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June 2018

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 9:30 AM - 11:45 AM

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

JCC Chicago Community Wednesdays

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

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


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


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Wednesday, June 20, 2018 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

SHALVA Annual Luncheon

Keynote speaker Cara Brookins, author of "Rise."

Location:
320 S. Plymouth Ct.
Chicago IL, 60604


Contact:
Alison Bloom
abloom@shalvaonline.org
773-583-4673


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Wednesday, June 20, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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

Parkinson’s on the Move in Deerfield

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

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


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


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Wednesday, June 20, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

(Recurring Monthly on the Third Wednesday of every month between 1/17/2018 - 1/16/2019)

Parkinson’s Support Group for Caregivers

Meets the third Wednesday of every month from noon to 1 p.m. Individuals who are involved in the care of someone with Parkinson’s can meet others who face similar challenges, gain emotional support, and discover ways to relieve caregiver stress. Free and open to the public.

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


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


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Wednesday, June 20, 2018 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM

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

JCC Chicago Open Game Room

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

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


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


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Wednesday, June 20, 2018 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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

Living Life Through Loss: A Bereavement Support Group

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

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


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


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Wednesday, June 20, 2018 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

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

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

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

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


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


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Wednesday, June 20, 2018 3:44 PM - 3:44 PM

(Recurring Monthly on the Third Wednesday of every month between 1/17/2018 - 1/16/2019)

Caring Conversations: Support Group for Family Caregivers of Holocaust Survivors

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

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


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


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Wednesday, June 20, 2018 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Art Connect: West Rogers Park

The expressive arts provide opportunities for self-expression, social connection, and exploration of emotional experience. This group is co-ed and designed for children between 9 - 12 years-old who are entering 4th-6th grade. This group will be offered over the summer for 10 weeks on Wednesdays and will provide children with the opportunity to participate in a group experience with emphasis on developing skills for emotional regulation, improving communication, and deepening self-awareness. Children are encouraged to use drama, art, and creative writing to express themselves and connect with one another in a small group setting.

PLEASE NOTE: This group meets weekly, starting Wednesday, June 20 - August 22 for 10 sessions.

$350/series - inquire about accepted insurance plans for more informaiton

For Access to Help: 855.275.5237 | ask@jcfs.org


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


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


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Wednesday, June 20, 2018 5:30 PM - Monday, August 20, 2018 6:30 PM

YLD Mensches in Motion

Are you interested in volunteering with your peers around Chicago on a regular basis?

If so, we are now accepting applications for YLD’s ongoing volunteer program, Mensches in Motion. This four-session program will give you the opportunity to volunteer at a variety of JUF supported agencies and meet other young adults in the Chicago community! The volunteer schedule is:

•Wednesday, June 20 at 6:00pm: Jewish Child and Family Services at JUF
•Sunday, July 8 at 12:00pm: New Life for Old Bags
•Wednesday, August 1 at 6:00pm: Cradles to Crayons
•Monday, August 20 at 6:30pm: The ARK

Limited space is available. The cost to participate is $36 which covers all program costs and will be collected upon acceptance. This is not tax deductible and is not a donation.


Location:
Various Locations
Chicago IL, 60606


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


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Wednesday, June 20, 2018 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

YLD's 30s Comedy Night

Join YLD's 30's group for a night out at The Second City! Share a night of laughter with other 30-somethings. We will be gathering at a nearby bar/restaurant before the show for dinner and drinks.

Cost is $29 which includes your ticket to Second City's Main Stage show.

Show deion: Dream Freaks Fall from Space holds a funhouse mirror up to the already bizarre times in which we’re living. The powerhouse cast delivers a show that’s surreal, musical, maniacal, and utterly entertaining all at the same time. You’ll fall for this other-worldly adventure that’s unlike any other show on the planet!

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


Location:
The Second City
1616 N. Wells St.
Chicago IL, 60614


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


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Thursday, June 21, 2018 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Thursday, between 6/14/2018 - 7/19/2018)

Take Charge of Your Health: 6-Week Series

Learn how to manage numerous issues, such fatigue, the stress of pain, emotional problems, exercises for strength and endurance, healthy eating, medication, and effective communication with your healthcare providers. Classes will be held on Thursdays, June 14 to July 19 from 9:30 a.m. to noon. $55 member; $65 non-member. Fee includes class materials. Register by June 14 (Class ID: 7129).

Location:
North Shore Senior Center
161 Northfield Road
Northfield IL, 60093


Contact:
North Shore Senior Center
info@nssc.org
847-784-6000


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Thursday, June 21, 2018 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

Parkinson’s on the Move Seated Tai Chi in Skokie

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

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


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


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Thursday, June 21, 2018 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Aging in Place

CJE SeniorLife Resource Specialist and SHIP Counselor Kathy Gaeding will share information about how to successfully age in place. Many older adults want to continue to live in their homes, but may need some support in order to do so. This program will cover helpful resources for achieving your aging-in-place goals. Free and open to the public; registration is requested.

Location:
Lincolnwood Public Library
4000 W Pratt Avenue
Lincolnwood IL, 60712


Contact:
Anton Lisavkin
Anton.Lisavkin@cje.net
773-508-1064


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Thursday, June 21, 2018 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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

Parkinson’s on the Move in Skokie

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

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


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


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Thursday, June 21, 2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

What's Jewish About BRCA?

Learn from a panel of experts about hereditary cancers in the Jewish community and gain valuable information to protect your health and the health of your family. Presented by the Norton & Elaine Sarnoff Center for Jewish Genetics.

Location:
9599 Skokie Blvd
Skokie IL, 60077


Contact:
Sarah Goldberg
sarahgoldberg@juf.org
312-357-4994


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Thursday, June 21, 2018 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

"Yiddish in the Now: Next Generation Yiddishists"

Youth Panel Discussion

Location:
Evanston Public Library
1703 Orrington Ave
Evanston IL, 60201


Contact:
Jill Morowitz
jill@morowitz.com
312-405-2174


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Friday, June 22, 2018 9:30 AM - Friday, July 27, 2018 11:00 AM

Gam Ani B'Gan Gani (Me Too at Gan Gani) גמ אני בגן גני

Enjoy a Hebrew immersion learning play experience! This class for tots ages 6 - 24 months and their favorite adult includes music, arts & crafts, sensory movement and free play - ALL IN HEBREW. No prior knowledge of Hebrew is required to enjoy the class.

Location:
Moadon and Gan Gani
2464 N Clybourn Ave,
Chicago IL, 60614


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


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Friday, June 22, 2018 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Strollers, Stories & Celebrations

Welcome Shabbat and the start of summer with your little ones. Songs, stories, movement and activities.

Free and open to the community. Park in the north lot.


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


Contact:
Susan Ellenby
Susane@nsci.org
847-835-0724


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Friday, June 22, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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

Parkinson’s on the Move in Deerfield

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

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


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


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Friday, June 22, 2018 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Friday, between 6/8/2018 - 7/13/2018)

Kabbalat Shabbat

Join us every Friday evening to refresh your soul and rejuvenate from the week with our weekly Kabbalat Shabbat service led by Rabbi Helbraun and Cantor Rudnick. Come early for the oneg at 5:30 p.m!

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


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


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Friday, June 22, 2018 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Shabbat at the Park

Join us for family fun night with game and activities for kids of all ages! The shelter will keep us dry if the weather is not perfect. There will not be a service at TBI on that Friday night. Don’t miss this unique worship and Shabbat dinner experience. This is a great way to learn about the TBI community. Bring along a friend or neighbor, they will thank you for it as the sun sets at the park!

Location:
Lovelace Park
Gross Point Rd & Thayer St
Evanston IL, 60201


Contact:
Becky Reuhs
breuhs@gmail.com
773-655-5146


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Friday, June 22, 2018 6:15 PM - 8:00 PM

Outdoor Shabbat Worship Under the Stars

Please Join Congregation Beth Am of Buffalo Grove and JCYS Northwest Family Center for a Community Shabbat.

Outdoor Shabbat Worship Under the Stars

- Bring your picnic dinner (Kosher style) to enjoy with your family before our outdoor service.

- bring your own lawn chairs or blankets.

- In case of inclement weather, Worship will be held at the synagogue (1370 Abbott Court). We will make the weather decision by 2 pm.

Open to all congregants! Prospective members welcome!!

Please RSVP to the synagogue before June 20 (847) 383-5017 so we know who to contact in case of a weather decision.


Location:
1700 Weiland Road
Buffalo Grove IL, 60089


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


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Friday, June 22, 2018 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Shabbat Dinner with Abby Stein

Join YLD Pride and Anshe Emet Synagogue’s Young Adult Division on Friday night, June 22, for a conversation with transgender activist, Abby Stein, at Anshe Emet Synagogue.

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


Contact:
Tori Weinstein
toriweinstein@juf.org
312-347-4543


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Saturday, June 23, 2018 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

BTC Jr. Shabbat Service - Pack a Picnic

BTC Jr. SHABBAT & PACK A PICNIC EVENT Mark Your Calendar!!! Saturday, June 23rd 2018 Location for BTC Jr. Shabbat is…………….. SPRING VALLEY NATURE CENTER/BISON’S BLUFF NATURE PLAYGROUND **Children’s Shabbat Service with Rabbi Tachman, will be held at the Nature Library at Spring Valley Nature Center from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Be sure to pack lunch for your family, because afterwards, right outside the center, tables will be available to enjoy your picnic lunch. When done with lunch walk on over to Bison’s Bluff Nature Playground (about 5-10 min walk) to play!!!

