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Mayer Kaplan JCC

We are your neighborhood JCC. Everyone’s welcome!

Check out our programs for more things to learn, more ways to stay fit, more connections to make and to get more out of life. Bring the whole family and join the fun.

Program Guide

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Early Childhood

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Day Camp

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Sports

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Facilities

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Upcoming Events

Feb
1
Sun
JGrandAdventures @ Mayer Kaplan JCC
Feb 1 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm

JCC Family Theater

The magic of the theater comes to life at the Mayer Kaplan JCC. Bring your grandchildren and enjoy watching their faces sparkle from all the excitement! Create an autograph book, meet the cast, and take a backstage tour at the Zollie and Elaine Frank Theater. Please plan to eat lunch before or after the show.

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Each program is $39 per family, includes 4 family members (grandchildren 4–10 yrs old).
Each additional family member is $10.

 

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Feb
3
Tue
Israeli Folk Dancing @ Mayer Kaplan JCC
Feb 3 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 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 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.

Feb
5
Thu
Smarty Pants Yoga @ Mayer Kaplan JCC
Feb 5 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Smarty Pants Yoga empowers young girls to realize their leadership potential by providing them with the emotional, academic, and physical tools to feel smart, strong, and confident. Through literacy enrichment, yoga, and social-emotional mentoring, Smarty Pants participants will become strong, positive leaders within their circles of influence.
Each Yogini will receive:
• personalized yoga mat
• take home yoga sequence
• original Smarty Pants Yoga Storybooks
• healthy snacks
• personalized e-newsletters weekly
• arts and crafts supplies

Register Online
Feb
10
Tue
Israeli Folk Dancing @ Mayer Kaplan JCC
Feb 10 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 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 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.

Feb
12
Thu
Smarty Pants Yoga @ Mayer Kaplan JCC
Feb 12 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Smarty Pants Yoga empowers young girls to realize their leadership potential by providing them with the emotional, academic, and physical tools to feel smart, strong, and confident. Through literacy enrichment, yoga, and social-emotional mentoring, Smarty Pants participants will become strong, positive leaders within their circles of influence.
Each Yogini will receive:
• personalized yoga mat
• take home yoga sequence
• original Smarty Pants Yoga Storybooks
• healthy snacks
• personalized e-newsletters weekly
• arts and crafts supplies

Register Online
Feb
13
Fri
Vacation Day @ Various Locations
Feb 13 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Kindergarten through 5th Grade (Ages 5-11)
Legoland is full of activities, 4D Cinema, a scavenger hunt and a Lego play zone.  Come explore everything Legos with us! JCC will be enjoying a day at Legoland.  We will jump inside the World’s biggest box of LEGO bricks! LEGOLAND Discovery Centers bring together great 4D cinema shows, rides, LEGO MINILAND and more.  Come with us for a great indoor experience.  Kids need to bring a lunch only.

Bernard Weinger JCC | 300 Revere Dr., Northbrook
Email: Amy Kellogg | Phone: 847.763.3606
Register Online

Hyde Park JCC | 5200 S. Hyde Park Blvd., Chicago
Email: Josh Kramer | Phone: 773.966.1069
Register Online

Mayer Kaplan JCC, 5050 Church St., Skokie
Email: Amy Kellogg | Phone: 847.763.3606
Register Online

 

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Feb
15
Sun
Musical Theater Workshop @ Mayer Kaplan JCC
Feb 15 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Do you have green skin or travel around in a giant bubble? Even if the answer is no, we welcome you to come to our Wickedly Talented Workshop! Come learn a medley and dance from the famous Broadway musical Wicked. Artists of all ages are welcome to come, but be prepared to learn and perform a polished performance in a single afternoon! Taught by musical director Kailey Rockwell and choreographer Jon Martinez, students will work on character development specific to the creatures and heroines of Oz, healthy vocal techniques to perform the challenging Stephen Schwartz penned musical score, and dynamic dance moves to prepare any level of dancer for the Broadway stage!

Kailey Rockwell studied at Columbia College Chicago earning a Bachelor of Music in Contemporary, Urban & Popular Music. During her time there she worked in the theatre department as a Music Director and pianist for Rent, Hairspray, and Victor/Victoria. Other credits include: Spring Awakening, Spitfire Grill (Chicago Academy of the Arts), and RENT (American Theatre Company).

Jon Martinez graduated with a BA in Musical Theatre: Directing/Choreography from Columbia College Chicago. He spent three years choreographing and teaching for Gallery 37/After School Matters working on various shows such as Cats, Oliver and the mid west premiere of Jason Robert Brown’s 13: The Musical. Choreography credits include: Rocky Horror Picture Show Live! and The World Premieres of Pr0ne: A Casting Couch Musical Comedy & The Guide to Being Single (Underscore Theatre); The Fantasticks (Columbia College Chicago).

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Feb
16
Mon
Vacation Day @ Various Locations
Feb 16 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Kindergarten through 5th Grade (Ages 5-11)
Come join us in our very own Kitchen Stadium. Children will be transformed into world class chefs! Our chefs will work in teams to create a menu of appetizers, main courses and of course dessert! Creativity and yummy factors are all that matter – everyone is a winner at JCC vacation days! Come show us what you can cook up! Bring a bathing suit and towel along with a lunch.

Bernard Weinger JCC | 300 Revere Dr., Northbrook
Email: Amy Kellogg | Phone: 847.763.3606
Register Online

Florence G. Heller JCC, 524 W. Melrose, Chicago
Email: dschwartzbaum@gojcc.org | Phone: 773.938.8349
Register Online

Hyde Park JCC | 5200 S. Hyde Park Blvd., Chicago
Email: Josh Kramer | Phone: 773.966.1069
Register Online

Mayer Kaplan JCC, 5050 Church St., Skokie
Email: Amy Kellogg | Phone: 847.763.3606
Register Online

Bernard Horwich JCC | 3003 W. Touhy Ave., Chicago
Email: wsinger@gojcc.org | Phone: 773.516.5883
Register Online

Lake County Jewish Community Campus, 23280 N. Old McHenry Rd., Lake Zurich
Email: Amy Kellogg| Phone: 847.763.3606
Register Online

 

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Feb
17
Tue
Israeli Folk Dancing @ Mayer Kaplan JCC
Feb 17 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 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 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.

Feb
19
Thu
Smarty Pants Yoga @ Mayer Kaplan JCC
Feb 19 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Smarty Pants Yoga empowers young girls to realize their leadership potential by providing them with the emotional, academic, and physical tools to feel smart, strong, and confident. Through literacy enrichment, yoga, and social-emotional mentoring, Smarty Pants participants will become strong, positive leaders within their circles of influence.
Each Yogini will receive:
• personalized yoga mat
• take home yoga sequence
• original Smarty Pants Yoga Storybooks
• healthy snacks
• personalized e-newsletters weekly
• arts and crafts supplies

Register Online

 

Mayer Kaplan JCC
5050 Church St.
Skokie, IL  |  Map it!
847.763.3500

Business Manager:
Zivya Feifel

Hours
Mon–Fri: 7:30am–6:00pm