Strollers, Stories & Celebrations!

Friday, January 20, 2017 12:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Celebrate Shabbat and Jewish Holidays with your little ones infant to three years old.
Monthly, no cost drop in program. Open to the community. Stories, crafts, movement and Shabbat.


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


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


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Chicago Jewish Day School's LEAP into Shabbat!

Friday, January 20, 2017 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

LEAP into Shabbat is CJDS's tot Shabbat program where children ages 0-3 and their parents have an opportunity to learn about and celebrate Shabbat!

Location:
5959 North Sheridan Road
Chicago IL, 60660


Contact:
Abbe Vallen
cjdsrsvp@chicagojewishdayschool.org
773-271-2700


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Shabbat with a Twist

Friday, January 20, 2017 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

(Recurring Monthly on the Third Friday of every month between 1/20/2017 - 1/20/2017)

Join us for Shabbat with a Twist, Friday, January 6 and 20, 2017 (now twice a month) at Congregation Beth Shalom at 11:00 am. Families with children up to Pre-K join our clergy for challah making, stories, and songs and other fun projects! Children twist their own challah with the dough we provide and take it home to bake. All are welcome! 3433 Walters Ave, Northbrook, 847-498-4100

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


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


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Tot Shabbat

Friday, January 20, 2017 6:15 PM - 7:00 PM

Join Rabbi Bellows, Rabbi Prass and Bradley Egel for a Shabbat program filled with songs, story and more…For families with young children (3rd grade and younger). Cost is a non-perishable food donation for our food pantry. All are welcome. RSVP's are appreciated. You can call the synagogue (847-383-5017).

Location:
1370 Abbott Court
Buffalo Grove IL, 60089


Contact:
Rabbi Prass
rabbiprass@congregation-betham.org
847-383-5017


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Invitation

3rd Saturday at the J Ultimate Play Date

Saturday, January 21, 2017 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Join jBaby Chicago and JCC's 3rd Saturday at the J for a fun family afternoon for ages 0-8! Free play, tot-concert, craft project, Havdalah service & light snacks included.

Location:
524 W. Melrose Street
Chicago IL, 60657


Contact:
Beth Rose
BethRose@juf.org
312-357-4956



3rd Saturday at the J Ultimate Play Date-Suburbs

Saturday, January 21, 2017 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Join jBaby Chicago and JCC's 3rd Saturday at the J for a fun family afternoon for ages 0-8! Free play, tot-concert, craft project, Havdalah service & light snacks included.

Location:
300 Revere Drive
Northbrook IL, 60062


Contact:
Beth Rose
BethRose@juf.org
312-357-4956



3rd Saturdays @ JCC

Saturday, January 21, 2017 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

(Recurring Monthly on the Third Saturday of every month between 1/21/2017 - 1/21/2017)

Spend a Saturday with family friendly activities which may include: hands-on workshop, themed craft, snack, song session and Havdalah (a great way to end Shabbat, and welcome a new week together as a community). Open swim at Bernard Weinger JCC/Northbrook. Open to the community. Free. Advance registration is appreciated, but not required-walk-ins welcome. Monthly thru May 2017. No event in April 2017.

Location:
300 Revere Drive
Northbrook IL, 60062


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


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3rd Saturdays @ JCC

Saturday, January 21, 2017 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

(Recurring Monthly on the Third Saturday of every month between 1/21/2017 - 1/21/2017)

Spend a Saturday with family friendly activities which may include: hands-on workshop, themed craft, snack, song session and Havdalah (a great way to end Shabbat, and welcome a new week together as a community). Open to the community. Free. Advance registration is appreciated, but not required-walk-ins welcome.Location changes on monthly basis. Check website for monthly location. Monthly thru May 2017. No event in April 2017.

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


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


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3rd Saturdays @ JCC

Saturday, January 21, 2017 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

(Recurring Monthly on the Third Saturday of every month between 1/21/2017 - 1/21/2017)

Spend a Saturday with family friendly activities which may include: hands-on workshop, themed craft, snack, song session and Havdalah (a great way to end Shabbat, and welcome a new week together as a community). Open to the community. Free. Advance registration is appreciated, but not required-walk-ins welcome. Monthly thru May 2017. No event in April 2017.

