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jBaby Chicago Pop Up Playgroup | Rootz

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

Have you ever wanted to try out a jBaby playgroup without the commitment? jBaby Chicago is excited to offer pop up playgroups for Jewish & interfaith parents and babies 0-24 months of age living in Chicago. Join us to share stories, make new connections and try out a new play space together!

Location:
557 Waukegan Rd
Northbrook IL, 60062


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


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jBaby Chicago Pop Up Playgroup | We Rock the Spectrum

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

Have you ever wanted to try out a jBaby playgroup without the commitment? jBaby Chicago is excited to offer pop up playgroups for Jewish & interfaith parents and babies 0-24 months of age living in Chicago. Join us to share stories, make new connections and try out a new play space together!

Location:
553 E Dundee Rd
Palatine IL, 60074


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


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jBaby Chicago Pop Up Playgroups | Little Adventures

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

Have you ever wanted to try out a jBaby playgroup without the commitment?
jBaby Chicago is excited to offer pop up playgroups for Jewish & interfaith parents and babies 0-24 months of age living in Chicago. Join us to share stories, make new connections and try out a new play space together!


Location:
1111 N Western Avenue 1S
Chicago IL, 60622


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


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Shabbat with a Twist

Friday, December 21, 2018 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM <Add to Calendar>

Join us for Shabbat with a Twist, Friday, December 21, 2018 at Congregation Beth Shalom from 11:00 – 11:45 a.m. Families with children up to Pre-K join us to sing songs, 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
847-489-4100


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Hershel and The Hanukkah Goblins

Saturday, December 22, 2018 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Sunday, Saturday, between 12/1/2018 - 1/5/2019)

Strawdog Theatre Company celebrates the holidays with its world premiere adaptation of the family classic “Hershel And The Hanukkah Goblins,” based on the book by Eric Kimmel. The creative team, led by Emerald City Theatre Artistic Director Jacqueline Stone, will use live music to tell the fantastical story of Hershel of Ostropol defeating a series of goblins over the eight days of Hanukkah. This new stage adaptation of the classic children's holiday book is the latest edition of Strawdog's programming geared towards families and young audiences.

Location:
Strawdog Theatre Company
1802 W. Berenice Ave.
Chicago IL, 60613


Contact:
David Rosenberg
david@drpublicrelations.com
773-505-1429


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Shalom Shabbat

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

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

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

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


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


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Hershel and The Hanukkah Goblins

Sunday, December 23, 2018 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Sunday, Saturday, between 12/1/2018 - 1/5/2019)

Strawdog Theatre Company celebrates the holidays with its world premiere adaptation of the family classic “Hershel And The Hanukkah Goblins,” based on the book by Eric Kimmel. The creative team, led by Emerald City Theatre Artistic Director Jacqueline Stone, will use live music to tell the fantastical story of Hershel of Ostropol defeating a series of goblins over the eight days of Hanukkah. This new stage adaptation of the classic children's holiday book is the latest edition of Strawdog's programming geared towards families and young audiences.

Location:
Strawdog Theatre Company
1802 W. Berenice Ave.
Chicago IL, 60613


Contact:
David Rosenberg
david@drpublicrelations.com
773-505-1429


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Sunday School ‘Try Out’ at Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation

Sunday, December 23, 2018 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

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

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

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


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


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


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Miller Intro to Judaism Course

Sunday, December 23, 2018 10:00 AM - 12:15 PM <Add to Calendar>

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

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

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

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

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


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


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


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Hershel and The Hanukkah Goblins

Saturday, December 29, 2018 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Sunday, Saturday, between 12/1/2018 - 1/5/2019)

Strawdog Theatre Company celebrates the holidays with its world premiere adaptation of the family classic “Hershel And The Hanukkah Goblins,” based on the book by Eric Kimmel. The creative team, led by Emerald City Theatre Artistic Director Jacqueline Stone, will use live music to tell the fantastical story of Hershel of Ostropol defeating a series of goblins over the eight days of Hanukkah. This new stage adaptation of the classic children's holiday book is the latest edition of Strawdog's programming geared towards families and young audiences.

