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April 2021

Saturday, April 17, 2021 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

(Recurring Monthly on the Third Saturday of every month between 3/20/2021 - 6/19/2021)

Tot Shabbat at Beth Emet Synagogue

Start your Shabbat morning with songs and stories, led by our clergy. No registration needed; just email Kathy to receive the zoom link.

Location:
Zoom or Beth Emet Synagogue, 1224 Dempster, Evanston
Evanston, IL 60202


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

   Add to Calendar 3/20/2021 9:00:00 AM FREQ=MONTHLY;BYDAY=;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20210619T103000 Tot Shabbat at Beth Emet Synagogue Start your Shabbat morning with songs and stories, led by our clergy. No registration needed; just email Kathy to receive the zoom link.

Contact Info
Kathy Kaberon
kkaberon@bethemet.org
847-869-4230
Zoom or Beth Emet Synagogue, 1224 Dempster, EvanstonEvanston, IL, 60202 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667


Saturday, April 17, 2021 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

(Recurring Monthly on the Third Saturday of every month between 4/17/2021 - 6/19/2021)

Tot Shabbat at Beth Emet Synagogue

Welcome Shabbat in-person at the Beth Emet parking lot (weather permitting) with singing, story and fun. led by our clergy. Whether you have already joined Beth Emet or are searching for your synagogue, come meet other young families to play, pray and socialize.

Location:
Beth Emet Synagogue, 1224 Dempster, Evanston.
Evanston, IL 60202


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

   Add to Calendar 4/17/2021 9:00:00 AM FREQ=MONTHLY;BYDAY=;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20210619T93000 Tot Shabbat at Beth Emet Synagogue Welcome Shabbat in-person at the Beth Emet parking lot (weather permitting) with singing, story and fun. led by our clergy. Whether you have already joined Beth Emet or are searching for your synagogue, come meet other young families to play, pray and socialize.

Contact Info
Kathy Kaberon
kkaberon@bethemet.org
847-869-4230
Beth Emet Synagogue, 1224 Dempster, Evanston. Evanston, IL, 60202 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Sunday, April 18, 2021 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Blood Drive

Every 2 seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood. You can be a life saver! Emanuel Congregation is hosting the Vitalant Blood Mobile Coach on Sunday, April 18 from 9am to 2pm. If you are interested in donating blood, please make an appointment at www.vitalant.org, click “Donate Now” and search by group code J221. Appointments are recommended, walk-ins are welcome! The mobile coach will be parked at the Thorndale extension (at the corner of Thorndale and Sheridan). To check-in, donors should go to the Emanuel entrance at Thorndale Ave. Temperatures will be taken before you enter the building. Wear a mask and bring your id. Normal check-in procedures will be practiced on the mobile coach.

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


Contact:
Judy Glaser
info@emanuelcong.org
773-561-5173

   Add to Calendar 4/18/2021 9:00:00 AM 4/18/2021 2:00:00 PM Blood Drive Every 2 seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood. You can be a life saver! Emanuel Congregation is hosting the Vitalant Blood Mobile Coach on Sunday, April 18 from 9am to 2pm. If you are interested in donating blood, please make an appointment at www.vitalant.org, click “Donate Now” and search by group code J221. Appointments are recommended, walk-ins are welcome! The mobile coach will be parked at the Thorndale extension (at the corner of Thorndale and Sheridan). To check-in, donors should go to the Emanuel entrance at Thorndale Ave. Temperatures will be taken before you enter the building. Wear a mask and bring your id. Normal check-in procedures will be practiced on the mobile coach.

Contact Info
Judy Glaser
info@emanuelcong.org
773-561-5173
Emanuel Congregation, 5959 N Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL, 60660 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Sunday, April 18, 2021 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Jewish National Fund-USA Breakfast for Israel

Stars of the binge-worthy Israeli Netflix hit series Fauda, will be joining Jewish National Fund-USA (JNF-USA), the Chicago community, and thousands of supporters across the country for the organization’s annual Breakfast for Israel on April 18 at 9:30 am CT. While participants may have to BTOB (bring their own bagel) to this year’s virtual breakfast, JNF-USA promises to deliver the same high-quality, star-studded complimentary event that community members have become accustomed to since the first annual Breakfast for Israel dazzled eventgoers in 2003. Breakfast for Israel attendees will hear from Fauda celebs, Tsahi Halevi who plays Naor and Rona-Lee Shimon who plays Nurit, live in studio — with Yoav Limor, a veteran military correspondent who has been covering the Middle East conflict for the last 33 years, moderating the interview and Q&A session. Today, Limor is the host of a morning show on Israel’s Channel 2 Keshet, a defense commentator for Israel Hayom daily newspaper, and a regular contributor on i24 News.

“JNF-USA’s Breakfast for Israel has become a much-looked-forward-to event on the communal calendar,” said event co-chair Jillian Agdern. “This year, we’re hosting a vibrant celebration in honor of Yom Ha’atzmaut (Israeli Independence Day) as we bring our community together to ensure a bright, prosperous future for the land and people of Israel and Jewish people everywhere.”

“Whether in-person or virtually, we’ve seen attendance at our annual Breakfast for Israel event skyrocket year after year, as hundreds of supporters from coast to coast come together to support the land and people of Israel,” added event co-chair, Odette Olson. “This year, we’re expecting record high participation. After all, who doesn’t love Fauda?!”

Event details: What: Jewish National Fund-USA Breakfast for Israel. When: April 18, 2021 at 9:30 am CT. Where: Register at jnf.org/bfi and ensure to select the orange


Location:
Zoom. Register at jnf.org/bfi and scroll down to the bottom to click the orange tile for Chicago
Chicago , IL 60062


Contact:
Marlene Copeland Dodinval
mdodinval@jnf.org
847-656-8880

   Add to Calendar 4/18/2021 9:30:00 AM 4/18/2021 10:30:00 AM Jewish National Fund-USA Breakfast for Israel Stars of the binge-worthy Israeli Netflix hit series Fauda, will be joining Jewish National Fund-USA (JNF-USA), the Chicago community, and thousands of supporters across the country for the organization’s annual Breakfast for Israel on April 18 at 9:30 am CT. While participants may have to BTOB (bring their own bagel) to this year’s virtual breakfast, JNF-USA promises to deliver the same high-quality, star-studded complimentary event that community members have become accustomed to since the first annual Breakfast for Israel dazzled eventgoers in 2003. Breakfast for Israel attendees will hear from Fauda celebs, Tsahi Halevi who plays Naor and Rona-Lee Shimon who plays Nurit, live in studio — with Yoav Limor, a veteran military correspondent who has been covering the Middle East conflict for the last 33 years, moderating the interview and Q&A session. Today, Limor is the host of a morning show on Israel’s Channel 2 Keshet, a defense commentator for Israel Hayom daily newspaper, and a regular contributor on i24 News.

“JNF-USA’s Breakfast for Israel has become a much-looked-forward-to event on the communal calendar,” said event co-chair Jillian Agdern. “This year, we’re hosting a vibrant celebration in honor of Yom Ha’atzmaut (Israeli Independence Day) as we bring our community together to ensure a bright, prosperous future for the land and people of Israel and Jewish people everywhere.”

“Whether in-person or virtually, we’ve seen attendance at our annual Breakfast for Israel event skyrocket year after year, as hundreds of supporters from coast to coast come together to support the land and people of Israel,” added event co-chair, Odette Olson. “This year, we’re expecting record high participation. After all, who doesn’t love Fauda?!”

Event details: What: Jewish National Fund-USA Breakfast for Israel. When: April 18, 2021 at 9:30 am CT. Where: Register at jnf.org/bfi and ensure to select the orange

Contact Info
Marlene Copeland Dodinval
mdodinval@jnf.org
847-656-8880
Zoom. Register at jnf.org/bfi and scroll down to the bottom to click the orange tile for ChicagoChicago , IL, 60062 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Web Page Register Online


Sunday, April 18, 2021 9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Sunday, between 3/14/2021 - 5/2/2021)

Gan Yom Rishon

Sunday morning program for kids 3-5 and a loving adult. We sing, laugh, do yoga, celebrate holidays, braid challah, learn Hebrew and have lots of fun. For now, we're meeting on Zoom.

Location:
Zoom or Beth Emet Synagogue, 1224 Dempster, Evanston
Evanston, IL 60202


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

   Add to Calendar 3/14/2021 9:45:00 AM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=SU,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20210502T103000 Gan Yom Rishon Sunday morning program for kids 3-5 and a loving adult. We sing, laugh, do yoga, celebrate holidays, braid challah, learn Hebrew and have lots of fun. For now, we're meeting on Zoom.

Contact Info
Kathy Kaberon
kkaberon@bethemet.org
847-869-4230
Zoom or Beth Emet Synagogue, 1224 Dempster, EvanstonEvanston, IL, 60202 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Sunday, April 18, 2021 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

jBaby Fit

Take a moment for yourself and come ready to move! Class will incorporate appropriate modifications for all fitness levels and is appropriate for all stages of pre/post-natal.

By incorporating appropriate breathing, pelvic, and core control, you will feel secure and ready to take on the physical challenges of motherhood and birth! Bring yourself and a yoga mat, but weights and your baby are optional to bring!


Location:
via Zoom
Chicago, IL 60606


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4657

   Add to Calendar 4/18/2021 10:30:00 AM 4/18/2021 11:30:00 AM jBaby Fit Take a moment for yourself and come ready to move! Class will incorporate appropriate modifications for all fitness levels and is appropriate for all stages of pre/post-natal.

By incorporating appropriate breathing, pelvic, and core control, you will feel secure and ready to take on the physical challenges of motherhood and birth! Bring yourself and a yoga mat, but weights and your baby are optional to bring!

Contact Info
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4657
via ZoomChicago, IL, 60606 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Sunday, April 18, 2021 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Israel's Hidden Gems - Tel Gezer Bible Walk

Hosted by JCC Chicago
Located halfway between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem Tel Gezer National Park houses impressive archaeological ruins in a tranquil natural setting. Explore the layers of its history— where the biblical world meets the present.


Location:
Online
Homewood, IL 60430


Contact:
Amy Bloomberg
amybloomberg@juf.org
708-249-6086

   Add to Calendar 4/18/2021 11:00:00 AM 4/18/2021 12:00:00 PM Israel's Hidden Gems - Tel Gezer Bible Walk Hosted by JCC Chicago
Located halfway between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem Tel Gezer National Park houses impressive archaeological ruins in a tranquil natural setting. Explore the layers of its history— where the biblical world meets the present.

Contact Info
Amy Bloomberg
amybloomberg@juf.org
708-249-6086
OnlineHomewood, IL, 60430 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Sunday, April 18, 2021 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Contest for Best Jewish Play 2021 (Virtual)

A virtual theater event presented by Continuum Theater and The Jewish Plays Project. Actors perform excerpts from 3 brand new plays on Zoom. The 3 playwrights and a moderator present. Audience votes for their favorite to win in this international contest. To get the zoom link a few days before the event, register at https://jewishplaycontest2021.eventbrite.com. Free--donation of $18 is suggested. 847-780-7230, Devorah@Continuumtheater.org

Location:
Virtual
Virtual, IL 00000


Contact:
Devorah Richards
Devorah@ContinuumTheater.org
847-780-7230

   Add to Calendar 4/18/2021 2:00:00 PM 4/18/2021 4:00:00 PM Contest for Best Jewish Play 2021 (Virtual) A virtual theater event presented by Continuum Theater and The Jewish Plays Project. Actors perform excerpts from 3 brand new plays on Zoom. The 3 playwrights and a moderator present. Audience votes for their favorite to win in this international contest. To get the zoom link a few days before the event, register at https://jewishplaycontest2021.eventbrite.com. Free--donation of $18 is suggested. 847-780-7230, Devorah@Continuumtheater.org

Contact Info
Devorah Richards
Devorah@ContinuumTheater.org
847-780-7230
VirtualVirtual, IL, 00000 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Web Page


Sunday, April 18, 2021 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Yom Ha'atzmaut Community Concert with Rick Recht

Jewish Rock Radio presents: All-Star Yom Ha'atzmaut Celebration!

Celebrate Israel this year with the Jewish United Fund at our community wide virtual concert! You'll have the opportunity to jam out with popular musicians and connect with others through our live chat. This concert is for all ages, so be sure to spread the word to friends and family.

Featured artists: Nefesh Mountain, Rick Recht, David Broza, Rabbi Josh Warshawsky, Josh Nelson, Rabbi Lisa Silverstein, Chava Mirel, Shimon Smith, Laurie Akers.


Location:
Virtual Event
Chicago, IL 60606


Contact:
Julie Brodsky
juliebrodsky@juf.org
312-357-4944

   Add to Calendar 4/18/2021 4:00:00 PM 4/18/2021 8:00:00 PM Yom Ha'atzmaut Community Concert with Rick Recht Jewish Rock Radio presents: All-Star Yom Ha'atzmaut Celebration!

Celebrate Israel this year with the Jewish United Fund at our community wide virtual concert! You'll have the opportunity to jam out with popular musicians and connect with others through our live chat. This concert is for all ages, so be sure to spread the word to friends and family.

Featured artists: Nefesh Mountain, Rick Recht, David Broza, Rabbi Josh Warshawsky, Josh Nelson, Rabbi Lisa Silverstein, Chava Mirel, Shimon Smith, Laurie Akers.

Contact Info
Julie Brodsky
juliebrodsky@juf.org
312-357-4944
Virtual EventChicago, IL, 60606 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667


Sunday, April 18, 2021 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Immigration Justice

Tzedek America, the leader in immersive and experiential social justice education for Jewish teenagers, will provide ten 60-minute digital social justice workshops throughout the academic year. These powerful sessions, available to synagogues and day schools in North America, will inform, encourage, and inspire Jewish teenagers to face the social justice issues of North America and the world.

Each motivational workshop elevates the voices of individuals and families impacted by social injustice and connects Jewish teenagers to Jewish texts, traditions, and values.

Participants can expect each highly produced online experience to incorporate frontline speakers, engaging media, curated breakout groups, idea-sharing, and achievable action plans.

Meet with an Engagement Specialist or visit "Springboard Access Grants" under our teens tab to learn more about Access Grants.



Contact:
Tzedek America
sandy@tzedekamerica.org

   Add to Calendar 4/18/2021 6:00:00 PM 4/18/2021 7:00:00 PM Immigration Justice Tzedek America, the leader in immersive and experiential social justice education for Jewish teenagers, will provide ten 60-minute digital social justice workshops throughout the academic year. These powerful sessions, available to synagogues and day schools in North America, will inform, encourage, and inspire Jewish teenagers to face the social justice issues of North America and the world.

Each motivational workshop elevates the voices of individuals and families impacted by social injustice and connects Jewish teenagers to Jewish texts, traditions, and values.

Participants can expect each highly produced online experience to incorporate frontline speakers, engaging media, curated breakout groups, idea-sharing, and achievable action plans.

Meet with an Engagement Specialist or visit "Springboard Access Grants" under our teens tab to learn more about Access Grants.

