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Young Families & Community Events


The Get Together

Monday, February 18, 2019 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, between 2/18/2019 - 5/20/2019)

The Get Together is a group for parents, grandparents, caregivers and children ages newborn until the 5th birthday. The Get Together offers the following opportunities to families with young children:
- Meet others with young children
- Get away from feeling cooped up and isolated
- Share experiences, ideas, and concerns with others and staff whose skills are in family and child development
- Discuss developmental issues and watch them unfold as children play.

A fee of $25 per family per visit is charged. A fee adjustment is available according to family size and income. All attendees are required to complete the initial paperwork before attending the group.

We are able to accommodate 20 people in our Get Together group:
http://jcfs.org/events/get-together-0. Phone ahead to reserve a space for your family: 773.765.3100.


Location:
Virginia Frank Child Development Center at JCFS
6639 N. Kedzie
Chicago IL, 60645


Contact:
Mollie Reed
MollieReed@jcfs.org
773-765-3127


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The Gumshoe Jew: The Life of a Jewish Police officer and Lessons from Pittsburgh

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

The Gumshoe Jew: The Life of a Jewish Police officer and Lessons from Pittsburgh

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 5:30 PM
$15 to attend, includes light kosher hors d'oeuvres

How did a nice Jewish boy end up playing "cops and rabbis?" That's what Dave Appel's mother wants to know! Dave is a police officer who has a unique perspective on what it means to keep the peace, and he is particularly interested in how violence affects the Jewish community. Come hear him share his own (very funny) history as well as hear his tips on staying safe at shul and at home.

To RSVP, contact the Chicago Loop Synagogue office at (312) 346-7370 or email loopadmn@chiloopsyn.org.


Location:
Chicago Loop Synagogue
16 S. Clark Street
Chicago IL, 60603


Contact:
The Gumshoe Jew
CaryW@chiloopsyn.org
312-346-7370


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New Moms Connect | City

Thursday, February 21, 2019 10:00 AM - Thursday, March 21, 2019 11:15 AM <Add to Calendar>

New Moms Connect is a program for new mother's with infants 0-6 months old to meet weekly and have an opportunity to discuss or learn about meaningful topics such as sleeping, changing family relationships, and speech and language development in infants. The program will culminate with a family Shabbat dinner.

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


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


Register Online

Strollers, Stories & Celebrations

Friday, February 22, 2019 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM <Add to Calendar>

Drop in to explore Shabbat with your little ones birth to age three. Stories, songs and activities. Free and open to the community.
Great way to meet other local families.
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


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Tot Shabbat

Saturday, February 23, 2019 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

This Tot Shabbat, our adventures will bring us to "Climbing a Mountain" as we pretend to climb Mount Sinai like Moses. As always, we'll have songs, a story, and movement. After our group activity in the chapel, we'll join in our youth lounge for snacks, an art project, and free play.

If you're joining us for the first time:
Come in at the parking lot entrance (past the barricades for the Obamas' home at Greenwood and 50th). Drop coats and strollers in the coat room and join us in the chapel!


Location:
1100 E Hyde Park Blvd
Chicago IL, 60615


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



Shalom Shabbat

Saturday, February 23, 2019 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Saturday, between 2/2/2019 - 2/23/2019)

Shalom Shabbat is Anshe Emet's well-loved Shabbat morning service for children 4 and under and their parents, every Shabbat morning at 10am. Join us for singing, dancing with the Torah, great stories, and Kiddush. Kiddush Lunch always follows a little after noon. Stay and hang out. 10-11AM every Shabbat. Please note, beginning March 2, Shalom Shabbat will move to it's new time at 11am!

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


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


Web Page

Family Shabbat morning services

Saturday, February 23, 2019 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

This Saturday we will gather at 10:30 am for Shabbat morning worship. Our service includes joyous singing, private reflection, an interactive Torah reading/study, and concludes with lovely family potluck.

Location:
3601 Dempster
Skokie IL, 60056


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


Web Page

JUF Young Families Celebrates Swing, Slide, Shabbat | Naperville

Saturday, February 23, 2019 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

Get ready for a tot Shabbat experience like none other! We celebrate Shabbat with singing and bagel brunch all while we swing, slide and play.

Location:
Rainbow Play Systems
127 Ambassador Drive
Naperville IL, 60540


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


Register Online

BTC Jr Yoga Havdalah

Saturday, February 23, 2019 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

Join BTC Jr for Family Yoga and Yoga games followed by snacks and Havdallah with Rabbi Tachman.

Families who have yoga mats should bring them, or a beach towel if you don't. Kids and adults should wear comfortable stretchy clothes. Kids of any age are welcome! Namaste!


Location:
300 Hillcrest Blvd
Hoffman Estates IL, 60169


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


Web Page

Sunday School ‘Try Out’ at Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation

Sunday, February 24, 2019 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Sunday, between 9/9/2018 - 5/5/2019)

Are you thinking about how to expose your children to Jewish culture and identity? Your family is welcome to ‘try out’ our Sunday School by visiting their grade’s class for the day. Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation holds weekly Sunday School classes for students through confirmation. Each class has a well-defined curriculum, covering topics in Jewish history, literature and culture. We encourage children to value their Jewish identity and to think for themselves. Our whole school -- students, teachers, and families -- come together to celebrate Jewish holidays as well as for special programs on Jewish culture, community service activities and more.

Everyone is welcome at our events so you can meet us for yourself — no charge and no commitment. Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation celebrates Jewish identity and culture by replacing worship with a belief in human responsibility and equality — for us, it’s about people, not prayer.


Location:
Kol Hadash Sunday School at Deerfield High School
1959 W. Waukegan Road
Deerfield IL, 60015


Contact:
Ilana Shaffer
youthed@KolHadash.com
773-209-8266


Web Page

Miller Intro to Judaism Course

Sunday, February 24, 2019 10:00 AM - 12:15 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Sunday, between 10/14/2018 - 6/9/2019)

Looking to convert to Judaism?
Born Jewish and want to know more?
Sharing your life with a Jew and want to crack the code?

West Suburban Temple Har Zion is an synagogue affiliate teaching the Miller Introduction to Judaism's signature Intro course. The course explores Jewish culture, history, and wisdom in a setting where questions are more important than answers. Classes are joined with beautiful Shabbat celebrations, supportive discussion groups, individualized Hebrew reading instruction, and many opportunities for interactive, experiential learning.

All are welcome.
Babysitting/childcare is available upon request.

Fees: Book fee of $20, payments for babysitters, Shabbat Dinner fee $20.


Location:
West Suburban Temple Har Zion
1040 N. Harlem Ave
River Forest IL, 60305


Contact:
Stacey Flint
sflint@wsthz.org
708-366-9000


Web Page

Babyccino - A Chic Meet for Mod Moms and their Tots

Sunday, February 24, 2019 11:00 AM - 11:00 AM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Sunday, between 2/3/2019 - 3/10/2019)

Baby it's cold outside! Join Babyccino as we explore the elements of the season - snow, frost and fire - through music, sensory activities, creative arts and heaps of interactive play! Warm up this winter with the light of the special little people in your life.

Open to children ages 0-5 years

Babyccino is an attempt at two things: building and deepening the creative and expressive relationship between mother and baby, and getting mothers out of the house and into a beautifully fun environment to interact and share with neighborhood moms. Babyccino was the brain child of a need for something simple; a space and place where both mother and child could enjoy. There's a little bit for everyone here; the Jewish Music & Movement circle time, as well as the different stimulating centers set up each week, provide both mother and child and engaging interaction every time. Enter Babyccino: a chic meet for mod moms and their tots.


Location:
1935 N kenmore Ave
chicago IL, 60614


Contact:
Brocha Benhiyoun
admin@jewishlincolnpark.com
561-254-8003


Web Page

JCFS Sibshops

Sunday, February 24, 2019 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

Sibshops offer brothers and sisters of children with a variety of special needs a place to meet other siblings in a relaxed, supportive, and recreational setting. They discuss their common joys and concerns, learn to handle sibling-specific “sticky situations” and have fun! For kids ages 6-12 years old. Teens are also welcome. Contact us for more information.

Sibshops are currently offered one Sunday afternoon each month in Northbrook. Teen Sibshops are offered as requested.

JCFS utilizes the Sibshop model developed by Don Meyer of Sibling Support Project. For more detailed information about Sibshops, visit the national Sibshop website at siblingsupport.org.

Registration is per Sibshop. Children can attend one, two, three, or all of the Sibshop series. Fee: $30 per session. Scholarships are available.


Location:
Elaine Kersten Children's Center
255 Revere Dr, Suite 200
Northbrook IL, 60062


Contact:
Tammy Besser
TamaraBesser@jcfs.org
773-765-3159



The Get Together

Monday, February 25, 2019 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, between 2/18/2019 - 5/20/2019)

The Get Together is a group for parents, grandparents, caregivers and children ages newborn until the 5th birthday. The Get Together offers the following opportunities to families with young children:
- Meet others with young children
- Get away from feeling cooped up and isolated
- Share experiences, ideas, and concerns with others and staff whose skills are in family and child development
- Discuss developmental issues and watch them unfold as children play.

A fee of $25 per family per visit is charged. A fee adjustment is available according to family size and income. All attendees are required to complete the initial paperwork before attending the group.

We are able to accommodate 20 people in our Get Together group:
http://jcfs.org/events/get-together-0. Phone ahead to reserve a space for your family: 773.765.3100.


Location:
Virginia Frank Child Development Center at JCFS
6639 N. Kedzie
Chicago IL, 60645


Contact:
Mollie Reed
MollieReed@jcfs.org
773-765-3127


Web Page

Chicago Loop Synagogue Lunch n' Learn with Sharsheret

Thursday, February 28, 2019 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

Join us for a lunch n’ learn discussion in honor of Sharsheret’s Worldwide Pink Day!
Discussion will be led by Eve Kleinerman, Sharsheret Illinois Regional Director
Hear about Sharsheret, and the work they do helping women and their families facing breast and ovarian cancer within the community.
February 28, 2019
12pm-1pm
Cost is $15 for kosher lunch by The Sandwich Club
To RSVP, contact the Chicago Loop Synagogue office at (312) 346-7370 or
email loopadmn@chiloopsyn.org.


Location:
16 S. Clark Street
1206 N Wells St, Chicago, Illinois 60610
Chicago IL, 60603


Contact:
Cary Wolovick
CaryW@chiloopsyn.org
312-346-7370


Web Page

Shabbat With a Twist

Friday, March 1, 2019 11:00 AM - Friday, March 15, 2019 11:45 AM <Add to Calendar>

Join us for Shabbat with a Twist, Friday, March 1 and 15, 2019 at Congregation Beth Shalom from 11:00 – 11:45 am.Families with children up to Pre-K to sing, hear a story read by our clergy and twist your own challah with the dough we provide and take it home to bake. All are welcome, open to the community - 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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Shabbat Yeladim

Friday, March 1, 2019 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Monthly on the First Friday of every month between 2/2/2019 - 6/7/2019)

A fun Shabbat experience for families with children ages 7 and younger. Older siblings and gardnparents are welcome to attend and participate! Evening begings at 5:30 pm with complimentary pizza and pasta follow at 6:00 pm by prayers, singing, story, craft and oneg. RSVP requested for dinner, no charge. February theme is Jewish Bedtime Rituals - wear your favorite PJs!

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


Contact:
Shaina A Farwell
sfarwell@templebeth-el.org
847-205-9982


Web Page

Anshe Emet First Friday Family Service & Dinner

Friday, March 1, 2019 5:45 PM - 7:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

Join us at Anshe Emet for our monthly Family Shabbat service and dinner. At 5:45pm families with babies to kindergarten join Rabbi Donni Aaron and Max Handelman for a musical and story-filled service. Families with older elementary school students gather with Rabbi David Russo for a spirited and extended Kabbalat Shabbat (Welcoming Shabbat) service. The services each end at 6:30pm, followed by a DELICIOUS Shabbat dinner. In March, we've got deli, wings & chicken nuggets on the menu (veggie and gluten free options always available). Storytime follows dinner, then dessert and play time in the gym with teen educators (while parents shmooze). Your first time, dinner is on us, and we'll even set you up with a buddy to show you the way. Use code 1stTimeFam when you sign up.

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


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


Web Page Register Online

Family Shabbat celebration

Friday, March 1, 2019 6:00 PM - 6:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Friday, between 3/1/2019 - 5/31/2019)

Please join our community for our family Shabbat celebrations that welcome Shabbat with warmth and energy. Family Shabbat services take place each week of Shoresh, our Shabbat-based religious school program. Family Shabbat services lead into a community candle-lighting, where our entire Shabbat evening community joins together to light candles, make Kiddush and Motzi, and bless each other with the Priestly Benediction.

You're welcome anytime - come on in and make a name tag!

Dates without Shoresh or a family Shabbat celebration can be found on our calendar: https://www.kamii.org/calendar.


Location:
1100 E Hyde Park Blvd
Chicago IL, 60615


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


Web Page Invitation

Mini Mishkan | City

Saturday, March 2, 2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

Families with kids 0-2 gather together on Saturday mornings 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 - New time!

Saturday, March 2, 2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Saturday, between 3/2/2019 - 6/29/2019)

Shalom Shabbat is Anshe Emet's well-loved Shabbat morning service for children 4 and under and their families, every Shabbat morning at 11am (new time starting March 2). Join us for singing, dancing with the Torah, great stories, and Kiddush. Kiddush Lunch always follows a little after noon. Stay and hang out. 11AM-noon every Shabbat. Babysitting available for kids 18 mo and up starting at 9:30am.

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


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


Web Page

Nefesh Mountain: JRC's 8th Annual Gassel Concert

Saturday, March 2, 2019 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

For the 8th annual Gassel Concert, Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation is honored to invite you to experience the music and joy of Nefesh Mountain, live at JRC!

Musicians Doni Zasloff and Eric Lindberg bring together their Jewish heritage and love of American Bluegrass in songs that are soulful and "refreshingly eclectic," according to Rolling Stone. People of all ages are invited to dance and sing along at this awe-inspiring and energizing concert.

