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Beach Bash & Family Dance

Saturday, April 1, 2017 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

It’s beach party time! Bring your family to our Beach Bash and Family Dance. DJ, crafts, games, contests, pick-a-prize, photo booth, pizza dinner & sundae bar. $36/family. Beach attire invited.

Location:
23280 N Old McHenry Rd
Lake Zurich IL, 60047


Contact:
Lawrence LeVine
ljlevine@jccchicago.org
847-763-3603


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Pre-Passover Story Time at Barnes & Noble

Sunday, April 2, 2017 2:00 PM - 4:59 PM <Add to Calendar>

Prepare for Passover and get in the spirit with a Story Time, craft and more! Join Lubavitch Chabad of Skokie and beloved educator Mrs. Zeesy Posner at Barnes & Noble on Sunday, April 2, 2017, 2:00pm at Barnes & Noble in Westfield Old Orchard mall, 55 Old Orchard Center Skokie, IL 60077. No charge.

For more information, please call 847-677-1770 or visit the website www.SkokieChabad.org/Passover.


Location:
Barnes & Noble in Westfield Old Orchard mall
55 Old Orchard Center
Skokie IL, 60076


Contact:
Lubavitch Chabad of Skokie
Yposner@SkokieChabad.org
847-677-1770


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Good Deeds Day

Sunday, April 2, 2017 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

Good Deeds Day - One day uniting people from 75 countries to do GOOD.

jBaby Chicago & PJ Library invite our families to spend the afternoon volunteering with us.

We will have volunteer projects available for all ages followed by a family concert with Jim Gill.


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


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


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Have a Matzah Ball.. It's Passover! Storytime for Young Children

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM <Add to Calendar>

Learn about Passover with stories, songs, and activities especially for children ages 0-2 (older children welcome). Rabbi Adam Chalom and Education Director Dawn Friedman lead these storytime sessions. Get to know other families in your community! Resources for celebrating Passover in your home will be provided.

Location:
The Book Bin
1151 Church Street
Northbrook IL, 60062


Contact:
Dawn Friedman
education@KolHadash.com
847-383-5184


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Jewish Holidays 101 - Have a Matzah Ball: Passover Storytime

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM <Add to Calendar>

Learn about the Jewish holidays with stories, songs, and activities especially for children ages 0-2 (with a parent or caregiver). Older siblings are welcome. Resources for celebrating the holidays in your home will be provided. Different locations, dates and times are offered for each story-time session. All sessions are free of charge.

Location:
The Book Bin
1151 Church Street
Northbrook IL, 60062


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


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Bim Bam Baby (Tots)

Friday, April 7, 2017 10:00 AM - Friday, May 26, 2017 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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Bim Bam Baby (Babies)

Friday, April 7, 2017 11:00 AM - Friday, May 26, 2017 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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Shabbat with a Twist

Friday, April 7, 2017 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM <Add to Calendar>

Join us for Shabbat with a Twist, Friday, April 7 & 21, 2017 at Congregation Beth Shalom at 11:00 am. Families with children up to Pre-K join our clergy for challah making, stories, songs and other fun projects! Children twist their own challah with the dough we provide and take it home to bake. Open to the community–free of charge! 3433 Walters Ave, Northbrook, 847-498-5252.

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


Contact:
Debbie Moore
dmoore@bethshalomnb.org
847-498-5352


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Special Passover Shabbat with Storyteller Marilyn Price

Friday, April 7, 2017 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

Shir Hadash Synagogue will usher in the Passover season with a special worship service of the arts featuring puppeteer and storyteller Marilyn Price on Friday evening April 7th at 200 W. Dundee Road in Wheeling. There will be two services that evening, a Young Family dinner and service beginning at 5:30 PM and a community service beginning at 7:30 PM. Marilyn Price will tell stories at both services. Marilyn captivates audiences of all ages by combining entertainment with some of life's most treasured values. A nationally-acclaimed storyteller, educator and puppeteer, she inspires her audiences to open their minds and their hearts. This Shabbat service is intended for families with young children through 3rd grade. Join us at 5:30 pm for a family-friendly, light dinner. It’s an interactive Shabbat experience not to be missed! Following the service, we will join for refreshments and a Shabbat activity.