Contact Info
Tzedek America
sandy@tzedekamerica.org
America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Web Page Register Online


Monday, April 19, 2021 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, between 3/29/2021 - 5/3/2021)

Members of the Tribe - Melton School Class

Mondays, March 29 through May 3, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. Led by Cantor Shelly Friedman. In this short six-session quest, students will dive deep into a fundamental, challenging question for Members of the Tribe: “What is the overarching purpose of Judaism?” Together, the class will examine aspects of what might be considered the Jewish mission, a blend of practices that distinguish us as Jews, and what to do with this idea of being called the "Chosen People." Prepare to explore how big Jewish ideas and lessons from our history serve to enrich our collective actions as individuals and as a people. Cost is $179.00 and includes a printed coursebook. For questions about this class, contact cantorfriedman@emanuelcong.org. Register for this class at https://www.events.org/ereg.aspx?e=136727&m=10

Location:
Emanuel Congregation
Online
Chicago, IL 60660


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

   Add to Calendar 3/29/2021 11:30:00 AM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=MO,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20210503T123000 Members of the Tribe - Melton School Class Mondays, March 29 through May 3, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. Led by Cantor Shelly Friedman. In this short six-session quest, students will dive deep into a fundamental, challenging question for Members of the Tribe: “What is the overarching purpose of Judaism?” Together, the class will examine aspects of what might be considered the Jewish mission, a blend of practices that distinguish us as Jews, and what to do with this idea of being called the "Chosen People." Prepare to explore how big Jewish ideas and lessons from our history serve to enrich our collective actions as individuals and as a people. Cost is $179.00 and includes a printed coursebook. For questions about this class, contact cantorfriedman@emanuelcong.org. Register for this class at https://www.events.org/ereg.aspx?e=136727&m=10

Contact Info
Cantor Michelle Drucker Friedman
CantorFriedman@emanuelcong.org
773-561-5173
Emanuel Congregation, Online, Chicago, IL, 60660 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Monday, April 19, 2021 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, between 4/19/2021 - 5/24/2021)

Women of Valor with Dr. Swire

Joliet Jewish Congregation presents: Women of Valor with Dr. Swire

Location:
Online
Homewood, IL 60430


Contact:
Amy Bloomberg
amybloomberg@juf.org
708-249-6086

   Add to Calendar 4/19/2021 6:30:00 PM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=MO,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20210524T193000 Women of Valor with Dr. Swire Joliet Jewish Congregation presents: Women of Valor with Dr. Swire

Contact Info
Amy Bloomberg
amybloomberg@juf.org
708-249-6086
OnlineHomewood, IL, 60430 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667


Monday, April 19, 2021 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Every Conceivable Way

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


Location:
Virtual Event
Chicago, IL 60606


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

   Add to Calendar 4/19/2021 7:00:00 PM 4/19/2021 8:30:00 PM Every Conceivable Way A free webinar for Jewish couples and individuals
seeking support to build their families

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


Monday, April 19, 2021 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Infertility Support Program

Infertility Support Webinar

Location:
virtual
Chicago, IL 60606


Contact:
Molly Fine
MollyFine@juf.org
502-821-9599

   Add to Calendar 4/19/2021 7:00:00 PM 4/19/2021 8:00:00 PM Infertility Support Program Infertility Support Webinar

Contact Info
Molly Fine
MollyFine@juf.org
502-821-9599
virtualChicago, IL, 60606 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667


Monday, April 19, 2021 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

What Am I Missing? - A Discussion

You are invited to share in six conversations, a special course focused on some of our questions about being human. These sessions will invite a shared critical reading the book “What Am I Missing?” with the book's author, Rabbi Joseph Edelheit (via zoom). All sessions are on Mondays from 7:00 - 8:30 pm Central time: March 22 - Six Biblical Characters and their Missing Pieces (Chapters 1 and 2) April 19 - Abraham: and Rachel: Prophetic Empathy and Religious Pluralism (Chapters 3 and 4) May 17 - Miriam and Moses; The Imperfect and Good Enough Leaders (Chapters 5 and 6) June 21 - David and Esther: Power and Fear (Chapters 7 and 8) July 19 - Words We Still Need When We Are Missing Something (Chapter 9) August 23 - Questions About Being Human, Conversations We Still Need to Have. Participants may join one, some, or all discussions. To receive the Zoom link, please register at https://tinyurl.com/WhatAmIMissingRSVP

Location:
Emanuel Congregation
Online
Chicago, IL 60660


Contact:
SaraBeth Salzman
sarabeth@emanuelcong.org
773-561-5173

   Add to Calendar 4/19/2021 7:00:00 PM 4/19/2021 8:00:00 PM What Am I Missing? - A Discussion You are invited to share in six conversations, a special course focused on some of our questions about being human. These sessions will invite a shared critical reading the book “What Am I Missing?” with the book's author, Rabbi Joseph Edelheit (via zoom). All sessions are on Mondays from 7:00 - 8:30 pm Central time: March 22 - Six Biblical Characters and their Missing Pieces (Chapters 1 and 2) April 19 - Abraham: and Rachel: Prophetic Empathy and Religious Pluralism (Chapters 3 and 4) May 17 - Miriam and Moses; The Imperfect and Good Enough Leaders (Chapters 5 and 6) June 21 - David and Esther: Power and Fear (Chapters 7 and 8) July 19 - Words We Still Need When We Are Missing Something (Chapter 9) August 23 - Questions About Being Human, Conversations We Still Need to Have. Participants may join one, some, or all discussions. To receive the Zoom link, please register at https://tinyurl.com/WhatAmIMissingRSVP

Contact Info
SaraBeth Salzman
sarabeth@emanuelcong.org
773-561-5173
Emanuel Congregation, Online, Chicago, IL, 60660 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Web Page


Monday, April 19, 2021 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

RJD Book Club

We will be reading "When We Were Young" by Jaclyn Goldis.

Preview:
Three generations of women come together in this page-turning debut full of family secrets, heart-wrenching drama, and the promise of second chances.

RJD will pay for attendees paperback or Kindle version of the book if desired. Please e-mail Becki at RebeccaFaktorovich@juf.org with your format preference.

Russian Jewish Division, JUF programs are funded, in part, by Genesis Philanthropy Group.


Location:
Event link available upon registration
Chicago, IL 60606


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

   Add to Calendar 4/19/2021 8:00:00 PM 4/19/2021 9:00:00 PM RJD Book Club We will be reading "When We Were Young" by Jaclyn Goldis.

Preview:
Three generations of women come together in this page-turning debut full of family secrets, heart-wrenching drama, and the promise of second chances.

RJD will pay for attendees paperback or Kindle version of the book if desired. Please e-mail Becki at RebeccaFaktorovich@juf.org with your format preference.

Russian Jewish Division, JUF programs are funded, in part, by Genesis Philanthropy Group.

Contact Info
Becki Faktorovich
rebeccafaktorovich@juf.org
224-730-1328
Event link available upon registrationChicago, IL, 60606 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online Invitation


Tuesday, April 20, 2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Building Israel: A Panel Discussion on 21st Cent. Israeli Real Estate with JUF Professionals Network

Join the JUF Real Estate Network to learn how the real estate development and investment industries operate in Israel and the role the Israeli government plays. We will also be briefed on exciting projects in progress and hear about JUF’s critical work in Israel throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Featuring:

Lior Mor
Senior Vice President, Silverstein Properties Israel Operations
Jonathan Ross
Head of International Real Estate, Migdal Group
Nissim Salman
CEO, Rehovot Development Corporation


Location:
Virtual
Chicago, IL 00000


Contact:
Lindy Dembowitz
LindyDembowitz@juf.org
312-357-4662

   Add to Calendar 4/20/2021 12:00:00 PM 4/20/2021 1:00:00 PM Building Israel: A Panel Discussion on 21st Cent. Israeli Real Estate with JUF Professionals Network Join the JUF Real Estate Network to learn how the real estate development and investment industries operate in Israel and the role the Israeli government plays. We will also be briefed on exciting projects in progress and hear about JUF’s critical work in Israel throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Featuring:

Lior Mor
Senior Vice President, Silverstein Properties Israel Operations
Jonathan Ross
Head of International Real Estate, Migdal Group
Nissim Salman
CEO, Rehovot Development Corporation

Contact Info
Lindy Dembowitz
LindyDembowitz@juf.org
312-357-4662
VirtualChicago, IL, 00000 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Tuesday, April 20, 2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Building Israel: A Panel Discussion on 21st Century Israeli Real Estate

Join the JUF Real Estate Network to learn how the real estate development and investment industry operate in Israel. We will get the scoop on projects in the works and be briefed on JUF’s critical work in Israel throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Location:
Virtual Event
Chicago, IL 60606


Contact:
Lindy Dembowitz
LindyDembowitz@juf.org
312-357-4662

   Add to Calendar 4/20/2021 12:00:00 PM 4/20/2021 1:00:00 PM Building Israel: A Panel Discussion on 21st Century Israeli Real Estate Join the JUF Real Estate Network to learn how the real estate development and investment industry operate in Israel. We will get the scoop on projects in the works and be briefed on JUF’s critical work in Israel throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Contact Info
Lindy Dembowitz
LindyDembowitz@juf.org
312-357-4662
Virtual EventChicago, IL, 60606 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667


Tuesday, April 20, 2021 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

CJC Meeting

CJC Meeting

Location:
Online
Homewood, IL 60430


Contact:
Amy Bloomberg
amybloomberg@juf.org
708-249-6086

   Add to Calendar 4/20/2021 3:00:00 PM 4/20/2021 5:00:00 PM CJC Meeting CJC Meeting

Contact Info
Amy Bloomberg
amybloomberg@juf.org
708-249-6086
OnlineHomewood, IL, 60430 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667


Tuesday, April 20, 2021 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Tuesday, between 12/15/2020 - 4/27/2021)

Virtual Yoga with a Special Focus on Mental Well-being and Mindfulness

Every Tuesday at 4pm, please join No Shame On U and take the time to calm your mind and strengthen your body with this 30 minute free virtual yoga class. All are welcome. All levels. No equipment needed. Register at the link below!


Contact:
No Shame on U
miriam@noshameonu.com

   Add to Calendar 12/15/2020 4:00:00 PM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=TU,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20210427T163000 Virtual Yoga with a Special Focus on Mental Well-being and Mindfulness Every Tuesday at 4pm, please join No Shame On U and take the time to calm your mind and strengthen your body with this 30 minute free virtual yoga class. All are welcome. All levels. No equipment needed. Register at the link below!

Contact Info
No Shame on U
miriam@noshameonu.com
America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Web Page Register Online


Tuesday, April 20, 2021 6:30 PM - Tuesday, May 11, 2021 8:30 PM

Connecting the Expecting, Cohort 27 - Virtual

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 group will have a Shabbat dinner to get to know one another and meet 4 times virtually.

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.

This group will meet for 4 weeks on the following dates: 4/20, 4/27, 5/4, 5/11 and a virtual Shabbat dinner on 5/14.


Location:
Your home via Zoom
Chicago, IL 60606


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

   Add to Calendar 4/20/2021 6:30:00 PM 5/11/2021 8:30:00 PM Connecting the Expecting, Cohort 27 - Virtual 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 group will have a Shabbat dinner to get to know one another and meet 4 times virtually.

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.

This group will meet for 4 weeks on the following dates: 4/20, 4/27, 5/4, 5/11 and a virtual Shabbat dinner on 5/14.


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


Tuesday, April 20, 2021 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

iEngage: Jewish Values and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Through video lectures, text study, and lively group discussion, we are pleased to bring the world-renowned faculty of the Shalom Hartman Institute into the Emanuel Congregation community. iEngage: Jewish Values and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict explores one of the most divisive issues affecting the Jewish people today: the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Together we will engage in a new values-based discourse about Israel, including topics such as: Living with Difference, the Israel We Imagine, Jewish Narratives of Peace, Attitudes Towards the Land, Justice, Self-Preservation, Compromise, and the Idea of Jewish Exceptionalism. Meeting alternate Tuesday evenings starting April 20 at 7:00 pm via Zoom for 12 sessions. Cost for this course is a suggested donation of $36 to Emanuel Congregation. RSVP to Jay Rothenberg at info@emanuelcong.org or 773-561-5173.

Location:
online
Emanuel Congregation
Chicago, IL 60660


Contact:
Jay Rothenberg
info@emanuelcong.org
773-561-5173

   Add to Calendar 4/20/2021 7:00:00 PM 4/20/2021 8:30:00 PM iEngage: Jewish Values and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Through video lectures, text study, and lively group discussion, we are pleased to bring the world-renowned faculty of the Shalom Hartman Institute into the Emanuel Congregation community. iEngage: Jewish Values and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict explores one of the most divisive issues affecting the Jewish people today: the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Together we will engage in a new values-based discourse about Israel, including topics such as: Living with Difference, the Israel We Imagine, Jewish Narratives of Peace, Attitudes Towards the Land, Justice, Self-Preservation, Compromise, and the Idea of Jewish Exceptionalism. Meeting alternate Tuesday evenings starting April 20 at 7:00 pm via Zoom for 12 sessions. Cost for this course is a suggested donation of $36 to Emanuel Congregation. RSVP to Jay Rothenberg at info@emanuelcong.org or 773-561-5173.

Contact Info
Jay Rothenberg
info@emanuelcong.org
773-561-5173
online, Emanuel Congregation, Chicago, IL, 60660 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667


Tuesday, April 20, 2021 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Virtual "One Museum, One Book" Book Club: "Antisemitism: Here and Now"

Over the last decade, there has been a noticeable uptick in antisemitic rhetoric and incidents by left-wing groups targeting Jewish students and Jewish organizations on American college campuses. And the reemergence of the white nationalist movement in America, complete with Nazi slogans and imagery, has been reminiscent of the horrific fascist displays of the 1930s. Throughout Europe, Jews have been attacked by terrorists, and some have been murdered.
Where is all this hatred coming from? Is there any significant difference between left-wing and right-wing antisemitism? What role has the anti-Zionist movement played? And what can be done to combat the latest manifestations of an ancient hatred?
In a series of letters to an imagined college student and imagined colleague, both of whom are perplexed by this resurgence, acclaimed historian Deborah Lipstadt gives us her own superbly reasoned, brilliantly argued, and certain to be controversial responses to these troubling questions.
Purchase "Antisemitism: Here and Now" from our online shop: https://ihm.ec/antisemitismhereandnowbook
Register for the virtual program: https://ihm.ec/antisemitismhereandnow


Location:
Illinois Holocaust Museum
Virtual/Zoom
Skokie, IL 60077


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

   Add to Calendar 4/20/2021 7:00:00 PM 4/20/2021 8:00:00 PM Virtual "One Museum, One Book" Book Club: "Antisemitism: Here and Now" Over the last decade, there has been a noticeable uptick in antisemitic rhetoric and incidents by left-wing groups targeting Jewish students and Jewish organizations on American college campuses. And the reemergence of the white nationalist movement in America, complete with Nazi slogans and imagery, has been reminiscent of the horrific fascist displays of the 1930s. Throughout Europe, Jews have been attacked by terrorists, and some have been murdered.
Where is all this hatred coming from? Is there any significant difference between left-wing and right-wing antisemitism? What role has the anti-Zionist movement played? And what can be done to combat the latest manifestations of an ancient hatred?
In a series of letters to an imagined college student and imagined colleague, both of whom are perplexed by this resurgence, acclaimed historian Deborah Lipstadt gives us her own superbly reasoned, brilliantly argued, and certain to be controversial responses to these troubling questions.
Purchase "Antisemitism: Here and Now" from our online shop: https://ihm.ec/antisemitismhereandnowbook
Register for the virtual program: https://ihm.ec/antisemitismhereandnow

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


Wednesday, April 21, 2021 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Pulling it all together: Reflections and Celebrations with Dr. Kathy Schwartz

Congregational teams will share their questions with a panel of national experts and will reflect on the innovations they have experimented with over the past 18 months

Location:
Zoom
Chicago, IL 60606


Contact:
Joy Wasserman
JoyWasserman@juf.org
312-673-3281

   Add to Calendar 4/21/2021 10:00:00 AM 4/21/2021 11:30:00 AM Pulling it all together: Reflections and Celebrations with Dr. Kathy Schwartz Congregational teams will share their questions with a panel of national experts and will reflect on the innovations they have experimented with over the past 18 months

Contact Info
Joy Wasserman
JoyWasserman@juf.org
312-673-3281
ZoomChicago, IL, 60606 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667


Wednesday, April 21, 2021 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Shifting the Paradigm: Hebrew

Closing Workshop

Location:
Virtual Event
Chicago, IL 60606


Contact:
Jami Goldberg
jamigoldberg@juf.org
312-357-4721

   Add to Calendar 4/21/2021 10:00:00 AM 4/21/2021 10:30:00 AM Shifting the Paradigm: Hebrew Closing Workshop

Contact Info
Jami Goldberg
jamigoldberg@juf.org
312-357-4721
Virtual EventChicago, IL, 60606 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667


Wednesday, April 21, 2021 11:00 AM - Wednesday, May 26, 2021 11:30 AM

Pre-Gan Gani

Enjoy a virtual Hebrew immersion learning play experience! This class, for babies, 6 - 24 months and their favorite adult will take place ALL IN HEBREW. No prior knowledge of Hebrew is required to enjoy the class. Everyone is welcome!

Location:
via Zoom
Chicago, IL 60606


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4657

   Add to Calendar 4/21/2021 11:00:00 AM 5/26/2021 11:30:00 AM Pre-Gan Gani Enjoy a virtual Hebrew immersion learning play experience! This class, for babies, 6 - 24 months and their favorite adult will take place ALL IN HEBREW. No prior knowledge of Hebrew is required to enjoy the class. Everyone is welcome!

Contact Info
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4657
via ZoomChicago, IL, 60606 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Wednesday, April 21, 2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

A conversation with Kosovo's first ambassador to Israel, Ines Demiri

On behalf of the America - Israel Chamber if Commerce Chicago, we invite you to a conversation with the Honorable Ines Demiri, Ambassador of Kosovo to Israel.

Location:
Virtual Event
Chicago, IL 60606


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

   Add to Calendar 4/21/2021 12:00:00 PM 4/21/2021 1:00:00 PM A conversation with Kosovo's first ambassador to Israel, Ines Demiri On behalf of the America - Israel Chamber if Commerce Chicago, we invite you to a conversation with the Honorable Ines Demiri, Ambassador of Kosovo to Israel.

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


Wednesday, April 21, 2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

AJC Chicago 2021 Annual Major Gift Event

Please join us for a virtual, interactive discussion featuring Ambassador Daniel Kurtzer, former U.S. Ambassador to Israel.

This event is open to generous donors at the National Leadership Council level as well as AJC Visionaries.


Location:
Virtual
Chicago, IL 60602


Contact:
Sarah van Loon
vanloons@ajc.org
312-646-6126

   Add to Calendar 4/21/2021 12:00:00 PM 4/21/2021 1:00:00 PM AJC Chicago 2021 Annual Major Gift Event Please join us for a virtual, interactive discussion featuring Ambassador Daniel Kurtzer, former U.S. Ambassador to Israel.

This event is open to generous donors at the National Leadership Council level as well as AJC Visionaries.

