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10/31/2014

7:30 PM -
8:30 PM
  

Shabbat Worship

The Sternberg Family will be lighting candles and leading Kiddush in honor of Hannah becoming Bat Mitzvah. Ilene Berns-Zare is reading Torah. Worship will be led by Rabbi Bellows and Cantorial Soloist Barbara Barnett.

Location:
1370 Abbott Court
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089

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

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11/1/2014

  

Shadow Town II: The JOHNS at Mayer Kaplan Theatre in Skokie

National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) Chicago North Shore section is sponsoring Her Story Theater’s Shadow Town II: The JOHNS, written and directed by Mary Bonnett at the Mayer Kaplan Theatre, Skokie, IL. Following the 2013 highly-acclaimed play Shadow Town based on sex trafficking of girls in the Chicagoland area, Bonnett creates the second half of story—the ‘demand’ side of the sex trade and its impact on the purchasers, their families and the sex trafficked girls. The play opens October 16 and runs through November 23, 2014. See website for information on special reception after Oct 26th performance.

Location:
5050 Church St
Skokie, IL 60077

Contact:
julie newman
Phone: 847-853-8889
Email: julie@ncjwcns.org

Web Page

11/1/2014

  

Amy Reichert: Reinventing Judaica

Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership is pleased to present a selection of Jewish ceremonial objects (Judaica) for the home and community by local architect and designer Amy Reichert. Amy Reichert has been creating Judaica since 1995, when she was inspired to create a Passover seder plate for a competition funded by Philip and Sylvia Spertus (the son and daughter-in-law of Herman Spertus, one of the brothers for whom Spertus Institute is named). First floor vestibule gallery. Admission is free.

Location:
610 S Michigan
Chicago, IL 60605

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

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11/1/2014

10:00 AM -
11:00 AM
  

Shalom Shabbat (Fall)

The well-loved Shabbat morning service for children 4 and under and their parents. 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

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11/1/2014

10:00 AM -
5:00 PM
  

Bank of America’s Museums on Us Program

Visitors who present a valid Bank of America/Merrill Lynch ATM, credit, or debit card, along with photo identification, will receive free admission on the first full weekend of the month. Admission benefits are only valid for the cardholder.

Location:
9603 Woods Drive
Skokie, IL 60077

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

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11/1/2014

10:00 AM -
5:00 PM
  

New Weekend Hours at the Illinois Holocaust Museum - Nov 1

Beginning November 1, 2014, the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center’s will have extended hours on Saturdays and Sundays. The new Museum weekend hours are 10 AM – 5 PM.

Location:
9603 Woods Drive
Skokie, IL 60077

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

Web Page

11/1/2014

10:30 AM -
12:00 PM
  

Parent-Tot Shabbat - November

Bring your kids and grandkids (ages 0-6) for this Congregation Beth Shalom tradition, brought up to date with musical instruments. Sing and dance and join the Torah parade. Listen to a story while you eat your Kiddush snack.

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

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

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11/1/2014

7:30 PM -
9:30 PM
  

David Broza in Concert

Oak Park Temple announces David Broza in Concert to kick off its 150th Anniversary celebration. This one-night-only concert with the world-renowned Israeli recording artist will be held at Oak Park Temple, 1235 N Harlem Ave in Oak Park. The concert is open to the public. Israeli recording artist David Broza is considered to be among the world’s most dynamic and vibrant singer-songwriters. His energetic performances have spanned worldwide audiences, marked by a fusion of the three countries in which he was raised: Israel, Spain, and England. Broza has filled concert halls with his famous guitar playing, ranging from flamenco flavored rhythmic and percussion techniques, to whirlwind finger picking, to a signature rock and roll sound.

Location:
Oak Park Temple
1235 N. Harlem Ave
Oak Park, IL 60302

Contact:
Cathy Taylor
Phone: 773-564-9564
Email: cathy@cathytaylorpr.com

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11/2/2014

  

Shadow Town II: The JOHNS at Mayer Kaplan Theatre in Skokie

National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) Chicago North Shore section is sponsoring Her Story Theater’s Shadow Town II: The JOHNS, written and directed by Mary Bonnett at the Mayer Kaplan Theatre, Skokie, IL. Following the 2013 highly-acclaimed play Shadow Town based on sex trafficking of girls in the Chicagoland area, Bonnett creates the second half of story—the ‘demand’ side of the sex trade and its impact on the purchasers, their families and the sex trafficked girls. The play opens October 16 and runs through November 23, 2014. See website for information on special reception after Oct 26th performance.

Location:
5050 Church St
Skokie, IL 60077

Contact:
julie newman
Phone: 847-853-8889
Email: julie@ncjwcns.org

Web Page

11/2/2014

  

Amy Reichert: Reinventing Judaica

Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership is pleased to present a selection of Jewish ceremonial objects (Judaica) for the home and community by local architect and designer Amy Reichert. Amy Reichert has been creating Judaica since 1995, when she was inspired to create a Passover seder plate for a competition funded by Philip and Sylvia Spertus (the son and daughter-in-law of Herman Spertus, one of the brothers for whom Spertus Institute is named). First floor vestibule gallery. Admission is free.

