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March 2019

Friday, March 22, 2019 10:00 AM - Friday, April 12, 2019 10:45 AM

Sing & Play | City

Experience a music & movement class infused with Shabbat songs! Each class will teach new melodies and revisit old favorites. Parents will receive a challah each week, as well as a CD of popular Jewish songs. Best for toddlers ages 1-2 years old and their parents/caregivers.

Location:
Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School
3751 N. Broadway
Chicago IL, 60613


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


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Friday, March 22, 2019 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

LEAP into Shabbat

LEAP into Shabbat is CJDS's tot Shabbat program where children ages 0-3 and their parents have an opportunity to learn about and celebrate Shabbat!

Each week you and your child will experience different activities related to Shabbat, and you will take a piece of the workshop home with you. Sing about, decorate, and take home your very own toolbox of Shabbat Judaica, which will enhance your family's Shabbat experience. Our very own Director of Jewish Studies and Campus Life, Tamar Cytryn, will be leading each session along with our Music Specialist, Sara Goodman.

Our program runs on Fridays from 10:30-11:15 a.m. at CJDS's New Campus starting March 8th until May 31st (excluding March 15th, April 19th, April 26th).


Location:
3730 N California Ave
Chicago IL, 60618


Contact:
Esther Solooki
esolooki@chicagojewishdayschool.org
773-271-2700


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Friday, March 22, 2019 6:00 PM - 6:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Friday, between 3/1/2019 - 5/31/2019)

Family Shabbat celebration

Please join our community for our family Shabbat celebrations that welcome Shabbat with warmth and energy. Family Shabbat services take place each week of Shoresh, our Shabbat-based religious school program. Family Shabbat services lead into a community candle-lighting, where our entire Shabbat evening community joins together to light candles, make Kiddush and Motzi, and bless each other with the Priestly Benediction.

You're welcome anytime - come on in and make a name tag!

Dates without Shoresh or a family Shabbat celebration can be found on our calendar: https://www.kamii.org/calendar.


Location:
1100 E Hyde Park Blvd
Chicago IL, 60615


Contact:
Lauren Reeves
lreeves@kamii.org
773-924-1234


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Friday, March 22, 2019 6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

Shabbat B'Yachad

Shabbat B’Yachad Serviceand Dinner at Congregation Beth Shalom, Friday, February 22,2019. Join us for a family friendly evening with dinner at 6:00 PM ($12per adult, kids eat free) and services at 6:45 PM. There is a special service for families with young children age’s birth thru first grade and a family service co-led by our youth and clergy for families with children in grades 2nd thru 6th grade. Contact Lisa for more information and to reserve your space for dinner by February 18. No reservation needed for services, 3433 Walters Ave, Northbrook, IL.

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


Contact:
Lisa Orlov
LOrlov@BethShalomNB.org
847-498-5352


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Friday, March 22, 2019 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Shabbat Evening Worship

Torah will be read by Alan Nudelman

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


Location:
1370 Abbott Court
Buffalo Grove IL, 60089


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


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Saturday, March 23, 2019 9:30 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, March 23, 2019 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Torah Study

We hold Torah Study most Shabbat (Saturday) mornings! No experience necessary! We will use various biblical sources and stories of our own lives to delve into the richness of Torah and its teachings! We will introduce the new and exquisite Commentator's Bible into our discussion. Contact Rabbi Bellows for more information. This is a drop in class, come each week or whenever you can! This week's session will be taught 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, March 23, 2019 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Shabbat-A-Tot Purim Party!

Bring your tots, ages 0 to 6, to celebrate Purim with music, costumes, food, and fun! For more information or to RSVP, contact Cantor Michelle Friedman at CantorFriedman@emanuelcong.org.

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


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


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Saturday, March 23, 2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Saturday, between 3/2/2019 - 6/29/2019)

Shalom Shabbat - New time!

Shalom Shabbat is Anshe Emet's well-loved Shabbat morning service for children 4 and under and their families, every Shabbat morning at 11am (new time starting March 2). Join us for singing, dancing with the Torah, great stories, and Kiddush. Kiddush Lunch always follows a little after noon. Stay and hang out. 11AM-noon every Shabbat. Babysitting available for kids 18 mo and up starting at 9:30am.