Contact Info
Sarah van Loon
vanloons@ajc.org
312-646-6126
VirtualChicago, IL, 60602 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667


Wednesday, April 21, 2021 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, between 2/24/2021 - 5/26/2021)

Time to Talk During Covid Times

A comfortable and safe place for adults who feel alone or isolated to meet and talk with others experiencing similar feelings.

We will facilitate mutual support through encouragement, hopefulness, and companionship.

For more Information, to register and to receive a Zoom link, email Laurie Garber-Amram. This series is free and open to the public.


Location:
Online
Zoom, IL 60606


Contact:
Laurie Garber-Amram
LaurieGarber-Amram@JCFS.org
847-745-5454

   Add to Calendar 2/24/2021 3:00:00 PM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=WE,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20210526T160000 Time to Talk During Covid Times A comfortable and safe place for adults who feel alone or isolated to meet and talk with others experiencing similar feelings.

We will facilitate mutual support through encouragement, hopefulness, and companionship.

For more Information, to register and to receive a Zoom link, email Laurie Garber-Amram. This series is free and open to the public.

Contact Info
Laurie Garber-Amram
LaurieGarber-Amram@JCFS.org
847-745-5454
OnlineZoom, IL, 60606 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667


Wednesday, April 21, 2021 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Four Perfect Pebbles

NCJW South Cook hosts author Marion Blumenthal Lazan, who will speak of her experience during the Holocaust

Location:
Online
Homewood, IL 60430


Contact:
Amy Bloomberg
amybloomberg@juf.org
708-249-6086

   Add to Calendar 4/21/2021 7:00:00 PM 4/21/2021 9:00:00 PM Four Perfect Pebbles NCJW South Cook hosts author Marion Blumenthal Lazan, who will speak of her experience during the Holocaust

Contact Info
Amy Bloomberg
amybloomberg@juf.org
708-249-6086
OnlineHomewood, IL, 60430 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667


Wednesday, April 21, 2021 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

What's Jewish About Men's Hereditary Cancer?

Learn what the BRCA gene means for men and the people who love them at this free virtual panel discussion.

Attendees can participate in a moderated discussion about caregiver support immediately following the program.


Location:
Virtual
Chicago, IL 60606


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

   Add to Calendar 4/21/2021 7:00:00 PM 4/21/2021 8:30:00 PM What's Jewish About Men's Hereditary Cancer? Learn what the BRCA gene means for men and the people who love them at this free virtual panel discussion.

Attendees can participate in a moderated discussion about caregiver support immediately following the program.

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


Wednesday, April 21, 2021 8:00 PM - Wednesday, May 26, 2021 9:00 PM

Orot Peaceful Parent Project

Orot’s Peaceful Parent Project is a 6-week immersive group experience to teach, support and nourish Jewish parents during a challenging time. Learn how to meet the demands of these unprecedented times with greater love and ease.

If you have struggled with parenting in these challenging times, then this program offers you the opportunity to get support, teachings and direction that will deepen and enrich your parenting life.

This class will be led by Ashley Plotnick, an Orot Peaceful Parent educator. In addition to a Jewish educator, Ashley is also a therapist and trained spiritual director.

*Please note: this class will meet every Wednesday on the following dates: 4/21, 4/28, 5/5, 5/12, 5/19, 5/26


Location:
via Zoom
Chicago, IL 60606


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4657

   Add to Calendar 4/21/2021 8:00:00 PM 5/26/2021 9:00:00 PM Orot Peaceful Parent Project Orot’s Peaceful Parent Project is a 6-week immersive group experience to teach, support and nourish Jewish parents during a challenging time. Learn how to meet the demands of these unprecedented times with greater love and ease.

If you have struggled with parenting in these challenging times, then this program offers you the opportunity to get support, teachings and direction that will deepen and enrich your parenting life.

This class will be led by Ashley Plotnick, an Orot Peaceful Parent educator. In addition to a Jewish educator, Ashley is also a therapist and trained spiritual director.

*Please note: this class will meet every Wednesday on the following dates: 4/21, 4/28, 5/5, 5/12, 5/19, 5/26

Contact Info
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4657
via ZoomChicago, IL, 60606 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Wednesday, April 21, 2021 8:30 PM - 8:30 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, between 5/13/2020 - 5/12/2021)

Weekly Global Class

Join Rabbi Simon Jacobson at 8:30 pm every Wednesday as he examines life and offers a comprehensive blueprint of the human psyche. Discover how to live a truly happy and meaningful life by using your divine gifts and wisdom to reach your highest potential.

Join our live-stream right here on MLC-TV or stream on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Youtube, and several other carriers. View complete list of podcast platforms.


Location:
Online
Brooklyn, NY 11213


Contact:
Rachel Yemini
rachel@meaningfullife.com
718-774-6448

   Add to Calendar 5/13/2020 8:30:00 PM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=WE,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20210512T203000 Weekly Global Class Join Rabbi Simon Jacobson at 8:30 pm every Wednesday as he examines life and offers a comprehensive blueprint of the human psyche. Discover how to live a truly happy and meaningful life by using your divine gifts and wisdom to reach your highest potential.

Join our live-stream right here on MLC-TV or stream on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Youtube, and several other carriers. View complete list of podcast platforms.

Contact Info
Rachel Yemini
rachel@meaningfullife.com
718-774-6448
OnlineBrooklyn, NY, 11213 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Web Page


Thursday, April 22, 2021 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Whiteness in My Work: Cultivating Self-Knowledge & Self-Awareness as a White Provider

It is necessary for those of us who provide social and human services to understand ourselves and the contexts in which we exist. This understanding of self must include our racialized identities. This highly interactive session is for white-identified providers who want to engage in an exploration of whiteness and their own identities as white people, particularly as providers in predominantly white communities. This session will include an exploration of how ethical principles can help decision-making related to issues of race and bias. Learning Objectives:

- Attendees will increase their understanding of their personal identities as white people.
- Attendees will increase their awareness of the dynamics of whiteness in interpersonal interactions, as well as in characteristics of culture.
- Attendees will practice applying ethical principles in decision-making related to issues of racial equity as providers.

Fee: $30, includes 3 Cultural Competency CEU’s and 1 Ethics CEU for social workers, psychologists, and counselors. (Free for JCFS Chicago staff). Speaker: Lisa Gilmore, LCPC, M.Ed.

Lisa Gilmore is Principal & Founder of Illinois Accountability Initiative (IL-AI), which strives to support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people in their self-determined efforts to create and sustain accountability practices in local communities, among individuals, and within systems and institutions.


Location:
Online
Zoom, IL 60606


Contact:
Samantha Spolter
SamanthaSpolter@JCFS.org
847-745-5430

   Add to Calendar 4/22/2021 9:00:00 AM 4/22/2021 12:00:00 PM Whiteness in My Work: Cultivating Self-Knowledge & Self-Awareness as a White Provider It is necessary for those of us who provide social and human services to understand ourselves and the contexts in which we exist. This understanding of self must include our racialized identities. This highly interactive session is for white-identified providers who want to engage in an exploration of whiteness and their own identities as white people, particularly as providers in predominantly white communities. This session will include an exploration of how ethical principles can help decision-making related to issues of race and bias. Learning Objectives:

- Attendees will increase their understanding of their personal identities as white people.
- Attendees will increase their awareness of the dynamics of whiteness in interpersonal interactions, as well as in characteristics of culture.
- Attendees will practice applying ethical principles in decision-making related to issues of racial equity as providers.

Fee: $30, includes 3 Cultural Competency CEU’s and 1 Ethics CEU for social workers, psychologists, and counselors. (Free for JCFS Chicago staff). Speaker: Lisa Gilmore, LCPC, M.Ed.

Lisa Gilmore is Principal & Founder of Illinois Accountability Initiative (IL-AI), which strives to support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people in their self-determined efforts to create and sustain accountability practices in local communities, among individuals, and within systems and institutions.

Contact Info
Samantha Spolter
SamanthaSpolter@JCFS.org
847-745-5430
OnlineZoom, IL, 60606 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Thursday, April 22, 2021 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Fighting White Supremacy: From Charlottesville to Capitol Hill

This conversation will explore the recent growth of violent white supremacist and other far-right extremist movements; and how to bring these individuals and hate groups to account, starting with Integrity First for America's landmark Charlottesville lawsuit, Sines v. Kessler, which takes on the leaders of this violent movement and heads to trial this year.

Location:
Virtual Event
Chicago, IL 60606


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

   Add to Calendar 4/22/2021 10:00:00 AM 4/22/2021 11:00:00 AM Fighting White Supremacy: From Charlottesville to Capitol Hill This conversation will explore the recent growth of violent white supremacist and other far-right extremist movements; and how to bring these individuals and hate groups to account, starting with Integrity First for America's landmark Charlottesville lawsuit, Sines v. Kessler, which takes on the leaders of this violent movement and heads to trial this year.

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


Thursday, April 22, 2021 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM

JWF Power Lunch

Structured like a small-scale conference, the Power Lunch is an opportunity for JWF trustees and guests to participate in a dynamic and engaging educational day that focuses on timely issues impacting women and girls. Participants select two of the four different roundtable discussions led by subject-matter experts.

Location:
Virtual
N/A, IL 60606


Contact:
Elana Dermer
elanadermer@juf.org
312-357-4850

   Add to Calendar 4/22/2021 11:30:00 AM 4/22/2021 2:00:00 PM JWF Power Lunch Structured like a small-scale conference, the Power Lunch is an opportunity for JWF trustees and guests to participate in a dynamic and engaging educational day that focuses on timely issues impacting women and girls. Participants select two of the four different roundtable discussions led by subject-matter experts.

Contact Info
Elana Dermer
elanadermer@juf.org
312-357-4850
VirtualN/A, IL, 60606 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667


Thursday, April 22, 2021 12:00 PM - 11:00 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Thursday, between 4/1/2021 - 12/31/2025)

Joliet Jewish Congregation - Lunch and Learn

Join Joliet Jewish Congregation for a weekly study at lunchtime.

Location:
Online
Homewood, IL 60430


Contact:
Amy Bloomberg
amybloomberg@juf.org
708-249-6086

   Add to Calendar 4/1/2021 12:00:00 PM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=TH,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20251231T110000 Joliet Jewish Congregation - Lunch and Learn Join Joliet Jewish Congregation for a weekly study at lunchtime.

Contact Info
Amy Bloomberg
amybloomberg@juf.org
708-249-6086
OnlineHomewood, IL, 60430 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667


Thursday, April 22, 2021 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

JWF Power Lunch - Bridges to Change - A Virtual Event

Join us for an engaging roundtable “luncheon” and virtual guided tour of the new exhibition Mandela: Struggle for Freedom at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center.

Zelda Info (Zelda Link Here)


Location:
30 S Wells St.
Chicago, IL 60606


Contact:
Elana Dermer
elanadermer@juf.org
312-357-4850

   Add to Calendar 4/22/2021 12:00:00 PM 4/22/2021 2:00:00 PM JWF Power Lunch - Bridges to Change - A Virtual Event Join us for an engaging roundtable “luncheon” and virtual guided tour of the new exhibition Mandela: Struggle for Freedom at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center.

Zelda Info (Zelda Link Here)

Contact Info
Elana Dermer
elanadermer@juf.org
312-357-4850
30 S Wells St.Chicago, IL, 60606 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667


Thursday, April 22, 2021 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Virtual Sibshops

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

Virtual Sibshops are offered from 4:30pm to 5:30pm on Thursdays. For dates and registration information, contact Tammy Besser.

JCFS utilizes the Sibshop model developed by Don Meyer of Sibling Support Project. For more detailed information about Sibshops, visit the national Sibshop website at siblingsupport.org.

Registration is per Sibshop. Virtual Sibshops are free but registration is required to attend.
Children can attend one, two, three, or all of the Sibshop series.


Location:
Online
Zoom, IL 60606


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

   Add to Calendar 4/22/2021 4:30:00 PM 4/22/2021 5:30:00 PM Virtual Sibshops Virtual Sibshops offer brothers and sisters of children with a variety of special needs a place to meet other siblings in a relaxed, supportive, and recreational setting. They discuss their common joys and concerns, learn to handle sibling-specific “sticky situations” and have fun! For kids ages 6-12 years old. Teens are also welcome. Contact us for more information.

Virtual Sibshops are offered from 4:30pm to 5:30pm on Thursdays. For dates and registration information, contact Tammy Besser.

JCFS utilizes the Sibshop model developed by Don Meyer of Sibling Support Project. For more detailed information about Sibshops, visit the national Sibshop website at siblingsupport.org.

Registration is per Sibshop. Virtual Sibshops are free but registration is required to attend.
Children can attend one, two, three, or all of the Sibshop series.

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


Thursday, April 22, 2021 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Justice Delayed: Wrongful Incarceration from Mandela to Today

As it was when Nelson Mandela was imprisoned nearly 60 years ago, the who, what, where, when, and why of incarceration remains a challenging topic. We invite you to a powerful dialogue about ending injustice in our prison and legal systems with Floyd Stafford, Sr. Project Manager National Initiatives – Research & Policy at Heartland Alliance and Co-founder of The Alumni Association, a peer support network for the formerly incarcerated. La Tanya Jenifor-Sublett, Community Activist who was wrongfully convicted & incarcerated, and Dr. Lisa Lee, Executive Director, National Public Housing Museum and Teacher at Statesville Prison will join Mr. Stafford.
Register: https://ihm.ec/justicedelayed


Location:
Illinois Holocaust Museum
Virtual/Zoom
Skokie, IL 60077


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

   Add to Calendar 4/22/2021 6:30:00 PM 4/22/2021 7:30:00 PM Justice Delayed: Wrongful Incarceration from Mandela to Today As it was when Nelson Mandela was imprisoned nearly 60 years ago, the who, what, where, when, and why of incarceration remains a challenging topic. We invite you to a powerful dialogue about ending injustice in our prison and legal systems with Floyd Stafford, Sr. Project Manager National Initiatives – Research & Policy at Heartland Alliance and Co-founder of The Alumni Association, a peer support network for the formerly incarcerated. La Tanya Jenifor-Sublett, Community Activist who was wrongfully convicted & incarcerated, and Dr. Lisa Lee, Executive Director, National Public Housing Museum and Teacher at Statesville Prison will join Mr. Stafford.
Register: https://ihm.ec/justicedelayed

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


Thursday, April 22, 2021 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

B Mitzvah FAQ Session

Are you debating how (or whether) to seek a Bar or Bat Mitzvah for your child? Are you feeling pressure because “how it’s supposed to be” and “how it’s always been done” isn’t a good fit for your family? Are you concerned that non-Jewish family members might not be allowed to participate fully? Are you looking for a custom celebration that will be both personal and meaningful, balancing Jewish traditions and your unique family heritage? Explore your options during this free, informal FAQ session with Rabbi Adam Chalom, our Youth Education Director, and our B Mitzvah Coordinator. Intended for parents of children up to 6th grade. No charge, no commitment, just useful information! Questions to Leah Sosewitz, B Mitzvah Coordinator (847) 471-0170 or mitzvah@KolHadash.com.

Location:
Kol Hadash
Deerfield, IL 60015


Contact:
Ilana Shaffer
youthed@kolhadash.com
847-383-5184

   Add to Calendar 4/22/2021 7:30:00 PM 4/22/2021 8:30:00 PM B Mitzvah FAQ Session Are you debating how (or whether) to seek a Bar or Bat Mitzvah for your child? Are you feeling pressure because “how it’s supposed to be” and “how it’s always been done” isn’t a good fit for your family? Are you concerned that non-Jewish family members might not be allowed to participate fully? Are you looking for a custom celebration that will be both personal and meaningful, balancing Jewish traditions and your unique family heritage? Explore your options during this free, informal FAQ session with Rabbi Adam Chalom, our Youth Education Director, and our B Mitzvah Coordinator. Intended for parents of children up to 6th grade. No charge, no commitment, just useful information! Questions to Leah Sosewitz, B Mitzvah Coordinator (847) 471-0170 or mitzvah@KolHadash.com.

Contact Info
Ilana Shaffer
youthed@kolhadash.com
847-383-5184
Kol HadashDeerfield, IL, 60015 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Thursday, April 22, 2021 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Shalom Bayit: Ask a Pediatrician

jBaby Chicago's Shalom Bayit (Peace in the Home) Series is back! We are here to bring some peace to your home and heart with Dr. and jBaby mom Lonnie Finkle!

Location:
Virtual Event
Chicago, IL 60606


Contact:
Jaclyn Rassner
jaclynrassner@juf.org
312-357-4957

   Add to Calendar 4/22/2021 7:30:00 PM 4/22/2021 8:30:00 PM Shalom Bayit: Ask a Pediatrician jBaby Chicago's Shalom Bayit (Peace in the Home) Series is back! We are here to bring some peace to your home and heart with Dr. and jBaby mom Lonnie Finkle!

Contact Info
Jaclyn Rassner
jaclynrassner@juf.org
312-357-4957
Virtual EventChicago, IL, 60606 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667


Thursday, April 22, 2021 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Shalom Bayit: Ask a Pediatrician

jBaby Chicago's Shalom Bayit (Peace in the Home) Series is back! We are excited to welcome jBaby mom Dr. Finkle to answer all your burning questions and bring peace to your home and heart.

