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Gam Ani B'Gan Gani (Me Too at Gan Gani) גמ אני בגן גני

Friday, June 22, 2018 9:30 AM - Friday, July 27, 2018 11:00 AM <Add to Calendar>

Enjoy a Hebrew immersion learning play experience! This class for tots ages 6 - 24 months and their favorite adult includes music, arts & crafts, sensory movement and free play - ALL IN HEBREW. No prior knowledge of Hebrew is required to enjoy the class.

Location:
Moadon and Gan Gani
2464 N Clybourn Ave,
Chicago IL, 60614


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4907


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Strollers, Stories & Celebrations

Friday, June 22, 2018 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM <Add to Calendar>

Welcome Shabbat and the start of summer with your little ones. Songs, stories, movement and activities.

Free and open to the community. Park in the north lot.


Location:
North Shore Congregation Israel
1185 Sheridan Road
Glencoe IL, 60022


Contact:
Susan Ellenby
Susane@nsci.org
847-835-0724


Web Page

Shabbat at the Park

Friday, June 22, 2018 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

Join us for family fun night with game and activities for kids of all ages! The shelter will keep us dry if the weather is not perfect. There will not be a service at TBI on that Friday night. Don’t miss this unique worship and Shabbat dinner experience. This is a great way to learn about the TBI community. Bring along a friend or neighbor, they will thank you for it as the sun sets at the park!

Location:
Lovelace Park
Gross Point Rd & Thayer St
Evanston IL, 60201


Contact:
Becky Reuhs
breuhs@gmail.com
773-655-5146



Outdoor Shabbat Worship Under the Stars

Friday, June 22, 2018 6:15 PM - 8:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

Please Join Congregation Beth Am of Buffalo Grove and JCYS Northwest Family Center for a Community Shabbat.

Outdoor Shabbat Worship Under the Stars

- Bring your picnic dinner (Kosher style) to enjoy with your family before our outdoor service.

- bring your own lawn chairs or blankets.

- In case of inclement weather, Worship will be held at the synagogue (1370 Abbott Court). We will make the weather decision by 2 pm.

Open to all congregants! Prospective members welcome!!

Please RSVP to the synagogue before June 20 (847) 383-5017 so we know who to contact in case of a weather decision.


Location:
1700 Weiland Road
Buffalo Grove IL, 60089


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


Web Page Invitation

BTC Jr. Shabbat Service - Pack a Picnic

Saturday, June 23, 2018 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM <Add to Calendar>

BTC Jr. SHABBAT & PACK A PICNIC EVENT Mark Your Calendar!!! Saturday, June 23rd 2018 Location for BTC Jr. Shabbat is…………….. SPRING VALLEY NATURE CENTER/BISON’S BLUFF NATURE PLAYGROUND **Children’s Shabbat Service with Rabbi Tachman, will be held at the Nature Library at Spring Valley Nature Center from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Be sure to pack lunch for your family, because afterwards, right outside the center, tables will be available to enjoy your picnic lunch. When done with lunch walk on over to Bison’s Bluff Nature Playground (about 5-10 min walk) to play!!!

This event will be held rain or shine! Looking forward to seeing old friends; some new ones as well!


Location:
Spring Valley Nature Center
1111 E. Schaumburg Road
Schaumburg IL, 60194


Contact:
Lucy Howell
Office@beth-tikvah.org
847-885-4545


Web Page

Shalom Shabbat

Saturday, June 23, 2018 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Saturday, between 5/19/2018 - 12/29/2018)

Join us for this well loved interactive Shabbat service for families with children four years old and younger, with High School Leaders and Max Handelman every Shabbat morning, 10-10:45am, in the Rose Crown Room. Sing, dance, and hear stories as you celebrate Shabbat with your children.

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


Contact:
Maxine Handelman
mhandelman@ansheemet.org
773-868-5121


Web Page

Gym HaKatan [The Little Gym] | Class 1 | N. Suburbs

Sunday, June 24, 2018 9:45 AM - Sunday, August 19, 2018 10:45 AM <Add to Calendar>

In partnership with The Little Gym, join for fun and ongoing skill development through movement, music, learning and laughter! Children will progress at their own pace, while building confidence and making new friends. This class is the perfect addition to your Sunday! Classes run for 8 sessions and are open to ages 10-24 months.

**Class will not meet 7/22/18**


Location:
Congregation Beth Shalom
3433 Walters Avenue
Northbrook IL, 60062


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4907


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Bagels in the Park | River North

Sunday, June 24, 2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

jBaby Chicago invites you to come schmooze, eat and play in the park! Fun for the entire family!

jBaby Chicago helps expectant parents and families with children 0 – 24 months make connections, build community, and explore Jewish life through playgroups, classes and events.

If raining, the event will be canceled.

**There is no cost for this event**


Location:
Montgomery Ward Park
630 N. Kingsbury Street
Chicago IL, 60654


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4907


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Bagels in the Park | Wilmette

Sunday, June 24, 2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

jBaby Chicago invites you to come schmooze, eat and play in the park! Fun for the entire family!

jBaby Chicago helps expectant parents and families with children 0 – 24 months make connections, build community, and explore Jewish life through playgroups, classes and events.

If raining, the event will be canceled.

**There is no cost for this event**


Location:
Vattman Park
898 15th St
Wilmette IL, 60091


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4907


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Mind, Body, Baby | N. Suburbs

Sunday, June 24, 2018 10:30 AM - Sunday, July 29, 2018 11:45 AM <Add to Calendar>

Prioritize your own well-being, connect with your baby in new ways, and meet other parents in your community with this six-week health and wellness series presented by JCC Chicago. Experience the brand-new, state-of-the-art Marvin Lustbader Fitness Center as you and your baby enjoy a different fitness or wellness activity together each week. Classes will include parent/baby yoga, a stroller workout, parent/baby swim and more, all led by experienced fitness instructors and wellness practitioners. Each session begins with 15 minutes of open play time and a light snack in the Stay & Play space. For parents and non-walkers; FREE babysitting available for siblings.

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


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4907


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Gym HaKatan [The Little Gym] | Class 2 | N. Suburbs

Sunday, June 24, 2018 11:00 AM - Sunday, August 19, 2018 12:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

In partnership with The Little Gym, join for fun and ongoing skill development through movement, music, learning and laughter! Children will progress at their own pace, while building confidence and making new friends. This class is the perfect addition to your Sunday! Classes run for 8 sessions and are open to ages 10-24 months.

**Class will not meet 7/22/18**


Location:
Congregation Beth Shalom
3433 Walters Avenue
Northbrook IL, 60062


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4907


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Private Movie Screening: Won't You Be My Neighbor?

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

Join JUF Young Families and the Community Foundation for Jewish Education for a private screening of Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville’s latest documentary takes an intimate look at America’s favorite neighbor: Mister Fred Rogers. A portrait of a man whom we all think we know, this documentary is an emotional and moving film that takes you beyond zip-up cardigans and the land of make-believe, and into the heart of a creative genius, who inspired generations of children with compassion and limitless imagination.

