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5/4/2015

9:00 AM -
11:00 AM
  

Alcohol Misuse in the Orthodox Jewish Community: Prevention, Problems and Solutions

Monday, May 4, 9:00 to 11:00 am. The Orthodox Network invites you to attend an Awareness and Education Forum of learning and discussion for communal professionals and leaders. Panel in Formation. The Orthodox Network is a collaboration of social service providers in Jewish agencies who work in partnership to improve services to the Orthodox community in metropolitan Chicago. The forum will be held at the Virginia Frank Child Development Center, 3033 W. Touhy, Chicago. For more information and to RSVP, contact Rabbi David M. Rosenberg, Orthodox Community Liaison, JCFS, davidrosenberg@jcfs.org, 773-516-5543, or Marilyn Siegel, LCSW, Director of Adult and Family Services, JCFS, marilynsiegel@jcfs.org, 773-516-5543.

Location:
3033 W. Touhy
Chicago, IL 60645

Contact:
Marilyn Siegel, LCSW
Phone: 773-516-5543
Email: marilynsiegel@jcfs.org

Web Page

5/4/2015

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

5/4/2015

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

5/4/2015

1:30 PM -
3:00 PM
  

Holocaust Survivors Coffee & Conversation

Coffee and Conversation for Holocaust Survivors. Mondays, 1:30 – 3:00 pm. Coffee and Conversation for Holocaust Survivors. Ongoing group for Holocaust survivors to discuss past and present experiences, the challenges of aging, politics, current events, news from Israel, family celebrations and more. No fee. Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, 9603 Woods Dr, Skokie. Contact Barbara Urbanska-Yeager, 773.516.5528, BarbaraUrbanska@jcfs.org; Yonit Hoffman, Ph.D., 773.508.1004, YonitHoffman@jcfs.org

Location:
9603 Woods Drive
Skokie, IL 60077

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

Web Page

5/4/2015

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

5/4/2015

3:30 PM -
4:30 PM
  

Yoga for Kids!

Yoga For Kids! Two Groups: Mondays, 3:30 – 4:30 pm; OR Wednesdays, 9:30 – 10:30 am. 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. Mondays, 3145 W Pratt Blvd., Chicago. OR Wednesdays, 255 Revere Dr., Suite 200, Northbrook $300 for 8 week series (insurance billing available, please inquire) Contact Meredith White, MS, 847.412.4336, MeredithWhite@jcfs.org

Location:
Two locations, Chicago & Suburbs
Chicago & Northbrook, IL 60000

Contact:
Meredith White, MS/DT
Phone: 847-412-4336
Email: MeredithWhite@jcfs.org

Web Page

5/4/2015

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

5/4/2015

4:00 PM -
5:30 PM
  

Friends ClubPeer Group [5-7 Years Old].

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 Monday 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. $390 for 8 week series (insurance billing available, please inquire). Elaine Kersten Children's Center - 255 Revere Dr., Suite 200, Northbrook. Contact Meredith White, MS, 847-412-4336, MeredithWhite@jcfs.org

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

Contact:
Meredith White, MS/DT
Phone: 847-412-4336
Email: MeredithWhite@jcfs.org

Web Page

5/4/2015

6:30 PM -
8:30 PM
  

Spousal Grief Support Group for Those 55 or Younger

Hand in Hand: A Spousal Grief Support Group for Those 55 or Younger. Mondays, 5/4 – 6/29, 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Co-sponsored by the Lauri S. Bauer Foundation for Sudden Loss For younger spouse or partner loss during the past 18 months. Focus on the issues facing younger spouses including parenting, self-care, coping skills, and social support. Pizza dinner is served at 6:30 for families; childcare is available. No fee. Elaine Kersten Children's Center, 255 Revere Dr., Suite 200, Northbrook. Contact Elizabeth Cohen, LCSW, 847.745.5404, ElizabethCohen!@jcfs.org

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

Contact:
Elizabeth Cohen, LCSW
Phone: 847-745-5404
Email: ElizabethCohen@jcfs.org

Web Page

5/4/2015

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

5/4/2015

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

5/4/2015

7:00 PM -
9:15 PM
  

Names, Not Numbers © Screening

Our 8th Grade students experience and understand the Holocaust by interviewing its Survivors. By producing a film - Names, Not Numbers ©" - based on these interviews, our students become the messengers of the Survivors, to ensure their message of the Holocaust will never be forgotten. You are invited to reserve your tickets and/or make your dedication now by calling 847-674-6533.

