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7/23/2014

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

7/24/2014

  

Charlotte Salomon: "Life? Or Theater?"

In the early years of World War II, Charlotte Salomon—a 23-year-old Jewish artist from Berlin—fled to the south of France where she shut herself into a hotel room and spent two years feverishly painting the history of her life. She called it "Life? or Theater?: A Play With Music," an astounding body of over 1,300 powerfully drawn and expressively colored gouache paintings conceived as an operetta on paper. Her singular creation and only major work survived her death at Auschwitz and stands as a testament to Salomon’s life and artistic vision. This exhibition of nearly 300 paintings offers a rare, first-hand opportunity to witness this amazing masterpiece. June 19-September 21, 2014.

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

Contact:
Amanda Berrios
Phone: 847-947-4800
Email: amanda.berrios@ilhmec.org

Web Page

7/24/2014

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

7/24/2014

12:00 PM -
1:00 PM
  

Chicago YJP - All About Anger

Why do we have so much trouble controlling our anger? What's it all about? Come join other young Jewish professionals w/Chicago YJP & JCC 20s&30s at our monthly lunch & learn at JUF/JCC and find out modern psychology & Jewish concepts about: Anger!

Location:
JUF
30 S. Wells
Chicago, IL 60606

Contact:
Josh Marder
Phone: 773-761-0400
Email: josh@chicagoyjp.org

Web Page

7/24/2014

2:00 PM -
3:00 PM
  

Chicago YIVO Society Summer Festival of Yiddish Culture - July 24

Concert: Cantor Pavel Roytman, vocals; Peter Sadkhin, accordion; Vladimir Liberman, clarinet. A program of Yiddish and Russian songs.

Location:
Edgewater Branch, Chicago Public Library
6000 North Broadway Street
Chicago, IL 60660

Contact:
Fran Dvorkin
Phone: 630-620-0634
Email: fdvorkin@comcast.net

Web Page

7/24/2014

5:45 PM -
7:15 PM
  

Adults in Transition - July 24

Adults in Transition. Social support group for adults with disabilities. Thursdays, 7/10 and 7/24, 5:45 – 7:15 pm. Group provides a safe environment in which to improve social skills as well as a place to talk about personal issues. 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month. $7 per session fee. Goldie Bachman Luftig Building, 5150 Golf Road, Skokie. Contact Ben Kessler, LSW, 847-745-5443, BenKessler@jcfs.org

Location:
5150 Golf Road, Room 235
Skokie, IL 60077

Contact:
Ben Kessler, LSW
Phone: 847-745-5443
Email: BenKessler@jcfs.org

Web Page

7/25/2014

  

Charlotte Salomon: "Life? Or Theater?"

In the early years of World War II, Charlotte Salomon—a 23-year-old Jewish artist from Berlin—fled to the south of France where she shut herself into a hotel room and spent two years feverishly painting the history of her life. She called it "Life? or Theater?: A Play With Music," an astounding body of over 1,300 powerfully drawn and expressively colored gouache paintings conceived as an operetta on paper. Her singular creation and only major work survived her death at Auschwitz and stands as a testament to Salomon’s life and artistic vision. This exhibition of nearly 300 paintings offers a rare, first-hand opportunity to witness this amazing masterpiece. June 19-September 21, 2014.

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

Contact:
Amanda Berrios
Phone: 847-947-4800
Email: amanda.berrios@ilhmec.org

Web Page

7/25/2014

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

7/25/2014

10:00 AM -
11:30 AM
  

Russian Tea Time: Conversations with Holocaust Survivors - July 25

Russian Tea Time – Conversations with Holocaust Survivors. 7/11 & 7/25, 10:00 - 11:30 am. 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. 2nd and 4th Friday of each month, 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

Web Page

7/25/2014

6:00 PM -
8:00 PM
  

Temple Beth-El’s Shabbat Under the Stars

Enjoy a Shabbat dinner and outdoor service at Wood Oaks Park. Bring a “Ravinia” style picnic and a blanket or lawn chair. The picnic dinner begins at 6:00 pm, followed by a family service at 7:00 pm. If there is inclement weather, meet at Temple Beth-El, 3610 Dundee Road, Northbrook.

