JCC Chicago

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Through a mix of formal and informal education, recreational and cultural activities, JCC Chicago provides quality experiences that enrich the lives of individuals, families and the community at large. JCC's award-winning preschool programs, summer camps and wide array of activities provide opportunities to bring Jewish values to life through innovative programs designed to meet the needs of everyone from infants to adults.

Founded in 1903 to serve the needs of the burgeoning population of Jewish immigrants in Chicago, JCC today serves more than 24,000 Chicago area children, adults and families each year. JCC is a partner with the Jewish United Fund in serving our community.

Programs located throughout the Chicagoland area: Chicago (Lakeview/Rogers Park/Hyde Park), Glencoe, Northbrook, Skokie and Lake Zurich

* Listings with an asterisk are part of the JUF/JF partnership of agencies serving the Chicago and worldwide Jewish community.

JCC Chicago *

30 S. Wells Street, Suite 4000
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: 312-775-1804
Fax: 312-775-1818
Web: www.jccchicago.org
Contact: Addie Goodman, President/CEO; Jan Shuman, Executive Assistant

JCC Chicago offers a life-affirming journey that builds on the richness and power of Jewish values and continues to reimagine them for a more connected, inspired community. Through a mix of formal and informal education, recreational and cultural activities, JCC Chicago provides quality experiences that enrich the lives of individuals, families and the community. JCC's award-winning preschool programs, summer camps and wide array of activities provide opportunities to bring Jewish values to life through innovative programs designed to meet the needs of everyone from infants to adults. Founded in 1903 to serve the needs of the burgeoning population of Jewish immigrants in Chicago, JCC today serves more than 24,000 Chicago area children, adults and families each year. JCC is a partner with the Jewish United Fund in serving our community. Programs located throughout the Chicagoland area: Chicago (Lakeview/Rogers Park/Hyde Park), 

Chavayah Overnight Camp for Girls in Lake Delton, WI *

JCC Chicago
P.O. Box 104
Lake Delton, WI 53940
Phone: (847) 763-3605
Fax: (847) 763-3680
Email: wsinger@jccchicago.org
Web: http://www.chavayahcamp.org
Contact: Wendy Singer, Chavayah Camp Director

At JCC Chicago's Chavayah Overnight Camp, Orthodox girls (5th-11th grades) from across the United States come together to create lifelong friendships and memories in a Torah-rich environment. A summer at Chavayah is filled with non-stop laughter, incredible spirit, thoughtful learning and unimaginable fun. Located at the Perlstein Retreat Center in Lake Delton, WI. Day camp/overnight camp combinations offered through Apachi Rogers Park at the Bernard Horwich JCC.

 

Dina & Eli Field EZRA Multi-Service Center *

909 Wilson Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640
Phone: (773) 275-0866
Web: https://www.juf.org/ezra

The Dina and Eli Field EZRA Multi-Service Center is dedicated to tikkun olam, or "repairing the world," and helping our community members live with dignity through advocacy and compassionate, collaborative care for those experiencing a crisis or isolation.

Jacob Duman Early Childhood Center at Lake County JCC *

23280 N. Old McHenry Road
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
Phone: 847-901-0620
Fax: (224) 543-7030
Email: tkrames@jccchicago.org
Web: http://www.jccchicagoearlychildhood.org
Contact: Trudi Krames

Housed on our sprawling 37-acre Jewish Community Campus at Lake County JCC, Jacob Duman Early Childhood Center reflects the beauty around it. Children engage in exploration inside and out. Sunny classrooms and our two custom-built, developmentally appropriate playgrounds create an opportunity for learning and outside exploration.We strive to provide the foundation for children to develop and grow while bringing Jewish values to life. For ages 6 weeks - 4 years.

JCC Chicago Apachi Hyde Park *

5200 S. Hyde Park Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60615
Phone: 847-763-3504
Fax: (773) 753-3085
Email: adenes-meador@jccchicago.org
Web: http://www.apachi.org/hydepark
Contact: Anita Denes-Meador

Just steps from Lake Michigan's shimmering shoreline, Apachi Hyde Park at Hyde Park JCC, is an urban oasis. With endless sand and water play, air-conditioned indoor spaces, neighborhood pools, sports fields, a full-size gymnasium, green spaces and more, Apachi Hyde Park has it all! Campers enjoy arts and crafts, drama and improv, music, sports, martial arts and more. Weekly field trips to the beach makes Apachi Hyde Park THE place to be for so much summer fun. 3 years-4th grade.

