JCC events calendar

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Say it In Hebrew! 7:00 pm
Say it In Hebrew! @ Mayer Kaplan JCC
Dec 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:29 pm
Say it in Hebrew! emphasizes learning the everyday language spoken in Israel, connecting Hebrew to Israeli culture so that it is practical, relevant and effective for real life. Students are immersed in a Hebrew-speaking setting[...]
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Let’s Talk Kindergarten 5:00 pm
Let’s Talk Kindergarten @ Bernard Weinger JCC
Dec 2 @ 5:00 pm – 5:59 pm
Please join Cindy Hoefler, Certified Kindergarten Teacher, Lisa Shutan, Teacher Assistant and Rachel Schwartz, Social Services Manager for an interactive experience in our Kindergarten classroom! This evening will be a hands-on opportunity to learn about[...]
Camp Chi Info Night 7:00 pm
Camp Chi Info Night @ Bernard Weinger JCC
Dec 2 @ 7:00 pm
For nearly a century, generation to generation, Camp Chi has been enlivening campers with a summer experience beyond compare. Everything from our 600 pristine acres, our extensive activities and specialties, staff that support and inspire,[...]
Say it In Hebrew! 7:00 pm
Say it In Hebrew! @ Florence G. Heller JCC
Dec 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:29 pm
Say it in Hebrew! emphasizes learning the everyday language spoken in Israel, connecting Hebrew to Israeli culture so that it is practical, relevant and effective for real life. Students are immersed in a Hebrew-speaking setting[...]
Israeli Folk Dancing 7:30 pm
Israeli Folk Dancing @ Mayer Kaplan JCC
Dec 2 @ 7:30 pm – 10:59 pm
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[...]
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Men’s Group 10:00 am
Men’s Group @ Bernard Weinger JCC
Dec 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:29 am
The Men’s Group meets throughout the year — For adults 55+ Every week there’s a stimulating new topic for you and the guys to talk about at the “J.” The JCC Men’s Club gives you[...]
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Say it In Hebrew! 10:00 am
Say it In Hebrew! @ Bernard Weinger JCC
Dec 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:29 am
Say it in Hebrew! emphasizes learning the everyday language spoken in Israel, connecting Hebrew to Israeli culture so that it is practical, relevant and effective for real life. Students are immersed in a Hebrew-speaking setting[...]
Say it In Hebrew! 7:00 pm
Say it In Hebrew! @ Bernard Weinger JCC
Dec 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:29 pm
Say it in Hebrew! emphasizes learning the everyday language spoken in Israel, connecting Hebrew to Israeli culture so that it is practical, relevant and effective for real life. Students are immersed in a Hebrew-speaking setting[...]
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Shabbat in the City 3:45 pm
Shabbat in the City @ Anshe Emet Synagogue
Dec 6 @ 3:45 pm – 5:14 pm
Families with children ages 3-8 spend a fun Shabbat afternoon at Anshe Emet Synagogue. Enjoy  Yoga-lympics, music and cookie decorating. This program is available to the community free of charge and is sponsored by JCC[...]
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Hands on Hanukah 2:30 pm
Hands on Hanukah @ Barnes and Noble
Dec 7 @ 2:30 pm – 4:29 pm
Hands on Hanukah @ Barnes and Noble | Schaumburg | Illinois | United States
Celebrate Hanukkah through free, fun interactive activities and entertainment!* Puppeteer, storyteller and educator Marilyn Price* Face painting* Photos with Danny the Dreidel* Coloring activities* Live musical entertainment* Free raffleFamilies of all backgrounds are welcome!Hands-on Hanukkah[...]
Tango 2:30 pm
Tango @ Bernard Weinger JCC
Dec 7 @ 2:30 pm – 6:29 pm
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[...]
Hands on Hanukah 3:00 pm
Hands on Hanukah @ Barnes and Noble
Dec 7 @ 3:00 pm – 5:29 pm
Hands on Hanukah @ Barnes and Noble | Deer Park | Illinois | United States
Celebrate Hanukkah through free, fun interactive activities and entertainment!   * Puppeteer, storyteller and educator Marilyn Price * Face painting * Photos with Danny the Dreidel * Coloring activities * Live musical entertainment * Free[...]
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Say it In Hebrew! 7:00 pm
Say it In Hebrew! @ Mayer Kaplan JCC
Dec 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:29 pm
Say it in Hebrew! emphasizes learning the everyday language spoken in Israel, connecting Hebrew to Israeli culture so that it is practical, relevant and effective for real life. Students are immersed in a Hebrew-speaking setting[...]
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Say it In Hebrew! 7:00 pm
Say it In Hebrew! @ Florence G. Heller JCC
Dec 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:29 pm
Say it in Hebrew! emphasizes learning the everyday language spoken in Israel, connecting Hebrew to Israeli culture so that it is practical, relevant and effective for real life. Students are immersed in a Hebrew-speaking setting[...]
Israeli Folk Dancing 7:30 pm
Israeli Folk Dancing @ Mayer Kaplan JCC
Dec 9 @ 7:30 pm – 10:59 pm
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[...]