Location:
7040 N. Laramie
Skokie, IL 60077

Contact:
Chaia Miller
Phone: 847-674-6533
Email: chaia.miller@hilleltorah.org

Web Page

5/4/2015

7:15 PM -
8:45 PM
  

Psychotherapy Group -- Mondays in Northbrook

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

5/4/2015

8:00 PM -
9:30 PM
  

Voice of a People: Then, Now, Always - A John Leopold and Martha Dellheim Concert honoring Harvey L. Miller at the 68th Annual Cantor's Assembly Convention

H. L. Miller Cantorial School and College of Jewish Music of the Jewish Theological Seminary and the Cantors Assembly present Voice of a People: Then, Now and Always - A John Leopold and Martha Dellheim Concert honoring Harvey L. Miller. Introducing H. L. Miller Cantorial Students: Sarah Levine, Rachel Brook, Isaac Yager and Josh Kowitz. Featuring many cantors from the field as well. The program is free and open to the community.

Location:
Westin O'hare
6100 N River Rd
Rosemont, IL 60018

Contact:
Nadine Sasson Cohen
Phone: 312-606-9086
Email: nacohen@jtsa.edu

Web Page

5/5/2015

  

Help Needed - Victory Day Visits

This year marks 70th Anniversary of the end of WWII. Help us say 'thank you' and bring joy to those veterans who can no longer attend celebratory events around the Victory Day. If you can visit a veteran any day, please fill out the volunteer form online. The veterans visits is the part of the L'Dor V'Dor initiative of the Russian Jewish Division, JUF , TOV Volunteer Network (JUF) and the Management Board of the WWII Veterans.

Location:
Chicago

Contact:
Evgenia Kovelman
Phone: 312-673-2351
Email: rjd@juf.org

5/5/2015

7:30 AM -
9:30 AM
  

The JNF City Community Breakfast

Please join Jewish National Fund for our City Community Breakfast. Registration begins at 7:30 am.

Location:
320 S Plymouth Ct
Chicago, IL 60604

Contact:
June Gross
Phone: 847-656-8880
Email: jgross@jnf.org

5/5/2015

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

5/5/2015

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

5/5/2015

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

5/5/2015

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

5/5/2015

1:00 PM -
4:00 PM
  

Branding 5515

Differentiate yourself from the competition and discover how to sell what employers buy. To register for Career Moves workshops, please visit http://jvschicago.org/career-moves-workshops-and-events/. Registration ends 48 hours before a workshop. All workshops with less than 5 participants may be cancelled due to low enrollment. Failure to cancel your enrollment prior to a workshop date may result in your ineligibility to attend future workshops. For more information, please call 847-745-5460 or email summergrider@jvschicago.org. Workshop Fees All workshops are subject to the following fee structure: $10 per workshop for active or pending clients and $20 per workshop for non-clients.

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

Contact:
Summer Gridder
Phone: 847-745-5460
Email: summergrider@jvschicago.org

Web Page

5/5/2015

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

5/5/2015

2:00 PM -
3:30 PM
  

Fun with Art! (4-6 year-olds)

Fun with Art! [4-6 Years]. Tuesdays, 2 – 3:30pm. 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 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. Come join the Fun! Led by a licensed Occupational Therapist. $450 for 8 week series (insurance billing available, please inquire). Elaine Kersten Children's Center, 255 Revere Dr., Suite 200, Northbrook. Contact Meredith White, MS, 847.412.4336, MeredithWhite@jcfs.org