Doors open at 6:30 pm. Movie starts at 7:00 pm. Food and drink available for purchase.


Location:
1715 Maple Avenue
Evanston IL, 60201


Contact:
JUF Young Families
youngfamilies@juf.org
312-357-4907


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Shalom Shabbat

Saturday, June 30, 2018 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Saturday, between 5/19/2018 - 12/29/2018)

Join us for this well loved interactive Shabbat service for families with children four years old and younger, with High School Leaders and Max Handelman every Shabbat morning, 10-10:45am, in the Rose Crown Room. Sing, dance, and hear stories as you celebrate Shabbat with your children.

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


Contact:
Maxine Handelman
mhandelman@ansheemet.org
773-868-5121


Web Page

Summer Shabbat park playdates

Saturday, June 30, 2018 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

On long Shabbat afternoons, let’s gather at local parks after naptime to hang out with Anshe Emet friends. All families invited to bring babies on up and pot luck nut-free snacks to the following Summer park playdates:

June 30, 4pm, Morrie Mages Park 3920 N Recreation Dr, Chicago (Irving Park & the Lake)
July 14, 4pm, Wendt Playlot Park 667 W. Roscoe St. Chicago


Location:
Morrie Mages Park
3920 N Recreation Dr., Irving Park & the Lake
Chicago IL, 60613


Contact:
Maxine Handelman
mhandelman@ansheemet.org
773-868-5121


Web Page

Bagels in the Park | Naperville

Sunday, July 1, 2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

jBaby Chicago invites you to come schmooze, eat and play in the park! Fun for the entire family!

jBaby Chicago helps expectant parents and families with children 0 – 24 months make connections, build community, and explore Jewish life through playgroups, classes and events.

If raining, the event will be canceled.

**There is no cost for this event**


Location:
Kroehler Park
507 E 5th Ave
Naperville IL, 60563


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4907


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Shabbat with a Twist

Friday, July 6, 2018 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Monthly on the First Friday of every month between 7/6/2018 - 7/6/2018)

Join us for Shabbat with a Twist, Fridays, July 6 & 20, and August 3 and 17, 2018 at Congregation Beth Shalom at 11:00 – 11:45 am. Families with children up to Pre-K join us to hear a story read with by our clergy, sing songs and then you will twist your own challah with the dough we provide and take it home to bake. All are welcome – free of charge! 3433 Walters Ave, Northbrook, 847-498-4100.

Location:
Congregation Beth Shalom
3433 Walters Avenue
Northbrook IL, 60062


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


Web Page

First Friday Shabbat Service and Dinner

Friday, July 6, 2018 5:45 PM - 8:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

Families with babies to kindergarten age will join Rabbi Donni Aaron and Max Handelman for a musical and story-filled service. Families with older elementary school students will gather with Rabbi David Russo for a spirited and extended Kabbalat Shabbat (Welcoming Shabbat) service. The services will each end at 6:30pm, followed by a DELICIOUS Shabbat dinner. June’s menu is BBQ deliciousness (veggie & gluten free options available). July’s meal is TBD. Storytime follows dinner, and after that, the field (weather permitting) will be open for some play time.

If this is your first time joining us, use the code 1stTimeFam when you register, and dinner is on us. We'll even set you up with a buddy family to show you the way.


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


Contact:
Maxine Handelman
mhandelman@ansheemet.org
773-868-5121


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Shalom Shabbat

Saturday, July 7, 2018 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Saturday, between 5/19/2018 - 12/29/2018)

Join us for this well loved interactive Shabbat service for families with children four years old and younger, with High School Leaders and Max Handelman every Shabbat morning, 10-10:45am, in the Rose Crown Room. Sing, dance, and hear stories as you celebrate Shabbat with your children.

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


Contact:
Maxine Handelman
mhandelman@ansheemet.org
773-868-5121


Web Page

Mini Mishkan | City

Saturday, July 7, 2018 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM <Add to Calendar>

Families with kids 0-2 gather together on Saturday mornings for to celebrate Shabbat through music, story-telling and play.

Location:
Second Unitarian Church
656 W Barry Avenue
Chicago IL, 60657


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4907


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Congregation Hakafa Canoe & BBQ Family Outing

Saturday, July 7, 2018 3:30 PM - 8:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

Join Congregation Hakafa to CANOE (4:00-6:00 PM), BBQ (6:00 PM), and share HAVDALLAH (after the BBQ)! If you do not want to canoe, feel free to join us for just the BBQ and Havdallah. The cost is $10 per family (hot dogs, s’mores, and beverages provided). Bring a salad or side dish to share.

Because we need to reserve the canoes and buy food in advance, please RSVP by July 2 to John Wolfson (johnwolfson1952@gmail.com or 847-344-9323).


Location:
Skokie Lagoons
1770 Tower Road
Winnetka IL, 60093


Contact:
Rona Elder
admin@hakafa.org
847-242-0687


Invitation

8-24 month playgroup, WeOrbit | Highland Park

Monday, July 9, 2018 3:30 PM - Monday, August 27, 2018 5:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

jBaby Chicago is excited to offer playgroups for Jewish & interfaith parents and babies 0-24 months of age living in Chicago. Share stories while the children play, making lasting connections for you and your family as you navigate this parenting adventure together. Playgroups will be grouped according by age: 0-8 months or 8-24 months. Please choose the group that is most appropriate for you and your child.

**Please note, this is an 8 week session**


Location:
WeOrbit
1736 1st Street
Highland Park IL, 60035


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4907


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6-14 month playgroup, Bubbles Academy | Chicago

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 3:30 PM - Tuesday, August 28, 2018 5:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

jBaby Chicago is excited to offer playgroups for Jewish & interfaith parents and babies 0-24 months of age living in Chicago. Share stories while the children play, making lasting connections for you and your family as you navigate this parenting adventure together. Playgroups will be grouped according by age: 0-6 months, 6-14 months, 12-24 months. Please choose the group that is most appropriate for you and your child.

**Please note, this is an 8 week session**


Location:
Bubbles Academy
2184 N. Elston Avenue
Chicago IL, 60614


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4907


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8-24 month playgroup, Buffalo Grove Gymnastics | Buffalo Grove

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 3:30 PM - Tuesday, August 28, 2018 5:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

jBaby Chicago is excited to offer playgroups for Jewish & interfaith parents and babies 0-24 months of age living in Chicago. Share stories while the children play, making lasting connections for you and your family as you navigate this parenting adventure together. Playgroups will be grouped according by age: 0-8 months or 8-24 months. Please choose the group that is most appropriate for you and your child.

