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4/21/2014

9:00 AM -
3:00 PM
  

Vacation Days at Your JCC(1)

When school is out, JCC is there for you. Ice Skating, Legoland, Iron Chef, and more. Various dates in March and April. Check the website to see what works for you! Before care (8-9 am) and after care (3-6 pm) are also available.

Location:
Various JCC Locations

Contact:
Amy Kellogg
Phone: 847-763-3606
Email: akellogg@gojcc.org

Web Page | Register Online

4/21/2014

10:00 AM -
5:00 PM
  

Ruth Gruber: Photojournalist

Ruth Gruber: Photojournalist celebrates the remarkable life, vision, and heroic tenacity of a 20th century pioneer and trailblazing photojournalist. Now 102 years old, Gruber’s work spans more than five decades, from her groundbreaking work in the Soviet Arctic in the 1930s and her iconic images of Jewish refugees on the ship Exodus 1947, to her later work in the 1980s documenting Ethiopian Jews in the midst of a civil war. A selection of vintage prints are presented alongside contemporary prints made from original negatives, early film footage, and ephemera from her personal archive.

Location:
9603 Woods Drive
Skokie, IL 60077

Contact:
Amanda Berrios
Phone: 847-967-4835
Email: amanda.berrios@ilhmec.org

4/21/2014

10:00 AM -
6:00 PM
  

Collecting Local 10 New Acquisitions

Join us to view ten important new additions to our collection, additions that reflect Spertus Institute’s commitment to preserving local Jewish art, artifacts, and the stories they tell. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

Location:
610 S Michigan
Vestibule
Chicago, IL 60605

Contact:
Nicholas Sagan
Phone: 312-322-1760
Email: nsagan@spertus.edu

Web Page

4/21/2014

2:00 PM -
3:30 PM
  

Coffee & Conversation for Holocaust Survivors(3)

Coffee and Conversation for Holocaust Survivors. Mondays, 2 – 3:30 pm. Ongoing group for Holocaust survivors to discuss the challenges of aging, politics, current events, news from Israel, family celebrations and more. Free program. Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, 9603 Woods Dr., Skokie. Contact Barbara Urbanska-Yeager, LCSW, 773-516-5528, BarbaraYeager@jcfs.org

Location:
9603 Wood Drive
Skokie, IL 60077

Contact:
Barbara Urbanska-Yeager, LCSW
Phone: 773-516-5528
Email: BarbaraYeager@jcfs.org

Web Page

4/22/2014

10:00 AM -
5:00 PM
  

Ruth Gruber: Photojournalist

Ruth Gruber: Photojournalist celebrates the remarkable life, vision, and heroic tenacity of a 20th century pioneer and trailblazing photojournalist. Now 102 years old, Gruber’s work spans more than five decades, from her groundbreaking work in the Soviet Arctic in the 1930s and her iconic images of Jewish refugees on the ship Exodus 1947, to her later work in the 1980s documenting Ethiopian Jews in the midst of a civil war. A selection of vintage prints are presented alongside contemporary prints made from original negatives, early film footage, and ephemera from her personal archive.

Location:
9603 Woods Drive
Skokie, IL 60077

Contact:
Amanda Berrios
Phone: 847-967-4835
Email: amanda.berrios@ilhmec.org

4/22/2014

10:00 AM -
6:00 PM
  

Collecting Local 10 New Acquisitions

Join us to view ten important new additions to our collection, additions that reflect Spertus Institute’s commitment to preserving local Jewish art, artifacts, and the stories they tell. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

Location:
610 S Michigan
Vestibule
Chicago, IL 60605

Contact:
Nicholas Sagan
Phone: 312-322-1760
Email: nsagan@spertus.edu

Web Page

4/22/2014

11:00 AM -
3:00 PM
  

Shalom Over 50

Lunch ‘n Learn! The Club meets Tuesdays year ‘round except for Jewish and National holidays. — For adults 50+ Shalom Over 50 is a Jewish club that meets weekly at Temple Anshe Sholom in Olympia Fields for lunch, Yiddish classes, speakers and fellowship. A full schedule of thought-provoking lectures, current events and performances ensures lively discussion and a good time. Lunch is provided each week, so bring your appetite!

Location:
Temple Anshe Sholom
20820 South Western Ave.
Olympia Fields, IL 60461

Contact:
Ilene Uhlmann
Phone: 224-406-9233
Email: iuhlmann@gojcc.org

Web Page

4/22/2014

2:00 PM -
3:30 PM
  

Author Event

Come hear an engaging presentation by California author Marty Brounstein on his book "Two Among the Righteous Few: A Story of Courage in the Holocaust." It is a remarkable true story of interfaith compassion, courage and rescue.

Location:
355 Schoenbeck Road
Wheeling, IL 60090

Contact:
Indian Trails Library
Phone: 847-279-2226
Email: info@indiantrailslibrary.org

4/23/2014

9:00 AM -
12:00 PM
  

Networking

See how each person you meet can become a connection who can help you land your next job.