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Men’s Group 10:00 am
Men’s Group @ Bernard Weinger JCC
Dec 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:29 am
The Men’s Group meets throughout the year — For adults 55+ Every week there’s a stimulating new topic for you and the guys to talk about at the “J.” The JCC Men’s Club gives you[...]
Chi Israel Trip Info Meeting 7:00 pm
Chi Israel Trip Info Meeting @ Bernard Weinger JCC
Dec 10 @ 7:00 pm
Entering 12th graders can travel to Israel with Camp Chi and JCC Macabbi Israel this summer. Parents and campers are encouraged to attend this meeting to learn more about this once in a lifetime trip.[...]
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Say it In Hebrew! 10:00 am
Say it In Hebrew! @ Bernard Weinger JCC
Dec 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:29 am
Say it in Hebrew! emphasizes learning the everyday language spoken in Israel, connecting Hebrew to Israeli culture so that it is practical, relevant and effective for real life. Students are immersed in a Hebrew-speaking setting[...]
Say it In Hebrew! 7:00 pm
Say it In Hebrew! @ Bernard Weinger JCC
Dec 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:29 pm
Say it in Hebrew! emphasizes learning the everyday language spoken in Israel, connecting Hebrew to Israeli culture so that it is practical, relevant and effective for real life. Students are immersed in a Hebrew-speaking setting[...]
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Fridays @ the J 5:45 pm
Fridays @ the J @ Lake County Community Campus/JCC Elaine Frank Apachi Day Camp
Dec 12 @ 5:45 pm – 7:29 pm
Take a deep breath! Fridays @ the J will help you unwind from your week with family fun. Enjoy songs, stories, candle lighting, grape juice and yummy challah (bread) as we celebrate Shabbat together. We’ll provide[...]
Fridays @ the J 5:45 pm
Fridays @ the J @ Bernard Weinger JCC
Dec 12 @ 5:45 pm – 7:29 pm
Take a deep breath! Fridays @ the J will help you unwind from your week with family fun. Enjoy songs, stories, candle lighting, grape juice and yummy challah (bread) as we celebrate Shabbat together. We’ll provide[...]
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got havdalah? 6:00 pm
got havdalah? @ Mayer Kaplan JCC
Dec 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:29 pm
A great way to spend Saturday night with your family. Enjoy cookie decorating, music, Havdalah, and a performance by Magician Gary Cantor. Geared to ages 3-8, all are welcome! This program is available to the[...]
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Hanukkah Happenings 10:00 am
Hanukkah Happenings @ Westfield Hawthorn Mall
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:29 am
Hanukkah Happenings @ Westfield Hawthorn Mall | Vernon Hills | Illinois | United States
Welcome the Jewish Festival of Lights with Hanukkah crafts, photos, dreidel spinning, raffle, and entertainment with Jeanie B!  Children will also make a craft to be donated.  This FREE event is open to the entire[...]
Tango 2:30 pm
Tango @ Bernard Weinger JCC
Dec 14 @ 2:30 pm – 6:29 pm
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[...]
Hands on Hanukkah 3:00 pm
Hands on Hanukkah @ Westfield Old Orchard Mall
Dec 14 @ 3:00 pm – 5:29 pm
Hands on Hanukkah @ Westfield Old Orchard Mall | Skokie | Illinois | United States
Celebrate Hanukkah through free, fun interactive activities and entertainment! Families of all backgrounds are welcome! Community Candle Lighting Free Raffle Hanukkah Freeze Dance Free Olive Oil Tasting Dreidel Spin Contest Photo with Danny the Dreidel We’ll[...]
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Say it In Hebrew! 7:00 pm
Say it In Hebrew! @ Mayer Kaplan JCC
Dec 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:29 pm
Say it in Hebrew! emphasizes learning the everyday language spoken in Israel, connecting Hebrew to Israeli culture so that it is practical, relevant and effective for real life. Students are immersed in a Hebrew-speaking setting[...]
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Say it In Hebrew! 7:00 pm
Say it In Hebrew! @ Florence G. Heller JCC
Dec 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:29 pm
Say it in Hebrew! emphasizes learning the everyday language spoken in Israel, connecting Hebrew to Israeli culture so that it is practical, relevant and effective for real life. Students are immersed in a Hebrew-speaking setting[...]
Israeli Folk Dancing 7:30 pm
Israeli Folk Dancing @ Mayer Kaplan JCC
Dec 16 @ 7:30 pm – 10:59 pm
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[...]
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Say it In Hebrew! 10:00 am
Say it In Hebrew! @ Bernard Weinger JCC
Dec 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:29 am
Say it in Hebrew! emphasizes learning the everyday language spoken in Israel, connecting Hebrew to Israeli culture so that it is practical, relevant and effective for real life. Students are immersed in a Hebrew-speaking setting[...]