This event will be held rain or shine! Looking forward to seeing old friends; some new ones as well!


Location:
Spring Valley Nature Center
1111 E. Schaumburg Road
Schaumburg IL, 60194


Contact:
Lucy Howell
Office@beth-tikvah.org
847-885-4545


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Saturday, June 23, 2018 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Saturday, between 5/19/2018 - 12/29/2018)

Shalom Shabbat

Join us for this well loved interactive Shabbat service for families with children four years old and younger, with High School Leaders and Max Handelman every Shabbat morning, 10-10:45am, in the Rose Crown Room. Sing, dance, and hear stories as you celebrate Shabbat with your children.

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


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


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Saturday, June 23, 2018 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Shabbat Yoga

Experience Shabbat Yoga, a gentle, relaxing yoga session inspired by Shabbat as a rest day, open to all levels, Saturday, June 23, 2018 from 11:00 am-12:00 pm at Congregation Beth Shalom, 3433 Walters Ave, Northbrook, 847-498-4100. Open to the community at no charge - bring your own mat and dress appropriately for yoga.

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


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


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Sunday, June 24, 2018 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Step It Up 5k for Melanoma Research

Hadassah Chicago-North Shore’s annual fun-filled 5k or 1k family walk/run to benefit Melanoma Research at Hadassah Medical Organization. This year's event includes festive music, scavenger hunt, face-painting, JCC Chicago warm-up exercises and cool-down massages, and more!! Free all-day parking for the Chicago Botanic Garden (a $25 value).

7:30AM – Registration
8:30AM – 5K Run/Walk
7:30-11:00AM – Activities

5K Entry Fees:
$36 Adult Registration
$18 Young Adult (13-17) Registration
Children 12 & Under Free

Raffle prizes include
One Year Membership to JCC Chicago Marvin Lustbader Fitness Center
JCC Chicago Marvin Lustbader Fitness Center (3) Personal Training Sessions
Chicago Botanic Garden “Day at the Garden” includes free parking, 4 tram tickets, and 4 model railroad tickets

For more info or register online at www.hadassah.org/


Location:
Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe IL, 60022


Contact:
Hadassah Chicago-North Shore
cns@hadassah.org
847-205-1900


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Sunday, June 24, 2018 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

5th Annual Pre-Pride Parade Bagel Brunch

Join YLD Pride for our 5th Annual Pre-Pride Parade drop-in bagel brunch with beverages! The event address is on the route of the parade and people will be able to enjoy their bagel, schmear and drinks before heading over to Halsted St. to watch the parade together. This event will be hosted at a YLD community member’s home in Lakeview and address will be given upon registration prior to the event.

Bagels, schmear and OJ will be provided, please BYOB.

For more information contact Tori Weinstein at ToriWeinstein@juf.org or (312) 357-4543.


Location:
Lakeview
Chicago IL, 60657


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


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Sunday, June 24, 2018 9:45 AM - Sunday, August 19, 2018 10:45 AM

Gym HaKatan [The Little Gym] | Class 1 | N. Suburbs

In partnership with The Little Gym, join for fun and ongoing skill development through movement, music, learning and laughter! Children will progress at their own pace, while building confidence and making new friends. This class is the perfect addition to your Sunday! Classes run for 8 sessions and are open to ages 10-24 months.

**Class will not meet 7/22/18**


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


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


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Sunday, June 24, 2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Bagels in the Park | River North

jBaby Chicago invites you to come schmooze, eat and play in the park! Fun for the entire family!

jBaby Chicago helps expectant parents and families with children 0 – 24 months make connections, build community, and explore Jewish life through playgroups, classes and events.

If raining, the event will be canceled.

**There is no cost for this event**


Location:
Montgomery Ward Park
630 N. Kingsbury Street
Chicago IL, 60654


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


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Sunday, June 24, 2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Bagels in the Park | Wilmette

jBaby Chicago invites you to come schmooze, eat and play in the park! Fun for the entire family!

jBaby Chicago helps expectant parents and families with children 0 – 24 months make connections, build community, and explore Jewish life through playgroups, classes and events.

If raining, the event will be canceled.

**There is no cost for this event**


Location:
Vattman Park
898 15th St
Wilmette IL, 60091


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


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Sunday, June 24, 2018 10:30 AM - Sunday, July 29, 2018 11:45 AM

Mind, Body, Baby | N. Suburbs

Prioritize your own well-being, connect with your baby in new ways, and meet other parents in your community with this six-week health and wellness series presented by JCC Chicago. Experience the brand-new, state-of-the-art Marvin Lustbader Fitness Center as you and your baby enjoy a different fitness or wellness activity together each week. Classes will include parent/baby yoga, a stroller workout, parent/baby swim and more, all led by experienced fitness instructors and wellness practitioners. Each session begins with 15 minutes of open play time and a light snack in the Stay & Play space. For parents and non-walkers; FREE babysitting available for siblings.

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


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


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Sunday, June 24, 2018 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

2nd Annual WNSCI Mah Jongg & Canasta Game Day

Join us for a day of fun and prizes! Refreshments, raffles, prizes, and more! Mah Jongg Tournament with special hands prizes. All games/all levels are welcome! Sign up as a foursome; or, if you need playing partners, we’ll match you up.
Join the Mah Jongg Tournament or just play for fun.
ENTRY FEE: $45 per player, $50 at door. All players MUST pre-register. Each foursome, please bring your Mah Jongg set, 2018 NMJL card, and side tables (optional). Canasta players, please bring your own cards.


Location:
North Shore Congregation Israel
1185 N. Sheridan Rd.
Glencoe IL, 60022


Contact:
Beth Tross
iagal@comcast.net
847-309-6721


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Sunday, June 24, 2018 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Chicago Pride Parade

YLD Pride is marching in the parade this year alongside Anti-Defamation League, BBYO and The Consulate General of Israel to the Midwest
Anyone is welcome; allies are encouraged to attend.


Location:
Lakeview
Chicago IL, 60606


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


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Sunday, June 24, 2018 11:00 AM - Sunday, August 19, 2018 12:00 PM

Gym HaKatan [The Little Gym] | Class 2 | N. Suburbs

In partnership with The Little Gym, join for fun and ongoing skill development through movement, music, learning and laughter! Children will progress at their own pace, while building confidence and making new friends. This class is the perfect addition to your Sunday! Classes run for 8 sessions and are open to ages 10-24 months.

**Class will not meet 7/22/18**


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


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


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Sunday, June 24, 2018 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Sunday, between 5/6/2018 - 6/24/2018)

Keshet Buddy Baseball

Step up to the plate and join us for the Jerome and Freda Joseph Family Buddy Baseball league for individuals with disabilities. Everyone bats, everyone runs the bases and everyone has a great time. Each baseball player is teamed up with a volunteer peer buddy for support.

Open to children starting at age 5, teens and adults. Registration is required. Please contact Marni Sommerfield prior to registering your baseball player. $25 for the spring league.

Become a volunteer peer buddy! If you are interested, please register online.

*No game May 20 and May 27*


Location:
Twin Creeks Park
401 Aptakisic Road
Buffalo Grove IL, 60089


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


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Monday, June 25, 2018 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, between 6/4/2018 - 7/23/2018)

Healthy Steps in Motion: 8-Week Series

Get moving with friends! Healthy Steps in Motion is a free group exercise program (ideal for any fitness level) taught in eight 1-hour sessions designed to reduce the risk of falling by building strength, flexibility and balance. Each session includes a brief educational component, warm-up, balance and strength exercises, and cool down/stretching. Classes will be held on Mondays, June 4 through July 23 from 10 to 11 a.m. This program is free and open to the public; registration required.

Location:
Niles Government Center
5255 Main Street
Skokie IL, 60077


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


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Monday, June 25, 2018 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Open Game Room

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

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


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


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Monday, June 25, 2018 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

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

Coffee and Conversation: A Support Group for Holocaust Survivors

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

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


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


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Monday, June 25, 2018 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Kid Connect: Skokie

Kid Connect, a social skills group for boys and girls ages 5-8 years old, focuses on strengthening your child’s relationships through activities that enhance the skills needed to make and keep friends. Topics covered in group include: managing bullying, accepting criticism, cooperating with others, improving self-esteem, communicating needs, understanding others’ perspectives, expressing emotions, and making friends.

Parent collaboration is emphasized.

$240/series - inquire about accepted insurance plans for more information

For Access to Help: 855.275.5237 | ask@jcfs.org.


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


Contact:
Shira Glogower, LCSW, MS
ShiraGlogower@jcfs.org
847-745-5441


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Monday, June 25, 2018 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

Ballroom Dancing

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

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

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


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


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


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Monday, June 25, 2018 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Hand in Hand: A Grief Support Group for Those 55 or Younger with spouse or partner loss

For those who are grieving the death of their spouse or partner within the past two years. This group will focus on the issues facing younger spouses including taking on new roles, self-care, coping skills, parenting and getting support. We will provide dinner before the group. Register with Elizabeth Cohen before June 11th.

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


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


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Tuesday, June 26, 2018 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Career Moves: LinkedIn

In this seminar you will receive an overview of how the LinkedIn works, including recent updates to the site. This will include basics of site navigation, how to build and optimize your profile, and the more advanced uses including networking, researching companies, and applying for jobs.

Seminar Fees:
Career Moves Clients: $20 per seminar.
Non-Clients: $30 per seminar.

JVS Chicago accepts cash, checks and credit cards. Payment is required at the time of the seminars. Job hunting doesn't mean applying for jobs online and hoping for an interview. Our seminars provide proven job search strategies developed and tested over time. Our curriculum takes you through the seven key components every job seeker needs today.