**Please note, this is an 8 week session**


Location:
Buffalo Grove Gymnastics
1362 Barclay Blvd
Buffalo Grove IL, 60089


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4907


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0-24 month playgroup, Chicago Sinai | Chicago

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 9:00 AM - Wednesday, August 29, 2018 10:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

jBaby Chicago is excited to offer playgroups for Jewish & interfaith parents and babies 0-24 months of age living in Chicago. Share stories while the children play, making lasting connections for you and your family as you navigate this parenting adventure together. Playgroups will be grouped according by age: 0-6 months, 6-14 months, 12-24 months. Please choose the group that is most appropriate for you and your child.

**Please note, this is an 8 week session**


Location:
Chicago Sinai Congregation
15 W Delaware Place
Chicago IL, 60610


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4907


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0-8 month playgroup, New Mother New Baby | Northbrook

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 10:00 AM - Wednesday, August 29, 2018 11:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

jBaby Chicago is excited to offer playgroups for Jewish & interfaith parents and babies 0-24 months of age living in Chicago. Share stories while the children play, making lasting connections for you and your family as you navigate this parenting adventure together. Playgroups will be grouped according by age: 0-8 months or 8-24 months. Please choose the group that is most appropriate for you and your child.

**Please note, this is an 8 week session**


Location:
New Mother New Baby
3115 Dundee Road
Northbrook IL, 60062


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4907


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0-6 month playgroup, Little Beans Cafe | Chicago

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 1:30 PM - Wednesday, August 29, 2018 3:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

jBaby Chicago is excited to offer playgroups for Jewish & interfaith parents and babies 0-24 months of age living in Chicago. Share stories while the children play, making lasting connections for you and your family as you navigate this parenting adventure together. Playgroups will be grouped according by age: 0-6 months, 6-14 months, 12-24 months. Please choose the group that is most appropriate for you and your child.

**Please note, this is an 8 week session**


Location:
Little Beans Cafe
1809 W. Webster Avenue
Chicago IL, 60614


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4907


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8-24 month playgroup, Gather | Evanston

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 3:30 PM - Wednesday, August 29, 2018 5:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

jBaby Chicago is excited to offer playgroups for Jewish & interfaith parents and babies 0-24 months of age living in Chicago. Share stories while the children play, making lasting connections for you and your family as you navigate this parenting adventure together. Playgroups will be grouped according by age: 0-8 months or 8-24 months. Please choose the group that is most appropriate for you and your child.

**Please note, this is an 8 week session**


Location:
Gather
602 Davis St
Evanston IL, 60201


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4907


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12-24 month playgroup, My Gym | Chicago

Friday, July 13, 2018 4:00 PM - Friday, August 31, 2018 5:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

jBaby Chicago is excited to offer playgroups for Jewish & interfaith parents and babies 0-24 months of age living in Chicago. Share stories while the children play, making lasting connections for you and your family as you navigate this parenting adventure together. Playgroups will be grouped according by age: 0-6 months, 6-14 months, 12-24 months. Please choose the group that is most appropriate for you and your child.

**Please note, this is an 8 week session**


Location:
My Gym
1461 W. Webster Avenue
Chicago IL, 60614


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4907


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Shabbat in the Park

Friday, July 13, 2018 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

Join us at Roosevelt Park in the South Loop for a casual, fun time to hang out, see other families with young children, and enjoy Shabbat outside. We can't wait to see you there!

All Shabbat in the Park experiences are at 6:30 pm, but often we're there earlier to play, socialize, or enjoy a picnic dinner.


Location:
62 West Roosevelt Road
Chicago IL, 60605


Contact:
Lauren Reeves
lreeves@kamii.org
773-924-1234


Web Page

Shalom Shabbat

Saturday, July 14, 2018 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Saturday, between 5/19/2018 - 12/29/2018)

Join us for this well loved interactive Shabbat service for families with children four years old and younger, with High School Leaders and Max Handelman every Shabbat morning, 10-10:45am, in the Rose Crown Room. Sing, dance, and hear stories as you celebrate Shabbat with your children.

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


Contact:
Maxine Handelman
mhandelman@ansheemet.org
773-868-5121


Web Page

Beth Tikvah - BTC Jr and Social Action Worm Planting

Sunday, July 15, 2018 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM <Add to Calendar>

This is a wonderful way to have your children help with the garden.

After planting, BTC Jr. will be having a BBQ.


Location:
300 Hillcrest Blvd
Hoffman Estates IL, 60169


Contact:
Hollie Yanaga
Hollie.Yanaga@beth-tikvah.org
847-885-4545



Scribble, Drip and Play: Sensory Art for Toddlers | N. Suburbs

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 9:30 AM - Tuesday, August 21, 2018 11:00 AM <Add to Calendar>

Enjoy a fun morning as your child explores child-safe art materials in a playful and creative environment...outside of your home! Scribble, Drip and Play is designed as a tactile, hands-on class where mess and fun is encouraged. The class time includes snack and time to socialize.

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


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4907


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JNew Moms Group | City

Thursday, July 19, 2018 1:00 PM - Thursday, August 30, 2018 3:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

The JNew Moms Group offers a supportive, non-judgmental environment for new moms to share their experiences and exchange ideas as they transition to parenthood. Weekly small group gatherings help new moms create meaningful connections with one another while exploring relevant topics such as sleep, child development, self-care, and ways they might incorporate Jewish culture into their growing families. This group is for first-time mothers of infants ages 0-6 months and welcomes women from both Jewish and Interfaith families.

**CLASS WILL NOT MEET 8/2/18**


Location:
Prenatal FIT
1937 W. Diversey Parkway
Chicago IL, 60614


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4907


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Congregation Beth Shalom Services Under the Stars: Tailgating Shabbat

Friday, July 20, 2018 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

Congregation Beth Shalom Services Under the Stars: Tailgating Shabbat – Friday, July 20, 6:00 pm service, BBQ dinner following. Wear your favorite team jersey (optional). Two services will be held, one traditional Shabbat service and one geared towards families with young children on the CBS playground. All services outside weather permitting. $25 per immediate family, or $10 per adult. Please register for the dinner by July 13 by calling CBS at 847-498-4100 or email info@BethShalomNB.org.
Prospective members welcome - 3433 Walters Avenue, Northbrook, IL, 847-498-4100.


Location:
Congregation Beth Shalom
3433 Walters Avenue
Northbrook IL, 60062


Contact:
Deanne Friedman
dfriedman@bethshalomnb.org
847-498-4100


Web Page

Shalom Shabbat

Saturday, July 21, 2018 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Saturday, between 5/19/2018 - 12/29/2018)

Join us for this well loved interactive Shabbat service for families with children four years old and younger, with High School Leaders and Max Handelman every Shabbat morning, 10-10:45am, in the Rose Crown Room. Sing, dance, and hear stories as you celebrate Shabbat with your children.

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


Contact:
Maxine Handelman
mhandelman@ansheemet.org
773-868-5121


Web Page

Mini Mishkan | City

Saturday, July 21, 2018 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM <Add to Calendar>

Families with kids 0-2 gather together on Saturday mornings for to celebrate Shabbat through music, story-telling and play.