JCC Chicago Apachi Northside Day Camp *

Northside College Prep
5501 N. Kedzie Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
Phone: (847) 763-3504
Email: bmiller@jccchicago.org
Web: http://www.apachi.org/northside
Contact: Beth Miller, Camp Director

Apachi Northside encourages campers to celebrate what makes them truly special. Through sports, art, swimming, science and theater, campers discover new ways to express themselves, create friendships and try new things. As campers get older, our program grows with them providing more opportunities for choice and leadership development. Each week is highlighted by special theme days and exciting guest entertainers, which enhance opportunities for community building and indescribable fun. 4 years-7th grade + CIT.

JCC Chicago Apachi Old Town *

Walter Payton College Prep
1034 N. Wells
Chicago, IL 60610
Phone: 847-763-3504
Fax: (773) 871-0224
Email: adenes-meador@jccchicago.org
Web: http://www.apachi.org/oldtown
Contact: Anita Denes-Meador

Here, campers build confidence on the high ropes, climbing wall and obstacle courses. They create solutions using art and construction in the design & tinkering lab, and practice skills, playing and competing in an extensive array of team and individual sports.  And, of course, each week is filled with endless moments of Apachi magic-theme days, Shabbat celebrations, guest entertainers and more. K-7th grade.

 

 

JCC Chicago Apachi Rogers Park *

Bernard Horwich JCC
3003 W. Touhy Ave.
Chicago, IL 60645
Phone: 773-516-5883
Fax: (773) 761-8835
Email: wsinger@jccchicago.org
Web: http://www.apachi.org
Contact: Wendy Singer, Director

Located at Bernard Horwich JCC, Apachi Rogers Park is a hidden gem in the community, providing campers with a one-of-a-kind exploration of Judaism and self. You may not see it from our front doors, but venture out back and you'll discover a gorgeous, park-like setting, for sunny camp days packed with all the fun and friends of Apachi. With swim lessons, theme days, field trips, cookouts, and sports, campers thrive in our Torah-enriched community while exploring new interest, gaining skills, and creating lifelong friendships. 4 years-8th grade + CIT.


JCC Chicago Apachi Skokie-Evanston *

St. Joan of Arc School
9248 N. Lawndale
Evanston, IL 60203
Phone: 773-516-5883
Fax: (847) 675-4910
Email: wsinger@jccchicago.org
Web: http://www.apachi.org/skokie-evanston
Contact: Wendy Singer

Beginning in Summer 2019, Apachi Skokie/Evanston will relocate to St. Joan of Arc School, at 9248 N. Lawndale in Evanston. Apachi Skokie/Evanston will be the same beloved camp generations of children have known and loved with endless fun and activities including sports, performing arts, fine arts, teambuilding and more. Our new location features, air-conditioned classroom space for activities and exploration, a large gymnasium, multi-purpose rooms, a stage and an outdoor playground, plus open green fields and plenty of shaded areas for outdoor play. 3 years-8th grade + CIT.

 

JCC Chicago Apachi Village Day Camp Lake Zurich *

23280 N. Old McHenry Road
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
Phone: 847-726-0800
Email: jsmith@jccchicago.org
Web: http://www.apachi.org/apach-village-lake-zurich
Contact: Jamee Smith

New for Summer 2019 is Apachi Village in Lake Zurich, our beloved Apachi program for preschoolers! Apachi Village Day Camp is big on fun in a nurturing environment where emerging independence is fostered in our youngest campers. With our focus solely on 3 and 4-year olds, everything is sized just right for your little one with all age-appropriate activities taking place at Lake County JCC in Lake Zurich. Easy in, easy out carpool lines help ease the transition and make drop off and pick-up a breeze.

JCC Chicago Apachi Village Day Camp Northbrook *

Bernard Weinger JCC
300 Revere Drive
Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone: 847-763-3504
Fax: (224) 406-9272
Email: akaufman@jccchicago.org
Web: http://www.apachi.org/apachi-village-northbrook
Contact: Andi Kaufman

Apachi Village J Camp is big on fun in a nurturing environment where emerging independence is fostered in our youngest campers. Our focus is solely on 3, 4 and 5-year olds and campers are placed in small groups with caring, nurturing counselors. Everything is sized just right for your little one with all age-appropriate activities taking place, and learning to swim is a top priority.