Location:
Wood Oaks Park
1150 Sanders Road
Northbrook, IL 60062

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

Web Page

7/25/2014

6:45 PM -
8:00 PM
  

Services Under the Stars - July 25

Services Under the Stars & Midrash Under the Moon - Services and learning at 6:45 pm, followed by refreshments. Share with us at our always pleasant summer series. Our Services will include exploring midrashim (legends) from the Torah. Come and discover the stories that you always thought were in the Torah...but are not! Friday, July 18 & 25, August 1 & 8.

Location:
3433 Walters Avenue
Northbrook, IL 60062

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

Web Page

7/25/2014

7:30 PM -
8:30 PM
  

"Taste of Shabbat" Service and Program

On the 4th Friday of every month, Congregation Ahavat Olam (a new Reform congregation) gathers at 7:30-8:30 p.m. for a unique Shabbat experience, which includes a brief Shabbat service without a prayer book and an interactive discussion with guest scholars on a variety of topics. Cantor Nancy Diamond Landsman (Rabbinic Student at the Hebrew Seminary) is the Spiritual Leader of the intimate and inclusive congregation. For more information about programs and services at Congregation Ahavat Olam, visit ahavatolamdeerfield.org.

Location:
600 Deerfield Rd
Deerfield, IL 60015

Contact:
Alan Posner
Phone: 847-502-8120
Email: ahavat-olam@hotmail.com

Web Page

7/26/2014

  

Charlotte Salomon: "Life? Or Theater?"

In the early years of World War II, Charlotte Salomon—a 23-year-old Jewish artist from Berlin—fled to the south of France where she shut herself into a hotel room and spent two years feverishly painting the history of her life. She called it "Life? or Theater?: A Play With Music," an astounding body of over 1,300 powerfully drawn and expressively colored gouache paintings conceived as an operetta on paper. Her singular creation and only major work survived her death at Auschwitz and stands as a testament to Salomon’s life and artistic vision. This exhibition of nearly 300 paintings offers a rare, first-hand opportunity to witness this amazing masterpiece. June 19-September 21, 2014.

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

Contact:
Amanda Berrios
Phone: 847-947-4800
Email: amanda.berrios@ilhmec.org

Web Page

7/26/2014

9:00 AM -
9:45 AM
  

Torah Study - July 26

One of the best ways to awaken our lives is by engaging in the study of Torah. Each week we study our ancient and sacred texts which always have something of relevance to our lives. More often than not, we are left with a profound teaching that we take with us into our week and allow it to settle in our souls, helping us to find more meaning, direction and purpose in our lives. We study the English translation of the Hebrew. No experience necessary. This is class is led by Rabbi Bellows. If you will be coming to this session, please RSVP to the synagogue at 847-383-5017.

Location:
1370 Abbott Court
Buffalo Grove, IL 60015

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

Web Page

7/26/2014

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

7/26/2014

10:00 AM -
1:00 PM
  

Shalom Shabbat at Anshe Emet Synagogue

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

7/27/2014

  

Charlotte Salomon: "Life? Or Theater?"

In the early years of World War II, Charlotte Salomon—a 23-year-old Jewish artist from Berlin—fled to the south of France where she shut herself into a hotel room and spent two years feverishly painting the history of her life. She called it "Life? or Theater?: A Play With Music," an astounding body of over 1,300 powerfully drawn and expressively colored gouache paintings conceived as an operetta on paper. Her singular creation and only major work survived her death at Auschwitz and stands as a testament to Salomon’s life and artistic vision. This exhibition of nearly 300 paintings offers a rare, first-hand opportunity to witness this amazing masterpiece. June 19-September 21, 2014.

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

Contact:
Amanda Berrios
Phone: 847-947-4800
Email: amanda.berrios@ilhmec.org

Web Page

7/27/2014

9:00 AM -
9:00 PM
  

A Biselle KlezKamp

A Biselle KlezKamp is a free one-day event that offers more than 20 lectures and participatory workshops on all aspects of Yiddish culture—language, history, visual arts, literature, popular culture, music, and dance, and an age-appropriate children’s program. It culminates in an evening concert and dance party featuring live music. This event is lead by world-class artists and scholars from around the country who bring their expertise to the only local event of its kind that both increases Yiddish cultural literacy and develops a sense of community. No previous knowledge of Yiddish language or culture is necessary.

Location:
Mayrent Institute for Yiddish Culture
432 East Campus Mall, rm 309
Madison, WI 53706

Contact:
Jessica Courtier
Phone: 608-890-4818
Email: jmcourtier@wisc.edu

Web Page

7/27/2014

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

7/27/2014

4:00 PM -
6:00 PM
  

Open House @ Congregation Beth Am

Congregation Beth Am invites you to meet Rabbi Bellows, Rabbi Prass and Beth Am members! Stop by to learn about our new and improved dues structure, religious school, travel opportunities, adult programming and much more! Have you heard about our "Welcome Back" special?

