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The Get Together

Monday, December 9, 2019 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, between 11/18/2019 - 6/8/2020)

The Get Together provides an opportunity for parents to meet with other parents with young children. Parents share ideas and concerns with each other and to professional staff while their children play and explore together.

The Get Together will not meet on the following Mondays: 12/23/19; 12/30/19; 4/13/20; 5/25/20.


Location:
Virginia Frank Child Development Center, Abe & Ida Cooper
6639 N Kedzie Ave
Chicago IL, 60645


Contact:
Mollie Reed, M.Ed
MollieReed@JCFS.org
773-765-3100



Fall Therapy Groups - Roots Girl Group

Monday, December 9, 2019 4:45 PM - 6:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, between 10/28/2019 - 12/30/2019)

Our therapy groups help kids understand and manage their emotions, while learning to interact with others in order to build healthy relationships with peers and adults.

Address anxiety in social situations
Teach skills for conflict resolution
Provide a supportive environment to talk through feelings
Practice flexibility in group settings
Increase understanding of other’s perspective
Contact Alissa Rotblatt to register. Ages 7-11.


Location:
Joy Faith Knapp Children's Center
3145 W. Pratt Blvd
Chicago IL, 60645


Contact:
Alissa Rotblatt
AlissaRotblatt@jcfs.org
773-467-3769



Food Adventurers

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Tuesday, between 10/8/2019 - 12/17/2019)

Join us for an hour of food exploration every Tuesday. We’ll have a great time prepping, cooking and exploring foods to make food time a fun time. We welcome all children who are working on oral-motor skills, sensory aversions or medically complex feeding needs including decreasing feeding tube dependency.

The Food Adventurers will be led by a Speech-Language Pathologist with consultation from Occupational Therapists and Psychologists. All ages welcome.

This group also meets on Thursdays from 10-11am at the Elaine Kersten Children’s Center. We bill insurance and offer a self-pay rate. Please contact Megan Kowalski in order to register.


Location:
Abe and Ida Cooper Center
6639 N Kedzie Ave.
Chicago IL, 60645


Contact:
Megan Kowalski
megankowalski@jcfs.org
847-412-4335



Fall Therapy Groups - Roots Boy Group

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Tuesday, between 10/29/2019 - 12/31/2019)

Our therapy groups help kids understand and manage their emotions, while learning to interact with others in order to build healthy relationships with peers and adults.

Address anxiety in social situations
Teach skills for conflict resolution
Provide a supportive environment to talk through feelings
Practice flexibility in group settings
Increase understanding of other’s perspective.

Contact Alissa Rotblatt to register. Ages 7-11.


Location:
Joy Faith Knapp Children's Center
3145 W. Pratt Blvd
Chicago IL, 60645


Contact:
Alissa Rotblatt
AlissaRotblatt@jcfs.org
773-467-3769



Fall Therapy Groups - G.I.R.L. Girls in Real Life

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Tuesday, between 10/29/2019 - 12/31/2019)

Our therapy groups help kids understand and manage their emotions, while learning to interact with others in order to build healthy relationships with peers and adults.

Address anxiety in social situations
Teach skills for conflict resolution
Provide a supportive environment to talk through feelings
Practice flexibility in group settings
Increase understanding of other’s perspective.

G.I.R.L. Girls in Real Life is an Ongoing therapy group to process life stressors, attachment, family dynamics. Contact Alissa Rotblatt to register. Ages 10-12.


Location:
Joy Faith Knapp Children's Center
3145 W. Pratt Blvd
Chicago IL, 60645


Contact:
Alissa Rotblatt
AlissaRotblatt@jcfs.org
773-467-3769



"A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood" Screening

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

Join JUF Young Families and JUF Education as we watch and discuss the film,
"A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood" as a community. Tom Hanks portrays Mister Rogers in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, a timely story of kindness triumphing over cynicism, based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod. After a jaded magazine writer (Emmy winner Matthew Rhys) is assigned a profile of Fred Rogers, he overcomes his skepticism, learning about kindness, love and forgiveness from America’s most beloved neighbor.


Location:
Century Theater
1715 Maple St
Evanston IL, 60201


Contact:
JUF Young Families
jaclynrassner@juf.org
312-447-4957


Register Online

Fall Therapy Groups - Little Roots

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, between 10/30/2019 - 12/18/2019)

Our therapy groups help kids understand and manage their emotions, while learning to interact with others in order to build healthy relationships with peers and adults.

Address anxiety in social situations
Teach skills for conflict resolution
Provide a supportive environment to talk through feelings.

Practice flexibility in group settings
Increase understanding of other’s perspective.

Contact Alissa Rotblatt to register. Ages 5-7.


Location:
Joy Faith Knapp Children's Center
3145 W. Pratt Blvd
Chicago IL, 60645


Contact:
Alissa Rotblatt
AlissaRotblatt@jcfs.org
773-467-3769



Fall Therapy Groups - Roots Girl Group

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, between 10/30/2019 - 12/18/2019)

Our therapy groups help kids understand and manage their emotions, while learning to interact with others in order to build healthy relationships with peers and adults.

Address anxiety in social situations
Teach skills for conflict resolution
Provide a supportive environment to talk through feelings.

Practice flexibility in group settings
Increase understanding of other’s perspective.

Contact Alissa Rotblatt to register. Ages 7-11.


Location:
Joy Faith Knapp Children's Center
3145 W. Pratt Blvd
Chicago IL, 60645


Contact:
Alissa Rotblatt
AlissaRotblatt@jcfs.org
773-467-3769



Food Adventurers

Thursday, December 12, 2019 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Thursday, between 10/3/2019 - 12/19/2019)

Join us for an hour of food exploration every Thursday. We’ll have a great time prepping, cooking and exploring foods to make food time a fun time. We welcome all children who are working on oral-motor skills, sensory aversions or medically complex feeding needs including decreasing feeding tube dependency.

The Food Adventurers will be led by a Speech-Language Pathologist with consultation from Occupational Therapists and Psychologists. All ages welcome.

This group also meets on Tuesdays from 3:45pm-4:45pm at the Abe and Ida Cooper Center. We bill insurance and offer a self-pay rate. Please contact Megan Kowalski in order to register.


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


Contact:
Megan Kowalski
megankowalski@jcfs.org
847-412-4335



Sprout Shabbat Adult-Tot Program

Friday, December 13, 2019 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Friday, between 10/4/2019 - 5/22/2020)

This class provides time for toddlers and parent/caregiver to spend a relaxing morning together in a warm, stimulating setting, with other children and a nurturing teacher. Art experiences, songs, and stories are offered, as well as an opportunity for exploration and play in a classroom and playroom. Jewish holiday songs and Judaic theme activities are introduced. This class offers a great opportunity for families to meet each other and share experiences. Shabbat is celebrated each week. Registration required.

Location:
303 Dodge Ave.
Evanston IL, 60202


Contact:
Shelli Patt
spatt@jrc-evanston.org
847-328-7678


Register Online

Young Families Shabbat Dinner and Service with Congregation Beth Judea

Friday, December 13, 2019 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

Congregation Beth Judea invites families with young children to come join us as we celebrate Hanukkah at our Shabbat Dinner and Service on December 13, 2019. Young children service is at 5:30 p.m., Dinner at 6:15 p.m. and Adult Shabbat services at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $15/Adults, $7 for children 6 through 12, and $5 for children 5 and younger. Families are $36. Dinner is Deli, Latkes, Vegetables and Salad. Further information and RSVP to 847-634-0777.

Location:
Congregation Beth Judea
N. Ill Rt. 83 at Hilltop Road
Long Grove IL, 60047


Contact:
Lisa Neiman
lneiman@bethjudea.org
847-634-0777


Web Page

Family Shabbat celebration

Friday, December 13, 2019 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Friday, between 9/6/2019 - 5/31/2020)

Our family Shabbat celebration is an energetic, musical worship experience for families with young and school-age children. It includes English and Hebrew prayers and songs and is open to anyone that would like to attend. At the end of this casual, accessible service we gather our entire community to light candles, make Kiddush, and say the family blessing together.

Family Shabbat celebrations occur each Friday September through May that Shoresh meets. Check our calendar at https://www.kamii.org/cal for the full schedule.


Location:
KAM Isaiah Israel
1100 E Hyde Park Blvd
Chicago IL, 60615


Contact:
Lauren Reeves, KAM Isaiah Israel
lreeves@kamii.org
773-924-1234


Web Page

Shalom Shabbat at Anshe Emet

Saturday, December 14, 2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Saturday, between 6/6/2019 - 12/28/2019)

Shalom Shabbat is Anshe Emet's well-loved Shabbat morning service for children 4 and under and their families, every Shabbat morning at 11am. 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

Grace and The Hanukkah Miracle

Saturday, December 14, 2019 2:00 PM - 2:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Sunday, Saturday, between 12/1/2019 - 1/5/2020)

A glimpse into a family's traditions, celebrations and struggles over generations, Grace and the Hanukkah Miracle is an interfaith immersive experience designed for families of all beliefs, for those who like to solve puzzles and riddles, celebrate with friends, time travel and just be a part of an exciting story. This production is 55 minutes and is recommended for people of all ages.

The performance schedule is Saturdays at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Please note: there is no show on Sunday, Dec. 15. Tickets are $25 and are available at ChicagoImmersive.com or by calling the Chicago Immersive office, 773-236-2172.


Location:
Grace Lutheran Church
1430 South Blvd.
Evanston IL, 60202


Contact:
abbey francis
abbey@shoutchicago.com
805-441-5032


Web Page

Sunday School Try Out at Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation

Sunday, December 15, 2019 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Sunday, between 9/22/2019 - 5/3/2020)

Are you thinking about how to expose your children to Jewish culture and identity? Your family is welcome to ‘try out’ our Sunday School with your child joining their grade’s class for the day. Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation holds weekly Sunday School classes for students in 1st through 10th Grade 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 with no expectation of a 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 N. Waukegan Rd (park/enter through east/back)
Deerfield IL, 60015


Contact:
Ilana Shaffer, Youth Education Director
youthed@KolHadash.com
773-209-8266


Web Page

Hanukkah Happenings with Congregation Beth Judea

Sunday, December 15, 2019 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

Congregation Beth Judea invites the community to join us at Hawthorn Mall on Sunday, December 15, 2019, as we celebrate Hanukkah with other Jewish families in the area. Our program is from 10-11:30 a.m., includes live entertainment and is free and open to all. Further information is available at 847-634-0777.

Location:
Hawthorn Mall
Vernon Hills IL, 60061


Contact:
Lisa Neiman
lneiman@bethjudea.org
847-634-0777


Web Page

Sunday Funday

Sunday, December 15, 2019 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

Hillel Torah's Early Childhood Program invites current and prospective families to our Sunday Funday! Preschool and Kindergarten children and their parents are invited to a fun-filled morning at our preschool campus in Skokie. Join us for a morning of experiential and interactive Chanukah related activities led by our engaging and talented teachers.

Location:
8825 East Prairie Rd
Skokie IL, 60076


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



Chanukah Story Time with Brocha at Barnes and Noble

Sunday, December 15, 2019 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

Join us for The Jewish Storytime series at Barnes and Noble- Chanukah Edition!

Get into the Holiday spirit by bringing your children to learn about how Chanukah is celebrated.
Children will be treated to an animated reading of Chanukah stories, dance to traditional Chanukah songs and make a holiday craft

This event is geared for children ages 0-5 years. Siblings are welcome.

This event is free of charge. RSVP is appreciated
(Hit going on the facebook invite or email brocha@jewishlincolnpark.com)


Location:
1441 West Webster Ave
Chicago IL, 60614


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


Web Page

Grace and The Hanukkah Miracle

Sunday, December 15, 2019 2:00 PM - 2:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Sunday, Saturday, between 12/1/2019 - 1/5/2020)

A glimpse into a family's traditions, celebrations and struggles over generations, Grace and the Hanukkah Miracle is an interfaith immersive experience designed for families of all beliefs, for those who like to solve puzzles and riddles, celebrate with friends, time travel and just be a part of an exciting story. This production is 55 minutes and is recommended for people of all ages.

The performance schedule is Saturdays at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Please note: there is no show on Sunday, Dec. 15. Tickets are $25 and are available at ChicagoImmersive.com or by calling the Chicago Immersive office, 773-236-2172.


Location:
Grace Lutheran Church
1430 South Blvd.
Evanston IL, 60202


Contact:
abbey francis
abbey@shoutchicago.com
805-441-5032


Web Page

Adoptive Families Hanukkah Bowl

Sunday, December 15, 2019 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

JCFS Chicago invites Adoptive and Prospective Adoptive Families to celebrate Hanukkah together. Enjoy bowling, socializing, latkes, snacks and more. This event will be fun for all ages! We hope you can join us.

To register, contact Marsha Raynes at 847.745.5408 or at marsharaynes@jcfs.org . This event costs $15 per bowler, and $5 per non-bowler.


Location:
Wilmette Bowling Center
1903 Schiller Avenue
Wilmette IL, 60091


Contact:
Marsha Raynes
marsharaynes@jcfs.org
847-745-5408



Chanukah Concert with Cantors Cotler

Sunday, December 15, 2019 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

Cantor Kyle Cotler and his father, Grammy Award winning composer Cantor Doug Cotler, present a miraculous musical experience for all ages. This concert will feature many of your favorite Chanukah tunes and some new melodies as well! You’ll laugh, you’ll cry (from laughing), and you’ll revel in the stories and music which will enliven the holiday spirit. Special performance by the Jr. Choir.