Location:
Shir Hadash Synagogue
200 W. Dundee Road
Wheeling IL, 60090


Contact:
Geoff Prass
info@shir-hadash.org
847-498-8218


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Shabbat B'Yachad Dinner & Service

Friday, April 7, 2017 6:00 PM - 7:45 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Monthly on the First Friday of every month between 4/7/2017 - 4/7/2017)

Shabbat B’Yachad Dinner & Service for families, Friday, April 7, 2017 with dinner at 6:00 PM and Service at 6:45 PM. Join us for a family friendly, interactive, high-energy service that includes singing, dancing, music-making, and stories and time for parents and children to socialize at the dessert oneg after the service. Cost for immediate family is $25.00 (dinner, service no charge) All are welcome! Congregation Beth Shalom, 3433 Walters Ave, Northbrook, 847-498-5352. RSVP for dinner to Debbie at dmoore@bethshalomnb.org

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


Contact:
Debbie Moore
dmoore@bethshalomnb.org
847-498-5352


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Mini Mishkan

Saturday, April 8, 2017 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 & Babies @ Beth Tikvah Hoffman Estates

Sunday, April 9, 2017 9:15 AM - 10:00 AM <Add to Calendar>

Join Rabbi Tachman for a morning of "bagels & babies" for infant fun and a chance to meet up with new friends. This program is for children two years and younger, is free and welcome to all. Please RSVP to rabbi@beth-tikvah.org. call 847-885-4545. www.beth-tikvah.org.

Location:
300 Hillcrest blvd.
Hoffman Estates IL, 60169


Contact:
Rabbi Tachman
office@beth-tikvah.org
847-885-4545


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jBaby Chicago's Passover Ultimate Play Date

Sunday, April 9, 2017 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

Celebrate Passover with jBaby Chicago! Join us for a special concert with Miss Jamie from the Farm, Passover crafts and private access to the Kohl Children's Museum.

Location:
Kohl Children's Museum
2100 Pa
Glenview IL, 60026


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


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Ultimate Afikomen Hunt

Sunday, April 9, 2017 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

Join JCC Chicago for an Ultimate Afikomen Hunt. Begin with a story and craft, then head outdoors for a neighborhood scavenger hunt. Dress for the weather. Along the way, you’ll pick up clues and trinkets to enhance your Passover celebration. We’ll end back where we started for last feast of bread before Passover! Special prizes and goodie bags provided by community partner Manischewitz!

Location:
Downtown Long Grove | Joanie’s Pizzeria of Long Gr
235 Robert Parker Coffin Rd.
Long Grove, IL IL, 60047


Contact:
Elizabeth Abrams
eabrams@jccchicago.org
224-406-9212


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Family Passover Seder

Sunday, April 9, 2017 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

Join our Sunday School families for a Humanistic model seder before the holiday. Enjoy all the ritual foods with explanations and contemporary interpretations. Rabbi Adam Chalom leads the seder. Get to know other families in your community! Resources for celebrating Passover in your home will be provided.

Location:
Deerfield High School, rear/east entrance
1959 Waukegan Rd
Deerfield IL, 60015


Contact:
Dawn Friedman
education@KolHadash.com
847-383-5184


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Have a Matzah Ball.. It's Passover! Storytime for Young Children

Sunday, April 9, 2017 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

Learn about Passover with stories, songs, and activities especially for children ages 0-2 (older children welcome). Rabbi Adam Chalom and Education Director Dawn Friedman lead these storytime sessions. Get to know other families in your community! Resources for celebrating Passover in your home will be provided.

Location:
Deerfield Barnes & Noble
726 North Waukegan Road
Deerfield IL, 60015


Contact:
Dawn Friedman
education@KolHadash.com
847-383-5184


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Jewish Holidays 101 - Stop, Drop & Rest...It's Shabbat

Sunday, April 9, 2017 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

Learn about the Jewish holidays with stories, songs, and activities especially for children ages 0-2 (with a parent or caregiver). Older siblings are welcome. Resources for celebrating the holidays in your home will be provided. Different locations, dates and times are offered for each storytime session. All sessions are free of charge.

