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8-24 month playgroup, WeOrbit | Highland Park

Monday, July 23, 2018 3:30 PM - Monday, August 27, 2018 5:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

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

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


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


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


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

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 9:30 AM - Tuesday, August 21, 2018 11:00 AM <Add to Calendar>

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

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


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


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6-14 month playgroup, Bubbles Academy | Chicago

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 3:30 PM - Tuesday, August 28, 2018 5:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

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

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


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


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


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

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 3:30 PM - Tuesday, August 28, 2018 5:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

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

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


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


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


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0-24 month playgroup, Chicago Sinai | Chicago

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 9:00 AM - Wednesday, August 29, 2018 10:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

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

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


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


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


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

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 10:00 AM - Wednesday, August 29, 2018 11:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

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

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


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


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


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0-6 month playgroup, Little Beans Cafe | Chicago

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 1:30 PM - Wednesday, August 29, 2018 3:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

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

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


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


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


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8-24 month playgroup, Gather | Evanston

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 3:30 PM - Wednesday, August 29, 2018 5:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

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

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


Location:
Gather
602 Davis St
Evanston IL, 60201


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


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Startup Nation: Israeli Tech Festival

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

Join OurCrowd, The Consulate General of Israel to the Midwest, and the Chicago Loop Synagogue for a celebratory and enriching evening with some of the companies which have transformed Israel into a high-tech startup powerhouse. Meet Israeli innovators and entrepreneurs as they showcase their work in artificial intelligence, healthcare and other rapidly expanding technology fields.

To RSVP, Email loopadmn@chiloopsyn.org.

We thank the Consulate General of Israel to the Midwest for their generous sponsorship of this event.


Location:
16 S. Clark Street
Chicago IL, 60603


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



Israel Scouts Tzofim Friendship Caravan

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

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

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


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


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

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

(Recurring Weekly on Friday, between 6/22/2018 - 7/27/2018)

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

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


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


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Shabbat in the Park

Friday, July 27, 2018 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

Bring your family & friends and join us as we celebrate Shabbat under the starts at Century Park Island in Vernon Hills! Bring blankets, lawn chairs. candles and anything else you need to make this a fun, memorable service.

5:00 pm Tot Play
6:00 pm BYO Picnic DInner
7:00pm Shabbat Service

In case of inclement weather, we will meet at the temple (21 Hawthorn Parkway).


Location:
Century Park Island
1001 Lakeview Parkway
Vernon Hills IL, 60061


Contact:
Nancy Trudell
ntrudell@orshalomlc.org
847-362-1948



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

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

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

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


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


Web Page

Shalom Shabbat

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

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

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

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


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


Web Page

Havdalah Jam at the Beach

Saturday, July 28, 2018 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

Join us for the summer jam not to be missed! Drums, tambourines, and good friends.

Please note, parking is limited at the beach, especially on beautiful summer days. Highland Park residents can park for free with valid vehicle sticker. Non-residents may pay at stations for $15.
In case of inclement weather, please check the event page and our Facebook page for a rain location. See you at the beach!


Location:
883 Sheridan Road
Highland Park IL, 60035


Contact:
Ashley Plotnick
soleleducator@gmail.com
847-433-3555


Web Page

Bagels in the Park | Bucktown

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

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

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

If raining, the event will be canceled.

**There is no cost for this event**


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


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


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Bagels in the Park | Deerfield

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

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

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

If raining, the event will be canceled.

**There is no cost for this event**


Location:
Jaycee Park
1026 Wilmot Road
Deerfield IL, 60015


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


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Little Builders Summer City Series | Anshe Emet Synagogue

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

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

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


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


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


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Playdate in the Park

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

Join us at Maplewood Park in Deerfield for a chance to connect with other families with young children. Bring your own picnic dinner! In case of inclement weather, we will meet in the JLC at BJBE.

Location:
850 Forest Ave
Deerfield IL, 60015


Contact:
Anne Robbin
arobbin@bjbe.org
847-940-7575


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

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

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

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


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


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Shabbat with a Twist

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

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

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

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


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


Web Page

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

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

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

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


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


Web Page

JRC's Friday Night Shabbat Beach Services

Friday, August 3, 2018 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

6:00pm Picnic in the park
7:00pm Erev Shabbat service

Enjoy the summer with our informal Erev Shabbat Services on the beautiful Evanston lakefront. Pack a dairy/vegetarian picnic dinner and come early to eat and schmooze.