JCC Chicago #BIGIDEA Lincoln Park *

Lincoln Park High School
2001 N. Ochard
Chicago, IL 60614
Email: jminor@jccchicago.org
Web: http://www.apachi.org/big-idea
Contact: Julie Minor

#BIGIDEA is the ultimate day camp for curious, creative tweens and teens. Each day blends technology workshops with traditional camp activities in the spirit of Israel's high-tech industry. Summer is not for school, it's for experimenting and creating while having loads of fun. #BIGIDEA offers all of this and more. #BIGIDEA is the leading Israel tech education organizer since 2008. They are our partners in bringing Israeli innovation to Chicago. The program and instructors provide an expertise in technology along with a commitment to launching the next generation of entrepreneurs and thinkers. 4th-9th Grade.

 

JCC Chicago #BIGIDEA Northbrook *

3210 Dundee Road
Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone: 847-272-7050
Email: jminor@jccchicago.org
Web: http://www.apachi.org/big-idea
Contact: Julie Minor

#BIGIDEA is the ultimate day camp for curious, creative tweens and teens. Each day blends technology workshops with traditional camp activities in the spirit of Israel's high-tech industry. Summer is not for school, it's for experimenting and creating while having loads of fun. #BIGIDEA offers all of this and more. #BIGIDEA is the leading Israel tech education organizer since 2008. They are our partners in bringing Israeli innovation to Chicago. The program and instructors provide an expertise in technology along with a commitment to launching the next generation of entrepreneurs and thinkers. 4th-9th Grade

JCC Chicago Camp Chi *

Business Office
23280 N. Old McHenry Road
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
Phone: 847-763-3551
Fax: 847-763-3680
Email: info@campchi.com
Web: www.campchi.com
Contact: Brad Finkel, Director, Camp Chi/Regional Vice President, South Central WI

An enriching, Jewish, overnight camp experience for kids in 3rd-11th grades. JCC Chicago's Camp Chi has been the summer home away from home for generations of campers. Located on 600 wooded acres on a private lake in Lake Delton, WI, the camp features two heated pools, waterfront activities, air-conditioned gym, equestrian center, high ropes challenge courses, zipline, climbing wall, arts center, lighted sports fields and more! Teen leadership and adventure trip programs available. Accredited by the American Camp Association and recognized as the #1 overnight camp in the Midwest. Summer Address: P.O. Box 104, Lake Delton, WI 53940.

JCC Chicago Early Childhood Education *

Phone: 312-775-1830, 847-763-3543
Contact: Emily Gottlieb and Anita Denes-Meador

JCC Chicago Early Childhood education provides children with a solid foundation for future learning success, socially, emotionally, cognitively, physically and spiritually. JCC Chicago Early Childhood Centers guide each child to reach his or her individual potential. The approach is simple: JCC Chicago puts your child at the center of everything. NAEYC accredited program covers core curriculum based on national and state standards including math, literacy, science and social studies. The JCC Chicago preschool program integrates Jewish curriculum that is rich in culture and tradition. Premier programs for families with children (infants through 5 years of age) are offered at locations throughout Chicago and the suburbs. Programs include full- and half-day preschool, infant/toddler care, kindergarten, enrichment classes, adult/child classes JNew Mom's Group Stay and Play, summer fun programs and family events.

JCC Chicago Early Childhood at Am Shalom *

840 Vernon Ave.
Glencoe, IL 60022
Phone: (847) 835-0008
Fax: (847) 835-1008
Email: jbenishay@jccchicago.org
Web: http://www.jccchicagoearlychildhood.org
Contact: Jody Benishay

At JCC Chicago Early Childhood at Am Shalom, building caring relationships with children and their families is central to what we do. Our director and teachers are dedicated professionals who focus on the individual needs of each child. We provide a warm, nurturing environment, enriched with exciting curriculum and a love of Judaism. We strive to provide the foundation for children to develop and grow while bringing Jewish values to life. For ages 18 months - 4 years.

