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4/25/2015

9:00 AM -
10:00 AM
  

Mishpacha Minyan - April

Join us for this special Shabbat morning worship experience for families with children in grades 1-5. The service will include prayers, learn-and-discuss worship, Torah portion and a light Kiddush. Each child will have their own special Mishpacha Minyan prayer book.

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

Contact:
Lori Sagarin
Phone: 847-675-0951
Email: educator@tbiskokie.org

Web Page

4/25/2015

9:00 AM -
5:00 PM
  

Religious School Registration - early bird registration discount thru June 1

Plans are in full gear for the 2015-2016/5775 - 5776 Religious School year. Registration packets were in the mail on April 20th to all current Religious School students. The packet includes all of the registration materials for the upcoming school year. Help us plan for next year, and save money at the same time. If you fill out the registration forms and pay the non-refundable deposit in full prior to June 1, 2015 you will save $50 per child. And, help a friend who is not yet a remember by telling them about this early bird discount.

Location:
Congregation Beth Am
1370 Abbott Court
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089

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

Web Page

4/25/2015

11:00 AM -
1:00 PM
  

Northbrook Community Synagogue Offers Junior Congregation and Tot Shabbat

Join Northbrook Community Synagogue every Shabbat at 11:00 AM for Junior Congregation for children 8 to 13 years old and Tot Shabbat services for children 3-8 years old. Fun and games to follow by our youth director during kiddush. Northbrook Community Synagogue is located at 2548 Jasper Court in Northbrook. For further information, call the synagogue office at 847-509-9204or email office@northbrookcommunitysynagogue.org.

Location:
2548 Jasper Court
Northbrook, IL 60062

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

Web Page

4/26/2015

9:00 AM -
10:00 AM
  

Temple Jeremiah's Babies and Bagels Playgroup - April

Temple Jeremiah hosts a monthly playgroup for babies and their parents or grandparents (older siblings welcome, too). Little ones enjoy toys, songs, and fun while adults enjoy coffee, bagels, and each other’s company. Bring a toy or two to play with or share and please also bring any snacks your little one might need (no nuts, please). Members and non-members, moms, dads, caregivers, and grandparents are welcome. RSVP or just come if you can. Questions? Contact Rabbi Segal at rabbisegal@templejeremiah.org. Save the date for our upcoming playgroups: Feb. 22, 2015; Mar. 22, 2015; Apr. 26, 2015.

Location:
Temple Jeremiah
937 Happ Road
Northfield, IL 60093

Contact:
Rabbi Emily Segal
Phone: 847-441-5760
Email: rabbisegal@templejeremiah.org

Web Page

4/26/2015

9:00 AM -
5:00 PM
  

Religious School Registration - early bird registration discount thru June 1

Plans are in full gear for the 2015-2016/5775 - 5776 Religious School year. Registration packets were in the mail on April 20th to all current Religious School students. The packet includes all of the registration materials for the upcoming school year. Help us plan for next year, and save money at the same time. If you fill out the registration forms and pay the non-refundable deposit in full prior to June 1, 2015 you will save $50 per child. And, help a friend who is not yet a remember by telling them about this early bird discount.

Location:
Congregation Beth Am
1370 Abbott Court
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089

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

Web Page

4/26/2015

9:30 AM -
11:00 AM
  

Character Breakfast with Mr & Mrs Mouse

Hot Dog! Calling all Boys & Girls and kids of all ages! Join us for a Character Breakfast with your favorite Mouse couple…Costumes welcome! Family friendly breakfast of bagels, cream cheese, fresh fruit, donuts, muffins, water, juice, and coffee! Photo opportunity, Crafts, Dance Party & Games $7 per person, all ages

Location:
Mayer Kaplan JCC
5050 Church Street
Skokie, IL 60077

Contact:
Lawrence LeVine
Phone: 847-867-8984
Email: ljlevine@gojcc.org

Web Page

4/26/2015

10:00 AM -
12:00 PM
  

Stay & Play (Sunday)

Have fun with your little one and connect with other families when you Stay & Play at the J! Join us for drop-in playtime for children, infant to 36 months, with a caregiver. Our newly refurbished infant-toddler play space has been expertly designed with the littlest hands, feet, and bodies in mind, featuring soft play surfaces, age-appropriate equipment,open-ended, creative play materials, and safe and engaging opportunities for babies and toddlers to explore with all their senses. Come with friends, or make new ones! No advance registration necessary - drop in as your schedule permits! * Please note there will be no Stay & Play on Sunday, 4/12/15 or 5/24/15

Location:
Bernard Weinger Jewish Community Center
300 Revere Drive
Northbrook, IL 60062