In case of rain: we always try hold out and go to the lakefront, but in case of rain or extreme temperatures, the whole operation - 6 pm picnic, 7 pm service - moves to the JRC Social Hall.


Location:
Elliot Park
Evanston IL, 60202


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


Web Page Invitation

Shalom Shabbat

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

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

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

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


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


Web Page

Mini Mishkan | City

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

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

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


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


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Bagels in the Park | Naperville

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

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

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

If raining, the event will be canceled.

**There is no cost for this event**


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


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


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Little Builders Summer City Series | Anshe Emet Synagogue

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

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

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


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


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


Web Page Register Online

PJ Gives Back: Summer Edition

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

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

Location:
Glencoe Beach
635 Sheridan Rd
Glencoe IL, 60022


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


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Connecting the Expecting | City

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 6:30 PM - Tuesday, August 28, 2018 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 September - November.

**Shabbat Dinner 8/24**


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


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


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Music & Memories | City

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

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

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


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


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


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Shabbat in the Park

Friday, August 10, 2018 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

Enjoy a free pizza dinner sponsored by Giordano's, followed by an uplifting service, and then a special treat from the ice cream truck provided by BJBE! In case of inclement weather, we will be at BJBE.

Location:
1198 Saunders Road
Northbrook IL, 60062


Contact:
Anne Robbin
arobbin@bjbe.org
847-940-7575


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

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

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

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


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


Web Page

Shabbat in the Park

Friday, August 10, 2018 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

Enjoy a casual family-friendly Shabbat in the Park experience at Nichols Park in Hyde Park. Bring a blanket, toys, picnic dinner, and come casual as we socialize and then welcome Shabbat with a brief service at 6:30 pm. We'll be in the middle of Nichols Park near Kimbark & 54th by the dog sculpture, just south of the big kid playground. See you there!

Location:
Nichols Park
5171 S Kimbark Ave.
Chicago IL, 60615


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


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Shalom Shabbat

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

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

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

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


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


Web Page

Little Builders Summer City Series | Anshe Emet Synagogue

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

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

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


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


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FRIENDraiser

Sunday, August 12, 2018 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

Join Emanuel Congregation's 2nd annual FRIENDraiser - Where old friends come together and new friends are found. Everyone is welcome! Enjoy food, sch'mores, folk-song-sing-along w/Ruthie, and a Religious School open house. Kid activities will include face painting and tie dying! Suggested donation of $12 per member, potential members are free! Questions? Contact CantorFriedman@emanuelcong.org

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


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


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Bring Your Family Heirloom To Life

Sunday, August 12, 2018 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

Treasured objects are often passed down through families to remind us of shared favorite memories, traditions and culture. Bring a favorite family keepsake, or a printed photo of one, and join master storyteller Susan Stone who will help you create a work of art and storytelling together as a family. Who owned it? Where was it found? Why is it so important?

Every object has a tale to tell. Recommended for kids ages 5-15 and their favorite adults.


Location:
Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center
9603 Woods Dr
Skokie IL, 60077


Contact:
Marcy Larson
Marcy.Larson@ilhmec.org
847-967-4800


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Summertime Yeladim Program at Wagner Farm

Monday, August 13, 2018 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

Join Temple Beth-El for a fun-filled summer program geared for families with young children up to age 6 at Wagner Farm in Glenview. Older siblings welcome! Look, listen, and discover what makes up Historic Wagner Farm. Meet and interact with our animals and take part in various hands-on activities such as grinding corn to feed our chickens and pumping water for the cows. End your visit with a chance to make and sample some homemade butter. And there will be singing, storytime and more with our Director of Lifelong Learning, Mandy Herlich. This program is free and open to all! Please RSVP to Shaina Farwell (sfarwell@templebeth-el.org).

Location:
Wagner Farm
1510 Wagner Rd
Glenview IL, 60025


Contact:
Mandy Herlich
mherlich@templebeth-el.org
847-205-9982


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

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

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

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


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


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Mini Movers | N. Suburbs

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 9:30 AM - Wednesday, September 5, 2018 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.