Location:
610 S Michigan
Chicago, IL 60605

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

Web Page

11/2/2014

7:00 AM -
9:00 AM
  

Kol Nidre (1939, Yiddish language film with subtitles)

"A bissel of this, a bissel of that, Kol Nidre has a little bit of everything, combining family melodrama and romance with popular songs, cantorial music and comic bits in an inventive pastiche of themes and styles" (jewishfilm.org). Husband-and-wife team Leon Liebgold and Lili Liliana, along with comedienne Yetta Zwerling, Motl der Operator's Chaim Tauber, and cantor/entertainer Leibele Waldman, star in a film about a woman torn between two lovers. Fifth in the series "Schmaltzywood." Admission is free. Film restoration & new English subtitles by The National Center for Jewish Film, www.jewishfilm.org

Location:
University of Chicago Max Palevsky Cinema
1212 East 59th Street
Chicago, IL 60637

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

Web Page

11/2/2014

10:00 AM -
12:00 PM
  

Sefer TorahShanah Torah

During this year of learning, Congregation Beth Judea is offering numerous opportunities to engage in Torah learning on a daily basis. Scribe, Rabbi Yochanan Nathan, will join us to teach about how tefillin are made, as well as teaching us about his work creating sacred scrolls.

Location:
Rte. 83 & Hill Top Road
Long Grove, IL 60047

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

Web Page

11/2/2014

10:15 AM -
11:15 AM
  

Music Together - Nov 2

Music Together engages parent/caregiver and child through singing, moving, chanting, listening, watching, and exploring musical instruments. Classes are taught by Harmonious Horizon’s, Music Together. This class follows the recommendations of child development researchers. Recommended for ages 0–5 years w/adult. 10 week session, Sundays Sept. 14 - Nov. 16. Cost: $190 for the first child • $80 for each sibling.

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

Contact:
Marnie Kalfen
Phone: 224-406-9205
Email: mkalfen@gojcc.org

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11/2/2014

10:30 AM -
12:00 PM
  

Rabbi Peretz Rodman at B'nai Tikvah

Join us for the fall lecture series with Rabbi Peretz Rodman and presented by B'nai Tikvah and the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism. The lectures will take place on Sundays at 10:30 am: November 2 - Biblical Guides to Managing the Conflict in Our Lives November 9 - Prayers that Annoy, Prayers that Amuse, Reading the Siddur with Open Eyes and Tongue in Cheek November 16 - Thanksgiving: A Jewish Perspective. The lectures are free of charge and everyone is welcome! For additional information and reservations please contact the synagogue office at: 847-945-0470.

Location:
1558 Wilmot Rd
Deerfield, IL 60015

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

11/2/2014

10:30 AM -
11:30 AM
  

Adult Education @ CBA: Messengers of God

In this class we will explore an overview of the life and teachings of some of the greatest teachers and figures in Jewish Tradition. This class will be taught by Rabbi Bellows. Please RSVP by calling Lynne at the synagogue (847-383-5017.

Location:
1370 Abbott Court
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089

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

Web Page

11/2/2014

1:30 PM -
3:00 PM
  

Family Storytelling Program - Nov 2

Children ages 6+ will learn to value the differences of others through folktales, movement, and music by acclaimed storyteller Sue O’Halloran. Reservations required: education@ilhmec.org.

Location:
9603 Woods Drive
Skokie, IL 60077

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

Web Page

11/2/2014

1:30 PM -
3:00 PM
  

Family Storytelling Program

Kids ages 6+ will learn to value differences of others through folktales, movement and music by acclaimed storyteller, writer and television personality Sue O’Halloran. Sue’s stories focus on family, a sense of place and how our past affects our present and future. Reservations required: education@ilhmec.org.

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

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

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11/2/2014

2:30 PM -
5:00 PM
  

BJE Annual Event

The Board of Jewish Edcuation of Metropolitan Chicago will be holding its Annual Event on November 2, 2014 at the Highland Park Community House. At this event the Ramabam Award is presented to an individual for exceptional leadership, vision and immeasurable contributions to the quality of Jewish edcuation in Metropolitan Chicago. The L'Dor V'Dor award will be presented to an individual who by instilling and reinforcing their Jewish values within their family and community, are helping to ensure the continuity of the Jewish people. For more information please go to our web site www.bjechicago.org

Location:
1991 Sheridan Road
Highland Park, IL 60035

Contact:
Linda Kupfer
Phone: 847-291-7788
Email: lindakupfer@bjechicago.org

Web Page

11/2/2014

4:00 PM -
5:30 PM
  

PJ Feeds: Helping the Hungry - Nov 2

Volunteer with your family to help feed the hungry and give back to the community through this hands-on volunteer experience. PJ Feeds will bring together families for fun activities with a big impact as they work together to count and sort donated food items, make tzedakah boxes, and more. Nili Yelin the Storybook Mom will present an interactive storytelling session about helping the hungry. This PJ Library event is presented in partnership with The ARK, JUF’s Russian Jewish Division, and JUF’s Tikkun Olam Volunteer (TOV) Network.

