Chicago Loves Israel | Presented by JCC Chicago and Jewish United Fund | A community celebration of culture and connection for Israel@71 Chicago Loves Israel | Presented by JCC Chicago and Jewish United Fund | A community celebration of culture and connection for Israel@71 Chicago Loves Israel | Presented by JCC Chicago and Jewish United Fund | A community celebration of culture and connection for Israel@71

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Where: Bernard Weinger JCC
Date: Sunday, June 2, 2019
Time: 9:15am - Light Breakfast
9:45am - Film Presentation
11:00am - Facilitated Discussion

Cost: FREE

Good Morning Son - Israeli drama; 81 minutes | Hebrew with English subtitles | 2018.

A young IDF soldier critically injured during a Gaza military operation, clings to life while his family maintains a bedside vigil, in the sensitive Israeli drama GOOD MORNING SON.

Sharon Bar-Ziv writes, directs and stars in this intimate chamber ensemble, playing anxious father David whose son Ori lies comatose in a hospital bed, hovering between life and death. David and his wife Naomi (Keren Mor) rarely leave Ori's side, speaking softly to him, praying and watching for any sign of improvement. During the long wait, family, friends, doctors and therapists struggle to temper expectations and cope with the strain of the situation that sees moments of heartbreak, humor and hope.

This beautifully rendered story of human resilience offers insight into the ordeal faced by military families in Israel and throughout the world.





Where: Bernard Weinger JCC:
Midtown Marvin Lustbader Health Club

Date: Sunday, June 2, 2019
Time: 11:00am - 11:45am OR 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Cost: FREE

A virtual bike ride will take cyclers through Israel's breathtaking and beautiful geography, through the mountains, cities and to the sea. Each class has 20 available seats and will take place in the Midtown Marvin Lustbader Health Club.

NOTE: You will have the option to choose your preferred class time on the registration form below.




Where: Bernard Weinger JCC
Date: Sunday, June 2, 2019
Time: 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Cost: FREE

Meet up with your friends at this Israel-inspired event! Enjoy a Tel Aviv dance party, photo booth, graffiti wall, krav maga instruction, Eilat beach games, an Israel-focused service project, Israeli café and make-your-own screen-printed tees. All middle and high schoolers are welcome!





Where: Bernard Weinger JCC
Date: Sunday, June 2, 2019
Time: 3:30pm - 5:30pm
4:30pm - Rick Recht and Friends Concert

Cost: $18 per family

Children (toddlers through 10 years) and their families are invited to explore and celebrate Israel through an array of hands-on activities: digging for archeological artifacts in a long-lost cave; joining a party in Tel Aviv by participating in a drum circle; bringing Tzfat to life by making your own candle; exploring Kibbutzim by planting and diving into Eilat with a swim in the pool.

Other highlights include an IDF obstacle course, authentic Jerusalem shuk with Kosher Israeli food and snacks, a concert featuring Jewish rock musician, Rick Recht, and friends, and more.


Show Your Love

Your gift to JUF in honor of Israel's 71st anniversary will provide needy Israeli children living in JUF’s Partnership Region with basic supplies for a successful school year.





Israel Vouchers

Receive a $100 JUF Israel Experience or JUF Mission voucher for each $100 donation to JUF in honor of Israel 71st anniversary.
  • Chicago-area residents ages 15-23 may use the voucher toward an approved Israel Experience program.*
  • Chicago-area residents 24 and older may use the voucher toward a JUF Mission.
* For more information on redeeming a JUF Israel Experience voucher, visit juf.org/israel_experience.

NOTE: You will be able to register another participant at the same address on the next page.