Location:
JVS Chicago
5150 Golf Road
Skokie IL, 60077


Contact:
Chelsea Sammarco
ChelseaSammarco@jvschicago.org
847-745-5460


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Tuesday, June 26, 2018 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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

Parkinson’s on the Move in Skokie

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

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


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


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Tuesday, June 26, 2018 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Tuesday, between 6/19/2018 - 8/7/2018)

Move It or Lose It: 8-Week Series

With exercises adapted from an evidence-based falls-prevention program, this eight-week series will teach rhythmic routines to several different musical genres. Join CJE SeniorLife for classes held on Tuesdays, June 19 to August 7 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. $23 member/$38 non-member. Registration required. Class#: 524348A8.

Location:
Levy Center
300 Dodge Avenue
Evanston IL, 60202


Contact:
Levy Center
levycenter@cityofevanston.org
847-448-8250


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Tuesday, June 26, 2018 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Social Support for Girls

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

If so, consider including your child in our upcoming Girls Group for girls ages 9 -12.* This group encourages practice with new skills to support friendships and improve social skills. The emphasis of our Girls Group is on building healthy relationships, and navigating social contexts. Each week we use games, expressive arts and discussion to support the process of forming and maintaining friendships. Group facilitators will maintain contact with parents to encourage participants to practice skills throughout the week. Parent collaboration is encouraged.

*Groups are divided by age as appropriate.

PLEASE NOTE: This group meets weekly, starting Tuesday, May 29 – July 17 for 8 sessions.

$240/series - inquire about accepted insurance plans for more information


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


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


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Tuesday, June 26, 2018 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

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

Open Game Room

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

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


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


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Tuesday, June 26, 2018 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Private Movie Screening: Won't You Be My Neighbor?

Join JUF Young Families and the Community Foundation for Jewish Education for a private screening of Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville’s latest documentary takes an intimate look at America’s favorite neighbor: Mister Fred Rogers. A portrait of a man whom we all think we know, this documentary is an emotional and moving film that takes you beyond zip-up cardigans and the land of make-believe, and into the heart of a creative genius, who inspired generations of children with compassion and limitless imagination.

Doors open at 6:30 pm. Movie starts at 7:00 pm. Food and drink available for purchase.


Location:
1715 Maple Avenue
Evanston IL, 60201


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


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Tuesday, June 26, 2018 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

"Leah, Teddy, and the Mandolin: Capetown Embraces Yiddish Song"

documentary film

Location:
Wilmette Public Library
1242 Wilmette Ave
Wilmette IL, 60091


Contact:
Jill Morowitz
jill@morowitz.com
312-405-2174


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Tuesday, June 26, 2018 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Help and Healing Workshop: A BookGroup

A Book Discussion for those dealing with loss featuring: Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf

This story begins when Addie, the main character makes a request of Louis that leads to an adventure involving an unconventional cure to the loneliness of widowhood.

A spare, yet eloquent, bittersweet story of a man and a woman who, in advanced age, come together to wrestle with the events of their lives and their hopes for the imminent future.

The discussion will be richer if you can read the book ahead of time
*Limited copies of the book are available to borrow. Register by contacting Elizabeth Cohen.


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


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


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Wednesday, June 27, 2018 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Purpose, Passion and Financial Health in Retirement: Individual Sessions

This free workshop (part of the Purpose, Passion and Financial Health in Retirement program), supported by the Highland Park/Highwood Community Foundation, will help adults explore meaning and purpose in retirement. CJE SeniorLife staff will share information about State and Federal programs participants may be eligible for in order to increase economic stability and peace of mind as they get older. Meet one-on-one with an expert to learn more about health insurance (Medicare and Medicaid), government benefits and aging-in-place resources. Individual sessions will be held on May 14 and 23, June 11 and 27, and July 9 and 25. Registration required; call to schedule an appointment.

Location:
Highland Park Senior Center
54 Laurel Ave.
Highland Park IL, 60035


Contact:
Esther Craven
esther.craven@cje.net
773-508-1047


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Wednesday, June 27, 2018 9:30 AM - 11:45 AM

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

JCC Chicago Community Wednesdays

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

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


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


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Wednesday, June 27, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Operation Black Medallion

Operation Black Medallion: The Capture of Chicago's Most Infamous Terrorist

Please join ADL and the Chicago Loop Synagogue for a fascinating conversation with Dr. Jeremy W. Francis, Supervisory Special Agent-FBI Chicago, for a case study on the capture of David Headley, a Chicago-based international terrorist operative who conducted operational surveillance leading to the 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India. The Mumbai attacks resulted in the deaths of 166 innocent civilians, including six Americans. Thanks to the work of the FBI and a team of federal, state, international, and local partners, the perpetrators of this heinous attack were brought to justice.

Jeremy has been a Supervisory Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) since 2005. His experience grew in the Criminal Enterprise, Foreign Counterintelligence, and Counterterrorism programs.


Location:
16 S. Clark Street
Chicago IL, 60603


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


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Wednesday, June 27, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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

Parkinson’s on the Move in Deerfield

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

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


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


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Wednesday, June 27, 2018 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM

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

JCC Chicago Open Game Room

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

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


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


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Wednesday, June 27, 2018 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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

Living Life Through Loss: A Bereavement Support Group

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

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


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


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Wednesday, June 27, 2018 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

"The Tainted Legacy of Richard Wagner"

Anette Isaacs presents an illustrated lecture.

Location:
Northtown Public Library
6435 N California Ave
Chicago IL, 60645


Contact:
Jill Morowitz
jill@morowitz.com
312-405-2174


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Wednesday, June 27, 2018 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

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

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

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

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


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


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Wednesday, June 27, 2018 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Art Connect: West Rogers Park

The expressive arts provide opportunities for self-expression, social connection, and exploration of emotional experience. This group is co-ed and designed for children between 9 - 12 years-old who are entering 4th-6th grade. This group will be offered over the summer for 10 weeks on Wednesdays and will provide children with the opportunity to participate in a group experience with emphasis on developing skills for emotional regulation, improving communication, and deepening self-awareness. Children are encouraged to use drama, art, and creative writing to express themselves and connect with one another in a small group setting.

PLEASE NOTE: This group meets weekly, starting Wednesday, June 20 - August 22 for 10 sessions.

$350/series - inquire about accepted insurance plans for more informaiton

For Access to Help: 855.275.5237 | ask@jcfs.org.


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


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


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Thursday, June 28, 2018 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Thursday, between 6/14/2018 - 7/19/2018)

Take Charge of Your Health: 6-Week Series

Learn how to manage numerous issues, such fatigue, the stress of pain, emotional problems, exercises for strength and endurance, healthy eating, medication, and effective communication with your healthcare providers. Classes will be held on Thursdays, June 14 to July 19 from 9:30 a.m. to noon. $55 member; $65 non-member. Fee includes class materials. Register by June 14 (Class ID: 7129).

Location:
North Shore Senior Center
161 Northfield Road
Northfield IL, 60093


Contact:
North Shore Senior Center
info@nssc.org
847-784-6000


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Thursday, June 28, 2018 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

Parkinson’s on the Move Seated Tai Chi in Skokie

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

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


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


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Thursday, June 28, 2018 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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

Parkinson’s on the Move in Skokie

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

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


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


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Thursday, June 28, 2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Young Leadership Division Annual Meeting

You are cordially invited to attend the 79th Annual Meeting of the Young Leadership Division. Please join us as we honor distinguished YLD Board Alumnus, recognize our out-going Board members and induct our new Board members.

Location:
JUF
30 S. Wells St.
Chicago IL, 60606


Contact:
Elizabeth Klitzner
elizabethwyner@juf.org
312-357-4812


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Friday, June 29, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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

Parkinson’s on the Move in Deerfield

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

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


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


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Friday, June 29, 2018 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Friday, between 6/8/2018 - 7/13/2018)

Kabbalat Shabbat

Join us every Friday evening to refresh your soul and rejuvenate from the week with our weekly Kabbalat Shabbat service led by Rabbi Helbraun and Cantor Rudnick. Come early for the oneg at 5:30 p.m!

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


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


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Saturday, June 30, 2018 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Saturday, between 5/19/2018 - 12/29/2018)

Shalom Shabbat

Join us for this well loved interactive Shabbat service for families with children four years old and younger, with High School Leaders and Max Handelman every Shabbat morning, 10-10:45am, in the Rose Crown Room. Sing, dance, and hear stories as you celebrate Shabbat with your children.

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


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


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Saturday, June 30, 2018 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Summer Shabbat park playdates

On long Shabbat afternoons, let’s gather at local parks after naptime to hang out with Anshe Emet friends. All families invited to bring babies on up and pot luck nut-free snacks to the following Summer park playdates:

June 30, 4pm, Morrie Mages Park 3920 N Recreation Dr, Chicago (Irving Park & the Lake)
July 14, 4pm, Wendt Playlot Park 667 W. Roscoe St. Chicago


Location:
Morrie Mages Park
3920 N Recreation Dr., Irving Park & the Lake
Chicago IL, 60613


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


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July 2018

Sunday, July 1, 2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Bagels in the Park | Naperville

jBaby Chicago invites you to come schmooze, eat and play in the park! Fun for the entire family!

jBaby Chicago helps expectant parents and families with children 0 – 24 months make connections, build community, and explore Jewish life through playgroups, classes and events.

If raining, the event will be canceled.