Location:
Deerfield Barnes & Noble
729 North Waukegan Road
Deerfield IL, 60015


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


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Pesach Seder

Monday, April 10, 2017 5:00 PM - Tuesday, April 11, 2017 4:59 PM <Add to Calendar>

Let our family host yours for an enchanting Passover Seder! Relive the Exodus, discover the eternal meaning of the Haggadah, and enjoy a family seder complete with hand-baked matzah, wine, and a delicious home-made dinner. Please join us on April 10, 2017 and/or on April 11, for an unforgettable meal by reservation only.

For more information or to make a reservation please call us at 847-677-1770 or visit us online at www.SkokieChabad.org/Passover


Location:
4059 Dempster Street
Skokie IL, 60076


Contact:
Lubavitch Chabad of Skokie
Yposner@SkokieChabad.org
847-677-1770


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'Community' Passover Seder

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

Please join us for our fully kosher Pesach Seder meal. Non-Jewish family members and friends are welcome! $38 for adults, $14 for children 6-12, free for ages 5 and under.
Must RSVP by Friday, March 31st!


Location:
Congregation Kneseth Israel
330 Division Street
Elgin IL, 60120


Contact:
Anita Hornung
bradb1@comcast.net
630-377-1351


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Congregational Second Night Passover Seder

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

Come join our congregation for the second night of Passover for a community Seder that is great for families.

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


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


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Community Seder at Temple B'nai Israel

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

Temple B'nai Israel is hosting second night kosher seder. Services at 7pm, seder at 7:30pm. Non-member adult tickets are $38, kids 6-12 are $14, and kids five and under are free.

Location:
400 N. Edgelawn Drive
Aurora IL, 60506


Contact:
Andrea Radasanu
tamara@temple-bnai-israel.org
630-892-2450



Pesach Seder

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 8:00 PM - 11:55 PM <Add to Calendar>

Let our family host yours for an enchanting Passover Seder! Relive the Exodus, discover the eternal meaning of the Haggadah, and enjoy a family seder complete with hand-baked matzah, wine, and a delicious home-made dinner. Please join us on April 10, 2017 and/or on April 11, for an unforgettable meal by reservation only.

For more information or to make a reservation please call us at 847-677-1770 or visit us online at www.SkokieChabad.org/Passover


Location:
4059 Dempster Street
Skokie IL, 60076


Contact:
Lubavitch Chabad of Skokie
Yposner@SkokieChabad.org
847-677-1770


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Tots & Tunes

Friday, April 14, 2017 9:30 AM - Friday, May 19, 2017 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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Strollers, Stories & Celebrations-Passover

Friday, April 14, 2017 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM <Add to Calendar>

Celebrate Passover at this free Shabbat drop in program for infants and toddlers with an adult.Stories, songs, movement and more.

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


Contact:
Susan Ellenby
susane@nsci.org
847-835-0724


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Russian jBaby Musical Movement

Saturday, April 15, 2017 4:00 PM - Saturday, May 6, 2017 5:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

Russian-speaking Jewish parents with babies and toddlers ages 0-24 months 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 discussions including "How to Jew at Home!" The program will be held in Russian and English. Older siblings are also welcome! Light snacks will be offered at each class.

Russian jBaby Musical Movement is a project in partnership with jBabyChicago, Russian Jewish Division, JUF and Genesis Philanthropy Group.


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


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


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Mind, Body, Baby

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 10:45 AM - Wednesday, May 24, 2017 12:15 PM <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, infant massage and more, all led by experienced fitness instructors and wellness practitioners. Each session concludes with open play time and a light snack in the Stay & Play space.

For parents and babies 0-24 months; FREE babysitting available for children over 2 years.


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


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


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JNew Moms Group

Thursday, April 20, 2017 1:00 PM - Thursday, May 25, 2017 3:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

The JNew Moms Group offers a supportive, confidential, non-judgmental environment for Jewish new moms (or moms raising their babies with a Jewish partner) to share experiences and exchange ideas. The small group gatherings help new moms create meaningful connections and friendships while exploring ways to interweave Jewish culture in their growing families and learn about sleep training, developmental expectations and self-care.

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


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


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Shabbat Sing & Play

Friday, April 21, 2017 10:00 AM - Friday, May 26, 2017 10:45 AM <Add to Calendar>

Celebrate Shabbat through song and play in this 45-minute class for children up to 2 years old. Take home your own mini challah each week to celebrate Shabbat at home!

