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5/26/2015

9:00 AM -
11:00 AM
  

Stay and 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

5/26/2015

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

5/26/2015

12:30 PM -
2:30 PM
  

Northlights Artistic Director,B.J.

Please join Ketura Hadassah for their general meeting. This will be your chance to meet B.J. Jones, Northlights Artistic Director. $3.00 12:30 coffee and... 1pm coffee

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

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

5/26/2015

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

5/26/2015

5:30 PM -
7:30 PM
  

YLD Night at JUF Uptown Café

Volunteer with other young adults 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

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5/26/2015

6:45 PM -
8:45 PM
  

Conquering Your Clutter to be topic of Northbrook Community Synagogue Women's Havura Dinner on May 26

Barbara Sarasin will present a program on "Conquering Your Clutter" at the culminating dinner of Northbrook Community Synagogue's Women's Havura at 6:45 p.m. on Tuesday, May 26. The speaker will discuss ways to help simplify our lives by presenting techniques to de-clutter our households. The cost to attend is $18 per person. Checks should be payable to NCS Sisterhood. RSVP to the synagogue office at 847-509-9204. Northbrook Community Synagogue is located at 2548 Jasper Court, Northbrook, IL 60062 at the corner of Willow and Landwehr Roads.

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

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

Web Page

5/26/2015

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

5/27/2015

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

5/27/2015

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

5/27/2015

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

5/27/2015

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

5/27/2015

7:00 PM -
8:30 PM
  

Jewish Book Club Sponsored by Back From Birthright Israel May

Join the young adult Jewish book club hosted by the Back From Birthright Israel community! Meet other young adults living in Chicago as we discuss Jewish books in a casual environment. Our meeting will be May 27 at 7 PM. We will be reading Unorthodox by Deborah Feldman. Stay tuned for the location! For more information contact Sammi Cutler at samanthacutler@juf.org or 312-357-4809

Location:
TBD
Chicago, IL

Contact:
Samantha Cutler
Phone: 312-357-4809
Email: SamanthaCutler@juf.org

 

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5/28/2015

8:30 AM -
2:00 PM
  

WDIV Annual Meeting

This meeting includes ALL of our lay leadership for both the Young Women's Board and Women's Board for the previous year and the upcoming year.

Location:
30 S Wells
Chicago, IL 60606

Contact:
Rachel Spavone
Phone: 312-357-4823
Email: RachaelSpavone@juf.org

5/28/2015

9:00 AM -
11:00 AM
  

Stay and 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

5/28/2015

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

5/28/2015

10:30 AM -
12:00 PM
  

Judaism Decoded

Skokie Jewish Learning Institute (JLI) Judaism Decoded: What is the definition of Torah? Is everything a rabbi says considered Torah? How do we know that they aren’t just making stuff up? How does the Torah evolve? These difficult questions actually do have answers! The newest course from the Jewish Learning Institute is your chance to get real with the subject of Torah and how Jewish tradition has evolved. This material is essential, and the course is highly recommended for intelligent Jewish adults. “Judaism Decoded” will positively impact the way you perceive every Jewish ritual or holiday from now on. This class will be offered at FOUR separate times to suit your schedule: Option 1: Six

Location:
4059 W. Dempster
Skokie, IL 60076

Contact:
Yochanan Posner
Phone: 847-677-1770
Email: yposner@skokiechabad.org

5/28/2015

1:00 PM -
3:00 PM
  

JNew Moms Group - Chicago

Professionally led by a social worker/child development specialist, The JNew Moms Group offers first-time Jewish moms of infants 0-6 months (or new moms raising their babies with a Jewish partner) a supportive, confidential, and non-judgmental environment in which to share experiences, exchange ideas, and connect with one another. COST: $135 for six sessions, plus a culminating Shabbat dinner for participants and their families For more information and to register, visit www.gojcc.org/newparents This program is made possible in partnership with jBaby Chicago, a program of JUF.

Location:
Bubbles Academy
1504 N. Fremont St.
Chicago, IL 60642

Contact:
Jenny Wasserman
Phone: 773-983-8345
Email: JWasserman@gojcc.org

Web Page

5/28/2015

5:30 PM -
7:00 PM
  

Dan Diner - "Conspicuous Entanglements: Reappraising Continental, Colonial, and Jewish Perspectives on World War II"

Dan Diner is professor of Modern History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the inaugural Joyce Z. Greenberg Visiting Professor of Jewish Studies at the University of Chicago. He presently directs the long-term project "Judging Histories: Experience, Representation, and Judgement of World War II in an Age of Globalization," which was awarded a European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant. He is also the editor of the seven-volume Enzyklopädie jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. His most recent book, Rituelle Distanz: Israels deutsche Frage, Munich 2015, reveals the political-theological dimension of the German-Israeli-Jewish Luxembourg Agreement of 1952 on restitution and indemnification. A reception will follow the lecture.