**There is no cost for this event**


Location:
Kroehler Park
507 E 5th Ave
Naperville IL, 60563


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


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Monday, July 2, 2018 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, between 6/4/2018 - 7/23/2018)

Healthy Steps in Motion: 8-Week Series

Get moving with friends! Healthy Steps in Motion is a free group exercise program (ideal for any fitness level) taught in eight 1-hour sessions designed to reduce the risk of falling by building strength, flexibility and balance. Each session includes a brief educational component, warm-up, balance and strength exercises, and cool down/stretching. Classes will be held on Mondays, June 4 through July 23 from 10 to 11 a.m. This program is free and open to the public; registration required.

Location:
Niles Government Center
5255 Main Street
Skokie IL, 60077


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


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Monday, July 2, 2018 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Open Game Room

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

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


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


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Monday, July 2, 2018 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

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

Coffee and Conversation: A Support Group for Holocaust Survivors

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

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


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


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Monday, July 2, 2018 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM

Hinaynee Summer Camp

Hinaynee (“Here I am”) Summer Group is a trauma-sensitive therapy group that supports children ages 8-12 years-old* as they work towards navigating friendships and regulating emotions (*Groups are divided by age).

This program will provide therapeutic activities in a group setting that reflect many of the peer environments that children are faced with in school, camp and extracurricular activities. Each week we use art, movement and music therapy, along with discussion to help children learn ways to regulate and manage their emotions, while strengthening the skills needed to make and maintain friendships.

MEETING DAYS & TIMES:
This group meets weekly, starting Monday, July 2 - August 6 for 6 sessions. Drop off and pick up times will be flexible to support transition time. During the final week, children will meet Monday through Friday to wrap up their experience and provide them with support as they head into the new school year.


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


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


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Monday, July 2, 2018 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Kid Connect: Skokie

Kid Connect, a social skills group for boys and girls ages 5-8 years old, focuses on strengthening your child’s relationships through activities that enhance the skills needed to make and keep friends. Topics covered in group include: managing bullying, accepting criticism, cooperating with others, improving self-esteem, communicating needs, understanding others’ perspectives, expressing emotions, and making friends.

Parent collaboration is emphasized.

$240/series - inquire about accepted insurance plans for more information

For Access to Help: 855.275.5237 | ask@jcfs.org.


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


Contact:
Shira Glogower, LCSW, MS
ShiraGlogower@jcfs.org
847-745-5441


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Monday, July 2, 2018 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Pre-Teen and Adolescent Girls Group

Girls are faced with many challenges as they manage friendships and relationships during their pre-teen and teenage years. Past experiences of bullying, stress, conflict, and violations of trust further complicate the struggles that come up for girls as they work to make and maintain healthy friendships and relationships. "Strengthening Relationships, Strengthening Voices" is a therapy group that supports girls ages 12-14 as they communicate with each other, build empathy, manage relational stress, understand appropriate boundaries, and explore their feelings about themselves and others. Girls will develop their personal voice and learn how to respect the needs of themselves and others through expressive activities, role play, and discussion.

Themes of the group include:
Building empathy and trust, understanding the role of safety in friendships, conflict resolution and problem solving, strengthening communication skills perspective taking.


Location:
Response Center for Teens
3033 W. Touhy Ave.
Chicago IL, 60645


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


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Monday, July 2, 2018 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Stretch Marks: Reproducing the American Women’s Health Movement in Jerusalem

Second NA’AMAT USA Research Fellowship in Honor of Elizabeth J. Raider PRESENTS Stretch Marks: Reproducing the American Women’s Health Movement in Jerusalem. Reception and Public lecture by Dr. Cara Rock-Singer.

Location:
Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning,Leadership
610 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago IL, 60605


Contact:
Shari Erlich
midwest.area@naamat.org
847-329-7172


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Monday, July 2, 2018 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

Ballroom Dancing

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

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

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


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


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


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Monday, July 2, 2018 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Hand in Hand: A Grief Support Group for Those 55 or Younger with spouse or partner loss

For those who are grieving the death of their spouse or partner within the past two years. This group will focus on the issues facing younger spouses including taking on new roles, self-care, coping skills, parenting and getting support. We will provide dinner before the group. Register with Elizabeth Cohen before June 11th.

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


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


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Tuesday, July 3, 2018 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Grief Drop in Groups: Hand in Hand

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

Fee: $10 a session (adjustable)


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


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


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Tuesday, July 3, 2018 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

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

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

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

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


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


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Tuesday, July 3, 2018 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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

Parkinson’s on the Move in Skokie

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

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


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


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Tuesday, July 3, 2018 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Tuesday, between 6/19/2018 - 8/7/2018)

Move It or Lose It: 8-Week Series

With exercises adapted from an evidence-based falls-prevention program, this eight-week series will teach rhythmic routines to several different musical genres. Join CJE SeniorLife for classes held on Tuesdays, June 19 to August 7 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. $23 member/$38 non-member. Registration required. Class#: 524348A8.

Location:
Levy Center
300 Dodge Avenue
Evanston IL, 60202


Contact:
Levy Center
levycenter@cityofevanston.org
847-448-8250


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Tuesday, July 3, 2018 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Social Support for Girls

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

If so, consider including your child in our upcoming Girls Group for girls ages 9 -12.* This group encourages practice with new skills to support friendships and improve social skills. The emphasis of our Girls Group is on building healthy relationships, and navigating social contexts. Each week we use games, expressive arts and discussion to support the process of forming and maintaining friendships. Group facilitators will maintain contact with parents to encourage participants to practice skills throughout the week. Parent collaboration is encouraged.

*Groups are divided by age as appropriate.

PLEASE NOTE: This group meets weekly, starting Tuesday, May 29 – July 17 for 8 sessions.

$240/series - inquire about accepted insurance plans for more information.


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


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


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Tuesday, July 3, 2018 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

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

Open Game Room

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

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


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


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Tuesday, July 3, 2018 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

Support Group for Adult Children of Parents with Early Onset Dementia

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

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


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


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Wednesday, July 4, 2018 9:30 AM - 11:45 AM

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

JCC Chicago Community Wednesdays

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

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


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


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Wednesday, July 4, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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

Parkinson’s on the Move in Deerfield

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

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


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


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Wednesday, July 4, 2018 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM

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

JCC Chicago Open Game Room

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

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


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


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Wednesday, July 4, 2018 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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

Living Life Through Loss: A Bereavement Support Group

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

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


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


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Wednesday, July 4, 2018 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

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

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

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

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


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


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Wednesday, July 4, 2018 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

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

Caring Conversations: Support Group for Family Caregivers of Holocaust Survivors

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

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


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


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Wednesday, July 4, 2018 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Art Connect: West Rogers Park

The expressive arts provide opportunities for self-expression, social connection, and exploration of emotional experience. This group is co-ed and designed for children between 9 - 12 years-old who are entering 4th-6th grade. This group will be offered over the summer for 10 weeks on Wednesdays and will provide children with the opportunity to participate in a group experience with emphasis on developing skills for emotional regulation, improving communication, and deepening self-awareness. Children are encouraged to use drama, art, and creative writing to express themselves and connect with one another in a small group setting.

PLEASE NOTE: This group meets weekly, starting Wednesday, June 20 - August 22 for 10 sessions.

$350/series - inquire about accepted insurance plans for more informaiton

For Access to Help: 855.275.5237 | ask@jcfs.org.`


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


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


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Thursday, July 5, 2018 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Thursday, between 6/14/2018 - 7/19/2018)

Take Charge of Your Health: 6-Week Series

Learn how to manage numerous issues, such fatigue, the stress of pain, emotional problems, exercises for strength and endurance, healthy eating, medication, and effective communication with your healthcare providers. Classes will be held on Thursdays, June 14 to July 19 from 9:30 a.m. to noon. $55 member; $65 non-member. Fee includes class materials. Register by June 14 (Class ID: 7129).

Location:
North Shore Senior Center
161 Northfield Road
Northfield IL, 60093


Contact:
North Shore Senior Center
info@nssc.org
847-784-6000


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Thursday, July 5, 2018 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

Parkinson’s on the Move Seated Tai Chi in Skokie

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

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


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


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Thursday, July 5, 2018 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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

Parkinson’s on the Move in Skokie

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

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


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


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Friday, July 6, 2018 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

(Recurring Monthly on the First Friday of every month between 7/6/2018 - 7/6/2018)

Shabbat with a Twist

Join us for Shabbat with a Twist, Fridays, July 6 & 20, and August 3 and 17, 2018 at Congregation Beth Shalom at 11:00 – 11:45 am. Families with children up to Pre-K join us to hear a story read with by our clergy, sing songs and then you will twist your own challah with the dough we provide and take it home to bake. All are welcome – free of charge! 3433 Walters Ave, Northbrook, 847-498-4100.

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


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


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Friday, July 6, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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

Parkinson’s on the Move in Deerfield

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

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


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


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Friday, July 6, 2018 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

North Shore Memory Cafe Support Group

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

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


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


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Friday, July 6, 2018 5:45 PM - 8:00 PM

First Friday Shabbat Service and Dinner

Families with babies to kindergarten age will join Rabbi Donni Aaron and Max Handelman for a musical and story-filled service. Families with older elementary school students will gather with Rabbi David Russo for a spirited and extended Kabbalat Shabbat (Welcoming Shabbat) service. The services will each end at 6:30pm, followed by a DELICIOUS Shabbat dinner. June’s menu is BBQ deliciousness (veggie & gluten free options available). July’s meal is TBD. Storytime follows dinner, and after that, the field (weather permitting) will be open for some play time.