Location:
Mensch Academy @ Mishkan Chicago
4001 N. Ravenswood Ave #403A
Chicago IL, 60613


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4907


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PJ Gives Back: Summer Edition

Sunday, July 22, 2018 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

Join PJ Library and JUF's TOV Volunteer Network as we made a difference in our community this summer. Two dates, two locations and two ways to give back as a family!

Location:
Cradles to Crayons
4141 W George St
Chicago IL, 60641


Contact:
PJ Library
PJLibrary@juf.org
312-357-4925


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Israel Scouts Tzofim Friendship Caravan

Thursday, July 26, 2018 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

The Tzofim Friendship Caravan is a group of ten energetic teenagers who are leaders in their Scout chapters in Israel. Together with their two leaders, the Caravan travels across North America, using song, dance, and personal stories to share friendship and love for Israel. Come see this talented group perform at Beth El! Free and open to the community.

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


Contact:
Ali Drumm
adrumm@nssbethel.org
847-432-8126


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Congregation Beth Shalom Services Under the Stars: Cookies & Milk Shabbat

Friday, July 27, 2018 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

Congregation Beth Shalom Services Under the Stars: Cookies & Milk Shabbat –Friday, July 27, 6:00 pm service. Come in your favorite pj’s (optional) and enjoy a special oneg featuring all your favorite cookies and milk following the service. Two services will be held, one traditional Shabbat service and one geared towards families with young children on the CBS playground. All services outside weather permitting. Prospective members welcome - 3433 Walters Avenue, Northbrook, IL, 847-498-4100.

Location:
Congregation Beth Shalom
3433 Walters Avenue
Northbrook IL, 60062


Contact:
Deanne Friedman
dfriedman@bethshalomnb.org
847-498-4100


Web Page

Shalom Shabbat

Saturday, July 28, 2018 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Saturday, between 5/19/2018 - 12/29/2018)

Join us for this well loved interactive Shabbat service for families with children four years old and younger, with High School Leaders and Max Handelman every Shabbat morning, 10-10:45am, in the Rose Crown Room. Sing, dance, and hear stories as you celebrate Shabbat with your children.

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


Contact:
Maxine Handelman
mhandelman@ansheemet.org
773-868-5121


Web Page

Bagels in the Park | Bucktown

Sunday, July 29, 2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

jBaby Chicago invites you to come schmooze, eat and play in the park! Fun for the entire family!

jBaby Chicago helps expectant parents and families with children 0 – 24 months make connections, build community, and explore Jewish life through playgroups, classes and events.

If raining, the event will be canceled.

**There is no cost for this event**


Location:
Lucy Flower Playlot Park
2554 W Moffat St
Chicago IL, 60647


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4907


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Bagels in the Park | Deerfield

Sunday, July 29, 2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

jBaby Chicago invites you to come schmooze, eat and play in the park! Fun for the entire family!

jBaby Chicago helps expectant parents and families with children 0 – 24 months make connections, build community, and explore Jewish life through playgroups, classes and events.

If raining, the event will be canceled.

**There is no cost for this event**


Location:
Jaycee Park
1026 Wilmot Road
Deerfield IL, 60015


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4907


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Little Builders Summer City Series | Anshe Emet Synagogue

Sunday, July 29, 2018 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM <Add to Calendar>

Join Anshe Emet Synagogue and don’t miss this chance to have 5 playdates with friends old and new! On 5 Sundays from July 29 to August 26, 10-11am, we will meet in 5 different parks around the North Side. Families with children 2-4 year old are welcome to join in this Little Builders Summer City Series. Each playdate will feature plenty of time to play and schmooze, supplemented by bubbles and chalk and a short gathering to sing and share a story. A great peek into what the Fall Little Builders class has to offer. Siblings welcome. There is no fee for this summer series, but please register your family today so we can be sure to have enough chalk! We invite you to bring pot luck kosher nut-free snacks and a change of clothes for your child, who might enjoy the water features at most of the parks we’ll visit.

Join us Sundays from 10-11am:
July 29 – Senn Playlot Park 5887 N Ridge Ave, Chicago
August 5 – Margaret Donahue Playground 1230 W School St, C


Location:
Senn Playlot Park
5887 N Ridge Ave
Chicago IL, 60660


Contact:
Maxine Handelman
mhandelman@ansheemet.org
773-868-5121


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Gam Ani B'Gan Gani (Me Too at Gan Gani) גמ אני בגן גני | City

Friday, August 3, 2018 9:30 AM - Friday, August 24, 2018 11:00 AM <Add to Calendar>

Enjoy a Hebrew immersion learning play experience! This class for tots ages 6 - 24 months and their favorite adult includes music, arts & crafts, sensory movement and free play - ALL IN HEBREW. No prior knowledge of Hebrew is required to enjoy the class.

Location:
Moadon Kol Chadash
2464 N Clybourn
Chicago IL, 60614


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4907


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Shabbat with a Twist

Friday, August 3, 2018 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Monthly on the First Friday of every month between 8/3/2018 - 8/3/2018)

Join us for Shabbat with a Twist, Fridays, July 6 & 20, and August 3 and 17, 2018 at Congregation Beth Shalom at 11:00 – 11:45 am. Families with children up to Pre-K join us to hear a story read with by our clergy, sing songs and then you will twist your own challah with the dough we provide and take it home to bake. All are welcome – free of charge! 3433 Walters Ave, Northbrook, 847-498-4100.

Location:
Congregation Beth Shalom
3433 Walters Avenue
Northbrook IL, 60062


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


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Congregation Beth Shalom Services Under the Stars: Fire & Ice Shabbat

Friday, August 3, 2018 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

Congregation Beth Shalom Services Under the Stars: Fire & Ice Shabbat – Friday, August 3, 6:00 pm service. Come tour a fire truck and enjoy ice cream before services at 5:15 pm. Two services will be held, one traditional Shabbat service and one geared towards families with young children on the CBS playground. All services outside weather permitting. Prospective Members Welcome - 3433 Walters Ave, Northbrook, IL, 847-498-4100.

Location:
Congregation Beth Shalom
3433 Walters Avenue
Northbrook IL, 60062


Contact:
Deanne Friedman
dfriedman@bethshalomnb.org
847-498-4100


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Shalom Shabbat

Saturday, August 4, 2018 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Saturday, between 5/19/2018 - 12/29/2018)

Join us for this well loved interactive Shabbat service for families with children four years old and younger, with High School Leaders and Max Handelman every Shabbat morning, 10-10:45am, in the Rose Crown Room. Sing, dance, and hear stories as you celebrate Shabbat with your children.

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


Contact:
Maxine Handelman
mhandelman@ansheemet.org
773-868-5121


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Mini Mishkan | City

Saturday, August 4, 2018 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM <Add to Calendar>

Families with kids 0-2 gather together on Saturday mornings for to celebrate Shabbat through music, story-telling and play.

