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JCC Art & Culture

Entertaining and engaging.

If you appreciate cultural arts, keep checking this site for special programming that’s sure to pique your interest. We’ll showcase premier events such as a play presented in both English and Hebrew… or fine artists and exhibits… or a literary festival featuring authors… or music! These enlightening experiences give you the unique opportunity to expand your mind and stay tuned in to happenings in the world of arts and culture and events that you won’t want to miss.

Book Signing

The Life of Sir Nicholas Winton, by Barbara Winton | Nov 3

If It’s Not Impossible…the Life of Sir Nicholas Winton, by Barbara Winton

Book Signing and Discussion
Thursday, November 13 at 6:30pm

Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
9603 Woods Drive, Skokie

There are over 6,000 people in the world today who owe their lives to Nicholas Winton. His daughter, Barbara Winton, shares the inspiring story of her father’s rescue of Czech Jewish children on the eve of the Holocaust. Book signing to follow.

$15 non member • $10 IHMEC member
Reservations are required.

Register through the Illinois Holocaust Museum

View the story featured on 60 Minutes.

Download the flyer (PDF)

Call or email Ilene Uhlmann for more information.
224.406.9233 or iuhlmann@gojcc.org

Movies

Film Series: Wednesdays at Water Tower Professional Building

Film Series: Sundance Winners

The Sundance Winners film series will showcase some of the best American independent films made in recent years. We will screen and discuss exciting low-budget films that focus on well-developed characters and stories. They all are winners of the U.S. Dramatic Competition Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, founded by Robert Redford and held annually in Park City, Utah.

Wednesdays | 10:00am-12:45pm

Location: Water Tower Professional Building, Suite 913 E

10/14: Frozen River
10/28: Winter’s Bone
11/11: Beasts of the Southern Wild
11/25: Fruitvale Station

Fee: $80 for 5 weeks $20 per session

Facilitator: Zbigniew Banas is a film critic, teacher, and a radio and TV journalist. He holds of B.A. degree from the U. of Chicago and ScM. Degree from Brown. A member of the Chicago Film Critics Assn., Mr. Banas is currently an Instructor in International Film at Loyola University.

Flyer and Registration (PDF)

Dance

Israeli Folk Dancing: Tuesdays at Mayer Kaplan JCC

Israeli Folk Dancing

Tuesdays, at 7:30pm
Mayer Kaplan JCC, Skokie
Class is Drop in. $10/Adult; $5 with Student ID (16+)

Rokdim Chicago is Chicago’s newest Israeli Folk Dancing Group. We welcome all, from first time dancers to experienced veterans. Join us for teaching and open dance. Each night will have circle dances, partner dances, and line dances. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes and spend an evening getting exercise, having fun dancing, and making new friends! For more information on Israeli Folk Dancing, contact Bruria at 773.454.7709 or Yoram at 847.732.7899 or rokdimchicago@gmail.com.

Tango: Sundays at Bernard Weinger JCC

Tango

Sundays | 2:30-6:30pm
Bernard Weinger JCC, Northbrook
$15 /1 Lesson; $20/2 Lessons + FREE practice; $10/Practice only

Express your romantic side with the synchronized movements of this sensual ballroom dance. Grab your partner and enjoy the fluid and rhythmic beat of this popular dance. Tatyana Vaskanich, professional instructor from the American Tango Institute, will teach you the basics of this dance.

2:30 – Practice
3:30 – 1st Lesson
4:30 – 2nd Lesson
5:30 – Practice

Contact Ilene for more information at 224.406.9233 or iuhlmann@gojcc.org

Theater

Shadow Town II: The Johns | Mayer Kaplan JCC, Oct 16-Nov 23

SHADOW TOWN II: THE JOHNS

October 16-November 23
Mayer Kaplan JCC, Skokie

Thursday-Saturday | 7:30pm
Sundays | 3:00pm

Grace Johnson II has problems…a slipping marriage, a son expelled from Harvard, a daughter who wants to elope…she should be so lucky. What lies between fantasy and fact is a powerful awakening for the Johnson family. The hidden truths revealed at the oddest moments. Set on the north shore of Chicago, SHADOW TOWN II: THE JOHNS explores the world of men who buy girls for sex and what it costs…the family, the girl, the community. “Powerful, moving, eye opening!” Written and directed by Mary Bonnett, a follow up to SHADOW TOWN. Experts with audience discussion after each performance.

Please note: This play is intended for adults and explores sensitive topics.

Tickets: $35
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Presented by Her Story Theater
A theater for social change thru performance and writing
Visit Her Story Theater 

Proceeds benefit The Dreamcatcher Foundation
Supported by CAASE and National Council of Jewish Women

 

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