Location:
University of Chicago Social Science

Research Building
1126 East 59th Street
Chicago, IL 60637

Contact:
Nancy Pardee
Phone: 773-702-7108
Email: npardee@uchicago.edu

5/28/2015

6:00 PM -
7:30 PM
  

A Jewish Look at Spiritual Support During Times of Illness

Have you ever wondered what Judaism has to say to those of us who struggle with chronic illness such as cancer? Please join Rabbi Joseph Ozarowski, Rabbinic Counselor at Jewish Child and Family Services as we explore classic Jewish texts, Jewish spirituality at times of illness, as well as discuss our own experiences. Program co-sponsored by Cancer Wellness Center and Jewish Healing Network of Chicago at JCFS To register call: 847-509-9595

Location:
Cancer Wellness Center
215 Revere Drive
Northbrook, IL 60062

Contact:
Jennifer Briggs
Phone: 847-562-4994
Email: jbriggs@cancerwellness.org

Web Page

5/28/2015

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

5/28/2015

7:30 PM -
9:00 PM
  

Philip M. & Ethel Klutznick Lecture in Jewish Civilization

The Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies at Northwestern University & The Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago presents Ruth Langer, Ph.D., "Dealing with 'Difficult' Prayers: Jewish Liturgy In an Age of Jewish-Christian Dialogue".

Location:

Pick Staiger Concert Hall

 50 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208

Contact:
Kayla Hughes
Phone: 312-357-4675
Email: Lecture@juf.org

Register Online

5/29/2015

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

5/29/2015

12:00 PM -
2:30 PM
  

Get Fired Up! Pottery Class with Jill Hurwitz

Get your hands dirty with NCJW Board Member and accomplished artist Jill Hurwitz. Each participant will make at least one and potentially two projects. Come at noon and bring a sack lunch and socialize. Beverages and dessert will be provided. The lesson will begin promptly at 12:30. The cost is $25 per person. RSVP required.

Location:
Winnetka Community House, Lincoln Avenue,
Winnetka, IL 60093

Contact:
Cathy Carmody
Phone: 847-853-8889
Email: communications@ncjwcns.org

Web Page

5/30/2015

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

Web Page

5/30/2015

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 847-509-9204 or 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

5/31/2015

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

5/31/2015

10:00 AM -
11:00 AM
  

JJamz Family Concert in May - The Boogers

JJamz Family Concert presents "The Boogers" in concert! Sing! Dance! Laugh! Get Ready to Rock!

Location:
Mayer Kaplan JCC
5050 Church St.
Skokie, IL 60076

Contact:
Lawrence Levine
Phone: 847-763-3603
Email: ljlevine@gojcc.org

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5/31/2015

10:00 AM -
12:00 PM
  

YFOYouth End of the Year Bash!

Young families event featuring: Robin's Dog Stars! No charge if you RSVP! Sunday May 31, 10:00 am-12:00 pm at Congregation Beth Shalom. This program is open to ages: Newborn to 5th grade. * Please donate 1 NEW teddy bear per family to be donated to Zcenter. These bears will be going directly to children who are abuse survivors.

Location:
3433 Walters Avenue
Northbrook, IL 60062

Contact:
Deanne Friedman
Phone: 847-498-4100
Email: dfriedman@bethshalomnb.org

Web Page

5/31/2015

10:00 AM -
10:45 AM
  

Morning Minyan

Are you saying Kaddish for a loved one? Have a yahrzeit that just past or is soon approaching? Are you looking for additional opportunities for prayer? Come join a lay person led service the last Sunday of every month. Sunday mornings 10am. First service is May 31st. Come join us if for no other reason to be part of the community. Young children welcome.

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

5/31/2015

10:30 AM -
12:00 PM
  

Judaism Decoded

Skokie Jewish Learning Institute (JLI) Judaism Decoded: What is the definition of Torah? Is everything a rabbi says considered Torah? How do we know that they aren’t just making stuff up? How does the Torah evolve? These difficult questions actually do have answers! The newest course from the Jewish Learning Institute is your chance to get real with the subject of Torah and how Jewish tradition has evolved. This material is essential, and the course is highly recommended for intelligent Jewish adults. “Judaism Decoded” will positively impact the way you perceive every Jewish ritual or holiday from now on. This class will be offered at FOUR separate times to suit your schedule: Option 1: Six

Location:
4059 W. Dempster
Skokie, IL 60076

Contact:
Yochanan Posner
Phone: 847-677-1770
Email: yposner@skokiechabad.org

5/31/2015

11:00 AM -
12:00 PM
  

Jammin' at the J with Mr Dave & Little Miss Ann

Two stellar Chicago kids musicians, Mr Dave and Little Miss Ann, are teaming up to perform a dynamic live show! Don’t miss this family fun concert packed with energy sure to leave you and your little ones happy. All ages welcome. $10 per ticket, all ages, in advance or at the door Purchase tickets at www.gojcc.org/jjamz For more info, email tickets@gojcc.org or call 847.763.3603