Location:
Goldie Bachmann Luftig Building
5150 Golf Rd.
Skokie, IL 60077

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

Web Page

4/23/2014

10:00 AM -
5:00 PM
  

Ruth Gruber: Photojournalist

Ruth Gruber: Photojournalist celebrates the remarkable life, vision, and heroic tenacity of a 20th century pioneer and trailblazing photojournalist. Now 102 years old, Gruber’s work spans more than five decades, from her groundbreaking work in the Soviet Arctic in the 1930s and her iconic images of Jewish refugees on the ship Exodus 1947, to her later work in the 1980s documenting Ethiopian Jews in the midst of a civil war. A selection of vintage prints are presented alongside contemporary prints made from original negatives, early film footage, and ephemera from her personal archive.

Location:
9603 Woods Drive
Skokie, IL 60077

Contact:
Amanda Berrios
Phone: 847-967-4835
Email: amanda.berrios@ilhmec.org

4/23/2014

10:00 AM -
6:00 PM
  

Collecting Local 10 New Acquisitions

Join us to view ten important new additions to our collection, additions that reflect Spertus Institute’s commitment to preserving local Jewish art, artifacts, and the stories they tell. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

Location:
610 S Michigan
Vestibule
Chicago, IL 60605

Contact:
Nicholas Sagan
Phone: 312-322-1760
Email: nsagan@spertus.edu

Web Page

4/23/2014

1:00 PM -
4:00 PM
  

Interviewing

Learn how to turn an interview into a winning conversation that can turn into an offer.

Location:
Goldie Bachmann Luftig Building
5150 Golf Rd.
Skokie, IL 60077

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

Web Page

4/23/2014

7:00 PM -
9:00 PM
  

Early Childhood Perspectives

Join the Young Women’s Board for Early Childhood Perspectives with special guest Nicole Pearl, The Beauty Girl. Nicole has written for national publications including Allure, Cosmo, Marie Claire, Self, In Style, Seventeen, and more. She appears as a beauty and style expert on TV for shows like TODAY, Windy City LIVE, and more. Nicole will share secrets on looking great in two minutes with two kids, the best bargain beauty buys, and upcoming trends. This will be a fun, light, and much deserved girl’s night. Covert: $36. Registration opens at 7:00 pm and the program will begin at 7:30 pm.

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

Contact:
Liz Weiner
Phone: 312-444-2860
Email: LizWeiner@juf.org

4/23/2014

7:00 PM -
9:00 PM
  

Early Childhood Perspectives(1)

Join the Young Women’s Board for Early Childhood Perspectives with special guest Nicole Pearl, The Beauty Girl. Nicole has written for national publications including Allure, Cosmo, Marie Claire, Self, In Style, Seventeen, and more. She appears as a beauty and style expert on TV for shows like TODAY, Windy City LIVE, and more. Nicole will share secrets on looking great in two minutes with two kids, the best bargain beauty buys, and upcoming trends. This will be a fun, light and much deserved girl’s night. Covert: $36

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

Contact:
Liz Weiner
Phone: 312-444-2860
Email: LizWeiner@juf.org

Register Online

4/23/2014

7:00 PM -
9:00 PM
  

2014 David Kipper Ancient Israel Lecture

"New Light on the Biblical Philistines: A Recent Study on the Frenemies of Ancient Israel" - Aren M. Maeir Professor, Bar-Ilan University The Philistines are well known from biblical texts as one of the main adversaries of the ancient Israelites. At the same time, the biblical narrative indicates that other types of interactions were also the norm. Recent excavations in Philistia have provided exciting evidence of the very complex interaction between these two cultures, revealing the multi-layered facets of what could be termed a Frenemy relationship between the Philistines and Israelites. In addition, recent finds have changed our understanding of who the Philistines were and how their culture formed, transformed, and disappeared.

Location:
Oriental Institute
1155 East 58th Street
Chicago, IL 60637

Contact:
Brittany Mullins
Phone: 773-834-9775
Email: bfmullins@uchicago.edu

Web Page

4/24/2014

10:00 AM -
5:00 PM
  

Ruth Gruber: Photojournalist

Ruth Gruber: Photojournalist celebrates the remarkable life, vision, and heroic tenacity of a 20th century pioneer and trailblazing photojournalist. Now 102 years old, Gruber’s work spans more than five decades, from her groundbreaking work in the Soviet Arctic in the 1930s and her iconic images of Jewish refugees on the ship Exodus 1947, to her later work in the 1980s documenting Ethiopian Jews in the midst of a civil war. A selection of vintage prints are presented alongside contemporary prints made from original negatives, early film footage, and ephemera from her personal archive.