Location:
Second Unitarian Church
656 W Barry Avenue
Chicago IL, 60657


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4907


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Bagels in the Park | Naperville

Sunday, August 5, 2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

jBaby Chicago invites you to come schmooze, eat and play in the park! Fun for the entire family!

jBaby Chicago helps expectant parents and families with children 0 – 24 months make connections, build community, and explore Jewish life through playgroups, classes and events.

If raining, the event will be canceled.

**There is no cost for this event**


Location:
Columbia Estates Park
968 Monticello Dr.
Naperville IL, 60563


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4907


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Little Builders Summer City Series | Anshe Emet Synagogue

Sunday, August 5, 2018 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM <Add to Calendar>

Join Anshe Emet Synagogue and don’t miss this chance to have 5 playdates with friends old and new! On 5 Sundays from July 29 to August 26, 10-11am, we will meet in 5 different parks around the North Side. Families with children 2-4 year old are welcome to join in this Little Builders Summer City Series. Each playdate will feature plenty of time to play and schmooze, supplemented by bubbles and chalk and a short gathering to sing and share a story. A great peek into what the Fall Little Builders class has to offer. Siblings welcome. There is no fee for this summer series, but please register your family today so we can be sure to have enough chalk! We invite you to bring pot luck kosher nut-free snacks and a change of clothes for your child, who might enjoy the water features at most of the parks we’ll visit.

Join us Sundays from 10-11am:
July 29 – Senn Playlot Park 5887 N Ridge Ave, Chicago
August 5 – Margaret Donahue Playground 1230 W School St, C


Location:
Margaret Donahue Playground
1230 W School St
Chicago IL, 60657


Contact:
Maxine Handelman
mhandelman@ansheemet.org
773-868-5121


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PJ Gives Back: Summer Edition

Sunday, August 5, 2018 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

Join PJ Library and JUF's TOV Volunteer Network as we made a difference in our community this summer. Two dates, two locations and two ways to give back as a family!

Location:
Glencoe Beach
635 Sheridan Rd
Glencoe IL, 60022


Contact:
PJ Library
PJLibrary@juf.org
312-357-4925


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Music & Memories | City

Thursday, August 9, 2018 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

Spend the morning with jBaby Chicago and the residents at different senior centers. Enjoy a kid-friendly concert and schmooze with the residents. It's sure to be a great morning filled with community spirit and music!

*This program was coordinated by JUF’s TOV Volunteer Network.*


Location:
Park Plaza
6840 N. Sacramento Avenue
Chicago IL, 60645


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4907


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Congregation Beth Shalom Services Under the Stars: Family Game Night Shabbat

Friday, August 10, 2018 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

Congregation Beth Shalom Services Under the Stars: Family Game Night Shabbat – Friday, August 10, 6:00 pm service. Enjoy a special oneg and play board games, card games and doing puzzles together following the service. Two services will be held, one traditional Shabbat service and one geared towards families with young children on the CBS playground. All services outside weather permitting. Prospective Members Welcome - 3433 Walters Avenue, Northbrook, IL, 847-498-4100.

Location:
Congregation Beth Shalom
3433 Walters Avenue
Northbrook IL, 60089


Contact:
Deanne Friedman
dfriedman@bethshalomnb.org
847-498-4100


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Shabbat in the Park

Friday, August 10, 2018 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

Join us at Nichols Park in Hyde Park for a casual, fun time to hang out, see other families with young children, and enjoy Shabbat outside. We can't wait to see you there!

All Shabbat in the Park experiences are at 6:30 pm, but often we're there earlier to play, socialize, or enjoy a picnic dinner.


Location:
E 54th Street and S Kimbark Avenue
In between the playgrounds
Chicago IL, 60615


Contact:
Lauren Reeves
lreeves@kamii.org
773-924-1234


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Shalom Shabbat

Saturday, August 11, 2018 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Saturday, between 5/19/2018 - 12/29/2018)

Join us for this well loved interactive Shabbat service for families with children four years old and younger, with High School Leaders and Max Handelman every Shabbat morning, 10-10:45am, in the Rose Crown Room. Sing, dance, and hear stories as you celebrate Shabbat with your children.

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


Contact:
Maxine Handelman
mhandelman@ansheemet.org
773-868-5121


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Little Builders Summer City Series | Anshe Emet Synagogue

Sunday, August 12, 2018 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM <Add to Calendar>

Join Anshe Emet Synagogue and don’t miss this chance to have 5 playdates with friends old and new! On 5 Sundays from July 29 to August 26, 10-11am, we will meet in 5 different parks around the North Side. Families with children 2-4 year old are welcome to join in this Little Builders Summer City Series. Each playdate will feature plenty of time to play and schmooze, supplemented by bubbles and chalk and a short gathering to sing and share a story. A great peek into what the Fall Little Builders class has to offer. Siblings welcome. There is no fee for this summer series, but please register your family today so we can be sure to have enough chalk! We invite you to bring pot luck kosher nut-free snacks and a change of clothes for your child, who might enjoy the water features at most of the parks we’ll visit.

Join us Sundays from 10-11am:
July 29 – Senn Playlot Park 5887 N Ridge Ave, Chicago
August 5 – Margaret Donahue Playground 1230 W School St, C


Location:
Winnemac Park
5100 N. Leavitt St
Chicago IL, 60657


Contact:
Maxine Handelman
mhandelman@ansheemet.org
773-868-5121


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Israel's Gone Platinum Celebrating 70 Years in Dance, Drama & Music

Monday, August 13, 2018 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

Get your tickets for Congregation Beth Shalom Israel’s Gone Platinum: Celebrating 70 Years in Dance, Drama & Music, Monday, August 13, 7:00 pm, presented by Helene Hoffman Memorial Concert Fund with proceeds to benefit JNF Special in Uniform and CBS HUGS Program. North Shore Center for the Performing Arts (9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie, IL) - All Reserved Seats – tickets $36 main floor, $25 balcony, $10 students. Order tickets online or at the box office or online at www.northshorecenter.org. Contact 847-498-4100 for sponsorship information.

Location:
North Shore Center for the Performing Arts
9501 Skokie Blvd
Skokie IL, 60077


Contact:
Deanne Friedman
dfriedman@bethshalomnb.org
847-498-4100


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Shabbat with a Twist

Friday, August 17, 2018 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Monthly on the Third Friday of every month between 8/17/2018 - 8/17/2018)

Join us for Shabbat with a Twist, Fridays, July 6 & 20, and August 3 and 17, 2018 at Congregation Beth Shalom at 11:00 – 11:45 am. Families with children up to Pre-K join us to hear a story read with by our clergy, sing songs and then you will twist your own challah with the dough we provide and take it home to bake. All are welcome – free of charge! 3433 Walters Ave, Northbrook, 847-498-4100.