If this is your first time joining us, use the code 1stTimeFam when you register, and dinner is on us. We'll even set you up with a buddy family to show you the way.


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


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


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Friday, July 6, 2018 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

JRC's Friday Night Shabbat Beach Services

Enjoy the summer with our informal Erev Shabbat Services on the beautiful Evanston lakefront. Pack a dairy/vegetarian picnic dinner and come early to eat and schmooze.

In case of rain: we always try hold out and go to the lakefront, but in case of rain or extreme temperatures, the whole operation - 6 pm picnic, 7 pm service - moves to the JRC Social Hall.


Location:
Elliot Park
Evanston IL, 60202


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


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Friday, July 6, 2018 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Friday, between 6/8/2018 - 7/13/2018)

Kabbalat Shabbat

Join us every Friday evening to refresh your soul and rejuvenate from the week with our weekly Kabbalat Shabbat service led by Rabbi Helbraun and Cantor Rudnick. Come early for the oneg at 5:30 p.m!

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


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


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Friday, July 6, 2018 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Shabbat Under the Stars- Tchaikovsky

RJD in partnership with RSJ Moishe House Chicago, is hosting its annual 'Shabbat Under the Stars' event! Join other Russian-speaking Jewish young adults for an evening in celebration of Shabbat!

Enjoy classical music, new friends, candle lighting, kosher snacks and wine. This will be a picnic-style/potluck dinner, we encourage you to bring food of your choice to share. We will provide Challah and some wine (please BYOB).
Candle lighting and Kiddush will begin promptly at 6:00pm, followed by Tchaikovsky’s acclaimed Fifth Symphony, conducted by Dennis Russell Davies at 8:30pm.

When: Friday, July 6th 2018
Where: Millennium Park (on the lawn)
Time: 6:00pm
Event is free of charge. Please Uber for an easier commute (parking is very difficult to find around this area).


Location:
Millennium Park
201 E. Randolph St
Chicago IL, 60602


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


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Friday, July 6, 2018 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Congregation Beth Judea Welcomes New Clergy

Congregation Beth Judea invites the community to join us on, July 6, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. as we celebrate and welcome our new clergy, Rabbi Morris Zimbalist and Hazzan Gil Ezring as our new Cantor, as they celebrate their first shabbat with our community. After 50 years serving the needs of the Northwest Chicago Jewish community, we look forward to many more years together under the leadership of our new clergy. To RSVP or if you need further information please call the synagogue office at 847-634-0777.

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


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


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Saturday, July 7, 2018 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Saturday, between 5/19/2018 - 12/29/2018)

Shalom Shabbat

Join us for this well loved interactive Shabbat service for families with children four years old and younger, with High School Leaders and Max Handelman every Shabbat morning, 10-10:45am, in the Rose Crown Room. Sing, dance, and hear stories as you celebrate Shabbat with your children.

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


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


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Saturday, July 7, 2018 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Mini Mishkan | City

Families with kids 0-2 gather together on Saturday mornings for to celebrate Shabbat through music, story-telling and play.

Location:
Second Unitarian Church
656 W Barry Avenue
Chicago IL, 60657


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


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Saturday, July 7, 2018 3:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Congregation Hakafa Canoe & BBQ Family Outing

Join Congregation Hakafa to CANOE (4:00-6:00 PM), BBQ (6:00 PM), and share HAVDALLAH (after the BBQ)! If you do not want to canoe, feel free to join us for just the BBQ and Havdallah. The cost is $10 per family (hot dogs, s’mores, and beverages provided). Bring a salad or side dish to share.

Because we need to reserve the canoes and buy food in advance, please RSVP by July 2 to John Wolfson (johnwolfson1952@gmail.com or 847-344-9323).


Location:
Skokie Lagoons
1770 Tower Road
Winnetka IL, 60093


Contact:
Rona Elder
admin@hakafa.org
847-242-0687


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Sunday, July 8, 2018 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid is an eight hour course that teaches how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders. It is an important tool for friends and family members to know how to deal with loved ones living with Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar Disorder and many other mental health conditions.

Location:
Bernard Horwich JCC - Rosenstone Gallery
3003 West Touhy Avenue
Chicago IL, 60645


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


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Sunday, July 8, 2018 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Fathers and Fajitas - Who Knew Fatherhood could be So Funny?

Enjoy a delicious kosher Mexican lunch from Tacos Gingi!

Entertainment provided by:

Vlad Brener – Showcasing the delights and humor of being a Jewish Father of twins in suburbia today.

Joey Farber – Joey has always been a great barometer of the weather, hence his nickname, “75 and sunny.” Joey enjoys a passion for radio, theater, acting and comedy. And he has never been constrained by the limits normal people live by. Joey has served as the MC for Skokie’s Festival of Cultures for 25 years, which highlights Skokie’s more than 3 dozen cultures and has 30,000 visitors.

Judi Schindler – Actress, Marketing Consultant, Speaker, draws on 50 years of marriage to reveal the secrets behind selecting a husband and maintaining him in good working order, including replacement parts, warranties and returns, along with witty, candid advice for women who want to stay married for the rest of their lives.


Location:
16 S. Clark Street
Chicago IL, 60603


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


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Monday, July 9, 2018 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Purpose, Passion and Financial Health in Retirement: Individual Sessions

This free workshop (part of the Purpose, Passion and Financial Health in Retirement program), supported by the Highland Park/Highwood Community Foundation, will help adults explore meaning and purpose in retirement. CJE SeniorLife staff will share information about State and Federal programs participants may be eligible for in order to increase economic stability and peace of mind as they get older. Meet one-on-one with an expert to learn more about health insurance (Medicare and Medicaid), government benefits and aging-in-place resources. Individual sessions will be held on May 14 and 23, June 11 and 27, and July 9 and 25. Registration required; call to schedule an appointment.

Location:
Highland Park Senior Center
54 Laurel Ave.
Highland Park IL, 60035


Contact:
Esther Craven
esther.craven@cje.net
773-508-1047


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Monday, July 9, 2018 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, between 6/4/2018 - 7/23/2018)

Healthy Steps in Motion: 8-Week Series

Get moving with friends! Healthy Steps in Motion is a free group exercise program (ideal for any fitness level) taught in eight 1-hour sessions designed to reduce the risk of falling by building strength, flexibility and balance. Each session includes a brief educational component, warm-up, balance and strength exercises, and cool down/stretching. Classes will be held on Mondays, June 4 through July 23 from 10 to 11 a.m. This program is free and open to the public; registration required.

Location:
Niles Government Center
5255 Main Street
Skokie IL, 60077


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


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Monday, July 9, 2018 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Open Game Room

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

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


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


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Monday, July 9, 2018 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

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

Coffee and Conversation: A Support Group for Holocaust Survivors

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

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


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


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Monday, July 9, 2018 3:30 PM - Monday, August 27, 2018 5:00 PM

8-24 month playgroup, WeOrbit | Highland Park

jBaby Chicago is excited to offer playgroups for Jewish & interfaith parents and babies 0-24 months of age living in Chicago. Share stories while the children play, making lasting connections for you and your family as you navigate this parenting adventure together. Playgroups will be grouped according by age: 0-8 months or 8-24 months. Please choose the group that is most appropriate for you and your child.

**Please note, this is an 8 week session**


Location:
WeOrbit
1736 1st Street
Highland Park IL, 60035


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


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Monday, July 9, 2018 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM

Hinaynee Summer Camp

Hinaynee (“Here I am”) Summer Group is a trauma-sensitive therapy group that supports children ages 8 - 12 years-old* as they work towards navigating friendships and regulating emotions. (*Groups are divided by age.)

This program will provide therapeutic activities in a group setting that reflect many of the peer environments that children are faced with in school, camp and extracurricular activities. Each week we use art, movement and music therapy, along with discussion to help children learn ways to regulate and manage their emotions, while strengthening the skills needed to make and maintain friendships.

MEETING DAYS & TIMES:
This group meets weekly, starting Monday, July 2 - August 6 for 6 sessions. Drop off and pick up times will be flexible to support transition time. During the final week, children will meet Monday through Friday to wrap up their experience and provide them with support as they head into the new school year.


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


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


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Monday, July 9, 2018 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Kid Connect: Skokie

Kid Connect, a social skills group for boys and girls ages 5-8 years old, focuses on strengthening your child’s relationships through activities that enhance the skills needed to make and keep friends. Topics covered in group include: managing bullying, accepting criticism, cooperating with others, improving self-esteem, communicating needs, understanding others’ perspectives, expressing emotions, and making friends.

Parent collaboration is emphasized.

$240/series - inquire about accepted insurance plans for more information

For Access to Help: 855.275.5237 | ask@jcfs.org.


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


Contact:
Shira Glogower, LCSW, MS
ShiraGlogower@jcfs.org
847-745-5441


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Monday, July 9, 2018 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Pre-Teen and Adolescent Girls Group

Girls are faced with many challenges as they manage friendships and relationships during their pre-teen and teenage years. Past experiences of bullying, stress, conflict, and violations of trust further complicate the struggles that come up for girls as they work to make and maintain healthy friendships and relationships. "Strengthening Relationships, Strengthening Voices" is a therapy group that supports girls ages 12-14 as they communicate with each other, build empathy, manage relational stress, understand appropriate boundaries, and explore their feelings about themselves and others. Girls will develop their personal voice and learn how to respect the needs of themselves and others through expressive activities, role play, and discussion.

Themes of the group include:
Building empathy and trust, understanding the role of safety in friendships, conflict resolution and problem solving, strengthening communication skills perspective taking.