Location:
1224 Dempster
Evanston IL, 60202


Contact:
Alyssa Schor
alyssa.schor@zenogroup.com
312-396-9713


Web Page

The Get Together

Monday, December 16, 2019 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, between 11/18/2019 - 6/8/2020)

The Get Together provides an opportunity for parents to meet with other parents with young children. Parents share ideas and concerns with each other and to professional staff while their children play and explore together.

The Get Together will not meet on the following Mondays: 12/23/19; 12/30/19; 4/13/20; 5/25/20.


Location:
Virginia Frank Child Development Center, Abe & Ida Cooper
6639 N Kedzie Ave
Chicago IL, 60645


Contact:
Mollie Reed, M.Ed
MollieReed@JCFS.org
773-765-3100



Fall Therapy Groups - Roots Girl Group

Monday, December 16, 2019 4:45 PM - 6:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, between 10/28/2019 - 12/30/2019)

Our therapy groups help kids understand and manage their emotions, while learning to interact with others in order to build healthy relationships with peers and adults.

Address anxiety in social situations
Teach skills for conflict resolution
Provide a supportive environment to talk through feelings
Practice flexibility in group settings
Increase understanding of other’s perspective
Contact Alissa Rotblatt to register. Ages 7-11.


Location:
Joy Faith Knapp Children's Center
3145 W. Pratt Blvd
Chicago IL, 60645


Contact:
Alissa Rotblatt
AlissaRotblatt@jcfs.org
773-467-3769



Jewish Holidays 101: Hanukkah Storytime - These Little Lights of Mine

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 10:00 AM - 10:45 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

Food Adventurers

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Tuesday, between 10/8/2019 - 12/17/2019)

Join us for an hour of food exploration every Tuesday. We’ll have a great time prepping, cooking and exploring foods to make food time a fun time. We welcome all children who are working on oral-motor skills, sensory aversions or medically complex feeding needs including decreasing feeding tube dependency.

The Food Adventurers will be led by a Speech-Language Pathologist with consultation from Occupational Therapists and Psychologists. All ages welcome.

This group also meets on Thursdays from 10-11am at the Elaine Kersten Children’s Center. We bill insurance and offer a self-pay rate. Please contact Megan Kowalski in order to register.


Location:
Abe and Ida Cooper Center
6639 N Kedzie Ave.
Chicago IL, 60645


Contact:
Megan Kowalski
megankowalski@jcfs.org
847-412-4335



Fall Therapy Groups - Roots Boy Group

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Tuesday, between 10/29/2019 - 12/31/2019)

Our therapy groups help kids understand and manage their emotions, while learning to interact with others in order to build healthy relationships with peers and adults.

Address anxiety in social situations
Teach skills for conflict resolution
Provide a supportive environment to talk through feelings
Practice flexibility in group settings
Increase understanding of other’s perspective.

Contact Alissa Rotblatt to register. Ages 7-11.


Location:
Joy Faith Knapp Children's Center
3145 W. Pratt Blvd
Chicago IL, 60645


Contact:
Alissa Rotblatt
AlissaRotblatt@jcfs.org
773-467-3769



Fall Therapy Groups - G.I.R.L. Girls in Real Life

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Tuesday, between 10/29/2019 - 12/31/2019)

Our therapy groups help kids understand and manage their emotions, while learning to interact with others in order to build healthy relationships with peers and adults.

Address anxiety in social situations
Teach skills for conflict resolution
Provide a supportive environment to talk through feelings
Practice flexibility in group settings
Increase understanding of other’s perspective.

G.I.R.L. Girls in Real Life is an Ongoing therapy group to process life stressors, attachment, family dynamics. Contact Alissa Rotblatt to register. Ages 10-12.


Location:
Joy Faith Knapp Children's Center
3145 W. Pratt Blvd
Chicago IL, 60645


Contact:
Alissa Rotblatt
AlissaRotblatt@jcfs.org
773-467-3769



Jewish Holidays 101: Hanukkah Storytime - These Little Lights of Mine

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 10:30 AM - 11:15 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:
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

Fall Therapy Groups - Little Roots

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, between 10/30/2019 - 12/18/2019)

Our therapy groups help kids understand and manage their emotions, while learning to interact with others in order to build healthy relationships with peers and adults.

Address anxiety in social situations
Teach skills for conflict resolution
Provide a supportive environment to talk through feelings.

Practice flexibility in group settings
Increase understanding of other’s perspective.

Contact Alissa Rotblatt to register. Ages 5-7.


Location:
Joy Faith Knapp Children's Center
3145 W. Pratt Blvd
Chicago IL, 60645


Contact:
Alissa Rotblatt
AlissaRotblatt@jcfs.org
773-467-3769



Fall Therapy Groups - Roots Girl Group

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, between 10/30/2019 - 12/18/2019)

Our therapy groups help kids understand and manage their emotions, while learning to interact with others in order to build healthy relationships with peers and adults.

Address anxiety in social situations
Teach skills for conflict resolution
Provide a supportive environment to talk through feelings.

Practice flexibility in group settings
Increase understanding of other’s perspective.

Contact Alissa Rotblatt to register. Ages 7-11.


Location:
Joy Faith Knapp Children's Center
3145 W. Pratt Blvd
Chicago IL, 60645


Contact:
Alissa Rotblatt
AlissaRotblatt@jcfs.org
773-467-3769



Food Adventurers

Thursday, December 19, 2019 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Thursday, between 10/3/2019 - 12/19/2019)

Join us for an hour of food exploration every Thursday. We’ll have a great time prepping, cooking and exploring foods to make food time a fun time. We welcome all children who are working on oral-motor skills, sensory aversions or medically complex feeding needs including decreasing feeding tube dependency.

The Food Adventurers will be led by a Speech-Language Pathologist with consultation from Occupational Therapists and Psychologists. All ages welcome.

This group also meets on Tuesdays from 3:45pm-4:45pm at the Abe and Ida Cooper Center. We bill insurance and offer a self-pay rate. Please contact Megan Kowalski in order to register.


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


Contact:
Megan Kowalski
megankowalski@jcfs.org
847-412-4335



Sprout Shabbat Adult-Tot Program

Friday, December 20, 2019 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Friday, between 10/4/2019 - 5/22/2020)

This class provides time for toddlers and parent/caregiver to spend a relaxing morning together in a warm, stimulating setting, with other children and a nurturing teacher. Art experiences, songs, and stories are offered, as well as an opportunity for exploration and play in a classroom and playroom. Jewish holiday songs and Judaic theme activities are introduced. This class offers a great opportunity for families to meet each other and share experiences. Shabbat is celebrated each week. Registration required.

Location:
303 Dodge Ave.
Evanston IL, 60202


Contact:
Shelli Patt
spatt@jrc-evanston.org
847-328-7678


Register Online

Tot Shabbat

Friday, December 20, 2019 5:15 PM - 6:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

Join us for a fun and casual event that is lively and musical—and tailored to young, energetic kids. Tot Shabbat will include songs, stories, movement, a snack, and free play. And coffee for you! This month, we're meeting on Friday evening at 5:15 pm as part of our congregation's Chanukah extravaganza, and we'll explore the sense of sight and the Chanukah lights. If you'd like to join us for the congregational dinner at 6:30 pm, please RSVP on our website. Otherwise, no RSVP is needed.

Location:
KAM Isaiah Israel
1100 E Hyde Park Blvd
Chicago IL, 60615


Contact:
Lauren Reeves, KAM Isaiah Israel
lreeves@kamii.org
773-924-1234


Web Page

Tot Shabbat

Friday, December 20, 2019 5:15 PM - 5:45 PM <Add to Calendar>

Join us for a Chanukah-themed Tot Shabbat as we continue our exploration of our senses this year. This event will focus on the sense of sight and seeing the Chanukah lights illuminate the world around us. Tot Shabbat is a lively, musical Shabbat experience tailored to young kids, and it will include songs, stories, and movement. If you would like to come to the Shabbat dinner at 6:30 pm, RSVP at www.kamii.org.

Location:
KAM Isaiah Israel
5039 S Greenwood Ave
Chicago IL, 60615


Contact:
Lauren Reeves, KAM Isaiah Israel
lreeves@kamii.org
773-924-1234


Web Page

Family Shabbat celebration

Friday, December 20, 2019 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Friday, between 9/6/2019 - 5/31/2020)

Our family Shabbat celebration is an energetic, musical worship experience for families with young and school-age children. It includes English and Hebrew prayers and songs and is open to anyone that would like to attend. At the end of this casual, accessible service we gather our entire community to light candles, make Kiddush, and say the family blessing together.

Family Shabbat celebrations occur each Friday September through May that Shoresh meets. Check our calendar at https://www.kamii.org/cal for the full schedule.


Location:
KAM Isaiah Israel
1100 E Hyde Park Blvd
Chicago IL, 60615


Contact:
Lauren Reeves, KAM Isaiah Israel
lreeves@kamii.org
773-924-1234


Web Page

Shalom Shabbat at Anshe Emet

Saturday, December 21, 2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Saturday, between 6/6/2019 - 12/28/2019)

Shalom Shabbat is Anshe Emet's well-loved Shabbat morning service for children 4 and under and their families, every Shabbat morning at 11am. 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

Grace and The Hanukkah Miracle

Saturday, December 21, 2019 2:00 PM - 2:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Sunday, Saturday, between 12/1/2019 - 1/5/2020)

A glimpse into a family's traditions, celebrations and struggles over generations, Grace and the Hanukkah Miracle is an interfaith immersive experience designed for families of all beliefs, for those who like to solve puzzles and riddles, celebrate with friends, time travel and just be a part of an exciting story. This production is 55 minutes and is recommended for people of all ages.

The performance schedule is Saturdays at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Please note: there is no show on Sunday, Dec. 15. Tickets are $25 and are available at ChicagoImmersive.com or by calling the Chicago Immersive office, 773-236-2172.


Location:
Grace Lutheran Church
1430 South Blvd.
Evanston IL, 60202


Contact:
abbey francis
abbey@shoutchicago.com
805-441-5032


Web Page

Sunday School Try Out at Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation

Sunday, December 22, 2019 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Sunday, between 9/22/2019 - 5/3/2020)

Are you thinking about how to expose your children to Jewish culture and identity? Your family is welcome to ‘try out’ our Sunday School with your child joining their grade’s class for the day. Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation holds weekly Sunday School classes for students in 1st through 10th Grade 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 with no expectation of a 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 N. Waukegan Rd (park/enter through east/back)
Deerfield IL, 60015


Contact:
Ilana Shaffer, Youth Education Director
youthed@KolHadash.com
773-209-8266


Web Page

Grace and The Hanukkah Miracle

Sunday, December 22, 2019 2:00 PM - 2:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Sunday, Saturday, between 12/1/2019 - 1/5/2020)

A glimpse into a family's traditions, celebrations and struggles over generations, Grace and the Hanukkah Miracle is an interfaith immersive experience designed for families of all beliefs, for those who like to solve puzzles and riddles, celebrate with friends, time travel and just be a part of an exciting story. This production is 55 minutes and is recommended for people of all ages.

The performance schedule is Saturdays at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Please note: there is no show on Sunday, Dec. 15. Tickets are $25 and are available at ChicagoImmersive.com or by calling the Chicago Immersive office, 773-236-2172.


Location:
Grace Lutheran Church
1430 South Blvd.
Evanston IL, 60202


Contact:
abbey francis
abbey@shoutchicago.com
805-441-5032


Web Page

The Get Together

Monday, December 23, 2019 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, between 11/18/2019 - 6/8/2020)

The Get Together provides an opportunity for parents to meet with other parents with young children. Parents share ideas and concerns with each other and to professional staff while their children play and explore together.

The Get Together will not meet on the following Mondays: 12/23/19; 12/30/19; 4/13/20; 5/25/20.


Location:
Virginia Frank Child Development Center, Abe & Ida Cooper
6639 N Kedzie Ave
Chicago IL, 60645


Contact:
Mollie Reed, M.Ed
MollieReed@JCFS.org
773-765-3100



Fall Therapy Groups - Roots Girl Group

Monday, December 23, 2019 4:45 PM - 6:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, between 10/28/2019 - 12/30/2019)

Our therapy groups help kids understand and manage their emotions, while learning to interact with others in order to build healthy relationships with peers and adults.

Address anxiety in social situations
Teach skills for conflict resolution
Provide a supportive environment to talk through feelings
Practice flexibility in group settings
Increase understanding of other’s perspective
Contact Alissa Rotblatt to register. Ages 7-11.


Location:
Joy Faith Knapp Children's Center
3145 W. Pratt Blvd
Chicago IL, 60645


Contact:
Alissa Rotblatt
AlissaRotblatt@jcfs.org
773-467-3769



Fall Therapy Groups - Roots Boy Group

Tuesday, December 24, 2019 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Tuesday, between 10/29/2019 - 12/31/2019)

Our therapy groups help kids understand and manage their emotions, while learning to interact with others in order to build healthy relationships with peers and adults.

Address anxiety in social situations
Teach skills for conflict resolution
Provide a supportive environment to talk through feelings
Practice flexibility in group settings
Increase understanding of other’s perspective.

Contact Alissa Rotblatt to register. Ages 7-11.


Location:
Joy Faith Knapp Children's Center
3145 W. Pratt Blvd
Chicago IL, 60645


Contact:
Alissa Rotblatt
AlissaRotblatt@jcfs.org
773-467-3769



Fall Therapy Groups - G.I.R.L. Girls in Real Life

Tuesday, December 24, 2019 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Tuesday, between 10/29/2019 - 12/31/2019)

Our therapy groups help kids understand and manage their emotions, while learning to interact with others in order to build healthy relationships with peers and adults.