JCC Chicago Early Childhood at Bernard Horwich JCC *

3003 W. Touhy Ave.
Chicago, IL 60645
Phone: 773-516-5881
Fax: (773) 761-8835
Email: maberman@jccchicago.org
Web: http://www.jccchicagoearlychildhood.org
Contact: Miriam Aberman

At JCC Chicago Early Childhood at Bernard Horwich JCC, located in Chicago's West Rogers Park neighborhood, your child is at the center of all we do. We strive to provide the foundation for children to develop and grow while bringing Jewish values to life. We believe children flourish and grow in an environment where they can explore, discover and create. Our director and teachers are dedicated professionals who focus on the individual needs of each child. We provide a warm, nurturing environment, enriched with exciting curriculum and a love of Judaism. For ages 2-4 years.

 

 

JCC Chicago Early Childhood at Bernard Weinger JCC *

300 Revere Drive
Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone: (224) 406-9200
Fax: (847) 412-4257
Email: jrosenfeld@jccchicago.org
Web: http://www.jccchicagoearlychildhood.org
Contact: Jennifer Rosenfeld

At JCC Chicago Early Childhood at Bernard Weinger JCC, in Northbrook, your child is at the center of all we do. We strive to provide the foundation for children to develop and grow while bringing Jewish values to life. Our professional, loving, one-of-a-kind teachers will help your family feel that Bernard Weinger JCC is your home away from home. From incredible classrooms to our beautiful outdoor space, your child will have endless opportunities to learn, play, grow and make friends that last a lifetime. For ages 6 weeks - 4 years.

 

JCC Chicago Early Childhood at Florence G. Heller JCC *

524 W. Melrose Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657
Phone: (773) 938-8340
Fax: (773) 871-0224
Email: rweber@jccchicago.org
Web: http://www.jccchicagoearlychildhood.org
Contact: Rachel Weber

At JCC Chicago Early Childhood at Florence G. Heller JCC, located in Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood, your child is at the center of all we do. We strive to provide the foundation for children to develop and grow while bringing Jewish values to life. Our professional, loving, one-of-a-kind educators help your family feel that Florence G. Heller JCC is your home away from home. From incredible classrooms to our beautiful outdoor space, your child will have endless opportunities to learn, play, grow and make friends that last a lifetime. For ages 6 weeks - 4 years.

 

JCC Chicago Early Childhood at “Z” Frank Apachi *

3050 Woodridge Lane
Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone: 847-272-8707
Fax: (847) 272-5357
Email: lnathan@jccchicago.org
Web: http://www.jccchicagoearlychildhood.org
Contact: Leanne Nathan

At "Z" Frank Apachi, we enjoy the outdoors during all seasons, letting children explore their surroundings while nurturing their natural curiosity. Educators encourage children to follow their interests which emerge into meaningful learning opportunities where they are fully engaged in the process. Here, your child is at the center of all we do. We strive to provide the foundation for children to develop and grow while bringing Jewish values to life. For ages 20 months - 4 years.

 

JCC Chicago Elaine Frank Apachi Day Camp *

23280 N. Old McHenry Road, near Route 22
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
Phone: (847) 726-0800
Fax: (847) 719-7359
Email: jsmith@jccchicago.org
Web: http://www.apachi.org/efa
Contact: Jamee Smith, Director

Nestled within 37 beautiful acres on the Lake County Jewish Community Campus, Elaine Frank Apachi J Camp features sprawling green sports fields, natural wetlands, winding nature trails, two heated outdoor pools, a climbing wall, zipline, ropes course, athletic courts, air-conditioned buildings and more. Our campers also get to take advantage of the amazing and unique Garoon Gateway to Science, an outdoor S.T.E.A.M. museum with 52 engaging, hands-on exhibits to explore. 3 years-7th grade + CIT.

 


JCC Chicago Family Programming *

300 Revere Drive
Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone: 847-763-3517
Email: akaufman@jccchicago.org
Web: www.jccchicago.org/families
Contact: Name: Andi Kaufman

Second Fridays 5:45-7:30pm Northbrook@ Bernard Weinger JCC; Lake Zurich @ Lake County JCC; Lakeview @ Florence G. Heller JCC. Who doesn't love seconds and thirds of a good thing? Join the JCC community for a young family Shabbat on second Friday nights monthly. We provide dinner and dessert along with songs, stories and of course Shabbat Candle lighting and challah! Each month, Third Saturdays 3:30pm-5:00pm in Northbrook, Lake County, Lakeview. Third Saturdays is an opportunity for your family to enjoy an afternoon of fun with your JCC community. Ending with Havdalah, families can participate in a themed craft, snack and an interactive activity or entertainment.