Location:
9603 Woods Drive
Skokie, IL 60077

Contact:
Amanda Berrios
Phone: 847-967-4835
Email: amanda.berrios@ilhmec.org

4/24/2014

10:00 AM -
6:00 PM
  

Collecting Local 10 New Acquisitions

Join us to view ten important new additions to our collection, additions that reflect Spertus Institute’s commitment to preserving local Jewish art, artifacts, and the stories they tell. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

Location:
610 S Michigan
Vestibule
Chicago, IL 60605

Contact:
Nicholas Sagan
Phone: 312-322-1760
Email: nsagan@spertus.edu

Web Page

4/24/2014

10:00 AM -
11:30 AM
  

The Boker Tov Bunch

Come in out of the cold and play at Anshe Emet. Parents and kids ages 4 and under are welcome to come and play from 10-11:30 every Thursday morning. Anshe Emet will provide the room, the toys, and a light snack. Bring your friends or make new ones here! Plus, every week there will be a surprise visit from an Anshe Emet clergy, staff member, or BZAEDS staff member!

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

Contact:
Karen Martin
Phone: 773-868-5152
Email: kmartin@ansheemet.org

Web Page

4/24/2014

12:00 PM -
1:30 PM
  

AJC Chicago presents: Israel in the eyes of Christians

Rabbi Evan Moffic of Congregation Solel will interview Rev. Lillian Daniel of First Congregational Church of Glen Ellyn, based on a series of conversations they have held over the past year.

Location:
TBA
Chicago, IL 60603

Contact:
Jane Charney
Phone: 312-646-6115
Email: charneyj@ajc.org

4/24/2014

6:30 PM -
8:00 PM
  

RWANDA IN THE AFTERMATH OF GENOCIDE: A TWENTY YEAR PERSPECTIVE(2)

Join the Illinois Holocaust Museum in observance of the 20th Commemoration of the 1994 Tutsi genocide in Rwanda, where in the span of 100 days, an estimated one million people were murdered. NPR Worldview host Jerome McDonnell will interview Tutsi survivors Immaculee Mukantaganira and Jean Claude Mugenzi, who will share their stories of survival, reconciliation, and renewal in the aftermath of atrocity. Reservations required; education@ilhmec.org.

Location:
9603 Woods Dr
Skokie, IL 60077

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

Web Page

4/24/2014

7:00 PM -
10:00 PM
  

Jewish Professional's Mixer

Single professional pre-spring Holiday mingler.Specially geared towards good looking professional men and women between 30 and 45.

Location:
939 W North Ave
Chicago, IL 60642

Contact:
Anne Antonstein
Phone: 312-912-1810
Email: antoanne@my.dom.edu

4/24/2014

7:00 PM -
9:30 PM
  

Love and Religion Workshop – For Engaged, Seriously Dating or Newly Married Interfaith Couples. Co-sponsored with Interfaith Family Chicago

4/24, 5/1, 5/8, 5/16. 7:00 pm. Being part of an interfaith couple can be challenging; this workshop supports your efforts to better understand each other’s perspectives. Topics cover your family’s traditions, future religious decision-making including children, and extended family. Relaxed setting encourages you to discuss shared experiences and navigate different religious traditions. Sessions at different north suburban locations include a variety of formats: conversations over coffee, dinner, webinar, and the final evening attending a Sabbath service at a local congregation followed by dinner. $36 per couple fee. Contact Rosalie Greenberger, LCSW, Jewish Child & Family Services, 224-625-2819, RosalieGreenberger@jcfs.org

Location:
Chicago's North Suburbs
Chicago's North Suburbs, IL 60000

Contact:
Rosalie Greenberger, LCSW
Phone: 224-625-2819
Email: RosalieGreenberger@jcfs.org

Web Page

4/24/2014

7:30 PM -
9:00 PM
  

Manfred H. Vogel Lecture in Judaic Studies

"Same People, Different Worlds: Israel, America and Their Jews in the 21st Century" Yehudah Mirsky Brandeis University

Location:
Northwestern University
Norris University Center, Arch Room, 206 1999 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208

Contact:
Nancy Gelman
Phone: 847-491-2612
Email: n-gelman@northwestern.edu

Web Page

4/24/2014

10:00 PM -
11:00 PM
  

REFUGE: Stories of the Selfhelp Home

The Selfhelp Home is proud to announce that the award winning 1 hour documentary "REFUGE: Stories of the Selfhelp Home" will air on Channel 11, WTTTW on April 24th, at 10pm. The film, by Ethan Bensinger gives a voice to the last generation of Holocaust Survivors. Warm, moving and deeply personal, the film gives the remarkable stories of six survivors and refugees, and how they rebuilt their lives. Eyewitness testimony by residents of The Selfhelp Home, located in Chicago, IL, to specific events such as Kristallnatcht, The Kindertransport, Shanghai, hiding in France, Theresienstadt, Auschwitz, liberation and coming to America.

Location:
908 W. Argyle St.
Chicago, IL 60645

Contact:
Efrat Stein
Phone: 773-271-0300
Email: estein@selfhelphome.org

Web Page

4/25/2014

10:00 AM -
5:00 PM
  

Ruth Gruber: Photojournalist

Ruth Gruber: Photojournalist celebrates the remarkable life, vision, and heroic tenacity of a 20th century pioneer and trailblazing photojournalist. Now 102 years old, Gruber’s work spans more than five decades, from her groundbreaking work in the Soviet Arctic in the 1930s and her iconic images of Jewish refugees on the ship Exodus 1947, to her later work in the 1980s documenting Ethiopian Jews in the midst of a civil war. A selection of vintage prints are presented alongside contemporary prints made from original negatives, early film footage, and ephemera from her personal archive.