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


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


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Shabbat with a Twist

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

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

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

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


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


Web Page

Shabbat Service at the Beach

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

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

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

No RSVPs needed!

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


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


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


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JRC's Friday Night Shabbat Beach Services

Friday, August 17, 2018 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

6:00pm Picnic in the park
7:00pm Erev Shabbat service

Enjoy the summer with our informal Erev Shabbat Services on the beautiful Evanston lakefront. Pack a dairy/vegetarian picnic dinner and come early to eat and schmooze.

In case of rain: we always try hold out and go to the lakefront, but in case of rain or extreme temperatures, the whole operation - 6 pm picnic, 7 pm service - moves to the JRC Social Hall.


Location:
Elliot Park
Evanston IL, 60202


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


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Shabbat BBQ

Friday, August 17, 2018 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

Our next congregational barbecue is Friday, August 17. This family-friendly event is a casual, fun way to meet other families and enjoy a Shabbat evening. We grill hamburgers, hot dogs, and veggie burgers and provide all the fixings. Please bring a non-dairy side dish to share!

Location:
1100 E Hyde Park Blvd
Chicago IL, 60615


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


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Shalom Shabbat

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

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

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

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


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


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Mini Mishkan

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

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

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


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


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Back to School Bagels in the Park with Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation

Sunday, August 19, 2018 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

Celebrate the last days of summer with us as we kick-off the start to Sunday School at this free, all-ages family event. Enjoy a morning of outdoor activities, perhaps with a friendly competition: kickball, water balloon toss, Minute to Win It contests, and more! We’ll also be playing on the playground and fields (with frisbees, balls, etc). Bagel brunch will be provided for everyone, including gluten-free bagels. Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation’s Rabbi Adam Chalom, the Youth Education Director and B Mitzvah Coordinator will be there. RSVP or just drop by. There is no charge and no commitment with this event, members and non-members are welcome.

Location:
Jewett Park Pavilion
Hazel Ave. and Park Ave.
Deerfield IL, 60015


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


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Little Builders Summer City Series | Anshe Emet Synagogue

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

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

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


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


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


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Bim Bam Baby | Tots | N. Suburbs

Thursday, August 23, 2018 10:00 AM - Thursday, October 11, 2018 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. This class will be taught by a Harmonious Horizons instructor.

Location:
Temple Jeremiah
937 Happ Road
Northfield IL, 60093


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


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Bim Bam Baby | Babies | N. Suburbs

Thursday, August 23, 2018 11:00 AM - Thursday, October 11, 2018 11:45 AM <Add to Calendar>

A fun and energetic music class for tots and their parents or caregivers, with a few Jewish songs in the mix for some added fun. Enjoy lively, developmentally appropriate songs and activities with your little one and get to know other little ones and parents during this 8-week session of classes. This is a mixed age class for 0-12 month olds. This class will be taught by a Harmonious Horizons instructor.

Location:
Temple Jeremiah
937 Happ Road
Northfield IL, 60093


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


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Is a B Mitzvah Right for Your Family? B Mitzvah FAQ Session for Parents

Thursday, August 23, 2018 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

Are you debating how (or whether) to seek a Bar or Bat Mitzvah for your child? Are you feeling pressure because “how it’s supposed to be” and “how it’s always been done” isn’t a good fit for your family? Are you concerned that non-Jewish family members will not be allowed to participate fully? Are you looking for a celebration that will be both personal and meaningful? Explore your options during this free, informal FAQ Session with Rabbi Adam Chalom, the Director of Education and B Mitzvah Coordinator of Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation. You can plan a custom service which balances relevance and meaning with Jewish traditions and your family’s unique heritage. Prepare for a B Mitzvah that fits well with your busy schedules and is within your financial means. RSVP or Walks-ins welcome. There is no charge and no commitment with this event, just useful information!

Location:
Panera Bread in Bannockburn Green
1211 Half Day Road
Bannockburn IL, 60015


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


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Shabbat in the Shade

Friday, August 24, 2018 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

Beth Hillel Bnai Emunah, 3220 Big Tree Lane, Wilmette will hold Shabbat in the Shade, open to the community and prospective members.
Friday, August 24.

Children’s activities at 5pm, Shabbat services at 6:15...followed by a barbecue dinner.
Donation: $20 per family. $10 single.