Location:
Wheeling Park District
333 W. Dundee Rd.
Wheeling, IL 60090

Contact:
Deborah Shub
Phone: 312-444-2844
Email: YoungFamilies@juf.org

Web Page | Register Online | Invitation (PDF)

11/2/2014

4:30 PM -
8:30 PM
  

ComboSinglesJSS Variety of Events

ComboSingles/JSS a "one of a kind" group offering events for Jewish singles 21+ including a Professional Speaker’s Series, impromptu socials, bowling and more. We promote meeting new people, having fun and investigating new ideas. Our website –www.ComboSingles.org. Call Helen (847-757-1299) or Howard (847-331-1066). Social Bowling: (1) Classic Bowl (8530 Waukegan Rd, Morton Grove), 1st Sunday of the month (Oct 5, 2014) at 4:30 pm. Cost - $20 per session; shoe rental-$3.00. Please RSVP. (2) Brunswick Zone-Deerfield (10 S. Waukegan Rd, Deerfield), 4thSaturday of the month (Oct 25, 2014) at 6:30 pm. Cost $25, shoes are free, refreshments may be served. Bowl at both houses, save $5 and only pay $20 for each league. CASH PAYMENTS ONLY.

Location:
Classic Bowl
8530 Waukegan Rd
Morton grove, IL 60053

Contact:
Helen/Howard
Phone: 847-757-1299
Email: combosingles@aol.com

Web Page

11/2/2014

6:30 PM -
8:00 PM
  

Scholar-In-Residence: Rabbi Peretz Rodman

Join us for a special lecture event presented by Central Synagogue of Chicago and USCJ. We welcome Rabbi Peretz Rodman who will speak on: Knowing What God Thinks, Feeling What God Feels: Judges and Prophets Reveal Their Secrets. Free and open to the community, guests and visitors welcome. Light reception to follow. (Discounted parking at Water Tower Place Garage.) For additional info please email or call 312-787-0450

Location:
Central Synagogue at Water Tower Place
845 N. Michigan Ave, Sanctuary Suite 913E
Chicago, IL 60611

Contact:
Marvin Weinstein
Phone: 312-787-0450
Email: Welcome@CentralChicago.org

Web Page

11/3/2014

  

Shadow Town II: The JOHNS at Mayer Kaplan Theatre in Skokie

National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) Chicago North Shore section is sponsoring Her Story Theater’s Shadow Town II: The JOHNS, written and directed by Mary Bonnett at the Mayer Kaplan Theatre, Skokie, IL. Following the 2013 highly-acclaimed play Shadow Town based on sex trafficking of girls in the Chicagoland area, Bonnett creates the second half of story—the ‘demand’ side of the sex trade and its impact on the purchasers, their families and the sex trafficked girls. The play opens October 16 and runs through November 23, 2014. See website for information on special reception after Oct 26th performance.

Location:
5050 Church St
Skokie, IL 60077

Contact:
julie newman
Phone: 847-853-8889
Email: julie@ncjwcns.org

Web Page

11/3/2014

  

Amy Reichert: Reinventing Judaica

Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership is pleased to present a selection of Jewish ceremonial objects (Judaica) for the home and community by local architect and designer Amy Reichert. Amy Reichert has been creating Judaica since 1995, when she was inspired to create a Passover seder plate for a competition funded by Philip and Sylvia Spertus (the son and daughter-in-law of Herman Spertus, one of the brothers for whom Spertus Institute is named). First floor vestibule gallery. Admission is free.

Location:
610 S Michigan
Chicago, IL 60605

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

Web Page

11/3/2014

9:00 AM -
7:00 PM
  

JCYS Annual Holiday Bazaar

It's that time of year again when the JCYS George W. Lutz Family Center throws its annual Holiday Bazaar! This juried event will be held on Monday, November 3 from 9 am - 7 pm at 800 Clavey Rod in Highland Park. Shop for great gift items including jewelry, youth and adult clothing, one-of-a-kind custom decor and gifts, books, toys, housewares, stationery and more from over 30 unique and local vendors all with price points to fit any family. Admission is free and complimentary childcare is provided from 11:30 am - 5 pm. For over 20 years, a portion of the Holiday Bazaar's proceeds have benefited the Jewish Council for Youth Services Scholarship Fund - helping all families access affordable preschool programs.