Location:
Zoom
Your House
Chicago, IL 60606


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
630-880-6623

   Add to Calendar 4/22/2021 7:30:00 PM 4/22/2021 8:30:00 PM Shalom Bayit: Ask a Pediatrician jBaby Chicago's Shalom Bayit (Peace in the Home) Series is back! We are excited to welcome jBaby mom Dr. Finkle to answer all your burning questions and bring peace to your home and heart.

Contact Info
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
630-880-6623
Zoom , Your House , Chicago, IL, 60606 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Friday, April 23, 2021 9:30 AM - 8:30 PM

North Shore/Response for Teens Operation Snowball

We all want to find ways to connect. Take the first step by joining Operation Snowball, a weekend planned and led by teens for teens.

Balanced with activities that are thought-provoking and fun, high school students have the opportunity to make their voices heard about social issues important to them through workshops, dialogue, and artistic expression.

Register by April 14th to receive more information


Location:
Online
Zoom, IL 60606


Contact:
Jackie Kretchmer
JackieKretchmer@JCFS.org
773-516-5517

   Add to Calendar 4/23/2021 9:30:00 AM 4/23/2021 8:30:00 PM North Shore/Response for Teens Operation Snowball We all want to find ways to connect. Take the first step by joining Operation Snowball, a weekend planned and led by teens for teens.

Balanced with activities that are thought-provoking and fun, high school students have the opportunity to make their voices heard about social issues important to them through workshops, dialogue, and artistic expression.

Register by April 14th to receive more information

Contact Info
Jackie Kretchmer
JackieKretchmer@JCFS.org
773-516-5517
OnlineZoom, IL, 60606 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Friday, April 23, 2021 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Friday, between 3/5/2021 - 5/28/2021)

Friday morning Shabbat singing with Cantor Cotler

Singing and movement to prepare for Shabbat, with Cantor Cotler. Lots of fun for kids and extended family, zooming in from anywhere! No registration needed, just email Kathy for Zoom link.

Location:
Zoom or Beth Emet Synagogue, 1224 Dempster, Evanston
Evanston, IL 60202


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

   Add to Calendar 3/5/2021 10:00:00 AM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=FR,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20210528T103000 Friday morning Shabbat singing with Cantor Cotler Singing and movement to prepare for Shabbat, with Cantor Cotler. Lots of fun for kids and extended family, zooming in from anywhere! No registration needed, just email Kathy for Zoom link.

Contact Info
Kathy Kaberon
kkaberon@bethemet.org
847-869-4230
Zoom or Beth Emet Synagogue, 1224 Dempster, EvanstonEvanston, IL, 60202 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667


Friday, April 23, 2021 12:06 PM - Sunday, April 25, 2021 12:06 PM

Spring Convention 2021

Spring Convention is going to be an awesome weekend! Join teens from accross Illinois for a weekend full of connecting with new and old friends, building community, hearing from guest speakers, celebrating our graduating seniors, taking part in electing our next Regional Board, being a part of our first ever Spring Convention Track Programs, and SO MUCH MORE!


Contact:
BBYO GMR
bmusick@bbyo.org

   Add to Calendar 4/23/2021 12:06:00 PM 4/25/2021 12:06:00 PM Spring Convention 2021 Spring Convention is going to be an awesome weekend! Join teens from accross Illinois for a weekend full of connecting with new and old friends, building community, hearing from guest speakers, celebrating our graduating seniors, taking part in electing our next Regional Board, being a part of our first ever Spring Convention Track Programs, and SO MUCH MORE!

Contact Info
BBYO GMR
bmusick@bbyo.org
America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Friday, April 23, 2021 4:24 PM - Sunday, April 25, 2021 4:24 PM

Operation Snowball

We all want to find ways to connect. Take the first step by joining Operation Snowball: a weekend planned and led by teens, for teens. Balanced with activities that are thought-provoking and fun, high school students have the opportunity to make their voices heard about social issues important to them through workshops, dialogue, and artistic expression.


Contact:
Response for Teens

   Add to Calendar 4/23/2021 4:24:00 PM 4/25/2021 4:24:00 PM Operation Snowball We all want to find ways to connect. Take the first step by joining Operation Snowball: a weekend planned and led by teens, for teens. Balanced with activities that are thought-provoking and fun, high school students have the opportunity to make their voices heard about social issues important to them through workshops, dialogue, and artistic expression.

Contact Info
Response for Teens
America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Saturday, April 24, 2021 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM

Shabbat Stroll and Havdalah

Come with your stroller, scooter, trike or bike to the Beth Emet parking lot for a safe, fun Shabbat afternoon. We’ll have goodies for the kids, and end with Havdalah. Whether you're a member of Beth Emet or searching for a synagogue, come meet other families for a relaxing afternoon.

Location:
Beth Emet Synagogue, 1224 Dempster, Evanston.
Evanston, IL 60202


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

   Add to Calendar 4/24/2021 3:30:00 PM 4/24/2021 4:45:00 PM Shabbat Stroll and Havdalah Come with your stroller, scooter, trike or bike to the Beth Emet parking lot for a safe, fun Shabbat afternoon. We’ll have goodies for the kids, and end with Havdalah. Whether you're a member of Beth Emet or searching for a synagogue, come meet other families for a relaxing afternoon.

Contact Info
Kathy Kaberon
kkaberon@bethemet.org
847-869-4230
Beth Emet Synagogue, 1224 Dempster, Evanston. Evanston, IL, 60202 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Sunday, April 25, 2021 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

B Mitzvah FAQ Session

Are you debating how (or whether) to seek a Bar or Bat Mitzvah for your child? Are you feeling pressure because “how it’s supposed to be” and “how it’s always been done” isn’t a good fit for your family? Are you concerned that non-Jewish family members might not be allowed to participate fully? Are you looking for a custom celebration that will be both personal and meaningful, balancing Jewish traditions and your unique family heritage? Explore your options during this free, informal FAQ session with Rabbi Adam Chalom, our Youth Education Director, and our B Mitzvah Coordinator.

Intended for parents of children up to 6th grade. No charge, no commitment, just useful information! Questions to Leah Sosewitz, B Mitzvah Coordinator (847) 471-0170 or mitzvah@KolHadash.com.


Location:
Kol Hadash
Deerfield, IL 60015


Contact:
Ilana Shaffer
youthed@kolhadash.com
847-383-5184

   Add to Calendar 4/25/2021 9:30:00 AM 4/25/2021 10:30:00 AM B Mitzvah FAQ Session Are you debating how (or whether) to seek a Bar or Bat Mitzvah for your child? Are you feeling pressure because “how it’s supposed to be” and “how it’s always been done” isn’t a good fit for your family? Are you concerned that non-Jewish family members might not be allowed to participate fully? Are you looking for a custom celebration that will be both personal and meaningful, balancing Jewish traditions and your unique family heritage? Explore your options during this free, informal FAQ session with Rabbi Adam Chalom, our Youth Education Director, and our B Mitzvah Coordinator.

Intended for parents of children up to 6th grade. No charge, no commitment, just useful information! Questions to Leah Sosewitz, B Mitzvah Coordinator (847) 471-0170 or mitzvah@KolHadash.com.

Contact Info
Ilana Shaffer
youthed@kolhadash.com
847-383-5184
Kol HadashDeerfield, IL, 60015 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Sunday, April 25, 2021 9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Sunday, between 3/14/2021 - 5/2/2021)

Gan Yom Rishon

Sunday morning program for kids 3-5 and a loving adult. We sing, laugh, do yoga, celebrate holidays, braid challah, learn Hebrew and have lots of fun. For now, we're meeting on Zoom.

Location:
Zoom or Beth Emet Synagogue, 1224 Dempster, Evanston
Evanston, IL 60202


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

   Add to Calendar 3/14/2021 9:45:00 AM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=SU,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20210502T103000 Gan Yom Rishon Sunday morning program for kids 3-5 and a loving adult. We sing, laugh, do yoga, celebrate holidays, braid challah, learn Hebrew and have lots of fun. For now, we're meeting on Zoom.

Contact Info
Kathy Kaberon
kkaberon@bethemet.org
847-869-4230
Zoom or Beth Emet Synagogue, 1224 Dempster, EvanstonEvanston, IL, 60202 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Sunday, April 25, 2021 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Israel's Hidden Gems - Ariel Sharon National Park

Hosted by JCC Chicago
Ariel Sharon National Park is an ambitious environmental rehabilitation project, one of the biggest in the world. The park is set on the Hiriya,formerly a 60 meter high mound of waste next to Ben Gurion Airport.It’s a perfect spot to learn more about the Dan Region.


Location:
Online
Homewood, IL 60430


Contact:
Amy Bloomberg
amybloomberg@juf.org
708-249-6086

   Add to Calendar 4/25/2021 11:00:00 AM 4/25/2021 12:00:00 PM Israel's Hidden Gems - Ariel Sharon National Park Hosted by JCC Chicago
Ariel Sharon National Park is an ambitious environmental rehabilitation project, one of the biggest in the world. The park is set on the Hiriya,formerly a 60 meter high mound of waste next to Ben Gurion Airport.It’s a perfect spot to learn more about the Dan Region.

Contact Info
Amy Bloomberg
amybloomberg@juf.org
708-249-6086
OnlineHomewood, IL, 60430 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Sunday, April 25, 2021 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois free live webinar

“Three Guides, Four Countries: A Daughter of Holocaust Survivors Travels to Their Ancestral Villages” will be the webinar topic of genealogist Deborah Long at 2 p.m. Central Time, Sunday, April 25, 2021, for the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois virtual meeting. For details, see https://jgsi.org/Events-calendar or phone 312-666-0100. The daughter of two Holocaust survivors, Deborah Long recounts in this presentation her shocking 2009 discovery of family artifacts that compelled her to visit her ancestral villages in Poland, Hungary and northern Germany to understand her parents’ Holocaust history.

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


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

   Add to Calendar 4/25/2021 2:00:00 PM 4/25/2021 4:00:00 PM Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois free live webinar “Three Guides, Four Countries: A Daughter of Holocaust Survivors Travels to Their Ancestral Villages” will be the webinar topic of genealogist Deborah Long at 2 p.m. Central Time, Sunday, April 25, 2021, for the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois virtual meeting. For details, see https://jgsi.org/Events-calendar or phone 312-666-0100. The daughter of two Holocaust survivors, Deborah Long recounts in this presentation her shocking 2009 discovery of family artifacts that compelled her to visit her ancestral villages in Poland, Hungary and northern Germany to understand her parents’ Holocaust history.

Contact Info
Martin Fischer
events@jgsi.org
312-666-0100
From the convenience of your home computerSkokie, IL, IL, 60076 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Web Page Register Online


Sunday, April 25, 2021 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

18 under 18 Community Celebration

Join us at our drive-in event as we celebrate exceptional teen leaders, teen-serving organizations, educators, and the vibrant Chicagoland Jewish community.

The event will feature live talent from Six on Friday, goody bags, and more. Register at the link below!


Location:
LOFT21
1501 N. Milwaukee Ave
Lincolnshire, IL 60069


Contact:
Springboard@juf.org

   Add to Calendar 4/25/2021 4:30:00 PM 4/25/2021 6:30:00 PM 18 under 18 Community Celebration Join us at our drive-in event as we celebrate exceptional teen leaders, teen-serving organizations, educators, and the vibrant Chicagoland Jewish community.

The event will feature live talent from Six on Friday, goody bags, and more. Register at the link below!

Contact Info
Springboard@juf.org
LOFT21, 1501 N. Milwaukee Ave, Lincolnshire, IL, 60069 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Sunday, April 25, 2021 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Sacred Housekeeping

Join Temple Anshe Sholom as they welcome Author Harriet Rosetto will discuss her project Beit T'shuvah

Location:
Online
Homewood, IL 60430


Contact:
Amy Bloomberg
amybloomberg@juf.org
708-249-6086

   Add to Calendar 4/25/2021 7:00:00 PM 4/25/2021 9:00:00 PM Sacred Housekeeping Join Temple Anshe Sholom as they welcome Author Harriet Rosetto will discuss her project Beit T'shuvah

Contact Info
Amy Bloomberg
amybloomberg@juf.org
708-249-6086
OnlineHomewood, IL, 60430 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667


Monday, April 26, 2021 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, between 3/29/2021 - 5/3/2021)

Members of the Tribe - Melton School Class

Mondays, March 29 through May 3, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. Led by Cantor Shelly Friedman. In this short six-session quest, students will dive deep into a fundamental, challenging question for Members of the Tribe: “What is the overarching purpose of Judaism?” Together, the class will examine aspects of what might be considered the Jewish mission, a blend of practices that distinguish us as Jews, and what to do with this idea of being called the "Chosen People." Prepare to explore how big Jewish ideas and lessons from our history serve to enrich our collective actions as individuals and as a people. Cost is $179.00 and includes a printed coursebook. For questions about this class, contact cantorfriedman@emanuelcong.org. Register for this class at https://www.events.org/ereg.aspx?e=136727&m=10

Location:
Emanuel Congregation
Online
Chicago, IL 60660


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

   Add to Calendar 3/29/2021 11:30:00 AM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=MO,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20210503T123000 Members of the Tribe - Melton School Class Mondays, March 29 through May 3, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. Led by Cantor Shelly Friedman. In this short six-session quest, students will dive deep into a fundamental, challenging question for Members of the Tribe: “What is the overarching purpose of Judaism?” Together, the class will examine aspects of what might be considered the Jewish mission, a blend of practices that distinguish us as Jews, and what to do with this idea of being called the "Chosen People." Prepare to explore how big Jewish ideas and lessons from our history serve to enrich our collective actions as individuals and as a people. Cost is $179.00 and includes a printed coursebook. For questions about this class, contact cantorfriedman@emanuelcong.org. Register for this class at https://www.events.org/ereg.aspx?e=136727&m=10

Contact Info
Cantor Michelle Drucker Friedman
CantorFriedman@emanuelcong.org
773-561-5173
Emanuel Congregation, Online, Chicago, IL, 60660 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Monday, April 26, 2021 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Renewing Bikur Cholim in the Time of Covid -19

This program will provide an educational forum and a venue for exchange of ideas and concerns, assisting providers and volunteers in providing this essential service.

Other topics that will be addressed include:

- expanding your spiritual toolbox.
- being a caring presence with technology.
- providing for the dying.
- shiva under the pandemic.
- new approaches to prayer.
- dealing with dementia.
- new forms of loss.
- grappling with isolation and loneliness.
The cost for the entire 10 session program is $72. You can choose to attend as many sessions as you want at $36 for three sessions or $18 for an individual session. There is a generous scholarship program.

Registration is required. If you are interested and have any questions regarding the conference or registration, please reach out to David Zinner.

JCFS Chicago is a co-sponsor of this event, along with the following organizations: the Jewish Board, Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington, the Jewish Federation in Miami, Mishkan Miami, JFCS Atlanta, JFS Kansas City, JFCS Philadelphia, JFCS San Francisco,  JFCS Boston, JFS of St. Paul, Bikur Cholim of Cleveland, RUACH, Aishel House in Houston, the Bay Area Healing Center, Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles, and the Jewish Healing Center of Los Angeles.


Location:
Online
Zoom, IL 60606


Contact:
David Zinner
info@jewish-funerals.org
410-733-3700

   Add to Calendar 4/26/2021 6:00:00 PM 4/26/2021 7:30:00 PM Renewing Bikur Cholim in the Time of Covid -19 This program will provide an educational forum and a venue for exchange of ideas and concerns, assisting providers and volunteers in providing this essential service.

Other topics that will be addressed include:

- expanding your spiritual toolbox.
- being a caring presence with technology.
- providing for the dying.
- shiva under the pandemic.
- new approaches to prayer.
- dealing with dementia.
- new forms of loss.
- grappling with isolation and loneliness.
The cost for the entire 10 session program is $72. You can choose to attend as many sessions as you want at $36 for three sessions or $18 for an individual session. There is a generous scholarship program.

Registration is required. If you are interested and have any questions regarding the conference or registration, please reach out to David Zinner.

JCFS Chicago is a co-sponsor of this event, along with the following organizations: the Jewish Board, Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington, the Jewish Federation in Miami, Mishkan Miami, JFCS Atlanta, JFS Kansas City, JFCS Philadelphia, JFCS San Francisco,  JFCS Boston, JFS of St. Paul, Bikur Cholim of Cleveland, RUACH, Aishel House in Houston, the Bay Area Healing Center, Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles, and the Jewish Healing Center of Los Angeles.