JCC Chicago Financial Resource Development & Endowment *

300 Revere Drive
Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone: 224-406-9213
Email: afriduss@jccchicago.org
Web: http://www.jccchicago.org.org
Contact: Ali Friduss, Director, Development

The JCC Chicago Endowment Foundation, in partnership with the Jewish United Fund's Agency Endowment Program, was created to provide for the agency's future and that of our programs and services to the greater Chicago Jewish community. Endowment revenue and annual philanthropic support enable JCC Chicago to strengthen Jewish identity and community, develop and deliver innovative programs and services, and cultivate future leaders in the Jewish community.

JCC Chicago J Camps *

300 Revere Drive
Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone: 224-406-9242
Email: jcamp@jccchicago.org
Web: www.jccchicago.org/daycamp

Offers kids the chance to try new activities, have fun, and make new friends in a Jewish camp community. All camps feature carefully selected and skilled staff, and traditional activities and specialties. Day camp programs for children age 3 years through 10th grade at nine Chicagoland camp locations. Day camp programs also offer before and after camp care.

JCC Chicago's J at School *

30 S. Well
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: 224-406-9226
Email: jbeadle@jccchicago.org
Web: http://www.jccchicago.org/jatschool
Contact: Joan Beadle

Start and end each school day with learning, excitement and fun. J at School offers year-round programming with After School, Before School and Enrichment programs. Highly trained JCC staff guide children through entertaining and academically enriching activities, assist 

JCC Chicago Jewish Film Festival *

300 Revere Drive
Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone: 224-406-9223, 224-406-9257
Email: iuhlmann@jccchicago.org
Web: http://www.jccfilmfest.org
Contact: Ilene Uhlmann and Hillary Wenk

The 6th Annual JCC Chicago Jewish Film Festival will run March 1-17, 2019 featuring a compelling and diverse selection of films, including narratives, comedies, and documentaries, that will stir emotion, nostalgia, and inspire conversation. This year the festival is featuring films that focus on strong, inspiring female protagonists, women who make a difference for their families, for their communities, and the world. The 2019 festival includes masterfully told films that give a powerful voice to issues of social justice and come together to create a film festival infused with stories of love, loss, learning, humor and survival. This year, the JCC Chicago Jewish Film Festival will include 43 feature-length films shown at premiere venues across the city and suburbs.


JCC Chicago Kehilla Programs *

JCC Chicago 20's and 30's Kehilla Programs
JCC Chicago Young Family Kehilla Programs
300 Revere Drive
Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone: 224-406-9233
Email: iuhlmann@jccchicago.org
Web: http://www.jccchicago.org/programs/jewish-life/rose-sidney-n-shure-kehilla-program/
Contact: Ilene Uhlmann, Director Arts and Ideas

Sustaining a vibrant Jewish community. The Rose and Sidney N. Shure Kehilla Program is aimed at helping young adults and young families engage with Jewish life on the North Side of Chicago. The program is focused on sustaining a vibrant Jewish community in the City of Chicago with extensive engagement opportunities for singles and young married couples.

JCC Chicago Marketing and Communications *

300 Revere Drive
Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone: 224-406-9232, 224-406-9212
Email: slevy@jccchicago.org
Web: http://www.jccchicago.org
Contact: Steve Levy, Chief Marketing Officer; Elizabeth Abrams, Director, Program Marketing and Communications

JCC Chicago School's Out *

300 Revere Drive
Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone: 847-763-3571
Web: http://www.jccchicago.org/schoolsout
Contact: Rebecca Russell

When school is closed, we're here for you. School's Out provides an enriching environment for children across Chicago. Our professional staff balances specialized activities with opportunities for independent play. Your child will enjoy participating in unique "In-House" programs that include games, crafts and a chance to meet new friends. Dynamic School's Out field trips spark curiosity, foster creativity, and encourage fun! School's Out is open to all children grades K-6, and before and after care may be provided to extend the day. We're in session for most school holidays, institute days and emergency weather days.