Event Details
Doors open at 6:30pm, Concert at 7:00pm
A cash bar will be available for non-alcoholic beverages and snacks.
Tickets will be available online and at the door - purchase before Monday, February 25 for early bird pricing!

Tickets
Adults: $30 early bird tickets; $40 after Feb. 25
Youth/Students (ages 5-22): $15 early bird tickets; $25 after Feb. 25
Children 4 and under: Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nefesh-mountain-jrcs-8th-annual-gassel-concert-tickets-55991239304

About the David Gassel Music Fund
JRC member David Gassel had a lifelong passion for music, and he was greatly respected as a talented pianist. When he passed away in 2009, David made a generous bequest to JRC that has supported music programing in our congregation. We hope that we honor David's memory on behalf of his family and friends with this concert. Learn more about how you can leave a lasting legacy for JRC: https://www.jrc-evanston.org/legacy


Location:
303 Dodge Ave
Evanston IL, 60202


Contact:
Nina Litoff
nlitoff@jrc-evanston.org
847-328-7678


Web Page Register Online

Shalom Chaverim ("Welcome, Friends!"): Jewish Playgroup for 0-3 and a grown-up

Sunday, March 3, 2019 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM <Add to Calendar>

Explore Judaism through the textures, sights, sounds, smells, and rhythms of the Jewish year with our experienced Jewish educator, Morah Amy. Join Shalom Chaverim ("Welcome, Friends!") for stories, singing, arts, playing and more! Shalom Chaverim is for children ages 0-3 with a grown-up.

Location:
5200 S. Hyde Park Blvd.
Chicago IL, 60615


Contact:
Rebecca Milder
jewish.enrichment.center@gmail.com
773-234-9403



Sunday School ‘Try Out’ at Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation

Sunday, March 3, 2019 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Sunday, between 9/9/2018 - 5/5/2019)

Are you thinking about how to expose your children to Jewish culture and identity? Your family is welcome to ‘try out’ our Sunday School by visiting their grade’s class for the day. Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation holds weekly Sunday School classes for students through confirmation. Each class has a well-defined curriculum, covering topics in Jewish history, literature and culture. We encourage children to value their Jewish identity and to think for themselves. Our whole school -- students, teachers, and families -- come together to celebrate Jewish holidays as well as for special programs on Jewish culture, community service activities and more.

Everyone is welcome at our events so you can meet us for yourself — no charge and no commitment. Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation celebrates Jewish identity and culture by replacing worship with a belief in human responsibility and equality — for us, it’s about people, not prayer.


Location:
Kol Hadash Sunday School at Deerfield High School
1959 W. Waukegan Road
Deerfield IL, 60015


Contact:
Ilana Shaffer
youthed@KolHadash.com
773-209-8266


Web Page

0-24 month WEEKEND playgroup, Bubbles Academy | City

Sunday, March 3, 2019 10:00 AM - 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. jBaby weekend playgroups will meet once a month.

Location:
2184 N. Elston Avenue
Chicago IL, 60606


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


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0-24 month WEEKEND playgroup, WeOrbit | N. Suburbs

Sunday, March 3, 2019 10:00 AM - 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. jBaby weekend playgroups will meet once a month.

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


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


Register Online

Miller Intro to Judaism Course

Sunday, March 3, 2019 10:00 AM - 12:15 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Sunday, between 10/14/2018 - 6/9/2019)

Looking to convert to Judaism?
Born Jewish and want to know more?
Sharing your life with a Jew and want to crack the code?

West Suburban Temple Har Zion is an synagogue affiliate teaching the Miller Introduction to Judaism's signature Intro course. The course explores Jewish culture, history, and wisdom in a setting where questions are more important than answers. Classes are joined with beautiful Shabbat celebrations, supportive discussion groups, individualized Hebrew reading instruction, and many opportunities for interactive, experiential learning.

All are welcome.
Babysitting/childcare is available upon request.

Fees: Book fee of $20, payments for babysitters, Shabbat Dinner fee $20.


Location:
West Suburban Temple Har Zion
1040 N. Harlem Ave
River Forest IL, 60305


Contact:
Stacey Flint
sflint@wsthz.org
708-366-9000


Web Page

Babyccino - A Chic Meet for Mod Moms and their Tots

Sunday, March 3, 2019 11:00 AM - 11:00 AM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Sunday, between 2/3/2019 - 3/10/2019)

Baby it's cold outside! Join Babyccino as we explore the elements of the season - snow, frost and fire - through music, sensory activities, creative arts and heaps of interactive play! Warm up this winter with the light of the special little people in your life.

Open to children ages 0-5 years

Babyccino is an attempt at two things: building and deepening the creative and expressive relationship between mother and baby, and getting mothers out of the house and into a beautifully fun environment to interact and share with neighborhood moms. Babyccino was the brain child of a need for something simple; a space and place where both mother and child could enjoy. There's a little bit for everyone here; the Jewish Music & Movement circle time, as well as the different stimulating centers set up each week, provide both mother and child and engaging interaction every time. Enter Babyccino: a chic meet for mod moms and their tots.


Location:
1935 N kenmore Ave
chicago IL, 60614


Contact:
Brocha Benhiyoun
admin@jewishlincolnpark.com
561-254-8003


Web Page

The Get Together

Monday, March 4, 2019 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, between 2/18/2019 - 5/20/2019)

The Get Together is a group for parents, grandparents, caregivers and children ages newborn until the 5th birthday. The Get Together offers the following opportunities to families with young children:
- Meet others with young children
- Get away from feeling cooped up and isolated
- Share experiences, ideas, and concerns with others and staff whose skills are in family and child development
- Discuss developmental issues and watch them unfold as children play.

A fee of $25 per family per visit is charged. A fee adjustment is available according to family size and income. All attendees are required to complete the initial paperwork before attending the group.

We are able to accommodate 20 people in our Get Together group:
http://jcfs.org/events/get-together-0. Phone ahead to reserve a space for your family: 773.765.3100.


Location:
Virginia Frank Child Development Center at JCFS
6639 N. Kedzie
Chicago IL, 60645


Contact:
Mollie Reed
MollieReed@jcfs.org
773-765-3127


Web Page

6-14 month playgroup, Bubbles Academy | City

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 3:30 PM - Tuesday, April 9, 2019 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.

Location:
Bubbles Academy
2184 N Elston
Chicago IL, 60614


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


Register Online

0-8 month playgroup, New Mother New Baby | N. Suburbs

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 10:00 AM - Monday, April 8, 2019 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.

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, Sprout San Francisco | City

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 10:15 AM - Wednesday, April 10, 2019 11:45 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.

Location:
Sprout San Francisco
1943 W Division
Chicago IL, 60622


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


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What is Fact and What is Fiction? Israel In the Media today

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

 How much bias is there in the media against Israel today in the United States and around the world? What does the press get right about Israel?

How does reporting about Israel and the conflict shape global opinion going forward?

Join us as we hear from Alison Pure-Slovin, Director, Midwest Region of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, Moran Birman, Consul for Public Diplomacy, Consulate General of Israel to the Midwest, and Steve Dishler, Assistant Vice President, International & Public Affairs for the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago.

$15 cost for a kosher lunch to attend.

To RSVP or for more information, contact the Chicago Loop Synagogue office at (312) 346-7370 or email loopadmn@chiloopsyn.org.


Location:
Chicago Loop Synagogue
16 S. Clark Street
Chicago IL, 60603


Contact:
Cary Wolovick
CaryW@chiloopsyn.org
312-346-7370


Web Page

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

Thursday, March 7, 2019 9:30 AM - Thursday, April 11, 2019 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 Ave.
Chicago IL, 60614


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


Register Online

8-24 month playgroup, WeOrbit | N. Suburbs

Thursday, March 7, 2019 3:30 PM - Thursday, April 11, 2019 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.

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


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


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You + 2, My Gym Skokie | N. Suburbs

Friday, March 8, 2019 3:30 PM - Friday, April 12, 2019 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.This group is open to Big Siblings up to age 4.

Location:
My Gym Skokie
9179 Gross Point Rd
Skokie IL, 60077


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


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12-24 month playgroup, My Gym | City

Friday, March 8, 2019 4:00 PM - 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.

Location:
My Gym Chicago
1461 W Webster Ave
Chicago IL, 60614


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


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Family Shabbat celebration

Friday, March 8, 2019 6:00 PM - 6:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Friday, between 3/1/2019 - 5/31/2019)

Please join our community for our family Shabbat celebrations that welcome Shabbat with warmth and energy. Family Shabbat services take place each week of Shoresh, our Shabbat-based religious school program. Family Shabbat services lead into a community candle-lighting, where our entire Shabbat evening community joins together to light candles, make Kiddush and Motzi, and bless each other with the Priestly Benediction.

You're welcome anytime - come on in and make a name tag!

Dates without Shoresh or a family Shabbat celebration can be found on our calendar: https://www.kamii.org/calendar.


Location:
1100 E Hyde Park Blvd
Chicago IL, 60615


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


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Tot Shabbat

Saturday, March 9, 2019 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

Join our monthly Tot Shabbat adventure! This month we're celebrating Purim by pretending that we're going to a costume party. Kids (and adults!) are invited to come in costume for songs, stories, art, and free play. Songs and stories will be at 9:30 am in the chapel, and free play and snack (with coffee for the adults!) will take place in our youth lounge at 10:00 am.

Location:
1100 E Hyde Park Blvd
Chicago IL, 60615


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


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Shalom Shabbat - New time!

Saturday, March 9, 2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Saturday, between 3/2/2019 - 6/29/2019)

Shalom Shabbat is Anshe Emet's well-loved Shabbat morning service for children 4 and under and their families, every Shabbat morning at 11am (new time starting March 2). Join us for singing, dancing with the Torah, great stories, and Kiddush. Kiddush Lunch always follows a little after noon. Stay and hang out. 11AM-noon every Shabbat. Babysitting available for kids 18 mo and up starting at 9:30am.

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


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


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Jewish Holidays 101: Make Some Noise...It's Purim

Saturday, March 9, 2019 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

Learn about the Jewish holidays with stories, songs, and activities especially for children ages 0-2 (with a parent or caregiver). Older siblings are welcome. Resources for celebrating the holidays in your home will be provided. Different locations, dates and times are offered for each storytime session. All sessions are free of charge.

Location:
Vernon Hills Barnes & Noble
Mellody Farm, 901 N. Milwaukee Ave
Vernon Hills IL, 60061


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


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Jewish Enrichment Center Family Exploration and Celebration

Sunday, March 10, 2019 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM <Add to Calendar>

Come celebrate the extraordinary, complex, collaborative learning our children have been doing this quarter! We explore a Jewish theme for 8 - 10 weeks and conclude with a Family Exploration & Celebration. We'll have a giant installation of children's work, time for grown-ups to connect with each other and the Torah text, and lots of ways for you to connect with child(ren) and their ideas.

Location:
5200 S. Hyde Park Blvd.
Chicago IL, 60615


Contact:
Rebecca Milder
jewish.enrichment.center@gmail.com
773-234-9403



Shalom Chaverim ("Welcome, Friends!"): Jewish Playgroup for 0-3 and a grown-up

Sunday, March 10, 2019 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM <Add to Calendar>

Explore Judaism through the textures, sights, sounds, smells, and rhythms of the Jewish year with our experienced Jewish educator, Morah Amy. Join Shalom Chaverim ("Welcome, Friends!") for stories, singing, arts, playing and more! Shalom Chaverim is for children ages 0-3 with a grown-up.

Location:
5200 S. Hyde Park Blvd.
Chicago IL, 60615


Contact:
Rebecca Milder
jewish.enrichment.center@gmail.com
773-234-9403



Sunday School ‘Try Out’ at Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation

Sunday, March 10, 2019 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Sunday, between 9/9/2018 - 5/5/2019)

Are you thinking about how to expose your children to Jewish culture and identity? Your family is welcome to ‘try out’ our Sunday School by visiting their grade’s class for the day. Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation holds weekly Sunday School classes for students through confirmation. Each class has a well-defined curriculum, covering topics in Jewish history, literature and culture. We encourage children to value their Jewish identity and to think for themselves. Our whole school -- students, teachers, and families -- come together to celebrate Jewish holidays as well as for special programs on Jewish culture, community service activities and more.

Everyone is welcome at our events so you can meet us for yourself — no charge and no commitment. Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation celebrates Jewish identity and culture by replacing worship with a belief in human responsibility and equality — for us, it’s about people, not prayer.


Location:
Kol Hadash Sunday School at Deerfield High School
1959 W. Waukegan Road
Deerfield IL, 60015


Contact:
Ilana Shaffer
youthed@KolHadash.com
773-209-8266


Web Page

Miller Intro to Judaism Course

Sunday, March 10, 2019 10:00 AM - 12:15 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Sunday, between 10/14/2018 - 6/9/2019)

Looking to convert to Judaism?
Born Jewish and want to know more?
Sharing your life with a Jew and want to crack the code?

West Suburban Temple Har Zion is an synagogue affiliate teaching the Miller Introduction to Judaism's signature Intro course. The course explores Jewish culture, history, and wisdom in a setting where questions are more important than answers. Classes are joined with beautiful Shabbat celebrations, supportive discussion groups, individualized Hebrew reading instruction, and many opportunities for interactive, experiential learning.

All are welcome.
Babysitting/childcare is available upon request.

Fees: Book fee of $20, payments for babysitters, Shabbat Dinner fee $20.


Location:
West Suburban Temple Har Zion
1040 N. Harlem Ave
River Forest IL, 60305


Contact:
Stacey Flint
sflint@wsthz.org
708-366-9000


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Babyccino - A Chic Meet for Mod Moms and their Tots

Sunday, March 10, 2019 11:00 AM - 11:00 AM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Sunday, between 2/3/2019 - 3/10/2019)

Baby it's cold outside! Join Babyccino as we explore the elements of the season - snow, frost and fire - through music, sensory activities, creative arts and heaps of interactive play! Warm up this winter with the light of the special little people in your life.