Location:
9603 Woods Drive
Skokie, IL 60077

Contact:
Amanda Berrios
Phone: 847-967-4835
Email: amanda.berrios@ilhmec.org

4/25/2014

10:00 AM -
6:00 PM
  

Collecting Local 10 New Acquisitions

Join us to view ten important new additions to our collection, additions that reflect Spertus Institute’s commitment to preserving local Jewish art, artifacts, and the stories they tell. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

Location:
610 S Michigan
Vestibule
Chicago, IL 60605

Contact:
Nicholas Sagan
Phone: 312-322-1760
Email: nsagan@spertus.edu

Web Page

4/25/2014

10:00 AM -
11:30 AM
  

Russian Tea Time -- Conversations with Holocaust Survivors

Russian Tea Time – Conversations with Holocaust Survivors. 2nd and 4th Friday of each month, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. beginning 4/25. An ongoing group for Russian-speaking Holocaust survivors to discuss the challenges of aging, politics, current events, news from Israel and Russia, family celebrations and more. No fee. Jewish Child & Family Services, 1156 Shure Drive, Arlington Heights. Contact Maya Gumirov, MACC, LPC, 224.625.2708, MayaGumirov@jcfs.org

Location:
1156 Shure Drive
Arlington Heights, IL 60004

Contact:
Maya Gumirov, MACC, LPC
Phone: 224-625-2708
Email: MayaGumirov@jcfs.org

4/25/2014

11:45 AM -
1:15 PM
  

Ben-Gurion Society Luncheon

JUF’s Ben-Gurion Society (BGS) is hosting a luncheon celebrating honorees of Crain's Chicago Business 2013 40 Under 40 - Crain's annual roundup of dealmakers, innovators, risk-takers and job creators, all who have reached the top of their fields before their 40th birthdays. Scott Issen of Future Founders Foundation, Seth Kravitz of Technori LLC and Bow Truss Coffee Roasters, and Justin Rolls of OrganicLife LLC will be featured on an interactive panel on Friday, April 25 at Mesirow Financial (353 N Clark St) at 11:45 a.m.

Location:
Mesirow Financial
353 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60654

Contact:
Sally Preminger
Phone: 312-357-4880
Email: yld@juf.org

Web Page | Register Online | Invitation (PDF)

4/25/2014

12:00 PM -
12:00 PM
  

CHUSY Kinnus

Convention for USY from around the region. High School Seniors start a day early.

Location:
601 Skokie Blvd.
Suite 402
Northbrook, IL 60062

Contact:
Julie Marder
Phone: 847-714-9130
Email: marder@uscj.org

 

4/25/2014

6:15 PM -
7:30 PM
  

Presentation by Rabbi David Saperstein Director of the RAC

Rabbi David Saperstein - Director of the RAC will be at Temple Sholom on Friday, April 25, 6:15 pm (as part of Regular Friday Night Services) The event is free. For over 30 years, Rabbi Saperstien has represented the Reform Jewish Movement to Congress and the Administration as the Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (RAC). On Friday night, He will speak on the topic of: “Being the Hands of God: Jewish Social Justice at a Time of Crisis and Opportunity.” A wine and cheese reception is beforehand (beginning at 5:30 pm) With oneg dessert/refreshment provided following the Service. Rabbi Saperstein’s visit is sponsored by the Rabbi Aaron M. Petuchowski Fund for Excellence in Jewish Education.

Location:
3480 N. Lake Shore Dr.
Chicago, IL 60657

Contact:
Jason Lindner
Phone: 773-435-1533
Email: Jason@sholomchicago.org

Web Page

4/26/2014

10:00 AM -
5:00 PM
  

Ruth Gruber: Photojournalist

Ruth Gruber: Photojournalist celebrates the remarkable life, vision, and heroic tenacity of a 20th century pioneer and trailblazing photojournalist. Now 102 years old, Gruber’s work spans more than five decades, from her groundbreaking work in the Soviet Arctic in the 1930s and her iconic images of Jewish refugees on the ship Exodus 1947, to her later work in the 1980s documenting Ethiopian Jews in the midst of a civil war. A selection of vintage prints are presented alongside contemporary prints made from original negatives, early film footage, and ephemera from her personal archive.

Location:
9603 Woods Drive
Skokie, IL 60077

Contact:
Amanda Berrios
Phone: 847-967-4835
Email: amanda.berrios@ilhmec.org

4/26/2014

10:00 AM -
6:00 PM
  

Collecting Local 10 New Acquisitions

Join us to view ten important new additions to our collection, additions that reflect Spertus Institute’s commitment to preserving local Jewish art, artifacts, and the stories they tell. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

Location:
610 S Michigan
Vestibule
Chicago, IL 60605

Contact:
Nicholas Sagan
Phone: 312-322-1760
Email: nsagan@spertus.edu

Web Page

4/26/2014

10:00 AM -
1:00 PM
  

Shalom Shabbat

Join us for the well-loved Shabbat morning service for children 4 and under and their parents. The morning will feature singing, dancing with the Torah, great stories, and Kiddush. Kiddush Lunch always follows a little after noon. Stay and hang out.