Location:
Congregation Beth Shalom
3433 Walters Avenue
Northbrook IL, 60062


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


Web Page

Shabbat Service at the Beach

Friday, August 17, 2018 5:45 PM - 8:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

Bring a blanket and/or lawn chairs and join Congregation Hakafa for a Kabbalat Shabbat Service at the Beach this August! The services will be followed by a frozen treat oneg!

If you would like to join us for dinner before the service, bring a blanket/chairs and picnic for your family at 5:45 PM. We will eat dinner at the park above the beach where there is a grassy area and a playground.

No RSVPs needed!

In case of rain, dinner will be cancelled, and our service will take place at the Winnetka Community House (620 Lincoln Avenue, Winnetka).


Location:
Elder Lane Beach
239 Sheridan Road
Winnetka IL, 60093


Contact:
Rona Elder
admin@hakafa.org
847-242-0687


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Shalom Shabbat

Saturday, August 18, 2018 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Saturday, between 5/19/2018 - 12/29/2018)

Join us for this well loved interactive Shabbat service for families with children four years old and younger, with High School Leaders and Max Handelman every Shabbat morning, 10-10:45am, in the Rose Crown Room. Sing, dance, and hear stories as you celebrate Shabbat with your children.

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


Contact:
Maxine Handelman
mhandelman@ansheemet.org
773-868-5121


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Mini Mishkan

Saturday, August 18, 2018 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM <Add to Calendar>

Families with kids 0-2 gather together on Saturday mornings for to celebrate Shabbat through music, story-telling and play.

Location:
Mensch Academy @ Mishkan Chicago
4001 N. Ravenswood Ave #403A
Chicago IL, 60613


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4907


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Little Builders Summer City Series | Anshe Emet Synagogue

Sunday, August 19, 2018 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM <Add to Calendar>

Join Anshe Emet Synagogue and don’t miss this chance to have 5 playdates with friends old and new! On 5 Sundays from July 29 to August 26, 10-11am, we will meet in 5 different parks around the North Side. Families with children 2-4 year old are welcome to join in this Little Builders Summer City Series. Each playdate will feature plenty of time to play and schmooze, supplemented by bubbles and chalk and a short gathering to sing and share a story. A great peek into what the Fall Little Builders class has to offer. Siblings welcome. There is no fee for this summer series, but please register your family today so we can be sure to have enough chalk! We invite you to bring pot luck kosher nut-free snacks and a change of clothes for your child, who might enjoy the water features at most of the parks we’ll visit.

Join us Sundays from 10-11am:
July 29 – Senn Playlot Park 5887 N Ridge Ave, Chicago
August 5 – Margaret Donahue Playground 1230 W School St, C


Location:
Fellger Playground
2000 W. Belmont
Chicago IL, 60618


Contact:
Maxine Handelman
mhandelman@ansheemet.org
773-868-5121


Web Page Register Online

Shalom Shabbat

Saturday, August 25, 2018 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Saturday, between 5/19/2018 - 12/29/2018)

Join us for this well loved interactive Shabbat service for families with children four years old and younger, with High School Leaders and Max Handelman every Shabbat morning, 10-10:45am, in the Rose Crown Room. Sing, dance, and hear stories as you celebrate Shabbat with your children.

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


Contact:
Maxine Handelman
mhandelman@ansheemet.org
773-868-5121


Web Page

Bagels in the Park | Lakeview

Sunday, August 26, 2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

jBaby Chicago invites you to come schmooze, eat and play in the park! Fun for the entire family!

jBaby Chicago helps expectant parents and families with children 0 – 24 months make connections, build community, and explore Jewish life through playgroups, classes and events.

If raining, the event will be canceled.

**There is no cost for this event**


Location:
Margaret Donahue Park
1230 W School St
Chicago IL, 60657


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4907


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Bagels in the Park | Vernon Hills

Sunday, August 26, 2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

jBaby Chicago invites you to come schmooze, eat and play in the park! Fun for the entire family!

jBaby Chicago helps expectant parents and families with children 0 – 24 months make connections, build community, and explore Jewish life through playgroups, classes and events.

If raining, the event will be canceled.

**There is no cost for this event**


Location:
Peterson Park
200 W Hawthorn Parkway
Vernon Hills IL, 60061


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4907


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Little Builders Summer City Series | Anshe Emet Synagogue

Sunday, August 26, 2018 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM <Add to Calendar>

Join Anshe Emet Synagogue and don’t miss this chance to have 5 playdates with friends old and new! On 5 Sundays from July 29 to August 26, 10-11am, we will meet in 5 different parks around the North Side. Families with children 2-4 year old are welcome to join in this Little Builders Summer City Series. Each playdate will feature plenty of time to play and schmooze, supplemented by bubbles and chalk and a short gathering to sing and share a story. A great peek into what the Fall Little Builders class has to offer. Siblings welcome. There is no fee for this summer series, but please register your family today so we can be sure to have enough chalk! We invite you to bring pot luck kosher nut-free snacks and a change of clothes for your child, who might enjoy the water features at most of the parks we’ll visit.

Join us Sundays from 10-11am:
July 29 – Senn Playlot Park 5887 N Ridge Ave, Chicago
August 5 – Margaret Donahue Playground 1230 W School St, C


Location:
Adams Playground
1919 N Seminary
Chicago IL, 60614


Contact:
Maxine Handelman
mhandelman@ansheemet.org
773-868-5121


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Shalom Shabbat

Saturday, September 1, 2018 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Saturday, between 5/19/2018 - 12/29/2018)

Join us for this well loved interactive Shabbat service for families with children four years old and younger, with High School Leaders and Max Handelman every Shabbat morning, 10-10:45am, in the Rose Crown Room. Sing, dance, and hear stories as you celebrate Shabbat with your children.

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


Contact:
Maxine Handelman
mhandelman@ansheemet.org
773-868-5121


Web Page

Mini Mishkan

Saturday, September 1, 2018 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM <Add to Calendar>

Families with kids 0-2 gather together on Saturday mornings for to celebrate Shabbat through music, story-telling and play.

Location:
Second Unitarian Church
656 W Barry Avenue
Chicago IL, 60657


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4907


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Shalom Shabbat

Saturday, September 8, 2018 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Saturday, between 5/19/2018 - 12/29/2018)

Join us for this well loved interactive Shabbat service for families with children four years old and younger, with High School Leaders and Max Handelman every Shabbat morning, 10-10:45am, in the Rose Crown Room. Sing, dance, and hear stories as you celebrate Shabbat with your children.

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


Contact:
Maxine Handelman
mhandelman@ansheemet.org
773-868-5121


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Shalom Shabbat

Saturday, September 15, 2018 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Saturday, between 5/19/2018 - 12/29/2018)

Join us for this well loved interactive Shabbat service for families with children four years old and younger, with High School Leaders and Max Handelman every Shabbat morning, 10-10:45am, in the Rose Crown Room. Sing, dance, and hear stories as you celebrate Shabbat with your children.