Open to children ages 0-5 years

Babyccino is an attempt at two things: building and deepening the creative and expressive relationship between mother and baby, and getting mothers out of the house and into a beautifully fun environment to interact and share with neighborhood moms. Babyccino was the brain child of a need for something simple; a space and place where both mother and child could enjoy. There's a little bit for everyone here; the Jewish Music & Movement circle time, as well as the different stimulating centers set up each week, provide both mother and child and engaging interaction every time. Enter Babyccino: a chic meet for mod moms and their tots.


Location:
1935 N kenmore Ave
chicago IL, 60614


Contact:
Brocha Benhiyoun
admin@jewishlincolnpark.com
561-254-8003


Web Page

Tot-Circle Early Childhood Classes

Sunday, March 10, 2019 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM <Add to Calendar>

Join The Chicago Workmen's Circle for our regularly scheduled parent-and-me early childhood programming. Our dynamic classes for 0-4 year olds include age-appropriate Jewish cultural education through hands-on activities, interactive Yiddish learning, movement songs, and story time.
$10 per child. Free for Workmen's Circle Members.

Classes run from 11:00-11:45am at Sketchpad
4700 N. Ravenswood Ave.
Learn more at http://circlechicago.org

The Workmen's Circle is a Jewish social justice organization that powers progressive Jewish identity through cultural engagement, Yiddish language learning, multigenerational education, and social justice activism.


Location:
4700 North Ravenswood Avenue
#suite b
Chicago IL, 60640


Contact:
David Ladon
DLadon@circle.org
303-908-8732


Web Page

When I Grow Up: Change the World

Sunday, March 10, 2019 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

Join PJ Library and PJ Our Way for an interactive discussion with inspiring non-profit professionals and a hands-on volunteer project. Learn about the power of the Jewish value Tikkun Olam, repairing the world, and how everyone and anyone can make a difference in their community and the world.

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


Contact:
PJ Library
youngfamilies@juf.org
312-357-4831


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Jewish Holidays 101: Make Some Noise...It's Purim

Sunday, March 10, 2019 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

Learn about the Jewish holidays with stories, songs, and activities especially for children ages 0-2 (with a parent or caregiver). Older siblings are welcome. Resources for celebrating the holidays in your home will be provided. Different locations, dates and times are offered for each storytime session. All sessions are free of charge.

Location:
Deerfield Barnes & Noble
728 N. Waukegan Road
Deerfield IL, 60015


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


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jBaby Chicago's Purim Ultimate Play Date | Suburbs

Sunday, March 10, 2019 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

Join us for a tot sized Purim Carnival filled with costumes, games, kids concert and hamentashen. Enjoy open play at Little Beans Evanston with your jBaby community while celebrating this toddler friendly holiday!

Location:
Little Beans
430 Asbury Ave
Evanston IL, 60202


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


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Kids in the kitchen-cooking club

Sunday, March 10, 2019 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

Is your child between the ages of 4 and 11 and likes to cook? Are you proud to be Jewish and want to hang out with other Jewish Kids? If so, this club is for you!

Kids in the Kitchen will transform your cooking interest into new skills. All food will be prepared with a tasty goal in mind and some examples are calzones, desserts, salads, Kugels, bourekas, and more! We will will learn the cooking basics, self-sufficiency, kitchen safety, all with a Jewish twist. Each month we will focus on one part of a traditional meal from appetizers to desserts


Location:
655 W Irving Park Rd
Apt 1302
Chicago IL, 60613


Contact:
Devorah Leah Kotlarsky
devlay@gmail.com
773-853-1284


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jBaby Chicago's Purim Ultimate Play Date | City

Sunday, March 10, 2019 4:00 PM - Sunday, March 10, 2109 5:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

Join us for a tot sized Purim Carnival filled with costumes, games, kids concert and hamentashen. Enjoy open play at Little Beans Chicago with your jBaby community while celebrating this toddler friendly holiday!

Location:
Little Beans
1809 W Webster Ave
Chicago IL, 60614


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


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You + 2, We Rock The Spectrum | N. Suburbs

Monday, March 11, 2019 10:00 AM - Monday, April 15, 2019 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. This group is open to Big Siblings up to age 4.

**This playgroup's start date is 3/11 and will run until 4/15**


Location:
We Rock the Spectrum
553 E Dundee Rd
Palatine IL, 60074


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


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The Get Together

Monday, March 11, 2019 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, between 2/18/2019 - 5/20/2019)

The Get Together is a group for parents, grandparents, caregivers and children ages newborn until the 5th birthday. The Get Together offers the following opportunities to families with young children:
- Meet others with young children
- Get away from feeling cooped up and isolated
- Share experiences, ideas, and concerns with others and staff whose skills are in family and child development
- Discuss developmental issues and watch them unfold as children play.

A fee of $25 per family per visit is charged. A fee adjustment is available according to family size and income. All attendees are required to complete the initial paperwork before attending the group.

We are able to accommodate 20 people in our Get Together group:
http://jcfs.org/events/get-together-0. Phone ahead to reserve a space for your family: 773.765.3100.


Location:
Virginia Frank Child Development Center at JCFS
6639 N. Kedzie
Chicago IL, 60645


Contact:
Mollie Reed
MollieReed@jcfs.org
773-765-3127


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Jewish Holidays 101: Make Some Noise...It's Purim

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

Learn about the Jewish holidays with stories, songs, and activities especially for children ages 0-2 (with a parent or caregiver). Older siblings are welcome. Resources for celebrating the holidays in your home will be provided. Different locations, dates and times are offered for each storytime session. All sessions are free of charge.

Location:
The Book Bin
1151 Church Street
Northbrook IL, 60062


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


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Connecting the Expecting | City

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 6:30 PM - Tuesday, April 2, 2019 8:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

Expectant parents at similar stages of life will gather to socialize, share resources and discuss issues pertaining to being pregnant and preparing for parenthood. This group is open to expectant single moms and couples (LGBT couples welcome) who are expecting the birth or adoption of their first baby, in which at least one member of the couple is Jewish. Each group will have a Shabbat dinner to get to know one another and meet 4 times for dinner and programs.

Each session will include a guest speaker and topics will include newborn basics, adjusting to new roles as parents, Jewish baby rituals and must have baby products.

The next group is best for parents due May-July.

**Shabbat dinner 3/22/19**


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


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


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Jewish Broadway Storytime | Movers & Walkers | N. Suburbs

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 9:30 AM - Wednesday, April 24, 2019 10:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

Spend the morning with your mover/walker 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.

**Class will not meet 3/27/19**


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


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


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Jewish Broadway Storytime | Babies & Pre-Walkers | N. Suburbs

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 10:30 AM - Wednesday, April 24, 2019 11:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

Spend the morning with your baby 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.

**Class will not meet 3/27/19**


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


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


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Bim Bam Baby | Tots | N. Suburbs

Friday, March 15, 2019 10:00 AM - Friday, May 10, 2019 10:45 AM <Add to Calendar>

A fun and energetic music class for tots and their parents or caregivers, with a few Jewish songs in the mix for some added fun. Enjoy lively, developmentally appropriate songs and activities with your little one and get to know other little ones and parents during this 8-week session of classes. Best for tots 12-24 months.

**Class will not meet on 4/19/19**


Location:
Temple Jeremiah
937 Happ Road
Northfield IL, 60093


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


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Strollers, Stories & Celebrations

Friday, March 15, 2019 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM <Add to Calendar>

Drop in with your little ones to explore Purim and Shabbat with age appropriate activities, stories and song. Free and open to the community. Park in the north lot. Questions, contact Susan 847-835-0724, susane@nsci.org.

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


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


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Bim Bam Baby | N. Suburbs

Friday, March 15, 2019 11:00 AM - Friday, May 10, 2019 11:45 AM <Add to Calendar>

A fun and energetic music class for babies and their parents or caregivers, with a few Jewish songs in the mix for some added fun.  Enjoy lively, developmentally appropriate songs and activities with your little one and get to know other little ones and parents during this 8-week session of classes. Best for babies 0-12 months.

**Class will not meet on 4/19/19**


Location:
Temple Jeremiah
937 Happ Road
Northfield IL, 60093


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


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Shabbat With a Twist

Friday, March 15, 2019 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM <Add to Calendar>

Join us for Shabbat with a Twist, Friday, March 1 and 15, 2019 at Congregation Beth Shalom from 11:00 – 11:45 am.Families with children up to Pre-K to sing, hear a story read by our clergy and twist your own challah with the dough we provide and take it home to bake. All are welcome, open to the community - 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

Shoresh Family Social

Friday, March 15, 2019 4:00 PM - 7:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

Current and potential families, join us for a fun evening with friends old and new. New families enjoy dinner and dessert for free!

Shoresh's warmth and energy is palpable! To share that with others we are inviting potential Kindergarten-10th grade learners and families so we can spread our roots and grow our community.

Potential Shoresh learners can join class on March 15 to get a taste for our engaging and project-based sessions and devoted teachers. Shoresh families will host visiting parents for our family service and Shabbat dinner. Potential families can join our congregational dinner for free thanks to a generous donation. After dinner we will have a movie night for the kids and a dessert bar for parents to socialize with other Shoresh families and learn more about Shoresh for their family.


Location:
1100 E Hyde Park Blvd
Chicago IL, 60615


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


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Family Shabbat celebration

Friday, March 15, 2019 6:00 PM - 6:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Friday, between 3/1/2019 - 5/31/2019)

Please join our community for our family Shabbat celebrations that welcome Shabbat with warmth and energy. Family Shabbat services take place each week of Shoresh, our Shabbat-based religious school program. Family Shabbat services lead into a community candle-lighting, where our entire Shabbat evening community joins together to light candles, make Kiddush and Motzi, and bless each other with the Priestly Benediction.

You're welcome anytime - come on in and make a name tag!

Dates without Shoresh or a family Shabbat celebration can be found on our calendar: https://www.kamii.org/calendar.


Location:
1100 E Hyde Park Blvd
Chicago IL, 60615


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


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Hockey, Harvey and The Hawks: Tales from the Chicago Blackhawks Locker Room

Friday, March 15, 2019 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

Our very own Harvey Wittenberg has had a rink-side seat to a lot of Blackhawks' history; and as the public address announcer at the Chicago Stadium and the United Center, he is widely known for his legendary sportscaster wit. Harvey has been covering the Blackhawks - including greats from Stan Mikita to Jonathan Toews - for more than 60 years. At this special Shabbos dinner, he will share some of the most fascinating insider info on this magnificent team, including their 2010, 2013 and 2015 Stanley Cup title runs.

Three-course kosher dinner with open bar. $36 for adults, $18 for children.

To register, call the Chicago Loop Synagogue office at (312) 346-7370 or email loopadmn@chiloopsyn.org.


Location:
16 S. Clark Street
Chicago IL, 60603


Contact:
Cary Wolovick
CaryW@chiloopsyn.org
312-346-7370


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Parent-Tot Yoga | City

Saturday, March 16, 2019 9:30 AM - Saturday, April 13, 2019 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 - New time!

Saturday, March 16, 2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Saturday, between 3/2/2019 - 6/29/2019)

Shalom Shabbat is Anshe Emet's well-loved Shabbat morning service for children 4 and under and their families, every Shabbat morning at 11am (new time starting March 2). Join us for singing, dancing with the Torah, great stories, and Kiddush. Kiddush Lunch always follows a little after noon. Stay and hang out. 11AM-noon every Shabbat. Babysitting available for kids 18 mo and up starting at 9:30am.

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


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


Web Page

Shalom Chaverim ("Welcome, Friends!"): Jewish Playgroup for 0-3 and a grown-up

Sunday, March 17, 2019 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM <Add to Calendar>

Explore Judaism through the textures, sights, sounds, smells, and rhythms of the Jewish year with our experienced Jewish educator, Morah Amy. Join Shalom Chaverim ("Welcome, Friends!") for stories, singing, arts, playing and more! Shalom Chaverim is for children ages 0-3 with a grown-up.

Location:
5200 S. Hyde Park Blvd.
Chicago IL, 60615


Contact:
Rebecca Milder
jewish.enrichment.center@gmail.com
773-234-9403



Families with Young Children Celebrate Purim at North Shore Congregation Israel

Sunday, March 17, 2019 9:15 AM - 10:00 AM <Add to Calendar>

Carnival games, crafts and snacks. Dress like your favorite king or queen. Free and open to the community. Park in the south lot and enter thru the administrative doors.

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


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


Web Page

Sunday School ‘Try Out’ at Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation

Sunday, March 17, 2019 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Sunday, between 9/9/2018 - 5/5/2019)

Are you thinking about how to expose your children to Jewish culture and identity? Your family is welcome to ‘try out’ our Sunday School by visiting their grade’s class for the day. Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation holds weekly Sunday School classes for students through confirmation. Each class has a well-defined curriculum, covering topics in Jewish history, literature and culture. We encourage children to value their Jewish identity and to think for themselves. Our whole school -- students, teachers, and families -- come together to celebrate Jewish holidays as well as for special programs on Jewish culture, community service activities and more.

Everyone is welcome at our events so you can meet us for yourself — no charge and no commitment. Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation celebrates Jewish identity and culture by replacing worship with a belief in human responsibility and equality — for us, it’s about people, not prayer.


Location:
Kol Hadash Sunday School at Deerfield High School
1959 W. Waukegan Road
Deerfield IL, 60015


Contact:
Ilana Shaffer
youthed@KolHadash.com
773-209-8266


Web Page

Miller Intro to Judaism Course

Sunday, March 17, 2019 10:00 AM - 12:15 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Sunday, between 10/14/2018 - 6/9/2019)

Looking to convert to Judaism?
Born Jewish and want to know more?
Sharing your life with a Jew and want to crack the code?

West Suburban Temple Har Zion is an synagogue affiliate teaching the Miller Introduction to Judaism's signature Intro course. The course explores Jewish culture, history, and wisdom in a setting where questions are more important than answers. Classes are joined with beautiful Shabbat celebrations, supportive discussion groups, individualized Hebrew reading instruction, and many opportunities for interactive, experiential learning.