Address anxiety in social situations
Teach skills for conflict resolution
Provide a supportive environment to talk through feelings
Practice flexibility in group settings
Increase understanding of other’s perspective.

G.I.R.L. Girls in Real Life is an Ongoing therapy group to process life stressors, attachment, family dynamics. Contact Alissa Rotblatt to register. Ages 10-12.


Location:
Joy Faith Knapp Children's Center
3145 W. Pratt Blvd
Chicago IL, 60645


Contact:
Alissa Rotblatt
AlissaRotblatt@jcfs.org
773-467-3769



Sprout Shabbat Adult-Tot Program

Friday, December 27, 2019 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Friday, between 10/4/2019 - 5/22/2020)

This class provides time for toddlers and parent/caregiver to spend a relaxing morning together in a warm, stimulating setting, with other children and a nurturing teacher. Art experiences, songs, and stories are offered, as well as an opportunity for exploration and play in a classroom and playroom. Jewish holiday songs and Judaic theme activities are introduced. This class offers a great opportunity for families to meet each other and share experiences. Shabbat is celebrated each week. Registration required.

Location:
303 Dodge Ave.
Evanston IL, 60202


Contact:
Shelli Patt
spatt@jrc-evanston.org
847-328-7678


Register Online

Family Shabbat celebration

Friday, December 27, 2019 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Friday, between 9/6/2019 - 5/31/2020)

Our family Shabbat celebration is an energetic, musical worship experience for families with young and school-age children. It includes English and Hebrew prayers and songs and is open to anyone that would like to attend. At the end of this casual, accessible service we gather our entire community to light candles, make Kiddush, and say the family blessing together.

Family Shabbat celebrations occur each Friday September through May that Shoresh meets. Check our calendar at https://www.kamii.org/cal for the full schedule.


Location:
KAM Isaiah Israel
1100 E Hyde Park Blvd
Chicago IL, 60615


Contact:
Lauren Reeves, KAM Isaiah Israel
lreeves@kamii.org
773-924-1234


Web Page

Shabbat Chanukah

Friday, December 27, 2019 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

Celebrate the Shabbat during Chanukah with Temple Beth Israel! Following services, gather at an Oneg Shabbat to share dessert and conversation.

Location:
Temple Beth Israel
3601 Dempster
Skokie IL, 60076


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


Web Page

Shalom Shabbat at Anshe Emet

Saturday, December 28, 2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Saturday, between 6/6/2019 - 12/28/2019)

Shalom Shabbat is Anshe Emet's well-loved Shabbat morning service for children 4 and under and their families, every Shabbat morning at 11am. 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

Grace and The Hanukkah Miracle

Saturday, December 28, 2019 2:00 PM - 2:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Sunday, Saturday, between 12/1/2019 - 1/5/2020)

A glimpse into a family's traditions, celebrations and struggles over generations, Grace and the Hanukkah Miracle is an interfaith immersive experience designed for families of all beliefs, for those who like to solve puzzles and riddles, celebrate with friends, time travel and just be a part of an exciting story. This production is 55 minutes and is recommended for people of all ages.

The performance schedule is Saturdays at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Please note: there is no show on Sunday, Dec. 15. Tickets are $25 and are available at ChicagoImmersive.com or by calling the Chicago Immersive office, 773-236-2172.


Location:
Grace Lutheran Church
1430 South Blvd.
Evanston IL, 60202


Contact:
abbey francis
abbey@shoutchicago.com
805-441-5032


Web Page

Sunday School Try Out at Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation

Sunday, December 29, 2019 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Sunday, between 9/22/2019 - 5/3/2020)

Are you thinking about how to expose your children to Jewish culture and identity? Your family is welcome to ‘try out’ our Sunday School with your child joining their grade’s class for the day. Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation holds weekly Sunday School classes for students in 1st through 10th Grade 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 with no expectation of a 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 N. Waukegan Rd (park/enter through east/back)
Deerfield IL, 60015


Contact:
Ilana Shaffer, Youth Education Director
youthed@KolHadash.com
773-209-8266


Web Page

Grace and The Hanukkah Miracle

Sunday, December 29, 2019 2:00 PM - 2:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Sunday, Saturday, between 12/1/2019 - 1/5/2020)

A glimpse into a family's traditions, celebrations and struggles over generations, Grace and the Hanukkah Miracle is an interfaith immersive experience designed for families of all beliefs, for those who like to solve puzzles and riddles, celebrate with friends, time travel and just be a part of an exciting story. This production is 55 minutes and is recommended for people of all ages.

The performance schedule is Saturdays at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Please note: there is no show on Sunday, Dec. 15. Tickets are $25 and are available at ChicagoImmersive.com or by calling the Chicago Immersive office, 773-236-2172.


Location:
Grace Lutheran Church
1430 South Blvd.
Evanston IL, 60202


Contact:
abbey francis
abbey@shoutchicago.com
805-441-5032


Web Page

The Get Together

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

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, between 11/18/2019 - 6/8/2020)

The Get Together provides an opportunity for parents to meet with other parents with young children. Parents share ideas and concerns with each other and to professional staff while their children play and explore together.

The Get Together will not meet on the following Mondays: 12/23/19; 12/30/19; 4/13/20; 5/25/20.


Location:
Virginia Frank Child Development Center, Abe & Ida Cooper
6639 N Kedzie Ave
Chicago IL, 60645


Contact:
Mollie Reed, M.Ed
MollieReed@JCFS.org
773-765-3100



Fall Therapy Groups - Roots Girl Group

Monday, December 30, 2019 4:45 PM - 6:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, between 10/28/2019 - 12/30/2019)

Our therapy groups help kids understand and manage their emotions, while learning to interact with others in order to build healthy relationships with peers and adults.

Address anxiety in social situations
Teach skills for conflict resolution
Provide a supportive environment to talk through feelings
Practice flexibility in group settings
Increase understanding of other’s perspective
Contact Alissa Rotblatt to register. Ages 7-11.


Location:
Joy Faith Knapp Children's Center
3145 W. Pratt Blvd
Chicago IL, 60645


Contact:
Alissa Rotblatt
AlissaRotblatt@jcfs.org
773-467-3769



Fall Therapy Groups - Roots Boy Group

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Tuesday, between 10/29/2019 - 12/31/2019)

Our therapy groups help kids understand and manage their emotions, while learning to interact with others in order to build healthy relationships with peers and adults.

Address anxiety in social situations
Teach skills for conflict resolution
Provide a supportive environment to talk through feelings
Practice flexibility in group settings
Increase understanding of other’s perspective.

Contact Alissa Rotblatt to register. Ages 7-11.


Location:
Joy Faith Knapp Children's Center
3145 W. Pratt Blvd
Chicago IL, 60645


Contact:
Alissa Rotblatt
AlissaRotblatt@jcfs.org
773-467-3769



Fall Therapy Groups - G.I.R.L. Girls in Real Life

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Tuesday, between 10/29/2019 - 12/31/2019)

Our therapy groups help kids understand and manage their emotions, while learning to interact with others in order to build healthy relationships with peers and adults.

Address anxiety in social situations
Teach skills for conflict resolution
Provide a supportive environment to talk through feelings
Practice flexibility in group settings
Increase understanding of other’s perspective.

G.I.R.L. Girls in Real Life is an Ongoing therapy group to process life stressors, attachment, family dynamics. Contact Alissa Rotblatt to register. Ages 10-12.


Location:
Joy Faith Knapp Children's Center
3145 W. Pratt Blvd
Chicago IL, 60645


Contact:
Alissa Rotblatt
AlissaRotblatt@jcfs.org
773-467-3769



Sprout Shabbat Adult-Tot Program

Friday, January 3, 2020 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Friday, between 10/4/2019 - 5/22/2020)

This class provides time for toddlers and parent/caregiver to spend a relaxing morning together in a warm, stimulating setting, with other children and a nurturing teacher. Art experiences, songs, and stories are offered, as well as an opportunity for exploration and play in a classroom and playroom. Jewish holiday songs and Judaic theme activities are introduced. This class offers a great opportunity for families to meet each other and share experiences. Shabbat is celebrated each week. Registration required.

Location:
303 Dodge Ave.
Evanston IL, 60202


Contact:
Shelli Patt
spatt@jrc-evanston.org
847-328-7678


Register Online

Family Shabbat celebration

Friday, January 3, 2020 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Friday, between 9/6/2019 - 5/31/2020)

Our family Shabbat celebration is an energetic, musical worship experience for families with young and school-age children. It includes English and Hebrew prayers and songs and is open to anyone that would like to attend. At the end of this casual, accessible service we gather our entire community to light candles, make Kiddush, and say the family blessing together.

Family Shabbat celebrations occur each Friday September through May that Shoresh meets. Check our calendar at https://www.kamii.org/cal for the full schedule.


Location:
KAM Isaiah Israel
1100 E Hyde Park Blvd
Chicago IL, 60615


Contact:
Lauren Reeves, KAM Isaiah Israel
lreeves@kamii.org
773-924-1234


Web Page

Grace and The Hanukkah Miracle

Saturday, January 4, 2020 2:00 PM - 2:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Sunday, Saturday, between 12/1/2019 - 1/5/2020)

A glimpse into a family's traditions, celebrations and struggles over generations, Grace and the Hanukkah Miracle is an interfaith immersive experience designed for families of all beliefs, for those who like to solve puzzles and riddles, celebrate with friends, time travel and just be a part of an exciting story. This production is 55 minutes and is recommended for people of all ages.

The performance schedule is Saturdays at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Please note: there is no show on Sunday, Dec. 15. Tickets are $25 and are available at ChicagoImmersive.com or by calling the Chicago Immersive office, 773-236-2172.


Location:
Grace Lutheran Church
1430 South Blvd.
Evanston IL, 60202


Contact:
abbey francis
abbey@shoutchicago.com
805-441-5032


Web Page

Sunday School Try Out at Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation

Sunday, January 5, 2020 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Sunday, between 9/22/2019 - 5/3/2020)

Are you thinking about how to expose your children to Jewish culture and identity? Your family is welcome to ‘try out’ our Sunday School with your child joining their grade’s class for the day. Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation holds weekly Sunday School classes for students in 1st through 10th Grade 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 with no expectation of a 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 N. Waukegan Rd (park/enter through east/back)
Deerfield IL, 60015


Contact:
Ilana Shaffer, Youth Education Director
youthed@KolHadash.com
773-209-8266


Web Page

Grace and The Hanukkah Miracle

Sunday, January 5, 2020 2:00 PM - 2:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Sunday, Saturday, between 12/1/2019 - 1/5/2020)

A glimpse into a family's traditions, celebrations and struggles over generations, Grace and the Hanukkah Miracle is an interfaith immersive experience designed for families of all beliefs, for those who like to solve puzzles and riddles, celebrate with friends, time travel and just be a part of an exciting story. This production is 55 minutes and is recommended for people of all ages.

The performance schedule is Saturdays at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Please note: there is no show on Sunday, Dec. 15. Tickets are $25 and are available at ChicagoImmersive.com or by calling the Chicago Immersive office, 773-236-2172.


Location:
Grace Lutheran Church
1430 South Blvd.
Evanston IL, 60202


Contact:
abbey francis
abbey@shoutchicago.com
805-441-5032


Web Page

8-24 mo month playgroup, Sod Room | City

Monday, January 6, 2020 9:30 AM - Monday, February 10, 2020 11:00 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:
Sod Room
1454 S Michigan Ave
Chicago IL, 60605


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


Register Online

0-6 month playgroup, Sprout San Francisco | City

Monday, January 6, 2020 10:30 AM - Monday, February 10, 2020 12:00 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:
Sprout San Francisco
1943 W Division St
Chicago IL, 60622


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


Register Online

Tummy Time & Toddler Dance | NW. Suburbs

Monday, January 6, 2020 11:15 AM - Monday, February 24, 2020 12:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

Babies 3 months to 1 year will explore movement & music with their grown-up! We will sing, do movement activities that encourage motor skills and motor planning, and bounce, jiggle, and wiggle! Parents or guardians should be ready to move, groove, and participate with their little one.

*Class will not meet 1/20 or 2/17*


Location:
Congregation Beth Judea
5304 RFD
Long Grove IL, 60047


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


Register Online

The Get Together

Monday, January 6, 2020 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, between 11/18/2019 - 6/8/2020)

The Get Together provides an opportunity for parents to meet with other parents with young children. Parents share ideas and concerns with each other and to professional staff while their children play and explore together.

The Get Together will not meet on the following Mondays: 12/23/19; 12/30/19; 4/13/20; 5/25/20.


Location:
Virginia Frank Child Development Center, Abe & Ida Cooper
6639 N Kedzie Ave
Chicago IL, 60645


Contact:
Mollie Reed, M.Ed
MollieReed@JCFS.org
773-765-3100



6-14 month playgroup, Bubbles Academy | City

Monday, January 6, 2020 3:30 PM - Monday, February 10, 2020 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 Avenue
Chicago IL, 60606


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


Register Online

8-24 month playgroup, WeOrbit | N. Suburbs

Monday, January 6, 2020 4:00 PM - Thursday, December 10, 2020 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: 0-8 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


Register Online

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

Tuesday, January 7, 2020 10:00 AM - Tuesday, February 11, 2020 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 Rd
Northbrook IL, 60062


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


Register Online

0-6 month playgroup *Second Time Parents*, Sprout San Francisco | City

Tuesday, January 7, 2020 10:30 AM - Tuesday, February 11, 2020 12:00 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.