Location:
Response Center for Teens
3033 W. Touhy Ave.
Chicago IL, 60645


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


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Monday, July 9, 2018 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

Ballroom Dancing

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

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

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


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


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


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Monday, July 9, 2018 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Hand in Hand: A Grief Support Group for Those 55 or Younger with spouse or partner loss

For those who are grieving the death of their spouse or partner within the past two years. This group will focus on the issues facing younger spouses including taking on new roles, self-care, coping skills, parenting and getting support. We will provide dinner before the group. Register with Elizabeth Cohen before June 11th.

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


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


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Tuesday, July 10, 2018 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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

Parkinson’s on the Move in Skokie

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

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


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


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Tuesday, July 10, 2018 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Tuesday, between 6/19/2018 - 8/7/2018)

Move It or Lose It: 8-Week Series

With exercises adapted from an evidence-based falls-prevention program, this eight-week series will teach rhythmic routines to several different musical genres. Join CJE SeniorLife for classes held on Tuesdays, June 19 to August 7 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. $23 member/$38 non-member. Registration required. Class#: 524348A8.

Location:
Levy Center
300 Dodge Avenue
Evanston IL, 60202


Contact:
Levy Center
levycenter@cityofevanston.org
847-448-8250


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Tuesday, July 10, 2018 3:30 PM - Tuesday, August 28, 2018 5:00 PM

6-14 month playgroup, Bubbles Academy | Chicago

jBaby Chicago is excited to offer playgroups for Jewish & interfaith parents and babies 0-24 months of age living in Chicago. Share stories while the children play, making lasting connections for you and your family as you navigate this parenting adventure together. Playgroups will be grouped according by age: 0-6 months, 6-14 months, 12-24 months. Please choose the group that is most appropriate for you and your child.

**Please note, this is an 8 week session**


Location:
Bubbles Academy
2184 N. Elston Avenue
Chicago IL, 60614


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


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Tuesday, July 10, 2018 3:30 PM - Tuesday, August 28, 2018 5:00 PM

8-24 month playgroup, Buffalo Grove Gymnastics | Buffalo Grove

jBaby Chicago is excited to offer playgroups for Jewish & interfaith parents and babies 0-24 months of age living in Chicago. Share stories while the children play, making lasting connections for you and your family as you navigate this parenting adventure together. Playgroups will be grouped according by age: 0-8 months or 8-24 months. Please choose the group that is most appropriate for you and your child.

**Please note, this is an 8 week session**


Location:
Buffalo Grove Gymnastics
1362 Barclay Blvd
Buffalo Grove IL, 60089


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


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Tuesday, July 10, 2018 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Social Support for Girls

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

If so, consider including your child in our upcoming Girls Group for girls ages 9 -12.* This group encourages practice with new skills to support friendships and improve social skills. The emphasis of our Girls Group is on building healthy relationships, and navigating social contexts. Each week we use games, expressive arts and discussion to support the process of forming and maintaining friendships. Group facilitators will maintain contact with parents to encourage participants to practice skills throughout the week. Parent collaboration is encouraged.

*Groups are divided by age as appropriate.

PLEASE NOTE: This group meets weekly, starting Tuesday, May 29 – July 17 for 8 sessions.

$240/series - inquire about accepted insurance plans for more information.


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


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


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Tuesday, July 10, 2018 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

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

Open Game Room

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

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


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


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Wednesday, July 11, 2018 9:00 AM - Wednesday, August 29, 2018 10:30 AM

0-24 month playgroup, Chicago Sinai | Chicago

jBaby Chicago is excited to offer playgroups for Jewish & interfaith parents and babies 0-24 months of age living in Chicago. Share stories while the children play, making lasting connections for you and your family as you navigate this parenting adventure together. Playgroups will be grouped according by age: 0-6 months, 6-14 months, 12-24 months. Please choose the group that is most appropriate for you and your child.

**Please note, this is an 8 week session**


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


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


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Wednesday, July 11, 2018 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Put the FUN in FUNDRAISING: A Two-Part Series for Jewish Communal Professionals, Pt. 1

Does fundraising give you the heebie-jeebies? Join a supportive and engaging community of SketchPad members and Jewish communal professionals from across Chicagoland for a two-part series on creating a fundraising plan. Whether you are an executive director, development professional or professional with fundraising responsibilities, this series will help you create a fundraising roadmap that will make a difference for your organization. During the second session, participants will have the opportunity to share their draft plans and receive feedback and recommendations from a new network of colleagues.
This series will be facilitated by Lani Hart, Senior Associate Consultant at Giving Tree Associates, Inc.
SPECIAL OFFER: Those who participate in the series will be eligible for an exclusive follow up coaching package, including a FREE 30-minute coaching session with Giving Tree Associates.
This series is sponsored by The SelfHelp Home.


Location:
SketchPad
4700 N. Ravenswood, Ste. B
Chicago IL, 60640


Contact:
Lani Hart
sketchpadchicago@gmail.com
847-989-7745


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Wednesday, July 11, 2018 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Hadassah CNS Summer Camp

Join us this summer as we share Jews Who Have Rocked Our World. Hadassah CNS Summer Camp for 2018 focuses on The Power of Hadassah Women, From Bialystok to The Top of The Merc, Jewish Nobel Prize Winners, and From The Shtetl to Israel at 70. See all session details below. Don't miss these exciting sessions taking place every Wednesday morning from July 11-August 1!

Registration:
$20 Session ($22 At the Door)
$65 Entire Series (4 Sessions)

*Please note the August 1 session begins at 9:15am

For more info or register online at www.hadassah.org/cnsevents
Contact us at 847.205.1900 or cns@hadassah.org


Location:
Beth Hillel Congregation Bnai Emunah
3220 Big Tree Lane
Wilmette IL, 60091


Contact:
Hadassah Chicago-North Shore
cns@hadassah.org
847-205-1900


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Wednesday, July 11, 2018 9:30 AM - 11:45 AM

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

JCC Chicago Community Wednesdays

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

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


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


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Wednesday, July 11, 2018 10:00 AM - Wednesday, August 29, 2018 11:30 AM

0-8 month playgroup, New Mother New Baby | Northbrook

jBaby Chicago is excited to offer playgroups for Jewish & interfaith parents and babies 0-24 months of age living in Chicago. Share stories while the children play, making lasting connections for you and your family as you navigate this parenting adventure together. Playgroups will be grouped according by age: 0-8 months or 8-24 months. Please choose the group that is most appropriate for you and your child.

**Please note, this is an 8 week session**


Location:
New Mother New Baby
3115 Dundee Road
Northbrook IL, 60062


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


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Wednesday, July 11, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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

Parkinson’s on the Move in Deerfield

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

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


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


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Wednesday, July 11, 2018 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM

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

JCC Chicago Open Game Room

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

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


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


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Wednesday, July 11, 2018 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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

Living Life Through Loss: A Bereavement Support Group

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

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


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


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Wednesday, July 11, 2018 1:30 PM - Wednesday, August 29, 2018 3:00 PM

0-6 month playgroup, Little Beans Cafe | Chicago

jBaby Chicago is excited to offer playgroups for Jewish & interfaith parents and babies 0-24 months of age living in Chicago. Share stories while the children play, making lasting connections for you and your family as you navigate this parenting adventure together. Playgroups will be grouped according by age: 0-6 months, 6-14 months, 12-24 months. Please choose the group that is most appropriate for you and your child.

**Please note, this is an 8 week session**


Location:
Little Beans Cafe
1809 W. Webster Avenue
Chicago IL, 60614


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


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Wednesday, July 11, 2018 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

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

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

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

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


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


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Wednesday, July 11, 2018 3:30 PM - Wednesday, August 29, 2018 5:00 PM

8-24 month playgroup, Gather | Evanston

jBaby Chicago is excited to offer playgroups for Jewish & interfaith parents and babies 0-24 months of age living in Chicago. Share stories while the children play, making lasting connections for you and your family as you navigate this parenting adventure together. Playgroups will be grouped according by age: 0-8 months or 8-24 months. Please choose the group that is most appropriate for you and your child.

**Please note, this is an 8 week session**


Location:
Gather
602 Davis St
Evanston IL, 60201


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


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Wednesday, July 11, 2018 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Art Connect: West Rogers Park

The expressive arts provide opportunities for self-expression, social connection, and exploration of emotional experience. This group is co-ed and designed for children between 9 - 12 years-old who are entering 4th-6th grade. This group will be offered over the summer for 10 weeks on Wednesdays and will provide children with the opportunity to participate in a group experience with emphasis on developing skills for emotional regulation, improving communication, and deepening self-awareness. Children are encouraged to use drama, art, and creative writing to express themselves and connect with one another in a small group setting.

PLEASE NOTE: This group meets weekly, starting Wednesday, June 20 - August 22 for 10 sessions.

$350/series - inquire about accepted insurance plans for more informaiton

For Access to Help: 855.275.5237 | ask@jcfs.org.


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


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


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Wednesday, July 11, 2018 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Legacy after loss- Grief support Group for Parent or sibling loss

For those who have experienced the death of a Parent or sibling over the last two years. Meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month. $10 (adjustable) fee per session.

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


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


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Thursday, July 12, 2018 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Thursday, between 6/14/2018 - 7/19/2018)

Take Charge of Your Health: 6-Week Series

Learn how to manage numerous issues, such fatigue, the stress of pain, emotional problems, exercises for strength and endurance, healthy eating, medication, and effective communication with your healthcare providers. Classes will be held on Thursdays, June 14 to July 19 from 9:30 a.m. to noon. $55 member; $65 non-member. Fee includes class materials. Register by June 14 (Class ID: 7129).