All are welcome.
Babysitting/childcare is available upon request.

Fees: Book fee of $20, payments for babysitters, Shabbat Dinner fee $20.


Location:
West Suburban Temple Har Zion
1040 N. Harlem Ave
River Forest IL, 60305


Contact:
Stacey Flint
sflint@wsthz.org
708-366-9000


Web Page

Purim Pop-Up Play Date | W. Suburbs

Sunday, March 17, 2019 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

Calling all Queens & Kings of Shushan (Western Suburbs)! Spend the morning with jBaby and celebrate Purim with play, hamentashen and groggers. Costumes are encouraged!

Location:
Kids Town
1141 E Butterfield Rd Ste A
Wheaton IL, 60189


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


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Tot-Circle Early Childhood Classes

Sunday, March 17, 2019 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM <Add to Calendar>

Join The Chicago Workmen's Circle for our regularly scheduled parent-and-me early childhood programming. Our dynamic classes for 0-4 year olds include age-appropriate Jewish cultural education through hands-on activities, interactive Yiddish learning, movement songs, and story time.
$10 per child. Free for Workmen's Circle Members.

Classes run from 11:00-11:45am at Sketchpad
4700 N. Ravenswood Ave.
Learn more at http://circlechicago.org

The Workmen's Circle is a Jewish social justice organization that powers progressive Jewish identity through cultural engagement, Yiddish language learning, multigenerational education, and social justice activism.


Location:
4700 North Ravenswood Avenue
#suite b
Chicago IL, 60640


Contact:
David Ladon
DLadon@circle.org
303-908-8732


Web Page

CBS Purim Carnival 2019

Sunday, March 17, 2019 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

Come one and all to the Congregation Beth Shalom Purim Carnival on Sunday, March 17th from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm. Fun for all ages including arts & crafts, face painting, young family area, games, food, and don’t forget to wear your costume. No entrance fee – 10 shekels (tickets) for $5.00 for games, food, etc. Everyone is Welcome!3433 Walters Avenue, Northbrook, IL, 847-498-5352.

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


Contact:
Lisa Orlov
LOrlov@BethShalomNB.org
847-498-4100


Web Page

ECRS Purim Carnival

Sunday, March 17, 2019 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

Families are invited to the Emanuel Congregation Religious School Annual Purim Carnival! This year's theme is Super Heros! Come dressed in your favorite costume and enjoy crafts, food, games, prizes, and fun! For more information, contact Tani Prell Epstein at DJLE@emanuelcong.org.

Location:
Emanuel Congregation
5959 N Sheridan Road
Chicago IL, 60660


Contact:
Tani Prell Epstein
DJLE@emanuelcong.org
773-561-5173



The Get Together

Monday, March 18, 2019 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, between 2/18/2019 - 5/20/2019)

The Get Together is a group for parents, grandparents, caregivers and children ages newborn until the 5th birthday. The Get Together offers the following opportunities to families with young children:
- Meet others with young children
- Get away from feeling cooped up and isolated
- Share experiences, ideas, and concerns with others and staff whose skills are in family and child development
- Discuss developmental issues and watch them unfold as children play.

A fee of $25 per family per visit is charged. A fee adjustment is available according to family size and income. All attendees are required to complete the initial paperwork before attending the group.

We are able to accommodate 20 people in our Get Together group:
http://jcfs.org/events/get-together-0. Phone ahead to reserve a space for your family: 773.765.3100.


Location:
Virginia Frank Child Development Center at JCFS
6639 N. Kedzie
Chicago IL, 60645


Contact:
Mollie Reed
MollieReed@jcfs.org
773-765-3127


Web Page

Megillah Mania

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

Get Your Purim On and head to Beth Shalom on Wednesday, March 20th. Our Young Family Dinner begins at 5:30 pm followed by our family friendly Purim Celebration at 6:15 pm including songs, music, costume parade and Megillah reading. Or join us at 6:15 for the Megillah reading and costume parade and stay for the dinner at 7:30 pm followed by our Shushan Rhapsody Purim Spiel. Dinner $36 for your immediate family or $12 per adult, $8 (ages 4-12), 3 and under free, RSVP by March 13th to Lisa at LOrlov@BethShalomNB.org or 847-498-4100. No RSVP necessary for services, 3433 Walters Avenue, Northbrook, IL.

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


Contact:
Lisa Orlov
LOrlov@BethShalomNB.org
847-498-4100


Web Page

Sing & Play | City

Friday, March 22, 2019 10:00 AM - Friday, April 12, 2019 10:45 AM <Add to Calendar>

Experience a music & movement class infused with Shabbat songs! Each class will teach new melodies and revisit old favorites. Parents will receive a challah each week, as well as a CD of popular Jewish songs. Best for toddlers ages 1-2 years old and their parents/caregivers.

Location:
Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School
3751 N. Broadway
Chicago IL, 60613


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


Register Online

Family Shabbat celebration

Friday, March 22, 2019 6:00 PM - 6:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Friday, between 3/1/2019 - 5/31/2019)

Please join our community for our family Shabbat celebrations that welcome Shabbat with warmth and energy. Family Shabbat services take place each week of Shoresh, our Shabbat-based religious school program. Family Shabbat services lead into a community candle-lighting, where our entire Shabbat evening community joins together to light candles, make Kiddush and Motzi, and bless each other with the Priestly Benediction.

You're welcome anytime - come on in and make a name tag!

Dates without Shoresh or a family Shabbat celebration can be found on our calendar: https://www.kamii.org/calendar.


Location:
1100 E Hyde Park Blvd
Chicago IL, 60615


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


Web Page Invitation

Shabbat B'Yachad

Friday, March 22, 2019 6:00 PM - 7:45 PM <Add to Calendar>

Shabbat B’Yachad Serviceand Dinner at Congregation Beth Shalom, Friday, February 22,2019. Join us for a family friendly evening with dinner at 6:00 PM ($12per adult, kids eat free) and services at 6:45 PM. There is a special service for families with young children age’s birth thru first grade and a family service co-led by our youth and clergy for families with children in grades 2nd thru 6th grade. Contact Lisa for more information and to reserve your space for dinner by February 18. No reservation needed for services, 3433 Walters Ave, Northbrook, IL.

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


Contact:
Lisa Orlov
LOrlov@BethShalomNB.org
847-498-5352


Web Page

Shabbat-A-Tot Purim Party!

Saturday, March 23, 2019 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM <Add to Calendar>

Bring your tots, ages 0 to 6, to celebrate Purim with music, costumes, food, and fun! For more information or to RSVP, contact Cantor Michelle Friedman at CantorFriedman@emanuelcong.org.

Location:
Emanuel Congregation
5959 N Sheridan Road
Chicago IL, 60660


Contact:
Cantor Michelle Drucker Friedman
CantorFriedman@emanuelcong.org
773-561-5173



Shalom Shabbat - New time!

Saturday, March 23, 2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Saturday, between 3/2/2019 - 6/29/2019)

Shalom Shabbat is Anshe Emet's well-loved Shabbat morning service for children 4 and under and their families, every Shabbat morning at 11am (new time starting March 2). Join us for singing, dancing with the Torah, great stories, and Kiddush. Kiddush Lunch always follows a little after noon. Stay and hang out. 11AM-noon every Shabbat. Babysitting available for kids 18 mo and up starting at 9:30am.

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


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


Web Page

Sunday School ‘Try Out’ at Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation

Sunday, March 24, 2019 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Sunday, between 9/9/2018 - 5/5/2019)

Are you thinking about how to expose your children to Jewish culture and identity? Your family is welcome to ‘try out’ our Sunday School by visiting their grade’s class for the day. Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation holds weekly Sunday School classes for students through confirmation. Each class has a well-defined curriculum, covering topics in Jewish history, literature and culture. We encourage children to value their Jewish identity and to think for themselves. Our whole school -- students, teachers, and families -- come together to celebrate Jewish holidays as well as for special programs on Jewish culture, community service activities and more.

Everyone is welcome at our events so you can meet us for yourself — no charge and no commitment. Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation celebrates Jewish identity and culture by replacing worship with a belief in human responsibility and equality — for us, it’s about people, not prayer.


Location:
Kol Hadash Sunday School at Deerfield High School
1959 W. Waukegan Road
Deerfield IL, 60015


Contact:
Ilana Shaffer
youthed@KolHadash.com
773-209-8266


Web Page

Miller Intro to Judaism Course

Sunday, March 24, 2019 10:00 AM - 12:15 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Sunday, between 10/14/2018 - 6/9/2019)

Looking to convert to Judaism?
Born Jewish and want to know more?
Sharing your life with a Jew and want to crack the code?

West Suburban Temple Har Zion is an synagogue affiliate teaching the Miller Introduction to Judaism's signature Intro course. The course explores Jewish culture, history, and wisdom in a setting where questions are more important than answers. Classes are joined with beautiful Shabbat celebrations, supportive discussion groups, individualized Hebrew reading instruction, and many opportunities for interactive, experiential learning.

All are welcome.
Babysitting/childcare is available upon request.

Fees: Book fee of $20, payments for babysitters, Shabbat Dinner fee $20.


Location:
West Suburban Temple Har Zion
1040 N. Harlem Ave
River Forest IL, 60305


Contact:
Stacey Flint
sflint@wsthz.org
708-366-9000


Web Page

JCFS Sibshops

Sunday, March 24, 2019 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

Sibshops offer brothers and sisters of children with a variety of special needs a place to meet other siblings in a relaxed, supportive, and recreational setting. They discuss their common joys and concerns, learn to handle sibling-specific “sticky situations” and have fun! For kids ages 6-12 years old. Teens are also welcome. Contact us for more information.

Sibshops are currently offered one Sunday afternoon each month in Northbrook. Teen Sibshops are offered as requested.

JCFS utilizes the Sibshop model developed by Don Meyer of Sibling Support Project. For more detailed information about Sibshops, visit the national Sibshop website at siblingsupport.org.

Registration is per Sibshop. Children can attend one, two, three, or all of the Sibshop series. Fee: $30 per session. Scholarships are available.


Location:
Elaine Kersten Children's Center
255 Revere Dr, Suite 200
Northbrook IL, 60062


Contact:
Tammy Besser
TamaraBesser@jcfs.org
773-765-3159



Babies and Bagels

Sunday, March 24, 2019 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

Families with children 2 years old and under and invited to join Max Handelman and Miss Aimee at Anshe Emet for songs, story and schmoozing. A great way to connect with other families with kids the same age as yours! The program is free, but registration is requested.

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


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


Web Page Register Online

The Get Together

Monday, March 25, 2019 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, between 2/18/2019 - 5/20/2019)

The Get Together is a group for parents, grandparents, caregivers and children ages newborn until the 5th birthday. The Get Together offers the following opportunities to families with young children:
- Meet others with young children
- Get away from feeling cooped up and isolated
- Share experiences, ideas, and concerns with others and staff whose skills are in family and child development
- Discuss developmental issues and watch them unfold as children play.

A fee of $25 per family per visit is charged. A fee adjustment is available according to family size and income. All attendees are required to complete the initial paperwork before attending the group.

We are able to accommodate 20 people in our Get Together group:
http://jcfs.org/events/get-together-0. Phone ahead to reserve a space for your family: 773.765.3100.


Location:
Virginia Frank Child Development Center at JCFS
6639 N. Kedzie
Chicago IL, 60645


Contact:
Mollie Reed
MollieReed@jcfs.org
773-765-3127


Web Page

Family Shabbat celebration

Friday, March 29, 2019 6:00 PM - 6:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Friday, between 3/1/2019 - 5/31/2019)

Please join our community for our family Shabbat celebrations that welcome Shabbat with warmth and energy. Family Shabbat services take place each week of Shoresh, our Shabbat-based religious school program. Family Shabbat services lead into a community candle-lighting, where our entire Shabbat evening community joins together to light candles, make Kiddush and Motzi, and bless each other with the Priestly Benediction.

You're welcome anytime - come on in and make a name tag!

Dates without Shoresh or a family Shabbat celebration can be found on our calendar: https://www.kamii.org/calendar.


Location:
1100 E Hyde Park Blvd
Chicago IL, 60615


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


Web Page Invitation

Shalom Shabbat - New time!

Saturday, March 30, 2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Saturday, between 3/2/2019 - 6/29/2019)

Shalom Shabbat is Anshe Emet's well-loved Shabbat morning service for children 4 and under and their families, every Shabbat morning at 11am (new time starting March 2). Join us for singing, dancing with the Torah, great stories, and Kiddush. Kiddush Lunch always follows a little after noon. Stay and hang out. 11AM-noon every Shabbat. Babysitting available for kids 18 mo and up starting at 9:30am.

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


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


Web Page

Sunday School ‘Try Out’ at Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation

Sunday, March 31, 2019 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Sunday, between 9/9/2018 - 5/5/2019)

Are you thinking about how to expose your children to Jewish culture and identity? Your family is welcome to ‘try out’ our Sunday School by visiting their grade’s class for the day. Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation holds weekly Sunday School classes for students through confirmation. Each class has a well-defined curriculum, covering topics in Jewish history, literature and culture. We encourage children to value their Jewish identity and to think for themselves. Our whole school -- students, teachers, and families -- come together to celebrate Jewish holidays as well as for special programs on Jewish culture, community service activities and more.

Everyone is welcome at our events so you can meet us for yourself — no charge and no commitment. Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation celebrates Jewish identity and culture by replacing worship with a belief in human responsibility and equality — for us, it’s about people, not prayer.


Location:
Kol Hadash Sunday School at Deerfield High School
1959 W. Waukegan Road
Deerfield IL, 60015


Contact:
Ilana Shaffer
youthed@KolHadash.com
773-209-8266


Web Page

Miller Intro to Judaism Course

Sunday, March 31, 2019 10:00 AM - 12:15 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Sunday, between 10/14/2018 - 6/9/2019)

Looking to convert to Judaism?
Born Jewish and want to know more?
Sharing your life with a Jew and want to crack the code?