Contact Info
David Zinner
info@jewish-funerals.org
410-733-3700
OnlineZoom, IL, 60606 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Web Page Register Online


Monday, April 26, 2021 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, between 4/19/2021 - 5/24/2021)

Women of Valor with Dr. Swire

Joliet Jewish Congregation presents: Women of Valor with Dr. Swire

Location:
Online
Homewood, IL 60430


Contact:
Amy Bloomberg
amybloomberg@juf.org
708-249-6086

   Add to Calendar 4/19/2021 6:30:00 PM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=MO,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20210524T193000 Women of Valor with Dr. Swire Joliet Jewish Congregation presents: Women of Valor with Dr. Swire

Contact Info
Amy Bloomberg
amybloomberg@juf.org
708-249-6086
OnlineHomewood, IL, 60430 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667


Tuesday, April 27, 2021 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

(Recurring Monthly on the Last Tuesday of every month between 3/31/2021 - 12/31/2025)

NCJW South Cook - Exec Board meeting

NCJW South Cook -Exec Board meeting

Location:
Online
Homewood, IL 60430


Contact:
Amy
amybloomberg@juf.org
708-249-6086

   Add to Calendar 3/31/2021 10:00:00 AM FREQ=MONTHLY;BYDAY=;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20251231T110000 NCJW South Cook - Exec Board meeting NCJW South Cook -Exec Board meeting

Contact Info
Amy
amybloomberg@juf.org
708-249-6086
OnlineHomewood, IL, 60430 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667


Tuesday, April 27, 2021 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Tuesday, between 12/15/2020 - 4/27/2021)

Virtual Yoga with a Special Focus on Mental Well-being and Mindfulness

Every Tuesday at 4pm, please join No Shame On U and take the time to calm your mind and strengthen your body with this 30 minute free virtual yoga class. All are welcome. All levels. No equipment needed. Register at the link below!


Contact:
No Shame on U
miriam@noshameonu.com

   Add to Calendar 12/15/2020 4:00:00 PM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=TU,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20210427T163000 Virtual Yoga with a Special Focus on Mental Well-being and Mindfulness Every Tuesday at 4pm, please join No Shame On U and take the time to calm your mind and strengthen your body with this 30 minute free virtual yoga class. All are welcome. All levels. No equipment needed. Register at the link below!

Contact Info
No Shame on U
miriam@noshameonu.com
America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Web Page Register Online


Tuesday, April 27, 2021 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Admitting Our Mortality: A Three-Part Series

Join Emanuel Congregation in a three-part conversation about mortality. There are so many decisions to make when one contemplates aging and dying with dignity. Part 1: A Necessary Conversation: End of Life Planning: Wednesday, March 17, 7:00 pm. Part 2: A Jewish Vocabulary: From Funeral to Yahrzeit: Tuesday, April 13, 7:00 pm. Part 3: Accepting Mortality & Dealing with Grief: Tuesday, April 27, 7:00 pm. Participants do not have to attend all three sessions. Get more information and register for the Zoom links at https://tinyurl.com/admittingmortality.

Location:
Emanuel Congregation
Online
Chicago, IL 60660


Contact:
SaraBeth Salzman
sarabeth@emanuelcong.org
773-561-5173

   Add to Calendar 4/27/2021 7:00:00 PM 4/27/2021 8:30:00 PM Admitting Our Mortality: A Three-Part Series Join Emanuel Congregation in a three-part conversation about mortality. There are so many decisions to make when one contemplates aging and dying with dignity. Part 1: A Necessary Conversation: End of Life Planning: Wednesday, March 17, 7:00 pm. Part 2: A Jewish Vocabulary: From Funeral to Yahrzeit: Tuesday, April 13, 7:00 pm. Part 3: Accepting Mortality & Dealing with Grief: Tuesday, April 27, 7:00 pm. Participants do not have to attend all three sessions. Get more information and register for the Zoom links at https://tinyurl.com/admittingmortality.

Contact Info
SaraBeth Salzman
sarabeth@emanuelcong.org
773-561-5173
Emanuel Congregation, Online, Chicago, IL, 60660 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Web Page


Tuesday, April 27, 2021 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Support Jewish Teen Led Charities (Service Project)

Join us on zoom for a program that will give teens the opportunity to support less privileged communities, and teen founded and led organizations! We will be putting together personal hygiene product kits for We Got You and participating in another project that is to be confirmed. This event will take place Tuesday, April 27 from 7pm-8:30pm. The supplies will be dropped off at participants' houses during the week leading up to the event.
Register below!



Contact:
Sophia Schultz
sophialou02@gmail.com

   Add to Calendar 4/27/2021 7:00:00 PM 4/27/2021 8:30:00 PM Support Jewish Teen Led Charities (Service Project) Join us on zoom for a program that will give teens the opportunity to support less privileged communities, and teen founded and led organizations! We will be putting together personal hygiene product kits for We Got You and participating in another project that is to be confirmed. This event will take place Tuesday, April 27 from 7pm-8:30pm. The supplies will be dropped off at participants' houses during the week leading up to the event.
Register below!

Contact Info
Sophia Schultz
sophialou02@gmail.com
America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Wednesday, April 28, 2021 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Shifting the Paradigm: HTM Teacher Training Planning Meeting

Planning meeting for 5782 HTM Teacher training

Location:
Virtual Event
Chicago, IL 60606


Contact:
Jami Goldberg
jamigoldberg@juf.org
312-357-4721

   Add to Calendar 4/28/2021 11:00:00 AM 4/28/2021 12:00:00 PM Shifting the Paradigm: HTM Teacher Training Planning Meeting Planning meeting for 5782 HTM Teacher training

Contact Info
Jami Goldberg
jamigoldberg@juf.org
312-357-4721
Virtual EventChicago, IL, 60606 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667


Wednesday, April 28, 2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Virtual Tour of Israel’s Border with Gaza

Virtual Tour of Israel’s Border with Gaza with Miri Eisen and Hila, a farmer from Nativ Ha’asara

Location:
Virtual Event
Chicago, IL 60606


Contact:
Rachel Gomez
rachelgomez@juf.org
312-357-4885

   Add to Calendar 4/28/2021 12:00:00 PM 4/28/2021 1:00:00 PM Virtual Tour of Israel’s Border with Gaza Virtual Tour of Israel’s Border with Gaza with Miri Eisen and Hila, a farmer from Nativ Ha’asara

Contact Info
Rachel Gomez
rachelgomez@juf.org
312-357-4885
Virtual EventChicago, IL, 60606 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667


Wednesday, April 28, 2021 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, between 2/24/2021 - 5/26/2021)

Time to Talk During Covid Times

A comfortable and safe place for adults who feel alone or isolated to meet and talk with others experiencing similar feelings.

We will facilitate mutual support through encouragement, hopefulness, and companionship.

For more Information, to register and to receive a Zoom link, email Laurie Garber-Amram. This series is free and open to the public.


Location:
Online
Zoom, IL 60606


Contact:
Laurie Garber-Amram
LaurieGarber-Amram@JCFS.org
847-745-5454

   Add to Calendar 2/24/2021 3:00:00 PM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=WE,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20210526T160000 Time to Talk During Covid Times A comfortable and safe place for adults who feel alone or isolated to meet and talk with others experiencing similar feelings.

We will facilitate mutual support through encouragement, hopefulness, and companionship.

For more Information, to register and to receive a Zoom link, email Laurie Garber-Amram. This series is free and open to the public.

Contact Info
Laurie Garber-Amram
LaurieGarber-Amram@JCFS.org
847-745-5454
OnlineZoom, IL, 60606 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667


Wednesday, April 28, 2021 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

YLD Yalla Race

Join YLD for a virtual scavenger hunt that will transport you straight to Israel. Navigate your way through the country with a series of challenges, games and puzzles. Explore Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, the Negev, and everywhere in between with no passport required! What are you waiting for? Yalla—let’s go!

Location:
Virtual
Chicago, IL 60606


Contact:
Kiley Baringer
kileybaringer@juf.org
312-673-3263

   Add to Calendar 4/28/2021 7:00:00 PM 4/28/2021 8:00:00 PM YLD Yalla Race Join YLD for a virtual scavenger hunt that will transport you straight to Israel. Navigate your way through the country with a series of challenges, games and puzzles. Explore Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, the Negev, and everywhere in between with no passport required! What are you waiting for? Yalla—let’s go!

Contact Info
Kiley Baringer
kileybaringer@juf.org
312-673-3263
VirtualChicago, IL, 60606 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667


Wednesday, April 28, 2021 8:30 PM - 8:30 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, between 5/13/2020 - 5/12/2021)

Weekly Global Class

Join Rabbi Simon Jacobson at 8:30 pm every Wednesday as he examines life and offers a comprehensive blueprint of the human psyche. Discover how to live a truly happy and meaningful life by using your divine gifts and wisdom to reach your highest potential.

Join our live-stream right here on MLC-TV or stream on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Youtube, and several other carriers. View complete list of podcast platforms.


Location:
Online
Brooklyn, NY 11213


Contact:
Rachel Yemini
rachel@meaningfullife.com
718-774-6448

   Add to Calendar 5/13/2020 8:30:00 PM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=WE,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20210512T203000 Weekly Global Class Join Rabbi Simon Jacobson at 8:30 pm every Wednesday as he examines life and offers a comprehensive blueprint of the human psyche. Discover how to live a truly happy and meaningful life by using your divine gifts and wisdom to reach your highest potential.

Join our live-stream right here on MLC-TV or stream on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Youtube, and several other carriers. View complete list of podcast platforms.

Contact Info
Rachel Yemini
rachel@meaningfullife.com
718-774-6448
OnlineBrooklyn, NY, 11213 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Web Page


Thursday, April 29, 2021 12:00 PM - 11:00 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Thursday, between 4/1/2021 - 12/31/2025)

Joliet Jewish Congregation - Lunch and Learn

Join Joliet Jewish Congregation for a weekly study at lunchtime.

Location:
Online
Homewood, IL 60430


Contact:
Amy Bloomberg
amybloomberg@juf.org
708-249-6086

   Add to Calendar 4/1/2021 12:00:00 PM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=TH,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20251231T110000 Joliet Jewish Congregation - Lunch and Learn Join Joliet Jewish Congregation for a weekly study at lunchtime.

Contact Info
Amy Bloomberg
amybloomberg@juf.org
708-249-6086
OnlineHomewood, IL, 60430 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667


Thursday, April 29, 2021 5:15 PM - 6:45 PM

The Legal Fight Against Anti-Semitism on Campus

Presentation Topics: a) Protecting Students-Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; b) Defeating Anti-Semitism by Definition (International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance); and c) Pre-Emptive Action. Each of those topics will be presented along with case studies for approximately 20 minutes, followed by 20 minutes of Q & A.
B. Panelists: Ken Marcus, Founder and Chairman of the Brandeis Center (Washington, DC); Carly Gammill, Director StandWithUs Center for Combating Anti-Semitism (Nashville, Tennessee) and Honey Kessler Amado, appellate attorney (Beverly Hills, California). Introductions: Robert W. Matanky, Decalogue Foundation. Moderator: Peggy Shapiro, Stand With Us.


Location:
134 N LaSalle Ste 1430
Chicago, IL 60602


Contact:
Aviva Miriam Patt
decaloguesociety@gmail.com
312-263-6493

   Add to Calendar 4/29/2021 5:15:00 PM 4/29/2021 6:45:00 PM The Legal Fight Against Anti-Semitism on Campus Presentation Topics: a) Protecting Students-Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; b) Defeating Anti-Semitism by Definition (International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance); and c) Pre-Emptive Action. Each of those topics will be presented along with case studies for approximately 20 minutes, followed by 20 minutes of Q & A.
B. Panelists: Ken Marcus, Founder and Chairman of the Brandeis Center (Washington, DC); Carly Gammill, Director StandWithUs Center for Combating Anti-Semitism (Nashville, Tennessee) and Honey Kessler Amado, appellate attorney (Beverly Hills, California). Introductions: Robert W. Matanky, Decalogue Foundation. Moderator: Peggy Shapiro, Stand With Us.

Contact Info
Aviva Miriam Patt
decaloguesociety@gmail.com
312-263-6493
134 N LaSalle Ste 1430Chicago, IL, 60602 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Web Page Register Online


Thursday, April 29, 2021 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Virtual Book & Author: "The Last Million"

The turmoil of World War II did not end with German surrender: millions of lost and homeless concentration camp survivors, POWs, slave laborers, political prisoners, and Nazi collaborators in flight from the Red Army overwhelmed Germany, a nation in ruins. British and American soldiers gathered the refugees and attempted to repatriate them, but after exhaustive efforts, there remained more than a million displaced persons left behind in Germany who refused to go home or had no homes to return to.
The “Last Million” would spend the next three to five years in displaced persons camps, temporary homelands in exile divided by nationality, with their own police forces, churches and synagogues, schools, newspapers, theaters, and infirmaries. By 1952, the Last Million were scattered around the world, carrying their wounds, their fears, their hope, and their secrets.
A masterwork from acclaimed historian David Nasaw, "The Last Million" tells the gripping yet largely hidden story of post-WWII displacement and statelessness. We invite you to join us in conversation with Nasaw as he illuminates the incredible history of the Last Million and explains how it is our history as well.
Register: http://ihm.ec/thelastmillion


Location:
Illinois Holocaust Museum
Virtual/Zoom
Skokie, IL 60077


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

   Add to Calendar 4/29/2021 6:30:00 PM 4/29/2021 7:30:00 PM Virtual Book & Author: "The Last Million" The turmoil of World War II did not end with German surrender: millions of lost and homeless concentration camp survivors, POWs, slave laborers, political prisoners, and Nazi collaborators in flight from the Red Army overwhelmed Germany, a nation in ruins. British and American soldiers gathered the refugees and attempted to repatriate them, but after exhaustive efforts, there remained more than a million displaced persons left behind in Germany who refused to go home or had no homes to return to.
The “Last Million” would spend the next three to five years in displaced persons camps, temporary homelands in exile divided by nationality, with their own police forces, churches and synagogues, schools, newspapers, theaters, and infirmaries. By 1952, the Last Million were scattered around the world, carrying their wounds, their fears, their hope, and their secrets.
A masterwork from acclaimed historian David Nasaw, "The Last Million" tells the gripping yet largely hidden story of post-WWII displacement and statelessness. We invite you to join us in conversation with Nasaw as he illuminates the incredible history of the Last Million and explains how it is our history as well.
Register: http://ihm.ec/thelastmillion

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


Thursday, April 29, 2021 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Klutznick Lecture in Jewish Civilization

Why is it hard to be a Jew? Why is antisemitism on the rise? This lecture will seek to answer these questions by identifying a persistent theme in Jewish history: a willingness to challenge authority and dissent from prevailing opinions. Beginning with Abraham, Moses, and the Hebrew Prophets, Jews have produced a long line of dissenters, whistle-blowers, and people who insist on justice above all else. It is this feature, along with minority status, that has made Jews perennial scapegoats.

Kenneth Seeskin is Philip M. and Ethel Klutznick Professor of Jewish Civilization Emeritus and Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at Northwestern University. Over his more than forty years at Northwestern, he has served as Chair of the Departments of Philosophy and of Religious Studies. He was the first Director of Northwestern's Jewish Studies Program. He has published numerous books and articles on Maimonides and Jewish thought through the ages. He won the Koret Jewish Book Award in 2001 and the National Jewish Book Award in 2010. His two most recent books are Thinking about the Torah: A Philosopher Reads the Bible and Thinking about the Prophets.


Location:
Virtual
Chicago, IL 60606


Contact:
Paula Harris
paulaharris@juf.org
312-444-2859

   Add to Calendar 4/29/2021 7:00:00 PM 4/29/2021 8:00:00 PM Klutznick Lecture in Jewish Civilization Why is it hard to be a Jew? Why is antisemitism on the rise? This lecture will seek to answer these questions by identifying a persistent theme in Jewish history: a willingness to challenge authority and dissent from prevailing opinions. Beginning with Abraham, Moses, and the Hebrew Prophets, Jews have produced a long line of dissenters, whistle-blowers, and people who insist on justice above all else. It is this feature, along with minority status, that has made Jews perennial scapegoats.

Kenneth Seeskin is Philip M. and Ethel Klutznick Professor of Jewish Civilization Emeritus and Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at Northwestern University. Over his more than forty years at Northwestern, he has served as Chair of the Departments of Philosophy and of Religious Studies. He was the first Director of Northwestern's Jewish Studies Program. He has published numerous books and articles on Maimonides and Jewish thought through the ages. He won the Koret Jewish Book Award in 2001 and the National Jewish Book Award in 2010. His two most recent books are Thinking about the Torah: A Philosopher Reads the Bible and Thinking about the Prophets.

Contact Info
Paula Harris
paulaharris@juf.org
312-444-2859
VirtualChicago, IL, 60606 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667


Thursday, April 29, 2021 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

Mandela: Struggle for Freedom

Join JUF's Young Leadership Division, Silverstein Base Hillel, and Moishe House for a visit to the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center's virtual exhibition, Mandela: Struggle for Freedom. Following the guided virtual tour of Nelson Mandela’s life, we will be joined by Cydney Wallace, Jewish Council on Urban Affairs (JCUA) Board Member and co-founder of Kol Or, JCUA's Jews of Color Caucus, in a conversation about taking a stand in your own community.

The Zoom link will be provided upon registration in the days leading up to the program.

Registration is complementary. Suggested JUF Annual Campaign donation of $25.

For more information, please contact Molly Rudnick at MollyRudnick@juf.org or 312-357-4738.


Location:
Zoom Link to be provided
Virtual
Chicago, IL 60613


Contact:
Molly Rudnick
mollyrudnick@juf.org
312-357-4738

   Add to Calendar 4/29/2021 7:00:00 PM 4/29/2021 8:45:00 PM Mandela: Struggle for Freedom Join JUF's Young Leadership Division, Silverstein Base Hillel, and Moishe House for a visit to the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center's virtual exhibition, Mandela: Struggle for Freedom. Following the guided virtual tour of Nelson Mandela’s life, we will be joined by Cydney Wallace, Jewish Council on Urban Affairs (JCUA) Board Member and co-founder of Kol Or, JCUA's Jews of Color Caucus, in a conversation about taking a stand in your own community.