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

Contact:
Lawrence LeVine
Phone: 847-763-3603
Email: ljlevine@gojcc.org

Web Page

5/31/2015

11:00 AM -
12:00 PM
  

Jammin at the J with Mr Dave & Little Miss Ann

Get ready to sing and dance at Jammin’ at the J with two of Chicago’s favorites Mr. Dave & Little Miss Ann Two stellar Chicago kids musicians, Mr Dave and Little Miss Ann, are teaming up to perform a dynamic live show! Don’t miss this family fun concert packed with energy sure to leave you and your little ones happy. All ages welcome.

Location:
5050 Church Street
Skokie, IL 60077

Contact:
Lawrence LeVine
Phone: 847-763-3603
Email: ljlevine@gojcc.org

Web Page

5/31/2015

11:00 AM -
12:00 PM
  

Jammin at the J with Mr. Dave and Little Miss Ann

Get ready to sing and dance at Jammin’ at the J with two of Chicago’s favorites Mr. Dave & Little Miss Ann Two stellar Chicago kids musicians, Mr Dave and Little Miss Ann, are teaming up to perform a dynamic live show! Don’t miss this family fun concert packed with energy sure to leave you and your little ones happy. All ages welcome.

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

Contact:
Lawrence J. LeVine
Phone: 847-763-3603
Email: ljlevine@gojcc.org

Web Page

5/31/2015

12:00 PM -
1:30 PM
  

Reconsecration Ceremony at Congregation B'nai Tikvah

Couples celebrating their wedding anniversary will rededicate their lives and love to each other in a special wedding anniversary ceremony to be held at B'nai Tikvah on Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 12:00 pm. Rabbi Alex Felch will officiate in the reconsecration. Reception following the service.

Location:
1558 Wilmot Rd
Deerfield, IL 60089

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

5/31/2015

2:00 PM -
5:00 PM
  

Mamele Starring Molly Picon

FILM SCREENING: In their review of this new restoration, the Jewish Daily Forward says, “The setting is urban, the young men and women are 1930s fashionably dressed. There is nightclubbing, drinking, double-dealing, and– a handsome sweet musician across the courtyard. As tireless as the Energizer bunny, Molly Picon is so delicious and quirky, you want to give her a knip in bekl (pinch her cheek). In a dreamlike montage, she morphs from a dancing little girl to a frail 78-year-old…As for the romantic finale, it involves a scene-stealing ketzele (kitten) which will have cat lovers purring.” Buy tickets now: http://tinyurl.com/pl7wq7w

Location:
Spertus Institute
610 S Michigan
Chicago, IL 60605

Contact:
Nicholas Sagan
Phone: 312-322-1773
Email: nsagan@spertus.edu

Web Page

5/31/2015

4:00 PM -
5:30 PM
  

Freedom Song Musical

Performance of "Freedom Song", a transformative musical that shatters the myth of Jews being immune to addiction. Sponsored by the JCFS Jewish Center for Addiction. Interweaving a Passover Seder with personal stories, the cast from Beit T’Shuvah, the renowned treatment center in Los Angeles, opens your eyes to the real life struggle against the ‘bondage of self’ that we all fight.

Location:
BJBE
1201 Lake Cook Road
Deerfield, IL 60015

Contact:
Ann Luban
Phone: 847-745-5420
Email: annluban@jcfs.org

5/31/2015

4:00 PM -
5:00 PM
  

"Modern Jewish Repertoire" Free Concert at Temple Beth Israel Featuring The Works of Modern Jewish Composers

Temple Beth Israel (3601 W. Dempster St., Skokie) Presents a Free Concert “Modern Jewish Repertoire," Sunday, May 31st, 4:00 pm, with TBI's Music Director Marla Aviva Bentley and Accompanist Jennifer McCabe, and featuring the voices of Koleynu, TBIs' Adult Volunteer Choir. Hear and sing-along with the works of Modern Jewish Composers: Debbie Friedman, Danny Maseng, Josh Nelson, Stacy Beyer, Dan Nichols, Rebecca Schwartz, Noah Aronson, Jeff Klepper, Hollis Schachner, Craig Taubman and Julie Silver. No fee and the community is welcome. For more information call 847-675-0951 or visit www.tbiskokie.org.