West Suburban Temple Har Zion is an synagogue affiliate teaching the Miller Introduction to Judaism's signature Intro course. The course explores Jewish culture, history, and wisdom in a setting where questions are more important than answers. Classes are joined with beautiful Shabbat celebrations, supportive discussion groups, individualized Hebrew reading instruction, and many opportunities for interactive, experiential learning.

All are welcome.
Babysitting/childcare is available upon request.

Fees: Book fee of $20, payments for babysitters, Shabbat Dinner fee $20.


Location:
West Suburban Temple Har Zion
1040 N. Harlem Ave
River Forest IL, 60305


Contact:
Stacey Flint
sflint@wsthz.org
708-366-9000


Web Page

Wiggles & Giggles | N. Suburbs

Monday, April 1, 2019 10:00 AM - Monday, May 20, 2019 11:00 AM <Add to Calendar>

Build connections while making music and movement! Parents and children will explore Jewish music by singing, dancing, playing with shakers, instruments, and scarves. This class promotes social, cognitive, and communications skills for your growing tot. This class is best for children, 8-24 months.

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


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


Register Online

The Get Together

Monday, April 1, 2019 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, between 2/18/2019 - 5/20/2019)

The Get Together is a group for parents, grandparents, caregivers and children ages newborn until the 5th birthday. The Get Together offers the following opportunities to families with young children:
- Meet others with young children
- Get away from feeling cooped up and isolated
- Share experiences, ideas, and concerns with others and staff whose skills are in family and child development
- Discuss developmental issues and watch them unfold as children play.

A fee of $25 per family per visit is charged. A fee adjustment is available according to family size and income. All attendees are required to complete the initial paperwork before attending the group.

We are able to accommodate 20 people in our Get Together group:
http://jcfs.org/events/get-together-0. Phone ahead to reserve a space for your family: 773.765.3100.


Location:
Virginia Frank Child Development Center at JCFS
6639 N. Kedzie
Chicago IL, 60645


Contact:
Mollie Reed
MollieReed@jcfs.org
773-765-3127


Web Page

Solomon Schechter Music and Movement Class | Tots | N. Suburbs

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 9:15 AM - Tuesday, May 21, 2019 10:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

Join parents, grandparents and caregivers for a 45-minute class of music, movement and fun. Children will interact with shakers, scarves, the parachute and a whole lot more! Age-appropriate snacks are provided and unstructured play time is included for adults to socialize.

Best for children 12-24 months (walkers)


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


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


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Solomon Schechter Music and Movement Class | Babies | N. Suburbs

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 11:00 AM - Tuesday, May 21, 2019 12:15 PM <Add to Calendar>

Join parents, grandparents and caregivers for a 45-minute class of music, movement and fun. Children will interact with shakers, scarves, the parachute and a whole lot more! Age- appropriate snacks are provided and unstructured play time is included for adults to socialize.

Best for children 3-14 months (crawlers)


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


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


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

Thursday, April 4, 2019 9:30 AM - Thursday, May 23, 2019 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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jYoga | Naperville

Thursday, April 4, 2019 10:45 AM - Thursday, May 9, 2019 11:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

Connect to your child and our community through yoga and Jewish inspired music. Together, you and your child will focus on strength, flexibility and confidence in this weekly morning class.

Location:
Congregation Beth Shalom
772 W 5th Ave
Naperville IL, 60563


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


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Tots & Tunes | NW. Suburbs

Friday, April 5, 2019 9:30 AM - Friday, May 24, 2019 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.

**Class will not meet 4/26/19 or 5/17/19**


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


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


Register Online

Shabbat Yeladim

Friday, April 5, 2019 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Monthly on the First Friday of every month between 2/2/2019 - 6/7/2019)

A fun Shabbat experience for families with children ages 7 and younger. Older siblings and gardnparents are welcome to attend and participate! Evening begings at 5:30 pm with complimentary pizza and pasta follow at 6:00 pm by prayers, singing, story, craft and oneg. RSVP requested for dinner, no charge. February theme is Jewish Bedtime Rituals - wear your favorite PJs!

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


Contact:
Shaina A Farwell
sfarwell@templebeth-el.org
847-205-9982


Web Page

Family Shabbat celebration

Friday, April 5, 2019 6:00 PM - 6:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Friday, between 3/1/2019 - 5/31/2019)

Please join our community for our family Shabbat celebrations that welcome Shabbat with warmth and energy. Family Shabbat services take place each week of Shoresh, our Shabbat-based religious school program. Family Shabbat services lead into a community candle-lighting, where our entire Shabbat evening community joins together to light candles, make Kiddush and Motzi, and bless each other with the Priestly Benediction.

You're welcome anytime - come on in and make a name tag!

Dates without Shoresh or a family Shabbat celebration can be found on our calendar: https://www.kamii.org/calendar.


Location:
1100 E Hyde Park Blvd
Chicago IL, 60615


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


Web Page Invitation

Jewish Holidays 101: Have a Matzah Ball - It's Passover

Saturday, April 6, 2019 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

Learn about the Jewish holidays with stories, songs, and activities especially for children ages 0-2 (with a parent or caregiver). Older siblings are welcome. Resources for celebrating the holidays in your home will be provided. Different locations, dates and times are offered for each storytime session. All sessions are free of charge.

Location:
The Book Bin
1151 Church Street
Northbrook IL, 60062


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


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Mini Mishkan | City

Saturday, April 6, 2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

Families with kids 0-2 gather together on Saturday mornings 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 - New time!

Saturday, April 6, 2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Saturday, between 3/2/2019 - 6/29/2019)

Shalom Shabbat is Anshe Emet's well-loved Shabbat morning service for children 4 and under and their families, every Shabbat morning at 11am (new time starting March 2). Join us for singing, dancing with the Torah, great stories, and Kiddush. Kiddush Lunch always follows a little after noon. Stay and hang out. 11AM-noon every Shabbat. Babysitting available for kids 18 mo and up starting at 9:30am.

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


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


Web Page

Shalom Chaverim - Welcome, Friends! | City

Sunday, April 7, 2019 9:00 AM - Sunday, June 2, 2019 11:45 AM <Add to Calendar>

Explore Judaism through the textures, sights, sounds, smells and rhythms of the Jewish year. Enjoy stories, singing, arts, cooking, playing and more!

*We know that infant and toddler schedules can be tough. Come when you can and stay as long as you'd like!*


Location:
Jewish Enrichment Center
5200 S. Hyde Park Boulevard
Chicago IL, 60615


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


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Shalom Chaverim ("Welcome, Friends!"): Jewish Playgroup for 0-3 and a grown-up

Sunday, April 7, 2019 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM <Add to Calendar>

Explore Judaism through the textures, sights, sounds, smells, and rhythms of the Jewish year with our experienced Jewish educator, Morah Amy. Join Shalom Chaverim ("Welcome, Friends!") for stories, singing, arts, playing and more! Shalom Chaverim is for children ages 0-3 with a grown-up.

Location:
5200 S. Hyde Park Blvd.
Chicago IL, 60615


Contact:
Rebecca Milder
jewish.enrichment.center@gmail.com
773-234-9403



Sunday School ‘Try Out’ at Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation

Sunday, April 7, 2019 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Sunday, between 9/9/2018 - 5/5/2019)

Are you thinking about how to expose your children to Jewish culture and identity? Your family is welcome to ‘try out’ our Sunday School by visiting their grade’s class for the day. Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation holds weekly Sunday School classes for students through confirmation. Each class has a well-defined curriculum, covering topics in Jewish history, literature and culture. We encourage children to value their Jewish identity and to think for themselves. Our whole school -- students, teachers, and families -- come together to celebrate Jewish holidays as well as for special programs on Jewish culture, community service activities and more.

Everyone is welcome at our events so you can meet us for yourself — no charge and no commitment. Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation celebrates Jewish identity and culture by replacing worship with a belief in human responsibility and equality — for us, it’s about people, not prayer.


Location:
Kol Hadash Sunday School at Deerfield High School
1959 W. Waukegan Road
Deerfield IL, 60015


Contact:
Ilana Shaffer
youthed@KolHadash.com
773-209-8266


Web Page

Miller Intro to Judaism Course

Sunday, April 7, 2019 10:00 AM - 12:15 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Sunday, between 10/14/2018 - 6/9/2019)

Looking to convert to Judaism?
Born Jewish and want to know more?
Sharing your life with a Jew and want to crack the code?

West Suburban Temple Har Zion is an synagogue affiliate teaching the Miller Introduction to Judaism's signature Intro course. The course explores Jewish culture, history, and wisdom in a setting where questions are more important than answers. Classes are joined with beautiful Shabbat celebrations, supportive discussion groups, individualized Hebrew reading instruction, and many opportunities for interactive, experiential learning.

All are welcome.
Babysitting/childcare is available upon request.

Fees: Book fee of $20, payments for babysitters, Shabbat Dinner fee $20.


Location:
West Suburban Temple Har Zion
1040 N. Harlem Ave
River Forest IL, 60305


Contact:
Stacey Flint
sflint@wsthz.org
708-366-9000


Web Page

Tot-Circle Early Childhood Classes

Sunday, April 7, 2019 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM <Add to Calendar>

Join The Chicago Workmen's Circle for our regularly scheduled parent-and-me early childhood programming. Our dynamic classes for 0-4 year olds include age-appropriate Jewish cultural education through hands-on activities, interactive Yiddish learning, movement songs, and story time.
$10 per child. Free for Workmen's Circle Members.

Classes run from 11:00-11:45am at Sketchpad
4700 N. Ravenswood Ave.
Learn more at http://circlechicago.org

The Workmen's Circle is a Jewish social justice organization that powers progressive Jewish identity through cultural engagement, Yiddish language learning, multigenerational education, and social justice activism.


Location:
4700 North Ravenswood Avenue
#suite b
Chicago IL, 60640


Contact:
David Ladon
DLadon@circle.org
303-908-8732


Web Page

jBaby Chicago's Dads Day Out | Koval Distillery

Sunday, April 7, 2019 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

Join fellow jBaby Dads for a Dads Day Out on this private tour which will offer an intimate look at Koval. You will get to taste a variety of whiskeys and liqueurs as the tour guide teaches you about the differences between white and aged whiskey, the subtle intricacies of distillation, and the delicious beauty of small-batch spirits. After the tasting, head over to the nearby Bar and Restaurant Hopleaf for a bite to eat.

Location:
Koval Distillery
5121 N Ravenswood Ave
Chicago IL, 60640


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


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Good Deeds Day

Sunday, April 7, 2019 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

Good Deeds Day is an international day of service, with local volunteer opportunities for all ages coordinated by JUF's TOV Volunteer Network. Details to come. If you're interested in getting a group involved, contact MarissaComin@juf.org.

Location:
30 S. Wells
Chicago IL, 60606


Contact:
Marissa Comin
marissacomin@juf.org
312-357-4894


Web Page

Good Deeds Day

Sunday, April 7, 2019 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

Good Deeds Day is an international day of service that was founded in Israel in 2007. Join JUF on Sunday, April 7 for a day of doing good! Volunteer opportunities are available throughout the day at agencies across Chicagoland. There will also be two volunteer open houses: one in the morning in Buffalo Grove and one in the afternoon in Northbrook.

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


Contact:
Marissa Comin
MarissaComin@juf.org
312-357-4894


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Jewish Holidays 101: Have a Matzah Ball - It's Passover

Sunday, April 7, 2019 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

Learn about the Jewish holidays with stories, songs, and activities especially for children ages 0-2 (with a parent or caregiver). Older siblings are welcome. Resources for celebrating the holidays in your home will be provided. Different locations, dates and times are offered for each storytime session. All sessions are free of charge.

Location:
Vernon Hills Barnes & Noble
Mellody Farm, 901 N. Milwaukee Ave
Vernon Hills IL, 60061


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


Register Online

Jewish Holidays 101: Have a Matzah Ball - It's Passover

Monday, April 8, 2019 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

Learn about the Jewish holidays with stories, songs, and activities especially for children ages 0-2 (with a parent or caregiver). Older siblings are welcome. Resources for celebrating the holidays in your home will be provided. Different locations, dates and times are offered for each storytime session. All sessions are free of charge.

Location:
Deerfield Barnes & Noble
728 N. Waukegan Road
Deerfield IL, 60015


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


Register Online

The Get Together

Monday, April 8, 2019 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, between 2/18/2019 - 5/20/2019)

The Get Together is a group for parents, grandparents, caregivers and children ages newborn until the 5th birthday. The Get Together offers the following opportunities to families with young children:
- Meet others with young children
- Get away from feeling cooped up and isolated
- Share experiences, ideas, and concerns with others and staff whose skills are in family and child development
- Discuss developmental issues and watch them unfold as children play.

A fee of $25 per family per visit is charged. A fee adjustment is available according to family size and income. All attendees are required to complete the initial paperwork before attending the group.

We are able to accommodate 20 people in our Get Together group:
http://jcfs.org/events/get-together-0. Phone ahead to reserve a space for your family: 773.765.3100.


Location:
Virginia Frank Child Development Center at JCFS
6639 N. Kedzie
Chicago IL, 60645


Contact:
Mollie Reed
MollieReed@jcfs.org
773-765-3127


Web Page

Family Shabbat celebration

Friday, April 12, 2019 6:00 PM - 6:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Friday, between 3/1/2019 - 5/31/2019)

Please join our community for our family Shabbat celebrations that welcome Shabbat with warmth and energy. Family Shabbat services take place each week of Shoresh, our Shabbat-based religious school program. Family Shabbat services lead into a community candle-lighting, where our entire Shabbat evening community joins together to light candles, make Kiddush and Motzi, and bless each other with the Priestly Benediction.

You're welcome anytime - come on in and make a name tag!

Dates without Shoresh or a family Shabbat celebration can be found on our calendar: https://www.kamii.org/calendar.