Contact:
Zahava Berman
Phone: 224-406-9207
Email: ZBerman@gojcc.org

4/26/2015

10:00 AM -
12:30 PM
  

Israeli Reporter To Speak at JUF Brunch

Gil Tamary, the Washington Bureau Chief for Israel’s Channel 10 News will be the guest speaker at the JUF Brunch to held at Ezra-Habonim, the Niles Township Jewish Cong., 4500 W. Dempster, Skokie, Sunday, April 26 starting at 10:00 a.m. “Gil Tamary is known by virtually every Israeli as a top news reporter,” says Joel Farber, the synagogue’s 2015 JUF Event Chair. “He has worked for the Israeli Broadcasting Authority, Israel Public Radio and as anchor and chief editor of Good Morning Israel. Cost for the brunch is $10 per person. For reservations and further information, please call Lisa Herst at 312-444-2838 or e-mail her at LisaHerst@juf.org

Location:
Ezra-Habonim, the Niles Township Jewish Congregation
4500 W. Dempster
Skokie, IL 60076

Contact:
Esther L. Manewith
Phone: 847-675-4141
Email: emanewith36@sbcglobal.net

4/26/2015

11:00 AM -
12:00 PM
  

Presentation: "Is Parkinson's A Jewish Genetic Disease?"

Temple Beth Israel (3601 W. Dempster St., Skokie) Presents "Is Parkinson's A Jewish Genetic Disease?" Join us for an educational event about a research study providing genetic screening at no cost to qualified individuals, Sunday, April 26th, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm, This event is free and includes light refreshments. Featured speaker is Tanya Simuni, MD, an Arthur C. Nielsen Jr. Research Professor and Director of the Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Introductory Speaker is Vanessa Arnedo, Associated Director, Research Partnership, The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's research. Family and friends of people with Parkinson's are encouraged to attend.

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

Contact:
andrea blain
Phone: 847-933-9884
Email: andrea@andreablainpr.com

Web Page

4/26/2015

11:30 AM -
1:00 PM
  

The Myth of the Cultural Jews

Roberta Rosenthal Kwall will discuss her new book The Myth of the Cultural Jew: Culture and Law in Jewish Tradition at North Suburban Synagogue Beth El on Sunday, April 26 at 11:30am. A light brunch will be served. Please RSVP to Marcie Eskin at meskin@nssbethel.org or 847/432-8900 x234. Open to the community, free of charge. Roberta Rosenthal Kwall is the Raymond P. Niro Professor of Law at DePaul University College of Law. The Myth of the Cultural Jew was published by Oxford University Press in 2015. Copies of the book will be available for sale and a book signing will follow the program.

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

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

Web Page

4/26/2015

12:30 PM -
3:30 PM
  

FACES OF HUMANITY FILM SERIES “WATCHERS OF THE SKY”

This feature film interweaves four stories of remarkable courage, compassion, and determination, while setting out to uncover the forgotten life of Raphael Lemkin – the man who created the word “genocide,” and believed the law could protect the word from mass atrocities. Post-screening discussion with Museum Director of Education, Kelley Szany, and Holocaust survivor Beatrice Muchman.

Location:
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
9603 Woods Drive
Chicago, IL 60077

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

Web Page

4/26/2015

1:00 PM -
2:30 PM
  

Parent & Family LGBTQ Connection

Parent & Family Connection. Sunday, April 26, 1 – 2:30 pm. Join us for our monthly meeting of Parent & Family Connection, a support and education group for Jewish parents and family members of LGBTQ individuals (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and/or questioning). Our meetings are a safe space for parents to learn more about gender identity and sexual orientation, and to connect with other parents who are going through similar experiences with their children. New members are always welcome! Beth Emet, 1224 Dempster St, Evanston. Contact Rachel Marro, 224-625-2946, RachelMarro@jcfs.org with any questions or to RSVP

Location:
1224 Dempster
Evanston, IL 60202

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

Web Page

4/26/2015

1:30 PM -
4:00 PM
  

Bags, Bangles and Other Bling Boutique

Beth Tikvah Sisterhood is hosting a sale of gently used purses, jewelry, scarves, belts and other women's accessories. Plan to come and SHOP, SHOP, and do more SHOPPING. Great treasures and bargains for all.

Location:
300 Hillcrest Blvd
Hoffman Estates, IL 60169

Contact:
Sheri McGinnis
Phone: 847-392-1564
Email: msmcginnis@comcast.net

Web Page

4/26/2015

4:00 PM -
5:30 PM
  

Six13Acapella Cantor's Concert

Beth Hillel Congregation Bnai Emunah, 3220 Big Tree Lane, Wilmette presents it's annual Cantor's Concert featuring the highly acclaimed musical group Six13Acapella. Sunday, April 26th at 4 PM. Tickets: $30 members, $36 non-members, $18 children ages 13 - 18 and free for ages 12 and under. For information: please call 847-256-1213.