Location:
Strawdog Theatre Company
1802 W. Berenice Ave.
Chicago IL, 60613


Contact:
David Rosenberg
david@drpublicrelations.com
773-505-1429


Web Page

Shalom Shabbat

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

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

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

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


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


Web Page

Hershel and The Hanukkah Goblins

Sunday, December 30, 2018 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Sunday, Saturday, between 12/1/2018 - 1/5/2019)

Strawdog Theatre Company celebrates the holidays with its world premiere adaptation of the family classic “Hershel And The Hanukkah Goblins,” based on the book by Eric Kimmel. The creative team, led by Emerald City Theatre Artistic Director Jacqueline Stone, will use live music to tell the fantastical story of Hershel of Ostropol defeating a series of goblins over the eight days of Hanukkah. This new stage adaptation of the classic children's holiday book is the latest edition of Strawdog's programming geared towards families and young audiences.

Location:
Strawdog Theatre Company
1802 W. Berenice Ave.
Chicago IL, 60613


Contact:
David Rosenberg
david@drpublicrelations.com
773-505-1429


Web Page

Sunday School ‘Try Out’ at Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation

Sunday, December 30, 2018 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

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

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

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


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


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


Web Page

Miller Intro to Judaism Course

Sunday, December 30, 2018 10:00 AM - 12:15 PM <Add to Calendar>

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

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

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

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

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


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


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


Web Page

Hershel and The Hanukkah Goblins

Saturday, January 5, 2019 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Sunday, Saturday, between 12/1/2018 - 1/5/2019)

Strawdog Theatre Company celebrates the holidays with its world premiere adaptation of the family classic “Hershel And The Hanukkah Goblins,” based on the book by Eric Kimmel. The creative team, led by Emerald City Theatre Artistic Director Jacqueline Stone, will use live music to tell the fantastical story of Hershel of Ostropol defeating a series of goblins over the eight days of Hanukkah. This new stage adaptation of the classic children's holiday book is the latest edition of Strawdog's programming geared towards families and young audiences.

Location:
Strawdog Theatre Company
1802 W. Berenice Ave.
Chicago IL, 60613


Contact:
David Rosenberg
david@drpublicrelations.com
773-505-1429


Web Page

Mini Mishkan | City

Saturday, January 5, 2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

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

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


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


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Sunday School ‘Try Out’ at Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation

Sunday, January 6, 2019 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

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

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

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


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


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


Web Page

0-24 month WEEKEND playgroup, Bubbles Academy | City

Sunday, January 6, 2019 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

jBaby Chicago is excited to offer playgroups for Jewish & interfaith parents and babies 0-24 months of age living in Chicago. Share stories while the children play, making lasting connections for you and your family as you navigate this parenting adventure together. jBaby weekend playgroups will meet once a month.

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


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


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0-24 month WEEKEND playgroup, We Orbit | Highland Park

Sunday, January 6, 2019 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

jBaby Chicago is excited to offer playgroups for Jewish & interfaith parents and babies 0-24 months of age living in Chicago. Share stories while the children play, making lasting connections for you and your family as you navigate this parenting adventure together. jBaby weekend playgroups will meet once a month.

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


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


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Miller Intro to Judaism Course

Sunday, January 6, 2019 10:00 AM - 12:15 PM <Add to Calendar>

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

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

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

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

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


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


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


Web Page

Mini Movers | NW. Suburbs

Monday, January 7, 2019 9:30 AM - Monday, February 25, 2019 10:15 AM <Add to Calendar>

Introduce your child to rhythmic movement and basic dance vocabulary, all the while dancing with their favorite partner - You! With your help, your little one will master skills like balancing, jumping, and movement in all directions. This class is best for walkers.

