Our Events

Young Families & Community Events

These are all our Young Families and Community-wide events listed here for your convenience.

JUF Young Families programming is enriched by the diversity of our participants. We know each family is unique and all are welcome. Please email us at youngfamilies@juf.org if you have any questions or if you require any accommodations to make our programming accessible and welcoming to your family.


jBaby Expectant Moms Group Series

Wednesday, June 1, 2022 7:00 PM - Wednesday, June 29, 2022 8:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

The weather is finally getting warmer, and your belly is growing bigger! With pregnancy comes a whole host of unknowns. And while we can’t answer all of your burning questions, we can introduce you to others who are experiencing the same sense of confusion. Join us for a 5-part series just for expectant jBaby moms. We will have 3-4 guest speakers join us, covering a variety of pregnancy-related topics.

**Please note: we will meet VIRTUALLY for the first 4 weeks, with a possibility of meeting in person for the 5th class!**


Location:
Zoom
Your House IL, 60606


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
872-250-0972


Register Online

Pop Up Playdate at Little Beans Evanston!

Thursday, June 2, 2022 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM <Add to Calendar>

Join other jBaby families for a playdate at Little Beans! Please register so we know to look for you. Cost is $20/child at the door.

Location:
Little Beans
430 Asbury Avenue
Evanston IL, 60202


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4859


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Tots & Tunes

Friday, June 3, 2022 9:30 AM - Friday, July 8, 2022 10:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

Experience a musical morning with songs and movement with Or Shalom! Join us this summer at Kid's Castle at Deerpath Park.

Location:
Kid's Castle at Deerpath Park
299 Onwenstia Road
Vernon Hills IL, 60061


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
872-250-0972


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Bim Bam Baby 0-12 months

Friday, June 3, 2022 9:45 AM - Friday, July 1, 2022 10:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

Bim Bam Baby is 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 5 week class.
Masks are welcomed, not mandatory.

This class is ideal for jBabies 0-12 months old. Have an older tot? Check out Bim Bam Tot!


Location:
Temple Jeremiah
937 Happ Road
Northfield IL, 60093


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


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Zumbini with Dana and Temple Chai

Friday, June 3, 2022 10:00 AM - Friday, July 1, 2022 10:45 AM <Add to Calendar>

Created by Zumba, the global leader in dance fitness, and BabyFirstTM, the global leader in educational programing for babies, Zumbini® is an early childhood education program that uses original music and movement to promote cognitive, social, fine/gross motor skill, and emotional development in children, all while creating the ultimate bonding experience for families. Together, Temple Chai and Dana Pais, add in some Shabbat and Jewish holiday fun too!

This class is for any jBaby 0-24 months, and older siblings are welcome to join.


Location:
Temple Chai
1670 Checker Road
Long Grove IL, 60047


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4859


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Bim Bam Tot 12-24 months

Friday, June 3, 2022 10:45 AM - Friday, July 1, 2022 11:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

Bim Bam Tot is 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 5 week class.
Masks are welcomed, not mandatory.

This class is ideal for jBabies 12-24 months old. Have a younger baby? Check out Bim Bam Baby!


Location:
Temple Jeremiah
937 Happ Road
Northfield IL, 60093


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


Register Online

Park Playdate | Deerfield

Thursday, June 9, 2022 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

Meet PJ Connector Debi at the park for some Shabbat-inspired crafts and to pick up some challah dough!

Location:
Brickyards Park
Deerfield IL, 60015


Contact:
Young Families
youngfamilies@juf.org
312-357-4905


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Shabbat Under the Stars | Buffalo Grove

Thursday, June 9, 2022 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

Come bring in Shabbat with PJ Connector, Paula, and her family around the bonfire. Enjoy a pizza per family, live music and dancing, schmooze and, of course, s'mores! We will be outside for this event so please dress appropriately.

Location:
Connector Paula's House
Buffalo Grove IL, 60089


Contact:
PJ Library
pjlibrary@juf.org
312-357-4905


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Rainbow Shabbat: A Celebration of Love

Saturday, June 11, 2022 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

Rock your Rainbows – Join PJ Library as we celebrate Pride Month with a colorful and inclusive Tot Shabbat at BJBE! We will have rainbow challah, treats, Shabbat songs, and plenty of summertime fun. Families will have an opportunity to decorate a yard or parade sign to bring home to spread the love all during Pride Month!