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

Contact:
Meredith White, MS/DT
Phone: 847-412-4336
Email: MeredithWhite@jcfs.org

Web Page

5/5/2015

6:30 PM -
8:00 PM
  

Healing Hearts Support Group for Spousal Loss

Healing Hearts: A Support Group for Spousal Loss. Tuesdays, 5/5 – 6/9 6:30 – 8:00 pm. Sponsored by Healing Hearts Northwest Suburban Jewish Grief Support. For those who have experienced the death of their spouse or partner during the past 18 months. Learn about the grief process and gain useful coping skills. No fee. Temple Chai, 1670 Checker Road, Long Grove. Contact Rosalie Greenberger, LCSW, 224.625.2819, RosalieGreenberger@jcfs.org

Location:
1670 Checker Road
Long Grove, IL 60047

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

Web Page

5/5/2015

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

5/5/2015

7:00 PM -
9:00 PM
  

David A. Kipper Ancient Israel Lecture Series

New Discoveries in the Ancient Village and Synagogue at Huqoq in Israel's Galilee Jodi Magness, Kenan Distinguished Professor for Teaching Excellence in Early Judaism, Department of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Since 2011, Professor Jodi Magness has been directing excavations in the ancient village of Huqoq in Israel's Galilee. The excavations have brought to light the remains of a monumental Late Roman (fifth century) synagogue building that is paved with stunning and unique mosaics, including depictions of the biblical hero Samson. In this slide-illustrated lecture, Professor Magness describes these exciting finds, including the discoveries made in the summer 2014 season.

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

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

Web Page

5/5/2015

7:00 PM -
8:30 PM
  

Psychotherapy Group -- Tuesdays in Buffalo Grove

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

Web Page

5/5/2015

8:00 PM -
10:30 PM
  

120-year-old Cantor to be Honored

A 102-year-old cantor, David Brandhandler, a resident of Evanston, will be one of several cantors honored at the Cantors’ Assembly Convention, 2015, Tuesday, May 5, 8:00 p.m., in the Grand Ballroom of the Westin Hotel, 6100 N. River Road, Rosemont. The evening will feature songs from more than a dozen Chicago-area cantors plus the music of local composers and masterpieces in the “grand Chicago tradition.” The concert will be held in memory of Cantor Abraham Shapiro and will be highlighted by a presentation by the Kol Zimra Community Chorus. Cantor Brandhandler, a member of Ezra-Habonim, the Niles Township Jewish Congregation, 4500 W. Dempster, Skokie, was formerly cantor at the now-shuttered Ner Tamid Congregation in Chicago.

Location:
Westin Hotel
6100 River Road
Rosemont, IL 60018

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

5/6/2015

7:30 AM -
9:30 AM
  

The JNF Suburban Community Breakfast

Please join Jewish National Fund for our Suburban Community Breakfast. Registration begins at 7:30 am.

Location:
1000 Lake Cook Rd
Glencoe, IL 60022

Contact:
June Gross
Phone: 847-656-8880
Email: jgross@jnf.org

 

5/6/2015

9:00 AM -
12:00 PM
  

Cover Letters, 5615

Produce a cover letter that is engaging and positions you as a problem solver. To register for Career Moves workshops, please visit http://jvschicago.org/career-moves-workshops-and-events/. Registration ends 48 hours before a workshop. All workshops with less than 5 participants may be cancelled due to low enrollment. Failure to cancel your enrollment prior to a workshop date may result in your ineligibility to attend future workshops. To register for Career Moves workshops, please visit http://jvschicago.org/career-moves-workshops-and-events/. Registration ends 48 hours before a workshop. All workshops with less than 5 participants may be cancelled due to low enrollment. Failure to cancel your enrollment prior to a workshop date may...