Location:
524 W. Melrose
Chicago IL, 60657


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


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Young Family Programming PJ Havdallah

Saturday, January 21, 2017 4:30 PM - 5:45 PM

Musical Havdallah service, family games, fun and snacks - all in your favorite pjs! All are welcome, no cost!

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


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


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When I Grow Up: Cartoonist

Sunday, January 22, 2017 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

PJ Library and PJ Our Way invite you to meet Jordan Gorfinkel a former DC Comic editor, a writer, and cartoonist. Through an interactive discussion and hands on cartoon workshop, get to know Jordan Gorfinkel and begin to understand how Judaism and cartoons can be intertwined.

This event is for children ages 7-11 years old and an adult guest.


Location:
The Takiff Center
999 Green Bay Rd
Glencoe IL, 60022


Contact:
Genna Kahn
gennakahn@juf.org
312-357-4925


Register Online

Chicago Jewish Day School's LEAP into Shabbat

Friday, January 27, 2017 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

LEAP into Shabbat is CJDS's tot Shabbat program where children ages 0-3 and their parents have an opportunity to learn about and celebrate Shabbat!

Location:
5959 North Sheridan Road
Chicago IL, 60660


Contact:
Abbe Vallen
cjdsrsvp@chicagojewishdayschool.org
773-271-2700


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CBA Game Night

Saturday, January 28, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Come in from the cold and warm up with your Beth Am friends and family!




What: We will start the evening with a pizza dinner, followed by Havdalah, before we let the fun begin. In addition to games, we will be showing a family favorite movie.




Who: Beth Am Members and Their Guests




Bring: A dessert to share and games to play.




Cost: $5 per person (for pizza, salad, soda, juice)




Please RSVP by January 20th to the Synagogue office with the number of people and payment.




Location:
1370 Abbott Court
Buffalo Grove IL, 60089


Contact:
Rabbi Prass
rabbiprass@congregation-betham.org
847-383-5017


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Invitation

Kid Connect

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 5:00 PM - Tuesday, March 21, 2017 6:00 PM

Making and Keeping Friends. This group is offered to children ages 8-13 who are experiencing difficulty in their social environment. The group provides a space for hands-on learning based on Michelle Garcia Winner's Social Thinking® approach. Some topics that have been addressed include perspective taking, frustration tolerance, effective communication, and managing peer teasing.

Parent collaboration is emphasized. Groups are divided by age and level of functioning.

Weekly for 8 weeks. Dates and times are tentative. Please call to register and confirm dates. Alissa Rotblatt, 773.467.3769, alissarotblatt@jcfs.org. $200 for series (scholarships available, please inquire).


Location:
JCFS - Joy Faith Knapp Children's Center
3145 West Pratt Blvd
Chicago IL, 60645


Contact:
Alissa Rotblatt
AlissaRotblatt@jcfs.org
773-467-3769



Kid Connect

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 5:00 PM - Tuesday, March 21, 2017 6:00 PM

This group is offered to children ages 8-13 who are experiencing difficulty in their social environment. The group provides a space for hands-on learning based on Michelle Garcia Winner's Social Thinking® approach. Some topics that have been addressed include perspective taking, frustration tolerance, effective communication, and managing peer teasing.

Parent collaboration is emphasized. Groups are divided by age and level of functioning.

Weekly for 8 weeks. Dates and times are tentative. Please call to register and confirm dates. Alissa Rotblatt, 773.467.3769, alissarotblatt@jcfs.org. $200 for series (scholarships available, please inquire).


Location:
JCFS - Elaine Kersten Children's Center
255 Revere Dr.
Northbrook IL, 60062


Contact:
Alissa Rotblatt
AlissaRotblatt@jcfs.org
773-467-3769



Kid Connect

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 6:00 PM - Tuesday, March 21, 2017 7:00 PM

This group is offered to children ages 8-13 who are experiencing difficulty in their social environment. The group provides a space for hands-on learning based on Michelle Garcia Winner's Social Thinking® approach. Some topics that have been addressed include perspective taking, frustration tolerance, effective communication, and managing peer teasing.