Location:
1370 Abbott Court
Buffalo Grove, IL 60015

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

Web Page

7/28/2014

  

Charlotte Salomon: "Life? Or Theater?"

In the early years of World War II, Charlotte Salomon—a 23-year-old Jewish artist from Berlin—fled to the south of France where she shut herself into a hotel room and spent two years feverishly painting the history of her life. She called it "Life? or Theater?: A Play With Music," an astounding body of over 1,300 powerfully drawn and expressively colored gouache paintings conceived as an operetta on paper. Her singular creation and only major work survived her death at Auschwitz and stands as a testament to Salomon’s life and artistic vision. This exhibition of nearly 300 paintings offers a rare, first-hand opportunity to witness this amazing masterpiece. June 19-September 21, 2014.

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

Contact:
Amanda Berrios
Phone: 847-947-4800
Email: amanda.berrios@ilhmec.org

Web Page

7/28/2014

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

Web Page

7/28/2014

6:30 PM -
9:30 PM
  

Milt's Kickball League

Join us for KICKBALL! Milt's BBQ for the Perplexed is organizing its second annual Kickball League for ages 18+, in cooperation with Anshe Emet Synagogue and the Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School. Monday nights, July 14-August 18 (no games on Erev Tisha B'Av, August 4) at 6:30 pm at the school, 3751 N. Broadway. Hang out with your teammates (and the opposing teams!) at Milt's afterwards. $36 membership (plus tax and online payment fee) includes t-shirt! INDIVIDUALS are encouraged to apply – no need to form a team in advance!

Location:
3751 N. Broadway Street
Chicago, IL 60613

Contact:
Debbie Saul
Phone: 773-472-7141
Email: DHSaul@aol.com

Web Page

7/29/2014

  

Charlotte Salomon: "Life? Or Theater?"

In the early years of World War II, Charlotte Salomon—a 23-year-old Jewish artist from Berlin—fled to the south of France where she shut herself into a hotel room and spent two years feverishly painting the history of her life. She called it "Life? or Theater?: A Play With Music," an astounding body of over 1,300 powerfully drawn and expressively colored gouache paintings conceived as an operetta on paper. Her singular creation and only major work survived her death at Auschwitz and stands as a testament to Salomon’s life and artistic vision. This exhibition of nearly 300 paintings offers a rare, first-hand opportunity to witness this amazing masterpiece. June 19-September 21, 2014.

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

Contact:
Amanda Berrios
Phone: 847-947-4800
Email: amanda.berrios@ilhmec.org

Web Page

7/29/2014

6:30 AM -
8:30 AM
  

Birthright Israel Summer Bar Trivia Night

Join Chicago's Back from Birthright Israel community in a night of bar trivia featuring Israel and Birthright themed questions on Tuesday, July 29 from 6:30-8:30 pm at McFadden’s. Reunite with your bus mates and show your group spirit, or play with new friends who traveled this summer from the Chicagoland area. The event is FREE of charge with advanced registration online, or $5 at the door (space permitting). Registration includes one free drink ticket. You must bring a valid 21+ ID to enter.
Register now »

7/29/2014

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

7/29/2014

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

7/29/2014

1:00 PM -
4:00 PM
  

LinkedIn 2 - July 29

Intermediate techniques for navigating the site and constructing your profile. To register, visit jvschicago.org/workshops-and-events.

Location:
JVS Chicago
216 W. Jackson Blvd., Suite 700
Chicago, IL 60606

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

Web Page

7/29/2014

2:00 PM -
3:00 PM
  

Chicago YIVO Society Summer Festival of Yiddish Culture - July 29

Concert: Bibi Marcell, vocals; Gail Mangurten, piano. A Program of nostalgic Yiddish songs.

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

Contact:
Fran Dvorkin
Phone: 630-620-0634
Email: fdvorkin@comcast.net

Web Page

7/29/2014

6:30 PM -
8:30 PM
  

Birthright Israel Summer Bar Trivia Night - July 29

Join Chicago's Back from Birthright Israel community in a night of bar trivia featuring Israel and Birthright themed questions on Tuesday, July 29 from 6:30-8:30 pm at McFadden's. Reunite with your bus mates and show your group spirit, or play with new friends who traveled this summer from the Chicagoland area. The event is FREE of charge with advanced registration online, or $5 at the door (space permitting). Registration includes one free drink ticket. You must bring a valid 21+ ID to enter.