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

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

Web Page

5/6/2015

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

5/6/2015

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

5/6/2015

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

5/6/2015

10:30 AM -
1:00 PM
  

“Prescription for a Happy You” The 19th Annual Myra Rubenstein Weis Health Resource Center Luncheon

The 19th annual Myra Rubenstein Weis (MRW) Health Resource Center Luncheon will celebrate the theme “Prescription for a Happy You.” This year’s event will feature guest speaker Elizabeth Lombardo, PhD, Clinical Psychologist, author of Better than Perfect and frequent contributor to The Today Show. Dr. Lombardo will share her proven tips on how to achieve happiness and prosperity without the stress of making sure that things are always “perfect.” Gustavo Rodriguez, MD, Director of Kellogg Cancer Center at NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) will be honored at this year’s event. In addition to the educational elements, the luncheon will feature luxurious auction items and enticing raffle prizes.

Location:
Highland Park Country Club
1201 Park Ave West
Highland Park, IL 60035

Contact:
Alisa
Phone: 312-494-0422
Email: alisa@wingermarketing.com

Web Page

5/6/2015

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

5/6/2015

4:00 PM -
5:30 PM
  

C.H.O.I.C.E.: Choosing Healthy Options In Context of Everything

C.H.O.I.C.E.: Choosing Healthy Options In Context of Everything. Wednesdays, 4 – 5:30 pm. Dates TBD. Decision making group for teens who would like to learn how to make thoughtful decisions and to set and achieve personal goals. Group will address the decision making process, barriers to thoughtful decision making, goal setting, and priority setting. $240.00 for the 6 week series (insurance billing available). Response Center, 9304 N Skokie Blvd, Skokie. Contact Einav Zohar, LCPC , 224-625-2923, EinavZohar@jcfs.org

Location:
9304 Skokie Blvd.
Skokie, IL 60077

Contact:
Einav Zohar, LCPC
Phone: 224-625-2923
Email: EinavZohar@jcfs.org

Web Page

5/6/2015

6:00 PM -
8:00 PM
  

YLD Couples Mixology Class

Learn how to shake and muddle a delicious cocktail and have a great time with new friends! Grab your significant other and meet other young Jewish couples while enjoying a mixology class on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at Nacional 27 (325 W. Huron St., Chicago) from 6:00pm-8:00pm. After the mixology class, couples are welcome to stay for dinner to continue enjoying drinks and socializing.

Location:
Nacional 27
325 W. Huron St.
Chicago, IL

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

Register Online

5/6/2015

7:00 PM -
9:00 PM
  

Israel: The Dream and the Reality Comparing Zionist Ideals with Contemporary Israeli Realities

Join us when Dr. David Weinberg revisits the five principle goals of classical Zionism — establishment of a Jewish homeland, in-gathering of exiles, economic and social development (including the kibbutz movement), establishment of distinct Jewish cultural forms, and a nation at peace — as outlined by major thinkers in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Buy tickets now: http://tinyurl.com/lltg36m

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

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

Web Page

5/7/2015

  

AJC First Thursday Series(2)

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

5/7/2015

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

5/7/2015

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

5/7/2015

9:30 AM -
12:30 PM
  

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To register for Career Moves workshops, please visit http://jvschicago.org/career-moves-workshops-and-events/. Registration ends 48 hours before a workshop. All workshops with less than 5 participants may be cancelled due to low enrollment. Failure to cancel your enrollment prior to a workshop date may result in your ineligibility to attend future workshops. All workshops are subject to the following fee structure: $10 per workshop for active or pending clients and $20 per workshop for non-clients. Payment is required at the time of the workshop. Please bring your registration number to confirm your client status and allow extra time for payment processing before the workshop is scheduled to start. JVS Chicago accepts cash, checks and cre

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

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

Web Page

5/7/2015

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

5/7/2015

11:45 AM -
1:15 PM
  

2015 Ben-Gurion Society Luncheon

The 3rd Annual JUF's Ben-Gurion Society Luncheon will celebrate Jewish honorees of Crain's Chicago Business 2014 40 Under 40 - Crain's annual roundup of dealmakers, innovators, risk-takers and job creators, all who have reached the top of their fields before their 40th birthdays. Highlighting the program will be an interactive panel, featuring Lindsay Avner, Founder & CEO of Bright Pink, Zach Kaplan, Founder and CEO at Inventables, and Matt Spiegel, SVP and General Manager of MediaLink. A minimum gift of $1,000 to the Jewish United Fund Annual Campaign is required to attend.