Location:
1100 E Hyde Park Blvd
Chicago IL, 60615


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


Web Page Invitation

Shalom Shabbat - New time!

Saturday, April 13, 2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Saturday, between 3/2/2019 - 6/29/2019)

Shalom Shabbat is Anshe Emet's well-loved Shabbat morning service for children 4 and under and their families, every Shabbat morning at 11am (new time starting March 2). Join us for singing, dancing with the Torah, great stories, and Kiddush. Kiddush Lunch always follows a little after noon. Stay and hang out. 11AM-noon every Shabbat. Babysitting available for kids 18 mo and up starting at 9:30am.

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


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


Web Page

Shalom Chaverim ("Welcome, Friends!"): Jewish Playgroup for 0-3 and a grown-up

Sunday, April 14, 2019 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM <Add to Calendar>

Explore Judaism through the textures, sights, sounds, smells, and rhythms of the Jewish year with our experienced Jewish educator, Morah Amy. Join Shalom Chaverim ("Welcome, Friends!") for stories, singing, arts, playing and more! Shalom Chaverim is for children ages 0-3 with a grown-up.

Location:
5200 S. Hyde Park Blvd.
Chicago IL, 60615


Contact:
Rebecca Milder
jewish.enrichment.center@gmail.com
773-234-9403



Sunday School ‘Try Out’ at Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation

Sunday, April 14, 2019 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Sunday, between 9/9/2018 - 5/5/2019)

Are you thinking about how to expose your children to Jewish culture and identity? Your family is welcome to ‘try out’ our Sunday School by visiting their grade’s class for the day. Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation holds weekly Sunday School classes for students through confirmation. Each class has a well-defined curriculum, covering topics in Jewish history, literature and culture. We encourage children to value their Jewish identity and to think for themselves. Our whole school -- students, teachers, and families -- come together to celebrate Jewish holidays as well as for special programs on Jewish culture, community service activities and more.

Everyone is welcome at our events so you can meet us for yourself — no charge and no commitment. Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation celebrates Jewish identity and culture by replacing worship with a belief in human responsibility and equality — for us, it’s about people, not prayer.


Location:
Kol Hadash Sunday School at Deerfield High School
1959 W. Waukegan Road
Deerfield IL, 60015


Contact:
Ilana Shaffer
youthed@KolHadash.com
773-209-8266


Web Page

Miller Intro to Judaism Course

Sunday, April 14, 2019 10:00 AM - 12:15 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Sunday, between 10/14/2018 - 6/9/2019)

Looking to convert to Judaism?
Born Jewish and want to know more?
Sharing your life with a Jew and want to crack the code?

West Suburban Temple Har Zion is an synagogue affiliate teaching the Miller Introduction to Judaism's signature Intro course. The course explores Jewish culture, history, and wisdom in a setting where questions are more important than answers. Classes are joined with beautiful Shabbat celebrations, supportive discussion groups, individualized Hebrew reading instruction, and many opportunities for interactive, experiential learning.

All are welcome.
Babysitting/childcare is available upon request.

Fees: Book fee of $20, payments for babysitters, Shabbat Dinner fee $20.


Location:
West Suburban Temple Har Zion
1040 N. Harlem Ave
River Forest IL, 60305


Contact:
Stacey Flint
sflint@wsthz.org
708-366-9000


Web Page

JUF Young Families Celebrates Passover | City

Sunday, April 14, 2019 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

Have a (matzah) ball celebrating Passover with JUF Young Families! Join us for a Passover themed scavenger hunt throughout Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, a rocking The Prince of Egypt Broadway and Me Stages class, a make your own charoset bar and so much more!

Location:
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
2100 Patriot Blvd
Glenview IL, 60026


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


Register Online

Kids in the kitchen-cooking club

Sunday, April 14, 2019 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

Is your child between the ages of 4 and 11 and likes to cook? Are you proud to be Jewish and want to hang out with other Jewish Kids? If so, this club is for you!

Kids in the Kitchen will transform your cooking interest into new skills. All food will be prepared with a tasty goal in mind and some examples are calzones, desserts, salads, Kugels, bourekas, and more! We will will learn the cooking basics, self-sufficiency, kitchen safety, all with a Jewish twist. Each month we will focus on one part of a traditional meal from appetizers to desserts


Location:
655 W Irving Park Rd
Apt 1302
Chicago IL, 60613


Contact:
Devorah Leah Kotlarsky
devlay@gmail.com
773-853-1284


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The Get Together

Monday, April 15, 2019 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, between 2/18/2019 - 5/20/2019)

The Get Together is a group for parents, grandparents, caregivers and children ages newborn until the 5th birthday. The Get Together offers the following opportunities to families with young children:
- Meet others with young children
- Get away from feeling cooped up and isolated
- Share experiences, ideas, and concerns with others and staff whose skills are in family and child development
- Discuss developmental issues and watch them unfold as children play.

A fee of $25 per family per visit is charged. A fee adjustment is available according to family size and income. All attendees are required to complete the initial paperwork before attending the group.

We are able to accommodate 20 people in our Get Together group:
http://jcfs.org/events/get-together-0. Phone ahead to reserve a space for your family: 773.765.3100.


Location:
Virginia Frank Child Development Center at JCFS
6639 N. Kedzie
Chicago IL, 60645


Contact:
Mollie Reed
MollieReed@jcfs.org
773-765-3127


Web Page

Family Shabbat celebration

Friday, April 19, 2019 6:00 PM - 6:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Friday, between 3/1/2019 - 5/31/2019)

Please join our community for our family Shabbat celebrations that welcome Shabbat with warmth and energy. Family Shabbat services take place each week of Shoresh, our Shabbat-based religious school program. Family Shabbat services lead into a community candle-lighting, where our entire Shabbat evening community joins together to light candles, make Kiddush and Motzi, and bless each other with the Priestly Benediction.

You're welcome anytime - come on in and make a name tag!

Dates without Shoresh or a family Shabbat celebration can be found on our calendar: https://www.kamii.org/calendar.


Location:
1100 E Hyde Park Blvd
Chicago IL, 60615


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


Web Page Invitation

Shalom Shabbat - New time!

Saturday, April 20, 2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Saturday, between 3/2/2019 - 6/29/2019)

Shalom Shabbat is Anshe Emet's well-loved Shabbat morning service for children 4 and under and their families, every Shabbat morning at 11am (new time starting March 2). Join us for singing, dancing with the Torah, great stories, and Kiddush. Kiddush Lunch always follows a little after noon. Stay and hang out. 11AM-noon every Shabbat. Babysitting available for kids 18 mo and up starting at 9:30am.

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


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


Web Page

Sunday School ‘Try Out’ at Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation

Sunday, April 21, 2019 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Sunday, between 9/9/2018 - 5/5/2019)

Are you thinking about how to expose your children to Jewish culture and identity? Your family is welcome to ‘try out’ our Sunday School by visiting their grade’s class for the day. Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation holds weekly Sunday School classes for students through confirmation. Each class has a well-defined curriculum, covering topics in Jewish history, literature and culture. We encourage children to value their Jewish identity and to think for themselves. Our whole school -- students, teachers, and families -- come together to celebrate Jewish holidays as well as for special programs on Jewish culture, community service activities and more.

Everyone is welcome at our events so you can meet us for yourself — no charge and no commitment. Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation celebrates Jewish identity and culture by replacing worship with a belief in human responsibility and equality — for us, it’s about people, not prayer.


Location:
Kol Hadash Sunday School at Deerfield High School
1959 W. Waukegan Road
Deerfield IL, 60015


Contact:
Ilana Shaffer
youthed@KolHadash.com
773-209-8266


Web Page

Miller Intro to Judaism Course

Sunday, April 21, 2019 10:00 AM - 12:15 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Sunday, between 10/14/2018 - 6/9/2019)

Looking to convert to Judaism?
Born Jewish and want to know more?
Sharing your life with a Jew and want to crack the code?

West Suburban Temple Har Zion is an synagogue affiliate teaching the Miller Introduction to Judaism's signature Intro course. The course explores Jewish culture, history, and wisdom in a setting where questions are more important than answers. Classes are joined with beautiful Shabbat celebrations, supportive discussion groups, individualized Hebrew reading instruction, and many opportunities for interactive, experiential learning.

All are welcome.
Babysitting/childcare is available upon request.

Fees: Book fee of $20, payments for babysitters, Shabbat Dinner fee $20.


Location:
West Suburban Temple Har Zion
1040 N. Harlem Ave
River Forest IL, 60305


Contact:
Stacey Flint
sflint@wsthz.org
708-366-9000


Web Page

The Get Together

Monday, April 22, 2019 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, between 2/18/2019 - 5/20/2019)

The Get Together is a group for parents, grandparents, caregivers and children ages newborn until the 5th birthday. The Get Together offers the following opportunities to families with young children:
- Meet others with young children
- Get away from feeling cooped up and isolated
- Share experiences, ideas, and concerns with others and staff whose skills are in family and child development
- Discuss developmental issues and watch them unfold as children play.

A fee of $25 per family per visit is charged. A fee adjustment is available according to family size and income. All attendees are required to complete the initial paperwork before attending the group.

We are able to accommodate 20 people in our Get Together group:
http://jcfs.org/events/get-together-0. Phone ahead to reserve a space for your family: 773.765.3100.


Location:
Virginia Frank Child Development Center at JCFS
6639 N. Kedzie
Chicago IL, 60645


Contact:
Mollie Reed
MollieReed@jcfs.org
773-765-3127


Web Page

JNew Moms Group | City

Thursday, April 25, 2019 1:00 PM - Thursday, May 30, 2019 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.

*Group will not meet on 2/28/19*


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


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


Register Online

Family Shabbat celebration

Friday, April 26, 2019 6:00 PM - 6:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Friday, between 3/1/2019 - 5/31/2019)

Please join our community for our family Shabbat celebrations that welcome Shabbat with warmth and energy. Family Shabbat services take place each week of Shoresh, our Shabbat-based religious school program. Family Shabbat services lead into a community candle-lighting, where our entire Shabbat evening community joins together to light candles, make Kiddush and Motzi, and bless each other with the Priestly Benediction.

You're welcome anytime - come on in and make a name tag!

Dates without Shoresh or a family Shabbat celebration can be found on our calendar: https://www.kamii.org/calendar.


Location:
1100 E Hyde Park Blvd
Chicago IL, 60615


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


Web Page Invitation

Tot Shabbat

Saturday, April 27, 2019 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

Our monthly Tot Shabbat experience takes our adventures to the Red Sea as we learn about Passover and do some creative movement and pretend play. Songs, stories, and movement are at 9:30 am in the chapel. Free play and snack (including coffee for the adults!) is in the youth lounge at 10:00 am.

Location:
1100 E Hyde Park Blvd
Chicago IL, 60615


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


Web Page

Shalom Shabbat - New time!

Saturday, April 27, 2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Saturday, between 3/2/2019 - 6/29/2019)

Shalom Shabbat is Anshe Emet's well-loved Shabbat morning service for children 4 and under and their families, every Shabbat morning at 11am (new time starting March 2). Join us for singing, dancing with the Torah, great stories, and Kiddush. Kiddush Lunch always follows a little after noon. Stay and hang out. 11AM-noon every Shabbat. Babysitting available for kids 18 mo and up starting at 9:30am.

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


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


Web Page

Shalom Chaverim ("Welcome, Friends!"): Jewish Playgroup for 0-3 and a grown-up

Sunday, April 28, 2019 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM <Add to Calendar>

Explore Judaism through the textures, sights, sounds, smells, and rhythms of the Jewish year with our experienced Jewish educator, Morah Amy. Join Shalom Chaverim ("Welcome, Friends!") for stories, singing, arts, playing and more! Shalom Chaverim is for children ages 0-3 with a grown-up.

Location:
5200 S. Hyde Park Blvd.
Chicago IL, 60615


Contact:
Rebecca Milder
jewish.enrichment.center@gmail.com
773-234-9403



Sunday School ‘Try Out’ at Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation

Sunday, April 28, 2019 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Sunday, between 9/9/2018 - 5/5/2019)

Are you thinking about how to expose your children to Jewish culture and identity? Your family is welcome to ‘try out’ our Sunday School by visiting their grade’s class for the day. Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation holds weekly Sunday School classes for students through confirmation. Each class has a well-defined curriculum, covering topics in Jewish history, literature and culture. We encourage children to value their Jewish identity and to think for themselves. Our whole school -- students, teachers, and families -- come together to celebrate Jewish holidays as well as for special programs on Jewish culture, community service activities and more.

Everyone is welcome at our events so you can meet us for yourself — no charge and no commitment. Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation celebrates Jewish identity and culture by replacing worship with a belief in human responsibility and equality — for us, it’s about people, not prayer.


Location:
Kol Hadash Sunday School at Deerfield High School
1959 W. Waukegan Road
Deerfield IL, 60015


Contact:
Ilana Shaffer
youthed@KolHadash.com
773-209-8266


Web Page

Miller Intro to Judaism Course

Sunday, April 28, 2019 10:00 AM - 12:15 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Sunday, between 10/14/2018 - 6/9/2019)

Looking to convert to Judaism?
Born Jewish and want to know more?
Sharing your life with a Jew and want to crack the code?

West Suburban Temple Har Zion is an synagogue affiliate teaching the Miller Introduction to Judaism's signature Intro course. The course explores Jewish culture, history, and wisdom in a setting where questions are more important than answers. Classes are joined with beautiful Shabbat celebrations, supportive discussion groups, individualized Hebrew reading instruction, and many opportunities for interactive, experiential learning.

All are welcome.
Babysitting/childcare is available upon request.

Fees: Book fee of $20, payments for babysitters, Shabbat Dinner fee $20.


Location:
West Suburban Temple Har Zion
1040 N. Harlem Ave
River Forest IL, 60305


Contact:
Stacey Flint
sflint@wsthz.org
708-366-9000


Web Page

Tot-Circle Early Childhood Classes

Sunday, April 28, 2019 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM <Add to Calendar>

Join The Chicago Workmen's Circle for our regularly scheduled parent-and-me early childhood programming. Our dynamic classes for 0-4 year olds include age-appropriate Jewish cultural education through hands-on activities, interactive Yiddish learning, movement songs, and story time.
$10 per child. Free for Workmen's Circle Members.