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


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


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Sing & Play

Friday, April 21, 2017 10:00 AM - Friday, June 2, 2017 11:00 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.

**Class will not meet 5/12**


Location:
Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School
3751 N. Broadway
Chicago IL, 60657


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


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Shabbat with a Twist

Friday, April 21, 2017 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM <Add to Calendar>

Join us for Shabbat with a Twist, Friday, April 7 & 21, 2017 at Congregation Beth Shalom at 11:00 am. Families with children up to Pre-K join our clergy for challah making, stories, songs and other fun projects! Children twist their own challah with the dough we provide and take it home to bake. Open to the community–free of charge! 3433 Walters Ave, Northbrook, 847-498-5252.

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


Contact:
Debbie Moore
dmoore@bethshalomnb.org
847-498-5352


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Matzah Ball Shabbat

Friday, April 21, 2017 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Monthly on the Third Friday of every month between 4/21/2017 - 4/21/2017)

Join the BJBE community for a bowl of matzah ball soup and challah followed by an uplifting, inspiring multi-generational service featuring our Kol Simchah Youth Choir and a story for children.

Location:
1201 Lake Cook Road
Deerfield IL, 60015


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


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Emanuel Congregation Prospective Parent Open House

Sunday, April 23, 2017 9:30 AM - 12:15 PM <Add to Calendar>

Join Emanuel Congregation for Sunday morning religious school, beginning with family services and followed by an opportunity to meet families and clergy, and visit classrooms to learn about our program. There will be activities for children and light refreshments. We hope you will visit us!

Location:
5959 N. Sheridan Road
Chicago IL, 60660


Contact:
Rabbi Toby Manewith
info@emanuelcong.org
773-561-5713


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Emanuel Congregation: Open House for Prospective Families

Sunday, April 23, 2017 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

Join us for Sunday morning religious school, beginning with family services and followed by an opportunity to meet families and clergy, and visit classrooms to learn about our program. There will be activities for children and light refreshments. We hope you will visit us! RSVP or questions to info@emanuelcong.org or 773 561 5713.

Location:
5959 North Sheridan Road
Chicago IL, 60660


Contact:
Jessica Katz
info@emanuel.org
773-561-5713



Young Family Volunteering

Sunday, April 23, 2017 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM <Add to Calendar>

Through fun, age-appropriate activities we'll discover why giving to others is such a fundamental Jewish concept, and do hands-on work together, stocking the shelves of The ARK’s food pantry. Open to Jewish families with children ages 0+.

Location:
The ARK Northwest
3100 Dundee Rd., Suite 802
Northbrook IL, 60062


Contact:
Rebecca Fletcher
rfletcher@arkchicago.org
773-681-8982


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8-24 month playgroup, Growth Spurts (suburbs)

Monday, April 24, 2017 3:30 PM - Monday, May 22, 2017 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:
Growth Spurts
404 Linden Avenue
Wilmette IL, 60091


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


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12-24 month playgroup, Lil' Kickers (city)

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 9:30 AM - Tuesday, May 23, 2017 11:00 AM <Add to Calendar>

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

Location:
Lil' Kickers
1911 W. Lake Street
Chicago IL, 60612


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


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8-24 month playgroup, My Gym - Buffalo Grove (suburbs)

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 3:00 PM - Tuesday, May 23, 2017 4:30 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 Buffalo Grove
1622 Barclay Boulevard
Buffalo Grove IL, 60089


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


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6-14 month playgroup, Bubbles Academy (city)

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 3:30 PM - Tuesday, May 23, 2017 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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0-8 month playgroup, New Mother New Baby (suburbs)

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 10:00 AM - Wednesday, May 24, 2017 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: 0-6 months, 6-14 months, 12-24 months. Please choose the group that is most appropriate for you and your child.