Location:
3220 Big Tree Lane
Wilmette, IL 60091

Contact:
Elly
Phone: 847-256-1213
Email: office@BHCBE.org

4/26/2015

5:00 PM -
7:30 PM
  

Words To Action

Words To Action (part of the Anti-Defamation League's Confronting Anti-Semitism Program) is an interactive workshop for high school seniors that empowers and equips seniors with constructive, effective responses to anti-Semitism and anti-Israel bias on campus. There is no cost for this event. Dinner will be served. Please contact Joanna Drew to RSVP for this event, and/or visit www.adl.org/wordstoaction for more information.

Location:
Pizzeria Serio
1708 W. Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657

Contact:
Joanna Drew
Phone: 312-533-3925
Email: jdrew@adl.org

4/26/2015

6:30 PM -
8:30 PM
  

Two Israeli Soldiers to Speak in Skokie

“An Israeli Soldiers’ Tour: Real Soldiers, Real Lives, Real People” a special program for the entire community, will be co-hosted by two Skokie synagogues: Ezra-Habonim, the Niles Township Jewish Congregation and Temple Beth Israel. The program will take place Sunday, April 26, starting at 6:30 p.m. at Ezra-Habonim, the Niles Township Jewish Congregation, 4500 W. Dempster, Skokie. It is sponsored by StandWithUs and is free and open to the public. “Israeli Soldiers’ Tour” is an innovative program featuring young reserve duty Israeli citizen soldiers/college students who will tell their personal stories from the front lines. In addition to Israeli Defense Force service, they are graduates of the StandWithUs Israel Fellowship.

Location:
Ezra-Habonim, the Niles Township Jewish Congregation
4500 W. Dempster
Skokie, IL 60076

Contact:
Esther L. Manewith
Phone: 847-675-4141
Email: emanewith36@sbcglobal.net

4/26/2015

7:00 PM -
8:30 PM
  

Adult Programming Presents Documentary Movie Series - "Six Days in June"

Cost: $5 CBA members $8 non-CBA members We will be watching "Six Days in June" http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1033631/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1 In this documentary movie, these “six days in June” have nothing to do with the famous six-day Arab Israeli conflict in June of 1967, but rather a six-day personal transformation that takes place against a backdrop of student riots in 1968. Please RSVP by calling Lynne at the synagogue office (847-383-5017)

Location:
Congregation Beth Am
1370 Abbott Court
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089

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

Web Page

4/27/2015

9:00 AM -
5:00 PM
  

Religious School Registration - early bird registration discount thru June 1

Plans are in full gear for the 2015-2016/5775 - 5776 Religious School year. Registration packets were in the mail on April 20th to all current Religious School students. The packet includes all of the registration materials for the upcoming school year. Help us plan for next year, and save money at the same time. If you fill out the registration forms and pay the non-refundable deposit in full prior to June 1, 2015 you will save $50 per child. And, help a friend who is not yet a remember by telling them about this early bird discount.

Location:
Congregation Beth Am
1370 Abbott Court
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089

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

Web Page

4/27/2015

9:30 AM -
11:00 AM
  

Toddler Developmental Group [2-3 Years]

Encouraging early interactions such as saying “hello” and sharing a toy are important skills for entering preschool. This group will focus on participating in circle time and engaging in play-time activities that promote communication, early problem solving and following directions. Led by a Developmental Therapist.

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

Contact:
Meredith White
Phone: 847-412-4336
Email: meredithwhite@jcfs.org

4/27/2015

3:30 PM -
4:30 PM
  

Yoga For Kids! [4-6 Years]

This group provides a fun, child-centered environment that merges age-appropriate yoga practices including breathing techniques and animal poses with other play, art and social game experiences. This class encourages exploration of early yoga practices while building your child's gross motor skills, coordination and body awareness. Led by a licensed Occupational Therapist

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

Contact:
Meredith White
Phone: 847-412-4336
Email: meredithwhite@jcfs.org

4/27/2015

4:00 PM -
5:30 PM
  

Friends ClubPeer Group [5-7 Years]

Does your child have difficulty finding his/her footing with peer groups? Does your child struggle to pick up on social cues from others? If so, consider including your child in our group based on Michelle Garcia Winner's Social Thinking® approach. This group, for children 5-7 years of age, allow for hands-on learning using play, expressive arts and sensory activities to help form and maintain friendships. Led by a Developmental Therapist and Social Worker. Parent collaboration is emphasized. Fee: $390 for 8-week series. **We bill insurance. Please inquire about our partnering insurance plans.

Location:
Elain Kersten Children's Center 255 Revere Drive Suite 200
Northbrook, IL 60062

Contact:
Meredith White
Phone: 847-412-4336
Email: meredithwhite@jcfs.org

4/27/2015

7:00 PM -
8:30 PM
  

Say It In Hebrew Second Semester

Say It In Hebrew, Chicago's premier Ulpan is now open for registration for second semester. Classes are in three locations, Lakeview, Skokie and Northbrook. We offer a range of levels in each location.