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

Contact:
Maxine Handelman
Phone: 773-868-5152
Email: sigal@aol.com

Web Page

4/26/2014

10:45 AM -
12:00 PM
  

Family Shabbat Service(2)

We will sing our way through a spirited and abbreviated Shabbat morning service geared towards families with school-aged children. Grab a rhythm instrument and play along! Children are welcome to lead parts of the service, carry the Torah, and more! Parents have the opportunity to participate in readings about the week’s Torah portion.

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

Contact:
David Barany
Phone: 847-498-4100
Email: DBarany@BethShalomNB.org

Web Page

4/26/2014

12:00 PM -
12:00 PM
  

CHUSY Kinnus

Convention for USY from around the region. High School Seniors start a day early.

Location:
601 Skokie Blvd.
Suite 402
Northbrook, IL 60062

Contact:
Julie Marder
Phone: 847-714-9130
Email: marder@uscj.org

 

4/26/2014

12:00 PM -
3:00 PM
  

Swim Lessons At Lab

Hyde Park JCC weekend swim lessons are moving to Laboratory School's sunny gymnasium pool, 1362 E. 59th Street in Chicago. Join us starting April 26-June 1st, for weekend swim lessons, clubs and clinics. We are adding Saturday lessons and expanding Sunday class times. Saturdays: 12-3pm Sundays: 10 am - 2pm Clinics: $20 Classes: $60 - $110

Location:
Laboratory School Gymnasium
1362 E. 59th Street
Chicago, IL 60637

Contact:
Anne Brogden
Phone: 773-966-1065
Email: abrogden@gojcc.org

Web Page

4/26/2014

8:00 PM -
10:00 PM
  

Schuller & Zemlinsky: A Premieres Project

On April 26, 2014, at the Harris Theater in downtown Chicago, the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra will take a city stage for the first time in its 60-year history as it performs the United States premiere of Jewish composer Alexander Zemlinsky’s Symphony No.1, under the direction of Maestro David Danzmayr. Austrian-born Zemlinksy was both a gifted conductor and composer whose music was suppressed during the Nazi regime. This concert will also feature the amazing Avalon Quartet playing the Chicago premiere of Gunther Schuller's Concerto for String Quartet and Orchestra, as well as Vaughan Williams' Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis.

Location:
Harris Theater Chicago
205 E. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60611

Contact:
Rachel Gilmore
Phone: 708-481-7774
Email: rachel@ipomusic.org

Web Page

4/27/2014

9:00 AM -
2:00 PM
  

Annual JCYS Pancake Breakfast & Open House

Families are invited to try out all that Camp Henry Horner and Camp Red Leaf have to offer during their annual Pancake Breakfast & Open House. With a high ropes course and zipline, boating and lake activities, tractor rides, and games and crafts, this kid-friendly event will allow you to explore all of Jewish Council for Youth Services’ 180 acres in the northwest suburbs. Cost is $10/adult, $7/child for breakfast; $10/person for lake activities & ropes course.

Location:
Camp Henry Horner & Camp Red Leaf
26710 W. Nippersink Rd
Ingleside, IL 60041

Contact:
Leah Maxon
Phone: 847-740-5010
Email: lmaxon@jcys.org

Web Page | Register Online

4/27/2014

9:00 AM -
12:00 PM
  

Yom Hashoah - Mitzvah Day

We will commemorate and remember the tragedy of the Holocaust and rededicate our lives to the service of others in the memory of the victims. Following the commemoration ceremony families will join together in a variety of mitzvah projects to better B'nai Mitzvah, Deerfield and the Jewish people.

Location:
1558 Wilmot Road
Deerfield, IL 60015

Contact:
Sam Rodin
Phone: 847-945-0470
Email: srodin@bnaitikvah.net

4/27/2014

9:00 AM -
2:00 PM
  

JCYS Annual Pancake Breakfast & Open House

Families are invited to try out all that Camp Henry Horner and Camp Red Leaf have to offer during their annual Pancake Breakfast & Open House on Sunday, April 27 from 9 am – 2 pm. With a high ropes course and zipline, boating and lake activities, tractor rides, and games and crafts, this kid-friendly event will allow you to explore all of Jewish Council for Youth Services’ 180 acres in the northwest suburbs. Sharing a campus, Camp Henry Horner offers day and overnight summer camp for children going into Kindergarten through 10th Grade, while Camp Red Leaf is specially designed for youth and adults with developmental disabilities, emotional and behavioral needs. For more information, visit www.jcys.org/CHH or call (847) 740-5010.