*No playgroup the week of Thanksgiving*


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


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


Register Online

0-8 month playgroup, North Branch Yoga | N. Suburbs

Tuesday, January 7, 2020 1:30 PM - Tuesday, February 11, 2020 3:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

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


Location:
North Branch Yoga
8056 N Lincoln Ave
Skokie IL, 60077


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


Register Online

Stretch-n-Grow with BJE @ Beth Hillel B'nai Emunah | N. Suburbs

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 9:30 AM - Wednesday, February 5, 2020 10:00 AM <Add to Calendar>

Get ready to move and groove with your child in this action packed movement class! Each week your child will work on their gross motor skills using colorful age-appropriate equipment while moving to up-beat music.

We will shake, throw, push and pull as we learn to move our bodies in different ways. Grown-up participation is encouraged!

Best for babies 8-24 months.


Location:
Beth Hillel B'nai Emunah
3220 Big Tree Lane
Wilmette IL, 60091


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


Register Online

8-24 month playgroup, We Rock the Spectrum | N. Suburbs

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 10:00 AM - Wednesday, February 12, 2020 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:
We Rock the Spectrum
553 E Dundee Rd
Palatine IL, 60074


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


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Rockers & Shakers | N. Suburbs

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 10:30 AM - Wednesday, February 12, 2020 11:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

Foster community and friendship while collaboratively making music with the tot in your life! This class connects children up to age two and their caregivers in cheerful music making in a warm and fun environment! Using folk songs, Israeli tunes, and movement activities, skilled music leader Nicole Jaworski will instill the love of music in your little one and will help us realize the amazing potential music has to connect us to others. The first 45 minutes will be filled with music activities, and the last 15 minutes will enjoy large motor activities in Beth Emet’s play space.

Location:
Beth Emet Synagogue
1224 Dempster Street
Evanston IL, 60202


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


Register Online

Stretch-n-Grow with BJE @ B'nai Tikvah | N. Suburbs

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 11:00 AM - Wednesday, February 5, 2020 11:45 AM <Add to Calendar>

Get ready to move and groove with your child in this action packed movement class! Each week your child will work on their gross motor skills using colorful age-appropriate equipment while moving to up-beat music.

We will shake, throw, push and pull as we learn to move our bodies in different ways. Grown-up participation is encouraged!

Best for babies 8-24 months


Location:
Board of Jewish Education at B'nai Tikvah
1558 Wilmot Road
Deerfield IL, 60015


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


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Mitzvah Mamas Cycle Forward-City

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

Join TOV and JUF Young Families for a viewing of the Oscar-winning documentary "Period. End of Sentence." and donate menstrual products in unopened, original packaging.

Location:
Beermiscuous
2812 N. Lincoln Ave
Chicago IL, 60657


Contact:
Maris Rosenfeld
marisrosenfeld@juf.org
312-357-4831


Register Online

Mitzvah Mamas Cycle Forward-Suburbs

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

Join TOV and JUF Young Families for a viewing of the Oscar-winning documentary "Period. End of Sentence." and donate menstrual products in unopened, original packaging.

Location:
Dayhouse Coworking
2057 Green Bay Rd
Highland Park IL, 60035


Contact:
Maris Rosenfeld
marisrosenfeld@juf.org
312-357-4831


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

Thursday, January 9, 2020 9:30 AM - Thursday, February 27, 2020 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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Sprout Shabbat Adult-Tot Program

Friday, January 10, 2020 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Friday, between 10/4/2019 - 5/22/2020)

This class provides time for toddlers and parent/caregiver to spend a relaxing morning together in a warm, stimulating setting, with other children and a nurturing teacher. Art experiences, songs, and stories are offered, as well as an opportunity for exploration and play in a classroom and playroom. Jewish holiday songs and Judaic theme activities are introduced. This class offers a great opportunity for families to meet each other and share experiences. Shabbat is celebrated each week. Registration required.

Location:
303 Dodge Ave.
Evanston IL, 60202


Contact:
Shelli Patt
spatt@jrc-evanston.org
847-328-7678


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Tots & Tunes | N. Suburbs

Friday, January 10, 2020 9:30 AM - Friday, February 14, 2020 10:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

Experience a 45 minute musical morning with songs, instruments and a taste of Shabbat! Snacks will be offered after each class. Best for children 12-24 months and a parent or caregiver.

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


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


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12-24 month playgroup, My Gym | City

Friday, January 10, 2020 4:00 PM - Friday, February 14, 2020 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, January 10, 2020 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Friday, between 9/6/2019 - 5/31/2020)

Our family Shabbat celebration is an energetic, musical worship experience for families with young and school-age children. It includes English and Hebrew prayers and songs and is open to anyone that would like to attend. At the end of this casual, accessible service we gather our entire community to light candles, make Kiddush, and say the family blessing together.

Family Shabbat celebrations occur each Friday September through May that Shoresh meets. Check our calendar at https://www.kamii.org/cal for the full schedule.


Location:
KAM Isaiah Israel
1100 E Hyde Park Blvd
Chicago IL, 60615


Contact:
Lauren Reeves, KAM Isaiah Israel
lreeves@kamii.org
773-924-1234


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PJ Library Shabbat

Friday, January 10, 2020 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

Wear your PJs and enjoy breakfast for dinner for this special PJ Library Shalom Shabbat! Shalom Shabbat is an event especially geared to the presence of young children (tots through 5th grade). We begin at 6:00 pm with visual t’fillah, a brief PowerPoint service, followed by a catered Shabbat dinner, and dessert.

$10 per adult – $8 per child
$30 max per household


Location:
Temple Beth Israel
3601 Dempster
Skokie IL, 60076


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


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JUF Young Families Celebrates Shabbat

Saturday, January 11, 2020 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

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

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


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


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Super Maccabiah Havdalah Playdate

Saturday, January 11, 2020 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

When two super colors go up against each other in the obstacle course of a lifetime -- who will prevail?! Join Talia Derman from Ramah Day Camp and Ali Drumm as we compete to determine the best color while playing and preparing for a group Havdalah celebration. This program includes a free dinner for the kids, appetizers and drinks for adults, a PJ Library “Take Table” and a great end-of-Shabbat celebration! Cost: Free but you must RSVP to meskin@nssbethel.org.

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


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



Shalom Chaverim - Welcome, Friends! | City

Sunday, January 12, 2020 9:00 AM - Sunday, March 8, 2020 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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Sunday School Try Out at Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation

Sunday, January 12, 2020 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Sunday, between 9/22/2019 - 5/3/2020)

Are you thinking about how to expose your children to Jewish culture and identity? Your family is welcome to ‘try out’ our Sunday School with your child joining their grade’s class for the day. Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation holds weekly Sunday School classes for students in 1st through 10th Grade 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 with no expectation of a 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 N. Waukegan Rd (park/enter through east/back)
Deerfield IL, 60015


Contact:
Ilana Shaffer, Youth Education Director
youthed@KolHadash.com
773-209-8266


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Fun with Ivrit (Hebrew)

Sunday, January 12, 2020 11:00 AM - Sunday, February 16, 2020 12:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

Fun Hebrew language immersion class for parents and tots. Come sing songs, learn Hebrew and make new friends!

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


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


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JUF Young Families Celebrates Summer

Sunday, January 12, 2020 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

Missing summer? Enjoy an afternoon of family-filled fun while you learn about Jewish overnight camps. Join us for indoor swimming, arts & crafts, snacks and more. Don't forget your bathing suit!

Location:
Glenview Park District
2400 Chestnut Avenue
Glenview IL, 60026


Contact:
Young Families
youngfamilies@juf.org
312-357-4831


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The Get Together

Monday, January 13, 2020 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, between 11/18/2019 - 6/8/2020)

The Get Together provides an opportunity for parents to meet with other parents with young children. Parents share ideas and concerns with each other and to professional staff while their children play and explore together.

The Get Together will not meet on the following Mondays: 12/23/19; 12/30/19; 4/13/20; 5/25/20.


Location:
Virginia Frank Child Development Center, Abe & Ida Cooper
6639 N Kedzie Ave
Chicago IL, 60645


Contact:
Mollie Reed, M.Ed
MollieReed@JCFS.org
773-765-3100



City South Plays | City

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 9:00 AM - Tuesday, February 18, 2020 10:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

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

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


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


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Connecting the Expecting | City

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 6:30 PM - Tuesday, February 4, 2020 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 February-March.

**Shabbat dinner 1/24/20*


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


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


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Cannibis and Judaism: Implications in Halacha as well as the Law

Thursday, January 16, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

What effect does legalization of marijuana have on the Jewish Community? How will it work within a context of the state? What do Rabbinic authorities have to say on the issue and how will it impact Jews across the generations?

Join our speakers, Rabbi David Wolkenfeld of Anshe Sholom B’nai Israel Congregation, William Bogot, Partner, Fox Rothschild LLP and David Ruskin, Partner, HMB Legal Counsel as they discuss this important issue and how it impacts the Jewish Community.

Cost is $15 for a kosher lunch (fee included online).

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


Location:
16 S. Clark Street
Chicago IL, 60603


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


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Sprout Shabbat Adult-Tot Program

Friday, January 17, 2020 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Friday, between 10/4/2019 - 5/22/2020)

This class provides time for toddlers and parent/caregiver to spend a relaxing morning together in a warm, stimulating setting, with other children and a nurturing teacher. Art experiences, songs, and stories are offered, as well as an opportunity for exploration and play in a classroom and playroom. Jewish holiday songs and Judaic theme activities are introduced. This class offers a great opportunity for families to meet each other and share experiences. Shabbat is celebrated each week. Registration required.

Location:
303 Dodge Ave.
Evanston IL, 60202


Contact:
Shelli Patt
spatt@jrc-evanston.org
847-328-7678


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Sticky, Slimy, Shabbat | N. Suburbs

Friday, January 17, 2020 10:30 AM - Friday, February 21, 2020 11:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

Experience Shabbat during a one-hour messy, fun and engaging tactile, sensory experience. Feel, touch and move as we engage in the wonder of creation.

Class will include snack and time for socializing & open play. This class is best for tots, 12 months to two-years-old and their favorite adult.


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


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


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Shabbat With a Twist

Friday, January 17, 2020 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM <Add to Calendar>

Join us for Shabbat with a Twist, Friday, January 17, 2020 at Congregation Beth Shalom from 11:00 – 11:45 a.m. Children from birth up to Pre-K (with their parent, grandparent, caregiver…) 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:
3433 Walters Avenue
Northbrook IL, 60062


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


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Sammy Spider’s First Jeans and Jammies

Friday, January 17, 2020 5:00 PM - 6:15 PM <Add to Calendar>

Let’s teach Sammy Spider all about Shabbat at Beth El! Join us for fun activities, a free dinner for the kids, appetizers and drinks for adults, a PJ Library “Take Table” and a great Shabbat celebration! Cost: FREE but you must RSVP to meskin@nssbethel.org.

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


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



Family Shabbat celebration

Friday, January 17, 2020 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Friday, between 9/6/2019 - 5/31/2020)

Our family Shabbat celebration is an energetic, musical worship experience for families with young and school-age children. It includes English and Hebrew prayers and songs and is open to anyone that would like to attend. At the end of this casual, accessible service we gather our entire community to light candles, make Kiddush, and say the family blessing together.

Family Shabbat celebrations occur each Friday September through May that Shoresh meets. Check our calendar at https://www.kamii.org/cal for the full schedule.


Location:
KAM Isaiah Israel
1100 E Hyde Park Blvd
Chicago IL, 60615


Contact:
Lauren Reeves, KAM Isaiah Israel
lreeves@kamii.org
773-924-1234


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Shabbat B'Yachad

Friday, January 17, 2020 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

Shabbat B’Yachad Dinner and Services at Congregation Beth Shalom, Friday, January 17, 2020. Join us for a family friendly evening with dinner at 6:00 PM ($12 per 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 students 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 January 13 at LOrlov@bethshalomnb.org or 847-498-5352. No reservation needed for services, 3433 Walters Ave, Northbrook, IL.

Location:
3433 Walters Avenue
Northbrook IL, 60062


Contact:
Lisa Orlov
lorlov@bethshalomnb.org
847-498-4100


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Tot Shabbat

Saturday, January 18, 2020 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM <Add to Calendar>

Join us for a fun and casual event that is lively and musical—and tailored to young, energetic kids. Tot Shabbat will include songs, stories, movement, a snack, and free play. And coffee for you! This month, we'll explore social justice and praying with our feet in celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend. No RSVP is needed, and families of all types and backgrounds are welcome.

Location:
KAM Isaiah Israel
1100 E Hyde Park Blvd
Chicago IL, 60615


Contact:
Lauren Reeves, KAM Isaiah Israel
lreeves@kamii.org
773-924-1234


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jBaby Chicago's Pajama Havdalah | Hyde Park

Saturday, January 18, 2020 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

Celebrate the end of Shabbat and the start of a new week with jBaby Chicago! The afternoon will include open play, Havdalah themed sensory play, music & stories, delicious snacks and a family Havdalah service!

Location:
Hyde Park Neighborhood Club
5480 S Kenwood Ave
Chicago IL, 60615


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


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Russian jBaby Musical Movement | N. Suburbs

Saturday, January 18, 2020 4:00 PM - Saturday, February 8, 2020 5:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

Russian-speaking Jewish parents with babies and toddlers ages 0-2 are invited to join a series of 4 classes for an interactive musical movement experience. Enjoy Jewish music, Russian sing-alongs, Havdalah and a variety of instruments for your little ones to explore with. Older siblings are also welcome! Light snacks will be offered at each class.