Location:
Mayer Kaplan JCC
5050 Church St.
Skokie, IL 60077

Contact:
Abby Ashkenazi
Phone: 847-763-3571
Email: aashkenazi@gojcc.org

Web Page

4/27/2015

7:00 PM -
8:30 PM
  

Say It In Hebrew Second Session

Say it in Hebrew is a program designed to learn to speak Hebrew, or improve on the Conversational Hebrew you already know. We offer many levels at multiple locations and times. Second session begins February 9, 2015.

Location:
Mayer Kaplan JCC
5050 Church Street
Skokie, IL 60077

Contact:
Abby Ashkenazi
Phone: 847-763-3627
Email: aashkenazi@gojcc.org

Web Page

4/28/2015

9:00 AM -
11:00 AM
  

Stay & Play at LCCC!

Have fun with your little one and connect with other families when you Stay & Play at the J, our FREE drop-in playtime for children, infant to 36 months (with a caregiver)! Our newly refurbished infant-toddler play space has been expertly designed with the littlest hands, feet, and bodies in mind, featuring soft play surfaces, age-appropriate equipment, open-ended, creative play materials, and safe and engaging opportunities for babies and toddlers to explore with all their senses! Come with friends, or make new ones... No advance registration necessary - drop in as your schedule permits!

Location:
JCC Early Childhood at Lake County Community Campus
23280 N. Old McHenry Road
Lake Zurich, IL 60047

Contact:
Liz Zetley
Phone: 847-901-0623
Email: EZetley@gojcc.org

4/28/2015

9:00 AM -
5:00 PM
  

Religious School Registration - early bird registration discount thru June 1

Plans are in full gear for the 2015-2016/5775 - 5776 Religious School year. Registration packets were in the mail on April 20th to all current Religious School students. The packet includes all of the registration materials for the upcoming school year. Help us plan for next year, and save money at the same time. If you fill out the registration forms and pay the non-refundable deposit in full prior to June 1, 2015 you will save $50 per child. And, help a friend who is not yet a remember by telling them about this early bird discount.

Location:
Congregation Beth Am
1370 Abbott Court
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089

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

Web Page

4/28/2015

10:00 AM -
12:30 PM
  

Take Charge of Your Arthritis (6-Week Series)

This free six week series will focus on chronic arthritis and include topics like action plans, relaxation techniques, exercise, working with your doctor, and arthritis hints and aids. If you are one of nearly 40 million people in the U.S. with arthritis, this class is for you. This free program is made possible thanks to a CVS Health Community Grant. Classes will be held on Tuesdays, April 21 to May 26. Call 773.508.1073 to register.

Location:
Bernard Horwich Building
3003 W. Touhy Ave.
Chicago, IL 60645

Contact:
Bernina Sykes
Phone: 773-508-1073
Email: Bernina.Sykes@cje.net

Web Page

4/28/2015

11:00 AM -
2:00 PM
  

JCC 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 Shalom
20820 South Western Ave
Olympia Fields, IL 60461

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

Web Page

4/28/2015

12:30 PM -
2:30 PM
  

Ina Pinkley "The Breakfast Queen"

Ketura Hadassah invites you to our General Meeting featuring Ina Pinkley, "The Breakfast Queen" $3.00

Location:
Mayer Kaplan JCC
5050 W Church
Skokie, IL 60077

Contact:
Bert Finkel
Phone: 847-675-5873
Email: vickirubin@comcast.net

4/28/2015

2:00 PM -
3:30 PM
  

Fun with Art! [4-6 Years]

This Art-focused group is great for a child who has limited experience with art activities or a child who loves art and needs extra support using materials. Each week children complete an art project---from setup, execution, to clean-up! Children are exposed to a variety of art materials such as paint, glue and sand, and practice school-based skills such as cutting, gluing, painting, and following multi-step directions. Additionally, this group incorporates fun, gross and fine motor and sensory play activities to build upon each week’s art project theme. Come join the Fun! Led by a licensed Occupational Therapist. Fee: $450 for 8-week series. **We bill insurance. Please inquire about our partnering insurance plans.

Location:
Kersten Children's Center 255 Revere Drive Suite 200
Northbrook, IL 60062

Contact:
Meredith White
Phone: 847-412-4336
Email: meredithwhite@jcfs.org

4/28/2015

5:30 PM -
7:30 PM
  

Volunteer with YLD at JUF Uptown Cafe

Volunteer with YLD at the JUF Uptown Cafe (909 W. Wilson Ave.) Volunteers will serve dinner in a restaurant-style setting and enjoy a meal with guests. Don't miss out on meeting other YLD-ers who are making a difference to those in need! Advanced registration is required.