Location:
3220 Big Tree Lane
Wilmette IL, 60091


Contact:
Linda
office@bhcbe.org
847-256-1213



Happiness Is . . . Kabbalat Shabbat on the Lake!

Friday, August 24, 2018 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

The happiest, most fun-filled way to usher in Shabbat complete with a special pre-Shabbat jam session with Hazzan Ben Tisser. Bring your acoustic guitar or hand drum; song books with chords provided! 5:30 pm - Activities and complimentary appetizers on the lawn; 6:30 pm - Services followed by family dinner: $15 Adults; $5 for children; Free for children under 3. RSVP by August 17.

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 Shabbat

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

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

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

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


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


Web Page

Open House at McHenry County Jewish Congregation

Sunday, August 26, 2018 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

Open House at McHenry County Jewish Congregation, Sunday, August 26 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. RSVPs are required at https://mcjconline.org/event/new-member-brunch/

Get a taste of Religious School, tour the building, and meet other members, teachers, and Rabbi Tom on August 26 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

MCJC is now accepting registrations for membership and school enrollment. Opening Day for MCJC’s Religious School is Sunday, August 26, from 9:30 am until noon, including a picnic. The community picnic starts at 11:30. Hot dogs and veggie/pareve food selections will be served.


Location:
8617 Ridgefield Rd
Crystal Lake IL, 60012


Contact:
Linda Blatchford
membership@mcjconline.org
815-455-1810


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Bagels in the Park | Lakeview

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

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

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

If raining, the event will be canceled.

**There is no cost for this event**


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


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


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Bagels in the Park | Vernon Hills

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

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

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

If raining, the event will be canceled.

**There is no cost for this event**


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


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


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Little Builders Summer City Series | Anshe Emet Synagogue

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

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

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


Location:
Adams Playground
1919 N Seminary
Chicago IL, 60614


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


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Welcome Back Bash

Sunday, August 26, 2018 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

Join us for our first annual Welcome Back Bash. We'll have a BBQ, music, arts and crafts. Open to current and prospective members. Event is free. Bring your friends and neighbors. RSVP to 847-945-0470.

Location:
Congregation B'nai Tikvah
1558 Wilmot Road
Deerfield IL, 60015


Contact:
Ann Kagan
akagan@bnaitikvah.net
847-945-0470



Rosh Hashanah Storytime at Barnes & Noble

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

Please join our Director of Lifelong Learning in the children's library at the Deerfield Barnes & Noble for a special story time for Rosh Hashanah. Come join us for coffee and a story to welcome the Jewish New Year. Rosh Hashanah is a fun time to gather with old friends and make new ones! Kids of all ages are welcome. Free program.

Location:
Barnes & Noble
728 Waukegan Rd
Deerfield IL, 60015


Contact:
Mandy Herlich
mherlich@templebeth-el.org
847-205-9982


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Shalom Shabbat

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

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

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

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


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


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Mini Mishkan

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

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

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


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


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Shalom Shabbat

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

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

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

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


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


Web Page

Young Family High Holiday Services

Monday, September 10, 2018 8:45 AM - 9:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

Anshe Emet is pleased to offer age-appropriate, musical, engaging services for families with children in kindergarten and younger from 8:45 am - 9:30 am on Rosh Hashanah Day I (September 10), Rosh Hashanah Day II (September 11), and Yom Kippur (September 19). We also offer a Family Neilah Service from 6:45 pm - 7:30 pm on the evening of Yom Kippur for families with children in 1st to 5th grades. These services are free, for those who wish to get a taste of the holiday with our community. Please note, Anshe Emet members with tickets to adult High Holiday services are also welcome to the Young Family services, and do not need to register for additional tickets.

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


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


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High Holy Days Young Family Alternative Service-Rosh Hashanah I

Monday, September 10, 2018 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

Experience the warmth of B’nai Tikvah. Join us for meaningful, intergenerational High Holiday services in an innovative setting at south Park School, Deerfield. There is a nominal tax-deductible fee. RSVP to the Synagogue office to reserve your ticket, 847-945-0470. Everyone is welcome!