JCC Chicago Sports & Aquatics *

Phone: 844-452-2244
Email: support@jccchicago.org
Web: http://www.jccchicago.org

JCC Chicago offers a wide variety of sports programming at locations across Chicagoland. All programs provide an opportunity to learn new skills and progress in development through instruction, practice, and individual or team play. Children will learn a love for sports and find new challenges in a variety of classes and leagues within an appropriately competitive atmosphere. Staff is trained to enhance self esteem, teach skills and bring Jewish values to life both on and off the field/court. JCC Chicago also excels at group and individual swim instruction at all swim levels as well as lifeguard training. Swim lessons begin for children as young as three months old. Parent/tot, group and private swim lessons are also available. All-In Swim is a new, inclusive learn-to-swim program for children with autism spectrum disorder and is offered at aquatic locations across the city and suburbs.

JCC Chicago Travel *

Travel with the J
300 Revere Drive
Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone: 847-882-8881
Fax: (224) 406-9272
Web: http://www.jccchicago.org
Contact: Miriam Levinson

Travel with the J is more than just a trip. It's a unique and exciting opportunity to experience cultures and countries through thoughtfully designed, guided vacations paired with off the beaten path adventures. Our extraordinary guides and experienced tour leaders bring a richness and context to everything you see and do. Intimate group sizes provide personal attention, a chance to engage and connect with family and fellow travelers, and the ability to create your own story.

JCC Chicago Women's Board *

300 Revere Drive
Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone: 224-406-9213
Email: womensboard@jccchicago.org
Web: http://www.jccchicago.org
Contact: Ali Friduss, Director, Development

The JCC Chicago Women's Board is a dedicated volunteer organization with an ongoing legacy of financial commitment, providing annual scholarship assistance to eligible campers at 'Z' Frank Apachi J Camp, Elaine Frank Apachi J Camp, Apachi Village J Camp, Camp Chi and all JCC Chicago Apachi J Camps in the city. Annual Women's Board activities and initiatives strengthen JCC camps and enhance programs and facilities. The JCC Chicago Women's Board also provides direct services to the needs of the greater Chicago Jewish community.

JCC Chicago 'Z' Frank Apach Day Camp *

3050 Woodridge Lane
Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone: (847) 272-7050
Fax: (847) 272-5357
Email: tblenner@jccchicago.org
Web: http://www.apachi.org/zfa
Contact: Terri Blenner, Camp Director

"Z" Frank Apachi J Camp is located on our beautiful 10-acre campus in Northbrook. With large green spaces, manicured athletic fields, shaded areas and shelters, it's the ideal place for kids who love to play, create and explore. Our camp features air-conditioned spaces, two large heated outdoor pools, an outdoor cooking classroom, arts and crafts studio, adventure tree, boating, tennis court, a climbing wall and more. Campers can try everything from sports, arts and crafts and gaga, to clowning, cooking, drama, yoga and rock climbing. Music is always in the air, theme days are legendary, and our Shabbat celebrations foster a true sense of community and connection. 4 years-7th grade + CIT.

JCC Chi Town Connection *

23280 N. Old McHenry Road
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
Phone: 847-763-3551
Fax: 847-763-3680
Email: kkolling@jccchicago.org
Web: www.chitownconnection.com
Contact: Kyle Kolling

Year-round teen program offers social, recreational and cultural activities, leadership development and volunteer opportunities.

JCC Maccabi Chicago *

Administrative Office
Bernard Weinger JCC
300 Revere Drive
Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone: 224-406-9200
Fax: (224) 406-9272
Email: jminor@jccchicago.org
Web: http://www.jccchicago.org/maccabi
Contact: Julie Minor

An annual, international Olympic-style sporting event held each summer in select cities for Jewish teens, 13-16 years of age. Competition includes basketball, baseball, softball, soccer, lacrosse, flag football, volleyball, track and field, swimming, tennis, golf, ice hockey and more. The largest organized sports program for Jewish teenagers in the world, the Games provide 6,000 Jewish youth with an unparalleled athletic and cultural experience and strengthens Jewish identity. A summer arts experience for creative Jewish teens ages 13-17 features workshops in a variety of specialties with some of the leading artists in each field and incorporates community service, social activities, and themes of Jewish heritage, community, and Israel.