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


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


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Mind, Body, Baby | City

Sunday, January 19, 2020 9:15 AM - Sunday, February 23, 2020 10:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

Prioritize your own well-being, connect with your baby in new ways, and meet other parents in your community with this six-week health and wellness series presented by JCC Chicago. Great for mom, dad or both together with baby!

Each session will end with 30 minutes of social time and light snack.


Location:
Heller JCC
524 W. Melrose Street
Chicago IL, 60657


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


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Sunday School Try Out at Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation

Sunday, January 19, 2020 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Sunday, between 9/22/2019 - 5/3/2020)

Are you thinking about how to expose your children to Jewish culture and identity? Your family is welcome to ‘try out’ our Sunday School with your child joining their grade’s class for the day. Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation holds weekly Sunday School classes for students in 1st through 10th Grade 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 with no expectation of a 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 N. Waukegan Rd (park/enter through east/back)
Deerfield IL, 60015


Contact:
Ilana Shaffer, Youth Education Director
youthed@KolHadash.com
773-209-8266


Web Page

jBaby Chicago's Pajama Havdalah | Oak Park

Sunday, January 19, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

Celebrate the end of Shabbat and the start of a new week with jBaby Chicago! The morning will include open play, Havdalah themed sensory play, music & stories, delicious snacks and a family Havdalah service!

Location:
Wonder Works
6445 W North Ave
Oak Park IL, 60302


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


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Mind, Body, Baby | N. Suburbs

Sunday, January 19, 2020 10:30 AM - Monday, February 24, 2020 11:45 AM <Add to Calendar>

Prioritize your own well-being, connect with your baby in new ways, and meet other parents in your community with this six-week health and wellness series presented by JCC Chicago.

Each session will begin with 30 minutes of social time and light snack before moving into the week’s activity. Great for mom, dad or both together with baby! $5 drop in babysitting for older siblings will be available.


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


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


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The Get Together

Monday, January 20, 2020 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, between 11/18/2019 - 6/8/2020)

The Get Together provides an opportunity for parents to meet with other parents with young children. Parents share ideas and concerns with each other and to professional staff while their children play and explore together.

The Get Together will not meet on the following Mondays: 12/23/19; 12/30/19; 4/13/20; 5/25/20.


Location:
Virginia Frank Child Development Center, Abe & Ida Cooper
6639 N Kedzie Ave
Chicago IL, 60645


Contact:
Mollie Reed, M.Ed
MollieReed@JCFS.org
773-765-3100



Sprout Shabbat Adult-Tot Program

Friday, January 24, 2020 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Friday, between 10/4/2019 - 5/22/2020)

This class provides time for toddlers and parent/caregiver to spend a relaxing morning together in a warm, stimulating setting, with other children and a nurturing teacher. Art experiences, songs, and stories are offered, as well as an opportunity for exploration and play in a classroom and playroom. Jewish holiday songs and Judaic theme activities are introduced. This class offers a great opportunity for families to meet each other and share experiences. Shabbat is celebrated each week. Registration required.

Location:
303 Dodge Ave.
Evanston IL, 60202


Contact:
Shelli Patt
spatt@jrc-evanston.org
847-328-7678


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Family Shabbat celebration

Friday, January 24, 2020 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Friday, between 9/6/2019 - 5/31/2020)

Our family Shabbat celebration is an energetic, musical worship experience for families with young and school-age children. It includes English and Hebrew prayers and songs and is open to anyone that would like to attend. At the end of this casual, accessible service we gather our entire community to light candles, make Kiddush, and say the family blessing together.

Family Shabbat celebrations occur each Friday September through May that Shoresh meets. Check our calendar at https://www.kamii.org/cal for the full schedule.


Location:
KAM Isaiah Israel
1100 E Hyde Park Blvd
Chicago IL, 60615


Contact:
Lauren Reeves, KAM Isaiah Israel
lreeves@kamii.org
773-924-1234


Web Page

Sunday School Try Out at Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation

Sunday, January 26, 2020 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Sunday, between 9/22/2019 - 5/3/2020)

Are you thinking about how to expose your children to Jewish culture and identity? Your family is welcome to ‘try out’ our Sunday School with your child joining their grade’s class for the day. Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation holds weekly Sunday School classes for students in 1st through 10th Grade 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 with no expectation of a 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 N. Waukegan Rd (park/enter through east/back)
Deerfield IL, 60015


Contact:
Ilana Shaffer, Youth Education Director
youthed@KolHadash.com
773-209-8266


Web Page

Wiggles & Giggles | N. Suburbs

Monday, January 27, 2020 10:00 AM - Monday, March 9, 2020 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


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The Get Together

Monday, January 27, 2020 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, between 11/18/2019 - 6/8/2020)

The Get Together provides an opportunity for parents to meet with other parents with young children. Parents share ideas and concerns with each other and to professional staff while their children play and explore together.

The Get Together will not meet on the following Mondays: 12/23/19; 12/30/19; 4/13/20; 5/25/20.


Location:
Virginia Frank Child Development Center, Abe & Ida Cooper
6639 N Kedzie Ave
Chicago IL, 60645


Contact:
Mollie Reed, M.Ed
MollieReed@JCFS.org
773-765-3100



Solomon Schechter Sensory & Song | Tots | N. Suburbs

Thursday, January 30, 2020 9:15 AM - Thursday, March 12, 2020 10:00 AM <Add to Calendar>

Join parents, grandparents and caregivers for a 45-minute class of sensory exploration! The morning will give your baby/tot the opportunity to explore with their senses while playing, singing & socializing in a joyous Jewish environment. This class is followed by 15 minutes of schmooze time.

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 Sensory & Song | Babies | N. Suburbs

Thursday, January 30, 2020 11:00 AM - Thursday, March 12, 2020 11:45 AM <Add to Calendar>

Join parents, grandparents and caregivers for a 45-minute class of sensory exploration! The morning will give your baby/tot the opportunity to explore with their senses while playing, singing & socializing in a joyous Jewish environment. This class is followed by 15 minutes of schmooze time.

Best for children 3-12 months (babies)


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


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


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Sprout Shabbat Adult-Tot Program

Friday, January 31, 2020 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Friday, between 10/4/2019 - 5/22/2020)

This class provides time for toddlers and parent/caregiver to spend a relaxing morning together in a warm, stimulating setting, with other children and a nurturing teacher. Art experiences, songs, and stories are offered, as well as an opportunity for exploration and play in a classroom and playroom. Jewish holiday songs and Judaic theme activities are introduced. This class offers a great opportunity for families to meet each other and share experiences. Shabbat is celebrated each week. Registration required.

Location:
303 Dodge Ave.
Evanston IL, 60202


Contact:
Shelli Patt
spatt@jrc-evanston.org
847-328-7678


Register Online

Family Shabbat celebration

Friday, January 31, 2020 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Friday, between 9/6/2019 - 5/31/2020)

Our family Shabbat celebration is an energetic, musical worship experience for families with young and school-age children. It includes English and Hebrew prayers and songs and is open to anyone that would like to attend. At the end of this casual, accessible service we gather our entire community to light candles, make Kiddush, and say the family blessing together.

Family Shabbat celebrations occur each Friday September through May that Shoresh meets. Check our calendar at https://www.kamii.org/cal for the full schedule.


Location:
KAM Isaiah Israel
1100 E Hyde Park Blvd
Chicago IL, 60615


Contact:
Lauren Reeves, KAM Isaiah Israel
lreeves@kamii.org
773-924-1234


Web Page

Sunday School Try Out at Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation

Sunday, February 2, 2020 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Sunday, between 9/22/2019 - 5/3/2020)

Are you thinking about how to expose your children to Jewish culture and identity? Your family is welcome to ‘try out’ our Sunday School with your child joining their grade’s class for the day. Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation holds weekly Sunday School classes for students in 1st through 10th Grade 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 with no expectation of a 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 N. Waukegan Rd (park/enter through east/back)
Deerfield IL, 60015


Contact:
Ilana Shaffer, Youth Education Director
youthed@KolHadash.com
773-209-8266


Web Page

PJ Meet Up--Volunteer City

Sunday, February 2, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

Join us at either the city or suburban location to volunteer at an assisted living home.

Location:
908 W Argyle Street
Chicago IL, 60640


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



PJ Meet Up--Volunteer Suburbs

Sunday, February 2, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

Join us at either the city or suburban location to volunteer at an assisted living home with this PJ Meet Up!

Location:
1551 Lake Cook Road
Deerfield IL, 60015


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



jYoga | Naperville

Sunday, February 2, 2020 10:30 AM - Sunday, March 15, 2020 11:15 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.

**Class will not meet on 3/8/20**


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


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


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The Get Together

Monday, February 3, 2020 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, between 11/18/2019 - 6/8/2020)

The Get Together provides an opportunity for parents to meet with other parents with young children. Parents share ideas and concerns with each other and to professional staff while their children play and explore together.

The Get Together will not meet on the following Mondays: 12/23/19; 12/30/19; 4/13/20; 5/25/20.


Location:
Virginia Frank Child Development Center, Abe & Ida Cooper
6639 N Kedzie Ave
Chicago IL, 60645


Contact:
Mollie Reed, M.Ed
MollieReed@JCFS.org
773-765-3100



Sprout Shabbat Adult-Tot Program

Friday, February 7, 2020 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Friday, between 10/4/2019 - 5/22/2020)

This class provides time for toddlers and parent/caregiver to spend a relaxing morning together in a warm, stimulating setting, with other children and a nurturing teacher. Art experiences, songs, and stories are offered, as well as an opportunity for exploration and play in a classroom and playroom. Jewish holiday songs and Judaic theme activities are introduced. This class offers a great opportunity for families to meet each other and share experiences. Shabbat is celebrated each week. Registration required.

Location:
303 Dodge Ave.
Evanston IL, 60202


Contact:
Shelli Patt
spatt@jrc-evanston.org
847-328-7678


Register Online

Family Shabbat celebration

Friday, February 7, 2020 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Friday, between 9/6/2019 - 5/31/2020)

Our family Shabbat celebration is an energetic, musical worship experience for families with young and school-age children. It includes English and Hebrew prayers and songs and is open to anyone that would like to attend. At the end of this casual, accessible service we gather our entire community to light candles, make Kiddush, and say the family blessing together.

Family Shabbat celebrations occur each Friday September through May that Shoresh meets. Check our calendar at https://www.kamii.org/cal for the full schedule.


Location:
KAM Isaiah Israel
1100 E Hyde Park Blvd
Chicago IL, 60615


Contact:
Lauren Reeves, KAM Isaiah Israel
lreeves@kamii.org
773-924-1234


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Sunday School Try Out at Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation

Sunday, February 9, 2020 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Sunday, between 9/22/2019 - 5/3/2020)

Are you thinking about how to expose your children to Jewish culture and identity? Your family is welcome to ‘try out’ our Sunday School with your child joining their grade’s class for the day. Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation holds weekly Sunday School classes for students in 1st through 10th Grade 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 with no expectation of a 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 N. Waukegan Rd (park/enter through east/back)
Deerfield IL, 60015


Contact:
Ilana Shaffer, Youth Education Director
youthed@KolHadash.com
773-209-8266


Web Page

jBaby Chicago's Ultimate Sing-a-long

Sunday, February 9, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

Spend your Sunday morning singing, dancing and schmoozing with jBaby Chicago. Ben Tatar will be on hand to lead us in a fun family friendly concert, with snacks, coffee and open play!

Location:
Aubergine
3530 W Armitage Ave
Chicago IL, 60647


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


Register Online

The Get Together

Monday, February 10, 2020 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, between 11/18/2019 - 6/8/2020)

The Get Together provides an opportunity for parents to meet with other parents with young children. Parents share ideas and concerns with each other and to professional staff while their children play and explore together.

The Get Together will not meet on the following Mondays: 12/23/19; 12/30/19; 4/13/20; 5/25/20.


Location:
Virginia Frank Child Development Center, Abe & Ida Cooper
6639 N Kedzie Ave
Chicago IL, 60645


Contact:
Mollie Reed, M.Ed
MollieReed@JCFS.org
773-765-3100



Sprout Shabbat Adult-Tot Program

Friday, February 14, 2020 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Friday, between 10/4/2019 - 5/22/2020)

This class provides time for toddlers and parent/caregiver to spend a relaxing morning together in a warm, stimulating setting, with other children and a nurturing teacher. Art experiences, songs, and stories are offered, as well as an opportunity for exploration and play in a classroom and playroom. Jewish holiday songs and Judaic theme activities are introduced. This class offers a great opportunity for families to meet each other and share experiences. Shabbat is celebrated each week. Registration required.

Location:
303 Dodge Ave.
Evanston IL, 60202


Contact:
Shelli Patt
spatt@jrc-evanston.org
847-328-7678


Register Online

Family Shabbat celebration

Friday, February 14, 2020 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Friday, between 9/6/2019 - 5/31/2020)

Our family Shabbat celebration is an energetic, musical worship experience for families with young and school-age children. It includes English and Hebrew prayers and songs and is open to anyone that would like to attend. At the end of this casual, accessible service we gather our entire community to light candles, make Kiddush, and say the family blessing together.

Family Shabbat celebrations occur each Friday September through May that Shoresh meets. Check our calendar at https://www.kamii.org/cal for the full schedule.


Location:
KAM Isaiah Israel
1100 E Hyde Park Blvd
Chicago IL, 60615


Contact:
Lauren Reeves, KAM Isaiah Israel
lreeves@kamii.org
773-924-1234


Web Page

Tot Shabbat

Saturday, February 15, 2020 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM <Add to Calendar>

Join us for a fun and casual event that is lively and musical—and tailored to young, energetic kids. Tot Shabbat will include songs, stories, movement, a snack, and free play. And coffee for you! This month, we'll explore the sense of touch with plants and fruits for Tu Bishvat. No RSVP is needed, and families of all types and backgrounds are welcome.