*Class will not meet on 1/21/19*


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


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


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8-24 month playgroup, We Rock the Spectrum | Palatine

Monday, January 7, 2019 10:00 AM - Monday, February 11, 2019 11:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

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

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


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


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8-24 month playgroup, WeOrbit | Highland Park

Monday, January 7, 2019 3:30 PM - Monday, February 11, 2019 5:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

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


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


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


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0-6 month playgroup, Sprout San Francisco | Chicago

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 1:30 PM - Tuesday, February 12, 2019 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:
Sprout San Francisco
1943 W Division St
Chicago IL, 60622


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


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6-14 month playgroup, Bubbles Academy | Chicago

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 3:30 PM - Tuesday, February 12, 2019 5:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

jBaby Chicago is excited to offer playgroups for Jewish & interfaith parents and babies 0-24 months of age living in Chicago. Share stories while the children play, making lasting connections for you and your family as you navigate this parenting adventure together. Playgroups will be grouped according by age: 0-6 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, 60614


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


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Jewish Broadway Storytime | N. Suburbs

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 9:30 AM - Wednesday, February 13, 2019 10:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

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

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


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


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

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 10:00 AM - Wednesday, February 13, 2019 11:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

*This playgroup has reached the max. capacity for the space. Please email jbabychicago@juf.org if you would like to be added to the wait list*

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


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


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


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Rock'n'Roll with BJE | N. Suburbs

Thursday, January 10, 2019 9:00 AM - Thursday, February 14, 2019 9:45 AM <Add to Calendar>

The class will feature movement, games and activities set to rockin' new music that all will enjoy! Children will experience age appropriate instrumental exploration, movement, group dances and sing-a-longs. This class is best for babies, 15-24 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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Scribble, Drip and Play: Sensory Art for Toddlers | N. Suburbs

Thursday, January 10, 2019 9:30 AM - Thursday, February 28, 2019 11:00 AM <Add to Calendar>

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

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


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


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8-24 month playgroup, Present Place | Chicago

Thursday, January 10, 2019 3:30 PM - Thursday, February 14, 2019 5:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

jBaby Chicago is excited to offer playgroups for Jewish & interfaith parents and babies 0-24 months of age living in Chicago. Share stories while the children play, making lasting connections for you and your family as you navigate this parenting adventure together. Playgroups will be grouped according by age: 0-6 months, 6-14 months, 8-24 months, 12-24 months. Please choose the group that is most appropriate for you and your child.


Location:
Present Place
3701 N Ravenswood Ave #247–248
Chicago IL, 60613


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


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Bim Bam Baby - Tots | N. Suburbs

Friday, January 11, 2019 10:00 AM - Friday, March 1, 2019 10:45 AM <Add to Calendar>

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

Location:
Temple Jeremiah
937 Happ Road
Northfield IL, 60093


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


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Sing & Play | City

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

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

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


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


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Bim Bam Baby | N. Suburbs

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

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

Location:
Temple Jeremiah
937 Happ Road
Northfield IL, 60093


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


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8- 24 month (+ Big Sibs) playgroup, My Gym | Skokie

Friday, January 11, 2019 3:30 PM - Friday, February 15, 2019 5:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

jBaby Chicago is excited to offer playgroups for Jewish & interfaith parents and babies 0-24 months of age living in Chicago. jBig Sibs are welcome at this group up to age 4. 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 Skokie
9179 Gross Point Rd
Skokie IL, 60077


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


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12-24 month playgroup, My Gym | Chicago

Friday, January 11, 2019 4:00 PM - Friday, February 15, 2019 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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Shalom Shabbat

Friday, January 11, 2019 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

Shalom Shabbat is an event especially geared to the presence of young children. We begin at 6:00 pm with visual t’fillah, a brief PowerPoint service, followed by a catered Shabbat dinner, Israeli dancing and dessert.
$10 per adult – $8 per child, $30 max per household. This program was created especially for families with children in grades 5 and under, but all are welcome!


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


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


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JCYS Parent-Tot Yoga | City

Saturday, January 12, 2019 9:30 AM - Saturday, February 16, 2019 10:15 AM <Add to Calendar>

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

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


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


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Super Havdalah Playdate

Saturday, January 12, 2019 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

The Havdalah ceremony can be SUPER special - it’s a quick and beautiful way to mark your week. Join us for Havdalah, FREE children’s dinner, and a chance to put your superhero skills to the test. Come as you are in clothing, costumes or superhero pajamas! RSVP to adrumm@nssbethel.org or call 847-432-8126.

