exercise Class

Join instructor Mariel, a fellow jBaby mom, for a private jBaby Stroller Strides class on Sunday, October 31st at 9am at Welles Park. We will meet by the gazebo in the center of the park and travel around the park to stations, finishing up back at the gazebo. Feel free to dress those kiddos in costume for a fun kickoff to Halloween! Stroller Strides is a functional, total-body conditioning workout designed for moms. Each 60-minute workout is a combination of strength training, cardio and core restoration, all while entertaining the little ones with songs, activities and fun! Each Stroller Strides instructor is trained to meet you where you are mentally & physically. Mariel is able to provide challenges and modifications for all moms, including those who are currently pregnant and those that are newly postpartum with their doctor's clearance to resume exercise. This class is all about self care in a supportive and encouraging environment.

Location:
Welles Park
Chicago, IL 60625


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

   Add to Calendar 10/31/2021 9:00:00 AM 10/31/2021 10:00:00 AM FIT4Moms Free Exercise Class Join instructor Mariel, a fellow jBaby mom, for a private jBaby Stroller Strides class on Sunday, October 31st at 9am at Welles Park. We will meet by the gazebo in the center of the park and travel around the park to stations, finishing up back at the gazebo. Feel free to dress those kiddos in costume for a fun kickoff to Halloween! Stroller Strides is a functional, total-body conditioning workout designed for moms. Each 60-minute workout is a combination of strength training, cardio and core restoration, all while entertaining the little ones with songs, activities and fun! Each Stroller Strides instructor is trained to meet you where you are mentally & physically. Mariel is able to provide challenges and modifications for all moms, including those who are currently pregnant and those that are newly postpartum with their doctor's clearance to resume exercise. This class is all about self care in a supportive and encouraging environment.

Contact Info
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4907
Welles ParkChicago, IL, 60625 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Sunday, October 31, 2021 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

Open House & Sunday School Try Out

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

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


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


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

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

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

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


Sunday, October 31, 2021 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

From Sarah to Sydney: The Woman Behind All-of-a-Kind Family

Book Review - discussion

Location:
Skokie Valley Agudath Jacob
8825 East Prairie Road,
SKokie, IL 60076


Contact:
edith chernoff
ejchernoff@msn.com
847-674-3473

   Add to Calendar 10/31/2021 8:00:00 PM 10/31/2021 9:30:00 PM From Sarah to Sydney: The Woman Behind All-of-a-Kind Family Book Review - discussion

Contact Info
edith chernoff
ejchernoff@msn.com
847-674-3473
Skokie Valley Agudath Jacob , 8825 East Prairie Road, , SKokie, IL, 60076 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667


November 2021

Monday, November 1, 2021 8:10 AM - 8:10 AM

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

Power Yoga (45 min)

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

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


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

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

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


Monday, November 1, 2021 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, between 5/10/2021 - 12/27/2021)

Ready, Set, Grow

We’re back in the clinic!

Join us for our 2 - to 3 - year-old play group, designed to develop communication, language, and social skills. Waiting, turn-taking, following directions, and transitions are incorporated into preschool activities, like circle time, art, and pretend play. Our Speech-Language Pathologist will incorporate monthly themes to enhance vocabulary development, knowledge of early basic concepts, and pre-literacy skills.

Children are encouraged to wear masks throughout the session, and it’s okay if we’re still working towards that goal. Hand washing and helping to clean up will be part of our new routine to keep everyone safe. Also, in attempt to social distance, clear partitions will be used during seated table tasks and in our pretend play area, so that we can still encourage parallel play, curiosity, and engagement.

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


Location:
255 Revere Dr.
Suite 200
Northbrook, IL 60062


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

   Add to Calendar 5/10/2021 9:30:00 AM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=MO,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20211227T110000 Ready, Set, Grow We’re back in the clinic!

Join us for our 2 - to 3 - year-old play group, designed to develop communication, language, and social skills. Waiting, turn-taking, following directions, and transitions are incorporated into preschool activities, like circle time, art, and pretend play. Our Speech-Language Pathologist will incorporate monthly themes to enhance vocabulary development, knowledge of early basic concepts, and pre-literacy skills.

Children are encouraged to wear masks throughout the session, and it’s okay if we’re still working towards that goal. Hand washing and helping to clean up will be part of our new routine to keep everyone safe. Also, in attempt to social distance, clear partitions will be used during seated table tasks and in our pretend play area, so that we can still encourage parallel play, curiosity, and engagement.

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

Contact Info
Megan Kowalski
MeganKowalski@JCFS.org
847-412-4335
255 Revere Dr., Suite 200, Northbrook, IL, 60062 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667


Monday, November 1, 2021 10:00 AM - Monday, November 29, 2021 11:00 AM

0-24 months playgroup | Northbrook

Are your days filled to the brim but you are still looking to make connections in the Jewish community? Join other parents around Northbrook Monday mornings from 10:00-11:00 am for schmoozing and an opportunity for your little one to run around and get some energy out! Address will be shared upon registration.

Location:
Shared upon registration
Northbrook, IL 60062


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

   Add to Calendar 11/1/2021 10:00:00 AM 11/29/2021 11:00:00 AM 0-24 months playgroup | Northbrook Are your days filled to the brim but you are still looking to make connections in the Jewish community? Join other parents around Northbrook Monday mornings from 10:00-11:00 am for schmoozing and an opportunity for your little one to run around and get some energy out! Address will be shared upon registration.

Contact Info
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4907
Shared upon registrationNorthbrook, IL, 60062 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Monday, November 1, 2021 10:00 AM - Sunday, November 28, 2021 11:00 AM

0-6 Month City Virtual Playgroup

After a busy day, what better way to start your week than by connecting with other parents from the comfort of your own home? Join our Parent Ambassador for a virtual playgroup on Monday mornings!