Location:
909 W. Wilson Ave.
Chicago, IL

Contact:
Samantha Harrison
Phone: 312-357-4880
Email: yld@juf.org

Register Online

4/28/2015

6:00 PM -
9:00 PM
  

Shark Tank: Night of Entrepreneurs

Join us at our popular Shark Tank event to support, develop and empower entrepreneurs in the Jewish community. 12 passionate start up leaders are on the brink of launching their ventures. Six of these committed fellows will be awarded a $2,500 mini-grant on the basis of their pitch. $10 in advance, $15 at the door Includes kosher appetizers & one drink ticket.Register at: http://bit.ly/SharkTankTix 6.15-7pm: Appetizers & Networking 7-9pm: Shark Tank

Location:
Mayne Stage
1328 W. Morse Avenue
Chicago, IL 60626

Contact:
Becky Adelberg
Phone: 847-763-3629
Email: badelberg@gojcc.org

Web Page

4/28/2015

6:30 PM -
8:30 PM
  

Linkages Karaoke Night for Adults with Disabilities & Families

Join CJE SeniorLife's Linkage program for a social gathering with pizza, music, photo booth, raffle prizes and lots of fun! To register or to request special accommodations, please contact Rosann Corcoran, Linkages Coordinator, at 773.508.1694 or Rosann.Corcoran@cje.net.

Location:
JCFS Joy Faith Knapp Center
3145 W. Pratt Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60645

Contact:
Rosann Corcoran
Phone: 773-508-1694
Email: Rosann.Corcoran@cje.net

Web Page

4/28/2015

7:00 PM -
8:30 PM
  

Say It In Hebrew Second Semester

Say It In Hebrew, Chicago's premier Ulpan is now open for registration for second semester. Classes are in three locations, Lakeview, Skokie and Northbrook. We offer a range of levels in each location.

Location:
Mayer Kaplan JCC
5050 Church St.
Skokie, IL 60077

Contact:
Abby Ashkenazi
Phone: 847-763-3571
Email: aashkenazi@gojcc.org

Web Page

4/28/2015

7:15 PM -
8:30 PM
  

JUF's Day School Night

Dessert reception for parents. teachers and board members of JUF's affiliate day schols. Speaker Dr. David Pelcovitz

Location:
Holiday Inn North Shore 5300 W Toughy Ave
5300 W. Touhy
Skokie, IL 60077

Contact:
Mindy Bass
Phone: 312-444-2839
Email: mindybass@juf.org

4/29/2015

9:00 AM -
5:00 PM
  

Religious School Registration - early bird registration discount thru June 1

Plans are in full gear for the 2015-2016/5775 - 5776 Religious School year. Registration packets were in the mail on April 20th to all current Religious School students. The packet includes all of the registration materials for the upcoming school year. Help us plan for next year, and save money at the same time. If you fill out the registration forms and pay the non-refundable deposit in full prior to June 1, 2015 you will save $50 per child. And, help a friend who is not yet a remember by telling them about this early bird discount.

Location:
Congregation Beth Am
1370 Abbott Court
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089

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

Web Page

4/29/2015

9:30 AM -
10:30 AM
  

Yoga for Kids! [4-6 Yrs]

This group provides a fun, child-centered environment that merges age-appropriate yoga practices including breathing techniques and animal poses with other play, art and social game experiences. This class encourages exploration of early yoga practices while building your child's gross motor skills, coordination and body awareness. Led by a licensed Occupational Therapist. Fee: $300 for 8-week series. **We bill insurance. Please inquire about our partnering insurance plans.

Location:
Kersten Children's Center 255 Revere Drive
Northbrook, IL 60062

Contact:
Meredith White
Phone: 847-412-4336
Email: meredithwhite@jcfs.org

4/29/2015

10:00 AM -
11:30 AM
  

JCC Men's Group

The Men’s Club meets throughout the year on Wednesday mornings. — For adults 55+ Every week there’s a stimulating new topic for you and the guys to talk about at the “J.” The JCC Men’s Club gives you an easy way to meet up with others for fellowship and intellectual stimulation. Enjoy the camaraderie while coming together for a broad range of interesting programs and lectures. There’s always something new to learn!

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

Contact:
Hillary Wenk
Phone: 224-406-9257
Email: hwenk@gojcc.org

Web Page

4/29/2015

1:30 PM -
3:00 PM
  

An In-depth Analysis of Kabbalah from A to Z

1:30 – 3:00 pm, Wednesdays March 11 – June 10th, 2015 Led by Rabbi Dr. Douglas Goldhamer, Congregation Bene Shalom Whether you are a novice student or on an advanced level, you will discover amazing insights about the Jewish mystical tradition. Rabbi Dr. Goldhamer will lead an intensive exploration of the major principles and concepts of the different schools of Kabbalah. Meditative Kabbalah, Practical Kabbalah, Theoretical Kabbalah, and Lurianic Kabbalah will be studied. The texts for this course are “Major Trends in Jewish Mysticism” and “Kabbalah” by Gershom Scholem. $100 per person

Location:
4435 Oakton Avenue
Skokie, IL 60076

Contact:
Alison Brown
Phone: 847-677-3330
Email: edison223@aol.com

Web Page

4/29/2015

6:30 PM -
9:00 PM
  

Beneath the Helmet: From High school to the Home Front

B'NAI TIKVAH WILL HOLD A COMMUNITY-WIDE SHOWING of Beneath the Helmet: From High School to the Home Front. A coming-of-age story which follows the journey of five Israeli high school graduates who are drafted into the army to defend their country. At the age of 18, away from their homes, families and friends these young individuals undergo a demanding, inspiring journey, revealing the core of who they are and who they want to be. This is a film you won't want to miss. For additional information, please contact the synagogue office: 847-945-0470.