Location:
KAM Isaiah Israel
1100 E Hyde Park Blvd
Chicago IL, 60615


Contact:
Lauren Reeves, KAM Isaiah Israel
lreeves@kamii.org
773-924-1234


Web Page

Sunday School Try Out at Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation

Sunday, February 16, 2020 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Sunday, between 9/22/2019 - 5/3/2020)

Are you thinking about how to expose your children to Jewish culture and identity? Your family is welcome to ‘try out’ our Sunday School with your child joining their grade’s class for the day. Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation holds weekly Sunday School classes for students in 1st through 10th Grade 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 with no expectation of a 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 N. Waukegan Rd (park/enter through east/back)
Deerfield IL, 60015


Contact:
Ilana Shaffer, Youth Education Director
youthed@KolHadash.com
773-209-8266


Web Page

The Get Together

Monday, February 17, 2020 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, between 11/18/2019 - 6/8/2020)

The Get Together provides an opportunity for parents to meet with other parents with young children. Parents share ideas and concerns with each other and to professional staff while their children play and explore together.

The Get Together will not meet on the following Mondays: 12/23/19; 12/30/19; 4/13/20; 5/25/20.


Location:
Virginia Frank Child Development Center, Abe & Ida Cooper
6639 N Kedzie Ave
Chicago IL, 60645


Contact:
Mollie Reed, M.Ed
MollieReed@JCFS.org
773-765-3100



Sprout Shabbat Adult-Tot Program

Friday, February 21, 2020 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Friday, between 10/4/2019 - 5/22/2020)

This class provides time for toddlers and parent/caregiver to spend a relaxing morning together in a warm, stimulating setting, with other children and a nurturing teacher. Art experiences, songs, and stories are offered, as well as an opportunity for exploration and play in a classroom and playroom. Jewish holiday songs and Judaic theme activities are introduced. This class offers a great opportunity for families to meet each other and share experiences. Shabbat is celebrated each week. Registration required.

Location:
303 Dodge Ave.
Evanston IL, 60202


Contact:
Shelli Patt
spatt@jrc-evanston.org
847-328-7678


Register Online

Family Shabbat celebration

Friday, February 21, 2020 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Friday, between 9/6/2019 - 5/31/2020)

Our family Shabbat celebration is an energetic, musical worship experience for families with young and school-age children. It includes English and Hebrew prayers and songs and is open to anyone that would like to attend. At the end of this casual, accessible service we gather our entire community to light candles, make Kiddush, and say the family blessing together.

Family Shabbat celebrations occur each Friday September through May that Shoresh meets. Check our calendar at https://www.kamii.org/cal for the full schedule.


Location:
KAM Isaiah Israel
1100 E Hyde Park Blvd
Chicago IL, 60615


Contact:
Lauren Reeves, KAM Isaiah Israel
lreeves@kamii.org
773-924-1234


Web Page

Sunday School Try Out at Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation

Sunday, February 23, 2020 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Sunday, between 9/22/2019 - 5/3/2020)

Are you thinking about how to expose your children to Jewish culture and identity? Your family is welcome to ‘try out’ our Sunday School with your child joining their grade’s class for the day. Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation holds weekly Sunday School classes for students in 1st through 10th Grade 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 with no expectation of a 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 N. Waukegan Rd (park/enter through east/back)
Deerfield IL, 60015


Contact:
Ilana Shaffer, Youth Education Director
youthed@KolHadash.com
773-209-8266


Web Page

The Get Together

Monday, February 24, 2020 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, between 11/18/2019 - 6/8/2020)

The Get Together provides an opportunity for parents to meet with other parents with young children. Parents share ideas and concerns with each other and to professional staff while their children play and explore together.

The Get Together will not meet on the following Mondays: 12/23/19; 12/30/19; 4/13/20; 5/25/20.


Location:
Virginia Frank Child Development Center, Abe & Ida Cooper
6639 N Kedzie Ave
Chicago IL, 60645


Contact:
Mollie Reed, M.Ed
MollieReed@JCFS.org
773-765-3100



Sprout Shabbat Adult-Tot Program

Friday, February 28, 2020 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Friday, between 10/4/2019 - 5/22/2020)

This class provides time for toddlers and parent/caregiver to spend a relaxing morning together in a warm, stimulating setting, with other children and a nurturing teacher. Art experiences, songs, and stories are offered, as well as an opportunity for exploration and play in a classroom and playroom. Jewish holiday songs and Judaic theme activities are introduced. This class offers a great opportunity for families to meet each other and share experiences. Shabbat is celebrated each week. Registration required.

Location:
303 Dodge Ave.
Evanston IL, 60202


Contact:
Shelli Patt
spatt@jrc-evanston.org
847-328-7678


Register Online

Family Shabbat celebration

Friday, February 28, 2020 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Friday, between 9/6/2019 - 5/31/2020)

Our family Shabbat celebration is an energetic, musical worship experience for families with young and school-age children. It includes English and Hebrew prayers and songs and is open to anyone that would like to attend. At the end of this casual, accessible service we gather our entire community to light candles, make Kiddush, and say the family blessing together.

Family Shabbat celebrations occur each Friday September through May that Shoresh meets. Check our calendar at https://www.kamii.org/cal for the full schedule.


Location:
KAM Isaiah Israel
1100 E Hyde Park Blvd
Chicago IL, 60615


Contact:
Lauren Reeves, KAM Isaiah Israel
lreeves@kamii.org
773-924-1234


Web Page

Sunday School Try Out at Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation

Sunday, March 1, 2020 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Sunday, between 9/22/2019 - 5/3/2020)

Are you thinking about how to expose your children to Jewish culture and identity? Your family is welcome to ‘try out’ our Sunday School with your child joining their grade’s class for the day. Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation holds weekly Sunday School classes for students in 1st through 10th Grade 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 with no expectation of a 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 N. Waukegan Rd (park/enter through east/back)
Deerfield IL, 60015


Contact:
Ilana Shaffer, Youth Education Director
youthed@KolHadash.com
773-209-8266


Web Page

jBaby Chicago's Purim Ultimate Play Date | City

Sunday, March 1, 2020 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 NY Kids Club with your jBaby community while celebrating this toddler friendly holiday!

Location:
NY Kids Club
2727 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago IL, 60614


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


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jBaby Chicago's Purim Ultimate Play Date | Suburbs

Sunday, March 1, 2020 4:00 PM - 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 the Exploratorium with your jBaby community while celebrating this toddler friendly holiday!

Location:
Exploratorium
4701 Oakton St
Skokie IL, 60615


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


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The Get Together

Monday, March 2, 2020 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, between 11/18/2019 - 6/8/2020)

The Get Together provides an opportunity for parents to meet with other parents with young children. Parents share ideas and concerns with each other and to professional staff while their children play and explore together.

The Get Together will not meet on the following Mondays: 12/23/19; 12/30/19; 4/13/20; 5/25/20.


Location:
Virginia Frank Child Development Center, Abe & Ida Cooper
6639 N Kedzie Ave
Chicago IL, 60645


Contact:
Mollie Reed, M.Ed
MollieReed@JCFS.org
773-765-3100



Sprout Shabbat Adult-Tot Program

Friday, March 6, 2020 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Friday, between 10/4/2019 - 5/22/2020)

This class provides time for toddlers and parent/caregiver to spend a relaxing morning together in a warm, stimulating setting, with other children and a nurturing teacher. Art experiences, songs, and stories are offered, as well as an opportunity for exploration and play in a classroom and playroom. Jewish holiday songs and Judaic theme activities are introduced. This class offers a great opportunity for families to meet each other and share experiences. Shabbat is celebrated each week. Registration required.

Location:
303 Dodge Ave.
Evanston IL, 60202


Contact:
Shelli Patt
spatt@jrc-evanston.org
847-328-7678


Register Online

Family Shabbat celebration

Friday, March 6, 2020 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Friday, between 9/6/2019 - 5/31/2020)

Our family Shabbat celebration is an energetic, musical worship experience for families with young and school-age children. It includes English and Hebrew prayers and songs and is open to anyone that would like to attend. At the end of this casual, accessible service we gather our entire community to light candles, make Kiddush, and say the family blessing together.

Family Shabbat celebrations occur each Friday September through May that Shoresh meets. Check our calendar at https://www.kamii.org/cal for the full schedule.


Location:
KAM Isaiah Israel
1100 E Hyde Park Blvd
Chicago IL, 60615


Contact:
Lauren Reeves, KAM Isaiah Israel
lreeves@kamii.org
773-924-1234


Web Page

Sunday School Try Out at Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation

Sunday, March 8, 2020 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Sunday, between 9/22/2019 - 5/3/2020)

Are you thinking about how to expose your children to Jewish culture and identity? Your family is welcome to ‘try out’ our Sunday School with your child joining their grade’s class for the day. Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation holds weekly Sunday School classes for students in 1st through 10th Grade 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 with no expectation of a 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 N. Waukegan Rd (park/enter through east/back)
Deerfield IL, 60015


Contact:
Ilana Shaffer, Youth Education Director
youthed@KolHadash.com
773-209-8266


Web Page

The Get Together

Monday, March 9, 2020 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, between 11/18/2019 - 6/8/2020)

The Get Together provides an opportunity for parents to meet with other parents with young children. Parents share ideas and concerns with each other and to professional staff while their children play and explore together.

The Get Together will not meet on the following Mondays: 12/23/19; 12/30/19; 4/13/20; 5/25/20.


Location:
Virginia Frank Child Development Center, Abe & Ida Cooper
6639 N Kedzie Ave
Chicago IL, 60645


Contact:
Mollie Reed, M.Ed
MollieReed@JCFS.org
773-765-3100



Sprout Shabbat Adult-Tot Program

Friday, March 13, 2020 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Friday, between 10/4/2019 - 5/22/2020)

This class provides time for toddlers and parent/caregiver to spend a relaxing morning together in a warm, stimulating setting, with other children and a nurturing teacher. Art experiences, songs, and stories are offered, as well as an opportunity for exploration and play in a classroom and playroom. Jewish holiday songs and Judaic theme activities are introduced. This class offers a great opportunity for families to meet each other and share experiences. Shabbat is celebrated each week. Registration required.

Location:
303 Dodge Ave.
Evanston IL, 60202


Contact:
Shelli Patt
spatt@jrc-evanston.org
847-328-7678


Register Online

Family Shabbat celebration

Friday, March 13, 2020 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Friday, between 9/6/2019 - 5/31/2020)

Our family Shabbat celebration is an energetic, musical worship experience for families with young and school-age children. It includes English and Hebrew prayers and songs and is open to anyone that would like to attend. At the end of this casual, accessible service we gather our entire community to light candles, make Kiddush, and say the family blessing together.

Family Shabbat celebrations occur each Friday September through May that Shoresh meets. Check our calendar at https://www.kamii.org/cal for the full schedule.


Location:
KAM Isaiah Israel
1100 E Hyde Park Blvd
Chicago IL, 60615


Contact:
Lauren Reeves, KAM Isaiah Israel
lreeves@kamii.org
773-924-1234


Web Page

Family Camp

Saturday, March 14, 2020 3:00 PM - Sunday, March 15, 2020 12:16 PM <Add to Calendar>

Arts – Campfires – Sing-a-longs – Nature exploration – Sports – Ropes course – Adult social time – Babysitting – Shabbat & Havdalah – Toddler & Baby friendly experiences - and so much more! For Families with children 6 and under (older siblings are welcome)

Location:
600 Lac La Belle Drive
Oconomowoc WI, 53066


Contact:
Rachel Rapoport
rachelrapoport@juf.org
312-357-4831



Sunday School Try Out at Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation

Sunday, March 15, 2020 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Sunday, between 9/22/2019 - 5/3/2020)

Are you thinking about how to expose your children to Jewish culture and identity? Your family is welcome to ‘try out’ our Sunday School with your child joining their grade’s class for the day. Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation holds weekly Sunday School classes for students in 1st through 10th Grade 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 with no expectation of a 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 N. Waukegan Rd (park/enter through east/back)
Deerfield IL, 60015


Contact:
Ilana Shaffer, Youth Education Director
youthed@KolHadash.com
773-209-8266


Web Page

The Get Together

Monday, March 16, 2020 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, between 11/18/2019 - 6/8/2020)

The Get Together provides an opportunity for parents to meet with other parents with young children. Parents share ideas and concerns with each other and to professional staff while their children play and explore together.

The Get Together will not meet on the following Mondays: 12/23/19; 12/30/19; 4/13/20; 5/25/20.


Location:
Virginia Frank Child Development Center, Abe & Ida Cooper
6639 N Kedzie Ave
Chicago IL, 60645


Contact:
Mollie Reed, M.Ed
MollieReed@JCFS.org
773-765-3100



Sprout Shabbat Adult-Tot Program

Friday, March 20, 2020 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Friday, between 10/4/2019 - 5/22/2020)

This class provides time for toddlers and parent/caregiver to spend a relaxing morning together in a warm, stimulating setting, with other children and a nurturing teacher. Art experiences, songs, and stories are offered, as well as an opportunity for exploration and play in a classroom and playroom. Jewish holiday songs and Judaic theme activities are introduced. This class offers a great opportunity for families to meet each other and share experiences. Shabbat is celebrated each week. Registration required.