Location:
North Shore Senior Center
161 Northfield Road
Northfield IL, 60093


Contact:
North Shore Senior Center
info@nssc.org
847-784-6000


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Thursday, July 12, 2018 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

Parkinson’s on the Move Seated Tai Chi in Skokie

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

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


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


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Thursday, July 12, 2018 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Planning for the Future: Linkages Program

This program will cover the importance of estate planning and special needs trust and the role of the trustee, guardianship, powers of attorney, and the fundamental roles of advocates and case management in the future decision making for adults with disabilities. Melissa Mrkvicka from the nonprofit DayOne PACT will identify the services and tools that can be used by the aging families of adults with disabilities to plan for the future. Free and open to the public; registration required.

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


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


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Thursday, July 12, 2018 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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

Parkinson’s on the Move in Skokie

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

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


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


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Thursday, July 12, 2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Climb for Awareness at BKB

Russian Jewish Division (RJD) of JUF in partnership with The Sarnoff Center for Jewish Genetics presents: Climb for awareness! Learn about Jewish genetics and how to be proactive about your health at a brief program followed by 2 hours of rock climbing at Brooklyn Boulders.

Cost of the event is $25 per person, which includes gear rental, private group instruction, 2 hour climb and Kosher snacks.

For more information, please contact Sarah at SarahGoldberg@juf.org or (312) 357-4994 or Sash at SashaShmurak@juf.org or (312) 673-2350.


Location:
Brooklyn Boulders Chicago
100 S. Morgan St.
Chicago IL, 60607


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


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Thursday, July 12, 2018 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Summer Social at Fields Auto

Socialize, network, and enjoy an elegant night out! With speaker Dan Fields of Fields Auto Group, an auction, and live raffle, you'll meet other successful business professionals while supporting local causes.

Location:
2100 Frontage Rd
Glencoe IL, 60062


Contact:
Esther Greenspan
estherg@chabadnorthbrook.com
847-564-8770


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Friday, July 13, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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

Parkinson’s on the Move in Deerfield

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

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


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


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Friday, July 13, 2018 4:00 PM - Friday, August 31, 2018 5:30 PM

12-24 month playgroup, My Gym | Chicago

jBaby Chicago is excited to offer playgroups for Jewish & interfaith parents and babies 0-24 months of age living in Chicago. Share stories while the children play, making lasting connections for you and your family as you navigate this parenting adventure together. Playgroups will be grouped according by age: 0-6 months, 6-14 months, 12-24 months. Please choose the group that is most appropriate for you and your child.

**Please note, this is an 8 week session**


Location:
My Gym
1461 W. Webster Avenue
Chicago IL, 60614


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


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Friday, July 13, 2018 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Friday, between 6/8/2018 - 7/13/2018)

Kabbalat Shabbat

Join us every Friday evening to refresh your soul and rejuvenate from the week with our weekly Kabbalat Shabbat service led by Rabbi Helbraun and Cantor Rudnick. Come early for the oneg at 5:30 p.m!

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


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


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Friday, July 13, 2018 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Shabbat in the Park

Join us at Roosevelt Park in the South Loop for a casual, fun time to hang out, see other families with young children, and enjoy Shabbat outside. We can't wait to see you there!

All Shabbat in the Park experiences are at 6:30 pm, but often we're there earlier to play, socialize, or enjoy a picnic dinner.


Location:
62 West Roosevelt Road
Chicago IL, 60605


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


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Saturday, July 14, 2018 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Saturday, between 5/19/2018 - 12/29/2018)

Shalom Shabbat

Join us for this well loved interactive Shabbat service for families with children four years old and younger, with High School Leaders and Max Handelman every Shabbat morning, 10-10:45am, in the Rose Crown Room. Sing, dance, and hear stories as you celebrate Shabbat with your children.

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


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


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Sunday, July 15, 2018 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid is an eight hour course that teaches how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders. It is an important tool for friends and family members to know how to deal with loved ones living with Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar Disorder and many other mental health conditions.

Location:
Bernard Horwich JCC - Rosenstone Gallery
3003 Touhy Avenue
Chicago IL, 60645


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


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Sunday, July 15, 2018 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Beth Tikvah - BTC Jr and Social Action Worm Planting

This is a wonderful way to have your children help with the garden.

After planting, BTC Jr. will be having a BBQ.


Location:
300 Hillcrest Blvd
Hoffman Estates IL, 60169


Contact:
Hollie Yanaga
Hollie.Yanaga@beth-tikvah.org
847-885-4545


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Monday, July 16, 2018 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, between 6/4/2018 - 7/23/2018)

Healthy Steps in Motion: 8-Week Series

Get moving with friends! Healthy Steps in Motion is a free group exercise program (ideal for any fitness level) taught in eight 1-hour sessions designed to reduce the risk of falling by building strength, flexibility and balance. Each session includes a brief educational component, warm-up, balance and strength exercises, and cool down/stretching. Classes will be held on Mondays, June 4 through July 23 from 10 to 11 a.m. This program is free and open to the public; registration required.

Location:
Niles Government Center
5255 Main Street
Skokie IL, 60077


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


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Monday, July 16, 2018 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Open Game Room

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

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


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


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Monday, July 16, 2018 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

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

Coffee and Conversation: A Support Group for Holocaust Survivors

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

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


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


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Monday, July 16, 2018 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM

Hinaynee Summer Camp

Hinaynee (“Here I am”) Summer Group is a trauma-sensitive therapy group that supports children ages 8 - 12 years-old* as they work towards navigating friendships and regulating emotions. (*Groups are divided by age.)

This program will provide therapeutic activities in a group setting that reflect many of the peer environments that children are faced with in school, camp and extracurricular activities. Each week we use art, movement and music therapy, along with discussion to help children learn ways to regulate and manage their emotions, while strengthening the skills needed to make and maintain friendships.

MEETING DAYS & TIMES:
This group meets weekly, starting Monday, July 2 - August 6 for 6 sessions. Drop off and pick up times will be flexible to support transition time. During the final week, children will meet Monday through Friday to wrap up their experience and provide them with support as they head into the new school year.


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


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


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Monday, July 16, 2018 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Kid Connect: Skokie

Kid Connect, a social skills group for boys and girls ages 5-8 years old, focuses on strengthening your child’s relationships through activities that enhance the skills needed to make and keep friends. Topics covered in group include: managing bullying, accepting criticism, cooperating with others, improving self-esteem, communicating needs, understanding others’ perspectives, expressing emotions, and making friends.

Parent collaboration is emphasized.

$240/series - inquire about accepted insurance plans for more information

For Access to Help: 855.275.5237 | ask@jcfs.org.


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


Contact:
Shira Glogower, LCSW, MS
ShiraGlogower@jcfs.org
847-745-5441


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Monday, July 16, 2018 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Pre-Teen and Adolescent Girls Group

Girls are faced with many challenges as they manage friendships and relationships during their pre-teen and teenage years. Past experiences of bullying, stress, conflict, and violations of trust further complicate the struggles that come up for girls as they work to make and maintain healthy friendships and relationships. "Strengthening Relationships, Strengthening Voices" is a therapy group that supports girls ages 12-14 as they communicate with each other, build empathy, manage relational stress, understand appropriate boundaries, and explore their feelings about themselves and others. Girls will develop their personal voice and learn how to respect the needs of themselves and others through expressive activities, role play, and discussion.

Themes of the group include:
Building empathy and trust, understanding the role of safety in friendships, conflict resolution and problem solving, strengthening communication skills perspective taking.


Location:
Response Center for Teens
3033 W. Touhy Ave.
Chicago IL, 60645


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


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Monday, July 16, 2018 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

ADL Board Meeting

Greater Chicago/Upper Midwest ADL regional board meeting

Location:
The Standard Club
Chicago IL, 60604


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


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Monday, July 16, 2018 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

Ballroom Dancing

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

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

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


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


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


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Monday, July 16, 2018 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Hand in Hand: A Grief Support Group for Those 55 or Younger with spouse or partner loss

For those who are grieving the death of their spouse or partner within the past two years. This group will focus on the issues facing younger spouses including taking on new roles, self-care, coping skills, parenting and getting support. We will provide dinner before the group. Register with Elizabeth Cohen before June 11th.

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


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


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Tuesday, July 17, 2018 9:30 AM - Tuesday, August 21, 2018 11:00 AM

Scribble, Drip and Play: Sensory Art for Toddlers | N. Suburbs

Enjoy a fun morning as your child explores child-safe art materials in a playful and creative environment...outside of your home! Scribble, Drip and Play is designed as a tactile, hands-on class where mess and fun is encouraged. The class time includes snack and time to socialize.

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


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


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Tuesday, July 17, 2018 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Grief Drop in Groups: Hand in Hand

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

Fee: $10 a session (adjustable).


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


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


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Tuesday, July 17, 2018 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Insights on Aging: Learning to Live with Loss

The loss of a loved one is perhaps the most difficult part of life, and no one is fully prepared for it. This free community education program will summarize current thinking about how we grieve. The speakers will suggest a variety of strategies for coping with loss while maintaining a sense of connection. Additional resources for ongoing support will be provided. Presented by Lisa Andrews, L.C.S.W., and Sharon Dornberg-Lee, L.C.S.W. Free and open to the public; registration required.