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


Contact:
Maxine Handelman
mhandelman@ansheemet.org
773-868-5121


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Saturday, March 23, 2019 3:24 PM - 3:25 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Saturday, between 3/2/2019 - 6/1/2019)

Madraigos Midwest Middle School Girls Lounge

With over 30 girls coming each week, we want to set up a system that will allow for the lounge to be a fun, safe, and healthy outlet for every girl.

If anyone needs to reach their daughter while she’s at lounge, you can reach Yocheved Fine, who supervises the lounge at (248) 835-3401. We look forward to greeting your daughters on Motzei Shabbos. Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call Shira Berkowitz at Madraigos 773-478-6000.


Location:
3366 Devon Ave
Lincolnwood IL, 60712


Contact:
Shira Berkowitz
info@madraigosmidwest.org
773-478-6000


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Saturday, March 23, 2019 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Dinner & Purim Shpiel "True Chutzpa, The Good, The Bad and Esther, An Epic Purim Western"

Temple Beth Israel (3601 W. Dempster St., Skokie) Presents Dinner & Purim Shpiel: “True Chutzpa: The Good, The Bad and Esther, An Epic Purim Western,” Saturday, March 23, 2019, 6:30 pm. Cost for dinner and show is $20 per person and $15 per child. Members of the community are welcome! Purim fun has long included a Shpiel, a farcical review and TBI's cast knows no limit. So, spend an evening with friends, a fried chicken and Italian beef dinner and, of course, the Shpiel. Space is limited so be sure to send your check today! Bring a friend or a stranger, as long as they will buy a ticket. Tickets must be reserved and paid for in advance-no tickets at the door. Paid reservations due by March 18. For more information contact TBI at 847-675-0951 or visit http://www.tbiskokie.org.

Location:
Temple Beth Israel
3601 W. Dempster St.
Skokie IL, 60076


Contact:
Andrea Blain
andrea@andreablainpr.com
847-933-9884


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Saturday, March 23, 2019 7:30 PM - 11:00 PM

Gragger! Workmen's Circle Purim Party

Join The Chicago Workmen's Circle for your yearly dose of Purim fun! With costumes, live music, loads of conscious human beings, and an original purim spiel, we intend to put the social back in social justice.

All proceeds from will be donated to Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights or ICIRR. ICIRR is dedicated to promoting the rights of immigrants and refugees to full and equal participation in the civic, cultural, social life of our diverse society.

We have asked some local musicians to perform costume sets for this festive event!
Maryann Michael as Leslie Gore
Ross Berman as Leonard Cohen
Lisa Hastings and Glad Matt as Harry Nilsson

With special guests Shtumer Alef as their yiddish punk selves.

$10-$20 Suggested Donation.
$5 Suggested Donation for Workmen's Circle Members.


Location:
4700 North Ravenswood Avenue
#Suite B
Chicago IL, 60640


Contact:
David Ladon
DLadon@circle.org
303-908-8732


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Saturday, March 23, 2019 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Idan Raichel at City Winery

Producer, keyboardist, lyricist, composer, and performer Idan Raichel is a global music icon. During a career spanning a mere 15 years, Idan has become not only the most successful artist in Israel but also one of Israel’s most successful artists abroad, with tours that include performances at some of the leading festivals as well as shows in the most prestigious venues in Europe, the USA, South America, the Far East, Canada, and Australia. In addition, Idan has entered into exciting collaborations with many great artists including American pop stars India Arie and Alicia Keys, and a wide range of artists who are household names in their native countries: Portugal's Ana Moura, France's Patrick Bruel, Italy's Ornella Vanoni, Germany's Andreas Scholl, the Italian duo Mina & Celentano, the Iranian singer Golazin, and Mali's Vieux Farka Touré. Tickets are $48-$75. A limited number of Meet & Greet tickets are available for an additional $85.