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


Contact:
Maxine Handelman
mhandelman@ansheemet.org
773-868-5121


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Mini Mishkan

Saturday, September 15, 2018 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM <Add to Calendar>

Families with kids 0-2 gather together on Saturday mornings for to celebrate Shabbat through music, story-telling and play.

Location:
Mensch Academy @ Mishkan Chicago
4001 N. Ravenswood Ave #403A
Chicago IL, 60613


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4907


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jBaby Sings | Tots | City

Sunday, September 16, 2018 10:00 AM - Sunday, October 21, 2018 10:45 AM <Add to Calendar>

Join jBaby Chicago and Old Town School of Music on Sunday mornings for singing and music! This will be a fun, interactive music class for parents to enjoy with their toddlers while getting to know other jBaby Chicago families. This is a 6-week session, best for children 1-2 years old.

Location:
Old Town School of Folk Music
4545 N. Lincoln Avenue
Chicago IL, 60625


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4907


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Mind, Body, Baby | N. Suburbs

Sunday, September 16, 2018 10:30 AM - Sunday, October 21, 2018 11:45 AM <Add to Calendar>

Prioritize your own well-being, connect with your baby in new ways, and meet other parents in your community with this six-week health and wellness series presented by JCC Chicago. Experience the brand-new, state-of-the-art Marvin Lustbader Fitness Center as you and your baby enjoy a different fitness or wellness activity together each week. Classes will include parent/baby yoga, a stroller workout, parent/baby swim and more, all led by experienced fitness instructors and wellness practitioners. Each session begins with 15 minutes of open play time and a light snack in the Stay & Play space. For parents and non-walkers; FREE babysitting available for siblings.

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


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4907


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jBaby Sings | Babies | City

Sunday, September 16, 2018 11:00 AM - Sunday, October 21, 2018 11:45 AM <Add to Calendar>

Join jBaby Chicago and Old Town School of Music on Sunday mornings for singing and music! This will be a fun, interactive music class for parents to enjoy with their baby while getting to know other jBaby Chicago families. This is a 6-week session. Best for children 0-12 months.

Location:
Old Town School of Folk Music
4545 N. Lincoln Avenue
Chicago IL, 60625


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4907


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jBaby Wiggleworms | N. Suburbs

Saturday, September 22, 2018 9:30 AM - Saturday, October 20, 2018 10:15 AM <Add to Calendar>

Spend Shabbat with jBaby Chicago & Old Town School of Folk Music! The 45 minute class will include Jewish songs + dancing with your little one and is a great way to connect with other families raising Jewish children in the north shore. The class is best for children 0 - 24 month olds. Each class will conclude with Shabbat blessings and Challah.

Location:
North Shore Congregation Israel
1185 Sheridan Road
Glencoe IL, 60022


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4907


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Shalom Shabbat

Saturday, September 22, 2018 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Saturday, between 5/19/2018 - 12/29/2018)

Join us for this well loved interactive Shabbat service for families with children four years old and younger, with High School Leaders and Max Handelman every Shabbat morning, 10-10:45am, in the Rose Crown Room. Sing, dance, and hear stories as you celebrate Shabbat with your children.

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


Contact:
Maxine Handelman
mhandelman@ansheemet.org
773-868-5121


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Sticky, Slimy, Shabbat! | N. Suburbs

Saturday, September 29, 2018 9:00 AM - Saturday, November 3, 2018 10:00 AM <Add to Calendar>

Experience Shabbat during a 1 hour messy, fun, and engaging tactile and sensory experience. Feel, touch, and move as we engage in the wonder of creation through making and creating with play dough, paint, shaving cream, and other mediums. Best for toddlers ages 1-2 years old and their favorite adult. Class will include snack and time for socializing and open play. This class is best for 8-24 month olds.


Location:
Congregation Sukkat Shalom
1001 Central Avenue
Wilmette IL, 60091


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4907


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Shalom Shabbat

Saturday, September 29, 2018 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Saturday, between 5/19/2018 - 12/29/2018)

Join us for this well loved interactive Shabbat service for families with children four years old and younger, with High School Leaders and Max Handelman every Shabbat morning, 10-10:45am, in the Rose Crown Room. Sing, dance, and hear stories as you celebrate Shabbat with your children.

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


Contact:
Maxine Handelman
mhandelman@ansheemet.org
773-868-5121


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Shalom Shabbat

Saturday, October 6, 2018 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Saturday, between 5/19/2018 - 12/29/2018)

Join us for this well loved interactive Shabbat service for families with children four years old and younger, with High School Leaders and Max Handelman every Shabbat morning, 10-10:45am, in the Rose Crown Room. Sing, dance, and hear stories as you celebrate Shabbat with your children.

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


Contact:
Maxine Handelman
mhandelman@ansheemet.org
773-868-5121


Web Page

Mini Mishkan

Saturday, October 6, 2018 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM <Add to Calendar>

Families with kids 0-2 gather together on Saturday mornings for to celebrate Shabbat through music, story-telling and play.

Location:
Second Unitarian Church
656 W Barry Avenue
Chicago IL, 60657


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4907


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Scribble, Drip and Play: Sensory Art for Toddlers | N. Suburbs

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 9:30 AM - Tuesday, November 27, 2018 11:00 AM <Add to Calendar>

Enjoy a fun morning as your child explores child-safe art materials in a playful and creative environment...outside of your home! Scribble, Drip and Play is designed as a tactile, hands-on class where mess and fun is encouraged. The class time includes snack and time to socialize.

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


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4907


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JNew Moms Group | City

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 1:00 PM - Tuesday, November 13, 2018 3:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

The JNew Moms Group offers a supportive, non-judgmental environment for new moms to share their experiences and exchange ideas as they transition to parenthood. Weekly small group gatherings help new moms create meaningful connections with one another while exploring relevant topics such as sleep, child development, self-care, and ways they might incorporate Jewish culture into their growing families. This group is for first-time mothers of infants ages 0-6 months and welcomes women from both Jewish and Interfaith families.


Location:
Prenatal FIT
1937 W. Diversey Parkway
Chicago IL, 60614


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4907


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Jewish Broadway Storytime

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 9:30 AM - Wednesday, November 14, 2018 10:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

Spend the morning with your 0-2 year old as our littlest Broadway fans are introduced to show tunes, characters and stories while Broadway musicals are brought to life by Stages Performing Arts. Each class incorporates activities that are designed to support your little one's physical, cognitive, social-emotional and language development. An age appropriate Jewish story and snack time will be included at the end of each class.

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


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4907


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Tots & Tunes | NW. Suburbs

Friday, October 12, 2018 9:30 AM - Friday, November 16, 2018 10:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

Experience a musical morning with songs & instruments! And kick off your Shabbat with a mini challah to take home each week. Snacks will be offered after each class. Best for children 12 - 24 months and a parent or caregiver.