Location:
South Park School
1421 Hackberry Rd.
Deerfield IL, 60015


Contact:
Ann Kagan
akagan@bnaitikvah.net
847-945-0470



Young Family High Holiday Services

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 8:45 AM - 9:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

Anshe Emet is pleased to offer age-appropriate, musical, engaging services for families with children in kindergarten and younger from 8:45 am - 9:30 am on Rosh Hashanah Day I (September 10), Rosh Hashanah Day II (September 11), and Yom Kippur (September 19). We also offer a Family Neilah Service from 6:45 pm - 7:30 pm on the evening of Yom Kippur for families with children in 1st to 5th grades. These services are free, for those who wish to get a taste of the holiday with our community. Please note, Anshe Emet members with tickets to adult High Holiday services are also welcome to the Young Family services, and do not need to register for additional tickets.

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


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


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High Holy Days Young Family Alternative Service-Rosh Hashanah II

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

Experience the warmth of B’nai Tikvah. Join us for meaningful, intergenerational High Holiday services. There is a nominal tax-deductible fee. RSVP to the Synagogue office to reserve your ticket, 847-945-0470. Everyone is welcome!

Location:
Congregation B'nai Tikvah
1558 Wilmot Road
Deerfield IL, 60015


Contact:
Ann Kagan
akagan@bnaitikvah.net
847-945-0470



New Moms Connect | City

Thursday, September 13, 2018 10:00 AM - Thursday, October 11, 2018 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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Shalom Shabbat

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

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

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

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


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


Web Page

Mini Mishkan

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

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

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


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


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Jewish Enrichment Center Opening Picnic

Sunday, September 16, 2018 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM <Add to Calendar>

Join us to kick off our eighth year of extraordinary Jewish enrichment at Opening Picnic! Featuring: a parent information meeting, potluck in the park, and joyful community building.


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, September 16, 2018 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



Mind, Body, Baby | N. Suburbs

Sunday, September 16, 2018 9:45 AM - Sunday, October 21, 2018 11:00 AM <Add to Calendar>

Prioritize your own well-being, connect with your baby in new ways, and meet other parents in your community with this six-week health and wellness series presented by JCC Chicago. Experience the brand-new, state-of-the-art Marvin Lustbader Fitness Center as you and your baby enjoy a different fitness or wellness activity together each week. Classes will include parent/baby yoga, a stroller workout, parent/baby swim and more, all led by experienced fitness instructors and wellness practitioners. 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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jBaby Sings | Tots | City

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

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

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


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


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jBaby Sings | Babies | City

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

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

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


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


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High Holy Days Young Family Alternative Service-Yom Kippur

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

Experience the warmth of B’nai Tikvah. Join us for meaningful, intergenerational High Holiday services in an innovative setting at south Park School, Deerfield. There is a nominal tax-deductible fee. RSVP to the Synagogue office to reserve your ticket, 847-945-0470. Everyone is welcome!

Location:
South Park School
1421 Hackberry Rd.
Deerfield IL, 60015


Contact:
Ann Kagan
akagan@bnaitikvah.net
847-945-0470



jBaby Wiggleworms | N. Suburbs

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

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

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


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


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Shalom Shabbat

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

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

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

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


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


Web Page

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

Sunday, September 23, 2018 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



Sticky, Slimy, Shabbat! | N. Suburbs

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

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


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


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


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Shalom Shabbat

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

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

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

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


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


Web Page

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

Sunday, September 30, 2018 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



Sing & Play

Friday, October 5, 2018 10:00 AM - Friday, November 9, 2018 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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Shalom Shabbat

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

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

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

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


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


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Mini Mishkan

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

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

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


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


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Solomon Schechter Music and Movement Class | Tots

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 9:15 AM - Tuesday, December 18, 2018 10:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

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

Best for children 12-24 months (walkers)


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


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


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

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

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

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


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


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Solomon Schechter Music and Movement Class | Babies

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 11:00 AM - Tuesday, December 18, 2018 12:15 PM <Add to Calendar>

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

Best for children 3-14 months (crawlers)


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


Contact:
Julie Brodsky
juliebrodsky@juf.org
312-357-4944


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JNew Moms Group | City

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

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


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


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


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Broadway Storytime

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

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, between 10/10/2018 - 11/14/2018)

Temple Beth-El and jbaby presents Broadway Storytime on Wednesday mornings at Temple Beth-El. 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. Come meet other parents with children similar in age. Fee: $72.00 (1 child), $108 (2 children).