Parent collaboration is emphasized. Groups are divided by age and level of functioning.

Weekly for 8 weeks. Dates and times are tentative. Please call to register and confirm dates. Alissa Rotblatt, 773.467.3769, alissarotblatt@jcfs.org. $200 for series (scholarships available, please inquire).


Location:
JCFS - Elaine Kersten Children's Center
255 Revere Dr.
Northbrook IL, 60062


Contact:
Alissa Rotblatt
AlissaRotblatt@jcfs.org
773-467-3769



Chicago Jewish Day School's LEAP into Shabbat!

Friday, February 3, 2017 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

LEAP into Shabbat is CJDS's tot Shabbat program where children ages 0-3 and their parents have an opportunity to learn about and celebrate Shabbat!

Location:
5959 North Sheridan Road
Chicago IL, 60660


Contact:
Abbe Vallen
cjdsrsvp@chicagojewishdayschool.org
773-271-2700


Web Page

Shabbat with a Twist

Friday, February 3, 2017 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

(Recurring Monthly on the First Friday of every month between 2/3/2017 - 2/3/2017)

Join us for Shabbat with a Twist, Friday, February 3 and 17 and March 3 and 17, 2017 at Congregation Beth Shalom at 11:00 am. Families with children up to Pre-K join our clergy for challah making, stories, and songs and other fun projects! Children twist their own challah with the dough we provide and take it home to bake. All are welcome! 3433 Walters Ave, Northbrook, 847-498-4100.

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


Contact:
Eii Castellano
ECastellano@BethShalomNB.org
847-498-4100


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Shabbat B'Yachad Service & Dinner

Friday, February 3, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

(Recurring Monthly on the First Friday of every month between 2/3/2017 - 2/3/2017)

Shabbat B’Yachad Service and Dinner at Congregation Beth Shalom, Friday, February 3 and March 3, 2017. Dinner at 6:00 PM, Service at 6:45 PM. Shabbat B’Yachad is 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 for dinner is $25.00. 3433 Walters Ave, Northbrook, 847-498-5352. RSVP 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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PJ Celebrates Tu B'Shevat

Saturday, February 4, 2017 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Join PJ Library and jBaby Chicago at the Dupage Children’s Museum on February 4, 2017 from 4-6 pm for havdalah and to celebrate Tu B’Shevat, the New Year for the trees! Enjoy crafts, snacks, private admission to the museum and music from Ms. Aimee Leigh. Tu B’Shevat fun for the entire family!

Location:
DuPage Children's Museum
301 N Washington St
Naperville IL, 60540


Contact:
Genna Kahn
gennakahn@juf.org
312-357-4925


Register Online

Chicago Jewish Day School's LEAP into Shabbat

Friday, February 10, 2017 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

LEAP into Shabbat is CJDS's tot Shabbat program where children ages 0-3 and their parents have an opportunity to learn about and celebrate Shabbat!

Location:
5959 North Sheridan Road
Chicago IL, 60660


Contact:
Abbe Vallen
cjdsrsvp@chicagojewishdayschool.org
773-271-2700


Web Page

Jeans and Jammies: Shabbat in the Forest

Friday, February 10, 2017 5:00 PM - 6:15 PM

Celebrate Tu B'Shevat with a free children's dinner, fun activities, and age appropriate Shabbat services for children in 1st grade and younger. Feel free to come dressed casually (it's called Jeans and Jammies!) This event in NSS Beth El's Tu B'Shevat Forest is co-sponsored by PJ Library.

Location:
North Suburban Synagogue Beth El
1175 Sheridan Rd
HIGHLAND PARK IL, 60035


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


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Shalom Shabbat

Friday, February 10, 2017 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Shalom Shabbat is a family friendly Erev Shabbat Worship service for families with tots to 5th grade. Join us for dinner, dancing and dessert! Begins at 6:00pm, $25 per family. RSVP required.