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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Shalom Chaverim - Welcome, Friends! | City

Sunday, January 13, 2019 9:00 AM - Sunday, March 10, 2019 11:45 AM <Add to Calendar>

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

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


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


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


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

Sunday, January 13, 2019 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM <Add to Calendar>

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

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


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



Sunday School ‘Try Out’ at Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation

Sunday, January 13, 2019 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

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

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

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


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


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


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jBaby Sings | Tots | City

Sunday, January 13, 2019 10:00 AM - Sunday, February 17, 2019 10:45 AM <Add to Calendar>

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

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


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


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Miller Intro to Judaism Course

Sunday, January 13, 2019 10:00 AM - 12:15 PM <Add to Calendar>

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

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

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

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

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


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


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


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Mind, Body, Baby | N. Suburbs

Sunday, January 13, 2019 10:30 AM - Sunday, February 17, 2019 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 eight-week health and wellness series presented by JCC Chicago. Experience the brand-new, state-of-the-art Marvin Lustbader Fitness Center as you and your baby enjoy a different fitness or wellness activity together each week. Classes will include parent/baby yoga, a stroller workout, parent/baby swim and more, all led by experienced fitness instructors and wellness practitioners. 15 minutes of open play time and a light snack in the Stay & Play space will follow each wellness activity. For parents and non-walkers; FREE babysitting available for siblings.

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


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


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Preschool Jewish Discovery explores Tu B’Shevat at Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation

Sunday, January 13, 2019 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation’s Preschool Jewish Discovery is a free, monthly enrichment class for member and non-member parents with their children ages 2-5. Rabbi Adam Chalom explores a Jewish holiday or cultural value along with interactive songs, books and hands-on activities. Parents will receive at-home resources as well. There’s time for a snack and for parents to socialize.

Children will explore Tu B’Shevat (Jewish Earth Day), learning about environmental awareness in their daily lives. They’ll also have a chance to create art using recycled objects.

Younger siblings are welcome to join in the group. Older siblings can join our Sunday School 'Try Out' by coming at 9:30 a.m. to join their grade’s class for the day (with advance notice, please).

Everyone is welcome at our events so you can meet us for yourself — no charge and no commitment. Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation celebrates Jewish identity..


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


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


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jBaby Sings | Babies | City

Sunday, January 13, 2019 11:00 AM - Sunday, February 17, 2019 11:45 AM <Add to Calendar>

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

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


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


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When I Grow Up: Make Magic Happen

Sunday, January 13, 2019 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

Join PJ Library and PJ Our Way to meet Magician Danny Dubin. Through a hands-on magic show, Danny will share how his magic career started and how your Judaism can inspire magic to happen.

Location:
Rootz
557 Waukegan Rd
Northbrook IL, 60062


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


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Gym HaKatan - The Little Gym | N. Suburbs

Sunday, January 13, 2019 3:30 PM - Sunday, March 10, 2019 4:15 PM <Add to Calendar>

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

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


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


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Kids in the kitchen-cooking club

Sunday, January 13, 2019 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

Is your child between the ages of 6 and 11 and likes to cook? Are you proud to be Jewish and want to hang out with other Jewish Kids? If so, this club is for you!

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


Location:
655 W Irving Park Rd
Party room on the 2nd floor
Chicago IL, 60613


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


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

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 9:15 AM - Tuesday, March 26, 2019 10:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

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

Best for children 12-24 months (walkers)

*class will not meet on 2/19*


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


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


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

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 11:00 AM - Tuesday, March 26, 2019 12:15 PM <Add to Calendar>

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

Best for children 3-14 months (crawlers)

*class will not meet on 2/19*


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


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


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City South Plays | City

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 9:00 AM - Wednesday, February 20, 2019 10:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

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

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


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


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


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

Thursday, January 17, 2019 9:30 AM - Thursday, February 21, 2019 11:00 AM <Add to Calendar>

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


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


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


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Shabbat with a Twist

Friday, January 18, 2019 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM <Add to Calendar>

Join us for Shabbat with a Twist, Friday, January 18, 2019 at Congregation Beth Shalom from 11:00-11:45 a.m. Families with children from birth 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:
Congregation Beth Shalom
3433 Walters Avenue
Northbrook IL, 60062


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


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

Sunday, January 20, 2019 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM <Add to Calendar>

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

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


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



Sunday School ‘Try Out’ at Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation

Sunday, January 20, 2019 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

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

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

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


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


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


Web Page

Miller Intro to Judaism Course

Sunday, January 20, 2019 10:00 AM - 12:15 PM <Add to Calendar>

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

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

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

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

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


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


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


Web Page

Yoga Bash with BJE & Beth Hillel B'nai Emunah | N. Suburbs

Sunday, January 20, 2019 10:00 AM - Sunday, February 24, 2019 11:00 AM <Add to Calendar>

Children will focus on building their strength, flexibility and confidence through this fun class. New yoga poses are taught each week that help develop concentration, coordination and balance through weekly themes. This class is best for babies, 15-24 months.