Location:
1206 N. State Pkwy
Chicago, IL 60610

Contact:
Elizabeth Wyner
Phone: 312-357-4880
Email: yld@juf.org

Register Online

7/29/2014

7:30 PM -
11:30 PM
  

Israeli Dancing with Yoram and Bruria

Teaching,dancing and requests! The latest hits and the best of the classics. No partner required! $10 per person. Tuesdays, beginning July 8, 2014

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

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

Web Page

7/30/2014

  

Charlotte Salomon: "Life? Or Theater?"

In the early years of World War II, Charlotte Salomon—a 23-year-old Jewish artist from Berlin—fled to the south of France where she shut herself into a hotel room and spent two years feverishly painting the history of her life. She called it "Life? or Theater?: A Play With Music," an astounding body of over 1,300 powerfully drawn and expressively colored gouache paintings conceived as an operetta on paper. Her singular creation and only major work survived her death at Auschwitz and stands as a testament to Salomon’s life and artistic vision. This exhibition of nearly 300 paintings offers a rare, first-hand opportunity to witness this amazing masterpiece. June 19-September 21, 2014.

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

Contact:
Amanda Berrios
Phone: 847-947-4800
Email: amanda.berrios@ilhmec.org

Web Page

7/30/2014

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

7/30/2014

11:00 AM -
7:00 PM
  

Community Health & Wellness Expo

You and your family and friends are invited to attend our Community Health & Wellness Expo. There will be free health screenigs, back to school supplies, Kiddie Korner, and Much More. This is a free event. There will also be a Home Buying seminar for those that are interested.

Location:
Beth Shalom B'nai Zaken Ethiopian Hebrew Cong.
6601 S. Kedzie Ave
Chicago, IL 60629

Contact:
Candace Smith
Phone: 708-601-5177
Email: bethshalombz@yahoo.com

7/30/2014

6:30 PM -
8:30 PM
  

Summer Social Mixer

Make the most of your summer evening at the RJD’s Summer Social Mixer. Get out and mingle on the new Packing House’s spacious rooftop on a summer night. Meet RJD leaders and young professionals and enjoy the opportunity to make new friends and raise a toast. Registration is $10 and includes 1 drink ticket and a chance to win 2 AMC movie tickets. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 6:30pm Packing House 1113 W. Randolph St. Chicago, IL 60607 Cost: $10 and include one drink ticket Event Co-Chairs: Michael Iklov, Environ International Corporation and Peter Razumovskiy, iCanvasART. With questions please contact Genia Kovelman at EvgeniaKovelman@juf.org or 312-673-2351 *Packing House is Randolph Street's latest dining destination. The gritty, vibrant-yet-down-to-earth energy is punctuated by exceptional bistro-styled dishes from Executive Chef Amanda Barnes. Featuring modern American cuisine with a Mediterranean influence, guests can dine in the elegant dining room or alfresco with an indoor/outdoor space unlike anything else in the city. The luxe vibe of Packing House combines the best of New-York-Packing-District-cool with South Beach style, and pours it into an eclectic Chicago experience. The space includes the city's best rooftop refuge and a lounge that doubles as a private event space- mixing the lavish comforts of an urban penthouse with a splash of vivacity and glamour. Register Now

Location:
Packing House Rooftop
1113 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60607

Contact:
Genia Kovelman
Phone: 312-673-2351
Email: RJD@juf.org

7/31/2014

  

Charlotte Salomon: "Life? Or Theater?"

In the early years of World War II, Charlotte Salomon—a 23-year-old Jewish artist from Berlin—fled to the south of France where she shut herself into a hotel room and spent two years feverishly painting the history of her life. She called it "Life? or Theater?: A Play With Music," an astounding body of over 1,300 powerfully drawn and expressively colored gouache paintings conceived as an operetta on paper. Her singular creation and only major work survived her death at Auschwitz and stands as a testament to Salomon’s life and artistic vision. This exhibition of nearly 300 paintings offers a rare, first-hand opportunity to witness this amazing masterpiece. June 19-September 21, 2014.

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

Contact:
Amanda Berrios
Phone: 847-947-4800
Email: amanda.berrios@ilhmec.org

Web Page