JCC Perlstein Retreat Center *

Summer Address
P.O. Box 104
Lake Delton, WI 53940
Phone: 847-763-3605
Fax: 847-763-3680
Email: retreats@jccchicago.org
Web: http://www.campchi.com
Contact: Contact Name: Ari

Host your next gathering on our 20 wooded, lakeside acres, right next door to the Wisconsin Dells. Serene and spacious facilities offer your group a real retreat from the hustle and bustle of every day. We are the perfect location whether you are celebrating, working or playing. Our professional staff help coordinate your special events and meetings. Every event at Perlstein Retreat Center is unique. We will customize our services to meet your needs so that your next gathering will be unforgettable.

Winter Address: 3050 Woodridge Lane Northbrook, IL 60062

 

JCC Pritzker Center for Jewish Education *

Bernard Weinger JCC
300 Revere Drive
Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone: (847) 763-3627
Fax: (847) 675-2914
Web: http://www.jccchicago.org
Contact: Abby Ashkenazi

Supporting Jewish educational programs and services offered by JCC.

JCC Shalom Over 50 *

Phone: (224) 406-9233
Web: http://www.jccchicago.org
Contact: Ilene Uhlmann

Shalom Over 50 is a Jewish club that meets weekly at Temple Anshe Shalom for 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.

Road Scholar, formerly Elderhostel *

JCC Chicago
Administrative Office
Bernard Weinger JCC
300 Revere Drive
Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone: (224) 406-9233
Fax: (847) 205-9350
Web: http://www.jccchicago.org/travel

JCC offers a variety of multi-day programs with a focus on Chicago. Each program provides an opportunity for stimulating and interesting experiences and discussions, enriched by the insight of expert docents and the company of fellow lifelong learners. Past programs have included Signature City Chicago, A Taste of Chicago's Food History, Beautiful Music at Ravinia, Theatre in Chicago, and City Highlights Weekend. Road Scholar programs offer adults 55+ affordable, short-term vacation opportunities designed to be both educationally and culturally stimulating and socially gratifying. Program fees include Road Scholar educational sessions, accommodations, entertainment and most meals.

Say it in Hebrew! *

JCC Chicago
Phone: (847) 763-3627
Email: aashkenazi@jccchicago.org
Web: http://www.jccchicago.org/hebrew
Contact: Abby Ashkenazi

Connect to Israel and Jewish culture by learning the everyday language spoken in Israel so that is practical, relevant and effective for real life. Students are immersed in a Hebrew speaking setting in small classes with fellow learners of similar language proficiency. Multiple levels of instruction at three sites across the Chicago area.

What's New in the Guide

Tikkun HaBriet

Tikkun HaBriet (Healing the Covenant), the only Jewish-based program that helps give struggling couples (and those stuck in a rough patch) another chance to redefine their marriage. This program begins the process of examining your goals and values and teach some new tools to rebuild into your loving relationship. Tikkun HaBriet is based on another faith's program that has been around for 40 years. Couples of all faiths, interfaith or no faith are welcome to attend. Without attention and care, marriages wither and couples slowly and quietly drift apart or are often torn apart by health, financial events or hurtful actions. Far too many couples live in misery, no longer feeling the joy of their once loving relationship. If you are experiencing challenges in your marriage, the Tikkun HaBriet Program may be able to help give your marriage another chance. Couples come to Tikkun HaBriet for many reasons, but you will never be asked why you are attending or be required to share.

 

JCC Chicago Financial Resource Development & Endowment

The JCC Chicago Endowment Foundation, in partnership with the Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago's Agency Endowment Program, was created to provide for the agency's future and that of our programs and services to the greater Chicago Jewish community. Endowment revenue and annual philanthropic support enable JCC Chicago to strengthen Jewish identity and community, develop and deliver innovative programs and services, and cultivate future leaders in the Jewish community.

BJE Chicago Melton School

It's All About Relevancy! Come experience a Melton class and see for yourself what high-quality, meaningful adult Jewish education is all about. Discover a world-class curriculum created by scholars at Hebrew University that gives you a chance to explore Jewish thought and text with an outstanding faculty and a wonderful learning community. 

 

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