Location:
1558 Wilmot Rd
Deerfield, IL 60015

Contact:
Irit Talor
Phone: 847-945-0470
Email: info@bnaitikvah.net

4/29/2015

7:00 PM -
8:30 PM
  

"Modern (Jewish) Family" – Adoption, Identity, and the Jewish Community. Presented by Project Esther, The Chicago Jewish Adoption Network

How does it feel, as an adoptee, to hear repeatedly "Funny, you don't look Jewish"? What is it like to be a black, Asian, or Latino child growing up in a white family and a largely white, Jewish community? How do parents support their children's multi-faceted identities as they navigate through life cycle events and holiday celebrations related to both their Jewish and birth heritages? Join Dr. Jayne Guberman and Dr. Jenny Sartori, co-directors of the Adoption & Jewish Identity Project, and a panel of adult adoptees for a thought-provoking discussion of the complex issues facing American Jewish adoptees and their families. No charge. Event is made possible by a generous gift from the Rubens Family Foundation. CEUs available for $15.

Location:
Temple Beth Israel, 3601 Dempster
Skokie, IL 60077

Contact:
Marsha Raynes, LCSW
Phone: 847-745-5408
Email: MarshaRaynes@jcfs.org

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4/30/2015

9:00 AM -
11:00 AM
  

Stay & Play at LCCC!

Have fun with your little one and connect with other families when you Stay & Play at the J, our FREE drop-in playtime for children, infant to 36 months (with a caregiver)! Our newly refurbished infant-toddler play space has been expertly designed with the littlest hands, feet, and bodies in mind, featuring soft play surfaces, age-appropriate equipment, open-ended, creative play materials, and safe and engaging opportunities for babies and toddlers to explore with all their senses! Come with friends, or make new ones... No advance registration necessary - drop in as your schedule permits!

Location:
JCC Early Childhood at Lake County Community Campus
23280 N. Old McHenry Road
Lake Zurich, IL 60047

Contact:
Liz Zetley
Phone: 847-901-0623
Email: EZetley@gojcc.org

4/30/2015

9:00 AM -
5:00 PM
  

Religious School Registration - early bird registration discount thru June 1

Plans are in full gear for the 2015-2016/5775 - 5776 Religious School year. Registration packets were in the mail on April 20th to all current Religious School students. The packet includes all of the registration materials for the upcoming school year. Help us plan for next year, and save money at the same time. If you fill out the registration forms and pay the non-refundable deposit in full prior to June 1, 2015 you will save $50 per child. And, help a friend who is not yet a remember by telling them about this early bird discount.

Location:
Congregation Beth Am
1370 Abbott Court
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089

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

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4/30/2015

11:30 AM -
2:00 PM
  

Hadassah Chicago-North Shore Book and Author Event

Margo Howard, daugher of Ann Landers and author of Eat, Drink and Remarry, will speak about her latest book and offer memories of her life as Ann Lander's daughter. The event will also honor Lillian Mann, long-time member of Hadassah Wilmette Group. Luncheon will be served.

Location:
Westin Chicago North Shore
601 North Milwaukee Ave.
Wheeling, IL 60090

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

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4/30/2015

6:30 PM -
8:00 PM
  

STAGED READING THE LAST CYCLIST

Written and rehearsed in the Terezín Concentration Camp, but never performed, “The Last Cyclist,” is an example of the extraordinary resilience displayed by concentration camp inmates. This satirical play written by Karel Švenk tells of a land in which a mad dictator proclaims all bicycle riders must be removed. Presented by Genesis Theatrical Productions.

Location:
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
9603 Woods Drive
Chicago, IL 60077

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

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4/30/2015

7:00 PM -
8:30 PM
  

Say It In Hebrew Second Semester

Say It In Hebrew, Chicago's premier Ulpan is now open for registration for second semester. Classes are in three locations, Lakeview, Skokie and Northbrook. We offer a range of levels in each location.

Location:
Mayer Kaplan JCC
5050 Church St.
Skokie, IL 60077

Contact:
Abby Ashkenazi
Phone: 847-763-3571
Email: aashkenazi@gojcc.org

Web Page

5/1/2015

9:00 AM -
5:00 PM
  

Religious School Registration - early bird registration discount thru June 1

Plans are in full gear for the 2015-2016/5775 - 5776 Religious School year. Registration packets were in the mail on April 20th to all current Religious School students. The packet includes all of the registration materials for the upcoming school year. Help us plan for next year, and save money at the same time. If you fill out the registration forms and pay the non-refundable deposit in full prior to June 1, 2015 you will save $50 per child. And, help a friend who is not yet a remember by telling them about this early bird discount.