Location:
303 Dodge Ave.
Evanston IL, 60202


Contact:
Shelli Patt
spatt@jrc-evanston.org
847-328-7678


Register Online

Family Shabbat celebration

Friday, March 20, 2020 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Friday, between 9/6/2019 - 5/31/2020)

Our family Shabbat celebration is an energetic, musical worship experience for families with young and school-age children. It includes English and Hebrew prayers and songs and is open to anyone that would like to attend. At the end of this casual, accessible service we gather our entire community to light candles, make Kiddush, and say the family blessing together.

Family Shabbat celebrations occur each Friday September through May that Shoresh meets. Check our calendar at https://www.kamii.org/cal for the full schedule.


Location:
KAM Isaiah Israel
1100 E Hyde Park Blvd
Chicago IL, 60615


Contact:
Lauren Reeves, KAM Isaiah Israel
lreeves@kamii.org
773-924-1234


Web Page

Tot Shabbat

Saturday, March 21, 2020 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM <Add to Calendar>

Join us for a fun and casual event that is lively and musical—and tailored to young, energetic kids. Tot Shabbat will include songs, stories, movement, a snack, and free play. And coffee for you! This month, we will explore Havdallah, the ceremony that concludes Shabbat, and smell the sweet spices of Havdallah. No RSVP is needed, and families of all types and backgrounds are welcome.

Location:
KAM Isaiah Israel
1100 E Hyde Park Blvd
Chicago IL, 60615


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


Web Page

Sunday School Try Out at Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation

Sunday, March 22, 2020 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Sunday, between 9/22/2019 - 5/3/2020)

Are you thinking about how to expose your children to Jewish culture and identity? Your family is welcome to ‘try out’ our Sunday School with your child joining their grade’s class for the day. Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation holds weekly Sunday School classes for students in 1st through 10th Grade 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 with no expectation of a 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 N. Waukegan Rd (park/enter through east/back)
Deerfield IL, 60015


Contact:
Ilana Shaffer, Youth Education Director
youthed@KolHadash.com
773-209-8266


Web Page

The Get Together

Monday, March 23, 2020 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, between 11/18/2019 - 6/8/2020)

The Get Together provides an opportunity for parents to meet with other parents with young children. Parents share ideas and concerns with each other and to professional staff while their children play and explore together.

The Get Together will not meet on the following Mondays: 12/23/19; 12/30/19; 4/13/20; 5/25/20.


Location:
Virginia Frank Child Development Center, Abe & Ida Cooper
6639 N Kedzie Ave
Chicago IL, 60645


Contact:
Mollie Reed, M.Ed
MollieReed@JCFS.org
773-765-3100



Sprout Shabbat Adult-Tot Program

Friday, March 27, 2020 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Friday, between 10/4/2019 - 5/22/2020)

This class provides time for toddlers and parent/caregiver to spend a relaxing morning together in a warm, stimulating setting, with other children and a nurturing teacher. Art experiences, songs, and stories are offered, as well as an opportunity for exploration and play in a classroom and playroom. Jewish holiday songs and Judaic theme activities are introduced. This class offers a great opportunity for families to meet each other and share experiences. Shabbat is celebrated each week. Registration required.

Location:
303 Dodge Ave.
Evanston IL, 60202


Contact:
Shelli Patt
spatt@jrc-evanston.org
847-328-7678


Register Online

Family Shabbat celebration

Friday, March 27, 2020 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Friday, between 9/6/2019 - 5/31/2020)

Our family Shabbat celebration is an energetic, musical worship experience for families with young and school-age children. It includes English and Hebrew prayers and songs and is open to anyone that would like to attend. At the end of this casual, accessible service we gather our entire community to light candles, make Kiddush, and say the family blessing together.

Family Shabbat celebrations occur each Friday September through May that Shoresh meets. Check our calendar at https://www.kamii.org/cal for the full schedule.


Location:
KAM Isaiah Israel
1100 E Hyde Park Blvd
Chicago IL, 60615


Contact:
Lauren Reeves, KAM Isaiah Israel
lreeves@kamii.org
773-924-1234


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Good Deeds Day

Sunday, March 29, 2020 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

Join us for JUF's 5th annual Good Deeds Day, an international day of service put on by the JUF TOV Volunteer Network. Hands-on service opportunities for community members of all ages!

Location:
TBD
TBD IL, 60606


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



Sunday School Try Out at Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation

Sunday, March 29, 2020 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Sunday, between 9/22/2019 - 5/3/2020)

Are you thinking about how to expose your children to Jewish culture and identity? Your family is welcome to ‘try out’ our Sunday School with your child joining their grade’s class for the day. Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation holds weekly Sunday School classes for students in 1st through 10th Grade 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 with no expectation of a 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 N. Waukegan Rd (park/enter through east/back)
Deerfield IL, 60015


Contact:
Ilana Shaffer, Youth Education Director
youthed@KolHadash.com
773-209-8266


Web Page

The Get Together

Monday, March 30, 2020 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, between 11/18/2019 - 6/8/2020)

The Get Together provides an opportunity for parents to meet with other parents with young children. Parents share ideas and concerns with each other and to professional staff while their children play and explore together.

The Get Together will not meet on the following Mondays: 12/23/19; 12/30/19; 4/13/20; 5/25/20.


Location:
Virginia Frank Child Development Center, Abe & Ida Cooper
6639 N Kedzie Ave
Chicago IL, 60645


Contact:
Mollie Reed, M.Ed
MollieReed@JCFS.org
773-765-3100



Sprout Shabbat Adult-Tot Program

Friday, April 3, 2020 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Friday, between 10/4/2019 - 5/22/2020)

This class provides time for toddlers and parent/caregiver to spend a relaxing morning together in a warm, stimulating setting, with other children and a nurturing teacher. Art experiences, songs, and stories are offered, as well as an opportunity for exploration and play in a classroom and playroom. Jewish holiday songs and Judaic theme activities are introduced. This class offers a great opportunity for families to meet each other and share experiences. Shabbat is celebrated each week. Registration required.

Location:
303 Dodge Ave.
Evanston IL, 60202


Contact:
Shelli Patt
spatt@jrc-evanston.org
847-328-7678


Register Online

Family Shabbat celebration

Friday, April 3, 2020 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Friday, between 9/6/2019 - 5/31/2020)

Our family Shabbat celebration is an energetic, musical worship experience for families with young and school-age children. It includes English and Hebrew prayers and songs and is open to anyone that would like to attend. At the end of this casual, accessible service we gather our entire community to light candles, make Kiddush, and say the family blessing together.

Family Shabbat celebrations occur each Friday September through May that Shoresh meets. Check our calendar at https://www.kamii.org/cal for the full schedule.


Location:
KAM Isaiah Israel
1100 E Hyde Park Blvd
Chicago IL, 60615


Contact:
Lauren Reeves, KAM Isaiah Israel
lreeves@kamii.org
773-924-1234


Web Page

Sunday School Try Out at Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation

Sunday, April 5, 2020 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Sunday, between 9/22/2019 - 5/3/2020)

Are you thinking about how to expose your children to Jewish culture and identity? Your family is welcome to ‘try out’ our Sunday School with your child joining their grade’s class for the day. Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation holds weekly Sunday School classes for students in 1st through 10th Grade 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 with no expectation of a 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 N. Waukegan Rd (park/enter through east/back)
Deerfield IL, 60015


Contact:
Ilana Shaffer, Youth Education Director
youthed@KolHadash.com
773-209-8266


Web Page

JUF Young Families Celebrates Passover

Sunday, April 5, 2020 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

Join JUF Young Families as we celebrate Passover! We're headed to Garfield Park Conservatory for an afternoon of Passover fun.

Location:
Garfield Park Conservatory
300 N Central Park Ave
Chicago IL, 60624


Contact:
JUF Young Families
youngfamilies@juf.org
312-357-4831


Register Online

The Get Together

Monday, April 6, 2020 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, between 11/18/2019 - 6/8/2020)

The Get Together provides an opportunity for parents to meet with other parents with young children. Parents share ideas and concerns with each other and to professional staff while their children play and explore together.

The Get Together will not meet on the following Mondays: 12/23/19; 12/30/19; 4/13/20; 5/25/20.


Location:
Virginia Frank Child Development Center, Abe & Ida Cooper
6639 N Kedzie Ave
Chicago IL, 60645


Contact:
Mollie Reed, M.Ed
MollieReed@JCFS.org
773-765-3100



Sprout Shabbat Adult-Tot Program

Friday, April 10, 2020 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Friday, between 10/4/2019 - 5/22/2020)

This class provides time for toddlers and parent/caregiver to spend a relaxing morning together in a warm, stimulating setting, with other children and a nurturing teacher. Art experiences, songs, and stories are offered, as well as an opportunity for exploration and play in a classroom and playroom. Jewish holiday songs and Judaic theme activities are introduced. This class offers a great opportunity for families to meet each other and share experiences. Shabbat is celebrated each week. Registration required.

Location:
303 Dodge Ave.
Evanston IL, 60202


Contact:
Shelli Patt
spatt@jrc-evanston.org
847-328-7678


Register Online

Family Shabbat celebration

Friday, April 10, 2020 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Friday, between 9/6/2019 - 5/31/2020)

Our family Shabbat celebration is an energetic, musical worship experience for families with young and school-age children. It includes English and Hebrew prayers and songs and is open to anyone that would like to attend. At the end of this casual, accessible service we gather our entire community to light candles, make Kiddush, and say the family blessing together.

Family Shabbat celebrations occur each Friday September through May that Shoresh meets. Check our calendar at https://www.kamii.org/cal for the full schedule.


Location:
KAM Isaiah Israel
1100 E Hyde Park Blvd
Chicago IL, 60615


Contact:
Lauren Reeves, KAM Isaiah Israel
lreeves@kamii.org
773-924-1234


Web Page

Sunday School Try Out at Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation

Sunday, April 12, 2020 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Sunday, between 9/22/2019 - 5/3/2020)

Are you thinking about how to expose your children to Jewish culture and identity? Your family is welcome to ‘try out’ our Sunday School with your child joining their grade’s class for the day. Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation holds weekly Sunday School classes for students in 1st through 10th Grade 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 with no expectation of a 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 N. Waukegan Rd (park/enter through east/back)
Deerfield IL, 60015


Contact:
Ilana Shaffer, Youth Education Director
youthed@KolHadash.com
773-209-8266


Web Page

The Get Together

Monday, April 13, 2020 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, between 11/18/2019 - 6/8/2020)

The Get Together provides an opportunity for parents to meet with other parents with young children. Parents share ideas and concerns with each other and to professional staff while their children play and explore together.

The Get Together will not meet on the following Mondays: 12/23/19; 12/30/19; 4/13/20; 5/25/20.


Location:
Virginia Frank Child Development Center, Abe & Ida Cooper
6639 N Kedzie Ave
Chicago IL, 60645


Contact:
Mollie Reed, M.Ed
MollieReed@JCFS.org
773-765-3100



Sprout Shabbat Adult-Tot Program

Friday, April 17, 2020 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Friday, between 10/4/2019 - 5/22/2020)

This class provides time for toddlers and parent/caregiver to spend a relaxing morning together in a warm, stimulating setting, with other children and a nurturing teacher. Art experiences, songs, and stories are offered, as well as an opportunity for exploration and play in a classroom and playroom. Jewish holiday songs and Judaic theme activities are introduced. This class offers a great opportunity for families to meet each other and share experiences. Shabbat is celebrated each week. Registration required.

Location:
303 Dodge Ave.
Evanston IL, 60202


Contact:
Shelli Patt
spatt@jrc-evanston.org
847-328-7678


Register Online

Family Shabbat celebration

Friday, April 17, 2020 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Friday, between 9/6/2019 - 5/31/2020)

Our family Shabbat celebration is an energetic, musical worship experience for families with young and school-age children. It includes English and Hebrew prayers and songs and is open to anyone that would like to attend. At the end of this casual, accessible service we gather our entire community to light candles, make Kiddush, and say the family blessing together.

Family Shabbat celebrations occur each Friday September through May that Shoresh meets. Check our calendar at https://www.kamii.org/cal for the full schedule.


Location:
KAM Isaiah Israel
1100 E Hyde Park Blvd
Chicago IL, 60615


Contact:
Lauren Reeves, KAM Isaiah Israel
lreeves@kamii.org
773-924-1234


Web Page

Tot Shabbat

Saturday, April 18, 2020 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM <Add to Calendar>

Join us for a fun and casual event that is lively and musical—and tailored to young, energetic kids. Tot Shabbat will include songs, stories, movement, a snack, and free play. And coffee for you! This month, our focus will be music as we lift our voice in song and create a musical instrument. No RSVP is needed, and families of all types and backgrounds are welcome.

Location:
KAM Isaiah Israel
1100 E Hyde Park Blvd
Chicago IL, 60615


Contact:
Lauren Reeves, KAM Isaiah Israel
lreeves@kamii.org
773-924-1234


Web Page

Sunday School Try Out at Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation

Sunday, April 19, 2020 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Sunday, between 9/22/2019 - 5/3/2020)

Are you thinking about how to expose your children to Jewish culture and identity? Your family is welcome to ‘try out’ our Sunday School with your child joining their grade’s class for the day. Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation holds weekly Sunday School classes for students in 1st through 10th Grade 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 with no expectation of a 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 N. Waukegan Rd (park/enter through east/back)
Deerfield IL, 60015


Contact:
Ilana Shaffer, Youth Education Director
youthed@KolHadash.com
773-209-8266


Web Page

The Get Together

Monday, April 20, 2020 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, between 11/18/2019 - 6/8/2020)

The Get Together provides an opportunity for parents to meet with other parents with young children. Parents share ideas and concerns with each other and to professional staff while their children play and explore together.