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


Contact:
Lauren Vourvoulias
lauren.vourvoulias@cje.net
773-508-1121


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Tuesday, July 17, 2018 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

(Recurring Monthly on the Third Tuesday of every month between 1/17/2018 - 1/15/2019)

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

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

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


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


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Tuesday, July 17, 2018 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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

Parkinson’s on the Move in Skokie

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

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


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


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Tuesday, July 17, 2018 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Tuesday, between 6/19/2018 - 8/7/2018)

Move It or Lose It: 8-Week Series

With exercises adapted from an evidence-based falls-prevention program, this eight-week series will teach rhythmic routines to several different musical genres. Join CJE SeniorLife for classes held on Tuesdays, June 19 to August 7 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. $23 member/$38 non-member. Registration required. Class#: 524348A8.

Location:
Levy Center
300 Dodge Avenue
Evanston IL, 60202


Contact:
Levy Center
levycenter@cityofevanston.org
847-448-8250


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Tuesday, July 17, 2018 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Social Support for Girls

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

If so, consider including your child in our upcoming Girls Group for girls ages 9 -12.* This group encourages practice with new skills to support friendships and improve social skills. The emphasis of our Girls Group is on building healthy relationships, and navigating social contexts. Each week we use games, expressive arts and discussion to support the process of forming and maintaining friendships. Group facilitators will maintain contact with parents to encourage participants to practice skills throughout the week. Parent collaboration is encouraged.

*Groups are divided by age as appropriate.

PLEASE NOTE: This group meets weekly, starting Tuesday, May 29 – July 17 for 8 sessions.

$240/series - inquire about accepted insurance plans for more information.


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


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


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Tuesday, July 17, 2018 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

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

Open Game Room

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

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


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


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Wednesday, July 18, 2018 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Hadassah CNS Summer Camp

Join us this summer as we share Jews Who Have Rocked Our World. Hadassah CNS Summer Camp for 2018 focuses on The Power of Hadassah Women, From Bialystok to The Top of The Merc, Jewish Nobel Prize Winners, and From The Shtetl to Israel at 70. See all session details below. Don't miss these exciting sessions taking place every Wednesday morning from July 11-August 1*!

Registration:
$20 Session ($22 At the Door)
$65 Entire Series (4 Sessions)

*Please note the August 1 session begins at 9:15am

For more info or register online at www.hadassah.org/cnsevents
Contact us at 847.205.1900 or cns@hadassah.org.


Location:
Beth Hillel Congregation Bnai Emunah
3220 Big Tree Lane
Wilmette IL, 60091


Contact:
Hadassah Chicago-North Shore
cns@hadassah.org
847-205-1900


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Wednesday, July 18, 2018 9:30 AM - 11:45 AM

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

JCC Chicago Community Wednesdays

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

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


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


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Wednesday, July 18, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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

Parkinson’s on the Move in Deerfield

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

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


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


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Wednesday, July 18, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

(Recurring Monthly on the Third Wednesday of every month between 1/17/2018 - 1/16/2019)

Parkinson’s Support Group for Caregivers

Meets the third Wednesday of every month from noon to 1 p.m. Individuals who are involved in the care of someone with Parkinson’s can meet others who face similar challenges, gain emotional support, and discover ways to relieve caregiver stress. Free and open to the public.

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


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


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Wednesday, July 18, 2018 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM

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

JCC Chicago Open Game Room

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

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


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


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Wednesday, July 18, 2018 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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

Living Life Through Loss: A Bereavement Support Group

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

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


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


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Wednesday, July 18, 2018 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

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

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

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

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


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


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Wednesday, July 18, 2018 3:44 PM - 3:44 PM

(Recurring Monthly on the Third Wednesday of every month between 1/17/2018 - 1/16/2019)

Caring Conversations: Support Group for Family Caregivers of Holocaust Survivors

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

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


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


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Wednesday, July 18, 2018 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Art Connect: West Rogers Park

The expressive arts provide opportunities for self-expression, social connection, and exploration of emotional experience. This group is co-ed and designed for children between 9 - 12 years-old who are entering 4th-6th grade. This group will be offered over the summer for 10 weeks on Wednesdays and will provide children with the opportunity to participate in a group experience with emphasis on developing skills for emotional regulation, improving communication, and deepening self-awareness. Children are encouraged to use drama, art, and creative writing to express themselves and connect with one another in a small group setting.

PLEASE NOTE: This group meets weekly, starting Wednesday, June 20 - August 22 for 10 sessions.

$350/series - inquire about accepted insurance plans for more informaiton

For Access to Help: 855.275.5237 | ask@jcfs.org.


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


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


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Wednesday, July 18, 2018 7:30 PM - 2:00 PM

(Recurring Daily between 7/18/2018 - 8/5/2018)

Cannoli, Latkes & Guilt!…the therapy continues

Steve Solomon, the author and star of the award-winning, critically-acclaimed show "My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m in Therapy" brings us his newest project "Cannoli, Latkes & Guilt!…the therapy continues". The master dialectician magically brings to life each of the twenty characters by using the voices and dialects they possess in real life. Therapy never tasted so funny!

Location:
9501 Skokie Blvd
Skokie IL, 60077


Contact:
North Shore Center Box Office
boxoffice@northshorecenter.org
847-673-6300


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Thursday, July 19, 2018 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Thursday, between 6/14/2018 - 7/19/2018)

Take Charge of Your Health: 6-Week Series

Learn how to manage numerous issues, such fatigue, the stress of pain, emotional problems, exercises for strength and endurance, healthy eating, medication, and effective communication with your healthcare providers. Classes will be held on Thursdays, June 14 to July 19 from 9:30 a.m. to noon. $55 member; $65 non-member. Fee includes class materials. Register by June 14 (Class ID: 7129).

Location:
North Shore Senior Center
161 Northfield Road
Northfield IL, 60093


Contact:
North Shore Senior Center
info@nssc.org
847-784-6000


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

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

Parkinson’s on the Move Seated Tai Chi in Skokie

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

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


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


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Thursday, July 19, 2018 1:00 PM - Thursday, August 30, 2018 3:00 PM

JNew Moms Group | City

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

**CLASS WILL NOT MEET 8/2/18**


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


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


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

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

Parkinson’s on the Move in Skokie

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

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


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


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Thursday, July 19, 2018 7:30 PM - 2:00 PM

(Recurring Daily between 7/18/2018 - 8/5/2018)

Cannoli, Latkes & Guilt!…the therapy continues

Steve Solomon, the author and star of the award-winning, critically-acclaimed show "My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m in Therapy" brings us his newest project "Cannoli, Latkes & Guilt!…the therapy continues". The master dialectician magically brings to life each of the twenty characters by using the voices and dialects they possess in real life. Therapy never tasted so funny!

Location:
9501 Skokie Blvd
Skokie IL, 60077


Contact:
North Shore Center Box Office
boxoffice@northshorecenter.org
847-673-6300


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

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

Parkinson’s on the Move in Deerfield

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

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


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


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Friday, July 20, 2018 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Congregation Beth Shalom Services Under the Stars: Tailgating Shabbat

Congregation Beth Shalom Services Under the Stars: Tailgating Shabbat – Friday, July 20, 6:00 pm service, BBQ dinner following. Wear your favorite team jersey (optional). Two services will be held, one traditional Shabbat service and one geared towards families with young children on the CBS playground. All services outside weather permitting. $25 per immediate family, or $10 per adult. Please register for the dinner by July 13 by calling CBS at 847-498-4100 or email info@BethShalomNB.org.
Prospective members welcome - 3433 Walters Avenue, Northbrook, IL, 847-498-4100.


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


Contact:
Deanne Friedman
dfriedman@bethshalomnb.org
847-498-4100


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Friday, July 20, 2018 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

JRC's Friday Night Shabbat Service at Noah's Playground

6:00pm Picnic in the park
7:00pm Erev Shabbat service

Enjoy the summer with our informal Friday night services on the beautiful Evanston lakefront. Pack a dairy/vegetarian picnic dinner and come early to eat and schmooze.

Noah’s Playground for Everyone, a fully accessible playground, is located in Lawson Park at Sheridan Road and Clinton Place, just north of the Evanston Art Center and the Grosse Point Lighthouse.

In case of rain: In case of rain, the whole operation - 6:00pm picnic, 7:00pm service - moves to the JRC Social Hall. If it's a rainy day, check our website's front page at 5:00pm under "Upcoming Events" for a notification if we are moving the service indoors.


Location:
Noah's Playground for All
1431 Judson Ave
Evanston IL, 60201


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


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Friday, July 20, 2018 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Shabbat Under the Stars

All are welcome to join TBE for an outdoor musical Shabbat experience for all ages! Bring a picnic dinner, chair & blanket at 6:00 pm. Ice cream dessert provided. Service starts at 7:00 pm. Open to the community. And bring a school supply donation to benefit needy families through JCFS!

Location:
Wood Oaks Park
1062 Sanders Rd
Northbrook IL, 60062


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


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Friday, July 20, 2018 7:30 PM - 2:00 PM

(Recurring Daily between 7/18/2018 - 8/5/2018)

Cannoli, Latkes & Guilt!…the therapy continues

Steve Solomon, the author and star of the award-winning, critically-acclaimed show "My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m in Therapy" brings us his newest project "Cannoli, Latkes & Guilt!…the therapy continues". The master dialectician magically brings to life each of the twenty characters by using the voices and dialects they possess in real life. Therapy never tasted so funny!

Location:
9501 Skokie Blvd
Skokie IL, 60077


Contact:
North Shore Center Box Office
boxoffice@northshorecenter.org
847-673-6300


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