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


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


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Jewish Broadway Storytime

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

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

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


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


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

Thursday, October 11, 2018 9:30 AM - Thursday, November 15, 2018 11:00 AM <Add to Calendar>

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

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


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


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Tots & Tunes | NW. Suburbs

Friday, October 12, 2018 10:00 AM - Friday, November 16, 2018 11:00 AM <Add to Calendar>

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

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


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


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JCYS Parent-Tot Yoga | City

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

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

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


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


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Shalom Shabbat

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

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

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

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


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


Web Page

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

Sunday, October 14, 2018 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



Connecting the Expecting | City

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 6:30 PM - Tuesday, November 6, 2018 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 December - January.

**Shabbat dinner 10/26**


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


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


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Broadway Storytime

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, between 10/10/2018 - 11/14/2018)

Temple Beth-El and jbaby presents Broadway Storytime on Wednesday mornings at Temple Beth-El. 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. Come meet other parents with children similar in age. Fee: $72.00 (1 child), $108 (2 children).

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


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


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Shalom Shabbat

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

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

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

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


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


Web Page

Mini Mishkan

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

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

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


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


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

Sunday, October 21, 2018 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



Broadway Storytime

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, between 10/10/2018 - 11/14/2018)

Temple Beth-El and jbaby presents Broadway Storytime on Wednesday mornings at Temple Beth-El. 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. Come meet other parents with children similar in age. Fee: $72.00 (1 child), $108 (2 children).

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


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


Web Page Register Online

Shalom Shabbat

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

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

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

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


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


Web Page

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

Sunday, October 28, 2018 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



Broadway Storytime

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, between 10/10/2018 - 11/14/2018)

Temple Beth-El and jbaby presents Broadway Storytime on Wednesday mornings at Temple Beth-El. 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. Come meet other parents with children similar in age. Fee: $72.00 (1 child), $108 (2 children).

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


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


Web Page Register Online

Shalom Shabbat

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

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

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

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


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


Web Page

Mini Mishkan

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

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

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


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


Register Online

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

Sunday, November 4, 2018 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



Mind, Body, Baby | N. Suburbs

Sunday, November 4, 2018 9:45 AM - Sunday, December 16, 2018 11:00 AM <Add to Calendar>

Prioritize your own well-being, connect with your baby in new ways, and meet other parents in your community with this six-week health and wellness series presented by JCC Chicago. Experience the brand-new, state-of-the-art Marvin Lustbader Fitness Center as you and your baby enjoy a different fitness or wellness activity together each week. Classes will include parent/baby yoga, a stroller workout, parent/baby swim and more, all led by experienced fitness instructors and wellness practitioners. 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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Broadway Storytime

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, between 10/10/2018 - 11/14/2018)

Temple Beth-El and jbaby presents Broadway Storytime on Wednesday mornings at Temple Beth-El. 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. Come meet other parents with children similar in age. Fee: $72.00 (1 child), $108 (2 children).

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


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


Web Page Register Online

Shalom Shabbat

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

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

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

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


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


Web Page

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

Sunday, November 11, 2018 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



Broadway Storytime

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

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, between 10/10/2018 - 11/14/2018)

Temple Beth-El and jbaby presents Broadway Storytime on Wednesday mornings at Temple Beth-El. 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. Come meet other parents with children similar in age. Fee: $72.00 (1 child), $108 (2 children).

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


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


Web Page Register Online

Shalom Shabbat

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

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

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

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


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


Web Page

Mini Mishkan

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

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

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


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


Register Online

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

Sunday, November 18, 2018 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



Shalom Shabbat

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

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

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

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


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


Web Page

Shalom Shabbat

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

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

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

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


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


Web Page

Mini Mishkan

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

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

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


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


Register Online

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

Sunday, December 2, 2018 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



Shalom Shabbat

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

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

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

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


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


Web Page

Jewish Enrichment Center Family Exploration and Celebration

Sunday, December 9, 2018 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, December 9, 2018 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



Shalom Shabbat

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

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

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

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


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


Web Page

Mini Mishkan

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

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

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


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


Register Online

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

Sunday, December 16, 2018 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



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


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

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


“Wonderful teachers and other staff, love the music and drama teachers who visit and the use of the natural setting in the classroom.”

JUF Right Start Family

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