Time:
11:45 AM: Networking
12:15 PM: Lunch and Panel Presentation

Cost to Attend:
$30
Dietary laws observed.
A minimum gift of $1,000 to the Jewish United Fund Annual Campaign is required to attend.

2014-2015 Ben-Gurion Society Chair: Steven Levine
Host Committee: Brandon Prosansky (YLD President), Amy Kirsch (2015 YLD Campaign Chair), Bryan Rosenberg (2015 YLD Campaign Vice Chair), David Goldenberg (2015 JUF End of the Year Campaign Chair), Caroline Belloff, David Eisenberg, Matt Gaines, Meredith Katz, Jacob Shapiro, Zack Sorman, Michael Cedillos, Jason Chess, Courtney Cohen, Jillian Diamond, Caryn Fields, Jennifer Gartenberg, Zara Klaff, Milan Rubenstein, Bryan Stone, Ilya Yeverovich, Young Women's City Council, National Young Leadership Cabinet, TIP Young Professional Groups

For more information, please contact Elizabeth Wyner, Assistant Director, YLD at (312) 357-4880 or yld@juf.org.

Location:
35 W. Wacker Drive, 47th Floor
Winston & Strawn LLP
Chicago, IL

Contact:
Elizabeth Wyner
Phone: 312-357-4812
Email: elizabethwyner@juf.org

Web Page | Register Online

5/7/2015

1:00 PM -
4:00 PM
  

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Differentiate yourself from the competition and discover how to sell what employers buy. To register for Career Moves workshops, please visit http://jvschicago.org/career-moves-workshops-and-events/. Registration ends 48 hours before a workshop. All workshops with less than 5 participants may be cancelled due to low enrollment. Failure to cancel your enrollment prior to a workshop date may result in your ineligibility to attend future workshops. All workshops are subject to the following fee structure: $10 per workshop for active or pending clients and $20 per workshop for non-clients.

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

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

Web Page

5/7/2015

4:00 PM -
9:00 PM
  

GREAT JEWISH FAMILY FESTIVAL, Lag B’omer

The GREAT JEWISH FAMILY FESTIVAL, Lag B’omer,Thursday, May 7, 4:00-9:00 pm at Westfield Old Orchard, Skokie. Fun and celebration for the entire family. Fair with rides, games, and hands-on activities. All you can eat food court. Shows and concerts. Evening Bonfire experience with Yoel Sharabi. Info and advance discounted admission www.JewishFamilyFest.com 773-262-2770. Brought to you by Lubavitch Chabad of Illinois and your local Chabad center.

Location:
4999 Old Orchard Center
Skokie, IL 60077

Contact:
Leibel Moscowitz
Phone: 773-262-2770
Email: victoria@skokiechabad.org

5/7/2015

6:00 PM -
7:00 PM
  

Artist Talk and Booksigning with Liana Finck

Meet cartoonist Liana Finck and learn about the creative process behind A Bintel Brief: Love and Longing in Old New York, her hand-drawn, comic-format a glimpse into the world of Jewish immigrants who transformed New York City at the turn of the last century. A Bintel Brief, or "A Bundle of Letters," is based on the popular advice column that ran in the Jewish Daily Forward. Drawn from these letters, Liana Finck captures the essence of the Jewish immigrant experience, with all its successes and heartbreaks.

Location:
610 S Michigan
Chicago, IL 60605

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

Web Page

5/7/2015

6:00 PM -
9:00 PM
  

Mitzvahs and Margaritas

Join NCJW supporters for a Latin themed evening of tapas, skinny margaritas and the live music of Jose Penera. An appreciation event for major donors. A minimum donation of $360 is required to attend. RSVP by April 25. The address of the exquisite Highland Park home venue will be sent to you upon registration.

