Seasonal Holiday Offerings


From live theater to afikomen searches there are tons of ways for kids to celebrate Passover. Check out one of the fun events happening in the community! 

  • Across the Sand: A Passover Experience | 3/29-4/9 | Northbrook Theater for Young Audiences | Northbrook | Across the Sand transports audience members to Ancient Egypt for an interactive retelling of the Passover story complete with live music. Audiences will bring to life the basket floating down the Nile, become sheep in a grassy field, discover the burning bush, and experience the crossing of the Red Sea. Use code JUF23 for ticket discount!

  • Afikomen Scavenger Hunt | Sunday 4/2 | 2 PM | Z Frank Apachi JCC | Northbrook | Why on this Passover do we spend time outside?  The Answer: To hunt for the Afikomen, of course!  Join JCC Chicago for the ultimate afikomen scavenger hunt. Explore the grounds, compete in Minute To Win It games, and take home a Passover goodie bag.

  • Shabbat Yeladim: A Special Passover Celebration | Friday 4/7 | 5:30 PM | Temple Beth-El | Northbrook | A fun Shabbat experience for families with children 2nd grade & younger at Temple Beth-El. Older siblings and grandparents are welcome to attend & participate. Includes complimentary dinner and a special musical performance of "The Prince of Egypt" by Stages Chicago. 5:30pm Complimentary Matzah pizza dinner 5:50pm "The Prince of Egypt" Performance

  • JRC's Family Passover Seder | Saturday 4/8 | 10 AM | JRC | Evanston | A fun, interactive, & musical Passover family Seder experience with a light Kosher meal. 
  • Ark Adventure: Let My People Go | Saturday 4/8 | 11 AM | Congregation Beth Shalom | Northbrook | Kids and their grownups climb aboard the ark for a Shabbat adventure filled with sensory storytelling, music, puppetry, and lots of imagination

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