Hands on Hanukkah 3:00 pm
Hands on Hanukkah @ Westfield Old Orchard Mall
Dec 18 @ 3:00 pm – 5:29 pm
Hands on Hanukkah @ Westfield Old Orchard Mall | Skokie | Illinois | United States
Celebrate Hanukkah through free, fun activities and entertainment! Families of all backgrounds are welcome! Community Candle Lighting Free Raffle Hanukkah Freeze Dance Free Olive Oil Tasting Dreidel Spin Contest Photo with Danny the Dreidel We’ll be[...]
Cuba Trip: Info Night 6:15 pm
Cuba Trip: Info Night @ Florence G. Heller JCC
Dec 18 @ 6:15 pm – 7:14 pm
JCC 20s & 30s Mission to Cuba Program includes visits with the Cuban Jewish community, tours of Havana and Cienfuegos, cultural exchange with leaders of the community and more. Come learn about the trip! Trip dates:[...]
Say it In Hebrew! 7:00 pm
Say it In Hebrew! @ Bernard Weinger JCC
Dec 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:29 pm
Say it in Hebrew! emphasizes learning the everyday language spoken in Israel, connecting Hebrew to Israeli culture so that it is practical, relevant and effective for real life. Students are immersed in a Hebrew-speaking setting[...]
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Fridays @ the J 5:45 pm
Fridays @ the J @ Florence G. Heller JCC
Dec 19 @ 5:45 pm – 7:29 pm
Take a deep breath! Fridays @ the J will help you unwind from your week with family fun. Enjoy songs, stories, candle lighting, grape juice and yummy challah (bread) as we celebrate Shabbat together. We’ll provide[...]
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Tango 2:30 pm
Tango @ Bernard Weinger JCC
Dec 21 @ 2:30 pm – 6:29 pm
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[...]
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Vacation Day 9:00 am
Vacation Day @ Various Locations
Dec 22 @ 9:00 am – 2:59 pm
Kindergarten through 5th Grade (Ages 5-11)We will be heading to Schaumburg Park District’s Water Works for a fun day of splashing around in their indoor water playground with gradual Beachlike Entry Pool. Water Works has a[...]
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Vacation Day 9:00 am
Vacation Day @ Various Locations
Dec 23 @ 9:00 am – 2:59 pm
Kindergarten through 5th Grade (Ages 5-11)JCC Chicago welcomes magician Gary Kantor for a morning of magic then we will swim in the afternoon. Gary will amaze us with his tricks and the kids will get to[...]
Israeli Folk Dancing 7:30 pm
Israeli Folk Dancing @ Mayer Kaplan JCC
Dec 23 @ 7:30 pm – 10:59 pm
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[...]
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Vacation Day 9:00 am
Vacation Day @ Various Locations
Dec 24 @ 9:00 am – 2:59 pm
Kindergarten through 5th Grade (Ages 5-11) Just DANCE!! Come join JCC as we dance the morning away with Personalities DJ Company at the Mayer Kaplan JCC! We will spend the afternoon cooling off from the dance[...]
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Halfway to Summer Party! 9:30 am
Halfway to Summer Party! @ Bernard Weinger JCC
Dec 25 @ 9:30 am – 11:59 am
Halfway to Summer Party! @ Bernard Weinger JCC | Northbrook | Illinois | United States
Join JCC as we celebrate 1/2 Way to Summer! We’ll have open gym, open swim, bouncy houses, crafts, a dance party with Personalities D.J. and more! Dress in summer attire and bring your bathing suit[...]
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Tango 2:30 pm
Tango @ Bernard Weinger JCC
Dec 28 @ 2:30 pm – 6:29 pm
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[...]
Cholent/Hamin 3:00 pm
Cholent/Hamin @ Mayer Kaplan JCC
Dec 28 @ 3:00 pm – 3:59 pm
With a dash of Hebrew! Learn to make Cholent/Hamin and improve your Hebrew at the same time. Join Abby and the Say It In Hebrew Team as we get cooking together! Take part in a highly[...]
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Vacation Day 9:00 am
Vacation Day @ Various Locations
Dec 29 @ 9:00 am – 2:59 pm
Kindergarten through 5th Grade (Ages 5-11) An awesome day starts at the Skokie Skatium ice arena for a twirl on the ice and then head to the Mayer Kaplan JCC for a dip in the pool.[...]
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Vacation Day 9:00 am
Vacation Day @ Various Locations
Dec 30 @ 9:00 am – 2:59 pm
Kindergarten through 5th Grade (Ages 5-11)Enjoy a day of fun at Chicago’s best arcade and amusement park. Ride bumper cars, play mini golf and jump around in the indoor gym. The Enchanted Castle of Lombard is[...]
Israeli Folk Dancing 7:30 pm
Israeli Folk Dancing @ Mayer Kaplan JCC
Dec 30 @ 7:30 pm – 10:59 pm
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[...]
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Vacation Day 9:00 am
Vacation Day @ Various Locations
Dec 31 @ 9:00 am – 2:59 pm
Kindergarten through 5th Grade (Ages 5-11)Countdown to 2015 with a Winter Carnival! Come join JCC as we countdown to 2015.  All JCC sites will come together for a day of FUN at Mayer Kaplan JCC!  Have[...]