Location:
800 Clavey Road
Highland Park, IL 60035

Contact:
Micky Baer
Phone: 847-433-6001
Email: micky.baer@jcys.org

Web Page

11/3/2014

9:30 AM -
11:00 AM
  

Getting Ready for School! Toddler Developmental Groups(1)

Getting Ready for School! Toddler Developmental Groups. Mondays, 9:30 – 11:00 am. Knowing how to say “hello” and share a toy are important skills for entering preschool. Learn these skills and participate in circle time and engage in play-time activities that promote communication, early problem solving and following directions. Led by a Developmental Therapist. We bill insurance. Ask about our partnering insurance plans.$390 for 8-week series. JCFS.255 Revere Drive, Suite 200,Northbrook. Contact Meredith White, MS/DT, 847.412.4336,MeredithWhite@jcfs.org

Location:
255 Revere Drive
Northbrook, IL 60062

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

11/3/2014

12:00 PM -
1:15 PM
  

Lunch & Learn

Bring your lunch and join Rabbi Pivo for a discussion of current events and Jewish ethics in the modern world. We'll talk about a little bit of this and a little bit of that as we look at what's happening in around the Jewish world.

Location:
Rte. 83 & Aptakisic
Sunset Foods
Long Grove, IL 60047

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

Web Page

11/3/2014

5:30 PM -
7:30 PM
  

JUF Uptown Cafe with Back From Birthright Israel

The Uptown Café (909 W. Wilson, Chicago )is Chicago's first Kosher anti-hunger program for the needy. Serve food and enjoy a meal with guests.

Location:
JUF Uptown Cafe
909 W. Wilson, Chicago
Chicago, IL 60640

Contact:
Sammi Cutler
Phone: 312-357-4880
Email: samanthacutler@juf.org

11/3/2014

7:00 PM -
8:30 PM
  

Say It In Hebrew - Chicago's Premier Hebrew Ulpan (Skokie evening session)

SAY IT IN HEBREW! Chicago's premier Hebrew Ulpan for adults. Learn to speak Hebrew or improve upon the Hebrew you already know. No experience necessary. Fun classes in multiple locations at multiple times.

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

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

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11/3/2014

7:00 PM -
8:30 PM
  

Navigating the School Environment to Support Your Child's Success

Workshop for parents of elementary aged children to help them understand available supports for students in public schools; all parents are welcome. Hear how to communicate with school if you feel that your child is having difficulties with academics, behavior or social-emotional issues, what you need to know if the teacher suggests that your child is struggling and steps that schools take to address these issues. We follow two fictional students through the path of getting assistance to serve as examples of what this process might look like, including terminology that parents might hear from the school. Presenter, Lynn Denton, MSW, LCSW, school social worker with experience in public & private schools. $15 fee. Click link for more info.

Location:
5150 Golf Road
Skokie, IL 60077

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

Web Page

11/3/2014

7:30 PM -
9:00 PM
  

“Hollywood and the Holocaust: From Appeasement to Anti-Nazism, 1933-1945”

The Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies presents: The Allan and Norma Harris Memorial Lecture in Jewish Studies “Hollywood and the Holocaust: From Appeasement to Anti-Nazism, 1933-1945” Examining the reasons for Hollywood’s self-censorship of Nazi anti-Semitic policies and why Warner Brothers became the first major studio to tackle the topic in the late 1930s. Lawrence Baron, San Diego State University

Location:
Northwestern Unviersity
1881 Sheridan Road. Harris Hall 108
Evanston, IL 60208

Contact:
Nancy gelman
Phone: 847-491-2612
Email: jewish-studies@northwestern.edu

11/4/2014

  

Shadow Town II: The JOHNS at Mayer Kaplan Theatre in Skokie

National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) Chicago North Shore section is sponsoring Her Story Theater’s Shadow Town II: The JOHNS, written and directed by Mary Bonnett at the Mayer Kaplan Theatre, Skokie, IL. Following the 2013 highly-acclaimed play Shadow Town based on sex trafficking of girls in the Chicagoland area, Bonnett creates the second half of story—the ‘demand’ side of the sex trade and its impact on the purchasers, their families and the sex trafficked girls. The play opens October 16 and runs through November 23, 2014. See website for information on special reception after Oct 26th performance.

Location:
5050 Church St
Skokie, IL 60077

Contact:
julie newman
Phone: 847-853-8889
Email: julie@ncjwcns.org

Web Page

11/4/2014

  

Amy Reichert: Reinventing Judaica

Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership is pleased to present a selection of Jewish ceremonial objects (Judaica) for the home and community by local architect and designer Amy Reichert. Amy Reichert has been creating Judaica since 1995, when she was inspired to create a Passover seder plate for a competition funded by Philip and Sylvia Spertus (the son and daughter-in-law of Herman Spertus, one of the brothers for whom Spertus Institute is named). First floor vestibule gallery. Admission is free.

Location:
610 S Michigan
Chicago, IL 60605

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

Web Page

11/4/2014

11:15 AM -
12:45 PM
  

Language with Friends - Toddlers, Preschoolers and Early Elementary(3)

Language with Friends: Toddlers, Preschoolers and Early Elementary. Tuesdays, 11:15 am – 12:45 pm. Increase a child’s opportunity to talk and use language to express themselves in a group setting..These groups are playful and fun, often focusing on a particular theme to enhance vocabulary development. Children can practice the social “rules” of communication such as turn-taking, gestures and body language. Led by a Speech and Language Pathologist. $450 for 8-week series fee. We bill insurance. Ask about our partnering insurance plans. JCFS, 255 Revere Drive, Suite 200,Northbrook. Contact Meredith White, MS/DT, 847.412.4336, MeredithWhite@jcfs.org

Location:
255 Revere Drive, Suite 200
Northbrook, IL 60662

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

Web Page

11/4/2014

3:00 PM -
9:00 PM
  

CBS Sisterhood Holiday Faire - Vendors - Nov 4

Congregation Beth Shalom Sisterhood Holiday Faire looking for vendors - November 4 & 5, 2014. Food will be available for purchase.