The Zoom link will be provided upon registration in the days leading up to the program.

Registration is complementary. Suggested JUF Annual Campaign donation of $25.

For more information, please contact Molly Rudnick at MollyRudnick@juf.org or 312-357-4738.

Contact Info
Molly Rudnick
mollyrudnick@juf.org
312-357-4738
Zoom Link to be provided, Virtual, Chicago, IL, 60613 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Friday, April 30, 2021 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Friday, between 3/5/2021 - 5/28/2021)

Friday morning Shabbat singing with Cantor Cotler

Singing and movement to prepare for Shabbat, with Cantor Cotler. Lots of fun for kids and extended family, zooming in from anywhere! No registration needed, just email Kathy for Zoom link.

Location:
Zoom or Beth Emet Synagogue, 1224 Dempster, Evanston
Evanston, IL 60202


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

   Add to Calendar 3/5/2021 10:00:00 AM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=FR,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20210528T103000 Friday morning Shabbat singing with Cantor Cotler Singing and movement to prepare for Shabbat, with Cantor Cotler. Lots of fun for kids and extended family, zooming in from anywhere! No registration needed, just email Kathy for Zoom link.

Contact Info
Kathy Kaberon
kkaberon@bethemet.org
847-869-4230
Zoom or Beth Emet Synagogue, 1224 Dempster, EvanstonEvanston, IL, 60202 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667


May 2021

Saturday, May 1, 2021 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Israel's Hidden Gems - Sarona

Hosted by JCC Chicago
Sarona was established as a German Templar Colony over 140 years ago—even before Tel Aviv came into existence. Today, 33 of the original Templar buildings have been painstakingly restored and house boutiques, galleries, quaint cafes, and some of the city’s hottest restaurants and bars.


Location:
Online
Homewood, IL 60430


Contact:
Amy Bloomberg
amybloomberg@juf.org
708-249-6086

   Add to Calendar 5/1/2021 11:00:00 AM 5/1/2021 12:00:00 PM Israel's Hidden Gems - Sarona Hosted by JCC Chicago
Sarona was established as a German Templar Colony over 140 years ago—even before Tel Aviv came into existence. Today, 33 of the original Templar buildings have been painstakingly restored and house boutiques, galleries, quaint cafes, and some of the city’s hottest restaurants and bars.

Contact Info
Amy Bloomberg
amybloomberg@juf.org
708-249-6086
OnlineHomewood, IL, 60430 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Sunday, May 2, 2021 9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Sunday, between 3/14/2021 - 5/2/2021)

Gan Yom Rishon

Sunday morning program for kids 3-5 and a loving adult. We sing, laugh, do yoga, celebrate holidays, braid challah, learn Hebrew and have lots of fun. For now, we're meeting on Zoom.

Location:
Zoom or Beth Emet Synagogue, 1224 Dempster, Evanston
Evanston, IL 60202


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

   Add to Calendar 3/14/2021 9:45:00 AM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=SU,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20210502T103000 Gan Yom Rishon Sunday morning program for kids 3-5 and a loving adult. We sing, laugh, do yoga, celebrate holidays, braid challah, learn Hebrew and have lots of fun. For now, we're meeting on Zoom.

Contact Info
Kathy Kaberon
kkaberon@bethemet.org
847-869-4230
Zoom or Beth Emet Synagogue, 1224 Dempster, EvanstonEvanston, IL, 60202 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Sunday, May 2, 2021 11:00 AM - Sunday, June 13, 2021 1:00 PM

Series of events: ARAB-JEWISH CULTURE, IDENTITY, AND LANGUAGE: PAST AND PRESENT

This series of events will examine the polemical categories of Arab-Jewish culture, identity, and language from historical, contemporary, political, legal, and personal perspectives. The series will host scholars from around the world discussing a wide range of cultural influences and contacts between Arab and Jewish societies in the Arab world, as well as in Israel. In order to fully capture the richness of this cultural mosaic, the series will also feature musical performances by Israeli-Jewish musicians who produce their work in Arabic and in its various dialects.

Location:
Online - Northwestern University
Online - Northwestern Uni, IL 60091


Contact:
Maayan Hilel
hilellma@gmail.com
224-432-3756

   Add to Calendar 5/2/2021 11:00:00 AM 6/13/2021 1:00:00 PM Series of events: ARAB-JEWISH CULTURE, IDENTITY, AND LANGUAGE: PAST AND PRESENT This series of events will examine the polemical categories of Arab-Jewish culture, identity, and language from historical, contemporary, political, legal, and personal perspectives. The series will host scholars from around the world discussing a wide range of cultural influences and contacts between Arab and Jewish societies in the Arab world, as well as in Israel. In order to fully capture the richness of this cultural mosaic, the series will also feature musical performances by Israeli-Jewish musicians who produce their work in Arabic and in its various dialects.

Contact Info
Maayan Hilel
hilellma@gmail.com
224-432-3756
Online - Northwestern UniversityOnline - Northwestern Uni, IL, 60091 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Web Page Register Online Invitation


Sunday, May 2, 2021 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Teen 2 Teen Mental Health Mentoring

Young people facing a mental health crisis often go to friends first. Sometimes they only go to friends. Young people want to help, but it can be scary. This three part workshop helps young people help support their friends experiencing mental health challenges or crises. Participants examine the role stigma plays in their daily lives, better understand common mental health challenges, and practice responding to different situations that they might encounter.


Contact:
Shira Brandhandler
shira@templejeremiah.org

   Add to Calendar 5/2/2021 1:30:00 PM 5/2/2021 2:30:00 PM Teen 2 Teen Mental Health Mentoring Young people facing a mental health crisis often go to friends first. Sometimes they only go to friends. Young people want to help, but it can be scary. This three part workshop helps young people help support their friends experiencing mental health challenges or crises. Participants examine the role stigma plays in their daily lives, better understand common mental health challenges, and practice responding to different situations that they might encounter.

Contact Info
Shira Brandhandler
shira@templejeremiah.org
America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Sunday, May 2, 2021 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Social Justice in Israel

Tzedek America, the leader in immersive and experiential social justice education for Jewish teenagers, will provide ten 60-minute digital social justice workshops throughout the academic year. These powerful sessions, available to synagogues and day schools in North America, will inform, encourage, and inspire Jewish teenagers to face the social justice issues of North America and the world.

Each motivational workshop elevates the voices of individuals and families impacted by social injustice and connects Jewish teenagers to Jewish texts, traditions, and values.

Participants can expect each highly produced online experience to incorporate frontline speakers, engaging media, curated breakout groups, idea-sharing, and achievable action plans.

Meet with an Engagement Specialist or visit "Springboard Access Grants" under our teens tab to learn more about Access Grants.



Contact:
Tzedek America
sandy@tzedekamerica.org

   Add to Calendar 5/2/2021 6:00:00 PM 5/2/2021 7:00:00 PM Social Justice in Israel Tzedek America, the leader in immersive and experiential social justice education for Jewish teenagers, will provide ten 60-minute digital social justice workshops throughout the academic year. These powerful sessions, available to synagogues and day schools in North America, will inform, encourage, and inspire Jewish teenagers to face the social justice issues of North America and the world.

Each motivational workshop elevates the voices of individuals and families impacted by social injustice and connects Jewish teenagers to Jewish texts, traditions, and values.

Participants can expect each highly produced online experience to incorporate frontline speakers, engaging media, curated breakout groups, idea-sharing, and achievable action plans.

Meet with an Engagement Specialist or visit "Springboard Access Grants" under our teens tab to learn more about Access Grants.

Contact Info
Tzedek America
sandy@tzedekamerica.org
America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Web Page Register Online


Monday, May 3, 2021 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, between 3/29/2021 - 5/3/2021)

Members of the Tribe - Melton School Class

Mondays, March 29 through May 3, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. Led by Cantor Shelly Friedman. In this short six-session quest, students will dive deep into a fundamental, challenging question for Members of the Tribe: “What is the overarching purpose of Judaism?” Together, the class will examine aspects of what might be considered the Jewish mission, a blend of practices that distinguish us as Jews, and what to do with this idea of being called the "Chosen People." Prepare to explore how big Jewish ideas and lessons from our history serve to enrich our collective actions as individuals and as a people. Cost is $179.00 and includes a printed coursebook. For questions about this class, contact cantorfriedman@emanuelcong.org. Register for this class at https://www.events.org/ereg.aspx?e=136727&m=10

Location:
Emanuel Congregation
Online
Chicago, IL 60660


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

   Add to Calendar 3/29/2021 11:30:00 AM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=MO,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20210503T123000 Members of the Tribe - Melton School Class Mondays, March 29 through May 3, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. Led by Cantor Shelly Friedman. In this short six-session quest, students will dive deep into a fundamental, challenging question for Members of the Tribe: “What is the overarching purpose of Judaism?” Together, the class will examine aspects of what might be considered the Jewish mission, a blend of practices that distinguish us as Jews, and what to do with this idea of being called the "Chosen People." Prepare to explore how big Jewish ideas and lessons from our history serve to enrich our collective actions as individuals and as a people. Cost is $179.00 and includes a printed coursebook. For questions about this class, contact cantorfriedman@emanuelcong.org. Register for this class at https://www.events.org/ereg.aspx?e=136727&m=10

Contact Info
Cantor Michelle Drucker Friedman
CantorFriedman@emanuelcong.org
773-561-5173
Emanuel Congregation, Online, Chicago, IL, 60660 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Monday, May 3, 2021 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, between 4/19/2021 - 5/24/2021)

Women of Valor with Dr. Swire

Joliet Jewish Congregation presents: Women of Valor with Dr. Swire

Location:
Online
Homewood, IL 60430


Contact:
Amy Bloomberg
amybloomberg@juf.org
708-249-6086

   Add to Calendar 4/19/2021 6:30:00 PM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=MO,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20210524T193000 Women of Valor with Dr. Swire Joliet Jewish Congregation presents: Women of Valor with Dr. Swire

Contact Info
Amy Bloomberg
amybloomberg@juf.org
708-249-6086
OnlineHomewood, IL, 60430 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667


Tuesday, May 4, 2021 7:00 PM - Tuesday, May 25, 2021 8:00 PM

Expectant Moms' Night (Not) Out

jBaby's Expectant Moms' Night (Not) Out Series is the perfect way to build your new motherhood community, learn from experts and connect during the crazy world of COVID parenthood!

Location:
Your Couch!
Chicago, IL 60606


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
630-880-6623

   Add to Calendar 5/4/2021 7:00:00 PM 5/25/2021 8:00:00 PM Expectant Moms' Night (Not) Out jBaby's Expectant Moms' Night (Not) Out Series is the perfect way to build your new motherhood community, learn from experts and connect during the crazy world of COVID parenthood!

Contact Info
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
630-880-6623
Your Couch!Chicago, IL, 60606 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Tuesday, May 4, 2021 7:00 PM - 11:00 AM

(Recurring Monthly on the First Tuesday of every month between 4/6/2021 - 12/31/2025)

NCJW South Cook Board Meeting

NCJW South Cook Board Meeting

Location:
Online
Homewood, IL 60430


Contact:
Amy Bloomberg
amybloomberg@juf.org
708-249-6086

   Add to Calendar 4/6/2021 7:00:00 PM FREQ=MONTHLY;BYDAY=;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20251231T110000 NCJW South Cook Board Meeting NCJW South Cook Board Meeting

Contact Info
Amy Bloomberg
amybloomberg@juf.org
708-249-6086
OnlineHomewood, IL, 60430 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667


Wednesday, May 5, 2021 10:00 AM - Wednesday, May 12, 2021 3:00 PM

Enhancing Facilitation Skills with Resetting the Table

Resetting the Table's celebrated facilitation skills training will provide teen educators with tools to build a culture of productive dialogue on charged political issues, even in the face of strong differences. This 2-day facilitation training will introduce exercises and teach skills that support participants to engage in and lead direct, open conversations across charged divides.
Part 1: May 5 from 10-3. Lunch provided by Springboard.
Part 2: May 12 from 10-12.
Participants MUST participate in the first workshop in order to participate in the second workshop; however if participants are unable to participate in the second workshop they may still attend the first workshop.


Location:
Virtual Event
Chicago, IL 60606


Contact:
Katherine Pierce
katherinepierce@juf.org
312-357-4767

   Add to Calendar 5/5/2021 10:00:00 AM 5/12/2021 3:00:00 PM Enhancing Facilitation Skills with Resetting the Table Resetting the Table's celebrated facilitation skills training will provide teen educators with tools to build a culture of productive dialogue on charged political issues, even in the face of strong differences. This 2-day facilitation training will introduce exercises and teach skills that support participants to engage in and lead direct, open conversations across charged divides.
Part 1: May 5 from 10-3. Lunch provided by Springboard.
Part 2: May 12 from 10-12.
Participants MUST participate in the first workshop in order to participate in the second workshop; however if participants are unable to participate in the second workshop they may still attend the first workshop.

Contact Info
Katherine Pierce
katherinepierce@juf.org
312-357-4767
Virtual EventChicago, IL, 60606 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667


Wednesday, May 5, 2021 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, between 2/24/2021 - 5/26/2021)

Time to Talk During Covid Times

A comfortable and safe place for adults who feel alone or isolated to meet and talk with others experiencing similar feelings.

We will facilitate mutual support through encouragement, hopefulness, and companionship.

For more Information, to register and to receive a Zoom link, email Laurie Garber-Amram. This series is free and open to the public.


Location:
Online
Zoom, IL 60606


Contact:
Laurie Garber-Amram
LaurieGarber-Amram@JCFS.org
847-745-5454

   Add to Calendar 2/24/2021 3:00:00 PM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=WE,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20210526T160000 Time to Talk During Covid Times A comfortable and safe place for adults who feel alone or isolated to meet and talk with others experiencing similar feelings.

We will facilitate mutual support through encouragement, hopefulness, and companionship.

For more Information, to register and to receive a Zoom link, email Laurie Garber-Amram. This series is free and open to the public.

Contact Info
Laurie Garber-Amram
LaurieGarber-Amram@JCFS.org
847-745-5454
OnlineZoom, IL, 60606 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667


Wednesday, May 5, 2021 4:00 PM - Wednesday, May 26, 2021 5:00 PM

Be Curious: Toddlers and Teva

Join our experienced outdoor educators in our new natural outdoor playground for socially distanced exploration and Jewish learning.

Location:
Bernard Zell Natural Outdoor Playground
3751 N. Broadway St.
Chicago, IL 60613


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

   Add to Calendar 5/5/2021 4:00:00 PM 5/26/2021 5:00:00 PM Be Curious: Toddlers and Teva Join our experienced outdoor educators in our new natural outdoor playground for socially distanced exploration and Jewish learning.

Contact Info
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4907
Bernard Zell Natural Outdoor Playground, 3751 N. Broadway St., Chicago, IL, 60613 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Wednesday, May 5, 2021 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Reframing Healthcare: Bridging the Gap in an Unequal World

Join the Temple Sholom of Chicago’s Distinguished Speaker Series, sponsored by Jan and Bruce Tranen, for guest speaker Georges C. Benjamin, MD, the Executive Director of American Public Health Association. Visit SholomChicago.org/Speaker-Series to register.

Location:
Virtual
Virtual, IL 00000


Contact:
Allison Barker
Allison@sholomchicago.org
000-000-0000

   Add to Calendar 5/5/2021 7:00:00 PM 5/5/2021 8:00:00 PM Reframing Healthcare: Bridging the Gap in an Unequal World Join the Temple Sholom of Chicago’s Distinguished Speaker Series, sponsored by Jan and Bruce Tranen, for guest speaker Georges C. Benjamin, MD, the Executive Director of American Public Health Association. Visit SholomChicago.org/Speaker-Series to register.

Contact Info
Allison Barker
Allison@sholomchicago.org
000-000-0000
VirtualVirtual, IL, 00000 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Wednesday, May 5, 2021 8:30 PM - 8:30 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, between 5/13/2020 - 5/12/2021)

Weekly Global Class

Join Rabbi Simon Jacobson at 8:30 pm every Wednesday as he examines life and offers a comprehensive blueprint of the human psyche. Discover how to live a truly happy and meaningful life by using your divine gifts and wisdom to reach your highest potential.

Join our live-stream right here on MLC-TV or stream on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Youtube, and several other carriers. View complete list of podcast platforms.


Location:
Online
Brooklyn, NY 11213


Contact:
Rachel Yemini
rachel@meaningfullife.com
718-774-6448

   Add to Calendar 5/13/2020 8:30:00 PM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=WE,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20210512T203000 Weekly Global Class Join Rabbi Simon Jacobson at 8:30 pm every Wednesday as he examines life and offers a comprehensive blueprint of the human psyche. Discover how to live a truly happy and meaningful life by using your divine gifts and wisdom to reach your highest potential.

Join our live-stream right here on MLC-TV or stream on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Youtube, and several other carriers. View complete list of podcast platforms.