Location:
Congregation Beth Am
1370 Abbott Court
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089

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

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5/1/2015

9:15 AM -
10:15 AM
  

SENSE-ational Shabbat @ LCCC

One of the ways toddlers learn about the world around them is through their senses. You and your little one will see, listen to, smell, touch, and taste the beauty of Shabbat through interactive play designed to stimulate all five senses. Leave each of the six classes with materials and ideas to create sensory rich experiences at home, too! Designed for children 12-24 months, with a caregiver (younger siblings welcome). This program is made possible by a grant from jBaby, a program of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago.

Location:
JCC Early Childhood at Lake County Community Campus
23280 N. Old McHenry Road
Lake Zurich, IL 60047

Contact:
Jen Streicher
Phone: 224-406-9223
Email: JStreicher@gojcc.org

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5/1/2015

10:00 AM -
11:30 AM
  

Russian Tea Time -- Holocaust Survivors

Russian Tea Time. Fridays, 10 – 11:30 am. Socialization group for Russian-speaking Holocaust survivors. No fee. JCFS, Buffalo Grove, 135 N. Arlington Heights Road, Suite 104, Buffalo Grove. Contact Maya Gumirov, MA, LPC, 773.508.1004, Maya Gumirov@jcfs.org

Location:
135 N. Arlington Heights Road, Suite 104
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089

Contact:
Maya Gumirov, MA, LPC
Phone: 773-508-1004
Email: MayaGumirov@jcfs.org

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5/1/2015

10:45 AM -
11:30 AM
  

LEAP into Shabbat at CJDS!

LEAP into Shabbat is back this spring where children ages 0-3 and their parents have an opportunity to learn about and celebrate Shabbat. Each week you and your child will experience different activities related to Shabbat, and you will take a piece of the workshop home with you. Sing about, decorate, and take home your very own toolbox of Shabbat Judaica, which will enhance your family's Shabbat experience. Our program will run for six weeks on Fridays from 10:45-11:30 AM at CJDS starting April 17, 2015. LEAP into Shabbat is only $75 for one child and $110 for two children for all 6 sessions or you can pay $15 per session. We hope you will join us for this wonderful Shabbat program!

Location:
5959 North Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60660

Contact:
Chicago Jewish Day School
Phone: 773-271-2700
Email: cjdsrsvp@chicagojewishdayschool.org

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5/1/2015

11:00 AM -
12:00 PM
  

SENSE-ational Shabbat!

One of the ways toddlers learn about the world around them is through their senses. You and your little one will look, listen to, smell, touch, and taste the beauty of Shabbat through interactive play designed to stimulate all five senses. Leave each of the six classes with materials and ideas to create sensory rich experiences at home, too! Designed for children 12-24 months, with a caregiver. This program is made possible by a grant from jBaby Chicago, a program of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago.

Location:
Bernard Weinger Jewish Community Center
300 Revere Drive
Northbrook, IL 60077

Contact:
Jen Streicher
Phone: 224-406-9223
Email: JStreicher@gojcc.org

Web Page

5/1/2015

5:30 PM -
7:00 PM
  

Shabbat Yeladim (Tot Shabbat) - May

An enjoyable introduction to temple and services for children up to age 7. Occurs on the first Friday of the month. Siblings are welcome to attend and participate too. There will be a complimentary pizza and pasta dinner at 5:30pm followed by singing, story, craft project, age-appropriate prayers, and an oneg from 6:00-7:00pm.

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

Contact:
Janice Hadesman
Phone: 847-205-9982
Email: jhadesman@templebeth-el.org

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5/1/2015

5:45 PM -
8:00 PM
  

The Anshe Emet Young Families Friday night Kabbalat Shabbat service and dinner - May

Kabbalat Shabbat Service for families with children 5 and under, plus we also hold a rocking service for older kids (children in first grade and above) with Rabbi David Russo. BOTH services begin at 5:45 pm and are followed directly by ONE community dinner.

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

Contact:
Amy Karp
Phone: 773-868-5152
Email: akarp@ansheemet.org

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5/2/2015

9:00 AM -
5:00 PM
  

Religious School Registration - early bird registration discount thru June 1

Plans are in full gear for the 2015-2016/5775 - 5776 Religious School year. Registration packets were in the mail on April 20th to all current Religious School students. The packet includes all of the registration materials for the upcoming school year. Help us plan for next year, and save money at the same time. If you fill out the registration forms and pay the non-refundable deposit in full prior to June 1, 2015 you will save $50 per child. And, help a friend who is not yet a remember by telling them about this early bird discount.