Location:
26710 W. Nippersink Road
Ingleside, IL 60041

Contact:
Leah Maxon
Phone: 847-740-5010
Email: lmaxon@jcys.org

Web Page

4/27/2014

10:00 AM -
5:00 PM
  

Ruth Gruber: Photojournalist

Ruth Gruber: Photojournalist celebrates the remarkable life, vision, and heroic tenacity of a 20th century pioneer and trailblazing photojournalist. Now 102 years old, Gruber’s work spans more than five decades, from her groundbreaking work in the Soviet Arctic in the 1930s and her iconic images of Jewish refugees on the ship Exodus 1947, to her later work in the 1980s documenting Ethiopian Jews in the midst of a civil war. A selection of vintage prints are presented alongside contemporary prints made from original negatives, early film footage, and ephemera from her personal archive.

Location:
9603 Woods Drive
Skokie, IL 60077

Contact:
Amanda Berrios
Phone: 847-967-4835
Email: amanda.berrios@ilhmec.org

4/27/2014

10:00 AM -
6:00 PM
  

Collecting Local 10 New Acquisitions

Join us to view ten important new additions to our collection, additions that reflect Spertus Institute’s commitment to preserving local Jewish art, artifacts, and the stories they tell. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

Location:
610 S Michigan
Vestibule
Chicago, IL 60605

Contact:
Nicholas Sagan
Phone: 312-322-1760
Email: nsagan@spertus.edu

Web Page

4/27/2014

12:00 PM -
12:00 PM
  

CHUSY Kinnus

Convention for USY from around the region. High School Seniors start a day early.

Location:
601 Skokie Blvd.
Suite 402
Northbrook, IL 60062

Contact:
Julie Marder
Phone: 847-714-9130
Email: marder@uscj.org

 

4/27/2014

12:30 PM -
2:30 PM
  

Introduction to Judaism Class

Introduction to Judaism is a 17-week overview of Judaism: Jewish history, traditions, holidays and life cycle ceremonies. Participants will gain comfort and familiarity with the symbols, liturgy, music, traditions and Hebrew blessings that accompany Jewish celebrations in the home and synagogue. Designed for individuals and couples wishing to explore Judaism, and for those considering becoming Jewish. Partners in interfaith relationships are encouraged to enroll together. Instructors: Rabbi Steven M. Bob and Rabbi Andrea J. Cosnowsky. Babysitting available. Fees: $250 per individual or couple for 17 weeks of classes(does not include cost of textbooks; a list will be provided before class begins)

Location:
Congregation Etz Chaim
1710 S. Highland Avenue
Lombard, IL 60148

Contact:
Felicia Ross
Phone: 847-920-8529
Email: fross@urj.org

Web Page

4/27/2014

1:00 PM -
3:00 PM
  

Community Holocaust Remembrance Event 2014

Metropolitan Chicago’s annual Yom HaShoah commemoration ceremony will be held on Sunday April 27, 2014. Sponsored by Sheérit HaPleitah & the Jewish Federation/Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago. Further details to follow.

Location:
Congregation Skokie Valley Agudath Jacob, 8825 East Prairie Rd
Skokie, IL 60076

Contact:
Stephanie Sklar, Dir. of Domestic Affairs, JCRC
Phone: 312-357-4770
Email: JCRC1@juf.org

4/27/2014

2:00 PM -
3:30 PM
  

Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois meeting(2)

A presentation called “Why Am I Stuck? 10 Solutions to Common Genealogical Brick Walls” by forensic genealogist Marsha Peterson-Maass will be the focus of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois meeting on Sunday, April 27, 2014, at 2 p.m. She will explain how to get past brick walls that most genealogists encounter while doing family history research. The JGSI meeting facilities in Temple Beth-El will open at 12:30 p.m. to accommodate members who want to get help with genealogy websites or to ask genealogical questions. JGSI’s genealogical research library will also be available for perusal or for borrowing selected volumes before the main program begins at 2 p.m. Peterson-Maass teaches genealogy classes at the Newberry Library.

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

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

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4/27/2014

2:30 PM -
4:30 PM
  

A Special Holocaust Rememberance Program

The Selfhelp Home presents a special Holocaust Remembrance classical music concert with Musician Linda Nussbaum. Refreshments following concert. RSVP to 773-271-8232.

Location:
908 W. Argyle St.
Chicago, IL 60640

Contact:
Efrat Stein
Phone: 773-271-0300
Email: estein@selfhelphome.org

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4/27/2014

4:00 PM -
6:00 PM
  

Two Among the Righteous Few: A Story of Courage in the Holocaust

Keynote speaker and San Francisco Bay area author Marty Brounstein will share this inspiring story from his book about a Christian couple in the Netherlands who, despite great risk, helped save the lives of dozens of Jews from certain death in World War II. This interfaith story of courage and compassion has a meaningful personal connection to our guest speaker as well, which he will share with us. This program is FREE and open to the public. There will be a brief Yom HaShoah memorial service to start the program, and the author's books will be available for purchase after the presentation.