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

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

Web Page

6/1/2015

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

Web Page

6/1/2015

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

6/1/2015

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

6/1/2015

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

6/1/2015

5:00 PM -
8:30 PM
  

Real Estate & Building Trades, Financial Services and High Tech, Marketing & Media Divisions Dinner

Join your colleagues in the Real Estate & Building Trades, Financial Services, and High Tech, Marketing & Media Divisions for their annual dinner featuring guest speaker, David Stern, Chairman Emeritus of the NBA.

Location:
151 E. Wacker Drive
Chicag, IL 60601

Contact:
Samantha Wolf
Phone: 312-444-2847
Email: SamanthaWolf@juf.org

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6/1/2015

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

6/1/2015

7:00 PM -
8:30 PM
  

Freedom Song

Performance of "Freedom Song",a transformative musical that shatters the myth of Jews being immune to addiction. Sponsored by the JCFS Jewish Center for Addiction. Interweaving a Passover Seder with personal stories, the cast from Beit T’Shuvah, the renowned treatment center in Los Angeles, opens your eyes to the real life struggle against the ‘bondage of self’ that we all fight.

Location:
Temple Sholom
3480 N. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60657

Contact:
Ann Luban
Phone: 847-745-5420
Email: annluban@jcfs.org

6/1/2015

7:15 PM -
8:45 PM
  

Psychotherapy Group -- Mondays

Psychotherapy Group – Mondays in Northbrook. Mondays, 7:15 – 8:45 pm. Ongoing therapy groups help clients address individual and relationship issues by addressing feelings, communication and other issues. Elaine Kersten Children's Center, 255 Revere Dr., Suite 200, Northbrook. For insurance and other information, contact Ceil Berger, LCSW , 847-412-4327, CeilBerger@jcfs.org

Location:
255 Revere Drive, Suite 200
Northbrook, IL 60062

Contact:
Ceil Berger, LCSW
Phone: 847-412-4327
Email: CeilBerger@jcfs.org

Web Page

6/2/2015

  

AJC First Thursday Series(3)

Monthly meeting focusing on topical issues facing the global Jewish community.

Location:
TBD
Chicago, IL 60603

Contact:
Sam Rodin
Phone: 312-646-6111
Email: Rodins@ajc.org

6/2/2015

9:00 AM -
11:00 AM
  

Stay and 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

6/2/2015

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

6/2/2015

1:00 PM -
4:00 PM
  

Branding(2)

An interactive workshop designed to teach participants how to differentiate themselves from the competition, how to discover their unique value, and how to sell what an employer is buying. Presented by Career Moves. All workshops are subject to the following fee structure: $10 per workshop for active or pending clients and $20 per workshop for non-clients. To register, visit http://jvschicago.org/career-moves-workshops-and-events/. For more information, call 847.745.5460.

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

Contact:
Summer Grider
Phone: 847-745-5460
Email: careermoves@jvschicago.org

Web Page

6/2/2015

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

6/2/2015

5:30 PM -
8:30 PM
  

Lawyers & Government Officials, Foods & Hospitality and Wholesalers, Retailers & Manufacturers Division Dinner

Join your colleagues in the Lawyers & Government Officials, Foods & Hospitality and Wholesalers, Retailers & Manufacturers Divisions for their annual dinner featuring guest speaker, General Stan McChrystal, Former Commander of U.S. and International Forces in Afghanistan

Location:
151 E. Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601

Contact:
Julie Ann Sklaver
Phone: 312-357-4877
Email: JulieAnnSklaver@juf.org

6/2/2015

6:45 PM -
8:45 PM
  

You Be The Judge: Courts Matter

Learn about how decisions are part of an ongoing public policy process, and how citizen advocates can get involved in the judicial nomination and selection process to ensure a just and fair court system. Join our legal experts (visit website for list) in hearing real cases involving contraception,women’s economic security,and transgender civil rights. We will vote as judges and then discuss how the courts actually ruled. You will not want to miss this exploration of our judicial system, examination of the complexities behind the notion of “blind justice,” and discussion of our responsibility to work to ensure a just, fair court system. Your $18 registration includes complimentary wine,soft drinks and appetizers.

Location:
1221 County Line Rd
Lakeside Congregation
Highland Park, IL 60035

Contact:
C Carmody
Phone: 847-853-8889
Email: communications@ncjwcns.org

Web Page

6/2/2015

7:00 PM -
8:30 PM
  

Psychotherapy Group -- Tuesdays

Psychotherapy Group – Tuesdays in Buffalo Grove. Tuesdays, 7 – 8:30 pm. Ongoing therapy groups help clients address individual and relationship issues by addressing feelings, communication and other issues. 135 N. Arlington Heights Road, Suite 104, Buffalo Grove. For insurance and other information, contact Dorinne Palmer, LCSW, 224-625-2816, DorinnePalmer@jcfs.org

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

Contact:
Dorinne Palmer, LCSW
Phone: 224-625-2816
Email: DorinnePalmer@jcfs.org

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