Location:
An Exquisite Private Home in Highland Park
Highland Park, IL 60035

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

Web Page

5/7/2015

6:00 PM -
8:00 PM
  

Fair Housing for People with Disabilities

Fair Housing for People with Disabilities. Thursday, May 7, 6 – 8:00 pm. Presented by: Vicki Rivken, Open Communities. 5150 Golf Road, Skokie. For more information contact Emily Tegenkamp, 773-467-3741, EmilyTegenkamp@jcfs.org

Location:
5150 Golf Road
Chicago area, IL 60077

Contact:
Emily Tegenkamp, MA, LSW
Phone: 773-467-3741
Email: EmilyTegenkamp@jcfs.org

Web Page

5/7/2015

6:30 PM -
9:00 PM
  

Jean Therapy

 

The Associate Board of the Center for Jewish Genetics presents: Jean Therapy, a night to shop for jeans, jewelry, and other specialty items, socialize, network, and learn about the hereditary cancer resources in your back pocket here in Chicago. Come empower yourself with the knowledge to live a healthy lifestyle, and get a discount at some of Chicago’s best boutiques!

Location:
521 N. Rush St.
Chicago, IL 60611

Contact:
Leah Steinberg
Phone: 312-357-4994
Email: LeahSteinberg@juf.org

Register Online

5/7/2015

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

5/7/2015

7:00 PM -
9:00 PM
  

An Insider's Perspective: Israel on College Campuses

A panel discussion with college campus experts. This event is hosted by Solomon Schechter Day School of Metropolitan Chicago. All are welcome. This is an outreach program for Parents of Schechter Alumni. At Solomon Schechter Day School of Metropolitan Chicago, we ignite our students’ Jewish souls, educate them to their highest potential, and empower them to use their knowledge, skills, and creativity to enrich our world.

Location:
3210 Dundee
Northbrook, IL 60630

Contact:
Michelle Maer
Phone: 847-412-5690
Email: michelle.maer@schechter.org

5/7/2015

7:00 PM -
8:30 PM
  

"The Sound of Music" 50th Anniversary Show

The JCC Chicago theater troupe is proud to bring to life a show that has entertained audiences for 50 years. The Sound of Music is the classic, beloved story of a young woman, Maria, who is sent to be the governess of the Von Trapp children just as their homeland of Austria is invaded by Nazis during WWII. What's cuter than watching seven children sing Do-Re-Mi? This moving and joyful story is sure to get your child, and the child within all of us, to sing along. Families of all ages are invited to join us for this uplifting production on Thursdays, May 7 and 14 at 7pm and Sundays, May 10 and 17 at noon and 3:30pm at the Mayer Kaplan JCC. Tickets are available online at www.gojcc.org/theater for $6-16/person.

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

Contact:
Robert Bouwman
Phone: 847-763-3514
Email: theater@gojcc.org

Web Page

5/7/2015

8:00 PM -
10:00 PM
  

Congregation Beth Judea Sisterhood offers Salsa Dance Lesson

Congregation Beth Judea Sisterhood (Il. Rt. 83 at Hilltop Road, Long Grove, Illinois) invites women members and non-members to participate in a salsa/Latin dance lesson at 8:00p.m. on May 7, 2015, at Fred Astaire Dance Studio, 404 W. Half Day Road, Buffalo Grove, Illinois. This fun lesson will cost $15/person for members and $20/person for women non-members. Refreshments will be provided after the lesson. RSVP by May 4, 2015, to the synagogue office at 847-634-0777 or email Brenda Levin at brendaclevin@yahoo.com for further information and questions.

Location:
Fred Astaire Dance Studio
404 W. Half Day Road
Buffalo Grove, Illinois, IL 60089

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

Web Page

5/8/2015

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

5/8/2015

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

Web Page

5/8/2015

10:00 AM -
11:30 AM
  

State Wide Commemoration 70th Anniversary of Victory Day

Honoring the victory of Soviet and Allied forces in World War II and Holocaust Survivors. Presented in partnership with the Chicago Association of World War II Veterans. This program is presented in conjunction with the Museum’s main special exhibition Through Soviet Jewish Eyes: Photography, War, and the Holocaust, open through September 7, 2015. Free to the public. Program will be offered in English with Russian translation.