Location:
Congregation Kneseth Israel
330 Division Street
Elgin, IL 60120

Contact:
Gale Jacoby
Phone: 847-741-5656
Email: cki@ckielgin.org

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4/27/2014

4:00 PM -
7:00 PM
  

Limo Scavenger Hunt for 6th-8th Grade Jewish Teens!

Are you ready to get lost on a....LIMO SCAVENGER HUNT?!?! On Sunday, April 27 from 4pm to 7pm, if you're a Jewish 6th-8th grader, you'll be riding in style while searching for crazy items, taking pictures, and having a laughing good time with great friends! $28 includes Pizza, Soda and over 2 hours of fun! Grab all your friends and come join the party! Email kfriduss@bbyo.org for more information.

Location:
300 Revere Drive
Northbrook, IL 60062

Contact:
Kevin Friduss
Phone: 847-420-5007
Email: kfriduss@bbyo.org

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4/27/2014

6:30 PM -
8:00 PM
  

COMMEMORATIVE CONCERT

Save the date for a very special program to honor the memory of Six Million at the Illinois Holocaust Museum.

Location:
9603 Woods Drive
Skokie, IL 60077

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

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4/27/2014

7:00 PM -
8:00 PM
  

COMMUNITY HOLOCAUST REMEMBERANCE DAY

A community wide Yom HaShoah Service for Holocaust Rememberance Day will be held at Congregation Beth Judea (Il. Rt. 83 at Hilltop Road, Long Grove, Illinois) on April 27, 2014, at 7 p.m. featuring speaker Debbi Green. Ms. Green is part of the second generation, the children of Holocaust survivors. Ms. Green's mother, Hilda Stern, left Germany in 1939 with her family on the St. Louis, the ship denied entry to Cuba. Mrs. Stern was later interned at Thereisendstadt. Ms. Green will tell her mother's story and share some of the experiences of growing up as a member of the second generation. This program is sponsored by Congregation Beth Judea, Congregation Beth Am, Temple Chai and AJEC. There is no cost for this service.

Location:
Congregation Beth Judea
Rte 83 and Hill Top Road
Long Grove, IL 60047

Contact:
Audrey Taxer
Phone: 847-506-9043
Email: abethjudeapublicity@gmail.com

4/27/2014

9:00 PM -
10:00 PM
  

REFUGE: Stories of the Selfhelp Home(1)

The Selfhelp Home is proud to announce that the award winning 1 hour documentary "REFUGE: Stories of the Selfhelp Home" will air on WYCC on April 27th, at 9pm. The film, by Ethan Bensinger gives a voice to the last generation of Holocaust Survivors. Warm, moving and deeply personal, the film gives the remarkable stories of six survivors and refugees, and how they rebuilt their lives. Eyewitness testimony by residents of The Selfhelp Home, located in Chicago, IL, to specific events such as Kristallnatcht, The Kindertransport, Shanghai, hiding in France, Theresienstadt, Auschwitz, liberation and coming to America.

Location:
908 W. Argyle St.
Chicago, IL 60645

Contact:
Efrat Stein
Phone: 773-271-0300
Email: estein@selfhelphome.org

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4/28/2014

9:00 AM -
3:00 PM
  

Vacation Days at Your JCC(1)

When school is out, JCC is there for you. Ice Skating, Legoland, Iron Chef, and more. Various dates in March and April. Check the website to see what works for you! Before care (8-9 am) and after care (3-6 pm) are also available.

Location:
Various JCC Locations

Contact:
Amy Kellogg
Phone: 847-763-3606
Email: akellogg@gojcc.org

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4/28/2014

10:00 AM -
5:00 PM
  

Ruth Gruber: Photojournalist

Ruth Gruber: Photojournalist celebrates the remarkable life, vision, and heroic tenacity of a 20th century pioneer and trailblazing photojournalist. Now 102 years old, Gruber’s work spans more than five decades, from her groundbreaking work in the Soviet Arctic in the 1930s and her iconic images of Jewish refugees on the ship Exodus 1947, to her later work in the 1980s documenting Ethiopian Jews in the midst of a civil war. A selection of vintage prints are presented alongside contemporary prints made from original negatives, early film footage, and ephemera from her personal archive.

Location:
9603 Woods Drive
Skokie, IL 60077

Contact:
Amanda Berrios
Phone: 847-967-4835
Email: amanda.berrios@ilhmec.org

4/28/2014

10:00 AM -
6:00 PM
  

Collecting Local 10 New Acquisitions

Join us to view ten important new additions to our collection, additions that reflect Spertus Institute’s commitment to preserving local Jewish art, artifacts, and the stories they tell. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

Location:
610 S Michigan
Vestibule
Chicago, IL 60605

Contact:
Nicholas Sagan
Phone: 312-322-1760
Email: nsagan@spertus.edu

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4/28/2014

11:30 AM -
2:00 PM
  

Hadassah Chicago-North Shore Chapter Book & Author Luncheon

Luncheon featuring Elaine Saphier Fox, editor of Out of Chaos: Hidden Children Remember the Holocaust, and a panel of several contributors to the book. Out of Chaos relates the personal memories and stories of resilience, tragedy and triumph of the younges Holocaust survivors. The luncheon honors Harriet Goldberg for her many years of dedication and devotion to Hadassah.For more information and reservations, please contact Hadassah at 847-205-1900 or chicago-northshore@hadassah.org.