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


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4097


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You + 2 playgroup, Explore & Much More (city)

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 3:30 PM - Wednesday, May 24, 2017 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:
Explore & Much More
3827 N. Southport Avenue
Chicago IL, 60613


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


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12-24 month playgroup, The Athletico Center (suburbs)

Thursday, April 27, 2017 3:30 PM - Thursday, May 25, 2017 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:
The Athletico Center
1900 Old Willow Road
Northbrook IL, 60062


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


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0-6 month playgroup, Little Beans Cafe (city)

Friday, April 28, 2017 1:30 PM - Friday, May 26, 2017 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:
Little Beans Cafe
1809
Chicago IL, 60614


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


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12-24 month playgroup, My Gym (city)

Friday, April 28, 2017 3:30 PM - Friday, May 26, 2017 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:
My Gym
1461 W. Webster Avenue
Chicago IL, 60614


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


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Mother/Daughter Book Club Tea

Sunday, April 30, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

Mother/Daughter Book Club Tea for mothers (or grandmothers/aunts) and daughters (K-3rd grade) to spend time together reading a “More All of a Kind Family” Series book by Sydney Taylor at home and join together at Congregation Beth Shalom library for a discussion, fun craft and light refreshments on Sunday, April 30 at 11:00 am. All Are Welcome, no charge. For more information or to register contact Stephanie at Library@BethShalomNB.org or 847-498-4100x34. 3433 Walters Ave, Northbrook.

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


Contact:
Stephanie Gelb
Library@BethShalomNB.org
847-498-4100


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Connecting the Expecting

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 6:30 PM - Tuesday, May 23, 2017 8:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

Expectant parents at similar stages of life will gather to socialize, share resources and discuss issues pertaining to being pregnant and preparing for parenthood. This group is open to expectant single moms and couples (LGBT couples welcome) who are expecting the birth or adoption of their first baby, in which at least one member of the couple is Jewish. Each group will have a Shabbat dinner to get to know one another and meet 4 times for dinner and programs. Each session will include a guest speaker and topics will include newborn basics, adjusting to new roles as parents, Jewish baby rituals and must have baby products. The next group is best for parents due June - August 2017.

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


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


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New Moms Connect

Thursday, May 4, 2017 10:00 AM - Thursday, June 1, 2017 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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Bagels & Babies @ Beth Tikvah Hoffman Estates

Sunday, May 14, 2017 9:15 AM - 10:00 AM <Add to Calendar>

Join Rabbi Tachman for a morning of "bagels & babies" for infant fun and a chance to meet up with new friends. This program is for children two years and younger, is free and welcome to all. Please RSVP to rabbi@beth-tikvah.org. call 847-885-4545. www.beth-tikvah.org

Location:
300 Hillcrest blvd.
Hoffman Estates IL, 60169


Contact:
Rabbi Tachman
office@beth-tikvah.org
847-885-4545


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Young Family Volunteering

Sunday, May 14, 2017 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM <Add to Calendar>

Families with young children: make a difference in the lives of Chicagoland Jews in need by volunteering at The ARK! Our family volunteer programs blend hands-on work with fun, educational activities. Open to Jewish families with children ages 0-13.

Location:
The ARK
6450 N. California Ave.
Chicago IL, 60645


Contact:
Rebecca Fletcher
rfletcher@arkchicago.org
773-681-8982


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Young Family Volunteering

Sunday, May 14, 2017 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM <Add to Calendar>

Families with young children: make a difference in the lives of Chicagoland Jews in need by volunteering at The Ark! Our family volunteer programs blend hands-on work with fun, educational activities. Open to Jewish families with children ages 0-13.

Location:
The ARK
6450 N. California Ave.
Chicago IL, 60645


Contact:
Rebecca Fletcher
rfletcher@arkchicago.org
773-681-8982


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Jewish Holidays 101 - Stop, Drop & Rest...It's Shabbat

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM <Add to Calendar>

Learn about the Jewish holidays with stories, songs, and activities especially for children ages 0-2 (with a parent or caregiver). Older siblings are welcome. Resources for celebrating the holidays in your home will be provided. Different locations, dates and times are offered for each storytime session. All sessions are free of charge.

Location:
Deerfield Barnes & Noble
729 North Waukegan Road
Deerfield IL, 60015


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


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“The books are all fantastic! Even Grandpa loves to read the books too!”

PJ Library Family

Upcoming Events


Beach Bash & Family Dance Saturday, April 1, 2017 5:00 PM More info
Pre-Passover Story Time at Barnes & Noble Sunday, April 2, 2017 2:00 PM More info
Good Deeds Day Sunday, April 2, 2017 3:00 PM More info
Jewish Holidays 101 - Have a Matzah Ball: Passover Storytime Wednesday, April 5, 2017 10:30 AM More info