Location:
3433 Walters Avenue
Northbrook, IL 60062

Contact:
Sheri Smason
Phone: 847-498-4100
Email: cbsholidayfaire@gmail.com

Web Page

11/4/2014

3:00 PM -
9:00 PM
  

Holiday Faire

Holiday Faire at Congregation Beth Shalom, Tuesday, November 4 (3 – 9 PM) and Wednesday, November 5 (9 am – 3 PM). Choose from vendors including jewelry, baby gifts, personalized items, stationery, art, clothing, serving pieces, and much more! Lunch and dinner will be available for purchase! 3433 Walters Ave, Northbrook, IL, 847-498-4100

Location:
3433 Walters Avenue
Northbrook, IL 60062

Contact:
Sheri Smason
Phone: 847-498-4100
Email: sherismason@gmail.com

Web Page

11/4/2014

3:30 PM -
4:30 PM
  

Terrific Tuesdays Open Gym in November

Open Gym and Story Time style program. Join us for as much as you can! For children ages birth to 5 years accompanied by an adult. A drop in activity hour ending with a story or music time. Questions? Contact Ava Nussbaum 847-432-8900 x213.

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

Contact:
Ava Nussbaum
Phone: 847-432-8900
Email: aanussbaum@nssbethel.org

Web Page

11/4/2014

6:00 PM -
7:30 PM
  

Shalom Shabbat at Temple Beth Israel in November

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

11/4/2014

7:00 PM -
8:30 PM
  

Say It In Hebrew - Chicago's Premier Hebrew Ulpan (Chi evening session)

SAY IT IN HEBREW! Chicago's premier Hebrew Ulpan for adults. Learn to speak Hebrew or improve upon the Hebrew you already know. No experience necessary. Fun classes in multiple locations at multiple times.

Location:
Florence G. Heller JCC
524 W. Melrose St.
Chicago, IL

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

Web Page | Register Online

11/4/2014

7:00 PM -
9:00 PM
  

Sisterhood Temple Beth Israel Presents Steve Dolinsky ABC 7's "Hungry Hound"

Sisterhood Temple Beth Israel (3601 W. Dempster St., Skokie, IL 60067) Presents Steve Dolinsky, Channel 7's "Hungry Hound,” Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 7:00 p.m. Steve will talk about food, Chicago restaurants and how he went from a Kosher home to “The Hungry Hound.” $5.00 suggested donation. Please bring a nonperishable item for donation to the Niles Township Food Pantry. 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: 847-675-0951
Email: ablain51@gmail.com

Web Page

11/4/2014

7:00 PM -
8:30 PM
  

Psychotherapy Groups – Tuesdays in Arlington Heights(4)

Psychotherapy Group, Tuesdays in Arlington Heights. Tuesdays, 7 – 8:30 pm. Ongoing therapy groups help clients address individual and relationship issues by addressing feelings, communication and other issues. JCFS, 1156 Shure Drive, Arlington Heights. Contact Dorinne Palmer, LCSW, 224.625.2816, DorinnePalmer@jcfs.org

Location:
1156 Shure Drive
Arlington Heights, IL 60004

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

Web Page

11/5/2014

  

Shadow Town II: The JOHNS at Mayer Kaplan Theatre in Skokie

National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) Chicago North Shore section is sponsoring Her Story Theater’s Shadow Town II: The JOHNS, written and directed by Mary Bonnett at the Mayer Kaplan Theatre, Skokie, IL. Following the 2013 highly-acclaimed play Shadow Town based on sex trafficking of girls in the Chicagoland area, Bonnett creates the second half of story—the ‘demand’ side of the sex trade and its impact on the purchasers, their families and the sex trafficked girls. The play opens October 16 and runs through November 23, 2014. See website for information on special reception after Oct 26th performance.

Location:
5050 Church St
Skokie, IL 60077

Contact:
julie newman
Phone: 847-853-8889
Email: julie@ncjwcns.org

Web Page

11/5/2014

  

Amy Reichert: Reinventing Judaica

Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership is pleased to present a selection of Jewish ceremonial objects (Judaica) for the home and community by local architect and designer Amy Reichert. Amy Reichert has been creating Judaica since 1995, when she was inspired to create a Passover seder plate for a competition funded by Philip and Sylvia Spertus (the son and daughter-in-law of Herman Spertus, one of the brothers for whom Spertus Institute is named). First floor vestibule gallery. Admission is free.