Location:
City Winery Chicago
1200 W Randolph
Chicago IL, 60607


Contact:
City Winery Chicago
chicago@citywinery.com
312-733-9463


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Sunday, March 24, 2019 12:00 AM - Thursday, March 28, 2019 12:00 AM

College Road Trip

The College Road Trip will introduce participants to life inside and outside of popular Midwest universities. We will tour University of Illinois, University of Wisconsin Madison, Indiana University, University of Michigan, and Michigan State University. At these schools, we will meet with professionals who can shed light on admissions, classes, and college life, and learn about Jewish Campus organizations. Participants will enhance their understanding of what Jewish life might look like for them in the future.

Location:
Various Midwest Colleges
Chicago IL, 60606


Contact:
Springboard Chicago
springboard@juf.org
312-357-4772


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Sunday, March 24, 2019 12:00 AM - Thursday, March 28, 2019 12:00 AM

Spring Breakaway: Master Chef, Outdoor Adventure, and Photography

Participants will spend 5 days at Camp Chi participating in a specialty track of their choice. This year these include Photography, Culinary arts (Master Chef), and Outdoor Adventure! Campers will spend their days in their chosen track, and will spend nights at various field trips around the Wisconsin Dells.

Photography will learn the basics of photography and editing, while taking pictures in nature, cities, and of various wildlife. Participants will also have the option to choose a final photo project!

Master Chef participants will learn a variety of cooking skills that will culminate in them competing in a variety of cooking contests, and cooking a banquet dinner!

Outdoor Adventure participants will learn outdoor survival skills and participate in team building challenges on the Camp Chi rope course. Participants will put their skills to the test while completely specially designed challenges.


Location:
443 W Munroe Ave
Wisconsin Dells WI, 53965


Contact:
Springboard Chicago
springboard@juf.org
312-357-4772


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Sunday, March 24, 2019 8:00 AM - Monday, April 1, 2019 8:00 AM

Ta'am Yisrael 2019 Spring Trip

Ta'am Yisrael: A Taste of Israel is an 8th grade educational experience in Israel designed to give the participants a meaningful, intense, emotional and focused taste of the land and their heritage through a week long, "hands-on" experience in Israel.

Location:
30 S Wells St
Chicago IL, 60640


Contact:
Jennifer Cicelsky George
jennifergeorge@juf.org
312-673-3485


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Sunday, March 24, 2019 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Sunday, between 9/9/2018 - 5/5/2019)

Sunday School ‘Try Out’ at Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation

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 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


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Sunday, March 24, 2019 10:00 AM - 12:15 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Sunday, between 10/14/2018 - 6/9/2019)

Miller Intro to Judaism Course

Looking to convert to Judaism?
Born Jewish and want to know more?
Sharing your life with a Jew and want to crack the code?

West Suburban Temple Har Zion is an synagogue affiliate teaching the Miller Introduction to Judaism's signature Intro course. The course explores Jewish culture, history, and wisdom in a setting where questions are more important than answers. Classes are joined with beautiful Shabbat celebrations, supportive discussion groups, individualized Hebrew reading instruction, and many opportunities for interactive, experiential learning.

All are welcome.
Babysitting/childcare is available upon request.

Fees: Book fee of $20, payments for babysitters, Shabbat Dinner fee $20.


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, March 24, 2019 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Purim Pop-Up Play Date | W. Suburbs

Calling all Queens & Kings of Shushan (Western Suburbs)! Spend the morning with jBaby and celebrate Purim with play, hamentashen and groggers. Costumes are encouraged!

Location:
Kids Town
1141 E Butterfield Rd Ste A
Wheaton IL, 60189


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


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Sunday, March 24, 2019 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Family Purim Party

Join Chicago Workmen's Circle for our annual Family Purim Party. Open to all members of the community, this is a great chance to meet up with other progressive Jewish families to celebrate Purim. With lots of snacks, games, crafts, and music, our Purim Party checks all the boxes for a good time! Plus, check out our original Purim Spiel!

$10 suggested donation. Free for Workmen's Circle members.


Location:
4700 North Ravenswood Avenue
#Suite B
Chicago IL, 60640


Contact:
David Ladon
DLadon@circle.org
303-908-8732


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