Location:
Congregation Or Shalom
21 Hawthorn Parkway
Vernon Hills IL, 60061


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4907


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JCYS Parent-Tot Yoga | City

Saturday, October 13, 2018 9:30 AM - Saturday, November 17, 2018 10:15 AM <Add to Calendar>

Spend the morning with your tot in a fun and interactive class consisting of classic yoga poses through developmentally appropriate play. This class will focus on coordination, flexibility, strength, balance, self-esteem and will have an overall emphasis of healthy and joy for parent(s) and child to experience together. This class is best for children 3-24 months.

Location:
JCYS Wicker Park
2129 W. North Avenue
Chicago IL, 60647


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4907


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Shalom Shabbat

Saturday, October 13, 2018 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Saturday, between 5/19/2018 - 12/29/2018)

Join us for this well loved interactive Shabbat service for families with children four years old and younger, with High School Leaders and Max Handelman every Shabbat morning, 10-10:45am, in the Rose Crown Room. Sing, dance, and hear stories as you celebrate Shabbat with your children.

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


Contact:
Maxine Handelman
mhandelman@ansheemet.org
773-868-5121


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Shalom Shabbat

Saturday, October 20, 2018 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Saturday, between 5/19/2018 - 12/29/2018)

Join us for this well loved interactive Shabbat service for families with children four years old and younger, with High School Leaders and Max Handelman every Shabbat morning, 10-10:45am, in the Rose Crown Room. Sing, dance, and hear stories as you celebrate Shabbat with your children.

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


Contact:
Maxine Handelman
mhandelman@ansheemet.org
773-868-5121


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Mini Mishkan

Saturday, October 20, 2018 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM <Add to Calendar>

Families with kids 0-2 gather together on Saturday mornings for to celebrate Shabbat through music, story-telling and play.

Location:
Mensch Academy @ Mishkan Chicago
4001 N. Ravenswood Ave #403A
Chicago IL, 60613


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4907


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Shalom Shabbat

Saturday, October 27, 2018 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Saturday, between 5/19/2018 - 12/29/2018)

Join us for this well loved interactive Shabbat service for families with children four years old and younger, with High School Leaders and Max Handelman every Shabbat morning, 10-10:45am, in the Rose Crown Room. Sing, dance, and hear stories as you celebrate Shabbat with your children.

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


Contact:
Maxine Handelman
mhandelman@ansheemet.org
773-868-5121


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Shalom Shabbat

Saturday, November 3, 2018 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Saturday, between 5/19/2018 - 12/29/2018)

Join us for this well loved interactive Shabbat service for families with children four years old and younger, with High School Leaders and Max Handelman every Shabbat morning, 10-10:45am, in the Rose Crown Room. Sing, dance, and hear stories as you celebrate Shabbat with your children.

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


Contact:
Maxine Handelman
mhandelman@ansheemet.org
773-868-5121


Web Page

Mini Mishkan

Saturday, November 3, 2018 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM <Add to Calendar>

Families with kids 0-2 gather together on Saturday mornings for to celebrate Shabbat through music, story-telling and play.

Location:
Second Unitarian Church
656 W Barry Avenue
Chicago IL, 60657


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4907


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Mind, Body, Baby | N. Suburbs

Sunday, November 4, 2018 10:30 AM - Sunday, December 16, 2018 11:45 AM <Add to Calendar>

Prioritize your own well-being, connect with your baby in new ways, and meet other parents in your community with this six-week health and wellness series presented by JCC Chicago. Experience the brand-new, state-of-the-art Marvin Lustbader Fitness Center as you and your baby enjoy a different fitness or wellness activity together each week. Classes will include parent/baby yoga, a stroller workout, parent/baby swim and more, all led by experienced fitness instructors and wellness practitioners. Each session begins with 15 minutes of open play time and a light snack in the Stay & Play space. For parents and non-walkers; FREE babysitting available for siblings.

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


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4907


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Shalom Shabbat

Saturday, November 10, 2018 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Saturday, between 5/19/2018 - 12/29/2018)

Join us for this well loved interactive Shabbat service for families with children four years old and younger, with High School Leaders and Max Handelman every Shabbat morning, 10-10:45am, in the Rose Crown Room. Sing, dance, and hear stories as you celebrate Shabbat with your children.

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


Contact:
Maxine Handelman
mhandelman@ansheemet.org
773-868-5121


Web Page

Shalom Shabbat

Saturday, November 17, 2018 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Saturday, between 5/19/2018 - 12/29/2018)

Join us for this well loved interactive Shabbat service for families with children four years old and younger, with High School Leaders and Max Handelman every Shabbat morning, 10-10:45am, in the Rose Crown Room. Sing, dance, and hear stories as you celebrate Shabbat with your children.

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


Contact:
Maxine Handelman
mhandelman@ansheemet.org
773-868-5121


Web Page

Mini Mishkan

Saturday, November 17, 2018 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM <Add to Calendar>

Families with kids 0-2 gather together on Saturday mornings for to celebrate Shabbat through music, story-telling and play.

Location:
Mensch Academy @ Mishkan Chicago
4001 N. Ravenswood Ave #403A
Chicago IL, 60613


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4907


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Shalom Shabbat

Saturday, November 24, 2018 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Saturday, between 5/19/2018 - 12/29/2018)

Join us for this well loved interactive Shabbat service for families with children four years old and younger, with High School Leaders and Max Handelman every Shabbat morning, 10-10:45am, in the Rose Crown Room. Sing, dance, and hear stories as you celebrate Shabbat with your children.

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


Contact:
Maxine Handelman
mhandelman@ansheemet.org
773-868-5121


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Shalom Shabbat

Saturday, December 1, 2018 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Saturday, between 5/19/2018 - 12/29/2018)

Join us for this well loved interactive Shabbat service for families with children four years old and younger, with High School Leaders and Max Handelman every Shabbat morning, 10-10:45am, in the Rose Crown Room. Sing, dance, and hear stories as you celebrate Shabbat with your children.

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


Contact:
Maxine Handelman
mhandelman@ansheemet.org
773-868-5121


Web Page

Mini Mishkan

Saturday, December 1, 2018 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM <Add to Calendar>

Families with kids 0-2 gather together on Saturday mornings for to celebrate Shabbat through music, story-telling and play.

Location:
Second Unitarian Church
656 W Barry Avenue
Chicago IL, 60657


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4907


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Shalom Shabbat

Saturday, December 8, 2018 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Saturday, between 5/19/2018 - 12/29/2018)

Join us for this well loved interactive Shabbat service for families with children four years old and younger, with High School Leaders and Max Handelman every Shabbat morning, 10-10:45am, in the Rose Crown Room. Sing, dance, and hear stories as you celebrate Shabbat with your children.

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


Contact:
Maxine Handelman
mhandelman@ansheemet.org
773-868-5121


Web Page

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