Contact Info
Rachel Yemini
rachel@meaningfullife.com
718-774-6448
OnlineBrooklyn, NY, 11213 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Web Page


Thursday, May 6, 2021 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Hadassah Power Lunch: The Power of Women Who Fight Gun Violence

Annual event featuring speaker Gabby Giffords, who will discuss leading the national gun safety movement, with Robyn Thomas, Executive Director,
Giffords Law Center, and honoring Lana Eisenberg, for her outstanding life-long commitment to Hadassah.


Location:
The Westin Chicago North Shore
601 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Wheeling, IL 60090


Contact:
Ronna Ash
ronna.ash@hadassah.org
847-205-1900

   Add to Calendar 5/6/2021 11:30:00 AM 5/6/2021 3:00:00 PM Hadassah Power Lunch: The Power of Women Who Fight Gun Violence Annual event featuring speaker Gabby Giffords, who will discuss leading the national gun safety movement, with Robyn Thomas, Executive Director,
Giffords Law Center, and honoring Lana Eisenberg, for her outstanding life-long commitment to Hadassah.

Contact Info
Ronna Ash
ronna.ash@hadassah.org
847-205-1900
The Westin Chicago North Shore, 601 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Wheeling, IL, 60090 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667


Thursday, May 6, 2021 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Hadassah Power Lunch: The Power of Women Who Fight Gun Violence

Annual event featuring speaker Gabby Giffords, who will discuss leading the national gun safety movement, with Robyn Thomas, Executive Director,
Giffords Law Center, and honoring Lana Eisenberg, for her outstanding life-long commitment to Hadassah.


Location:
virtual
Northbrook, IL 60062


Contact:
Ronna Ash
ronna.ash@hadassah.org
847-205-1900

   Add to Calendar 5/6/2021 11:30:00 AM 5/6/2021 3:00:00 PM Hadassah Power Lunch: The Power of Women Who Fight Gun Violence Annual event featuring speaker Gabby Giffords, who will discuss leading the national gun safety movement, with Robyn Thomas, Executive Director,
Giffords Law Center, and honoring Lana Eisenberg, for her outstanding life-long commitment to Hadassah.

Contact Info
Ronna Ash
ronna.ash@hadassah.org
847-205-1900
virtualNorthbrook, IL, 60062 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online Invitation


Thursday, May 6, 2021 12:00 PM - 11:00 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Thursday, between 4/1/2021 - 12/31/2025)

Joliet Jewish Congregation - Lunch and Learn

Join Joliet Jewish Congregation for a weekly study at lunchtime.

Location:
Online
Homewood, IL 60430


Contact:
Amy Bloomberg
amybloomberg@juf.org
708-249-6086

   Add to Calendar 4/1/2021 12:00:00 PM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=TH,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20251231T110000 Joliet Jewish Congregation - Lunch and Learn Join Joliet Jewish Congregation for a weekly study at lunchtime.

Contact Info
Amy Bloomberg
amybloomberg@juf.org
708-249-6086
OnlineHomewood, IL, 60430 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667


Thursday, May 6, 2021 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Virtual Sibshops

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

Virtual Sibshops are offered from 4:30pm to 5:30pm on Thursdays. For dates and registration information, contact Tammy Besser.

JCFS utilizes the Sibshop model developed by Don Meyer of Sibling Support Project. For more detailed information about Sibshops, visit the national Sibshop website at siblingsupport.org.

Registration is per Sibshop. Virtual Sibshops are free but registration is required to attend.
Children can attend one, two, three, or all of the Sibshop series.


Location:
Online
Zoom, IL 60606


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

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

Virtual Sibshops are offered from 4:30pm to 5:30pm on Thursdays. For dates and registration information, contact Tammy Besser.

JCFS utilizes the Sibshop model developed by Don Meyer of Sibling Support Project. For more detailed information about Sibshops, visit the national Sibshop website at siblingsupport.org.

Registration is per Sibshop. Virtual Sibshops are free but registration is required to attend.
Children can attend one, two, three, or all of the Sibshop series.

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


Thursday, May 6, 2021 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Gun Violence Prevention Panel

Join the JUF Young Leadership Division's Community Affairs Committee and the Latino Policy Forum for an educational and action-oriented panel discussion about gun violence in Chicago. Learn from community experts about the work that is already being done, why this is an important issue for all Chicagoans to address, and what you can do to enact change.

The first portion of the event will be a panel moderated by YLD and LPF leaders. During the second half of the evening, participants will have the opportunity to engage in small group discussions with panelists and other community members.

The Zoom link will be provided upon registration in the days leading up to the program.

Registration is complementary.

For more information, please contact Molly Rudnick at MollyRudnick@juf.org or 312-357-4738.


Location:
Virtual
Chicago, IL 60606


Contact:
Molly Rudnick
mollyrudnick@juf.org
312-357-4738

   Add to Calendar 5/6/2021 6:00:00 PM 5/6/2021 7:30:00 PM Gun Violence Prevention Panel Join the JUF Young Leadership Division's Community Affairs Committee and the Latino Policy Forum for an educational and action-oriented panel discussion about gun violence in Chicago. Learn from community experts about the work that is already being done, why this is an important issue for all Chicagoans to address, and what you can do to enact change.

The first portion of the event will be a panel moderated by YLD and LPF leaders. During the second half of the evening, participants will have the opportunity to engage in small group discussions with panelists and other community members.

The Zoom link will be provided upon registration in the days leading up to the program.

Registration is complementary.

For more information, please contact Molly Rudnick at MollyRudnick@juf.org or 312-357-4738.

Contact Info
Molly Rudnick
mollyrudnick@juf.org
312-357-4738
VirtualChicago, IL, 60606 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Thursday, May 6, 2021 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

RJD Women's Circle - 2nd Annual Challah Bake

RJD Women's Circle invites you to our 2nd Annual Challah Bake! Challah expert and owner of TigerTail Bakery, Anya Viner, will lead us in creating a beautiful beach tote challah to celebrate the arrival of summer! Anya will also share many interesting facts and tips on how to create unique and beautiful challah. All participants will receive a kit with challah dough prior to the event.

Location:
30 S Wells St
Chicago, IL 60606


Contact:
Kiley Baringer
kileybaringer@juf.org
312-673-3263

   Add to Calendar 5/6/2021 8:00:00 PM 5/6/2021 9:00:00 PM RJD Women's Circle - 2nd Annual Challah Bake RJD Women's Circle invites you to our 2nd Annual Challah Bake! Challah expert and owner of TigerTail Bakery, Anya Viner, will lead us in creating a beautiful beach tote challah to celebrate the arrival of summer! Anya will also share many interesting facts and tips on how to create unique and beautiful challah. All participants will receive a kit with challah dough prior to the event.

Contact Info
Kiley Baringer
kileybaringer@juf.org
312-673-3263
30 S Wells StChicago, IL, 60606 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667


Friday, May 7, 2021 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Friday, between 3/5/2021 - 5/28/2021)

Friday morning Shabbat singing with Cantor Cotler

Singing and movement to prepare for Shabbat, with Cantor Cotler. Lots of fun for kids and extended family, zooming in from anywhere! No registration needed, just email Kathy for Zoom link.

Location:
Zoom or Beth Emet Synagogue, 1224 Dempster, Evanston
Evanston, IL 60202


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

   Add to Calendar 3/5/2021 10:00:00 AM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=FR,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20210528T103000 Friday morning Shabbat singing with Cantor Cotler Singing and movement to prepare for Shabbat, with Cantor Cotler. Lots of fun for kids and extended family, zooming in from anywhere! No registration needed, just email Kathy for Zoom link.

Contact Info
Kathy Kaberon
kkaberon@bethemet.org
847-869-4230
Zoom or Beth Emet Synagogue, 1224 Dempster, EvanstonEvanston, IL, 60202 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667


Friday, May 7, 2021 11:00 AM - Friday, June 11, 2021 11:45 AM

Sticky, Slimy, Shabbat

Experience Shabbat during an engaging tactile and sensory experience. Feel, touch, and move as we engage in the wonder of creation through water play, rice, paint, whipped/shaving cream, and other mediums. Class will include all of the materials to create a fun, engaging, and educational experience at home along with an expert teacher to guide you in this sensory exploration. This class is best for ages 12 months– 2 years and a favorite adult.

Location:
Zoom via Your Home
Chicago, IL 60606


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4657

   Add to Calendar 5/7/2021 11:00:00 AM 6/11/2021 11:45:00 AM Sticky, Slimy, Shabbat Experience Shabbat during an engaging tactile and sensory experience. Feel, touch, and move as we engage in the wonder of creation through water play, rice, paint, whipped/shaving cream, and other mediums. Class will include all of the materials to create a fun, engaging, and educational experience at home along with an expert teacher to guide you in this sensory exploration. This class is best for ages 12 months– 2 years and a favorite adult.

Contact Info
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4657
Zoom via Your HomeChicago, IL, 60606 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Saturday, May 8, 2021 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM

Shabbat Stroll and Havdalah

Come with your stroller, scooter, trike or bike to the Beth Emet parking lot for a safe, fun Shabbat afternoon. We’ll have goodies for the kids, and end with Havdalah. Whether you're a member of Beth Emet or searching for a synagogue, come meet other families for a relaxing afternoon.

Location:
Beth Emet Synagogue, 1224 Dempster, Evanston.
Evanston, IL 60202


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

   Add to Calendar 5/8/2021 3:30:00 PM 5/8/2021 4:45:00 PM Shabbat Stroll and Havdalah Come with your stroller, scooter, trike or bike to the Beth Emet parking lot for a safe, fun Shabbat afternoon. We’ll have goodies for the kids, and end with Havdalah. Whether you're a member of Beth Emet or searching for a synagogue, come meet other families for a relaxing afternoon.

Contact Info
Kathy Kaberon
kkaberon@bethemet.org
847-869-4230
Beth Emet Synagogue, 1224 Dempster, Evanston. Evanston, IL, 60202 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Saturday, May 8, 2021 7:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Havdalah With Emanuel

Join Emanuel clergy for a once-a-month live Havdalah via Zoom. We look forward to welcoming you for an inspiring moment of reflection as we prepare our hearts, minds, and souls for productive and blessed days ahead. Saturdays before Rosh Chodesh, 7:30pm via Zoom. Upcoming Dates: April 10, May 8, June 5, July 10 (Rosh Chodesh). To receive the Zoom link register at https://tinyurl.com/HavdalahWithEmanuel.

Location:
Emanuel Congregation
Online
Chicago, IL 60660


Contact:
SaraBeth Salzman
info@emanuelcong.org
773-561-5173

   Add to Calendar 5/8/2021 7:30:00 PM 5/8/2021 8:00:00 PM Havdalah With Emanuel Join Emanuel clergy for a once-a-month live Havdalah via Zoom. We look forward to welcoming you for an inspiring moment of reflection as we prepare our hearts, minds, and souls for productive and blessed days ahead. Saturdays before Rosh Chodesh, 7:30pm via Zoom. Upcoming Dates: April 10, May 8, June 5, July 10 (Rosh Chodesh). To receive the Zoom link register at https://tinyurl.com/HavdalahWithEmanuel.

Contact Info
SaraBeth Salzman
info@emanuelcong.org
773-561-5173
Emanuel Congregation, Online, Chicago, IL, 60660 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Monday, May 10, 2021 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Renewing Bikur Cholim in the Time of Covid -19

This program will provide an educational forum and a venue for exchange of ideas and concerns, assisting providers and volunteers in providing this essential service.

Other topics that will be addressed include:

- expanding your spiritual toolbox.
- being a caring presence with technology.
- providing for the dying.
- shiva under the pandemic.
- new approaches to prayer.
- dealing with dementia.
- new forms of loss.
- grappling with isolation and loneliness.
The cost for the entire 10 session program is $72. You can choose to attend as many sessions as you want at $36 for three sessions or $18 for an individual session. There is a generous scholarship program.

Registration is required. If you are interested and have any questions regarding the conference or registration, please reach out to David Zinner.

JCFS Chicago is a co-sponsor of this event, along with the following organizations: the Jewish Board, Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington, the Jewish Federation in Miami, Mishkan Miami, JFCS Atlanta, JFS Kansas City, JFCS Philadelphia, JFCS San Francisco,  JFCS Boston, JFS of St. Paul, Bikur Cholim of Cleveland, RUACH, Aishel House in Houston, the Bay Area Healing Center, Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles, and the Jewish Healing Center of Los Angeles.


Location:
Online
Zoom, IL 60606


Contact:
David Zinner
info@jewish-funerals.org
410-733-3700

   Add to Calendar 5/10/2021 6:00:00 PM 5/10/2021 7:30:00 PM Renewing Bikur Cholim in the Time of Covid -19 This program will provide an educational forum and a venue for exchange of ideas and concerns, assisting providers and volunteers in providing this essential service.

Other topics that will be addressed include:

- expanding your spiritual toolbox.
- being a caring presence with technology.
- providing for the dying.
- shiva under the pandemic.
- new approaches to prayer.
- dealing with dementia.
- new forms of loss.
- grappling with isolation and loneliness.
The cost for the entire 10 session program is $72. You can choose to attend as many sessions as you want at $36 for three sessions or $18 for an individual session. There is a generous scholarship program.

Registration is required. If you are interested and have any questions regarding the conference or registration, please reach out to David Zinner.

JCFS Chicago is a co-sponsor of this event, along with the following organizations: the Jewish Board, Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington, the Jewish Federation in Miami, Mishkan Miami, JFCS Atlanta, JFS Kansas City, JFCS Philadelphia, JFCS San Francisco,  JFCS Boston, JFS of St. Paul, Bikur Cholim of Cleveland, RUACH, Aishel House in Houston, the Bay Area Healing Center, Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles, and the Jewish Healing Center of Los Angeles.

Contact Info
David Zinner
info@jewish-funerals.org
410-733-3700
OnlineZoom, IL, 60606 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Web Page Register Online


Monday, May 10, 2021 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, between 4/19/2021 - 5/24/2021)

Women of Valor with Dr. Swire

Joliet Jewish Congregation presents: Women of Valor with Dr. Swire

Location:
Online
Homewood, IL 60430


Contact:
Amy Bloomberg
amybloomberg@juf.org
708-249-6086

   Add to Calendar 4/19/2021 6:30:00 PM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=MO,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20210524T193000 Women of Valor with Dr. Swire Joliet Jewish Congregation presents: Women of Valor with Dr. Swire

Contact Info
Amy Bloomberg
amybloomberg@juf.org
708-249-6086
OnlineHomewood, IL, 60430 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667


Monday, May 10, 2021 7:00 PM - 11:00 AM

(Recurring Monthly on the Second Monday of every month between 4/12/2021 - 12/31/2025)

Shir Tikvah Board Meeting

Shir Tikvah Board Meeting

Location:
Online
Homewood, IL 60430


Contact:
Amy Bloomberg
amybloomberg@juf.org
708-249-6086

   Add to Calendar 4/12/2021 7:00:00 PM FREQ=MONTHLY;BYDAY=;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20251231T110000 Shir Tikvah Board Meeting Shir Tikvah Board Meeting

Contact Info
Amy Bloomberg
amybloomberg@juf.org
708-249-6086
OnlineHomewood, IL, 60430 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667


Wednesday, May 12, 2021 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, between 2/24/2021 - 5/26/2021)

Time to Talk During Covid Times

A comfortable and safe place for adults who feel alone or isolated to meet and talk with others experiencing similar feelings.

We will facilitate mutual support through encouragement, hopefulness, and companionship.

For more Information, to register and to receive a Zoom link, email Laurie Garber-Amram. This series is free and open to the public.


Location:
Online
Zoom, IL 60606


Contact:
Laurie Garber-Amram
LaurieGarber-Amram@JCFS.org
847-745-5454

   Add to Calendar 2/24/2021 3:00:00 PM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=WE,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20210526T160000 Time to Talk During Covid Times A comfortable and safe place for adults who feel alone or isolated to meet and talk with others experiencing similar feelings.

We will facilitate mutual support through encouragement, hopefulness, and companionship.

For more Information, to register and to receive a Zoom link, email Laurie Garber-Amram. This series is free and open to the public.

Contact Info
Laurie Garber-Amram
LaurieGarber-Amram@JCFS.org
847-745-5454
OnlineZoom, IL, 60606 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667


Wednesday, May 12, 2021 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Decoding Genetics Tests for Parents-to-Be

Preparing for parenthood involves many types of genetic tests. Whether you plan to start a family or are already expecting, join the Norton & Elaine Sarnoff Center for Jewish Genetics for a conversation with genetic counselors to decode the world of preconception and prenatal genetic tests.

Location:
Virtual
Virtual, IL 60606


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

   Add to Calendar 5/12/2021 7:00:00 PM 5/12/2021 8:00:00 PM Decoding Genetics Tests for Parents-to-Be Preparing for parenthood involves many types of genetic tests. Whether you plan to start a family or are already expecting, join the Norton & Elaine Sarnoff Center for Jewish Genetics for a conversation with genetic counselors to decode the world of preconception and prenatal genetic tests.