Location:
610 S Michigan
Chicago, IL 60605

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

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11/5/2014

9:00 AM -
3:00 PM
  

CBS Sisterhood Holiday Faire - Vendors

Congregation Beth Shalom Sisterhood Holiday Faire looking for vendors - November 4 & 5, 2014. Food will be available for purchase.

Location:
3433 Walters Avenue
Northbrook, IL 60062

Contact:
Sheri Smason
Phone: 847-498-4100
Email: cbsholidayfaire@gmail.com

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11/5/2014

9:15 AM -
10:00 AM
  

Ani B'Gani Fall Session

Hillel Torah's Early Childhood is excited to continue its Hebrew Immersion class אני בגני “Ani B’Gani” for toddlers and their caregivers (ages 18 months - 3 years) featuring stories, songs and games B’Ivrit. Come join us for our Fall session. For more information and to reserve your spot in this unique program, led by Morah Sarit Miller, please contact Ilene Cutler at 847-677-1021 or htearlychildhood@hilleltorah.org

Location:
Hillel Torah Day School
8825 N East Prairie
Skokie, IL 60076

Contact:
Margot Parnass
Phone: 847-674-6533
Email: margot.parnass@hilleltorah.org

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11/5/2014

10:00 AM -
10:45 AM
  

Tell Me A Story

FREE Story Time. Give your child a head start through this program packed with great stories, puppets, flannel boards, music and rhymes. Share story time together and build early literacy skills including listening, building vocabulary, sequencing and more! 18 mos. – 3 years old (with a parent or caregiver)

Location:
JCC at Am Shalom
840 Vernon
Glencoe, IL 60022

Contact:
Nancy Kesselman
Phone: 847-835-0008
Email: nkesselman@gojcc.org

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11/5/2014

10:30 AM -
12:00 PM
  

Freelance Writing Workshop

Do you read essays and articles in magazines and on websites and think: "I could do that!" Well, you're right! In this workshop, Amy Sue Nathan will help you to identify your niche and hone your voice, learn how to craft an attention-grabbing pitch letter, find out the kind of articles and essays that get the fastest results, and leave with tips and tricks for finding the publications that are right for your work. You’ll also get the inside scoop on the industry, how it’s changing, and how you can make it work for you right now. Amy Sue Nathan is the author of The Glass Wives and her work has been featured in more than two dozen publications and websites. Visit www.AmySueNathan.com for more information.

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

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

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11/5/2014

3:00 PM -
4:30 PM
  

Caring Conversations: Support Group for Adult Children of Holocaust Survivors

Caring Conversations: A Support Group for Adult Children of Holocaust Survivors. Startiing 11/5, 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of the month, 3 – 4:30 pm. Address your concerns about caring for a parent with issues of aging, dementia, decline and a history of Holocaust-related trauma. Free. Jewish Child & Family Services, 5150 Golf Road, Skokie. We will share and identify special challenges, feelings, care-giving tools and resources. Contact Yonit Hoffman, PhD, 847.568.5151, YonitHoffman@jcfs.org

Location:
5150 Golf Road
Skokie, IL 60077

Contact:
Yonit Hoffman, PhD
Phone: 847-568-5151
Email: YonitHoffman@jcfs.org

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11/5/2014

3:30 PM -
5:00 PM
  

Friends Club! (Peer Group) - Preschool and Early Elementary(3)

Friends Club! (Peer Group) - Preschool and Early Elementary. Wednesdays, 3:30 – 5:00 pm. This group expands social skills with peers for kids who have difficulty following social cues, initiating play ideas or establishing and maintaining friendships with peers. Weekly themes incorporate friendship-based activities. Goals include initiating language and play, perspective-taking, reading social cues and body language and turn-taking. Led by a Developmental Therapist or Social Worker. $390 for an 8-week session. We bill insurance. Ask about our partnering insurance plans. Contact Meredith White, MS/DT, 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

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11/5/2014

6:00 PM -
9:00 PM
  

YLD's Karaoke Night

Get your voices ready for a night of singing at YLD's Karaoke Night! Belt out your favorite tune or come to schmooze on Wednesday, November 5 at Blue Frog's Local 22 (22 E Hubbard St) from 6-9pm. Cost is $15 and includes karaoke and one drink ticket.

Location:
22 E Hubbard St
Chicago, IL 60611

Contact:
Sara Aronovitz
Phone: 312-357-4880
Email: yld@juf.org

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11/5/2014

7:00 PM -
9:30 PM
  

Jewish Values for Professionals and Lay Leaders

This 4-session master class begins Wednesday, November 5. Following classes meet November 12, 19, and December 3. $199 | $169 for Spertus members, students, and alumni https://www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=89207f800bd7a28d2cb27ef23f2237da Understanding Jewish values is essential for professionals and volunteers working with members of the Jewish community. Under the expert guidance of Rabbi Vernon Kurtz, learn core concepts and explore how they relate to working in and advancing Jewish organizations.