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


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


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Tot Shabbat @ Beth Tikvah Hoffman Estates

Saturday, February 11, 2017 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

(Recurring Monthly on the Second Saturday of every month between 2/11/2017 - 2/11/2017)

Join Beth Tikvah Congregation for Tot Shabbat celebrated on the second Saturday of each month. Be ready for music, stories, snacks and fun. Bring the Grandparents too! All are welcome. There is no cost for these programs. No RSVP is needed. call for info 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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JNF Tu B'Shevat celebration

Sunday, February 12, 2017 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM

The event is a community-wide program. In the spirit of the holiday, everyone gets to plant a tree seedling you can take home! The day includes crafts tables, local school choir performances, dance troupes and more.

Location:
Rochelle Zell Jewish High School in Deerfield
1095 Lake Cook Rd
Deerfield IL, 60015


Contact:
Effie Ostroff
eostroff@jnf.org
847-656-8880



Bagels & Babies @ Beth Tikvah Hoffman Estates

Sunday, February 19, 2017 9:15 AM - 10:00 AM

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


Web Page

Purim celebration

Saturday, March 11, 2017 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us for a energetic family-friendly celebration of Purim! We'll make an art project, have a themed Purim spiel, sing, read from the megillah, and more. Past years' themes have included The Lego Movie and Star Wars... what will this year hold??

Congregational dinner is $7 per person. RSVP at www.kamii.org/RSVP by Tuesday, March 7.


Location:
1100 E. Hyde Park Blvd
Chicago IL, 60615


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


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Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezin

Thursday, March 23, 2017 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

A benefit for the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago’s Holocaust Community Services program. The Chicago premiere of this powerful multi-media production brings to life the story of Maestro Raphael Schächter and his choir of 150 fellow inmates of Terezin, who learned and performed Verdi’s Requiem Mass. Created and conducted by Maestro Murry Sidlin, it features a complete performance of Verdi’s Requiem, combined with on-stage drama, video interviews and film from the era. This performance features the Chicago Philharmonic, the Chicago Vocal Artists Ensemble, Jeremy Piven and Tovah Feldshuh. The event is chaired by Virginia & Norman Bobins and Karyn & Bill Silverstein. All production costs have been underwritten by the Crown Family and Pritzker Family Philanthropic Fund. All other gifts and proceeds will directly support Holocaust Community Services. Tickets at juf.org/DefiantRequiemTickets. To sponsor, call (312) 444-2893.

Location:
Symphony Center
220 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago IL, 60604


Contact:
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DefiantRequiem@juf.org
312-444-2893


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Shabbat B'Yachad & Ice Cream Oneg

Friday, March 24, 2017 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM

Shabbat B’Yachad Service and Ice Cream Oneg at Congregation Beth Shalom, Friday, March 24, 2017 at 6:45 PM. No charge but please RSVP. Shabbat B’Yachad is 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. 3433 Walters Ave, Northbrook, 847-498-5352. RSVP 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


Web Page

Bagels & Babies @ Beth Tikvah Hoffman Estates

Sunday, April 9, 2017 9:15 AM - 10:00 AM

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


Web Page

What's Up at JYF?

When I Grow Up- Cartoonist

Sunday January 22, 3:00-4:30pm

PJ Library and PJ Our Way invite you to meet Jordan Gorfinkel a former DC Comic editor, a writer, and cartoonist.  Through an interactive discussion and hands on cartoon workshop, get to know Jordan Gorfinkel and begin to understand how Judaism and cartoons can be intertwined.


PJ Celebrates Tu B'Shevat

Sunday February 4, 4:00-6:00pm

Join PJ Library and jBaby Chicago at the Dupage Children's Museum on February 4, from 4-6 pm for havdalah and to celebrate Tu B'Shevat, the New Year for the trees! Enjoy crafts, snacks, private admission to the museum and music from Ms. Aimee Leigh. Tu B'Shevat fun for the entire family!