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


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


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Tu B’Shevat Family Seder at Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation

Sunday, January 20, 2019 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation’s Tu B’Shevat Family Seder celebrates this “new year for trees” as a Jewish Earth Day. Rabbi Adam Chalom will discuss the holiday, relating it to our lives today by exploring our environmental awareness and connection to nature. Our Tu B’Shevat Seder includes a variety of fruits growing on trees and in Israel. When we eat together, we remember others who do not have enough to eat. We will collect non-perishable food to donate to a local food pantry. Also, please wear clothing showing plants, animals or nature themes and colors.

Children can join our Sunday School 'Try Out' by coming at 9:30 a.m. to join their grade’s class for the day (with advance notice, please).

Everyone is welcome at our events so you can meet us for yourself—no commitment. Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation celebrates Jewish identity and culture by replacing worship with a belief in human responsibility and equality.


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


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


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America's Got Talent Semi-Finalist MUSICALITY Performs at Temple Beth Israel

Sunday, January 20, 2019 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

Temple Beth Israel (3601 W. Dempster St., Skokie) Presents America’s Got Talent’s Semi-Finalist and Chicago’s Very Own MUSICALITY Show and Dinner, Sunday, January 19, 2019, 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Sponsored by Brotherhood TBI, costs are $20 per adult and children are $10 each. Reservations and payment for dinner and the show are due by, January 13, 2019. For more information contact TBI at 847-675-0951 or visit http://www.tbiskokie.org.

Musicality is a renowned vocal group based in Chicago and synonymous with power vocals, harmonic sounds and thrilling performances. During the last 10 years the group has spread its love of music through live performances, music videos and studio recordings. Most recently, Musicality was a semi-finalist on NBC’s popular “America’s Got Talent“ TV show.


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


Contact:
Andrea Blain
andrea@andreablainpr.com
847-933-9884


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Connecting the Expecting | City

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 6:30 PM - Tuesday, February 12, 2019 8:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

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

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

The next group is best for parents due February - April.

**Shabbat dinner 1/25**


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


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


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Tots & Tunes | NW. Suburbs

Friday, January 25, 2019 9:30 AM - Friday, March 8, 2019 10:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

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

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


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


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Jeans and Jammies: Tu B'Shevat in the Forest with Josh Warshawsky and PJ Library

Friday, January 25, 2019 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

Celebrate Tu B'Shevat in our wonderful forest with a free children's dinner/picnic, fun activities, and age appropriate Shabbat services, including music with renowned songwriter-song leader Josh Warshawsky, and a PJ Library giveaway table. For ages 1st grade and younger, although older siblings are welcome. RSVP to adrumm@nssbethel.org or (847) 432-8126.

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


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


Web Page

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

Sunday, January 27, 2019 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM <Add to Calendar>

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

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


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



Sunday School ‘Try Out’ at Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation

Sunday, January 27, 2019 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

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

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

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


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


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


Web Page

Miller Intro to Judaism Course

Sunday, January 27, 2019 10:00 AM - 12:15 PM <Add to Calendar>

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

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

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

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

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


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


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


Web Page

JCFS Sibshops

Sunday, January 27, 2019 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

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

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

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

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


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


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



Wiggles & Giggles | N. Suburbs

Monday, January 28, 2019 10:00 AM - Monday, March 18, 2019 11:00 AM <Add to Calendar>

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

Location:
Temple Beth Israel
3610 Dundee Road
Skokie IL, 60076


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


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Wiggles & Giggles | N. Suburbs

Monday, January 28, 2019 10:00 AM - Monday, March 18, 2019 11:00 AM <Add to Calendar>

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

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


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


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Mini Mishkan | City

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

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


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



Sunday School ‘Try Out’ at Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation

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

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

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

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


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


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


Web Page

0-24 month WEEKEND playgroup, Bubbles Academy

Sunday, February 3, 2019 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

jBaby Chicago is excited to offer playgroups for Jewish & interfaith parents and babies 0-24 months of age living in Chicago. Share stories while the children play, making lasting connections for you and your family as you navigate this parenting adventure together. jBaby weekend playgroups will meet once a month.