The Get Together will not meet on the following Mondays: 12/23/19; 12/30/19; 4/13/20; 5/25/20.


Location:
Virginia Frank Child Development Center, Abe & Ida Cooper
6639 N Kedzie Ave
Chicago IL, 60645


Contact:
Mollie Reed, M.Ed
MollieReed@JCFS.org
773-765-3100



Connecting the Expecting | City

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 6:30 PM - Tuesday, May 12, 2020 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 June-August.

*Shabbat dinner 5/8/20*


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


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


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Sprout Shabbat Adult-Tot Program

Friday, April 24, 2020 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Friday, between 10/4/2019 - 5/22/2020)

This class provides time for toddlers and parent/caregiver to spend a relaxing morning together in a warm, stimulating setting, with other children and a nurturing teacher. Art experiences, songs, and stories are offered, as well as an opportunity for exploration and play in a classroom and playroom. Jewish holiday songs and Judaic theme activities are introduced. This class offers a great opportunity for families to meet each other and share experiences. Shabbat is celebrated each week. Registration required.

Location:
303 Dodge Ave.
Evanston IL, 60202


Contact:
Shelli Patt
spatt@jrc-evanston.org
847-328-7678


Register Online

Family Shabbat celebration

Friday, April 24, 2020 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Friday, between 9/6/2019 - 5/31/2020)

Our family Shabbat celebration is an energetic, musical worship experience for families with young and school-age children. It includes English and Hebrew prayers and songs and is open to anyone that would like to attend. At the end of this casual, accessible service we gather our entire community to light candles, make Kiddush, and say the family blessing together.

Family Shabbat celebrations occur each Friday September through May that Shoresh meets. Check our calendar at https://www.kamii.org/cal for the full schedule.


Location:
KAM Isaiah Israel
1100 E Hyde Park Blvd
Chicago IL, 60615


Contact:
Lauren Reeves, KAM Isaiah Israel
lreeves@kamii.org
773-924-1234


Web Page

Sunday School Try Out at Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation

Sunday, April 26, 2020 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Sunday, between 9/22/2019 - 5/3/2020)

Are you thinking about how to expose your children to Jewish culture and identity? Your family is welcome to ‘try out’ our Sunday School with your child joining their grade’s class for the day. Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation holds weekly Sunday School classes for students in 1st through 10th Grade 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 with no expectation of a 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 N. Waukegan Rd (park/enter through east/back)
Deerfield IL, 60015


Contact:
Ilana Shaffer, Youth Education Director
youthed@KolHadash.com
773-209-8266


Web Page

The Get Together

Monday, April 27, 2020 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, between 11/18/2019 - 6/8/2020)

The Get Together provides an opportunity for parents to meet with other parents with young children. Parents share ideas and concerns with each other and to professional staff while their children play and explore together.

The Get Together will not meet on the following Mondays: 12/23/19; 12/30/19; 4/13/20; 5/25/20.


Location:
Virginia Frank Child Development Center, Abe & Ida Cooper
6639 N Kedzie Ave
Chicago IL, 60645


Contact:
Mollie Reed, M.Ed
MollieReed@JCFS.org
773-765-3100



Sprout Shabbat Adult-Tot Program

Friday, May 1, 2020 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Friday, between 10/4/2019 - 5/22/2020)

This class provides time for toddlers and parent/caregiver to spend a relaxing morning together in a warm, stimulating setting, with other children and a nurturing teacher. Art experiences, songs, and stories are offered, as well as an opportunity for exploration and play in a classroom and playroom. Jewish holiday songs and Judaic theme activities are introduced. This class offers a great opportunity for families to meet each other and share experiences. Shabbat is celebrated each week. Registration required.

Location:
303 Dodge Ave.
Evanston IL, 60202


Contact:
Shelli Patt
spatt@jrc-evanston.org
847-328-7678


Register Online

Family Shabbat celebration

Friday, May 1, 2020 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Friday, between 9/6/2019 - 5/31/2020)

Our family Shabbat celebration is an energetic, musical worship experience for families with young and school-age children. It includes English and Hebrew prayers and songs and is open to anyone that would like to attend. At the end of this casual, accessible service we gather our entire community to light candles, make Kiddush, and say the family blessing together.

Family Shabbat celebrations occur each Friday September through May that Shoresh meets. Check our calendar at https://www.kamii.org/cal for the full schedule.


Location:
KAM Isaiah Israel
1100 E Hyde Park Blvd
Chicago IL, 60615


Contact:
Lauren Reeves, KAM Isaiah Israel
lreeves@kamii.org
773-924-1234


Web Page

Sunday School Try Out at Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation

Sunday, May 3, 2020 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Sunday, between 9/22/2019 - 5/3/2020)

Are you thinking about how to expose your children to Jewish culture and identity? Your family is welcome to ‘try out’ our Sunday School with your child joining their grade’s class for the day. Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation holds weekly Sunday School classes for students in 1st through 10th Grade 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 with no expectation of a 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 N. Waukegan Rd (park/enter through east/back)
Deerfield IL, 60015


Contact:
Ilana Shaffer, Youth Education Director
youthed@KolHadash.com
773-209-8266


Web Page

The Get Together

Monday, May 4, 2020 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, between 11/18/2019 - 6/8/2020)

The Get Together provides an opportunity for parents to meet with other parents with young children. Parents share ideas and concerns with each other and to professional staff while their children play and explore together.

The Get Together will not meet on the following Mondays: 12/23/19; 12/30/19; 4/13/20; 5/25/20.


Location:
Virginia Frank Child Development Center, Abe & Ida Cooper
6639 N Kedzie Ave
Chicago IL, 60645


Contact:
Mollie Reed, M.Ed
MollieReed@JCFS.org
773-765-3100



Sprout Shabbat Adult-Tot Program

Friday, May 8, 2020 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Friday, between 10/4/2019 - 5/22/2020)

This class provides time for toddlers and parent/caregiver to spend a relaxing morning together in a warm, stimulating setting, with other children and a nurturing teacher. Art experiences, songs, and stories are offered, as well as an opportunity for exploration and play in a classroom and playroom. Jewish holiday songs and Judaic theme activities are introduced. This class offers a great opportunity for families to meet each other and share experiences. Shabbat is celebrated each week. Registration required.

Location:
303 Dodge Ave.
Evanston IL, 60202


Contact:
Shelli Patt
spatt@jrc-evanston.org
847-328-7678


Register Online

Family Shabbat celebration

Friday, May 8, 2020 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Friday, between 9/6/2019 - 5/31/2020)

Our family Shabbat celebration is an energetic, musical worship experience for families with young and school-age children. It includes English and Hebrew prayers and songs and is open to anyone that would like to attend. At the end of this casual, accessible service we gather our entire community to light candles, make Kiddush, and say the family blessing together.

Family Shabbat celebrations occur each Friday September through May that Shoresh meets. Check our calendar at https://www.kamii.org/cal for the full schedule.


Location:
KAM Isaiah Israel
1100 E Hyde Park Blvd
Chicago IL, 60615


Contact:
Lauren Reeves, KAM Isaiah Israel
lreeves@kamii.org
773-924-1234


Web Page

The Get Together

Monday, May 11, 2020 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, between 11/18/2019 - 6/8/2020)

The Get Together provides an opportunity for parents to meet with other parents with young children. Parents share ideas and concerns with each other and to professional staff while their children play and explore together.

The Get Together will not meet on the following Mondays: 12/23/19; 12/30/19; 4/13/20; 5/25/20.


Location:
Virginia Frank Child Development Center, Abe & Ida Cooper
6639 N Kedzie Ave
Chicago IL, 60645


Contact:
Mollie Reed, M.Ed
MollieReed@JCFS.org
773-765-3100



Sprout Shabbat Adult-Tot Program

Friday, May 15, 2020 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Friday, between 10/4/2019 - 5/22/2020)

This class provides time for toddlers and parent/caregiver to spend a relaxing morning together in a warm, stimulating setting, with other children and a nurturing teacher. Art experiences, songs, and stories are offered, as well as an opportunity for exploration and play in a classroom and playroom. Jewish holiday songs and Judaic theme activities are introduced. This class offers a great opportunity for families to meet each other and share experiences. Shabbat is celebrated each week. Registration required.

Location:
303 Dodge Ave.
Evanston IL, 60202


Contact:
Shelli Patt
spatt@jrc-evanston.org
847-328-7678


Register Online

Family Shabbat celebration

Friday, May 15, 2020 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Friday, between 9/6/2019 - 5/31/2020)

Our family Shabbat celebration is an energetic, musical worship experience for families with young and school-age children. It includes English and Hebrew prayers and songs and is open to anyone that would like to attend. At the end of this casual, accessible service we gather our entire community to light candles, make Kiddush, and say the family blessing together.

Family Shabbat celebrations occur each Friday September through May that Shoresh meets. Check our calendar at https://www.kamii.org/cal for the full schedule.


Location:
KAM Isaiah Israel
1100 E Hyde Park Blvd
Chicago IL, 60615


Contact:
Lauren Reeves, KAM Isaiah Israel
lreeves@kamii.org
773-924-1234


Web Page

Tot Shabbat

Saturday, May 16, 2020 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM <Add to Calendar>

Join us for a fun and casual event that is lively and musical—and tailored to young, energetic kids. Tot Shabbat will include songs, stories, movement, a snack, and free play. And coffee for you! This month, our final Tot Shabbat of the program year, we will focus on our feelings, spirit, and soul. No RSVP is needed, and families of all types and backgrounds are welcome.

Location:
KAM Isaiah Israel
1100 E Hyde Park Blvd
Chicago IL, 60615


Contact:
Lauren Reeves, KAM Isaiah Israel
lreeves@kamii.org
773-924-1234


Web Page

The Get Together

Monday, May 18, 2020 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, between 11/18/2019 - 6/8/2020)

The Get Together provides an opportunity for parents to meet with other parents with young children. Parents share ideas and concerns with each other and to professional staff while their children play and explore together.

The Get Together will not meet on the following Mondays: 12/23/19; 12/30/19; 4/13/20; 5/25/20.


Location:
Virginia Frank Child Development Center, Abe & Ida Cooper
6639 N Kedzie Ave
Chicago IL, 60645


Contact:
Mollie Reed, M.Ed
MollieReed@JCFS.org
773-765-3100



Sprout Shabbat Adult-Tot Program

Friday, May 22, 2020 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Friday, between 10/4/2019 - 5/22/2020)

This class provides time for toddlers and parent/caregiver to spend a relaxing morning together in a warm, stimulating setting, with other children and a nurturing teacher. Art experiences, songs, and stories are offered, as well as an opportunity for exploration and play in a classroom and playroom. Jewish holiday songs and Judaic theme activities are introduced. This class offers a great opportunity for families to meet each other and share experiences. Shabbat is celebrated each week. Registration required.

Location:
303 Dodge Ave.
Evanston IL, 60202


Contact:
Shelli Patt
spatt@jrc-evanston.org
847-328-7678


Register Online

Family Shabbat celebration

Friday, May 22, 2020 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Friday, between 9/6/2019 - 5/31/2020)

Our family Shabbat celebration is an energetic, musical worship experience for families with young and school-age children. It includes English and Hebrew prayers and songs and is open to anyone that would like to attend. At the end of this casual, accessible service we gather our entire community to light candles, make Kiddush, and say the family blessing together.

Family Shabbat celebrations occur each Friday September through May that Shoresh meets. Check our calendar at https://www.kamii.org/cal for the full schedule.


Location:
KAM Isaiah Israel
1100 E Hyde Park Blvd
Chicago IL, 60615


Contact:
Lauren Reeves, KAM Isaiah Israel
lreeves@kamii.org
773-924-1234


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The Get Together

Monday, May 25, 2020 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, between 11/18/2019 - 6/8/2020)

The Get Together provides an opportunity for parents to meet with other parents with young children. Parents share ideas and concerns with each other and to professional staff while their children play and explore together.

The Get Together will not meet on the following Mondays: 12/23/19; 12/30/19; 4/13/20; 5/25/20.


Location:
Virginia Frank Child Development Center, Abe & Ida Cooper
6639 N Kedzie Ave
Chicago IL, 60645


Contact:
Mollie Reed, M.Ed
MollieReed@JCFS.org
773-765-3100



Family Shabbat celebration

Friday, May 29, 2020 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Friday, between 9/6/2019 - 5/31/2020)

Our family Shabbat celebration is an energetic, musical worship experience for families with young and school-age children. It includes English and Hebrew prayers and songs and is open to anyone that would like to attend. At the end of this casual, accessible service we gather our entire community to light candles, make Kiddush, and say the family blessing together.

Family Shabbat celebrations occur each Friday September through May that Shoresh meets. Check our calendar at https://www.kamii.org/cal for the full schedule.


Location:
KAM Isaiah Israel
1100 E Hyde Park Blvd
Chicago IL, 60615


Contact:
Lauren Reeves, KAM Isaiah Israel
lreeves@kamii.org
773-924-1234


Web Page

The Get Together

Monday, June 1, 2020 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, between 11/18/2019 - 6/8/2020)

The Get Together provides an opportunity for parents to meet with other parents with young children. Parents share ideas and concerns with each other and to professional staff while their children play and explore together.

The Get Together will not meet on the following Mondays: 12/23/19; 12/30/19; 4/13/20; 5/25/20.


Location:
Virginia Frank Child Development Center, Abe & Ida Cooper
6639 N Kedzie Ave
Chicago IL, 60645


Contact:
Mollie Reed, M.Ed
MollieReed@JCFS.org
773-765-3100


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