Location:
Solomon Schechter Day School
3210 Dundee Road
Northbrook, IL 60062

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

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11/6/2014

  

Shadow Town II: The JOHNS at Mayer Kaplan Theatre in Skokie

National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) Chicago North Shore section is sponsoring Her Story Theater’s Shadow Town II: The JOHNS, written and directed by Mary Bonnett at the Mayer Kaplan Theatre, Skokie, IL. Following the 2013 highly-acclaimed play Shadow Town based on sex trafficking of girls in the Chicagoland area, Bonnett creates the second half of story—the ‘demand’ side of the sex trade and its impact on the purchasers, their families and the sex trafficked girls. The play opens October 16 and runs through November 23, 2014. See website for information on special reception after Oct 26th performance.

Location:
5050 Church St
Skokie, IL 60077

Contact:
julie newman
Phone: 847-853-8889
Email: julie@ncjwcns.org

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11/6/2014

  

Amy Reichert: Reinventing Judaica

Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership is pleased to present a selection of Jewish ceremonial objects (Judaica) for the home and community by local architect and designer Amy Reichert. Amy Reichert has been creating Judaica since 1995, when she was inspired to create a Passover seder plate for a competition funded by Philip and Sylvia Spertus (the son and daughter-in-law of Herman Spertus, one of the brothers for whom Spertus Institute is named). First floor vestibule gallery. Admission is free.

Location:
610 S Michigan
Chicago, IL 60605

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

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11/6/2014

10:00 AM -
11:30 AM
  

Say It In Hebrew - Chicago's Premier Hebrew Ulpan (NB morning session)

SAY IT IN HEBREW! Chicago's premier Hebrew Ulpan for adults. Learn to speak Hebrew or improve upon the Hebrew you already know. No experience necessary. Fun classes in multiple locations at multiple times.

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

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

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11/6/2014

11:00 AM -
12:00 PM
  

LEAP into Shabbat

CJDS is excited to launch its first tot Shabbat program 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 Thursdays from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM at CJDS starting October 30th. LEAP into Shabbat is only $75 for one child and $110 for two children for all 6 sessions. RSVP to Abbe Vallen at cjdsRSVP@chicagojewishdayschool.org or 773-271-2700.

Location:
5959 North Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60660

Contact:
Cortney Stark Cope
Phone: 773-271-2700
Email: cstarkcope@chicagojewishdayschool.org

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11/6/2014

5:00 PM -
8:00 PM
  

Science Confronts Race: A Contested History - Nov 6

Using the concept of “race” to understand differences between human groups has a long and troubled history in the biological and biomedical sciences. This talk will review some of this history and discuss why the use of race in science, especially the new genetics/genomics, raises significant ethical issues that require more meaningful pubic dialog. Registration required; limited seating available. Panelists include Dr. Evelynn M. Hammonds, Barbara Gutmann Rosencrantz Professor of the History of Science and Professor of African and African American Studies, Harvard University. Reservations required: RACEexhibit@ywcae-ns.org.

Location:
9603 Woods Drive
Skokie, IL 60077

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

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11/6/2014

5:45 PM -
7:15 PM
  

Adults in Transition - Nov 6

Adults in Transition. Thursdays, 11/6 and 11/20, 5:45 – 7:15 pm. A social support group for adults with disabilities. The group provides a safe environment in which to improve social skills as well as a place to talk about personal issues. 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month. $7 per session. JCFS, 5150 Golf Road, Skokie. Contact Ben Kessler, LSW, 847.745.5443, BenKessler@jcfs.org

Location:
5150 Golf Road
Skokie, IL 60077

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

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11/6/2014

6:00 PM -
8:30 PM
  

Fundraising for Nonprofit Organizations

In this four-session master class, Dr. Laura Mannion introduces the knowledge and skills necessary for your nonprofit organization to fundraise successfully. She will discuss how to balance a variety of funding streams to ensure cash flow and avoid over-reliance on any one source. She will take participants through the development, implementation, and management of a fundraising plan, including how to involve staff and trustees. This 4-session master class begins Thursday, October 30. Following classes meet November 6, 13, and 20. All sessions take place from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm. $199 | $169 for Spertus members, students, and alumni https://www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=116934d464cea480fe06f255196a3595

Location:
610 S Michigan
Chicago, IL 60605

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

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11/6/2014

7:00 PM -
8:30 PM
  

Say It In Hebrew - Chicago's Premier Hebrew Ulpan (NB evening session)

SAY IT IN HEBREW! Chicago's premier Hebrew Ulpan for adults. Learn to speak Hebrew or improve upon the Hebrew you already know. No experience necessary. Fun classes in multiple locations at multiple times.

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

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

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11/6/2014

7:00 PM -
9:00 PM
  

On Different Grounds: Jewish & Christian Understandings of the Middle East

16th Annual Christian Century Lecture & Workshop with Amy-Jill Levine. Lecture and Reception On Different Grounds: Jewish & Christian Understandings of the Middle East Location. Co-Sponsored by Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago and the Chicago Board of Rabbis Register by phone at the number listed, extension 229, by e-mail, or on the website. $35.00. A combined ticket for both events (Nov. 6&7) is available for the reduced price of $50.00.