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


Wednesday, May 12, 2021 8:30 PM - 8:30 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, between 5/13/2020 - 5/12/2021)

Weekly Global Class

Join Rabbi Simon Jacobson at 8:30 pm every Wednesday as he examines life and offers a comprehensive blueprint of the human psyche. Discover how to live a truly happy and meaningful life by using your divine gifts and wisdom to reach your highest potential.

Join our live-stream right here on MLC-TV or stream on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Youtube, and several other carriers. View complete list of podcast platforms.


Location:
Online
Brooklyn, NY 11213


Contact:
Rachel Yemini
rachel@meaningfullife.com
718-774-6448

   Add to Calendar 5/13/2020 8:30:00 PM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=WE,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20210512T203000 Weekly Global Class Join Rabbi Simon Jacobson at 8:30 pm every Wednesday as he examines life and offers a comprehensive blueprint of the human psyche. Discover how to live a truly happy and meaningful life by using your divine gifts and wisdom to reach your highest potential.

Join our live-stream right here on MLC-TV or stream on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Youtube, and several other carriers. View complete list of podcast platforms.

Contact Info
Rachel Yemini
rachel@meaningfullife.com
718-774-6448
OnlineBrooklyn, NY, 11213 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Web Page


Thursday, May 13, 2021 12:00 PM - 11:00 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Thursday, between 4/1/2021 - 12/31/2025)

Joliet Jewish Congregation - Lunch and Learn

Join Joliet Jewish Congregation for a weekly study at lunchtime.

Location:
Online
Homewood, IL 60430


Contact:
Amy Bloomberg
amybloomberg@juf.org
708-249-6086

   Add to Calendar 4/1/2021 12:00:00 PM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=TH,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20251231T110000 Joliet Jewish Congregation - Lunch and Learn Join Joliet Jewish Congregation for a weekly study at lunchtime.

Contact Info
Amy Bloomberg
amybloomberg@juf.org
708-249-6086
OnlineHomewood, IL, 60430 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667


Friday, May 14, 2021 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Friday, between 3/5/2021 - 5/28/2021)

Friday morning Shabbat singing with Cantor Cotler

Singing and movement to prepare for Shabbat, with Cantor Cotler. Lots of fun for kids and extended family, zooming in from anywhere! No registration needed, just email Kathy for Zoom link.

Location:
Zoom or Beth Emet Synagogue, 1224 Dempster, Evanston
Evanston, IL 60202


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

   Add to Calendar 3/5/2021 10:00:00 AM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=FR,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20210528T103000 Friday morning Shabbat singing with Cantor Cotler Singing and movement to prepare for Shabbat, with Cantor Cotler. Lots of fun for kids and extended family, zooming in from anywhere! No registration needed, just email Kathy for Zoom link.

Contact Info
Kathy Kaberon
kkaberon@bethemet.org
847-869-4230
Zoom or Beth Emet Synagogue, 1224 Dempster, EvanstonEvanston, IL, 60202 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667


Friday, May 14, 2021 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

CJC Shabbat

Join the South Suburban Cooperative Jewish Council for Shabbat.

Location:
Online
Homewood, IL 60430


Contact:
Amy Bloomberg
amybloomberg@juf.org
708-249-6086

   Add to Calendar 5/14/2021 7:30:00 PM 5/14/2021 9:30:00 PM CJC Shabbat Join the South Suburban Cooperative Jewish Council for Shabbat.

Contact Info
Amy Bloomberg
amybloomberg@juf.org
708-249-6086
OnlineHomewood, IL, 60430 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667


Saturday, May 15, 2021 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

(Recurring Monthly on the Third Saturday of every month between 3/20/2021 - 6/19/2021)

Tot Shabbat at Beth Emet Synagogue

Start your Shabbat morning with songs and stories, led by our clergy. No registration needed; just email Kathy to receive the zoom link.

Location:
Zoom or Beth Emet Synagogue, 1224 Dempster, Evanston
Evanston, IL 60202


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

   Add to Calendar 3/20/2021 9:00:00 AM FREQ=MONTHLY;BYDAY=;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20210619T103000 Tot Shabbat at Beth Emet Synagogue Start your Shabbat morning with songs and stories, led by our clergy. No registration needed; just email Kathy to receive the zoom link.

Contact Info
Kathy Kaberon
kkaberon@bethemet.org
847-869-4230
Zoom or Beth Emet Synagogue, 1224 Dempster, EvanstonEvanston, IL, 60202 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667


Saturday, May 15, 2021 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

(Recurring Monthly on the Third Saturday of every month between 4/17/2021 - 6/19/2021)

Tot Shabbat at Beth Emet Synagogue

Welcome Shabbat in-person at the Beth Emet parking lot (weather permitting) with singing, story and fun. led by our clergy. Whether you have already joined Beth Emet or are searching for your synagogue, come meet other young families to play, pray and socialize.

Location:
Beth Emet Synagogue, 1224 Dempster, Evanston.
Evanston, IL 60202


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

   Add to Calendar 4/17/2021 9:00:00 AM FREQ=MONTHLY;BYDAY=;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20210619T93000 Tot Shabbat at Beth Emet Synagogue Welcome Shabbat in-person at the Beth Emet parking lot (weather permitting) with singing, story and fun. led by our clergy. Whether you have already joined Beth Emet or are searching for your synagogue, come meet other young families to play, pray and socialize.

Contact Info
Kathy Kaberon
kkaberon@bethemet.org
847-869-4230
Beth Emet Synagogue, 1224 Dempster, Evanston. Evanston, IL, 60202 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Sunday, May 16, 2021 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Mini-Grant Ranana Dine Shir Tikvah

Mini-Grant hosted by Shir Tikvah. Ranana Dine will be speaking on the book of Ruth

Location:
Online
Homewood, IL 60430


Contact:
Amy Bloomberg
amybloomberg@juf.org
708-249-6086

   Add to Calendar 5/16/2021 10:00:00 AM 5/16/2021 11:00:00 AM Mini-Grant Ranana Dine Shir Tikvah Mini-Grant hosted by Shir Tikvah. Ranana Dine will be speaking on the book of Ruth

Contact Info
Amy Bloomberg
amybloomberg@juf.org
708-249-6086
OnlineHomewood, IL, 60430 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667


Sunday, May 16, 2021 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Teen 2 Teen Mental Health Mentoring

Young people facing a mental health crisis often go to friends first. Sometimes they only go to friends. Young people want to help, but it can be scary. This three part workshop helps young people help support their friends experiencing mental health challenges or crises. Participants examine the role stigma plays in their daily lives, better understand common mental health challenges, and practice responding to different situations that they might encounter.


Contact:
Shira Brandhandler
shira@templejeremiah.org

   Add to Calendar 5/16/2021 1:30:00 PM 5/16/2021 2:30:00 PM Teen 2 Teen Mental Health Mentoring Young people facing a mental health crisis often go to friends first. Sometimes they only go to friends. Young people want to help, but it can be scary. This three part workshop helps young people help support their friends experiencing mental health challenges or crises. Participants examine the role stigma plays in their daily lives, better understand common mental health challenges, and practice responding to different situations that they might encounter.

Contact Info
Shira Brandhandler
shira@templejeremiah.org
America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Monday, May 17, 2021 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, between 4/19/2021 - 5/24/2021)

Women of Valor with Dr. Swire

Joliet Jewish Congregation presents: Women of Valor with Dr. Swire

Location:
Online
Homewood, IL 60430


Contact:
Amy Bloomberg
amybloomberg@juf.org
708-249-6086

   Add to Calendar 4/19/2021 6:30:00 PM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=MO,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20210524T193000 Women of Valor with Dr. Swire Joliet Jewish Congregation presents: Women of Valor with Dr. Swire

Contact Info
Amy Bloomberg
amybloomberg@juf.org
708-249-6086
OnlineHomewood, IL, 60430 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667


Monday, May 17, 2021 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

What Am I Missing? - A Discussion

You are invited to share in six conversations, a special course focused on some of our questions about being human. These sessions will invite a shared critical reading the book “What Am I Missing?” with the book's author, Rabbi Joseph Edelheit (via zoom). All sessions are on Mondays from 7:00 - 8:30 pm Central time: March 22 - Six Biblical Characters and their Missing Pieces (Chapters 1 and 2) April 19 - Abraham: and Rachel: Prophetic Empathy and Religious Pluralism (Chapters 3 and 4) May 17 - Miriam and Moses; The Imperfect and Good Enough Leaders (Chapters 5 and 6) June 21 - David and Esther: Power and Fear (Chapters 7 and 8) July 19 - Words We Still Need When We Are Missing Something (Chapter 9) August 23 - Questions About Being Human, Conversations We Still Need to Have. Participants may join one, some, or all discussions. To receive the Zoom link, please register at https://tinyurl.com/WhatAmIMissingRSVP

Location:
Emanuel Congregation
Online
Chicago, IL 60660


Contact:
SaraBeth Salzman
sarabeth@emanuelcong.org
773-561-5173

   Add to Calendar 5/17/2021 7:00:00 PM 5/17/2021 8:00:00 PM What Am I Missing? - A Discussion You are invited to share in six conversations, a special course focused on some of our questions about being human. These sessions will invite a shared critical reading the book “What Am I Missing?” with the book's author, Rabbi Joseph Edelheit (via zoom). All sessions are on Mondays from 7:00 - 8:30 pm Central time: March 22 - Six Biblical Characters and their Missing Pieces (Chapters 1 and 2) April 19 - Abraham: and Rachel: Prophetic Empathy and Religious Pluralism (Chapters 3 and 4) May 17 - Miriam and Moses; The Imperfect and Good Enough Leaders (Chapters 5 and 6) June 21 - David and Esther: Power and Fear (Chapters 7 and 8) July 19 - Words We Still Need When We Are Missing Something (Chapter 9) August 23 - Questions About Being Human, Conversations We Still Need to Have. Participants may join one, some, or all discussions. To receive the Zoom link, please register at https://tinyurl.com/WhatAmIMissingRSVP

Contact Info
SaraBeth Salzman
sarabeth@emanuelcong.org
773-561-5173
Emanuel Congregation, Online, Chicago, IL, 60660 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Web Page


Wednesday, May 19, 2021 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, between 2/24/2021 - 5/26/2021)

Time to Talk During Covid Times

A comfortable and safe place for adults who feel alone or isolated to meet and talk with others experiencing similar feelings.

We will facilitate mutual support through encouragement, hopefulness, and companionship.

For more Information, to register and to receive a Zoom link, email Laurie Garber-Amram. This series is free and open to the public.


Location:
Online
Zoom, IL 60606


Contact:
Laurie Garber-Amram
LaurieGarber-Amram@JCFS.org
847-745-5454

   Add to Calendar 2/24/2021 3:00:00 PM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=WE,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20210526T160000 Time to Talk During Covid Times A comfortable and safe place for adults who feel alone or isolated to meet and talk with others experiencing similar feelings.

We will facilitate mutual support through encouragement, hopefulness, and companionship.

For more Information, to register and to receive a Zoom link, email Laurie Garber-Amram. This series is free and open to the public.

Contact Info
Laurie Garber-Amram
LaurieGarber-Amram@JCFS.org
847-745-5454
OnlineZoom, IL, 60606 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667


Thursday, May 20, 2021 12:00 PM - 11:00 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Thursday, between 4/1/2021 - 12/31/2025)

Joliet Jewish Congregation - Lunch and Learn

Join Joliet Jewish Congregation for a weekly study at lunchtime.

Location:
Online
Homewood, IL 60430


Contact:
Amy Bloomberg
amybloomberg@juf.org
708-249-6086

   Add to Calendar 4/1/2021 12:00:00 PM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=TH,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20251231T110000 Joliet Jewish Congregation - Lunch and Learn Join Joliet Jewish Congregation for a weekly study at lunchtime.

Contact Info
Amy Bloomberg
amybloomberg@juf.org
708-249-6086
OnlineHomewood, IL, 60430 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667


Thursday, May 20, 2021 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Virtual Sibshops

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

Virtual Sibshops are offered from 4:30pm to 5:30pm on Thursdays. For dates and registration information, contact Tammy Besser.

JCFS utilizes the Sibshop model developed by Don Meyer of Sibling Support Project. For more detailed information about Sibshops, visit the national Sibshop website at siblingsupport.org.

Registration is per Sibshop. Virtual Sibshops are free but registration is required to attend.
Children can attend one, two, three, or all of the Sibshop series.


Location:
Online
Zoom, IL 60606


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

   Add to Calendar 5/20/2021 4:30:00 PM 5/20/2021 5:30:00 PM Virtual Sibshops Virtual Sibshops offer brothers and sisters of children with a variety of special needs a place to meet other siblings in a relaxed, supportive, and recreational setting. They discuss their common joys and concerns, learn to handle sibling-specific “sticky situations” and have fun! For kids ages 6-12 years old. Teens are also welcome. Contact us for more information.

Virtual Sibshops are offered from 4:30pm to 5:30pm on Thursdays. For dates and registration information, contact Tammy Besser.

JCFS utilizes the Sibshop model developed by Don Meyer of Sibling Support Project. For more detailed information about Sibshops, visit the national Sibshop website at siblingsupport.org.

Registration is per Sibshop. Virtual Sibshops are free but registration is required to attend.
Children can attend one, two, three, or all of the Sibshop series.

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


Thursday, May 20, 2021 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

(Recurring Monthly on the Third Thursday of every month between 4/15/2021 - 12/25/2025)

TAS Exec Board Meeting

TAS Exec Board Meeting

Location:
Online
Homewood, IL 60430


Contact:
Amy Bloomberg
amybloomberg@juf.org
708-249-6086

   Add to Calendar 4/15/2021 6:00:00 PM FREQ=MONTHLY;BYDAY=;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20251225T190000 TAS Exec Board Meeting TAS Exec Board Meeting

Contact Info
Amy Bloomberg
amybloomberg@juf.org
708-249-6086
OnlineHomewood, IL, 60430 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667


Friday, May 21, 2021 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Friday, between 3/5/2021 - 5/28/2021)

Friday morning Shabbat singing with Cantor Cotler

Singing and movement to prepare for Shabbat, with Cantor Cotler. Lots of fun for kids and extended family, zooming in from anywhere! No registration needed, just email Kathy for Zoom link.

Location:
Zoom or Beth Emet Synagogue, 1224 Dempster, Evanston
Evanston, IL 60202


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

   Add to Calendar 3/5/2021 10:00:00 AM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=FR,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20210528T103000 Friday morning Shabbat singing with Cantor Cotler Singing and movement to prepare for Shabbat, with Cantor Cotler. Lots of fun for kids and extended family, zooming in from anywhere! No registration needed, just email Kathy for Zoom link.

Contact Info
Kathy Kaberon
kkaberon@bethemet.org
847-869-4230
Zoom or Beth Emet Synagogue, 1224 Dempster, EvanstonEvanston, IL, 60202 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667


Sunday, May 23, 2021 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Teen 2 Teen Mental Health Mentoring

Young people facing a mental health crisis often go to friends first. Sometimes they only go to friends. Young people want to help, but it can be scary. This three part workshop helps young people help support their friends experiencing mental health challenges or crises. Participants examine the role stigma plays in their daily lives, better understand common mental health challenges, and practice responding to different situations that they might encounter.

Location:

, IL


Contact:
Shira Brandhandler
shira@templejeremiah.org

   Add to Calendar 5/23/2021 1:30:00 PM 5/23/2021 2:30:00 PM Teen 2 Teen Mental Health Mentoring Young people facing a mental health crisis often go to friends first. Sometimes they only go to friends. Young people want to help, but it can be scary. This three part workshop helps young people help support their friends experiencing mental health challenges or crises. Participants examine the role stigma plays in their daily lives, better understand common mental health challenges, and practice responding to different situations that they might encounter.

Contact Info
Shira Brandhandler
shira@templejeremiah.org
America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Sunday, May 23, 2021 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois free live webinar

Eli Rabinowitz, a board member of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies who lives in Australia and is from South Africa, will speak on “Journeys from Shtetl to Shtetl” for the Sunday, May 23, 2021, virtual meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois. This live streaming genealogy talk will begin at 7:30 p.m. Central Time. For more details, go to https://jgsi.org/Events-calendar or call 312-666-0100. In his presentation, Rabinowitz will explain how to trace our past and plot our future, using 88 KehilaLinks, over 760 WordPress blog entries, Facebook posts, and other social media. He will also discuss Jewish heritage travels in the actual and virtual worlds.

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


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

   Add to Calendar 5/23/2021 7:30:00 PM 5/23/2021 9:00:00 PM Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois free live webinar Eli Rabinowitz, a board member of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies who lives in Australia and is from South Africa, will speak on “Journeys from Shtetl to Shtetl” for the Sunday, May 23, 2021, virtual meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois. This live streaming genealogy talk will begin at 7:30 p.m. Central Time. For more details, go to https://jgsi.org/Events-calendar or call 312-666-0100. In his presentation, Rabinowitz will explain how to trace our past and plot our future, using 88 KehilaLinks, over 760 WordPress blog entries, Facebook posts, and other social media. He will also discuss Jewish heritage travels in the actual and virtual worlds.

Contact Info
Martin Fischer
events@jgsi.org
312-666-0100
From the convenience of your home computerSkokie, IL, IL, 60076 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667