Location:
30 S Wells
2184 N. Elston Avenue
Chicago IL, 60606


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


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0-24 month WEEKEND playgroup, We Orbit | Highland Park

Sunday, February 3, 2019 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

jBaby Chicago is excited to offer playgroups for Jewish & interfaith parents and babies 0-24 months of age living in Chicago. Share stories while the children play, making lasting connections for you and your family as you navigate this parenting adventure together. jBaby weekend playgroups will meet once a month.

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


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


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Miller Intro to Judaism Course

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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


Web Page

jYoga | Naperville

Sunday, February 3, 2019 10:30 AM - Sunday, March 10, 2019 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.

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


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


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Babyccino - A Chic Meet for Mod Moms and their Tots

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

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

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

Open to children ages 0-5 years

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


Location:
1935 N kenmore Ave
chicago IL, 60614


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


Web Page

New Moms Connect | City

Thursday, February 7, 2019 10:00 AM - Thursday, March 7, 2019 11:15 AM <Add to Calendar>

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

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


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


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JNew Moms Group | City

Thursday, February 7, 2019 1:00 PM - Thursday, March 21, 2019 3:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

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

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


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


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


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jBaby Chicago's Pajama Havdalah | City

Saturday, February 9, 2019 3:30 PM - 5:00 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 & movement classes, delicious snacks and a family Havdalah service!

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


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


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jBaby Chicago's Pajama Havdalah | Suburbs

Saturday, February 9, 2019 3:30 PM - 5:00 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 & movement classes, delicious snacks and a family Havdalah service!

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


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


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Russian jBaby Musical Movement | N. Suburbs

Saturday, February 9, 2019 4:00 PM - Saturday, March 2, 2019 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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Shalom Chaverim ("Welcome, Friends!"): Jewish Playgroup for 0-3 and a grown-up

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

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

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


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



Sunday School ‘Try Out’ at Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation

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

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

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

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


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


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


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Miller Intro to Judaism Course

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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


Web Page

Babyccino - A Chic Meet for Mod Moms and their Tots

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

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

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

Open to children ages 0-5 years

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


Location:
1935 N kenmore Ave
chicago IL, 60614


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


Web Page

Kids in the kitchen- cooking club

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

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

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


Location:
655 W Irving Park Rd
Party room on the 2nd floor
Chicago IL, 60613


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


Register Online

Sunday School ‘Try Out’ at Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation

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

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

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

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


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


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


Web Page

Miller Intro to Judaism Course

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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


Web Page

Babyccino - A Chic Meet for Mod Moms and their Tots

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

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

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

Open to children ages 0-5 years

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


Location:
1935 N kenmore Ave
chicago IL, 60614


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


Web Page

Sunday School ‘Try Out’ at Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation

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

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

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

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


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


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


Web Page

Miller Intro to Judaism Course

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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


Web Page

Babyccino - A Chic Meet for Mod Moms and their Tots

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

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

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

Open to children ages 0-5 years

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


Location:
1935 N kenmore Ave
chicago IL, 60614


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


Web Page

JCFS Sibshops

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

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

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

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

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


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


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



Mini Mishkan | City

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

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

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


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


Register Online

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

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

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

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


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



Sunday School ‘Try Out’ at Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation

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

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

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

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


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


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


Web Page

0-24 month WEEKEND playgroup, Bubbles Academy

Sunday, March 3, 2019 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

jBaby Chicago is excited to offer playgroups for Jewish & interfaith parents and babies 0-24 months of age living in Chicago. Share stories while the children play, making lasting connections for you and your family as you navigate this parenting adventure together. jBaby weekend playgroups will meet once a month.