Location:
9603 Woods Drive
Skokie, IL 60077

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

Web Page

5/8/2015

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

Web Page

5/8/2015

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

5/8/2015

5:00 PM -
7:00 PM
  

Celebrate with Bayit Afterschool! יום העצמאות

Celebrate Shabbat & Israel’s Birthday! Bayit Space @ UC Evanston Friday, May 8 @ 5:00 p.m. Featuring: Hebrew-themed performance by our participating children and staff Shabbat experience for the family Birthday party for Israel with live music, food & dance Check out our space & meet other families Food, Drink and Community!

Location:
UCE
1330 Ridge Ave.
Evanston, IL 60201

Contact:
Megan Abraham
Phone: 773-505-5750
Email: bayitevanston@gmail.com

Web Page

5/8/2015

5:30 PM -
7:15 PM
  

Fridays@JCC

Take a deep breath! Fridays @ the J will help you unwind from your week with family fun. Enjoy songs, stories, candle lighting, grape juice and yummy challah (bread) as we celebrate Shabbat together. We’ll provide dinner and dessert while you enjoy special time with your family. Open swim & open gym – bring a bathing suit & towel. Everyone is welcome… we love making new friends! Shabbat Shalom! Please register by Thursday prior at 5:00 pm. Cost is $25/family. Please register one adult.

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

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

Web Page

5/8/2015

5:45 PM -
7:30 PM
  

2nd Fridays at Lake County Community Campus

Take a deep breath! Fridays @ the J will help you unwind from your week with family fun. Enjoy songs, stories, candle lighting, grape juice and yummy challah (bread) as we celebrate Shabbat together. We’ll provide dinner and dessert while you enjoy special time with your family. Everyone is welcome… we love making new friends! Shabbat Shalom!

Location:
23280 N. Old McHenry Road
Lake Zurich, IL 60047

Contact:
Pat Nisenholz
Phone: 847-763-3622
Email: pnisenholz@gojcc.org

Web Page

5/8/2015

5:45 PM -
7:30 PM
  

2nd Fridays Bernard Weinger JCC

Take a deep breath! Fridays @ the J will help you unwind from your week with family fun. Enjoy songs, stories, candle lighting, grape juice and yummy challah (bread) as we celebrate Shabbat together. We’ll provide dinner and dessert while you enjoy special time with your family. Everyone is welcome… we love making new friends! Shabbat Shalom!

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

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

Web Page

5/8/2015

6:00 PM -
7:30 PM
  

Shalom Shabbat at Temple Beth Israel in May

Family friendly service for tots through 2nd grade, and their siblings. Dinner, dancing and Oneg to follow.

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

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

Web Page | Register Online

5/8/2015

6:30 PM -
8:00 PM
  

Simchat Shabbat - May 8, 2015

Join us and experience a beautiful, inspiring and heart warming musical celebration of Kabbalat Shabbat. An Oneg following the service. Everyone is welcome! 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: secretary@bnaitikvah.net

5/8/2015

7:00 PM -
9:00 PM
  

JET YP Downtown Shabbaton

Come join JET YP as the Garfinkels bring the 'chood to downtown Chicago for Shabbos! Come for dinner or lunch...or both! Great people, food, and the magic of Shabbos...at your doorstep

Location:
70 E. Elm for Dinner & 2 West Delaware Place for lunch
Chicago, IL 60610

Contact:
Rabbi Shalom Garfinkel
Phone: 310-903-7398
Email: zevkahn@jeteam.com

Web Page

5/8/2015

7:30 PM -
8:30 PM
  

Special Musical Shabbat Service

Musical Shabbat Service Honoring Mothers Cantor Landsman will be joined with guest musicians: Howard Green (clarinetist), Robert McConnell (pianist), Cathy Cole Williams (soprano).