Location:
Arts Club of Chicago
201 East Ontario Street
Chicago, IL 60611

Contact:
Heidi Baumgaertner
Phone: 312-263-7510
Email: event@christiancentury.org

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11/6/2014

7:15 PM -
8:45 PM
  

Psychotherapy Groups – Thursdays in Northbrook(6)

Psychotherapy Group, Thursdays in Northbrook. Thursdays, 7:15 – 8:45 pm. Ongoing therapy groups help clients address individual and relationship issues by addressing feelings, communication and other issues. JCFS, 255 Revere Drive, Suite 200, Northbrook. 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

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11/7/2014

  

Shadow Town II: The JOHNS at Mayer Kaplan Theatre in Skokie

National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) Chicago North Shore section is sponsoring Her Story Theater’s Shadow Town II: The JOHNS, written and directed by Mary Bonnett at the Mayer Kaplan Theatre, Skokie, IL. Following the 2013 highly-acclaimed play Shadow Town based on sex trafficking of girls in the Chicagoland area, Bonnett creates the second half of story—the ‘demand’ side of the sex trade and its impact on the purchasers, their families and the sex trafficked girls. The play opens October 16 and runs through November 23, 2014. See website for information on special reception after Oct 26th performance.

Location:
5050 Church St
Skokie, IL 60077

Contact:
julie newman
Phone: 847-853-8889
Email: julie@ncjwcns.org

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11/7/2014

  

Amy Reichert: Reinventing Judaica

Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership is pleased to present a selection of Jewish ceremonial objects (Judaica) for the home and community by local architect and designer Amy Reichert. Amy Reichert has been creating Judaica since 1995, when she was inspired to create a Passover seder plate for a competition funded by Philip and Sylvia Spertus (the son and daughter-in-law of Herman Spertus, one of the brothers for whom Spertus Institute is named). First floor vestibule gallery. Admission is free.

Location:
610 S Michigan
Chicago, IL 60605

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

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11/7/2014

9:00 AM -
12:00 PM
  

Understanding Jesus Requires Understanding Judaism

16th Annual Christian Century Lecture & Workshop with Amy-Jill Levine. Workshop: Understanding Jesus requires Understanding Judaism. Co-Sponsored by Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago and the Chicago Board of Rabbis Register by phone at the number listed, extension 229, by e-mail, or on the website. $35.00. A combined ticket for both events (Nov. 6&7) is available for the reduced price of $50.00

Location:
Fourth Presbyterian Church
126 East Chestnut Street
Chicago, IL 60611

Contact:
Heidi Baumgaertner
Phone: 312-263-7510
Email: event@christiancentury.org

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11/7/2014

5:45 PM -
8:00 PM
  

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

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

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

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

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11/7/2014

6:15 PM -
9:30 PM
  

Shabbat Dinner & Worship with 20s20s#NWSub

Who: Jewish 20 and 30 something of the Chicagoland area. What: Shabbat Dinner & Services Join us for Shabbat dinner at Go Roma in Northbrook followed by Shabbat Services at The Beth Am Sanctuary Space at Beth El in Northbrook. Where: Go Roma ~ 3061 Dundee Rd. Beth Am Sanctuary Space at Beth El ~ 3610 Dundee Rd. When: Friday, November 7, 2014 Dinner @ 6:15pm, Services @ 7:30pm RSVPs a must. RSVP to 20s30sNWSub@gmail.com by Weds., November 5, 2014. 20s30s#NWSub is affiliated with Congregation Beth Am in Buffalo Grove, Illinois

Location:
3610 Dundee Road
Northrbook, IL 60062

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

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11/8/2014

  

Shadow Town II: The JOHNS at Mayer Kaplan Theatre in Skokie

National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) Chicago North Shore section is sponsoring Her Story Theater’s Shadow Town II: The JOHNS, written and directed by Mary Bonnett at the Mayer Kaplan Theatre, Skokie, IL. Following the 2013 highly-acclaimed play Shadow Town based on sex trafficking of girls in the Chicagoland area, Bonnett creates the second half of story—the ‘demand’ side of the sex trade and its impact on the purchasers, their families and the sex trafficked girls. The play opens October 16 and runs through November 23, 2014. See website for information on special reception after Oct 26th performance.

Location:
5050 Church St
Skokie, IL 60077

Contact:
julie newman
Phone: 847-853-8889
Email: julie@ncjwcns.org

Web Page

11/8/2014

  

Amy Reichert: Reinventing Judaica

Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership is pleased to present a selection of Jewish ceremonial objects (Judaica) for the home and community by local architect and designer Amy Reichert. Amy Reichert has been creating Judaica since 1995, when she was inspired to create a Passover seder plate for a competition funded by Philip and Sylvia Spertus (the son and daughter-in-law of Herman Spertus, one of the brothers for whom Spertus Institute is named). First floor vestibule gallery. Admission is free.

Location:
610 S Michigan
Chicago, IL 60605

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

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