Location:
Your House
zoom
Chicago, IL 60606


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

   Add to Calendar 11/1/2021 10:00:00 AM 11/28/2021 11:00:00 AM 0-6 Month City Virtual Playgroup After a busy day, what better way to start your week than by connecting with other parents from the comfort of your own home? Join our Parent Ambassador for a virtual playgroup on Monday mornings!


Contact Info
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4907
Your House, zoom, Chicago, IL, 60606 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Monday, November 1, 2021 1:00 PM - Monday, November 29, 2021 2:00 PM

6-12 months play group | Suburb virtual

After a busy day, what better way to start your week than by connecting with other parents from the comfort of your own home? Join our Parent Ambassador for a virtual playgroup Mondays at 2!

Location:
Zoom
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089


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

   Add to Calendar 11/1/2021 1:00:00 PM 11/29/2021 2:00:00 PM 6-12 months play group | Suburb virtual After a busy day, what better way to start your week than by connecting with other parents from the comfort of your own home? Join our Parent Ambassador for a virtual playgroup Mondays at 2!

Contact Info
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4907
ZoomBuffalo Grove, IL, 60089 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Monday, November 1, 2021 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, between 10/4/2021 - 11/22/2021)

Calling all actors!

Join our Speech-Language Pathologist for a creative, hands-on theater experience. Table readings, writing, stage cuing, and set design will be incorporated into this 8-week group. Thespians will work on fluent oral reading, articulation, story analysis, social cues, and writing.

At the end of the 8 weeks, our all camp-inspired, written, and produced play will be shared with families.

Geared for children 12-14 years old. Please contact Megan Kowalski for fee information.


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


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

   Add to Calendar 10/4/2021 5:00:00 PM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=MO,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20211122T180000 Calling all actors! Join our Speech-Language Pathologist for a creative, hands-on theater experience. Table readings, script writing, stage cuing, and set design will be incorporated into this 8-week group. Thespians will work on fluent oral reading, articulation, story analysis, social cues, and writing.

At the end of the 8 weeks, our all camp-inspired, written, and produced play will be shared with families.

Geared for children 12-14 years old. Please contact Megan Kowalski for fee information.

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


Monday, November 1, 2021 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

Say it in Hebrew Online

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

Seven different levels are available.


Location:
Virtual
Virtual, IL 60062


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

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

Seven different levels are available.

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


Monday, November 1, 2021 8:00 PM - Monday, November 22, 2021 9:00 PM

0-24 month playgroup | Virtual

After a busy day, what better way to start your week than by connecting with other parents from the comfort of your own home? Join our Parent Ambassador for a virtual playgroup on Monday evenings!

Location:
Zoom
Chicago, IL 60606


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

   Add to Calendar 11/1/2021 8:00:00 PM 11/22/2021 9:00:00 PM 0-24 month playgroup | Virtual After a busy day, what better way to start your week than by connecting with other parents from the comfort of your own home? Join our Parent Ambassador for a virtual playgroup on Monday evenings!

Contact Info
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4907
ZoomChicago, IL, 60606 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Monday, November 1, 2021 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, between 10/11/2021 - 11/8/2021)

RJD New Mama Meetup October 2021

Connect with RSJ mamas while sharing experiences, finding advice, and learning from experts. Our New Mama Meetup Program invites moms of babies 0-8 months to join a series of 6 virtual meetups. You will have the opportunity to meet other local new moms while learning from a sleep specialist, nutrition educator, and child psychologist.

Location:
Virtual Event
Link provided upon registration
Chicago, IL 60606


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

   Add to Calendar 10/11/2021 8:00:00 PM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=MO,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20211108T210000 RJD New Mama Meetup October 2021 Connect with RSJ mamas while sharing experiences, finding advice, and learning from experts. Our New Mama Meetup Program invites moms of babies 0-8 months to join a series of 6 virtual meetups. You will have the opportunity to meet other local new moms while learning from a sleep specialist, nutrition educator, and child psychologist.

Contact Info
Rebecca Faktorovich
rebeccafaktorovich@juf.org
224-730-1328
Virtual Event, Link provided upon registration, Chicago, IL, 60606 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Tuesday, November 2, 2021 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Pre-School Socialization Group

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

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

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

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

Contact Sarah Zimmerman to register.


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


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

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

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

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

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

Contact Sarah Zimmerman to register.

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


Tuesday, November 2, 2021 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Every Conceivable Way: Egg Freezing

A free webinar for Jewish couples and individuals
seeking support to build their families.

Presentation and Q&A featuring: Kara Goldman, MD
Specialist in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Northwestern Medicine
Associate Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University


Location:
Virtual Event
Chicago, IL 60606


Contact:
Molly Fine
mollyfine@juf.org
312-357-4676

   Add to Calendar 11/2/2021 7:00:00 PM 11/2/2021 8:00:00 PM Every Conceivable Way: Egg Freezing A free webinar for Jewish couples and individuals
seeking support to build their families.

Presentation and Q&A featuring: Kara Goldman, MD
Specialist in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Northwestern Medicine
Associate Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University

Contact Info
Molly Fine
mollyfine@juf.org
312-357-4676
Virtual EventChicago, IL, 60606 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667


Tuesday, November 2, 2021 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

Say it in Hebrew Online

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

Seven different levels are available.


Location:
Virtual
Virtual, IL 60062


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

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

Seven different levels are available.

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


Tuesday, November 2, 2021 7:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

Orot Jewish Mindfulness Meditation Weekly Sit

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


Location:
Online on Zoom
Chicago, IL 60613


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

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

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