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Temple Beth Israel Passover Second Seder

Thursday, April 9, 2020 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

Temple Beth Israel (3601 W. Dempster St., Skokie) presents its annual Passover Second Seder, Thursday, April 9, 2020, 6:30 pm–9:30 pm. TBI will provide a traditional meal. Please bring for your family: hard-boiled peeled eggs, Kosher for Passover matzah, and wine or grape juice. The cost is $38.00 per adult and $14.00 per child, ages 2-12. Reservations and payment are due by April 3, 2020. The community is welcome. For more information call Temple Beth Israel at 847-675-0951 or visit http://www.tbiskokie.org.

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


Contact:
Andrea Blain
info@tbiskokie.org
847-675-0951


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Anshe Emet Shalom Shabbat

Saturday, April 11, 2020 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Saturday, between 1/11/2020 - 6/27/2020)

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


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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


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Bim Bam Baby - VIRTUAL | N. Suburbs

Friday, April 17, 2020 11:00 AM - Friday, May 15, 2020 11:45 AM <Add to Calendar>

A fun and energetic music class for tots and their parents or caregivers, with a few Jewish songs in the mix for some added fun. Enjoy lively, developmentally appropriate songs and activities with your little one and get to know other little ones and parents.

*This session of Bim Bam Baby will meet online (via Zoom Meetings).


Location:
Your home via Zoom
Northfield IL, 60093


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


Register Online

Bim Bam Baby - VIRTUAL | N. Suburbs

Friday, April 17, 2020 12:00 PM - Friday, May 15, 2020 12:45 PM <Add to Calendar>

A fun and energetic music class for tots and their parents or caregivers, with a few Jewish songs in the mix for some added fun. Enjoy lively, developmentally appropriate songs and activities with your little one and get to know other little ones and parents.

*This session of Bim Bam Baby will meet online (via Zoom Meetings).


Location:
Your home via Zoom
Northfield IL, 60093


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


Register Online

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


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Anshe Emet Shalom Shabbat

Saturday, April 18, 2020 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Saturday, between 1/11/2020 - 6/27/2020)

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

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

JNew Moms Group - VIRTUAL | City

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 1:00 PM - Tuesday, May 26, 2020 3:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

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

*This cohort of JNew Moms Group will meet online (via Zoom Meetings) so that we can continue to help you build the village you need and deserve at this special time in your lives.


Location:
Your home via Zoom
Chicago IL, 00000


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


Register Online

Connecting the Expecting - VIRTUAL | 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 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.

*This cohort of Connecting the Expecting will meet online, in a virtual space so that we can continue to help you build the village you need and deserve at this special time in your lives.


Location:
Your home via Zoom
Chicago IL, 60613


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


Register Online

Jeans & Jammies with Pete the Cat

Friday, April 24, 2020 5:00 PM - 6:15 PM <Add to Calendar>

Pete the Cat and all his shoes and buttons will be with us for Shabbat! Program is geared for families with children in 1st grade and younger. Enjoy music, a free dinner for the kids, appetizers and drinks for adults, a PJ Library “Take Table” and a great Shabbat celebration! This event is FREE but you must RSVP to meskin@nssbethel.org by April 21.

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


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


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Anshe Emet Shalom Shabbat

Saturday, April 25, 2020 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Saturday, between 1/11/2020 - 6/27/2020)

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

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

Shabbat With a Twist

Friday, May 1, 2020 11:00 AM - 11:00 AM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Monthly on the 1 of every month between 2/7/2020 - 6/19/2020)

Join us for Shabbat with a Twist, Friday, February 7 and 21, 2020 at Congregation Beth Shalom from 11:00 – 11:45 a.m. Families with children up to Pre-K join us to sing, hear a story read by our clergy and twist your own challah with the dough we provide and take it home to bake. All are welcome, open to the community - free of charge! 3433 Walters Ave, Northbrook, 847-498-4100.

Location:
3433 Walters Avenue
Northbrook IL, 60062


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


Web Page

Anshe Emet Shalom Shabbat

Saturday, May 2, 2020 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Saturday, between 1/11/2020 - 6/27/2020)

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

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

Outdoor Explorers | City

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 3:30 PM - Wednesday, June 17, 2020 4:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

Explore the wonders of the outside world through natural play with plants, leaves, sticks, sand and loose parts. This six-week class will take place in an urban outdoor classroom where water play, climbing, sliding and exploration are all encouraged!

*Class will not meet 5/27*


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


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


Register Online

Anshe Emet Shalom Shabbat

Saturday, May 9, 2020 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Saturday, between 1/11/2020 - 6/27/2020)

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

Mitzvah Mamas-Sarah's Circle

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

Join us for our last Mitzvah Mamas event! We're sponsoring a pizza dinner at Sarah's Circle and joining them for game night. Sarah's Circle is an organization that provides services to women who are homeless or face barriers to achieving permanent, safe housing.

Location:
4750 N Sheridan Rd
Chicago IL, 60640


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



Mitzvah Mamas-Keshet

Thursday, May 14, 2020 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

Join us for our last Mitzvah Mamas event! We're going for an ice cream outing with Keshet in Northbrook.

Location:
600 Academy Drive
Ste. 130
Northbrook IL, 60062


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



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

Anshe Emet Shalom Shabbat

Saturday, May 16, 2020 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Saturday, between 1/11/2020 - 6/27/2020)

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

Anshe Emet Shalom Shabbat

Saturday, May 23, 2020 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Saturday, between 1/11/2020 - 6/27/2020)

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

Anshe Emet Shalom Shabbat

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

(Recurring Weekly on Saturday, between 1/11/2020 - 6/27/2020)

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

Shabbat With a Twist

Monday, June 1, 2020 11:00 AM - 11:00 AM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Monthly on the 1 of every month between 2/7/2020 - 6/19/2020)

Join us for Shabbat with a Twist, Friday, February 7 and 21, 2020 at Congregation Beth Shalom from 11:00 – 11:45 a.m. Families with children up to Pre-K join us to sing, hear a story read by our clergy and twist your own challah with the dough we provide and take it home to bake. All are welcome, open to the community - free of charge! 3433 Walters Ave, Northbrook, 847-498-4100.

Location:
3433 Walters Avenue
Northbrook IL, 60062


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


Web Page

Anshe Emet Shalom Shabbat

Saturday, June 6, 2020 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Saturday, between 1/11/2020 - 6/27/2020)

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

Anshe Emet Shalom Shabbat

Saturday, June 13, 2020 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Saturday, between 1/11/2020 - 6/27/2020)

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

Anshe Emet Shalom Shabbat

Saturday, June 20, 2020 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Saturday, between 1/11/2020 - 6/27/2020)

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

Anshe Emet Shalom Shabbat

Saturday, June 27, 2020 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Saturday, between 1/11/2020 - 6/27/2020)

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

“We especially love attending the weekend events, as they give us a chance to socialize with new friends and engage in Jewish holidays with our son.”

jBaby Chicago Parent