The Workmen's Circle is a Jewish social justice organization that powers progressive Jewish identity through cultural engagement, Yiddish language learning, multigenerational education, and social justice activism. Learn more at http://circlechicago.org


Location:
4700 North Ravenswood Avenue
#suite b
Chicago IL, 60640


Contact:
David Ladon
DLadon@circle.org
303-908-8732


Web Page

JCFS Sibshops

Sunday, April 28, 2019 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

Sibshops offer brothers and sisters of children with a variety of special needs a place to meet other siblings in a relaxed, supportive, and recreational setting. They discuss their common joys and concerns, learn to handle sibling-specific “sticky situations” and have fun! For kids ages 6-12 years old. Teens are also welcome. Contact us for more information.

Sibshops are currently offered one Sunday afternoon each month in Northbrook. Teen Sibshops are offered as requested.

JCFS utilizes the Sibshop model developed by Don Meyer of Sibling Support Project. For more detailed information about Sibshops, visit the national Sibshop website at siblingsupport.org.

Registration is per Sibshop. Children can attend one, two, three, or all of the Sibshop series. Fee: $30 per session. Scholarships are available.


Location:
Elaine Kersten Children's Center
255 Revere Dr, Suite 200
Northbrook IL, 60062


Contact:
Tammy Besser
TamaraBesser@jcfs.org
773-765-3159



The Get Together

Monday, April 29, 2019 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, between 2/18/2019 - 5/20/2019)

The Get Together is a group for parents, grandparents, caregivers and children ages newborn until the 5th birthday. The Get Together offers the following opportunities to families with young children:
- Meet others with young children
- Get away from feeling cooped up and isolated
- Share experiences, ideas, and concerns with others and staff whose skills are in family and child development
- Discuss developmental issues and watch them unfold as children play.

A fee of $25 per family per visit is charged. A fee adjustment is available according to family size and income. All attendees are required to complete the initial paperwork before attending the group.

We are able to accommodate 20 people in our Get Together group:
http://jcfs.org/events/get-together-0. Phone ahead to reserve a space for your family: 773.765.3100.


Location:
Virginia Frank Child Development Center at JCFS
6639 N. Kedzie
Chicago IL, 60645


Contact:
Mollie Reed
MollieReed@jcfs.org
773-765-3127


Web Page

City South Plays | City

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 9:00 AM - Wednesday, May 29, 2019 10:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

Join us and experience music, yoga, singing, art and new friends with your 0-2 year old child.

City South Plays with Akiba-Schechter in partnership with KAMII and Congregation Rodfei Zedek.


Location:
Akiba-Schechter Jewish Day School
5235 S. Cornell Avenue
Chicago IL, 60615


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


Register Online

Shalom Chaverim ("Welcome, Friends!"): Jewish Playgroup for 0-3 and a grown-up

Thursday, May 2, 2019 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM <Add to Calendar>

Explore Judaism through the textures, sights, sounds, smells, and rhythms of the Jewish year with our experienced Jewish educator, Morah Amy. Join Shalom Chaverim ("Welcome, Friends!") for stories, singing, arts, playing and more! Shalom Chaverim is for children ages 0-3 with a grown-up.

Location:
5200 S. Hyde Park Blvd.
Chicago IL, 60615


Contact:
Rebecca Milder
jewish.enrichment.center@gmail.com
773-234-9403



Shabbat Yeladim

Friday, May 3, 2019 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Monthly on the First Friday of every month between 2/2/2019 - 6/7/2019)

A fun Shabbat experience for families with children ages 7 and younger. Older siblings and gardnparents are welcome to attend and participate! Evening begings at 5:30 pm with complimentary pizza and pasta follow at 6:00 pm by prayers, singing, story, craft and oneg. RSVP requested for dinner, no charge. February theme is Jewish Bedtime Rituals - wear your favorite PJs!

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


Contact:
Shaina A Farwell
sfarwell@templebeth-el.org
847-205-9982


Web Page

Family Shabbat celebration

Friday, May 3, 2019 6:00 PM - 6:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Friday, between 3/1/2019 - 5/31/2019)

Please join our community for our family Shabbat celebrations that welcome Shabbat with warmth and energy. Family Shabbat services take place each week of Shoresh, our Shabbat-based religious school program. Family Shabbat services lead into a community candle-lighting, where our entire Shabbat evening community joins together to light candles, make Kiddush and Motzi, and bless each other with the Priestly Benediction.

You're welcome anytime - come on in and make a name tag!

Dates without Shoresh or a family Shabbat celebration can be found on our calendar: https://www.kamii.org/calendar.


Location:
1100 E Hyde Park Blvd
Chicago IL, 60615


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


Web Page Invitation

Mini Mishkan | City

Saturday, May 4, 2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

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

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


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


Register Online

Shalom Shabbat - New time!

Saturday, May 4, 2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Saturday, between 3/2/2019 - 6/29/2019)

Shalom Shabbat is Anshe Emet's well-loved Shabbat morning service for children 4 and under and their families, every Shabbat morning at 11am (new time starting March 2). Join us for singing, dancing with the Torah, great stories, and Kiddush. Kiddush Lunch always follows a little after noon. Stay and hang out. 11AM-noon every Shabbat. Babysitting available for kids 18 mo and up starting at 9:30am.

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


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


Web Page

Sunday School ‘Try Out’ at Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation

Sunday, May 5, 2019 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Sunday, between 9/9/2018 - 5/5/2019)

Are you thinking about how to expose your children to Jewish culture and identity? Your family is welcome to ‘try out’ our Sunday School by visiting their grade’s class for the day. Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation holds weekly Sunday School classes for students through confirmation. Each class has a well-defined curriculum, covering topics in Jewish history, literature and culture. We encourage children to value their Jewish identity and to think for themselves. Our whole school -- students, teachers, and families -- come together to celebrate Jewish holidays as well as for special programs on Jewish culture, community service activities and more.

Everyone is welcome at our events so you can meet us for yourself — no charge and no commitment. Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation celebrates Jewish identity and culture by replacing worship with a belief in human responsibility and equality — for us, it’s about people, not prayer.


Location:
Kol Hadash Sunday School at Deerfield High School
1959 W. Waukegan Road
Deerfield IL, 60015


Contact:
Ilana Shaffer
youthed@KolHadash.com
773-209-8266


Web Page

jBaby Chicago WEEKEND Playgroup | City

Sunday, May 5, 2019 10:00 AM - 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. jBaby weekend playgroups will meet once a month.

Location:
Bubbles Academy
2184 N Elston Ave
Chicago IL, 60614


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


Web Page

jBaby Chicago WEEKEND Playgroup | N. Suburbs

Sunday, May 5, 2019 10:00 AM - 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. jBaby weekend playgroups will meet once a month.

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


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


Web Page

Miller Intro to Judaism Course

Sunday, May 5, 2019 10:00 AM - 12:15 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Sunday, between 10/14/2018 - 6/9/2019)

Looking to convert to Judaism?
Born Jewish and want to know more?
Sharing your life with a Jew and want to crack the code?

West Suburban Temple Har Zion is an synagogue affiliate teaching the Miller Introduction to Judaism's signature Intro course. The course explores Jewish culture, history, and wisdom in a setting where questions are more important than answers. Classes are joined with beautiful Shabbat celebrations, supportive discussion groups, individualized Hebrew reading instruction, and many opportunities for interactive, experiential learning.

All are welcome.
Babysitting/childcare is available upon request.

Fees: Book fee of $20, payments for babysitters, Shabbat Dinner fee $20.


Location:
West Suburban Temple Har Zion
1040 N. Harlem Ave
River Forest IL, 60305


Contact:
Stacey Flint
sflint@wsthz.org
708-366-9000


Web Page

The Get Together

Monday, May 6, 2019 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, between 2/18/2019 - 5/20/2019)

The Get Together is a group for parents, grandparents, caregivers and children ages newborn until the 5th birthday. The Get Together offers the following opportunities to families with young children:
- Meet others with young children
- Get away from feeling cooped up and isolated
- Share experiences, ideas, and concerns with others and staff whose skills are in family and child development
- Discuss developmental issues and watch them unfold as children play.

A fee of $25 per family per visit is charged. A fee adjustment is available according to family size and income. All attendees are required to complete the initial paperwork before attending the group.

We are able to accommodate 20 people in our Get Together group:
http://jcfs.org/events/get-together-0. Phone ahead to reserve a space for your family: 773.765.3100.


Location:
Virginia Frank Child Development Center at JCFS
6639 N. Kedzie
Chicago IL, 60645


Contact:
Mollie Reed
MollieReed@jcfs.org
773-765-3127


Web Page

Family Shabbat celebration

Friday, May 10, 2019 6:00 PM - 6:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Friday, between 3/1/2019 - 5/31/2019)

Please join our community for our family Shabbat celebrations that welcome Shabbat with warmth and energy. Family Shabbat services take place each week of Shoresh, our Shabbat-based religious school program. Family Shabbat services lead into a community candle-lighting, where our entire Shabbat evening community joins together to light candles, make Kiddush and Motzi, and bless each other with the Priestly Benediction.

You're welcome anytime - come on in and make a name tag!

Dates without Shoresh or a family Shabbat celebration can be found on our calendar: https://www.kamii.org/calendar.


Location:
1100 E Hyde Park Blvd
Chicago IL, 60615


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


Web Page Invitation

Shalom Shabbat - New time!

Saturday, May 11, 2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Saturday, between 3/2/2019 - 6/29/2019)

Shalom Shabbat is Anshe Emet's well-loved Shabbat morning service for children 4 and under and their families, every Shabbat morning at 11am (new time starting March 2). Join us for singing, dancing with the Torah, great stories, and Kiddush. Kiddush Lunch always follows a little after noon. Stay and hang out. 11AM-noon every Shabbat. Babysitting available for kids 18 mo and up starting at 9:30am.

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


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


Web Page

Miller Intro to Judaism Course

Sunday, May 12, 2019 10:00 AM - 12:15 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Sunday, between 10/14/2018 - 6/9/2019)

Looking to convert to Judaism?
Born Jewish and want to know more?
Sharing your life with a Jew and want to crack the code?

West Suburban Temple Har Zion is an synagogue affiliate teaching the Miller Introduction to Judaism's signature Intro course. The course explores Jewish culture, history, and wisdom in a setting where questions are more important than answers. Classes are joined with beautiful Shabbat celebrations, supportive discussion groups, individualized Hebrew reading instruction, and many opportunities for interactive, experiential learning.

All are welcome.
Babysitting/childcare is available upon request.

Fees: Book fee of $20, payments for babysitters, Shabbat Dinner fee $20.


Location:
West Suburban Temple Har Zion
1040 N. Harlem Ave
River Forest IL, 60305


Contact:
Stacey Flint
sflint@wsthz.org
708-366-9000


Web Page

The Get Together

Monday, May 13, 2019 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, between 2/18/2019 - 5/20/2019)

The Get Together is a group for parents, grandparents, caregivers and children ages newborn until the 5th birthday. The Get Together offers the following opportunities to families with young children:
- Meet others with young children
- Get away from feeling cooped up and isolated
- Share experiences, ideas, and concerns with others and staff whose skills are in family and child development
- Discuss developmental issues and watch them unfold as children play.

A fee of $25 per family per visit is charged. A fee adjustment is available according to family size and income. All attendees are required to complete the initial paperwork before attending the group.

We are able to accommodate 20 people in our Get Together group:
http://jcfs.org/events/get-together-0. Phone ahead to reserve a space for your family: 773.765.3100.


Location:
Virginia Frank Child Development Center at JCFS
6639 N. Kedzie
Chicago IL, 60645


Contact:
Mollie Reed
MollieReed@jcfs.org
773-765-3127


Web Page

Glick Family Camp 2019

Friday, May 17, 2019 9:00 AM - Sunday, May 19, 2019 3:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

Relax with your loved ones, mingle with other families, and enjoy the outdoors on 181 acres of Illinois countryside at Camp Henry Horner/Camp Red Leaf in Ingleside, IL. Glick Family Camp is for children diagnosed with developmental disabilities and their families. Camp staff will lead children in a variety of creative, stimulating, and fun activities. A JCFS staff member is assigned to each family for the weekend. Get ready for a weekend of campfires, canoeing, crafts, and fun!

Cost: $110 per person, partial scholarships are available!

Contact Tammy Besser to register at 773.765.3159 or email TamaraBesser@jcfs.org. Registration is required to participate in camp weekend.


Location:
Camp Henry Horner/Camp Red Leaf
26710 W Nippersink Rd
Ingleside IL, 60041


Contact:
Tammy Besser
TamaraBesser@jcfs.org
773-765-3159



Family Shabbat celebration

Friday, May 17, 2019 6:00 PM - 6:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Friday, between 3/1/2019 - 5/31/2019)

Please join our community for our family Shabbat celebrations that welcome Shabbat with warmth and energy. Family Shabbat services take place each week of Shoresh, our Shabbat-based religious school program. Family Shabbat services lead into a community candle-lighting, where our entire Shabbat evening community joins together to light candles, make Kiddush and Motzi, and bless each other with the Priestly Benediction.

You're welcome anytime - come on in and make a name tag!

Dates without Shoresh or a family Shabbat celebration can be found on our calendar: https://www.kamii.org/calendar.


Location:
1100 E Hyde Park Blvd
Chicago IL, 60615


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


Web Page Invitation

Tot Shabbat

Saturday, May 18, 2019 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

Our adventures this school year end this month with a special journey to Israel. Join our pretend adventures as we sing songs, tell stories, and do movement-based activities to learn about Israel in honor of Yom haAtzma'ut, Israeli Independence Day. Songs, stories, and movement are at 9:30 am in the chapel. Free play and snack (including coffee for the adults!) is in the youth lounge at 10:00 am.