Location:
600 Deerfield Rd.
Deerfield, IL 60015

Contact:
Alan Posner
Phone: 847-502-8120
Email: Alposner@aol.com

Web Page

5/9/2015

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

5/9/2015

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

5/9/2015

3:30 PM -
5:00 PM
  

got shabbat? In partnership with Temple Chai

Saturday afternoon with family & friends. Gather to do crafts, decorate cookies, activities, sing songs and enjoy special entertainment at JCCs, local venues and synagogues. It’s a great feeling to have a friendly group welcoming you for our free got shabbat? programs. You’ll look forward to the next one for sure! Held on various Saturday afternoons throughout the year. For families with 3 to 8 year-olds, but all are welcome.

Location:
Temple Chai
1670 Checker Road
Long Grove, IL 60047

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

Web Page

5/10/2015

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

5/10/2015

10:00 AM -
12:00 PM
  

Jewish War Veterans Post #54 Meeting

The newly-chartered West Suburban Jewish War Veterans Post #54 meets the second Sunday of every month at Congregation Etz Chaim. The group's mission includes educating students about veterans and about Jews in the military; providing color guards for funerals and Veteran's Day; interviewing veterans about the impact of their service on their lives; and engaging in projects to support veterans. All Jewish veterans of the U.S. armed forces are welcome to attend and join Post #54. They need not be combat veterans. Veterans of the Israel Defense Forces are welcome to join as non-voting members. For more information, email the Post Commander at jwvpost54@aol.com

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

Contact:
Howard Goldstein
Phone: 630-790-4304
Email: jwvpost54@aol.com

Web Page

5/10/2015

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

5/10/2015

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

5/10/2015

12:00 PM -
1:30 PM
  

"The Sound of Music" 50th Anniversary

The JCC Chicago theater troupe is proud to bring to life a show that has entertained audiences for 50 years. The Sound of Music is the classic, beloved story of a young woman, Maria, who is sent to be the governess of the Von Trapp children just as their homeland of Austria is invaded by Nazis during WWII. What's cuter than watching seven children sing Do-Re-Mi? This moving and joyful story is sure to get your child, and the child within all of us, to sing along. Families of all ages are invited to join us for this uplifting production on Thursdays, May 7 and 14 at 7pm and Sundays, May 10 and 17 at noon and 3:30pm at the Mayer Kaplan JCC. Tickets are available online at www.gojcc.org/theater for $6-16/person.

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

Contact:
Robert Bouwman
Phone: 847-763-3514
Email: theater@gojcc.org

Web Page

5/11/2015

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

5/11/2015

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

5/11/2015

1:00 PM -
4:00 PM
  

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Navigate the site and construct your profile. To register for Career Moves workshops, please visit http://jvschicago.org/career-moves-workshops-and-events/. Registration ends 48 hours before a workshop. All workshops with less than 5 participants may be cancelled due to low enrollment. Failure to cancel your enrollment prior to a workshop date may result in your ineligibility to attend future workshops. All workshops are subject to the following fee structure: $10 per workshop for active or pending clients and $20 per workshop for non-clients. Payment is required at the time of the workshop. Please bring your registration number to confirm your client status and allow extra time for payment processing before the workshop starts.

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

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

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5/11/2015

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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

5/11/2015

4:00 PM -
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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

5/11/2015

7:00 PM -
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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

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5/11/2015

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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

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5/11/2015

7:00 PM -
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A Wider Bridge Presents: Gal Uchovsky ("Yossi & Jagger," "The Bubble")

On May 11th, A Wider Bridge is excited to host Israeli film producer and LGBT icon Gal Uchovsky ("The Bubble," "Yossi and Jagger," "Cupcakes") for a film presentation and discussion on the Israeli media's role in shaping perceptions of LGBT people. Gal, no stranger to controversy, will surely weigh in on the recent elections - and give his take on where Israel's LGBT community is headed.

Location:
Landmark Theatres
2828 N Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60657

Contact:
Tyler Gregory
Phone: 866-288-5774
Email: tyler@awiderbridge.org

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