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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.

Continuum Theater Production

Continuum Theater is a two-year-old Chicago Jewish performing arts organization whose mission is to support Jewish learning, community and cultural continuity by creating, preserving and sharing Jewish performing arts experiences. Devorah Richards, founder, is an alumni of the JCC PresenTense Chicago 2014 fellowship.

G-d’s Honest Truth | Jan 18

G-d’s Honest Truth

A play by Renee Calarco

Sunday, January 18 at Temple Chai
1670 Checker Road, Long Grove, IL 60047

Check in: 6:30 / Performance: 7:00

Roberta and Larry are devoted to each other—and to Temple Beth David. When a mysterious rabbi who calls himself “the Jewish Indiana Jones” offers them the chance to save a Holocaust Torah, they jump into action. Both comic and poignant, Renee Calarco’s play is a canny portrait of a contemporary synagogue’s quest to remember the Holocaust. Based on a true story of fraud in a Jewish community, “G-d’s Honest Truth” is the winner of the 2014 Jewish Play Writing Contest. A discussion and light refreshments follow the play reading.

Tickets: $10

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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

Tango: Sundays at Bernard Weinger JCC


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


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