Location:
1100 E Hyde Park Blvd
Chicago IL, 60615


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


Web Page

Shalom Shabbat - New time!

Saturday, May 18, 2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Saturday, between 3/2/2019 - 6/29/2019)

Shalom Shabbat is Anshe Emet's well-loved Shabbat morning service for children 4 and under and their families, every Shabbat morning at 11am (new time starting March 2). Join us for singing, dancing with the Torah, great stories, and Kiddush. Kiddush Lunch always follows a little after noon. Stay and hang out. 11AM-noon every Shabbat. Babysitting available for kids 18 mo and up starting at 9:30am.

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


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


Web Page

Shalom Chaverim ("Welcome, Friends!"): Jewish Playgroup for 0-3 and a grown-up

Sunday, May 19, 2019 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM <Add to Calendar>

Explore Judaism through the textures, sights, sounds, smells, and rhythms of the Jewish year with our experienced Jewish educator, Morah Amy. Join Shalom Chaverim ("Welcome, Friends!") for stories, singing, arts, playing and more! Shalom Chaverim is for children ages 0-3 with a grown-up.

Location:
5200 S. Hyde Park Blvd.
Chicago IL, 60615


Contact:
Rebecca Milder
jewish.enrichment.center@gmail.com
773-234-9403



Miller Intro to Judaism Course

Sunday, May 19, 2019 10:00 AM - 12:15 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Sunday, between 10/14/2018 - 6/9/2019)

Looking to convert to Judaism?
Born Jewish and want to know more?
Sharing your life with a Jew and want to crack the code?

West Suburban Temple Har Zion is an synagogue affiliate teaching the Miller Introduction to Judaism's signature Intro course. The course explores Jewish culture, history, and wisdom in a setting where questions are more important than answers. Classes are joined with beautiful Shabbat celebrations, supportive discussion groups, individualized Hebrew reading instruction, and many opportunities for interactive, experiential learning.

All are welcome.
Babysitting/childcare is available upon request.

Fees: Book fee of $20, payments for babysitters, Shabbat Dinner fee $20.


Location:
West Suburban Temple Har Zion
1040 N. Harlem Ave
River Forest IL, 60305


Contact:
Stacey Flint
sflint@wsthz.org
708-366-9000


Web Page

Tot-Circle Early Childhood Classes

Sunday, May 19, 2019 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM <Add to Calendar>

Join The Chicago Workmen's Circle for our regularly scheduled parent-and-me early childhood programming. Our dynamic classes for 0-4 year olds include age-appropriate Jewish cultural education through hands-on activities, interactive Yiddish learning, movement songs, and story time.
$10 per child. Free for Workmen's Circle Members.


The Workmen's Circle is a Jewish social justice organization that powers progressive Jewish identity through cultural engagement, Yiddish language learning, multigenerational education, and social justice activism. Learn more at http://circlechicago.org


Location:
4700 North Ravenswood Avenue
#suite b
Chicago IL, 60640


Contact:
David Ladon
DLadon@circle.org
303-908-8732


Web Page

Kids in the kitchen-cooking club

Sunday, May 19, 2019 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

Is your child between the ages of 4 and 11 and likes to cook? Are you proud to be Jewish and want to hang out with other Jewish Kids? If so, this club is for you!

Kids in the Kitchen will transform your cooking interest into new skills. All food will be prepared with a tasty goal in mind and some examples are calzones, desserts, salads, Kugels, bourekas, and more! We will will learn the cooking basics, self-sufficiency, kitchen safety, all with a Jewish twist. Each month we will focus on one part of a traditional meal from appetizers to desserts


Location:
655 W Irving Park Rd
Party room on the 2nd floor
Chicago IL, 60613


Contact:
Devorah Leah Kotlarsky
devlay@gmail.com
773-853-1284


Register Online

The Get Together

Monday, May 20, 2019 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, between 2/18/2019 - 5/20/2019)

The Get Together is a group for parents, grandparents, caregivers and children ages newborn until the 5th birthday. The Get Together offers the following opportunities to families with young children:
- Meet others with young children
- Get away from feeling cooped up and isolated
- Share experiences, ideas, and concerns with others and staff whose skills are in family and child development
- Discuss developmental issues and watch them unfold as children play.

A fee of $25 per family per visit is charged. A fee adjustment is available according to family size and income. All attendees are required to complete the initial paperwork before attending the group.

We are able to accommodate 20 people in our Get Together group:
http://jcfs.org/events/get-together-0. Phone ahead to reserve a space for your family: 773.765.3100.


Location:
Virginia Frank Child Development Center at JCFS
6639 N. Kedzie
Chicago IL, 60645


Contact:
Mollie Reed
MollieReed@jcfs.org
773-765-3127


Web Page

Philip M. & Ethel Klutznick Lecture in Jewish Civilization

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

The Crown Family Center for Jewish And Israel Studies At Northwestern University & The Jewish Federation Of Metropolitan Chicago proudly present the Philip M. & Ethel Klutznick Lecture in Jewish Civilization.

Location:
Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University Campus
50 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston IL, 60208


Contact:
Lily Booker
LilyBooker@juf.org
312-357-4675



Family Shabbat celebration

Friday, May 24, 2019 6:00 PM - 6:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Friday, between 3/1/2019 - 5/31/2019)

Please join our community for our family Shabbat celebrations that welcome Shabbat with warmth and energy. Family Shabbat services take place each week of Shoresh, our Shabbat-based religious school program. Family Shabbat services lead into a community candle-lighting, where our entire Shabbat evening community joins together to light candles, make Kiddush and Motzi, and bless each other with the Priestly Benediction.

You're welcome anytime - come on in and make a name tag!

Dates without Shoresh or a family Shabbat celebration can be found on our calendar: https://www.kamii.org/calendar.


Location:
1100 E Hyde Park Blvd
Chicago IL, 60615


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


Web Page Invitation

Shalom Shabbat - New time!

Saturday, May 25, 2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Saturday, between 3/2/2019 - 6/29/2019)

Shalom Shabbat is Anshe Emet's well-loved Shabbat morning service for children 4 and under and their families, every Shabbat morning at 11am (new time starting March 2). Join us for singing, dancing with the Torah, great stories, and Kiddush. Kiddush Lunch always follows a little after noon. Stay and hang out. 11AM-noon every Shabbat. Babysitting available for kids 18 mo and up starting at 9:30am.

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


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


Web Page

Miller Intro to Judaism Course

Sunday, May 26, 2019 10:00 AM - 12:15 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Sunday, between 10/14/2018 - 6/9/2019)

Looking to convert to Judaism?
Born Jewish and want to know more?
Sharing your life with a Jew and want to crack the code?

West Suburban Temple Har Zion is an synagogue affiliate teaching the Miller Introduction to Judaism's signature Intro course. The course explores Jewish culture, history, and wisdom in a setting where questions are more important than answers. Classes are joined with beautiful Shabbat celebrations, supportive discussion groups, individualized Hebrew reading instruction, and many opportunities for interactive, experiential learning.

All are welcome.
Babysitting/childcare is available upon request.

Fees: Book fee of $20, payments for babysitters, Shabbat Dinner fee $20.


Location:
West Suburban Temple Har Zion
1040 N. Harlem Ave
River Forest IL, 60305


Contact:
Stacey Flint
sflint@wsthz.org
708-366-9000


Web Page

Family Shabbat celebration

Friday, May 31, 2019 6:00 PM - 6:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Friday, between 3/1/2019 - 5/31/2019)

Please join our community for our family Shabbat celebrations that welcome Shabbat with warmth and energy. Family Shabbat services take place each week of Shoresh, our Shabbat-based religious school program. Family Shabbat services lead into a community candle-lighting, where our entire Shabbat evening community joins together to light candles, make Kiddush and Motzi, and bless each other with the Priestly Benediction.

You're welcome anytime - come on in and make a name tag!

Dates without Shoresh or a family Shabbat celebration can be found on our calendar: https://www.kamii.org/calendar.


Location:
1100 E Hyde Park Blvd
Chicago IL, 60615


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


Web Page Invitation

Mini Mishkan | City

Saturday, June 1, 2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

Families with kids 0-2 gather together on Saturday mornings 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


Register Online

Shalom Shabbat - New time!

Saturday, June 1, 2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Saturday, between 3/2/2019 - 6/29/2019)

Shalom Shabbat is Anshe Emet's well-loved Shabbat morning service for children 4 and under and their families, every Shabbat morning at 11am (new time starting March 2). Join us for singing, dancing with the Torah, great stories, and Kiddush. Kiddush Lunch always follows a little after noon. Stay and hang out. 11AM-noon every Shabbat. Babysitting available for kids 18 mo and up starting at 9:30am.

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


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


Web Page

Miller Intro to Judaism Course

Sunday, June 2, 2019 10:00 AM - 12:15 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Sunday, between 10/14/2018 - 6/9/2019)

Looking to convert to Judaism?
Born Jewish and want to know more?
Sharing your life with a Jew and want to crack the code?

West Suburban Temple Har Zion is an synagogue affiliate teaching the Miller Introduction to Judaism's signature Intro course. The course explores Jewish culture, history, and wisdom in a setting where questions are more important than answers. Classes are joined with beautiful Shabbat celebrations, supportive discussion groups, individualized Hebrew reading instruction, and many opportunities for interactive, experiential learning.

All are welcome.
Babysitting/childcare is available upon request.

Fees: Book fee of $20, payments for babysitters, Shabbat Dinner fee $20.


Location:
West Suburban Temple Har Zion
1040 N. Harlem Ave
River Forest IL, 60305


Contact:
Stacey Flint
sflint@wsthz.org
708-366-9000


Web Page

Tot-Circle Early Childhood Classes

Sunday, June 2, 2019 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM <Add to Calendar>

Join The Chicago Workmen's Circle for our drop-in, parent-and-me early childhood programming. Our dynamic classes for 0-4 year olds include age-appropriate Jewish cultural education through hands-on activities, interactive Yiddish learning, movement songs, and story time.
$10 per child. Free for Workmen's Circle Members.


The Workmen's Circle is a Jewish social justice organization that powers progressive Jewish identity through cultural engagement, Yiddish language learning, multigenerational education, and social justice activism. Learn more at http://circlechicago.org


Location:
4700 North Ravenswood Avenue
#suite b
Chicago IL, 60640


Contact:
David Ladon
DLadon@circle.org
303-908-8732


Web Page

Shabbat Yeladim

Friday, June 7, 2019 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Monthly on the First Friday of every month between 2/2/2019 - 6/7/2019)

A fun Shabbat experience for families with children ages 7 and younger. Older siblings and gardnparents are welcome to attend and participate! Evening begings at 5:30 pm with complimentary pizza and pasta follow at 6:00 pm by prayers, singing, story, craft and oneg. RSVP requested for dinner, no charge. February theme is Jewish Bedtime Rituals - wear your favorite PJs!

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


Contact:
Shaina A Farwell
sfarwell@templebeth-el.org
847-205-9982


Web Page

Shalom Shabbat - New time!

Saturday, June 8, 2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Saturday, between 3/2/2019 - 6/29/2019)

Shalom Shabbat is Anshe Emet's well-loved Shabbat morning service for children 4 and under and their families, every Shabbat morning at 11am (new time starting March 2). Join us for singing, dancing with the Torah, great stories, and Kiddush. Kiddush Lunch always follows a little after noon. Stay and hang out. 11AM-noon every Shabbat. Babysitting available for kids 18 mo and up starting at 9:30am.

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


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


Web Page

Miller Intro to Judaism Course

Sunday, June 9, 2019 10:00 AM - 12:15 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Sunday, between 10/14/2018 - 6/9/2019)

Looking to convert to Judaism?
Born Jewish and want to know more?
Sharing your life with a Jew and want to crack the code?

West Suburban Temple Har Zion is an synagogue affiliate teaching the Miller Introduction to Judaism's signature Intro course. The course explores Jewish culture, history, and wisdom in a setting where questions are more important than answers. Classes are joined with beautiful Shabbat celebrations, supportive discussion groups, individualized Hebrew reading instruction, and many opportunities for interactive, experiential learning.

All are welcome.
Babysitting/childcare is available upon request.

Fees: Book fee of $20, payments for babysitters, Shabbat Dinner fee $20.


Location:
West Suburban Temple Har Zion
1040 N. Harlem Ave
River Forest IL, 60305


Contact:
Stacey Flint
sflint@wsthz.org
708-366-9000


Web Page

Shalom Shabbat - New time!

Saturday, June 15, 2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Saturday, between 3/2/2019 - 6/29/2019)

Shalom Shabbat is Anshe Emet's well-loved Shabbat morning service for children 4 and under and their families, every Shabbat morning at 11am (new time starting March 2). Join us for singing, dancing with the Torah, great stories, and Kiddush. Kiddush Lunch always follows a little after noon. Stay and hang out. 11AM-noon every Shabbat. Babysitting available for kids 18 mo and up starting at 9:30am.

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


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


Web Page

Shalom Shabbat - New time!

Saturday, June 22, 2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Saturday, between 3/2/2019 - 6/29/2019)

Shalom Shabbat is Anshe Emet's well-loved Shabbat morning service for children 4 and under and their families, every Shabbat morning at 11am (new time starting March 2). Join us for singing, dancing with the Torah, great stories, and Kiddush. Kiddush Lunch always follows a little after noon. Stay and hang out. 11AM-noon every Shabbat. Babysitting available for kids 18 mo and up starting at 9:30am.

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


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


Web Page

Shalom Shabbat - New time!

Saturday, June 29, 2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Saturday, between 3/2/2019 - 6/29/2019)

Shalom Shabbat is Anshe Emet's well-loved Shabbat morning service for children 4 and under and their families, every Shabbat morning at 11am (new time starting March 2). Join us for singing, dancing with the Torah, great stories, and Kiddush. Kiddush Lunch always follows a little after noon. Stay and hang out. 11AM-noon every Shabbat. Babysitting available for kids 18 mo and up starting at 9:30am.

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


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


Web Page

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