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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 Presents

Close to Home | March 29

Close to Home

Sunday, March 29
B’nai Yehuda Beth Sholom
1424 W. 183rd St.
Homewood, IL 60430

A play by Jonathan Gillis
Featured by the Chicago Jewish Play Reading Festival, a series of eight contemporary Jewish plays, read by professional actors in eight locations around the Chicago area.

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

To see the full schedule of plays and to buy tickets:
Buy online:
Order by phone: 800-838-3006 ext. 1

A routine morning prisoner count on an Israeli base leads to a tragic mistake. Alan, a Scottish-born Israeli reservist and Nabil, a Palestinian doctor, grapple with the outcome — and the agonizing complexity of the conict between their Jewish and Arab compatriots.

Discussion: The IDF: Producting Ethical Soldiers

Hosted by our community partners, South Suburban Cooperative Jewish Council (CJC): Congregation Am Echad, Temple Anshe Sholom, B’nai Yehuda Beth Sholom, Joliet Jewish Congregation, JCC Chicago, Zahava-Deborah Hadassah, National Council of Jewish Women South Cook Section, Jewish Federation South Suburban Community Services Oce, Chai Unit B’nai B’rith, Jewish War Veterans Pvt. Sam Neivelt Post 407

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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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