Location:
Westin Hotel
601 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Wheeling, IL 60090

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

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4/28/2014

12:00 PM -
1:30 PM
  

Author Event(1)

Come hear an engaging presentation by California author Marty Brounstein on his book "Two Among the Righteous Few: A Story of Courage in the Holocaust." It is a remarkable true story of interfaith compassion, courage and rescue.

Location:
633 Clark Street
Evanston, IL 60208

Contact:
Northwestern University
Phone: 847-467-4442
Email: michael-simon@northwestern.edu

4/28/2014

6:00 PM -
8:00 PM
  

Surviving the Holocaust with Spiritual Strength, a Young Adult Dinner in Recognition of Yom HaShoah

Hear a personal story from a survivor on this meaningful evening. Brought to you by Chicago YJP & JCC 20s & 30s.

Location:
JUF
30 S. Wells
Chicago, IL 60606

Contact:
Sharon Schwartz
Phone: 773-761-0400
Email: Sharon@torahnetwork.org

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4/28/2014

7:00 PM -
9:00 PM
  

Art Loot: An Unresolved Legacy

In commemoration of this year's Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), Spertus welcomes correspondent David D’Arcy, who has been investigating and writing about cultural property and art theft for more than 20 years. Buy tickets here: http://tinyurl.com/kl8kvgo $18 | $10 | $8

Location:
610 S Michigan
Chicago, IL 60605

Contact:
Nicholas Sagan
Phone: 312-322-1760
Email: nsagan@spertus.edu

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4/28/2014

7:00 PM -
8:30 PM
  

Parent & Family Connection(2)

Parent & Family Connection. Monday, 4/28, 7 – 8:30 pm. Support and education group for Jewish parents and family members of LGBTQ youth and young adults (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and/or questioning) that meets monthly for discussions, film screenings, and social events. New members are always welcome! No fee. Response Center, 9304 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. Contact Rachel Marro, 224-625-2946, RachelMarro@jcfs.org

Location:
9304 Skokie Blvd.
Skokie, IL 60077

Contact:
Rachel Marro
Phone: 224-625-2946
Email: RachelMarro@jcfs.org

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4/28/2014

7:00 PM -
8:00 PM
  

Author Marty Braunstein to talk about wo Among the Righteous Few: A Story of Courage in the Holocaust

Author Marty Brounstein will talk about his book, Two Among the Righteous Few: A Story of Courage in the Holocaust, at Northbrook Community Synagogue at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 28th. He will be selling and signing his book after the program There is no charge to attend. Northbrook Community Synagogue is located at 2548 Jasper Court, Northbrook, IL 60062. For further information, call 847-509-9204.

Location:
Northbrook Community Synagogue
2548 Jasper Court
Northbrook, IL 60062

Contact:
Northbrook Community Synagogue
Phone: 847-509-9204
Email: office@northbrookcommunitysynagogue.org

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4/28/2014

7:30 PM -
9:00 PM
  

Marty Brounstein speaks at NCS

To honor Holocaust Remembrance Day, come hear the remarkable true story about a Catholic couple in the Netherlands who, despite great risk and danger, helped save the lives of at least two dozen Jews from certain death during World War II. Marty Brounstein will also explain the meaningful personal connection that inspires him to tell and retell the story of their heroic actions. His book will be available for purchase and signing after the presentation. For more information, visit our website at www.northbrookcommunitysynagogue.org or call 847-509-9204.

Location:
2548 Jasper Court
Northbrook, IL 60062

Contact:
Gail Gustave
Phone: 847-509-9204
Email: gail@northbrookcommunitysynagogue.org

4/28/2014

7:30 PM -
8:30 PM
  

Author Event(2)

Come hear an engaging presentation by California author Marty Brounstein on his book "Two Among the Righteous Few: A Story of Courage in the Holocaust." It is a remarkable true story of interfaith compassion, courage and rescue.

Location:
2548 Jasper Court
Northbrook, IL 60062

Contact:
Northbrook Community Synagogue
Phone: 847-509-9204
Email: gail@northbrookcommunitysynagogue.org

4/28/2014

7:30 PM -
9:00 PM
  

Mir zaynen do! We are Here! Yom HaShoah Holocaust Commemoration

Mir zaynen do! We are Here! --Words of the Partisan Song by Hirsch Glick, famous poet from the Vilna Ghetto. These words serve as a theme of the commemoration presented by Mameloshn Yiddish Song Group on on Yom HaShoah - Holocaust Memorial Day. Admission is free. The Yiddish songs and readings provide a glimpse of the life of those who perished and those who survived. Tapestries by Berit Engen related to many of the songs will be included.

Location:
Open Door Theater
902 S. Ridgeland Ave.
Oak Park, IL 60304

Contact:
Michael Bass
Phone: 708-524-0981
Email: embass@aol.com

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