Location:
30 S Wells
2184 N. Elston Avenue
Chicago IL, 60606


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


Register Online

0-24 month WEEKEND playgroup, We Orbit | Highland Park

Sunday, March 3, 2019 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

jBaby Chicago is excited to offer playgroups for Jewish & interfaith parents and babies 0-24 months of age living in Chicago. Share stories while the children play, making lasting connections for you and your family as you navigate this parenting adventure together. jBaby weekend playgroups will meet once a month.

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


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


Register Online

Miller Intro to Judaism Course

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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


Web Page

Babyccino - A Chic Meet for Mod Moms and their Tots

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

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

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

Open to children ages 0-5 years

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


Location:
1935 N kenmore Ave
chicago IL, 60614


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


Web Page

Jewish Enrichment Center Family Exploration and Celebration

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

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

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


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



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

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

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

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


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



Sunday School ‘Try Out’ at Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation

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

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

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

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


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


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


Web Page

Miller Intro to Judaism Course

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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


Web Page

Babyccino - A Chic Meet for Mod Moms and their Tots

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

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

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

Open to children ages 0-5 years

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


Location:
1935 N kenmore Ave
chicago IL, 60614


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


Web Page

Kids in the kitchen-cooking club

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

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

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


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


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


Register Online

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

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

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

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


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



Sunday School ‘Try Out’ at Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation

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

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

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

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


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


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


Web Page

Miller Intro to Judaism Course

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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


Web Page

Sunday School ‘Try Out’ at Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation

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

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

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

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


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


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


Web Page

Miller Intro to Judaism Course

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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


Web Page

JCFS Sibshops

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

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

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

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

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


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


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



Sunday School ‘Try Out’ at Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation

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

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

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

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


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


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


Web Page

Miller Intro to Judaism Course

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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


Web Page

Mini Mishkan | City

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

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

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


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


Register Online

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

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

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

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


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



Sunday School ‘Try Out’ at Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation

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

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

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

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


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


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


Web Page

Miller Intro to Judaism Course

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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


Web Page

Good Deeds Day

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

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

Location:
30 S. Wells
Chicago IL, 60606


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


Web Page

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

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

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

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


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



Sunday School ‘Try Out’ at Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation

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

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

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

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


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


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


Web Page

Miller Intro to Judaism Course

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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


Web Page

Kids in the kitchen-cooking club

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

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

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


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


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


Register Online

Sunday School ‘Try Out’ at Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation

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

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

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

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


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


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


Web Page

Miller Intro to Judaism Course

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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


Web Page

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

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

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

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


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



Sunday School ‘Try Out’ at Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation

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

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

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

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


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


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


Web Page

Miller Intro to Judaism Course

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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


Web Page

JCFS Sibshops

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

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

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

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

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


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


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



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

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

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

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


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



Mini Mishkan | City

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

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

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


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


Register Online

Sunday School ‘Try Out’ at Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation

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

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

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

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


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


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


Web Page

Miller Intro to Judaism Course

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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


Web Page

Miller Intro to Judaism Course

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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


Web Page

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

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

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

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


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



Miller Intro to Judaism Course

Sunday, May 19, 2019 10:00 AM - 12:15 PM <Add to Calendar>

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

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

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

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

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


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


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


Web Page

Kids in the kitchen-cooking club

Sunday, May 19, 2019 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

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

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


Location:
655 W Irving Park Rd
Party room on the 2nd floor
Chicago IL, 60613


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


Register Online

Miller Intro to Judaism Course

Sunday, May 26, 2019 10:00 AM - 12:15 PM <Add to Calendar>

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

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

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

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

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


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


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


Web Page

Mini Mishkan | City

Saturday, June 1, 2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

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

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


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


Register Online

Miller Intro to Judaism Course

Sunday, June 2, 2019 10:00 AM - 12:15 PM <Add to Calendar>

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

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

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

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

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


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


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


Web Page

Miller Intro to Judaism Course

Sunday, June 9, 2019 10:00 AM - 12:15 PM <Add to Calendar>

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

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

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

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

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


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


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


Web Page

“I didn't know how much I needed an organization like jBaby Chicago until I found out it existed! jBaby helped me to develop my identity as a parent, and more importantly, my identity as a Jewish parent.”

jBaby Chicago Parent Ambassador

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