Location:
Congregation Beth Am
1370 Abbott Court
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089

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

Web Page

5/2/2015

11:00 AM -
1:00 PM
  

Northbrook Community Synagogue Offers Junior Congregation and Tot Shabbat

Join Northbrook Community Synagogue every Shabbat at 11:00 AM for Junior Congregation for children 8 to 13 years old and Tot Shabbat services for children 3-8 years old. Fun and games to follow by our youth director during kiddush. Northbrook Community Synagogue is located at 2548 Jasper Court in Northbrook. For further information, call the synagogue office at 847-509-9204or email office@northbrookcommunitysynagogue.org.

Location:
2548 Jasper Court
Northbrook, IL 60062

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

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5/2/2015

11:15 AM -
12:15 PM
  

Tefila Tots Shabbat

A special prayer service and program for little children, a “Tefila Tots Shabbat,” will be held Saturday, May 2 at 11:15 a.m., in the Youth Lounge at Ezra-Habonim, the Niles Township Jewish Congregation, 4500 W. Dempster, Skokie. This is free and open to any Jewish family with small children. “This is our first Tefila Tots Shabbat and we are very excited to try something new,” says Rebbetzin Julie Weill who will lead the program with other Jewish educators. The morning will be filled with stories, songs, prayers and kiddush. For further information, please call the synagogue at 847-675-4141.

Location:
Ezra-Habonim, the Niles Township Jewish Congregation
4500 W. Dempster
Skokie, IL 60076

Contact:
Esther L. Manewith
Phone: 847-675-4141
Email: emanewith36@sbcglobal.net

5/2/2015

11:15 AM -
12:15 PM
  

Tots Shabbat

A special prayer service and program for little children, a “Tefila Tots Shabbat,” will be held Saturday, May 2 at 11:15 a.m., in the Youth Lounge at Ezra-Habonim, the Niles Township Jewish Congregation, 4500 W. Dempster, Skokie. This is free and open to any Jewish family with small children. “This is our first Tefila Tots Shabbat and we are very excited to try something new,” says Rebbetzin Julie Weill who will lead the program with other Jewish educators. The morning will be filled with stories, songs, prayers and kiddush. For further information, please call the synagogue at 847-675-4141.

Location:
Ezra-Habonim, the Niles Township Jewish Congregation
4500 W. Dempster
Skokie, IL 60076

Contact:
Esther L. Manewith
Phone: 847-675-4141
Email: emanewith36@sbcglobal.net

5/2/2015

11:15 AM -
12:15 PM
  

Tefila for Tots Shabbat

A special prayer service and program for little children, a “Tefila Tots Shabbat,” will be held Saturday, May 2 at 11:15 a.m., in the Youth Lounge at Ezra-Habonim, the Niles Township Jewish Congregation, 4500 W. Dempster, Skokie. This is free and open to any Jewish family with small children. “This is our first Tefila Tots Shabbat and we are very excited to try something new,” says Rebbetzin Julie Weill who will lead the program with other Jewish educators. The morning will be filled with stories, songs, prayers and kiddush. For further information, please call the synagogue at 847-675-4141.

Location:
Ezra-Habonim, the Niles Township Jewish Congregation
4500 W. Dempster
Skokie, IL 60076

Contact:
Esther L. Manewith
Phone: 847-675-4141
Email: emanewith36@sbcglobal.net

5/2/2015

11:15 AM -
12:15 PM
  

Shabbat for Tots

A special prayer service and program for little children, a “Tefila Tots Shabbat,” will be held Saturday, May 2 at 11:15 a.m., in the Youth Lounge at Ezra-Habonim, the Niles Township Jewish Congregation, 4500 W. Dempster, Skokie. This is free and open to any Jewish family with small children. “This is our first Tefila Tots Shabbat and we are very excited to try something new,” says Rebbetzin Julie Weill who will lead the program with other Jewish educators. The morning will be filled with stories, songs, prayers and kiddush. For further information, please call the synagogue at 847-675-4141.

Location:
Ezra-Habonim, the Niles Township Jewish Congregation
4500 W. Dempster
Skokie, IL 60076

Contact:
Esther L. Manewith
Phone: 847-675-4141
Email: emanewith36@sbcglobal.net

5/2/2015

8:00 PM -
10:00 PM
  

Temple Jeremiah's Golder Lecture features Dr. Joel M. Hoffman

“Ancient Answers to Good and Evil That Were Cut From the Bible” We’ll dive into the compelling account of Adam and Eve’s life in exile, Abraham’s troubling childhood, and the intriguing saga of Enoch — ancient material from the Bible's cutting room floor that fills in significant blanks in the formative texts of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. In addition, these offer three starkly different answers to good and evil. As we explore the diverse approaches, we'll discover some surprisingly relevant answers to the most fundamental human questions.

Location:
Temple Jeremiah
937 Happ Road
Northfield, IL 60093

Contact:
Lia Lehrer
Phone: 847-441-5760
Email: lia@templejeremiah.org

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