Location:
BJBE
1201 Lake Cook Road
Deerfield IL, 60015


Contact:
Young Families
youngfamilies@juf.org
312-357-4905


Register Online

0-3ish Months Parent Connection Group

Monday, June 13, 2022 10:00 AM - Monday, June 27, 2022 11:00 AM <Add to Calendar>

Is your jBaby between 0-3ish months? Join us for a special 0-3ish months Parent Connection Group, where we will share all the oys and joys of new parenthood. Not your first jBaby? That's ok too! Come share your wisdom and meet new parent friends.

The first three weeks will meet on zoom, while the fourth week will meet in person! Location TBD based on demographics of participants.


Location:
Zoom
Chicago IL, 60606


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4859


Register Online

12-24 months Parent Connection Group

Monday, June 13, 2022 8:00 PM - Monday, June 27, 2022 9:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

Whether your jBaby is sitting, crawling, walking or running, we would love to meet you in our 12-24 month Parent Connection Group!

Location:
zoom
Chicago IL, 60606


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4859


Register Online

Havdalah Bonfire | Evanston

Saturday, June 18, 2022 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

Gather at the Lighthouse Beach Fire Circle - Evanston to end Shabbat and welcome in a new week with other families! We'll enjoy snacks around the fire, make s'mores, chat, smell spices, and bring the sweetness of Shabbat into the week ahead.

Location:
Lighthouse Beach
To Be Emailed Before the Event
Evanston IL, 60201


Contact:
PJ Library
youngfamilies@juf.org
312-357-4905


Register Online

Bagels in the Park | Green Lake Park | Buffalo Grove

Sunday, June 26, 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

Join jBaby Chicago to schmooze, play and eat delicious bagels at our annual Bagels in the Park series! Our June Bagels in the Park will have special rainbow bagels to celebrate Pride Month.

This is a free event, but please register so we have accurate bagel numbers.


Location:
Green Lake Park
1101 Green Knolls Drive
Buffalo Grove IL, 60089


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


Register Online

Bagels in the Park | Humboldt Park

Sunday, June 26, 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

Join jBaby Chicago to schmooze, play and eat delicious bagels at our annual Bagels in the Park series! Our June Bagels in the Park will have special rainbow bagels to celebrate Pride Month.

This is a free event, but please register so we have accurate bagel numbers.


Location:
Humboldt Park
Playground at Evergreen and California
Chicago IL, 60622


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


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Bagels in the Park | Central Park West | Oakbrook

Sunday, July 24, 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

Join jBaby Chicago to schmooze, play and eat delicious bagels at our annual Bagels in the Park series.

This is a free event, but please register so we have accurate bagel numbers.


Location:
The Sandlot Playground, Central Park West
1510 Forest Gate Road
Oakbrook IL, 60523


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


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Bagels in the Park | Oz Park

Sunday, July 24, 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

Join jBaby Chicago to schmooze, play and eat delicious bagels at our annual Bagels in the Park series! Our June Bagels in the Park will have special rainbow bagels to celebrate Pride Month.

This is a free event, but please register so we have accurate bagel numbers.


Location:
2021 N Burling Street
Chicago IL, 60614


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


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Bagels in the Park | Wood Oaks | Northbrook

Sunday, July 24, 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

Join jBaby Chicago to schmooze, play and eat delicious bagels at our annual Bagels in the Park series!

This is a free event, but please register so we have accurate bagel numbers


Location:
Wood Oaks Park
1198 Sanders Road
Northbrook IL, 60062


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


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Bagels in the Park | Central Park | Skokie

Sunday, August 28, 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

Join jBaby Chicago to schmooze, play and eat delicious bagels at our annual Bagels in the Park series!

This is a free event, but please register so we have accurate bagel numbers


Location:
Central Park
9350 Central Park Ave
Skokie IL, 60203


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


Register Online

Bagels in the Park | Margaret Donahue Park

Sunday, August 28, 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

Join jBaby Chicago to schmooze, play and eat delicious bagels at our annual Bagels in the Park series!

This is a free event, but please register so we have accurate bagel numbers


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


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


Register Online

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