At Apachi J Camp, we blend traditional with new… old-school with songs, soccer, swimming and art… new-school with yoga, juggling, hip-hop and gaga. All infused with the spirit and values of the Jewish community.
We are forever grateful to those who help keep JCC Chicago programming excellent and accessible to all. Your contribution demonstrates the spirit and generosity of our Jewish community, and 100% of your gift supports programs and services at the J. Every dollar makes a difference.
Grab your friends and head to Wisconsin for BreakAway. With five specialized projects, there’s something for everyone. BreakAway provides Chicago-area Jewish teens (8th-10th grade) of all backgrounds an opportunity to have a blast, try something new and meet new people.
We’re looking for student filmmakers of all experience levels to share previously created or new narrative or documentary short films (an original motion picture that has a running time between 3 and 10 minutes, including all credits) that thematically aligns with the JCC Chicago Jewish Film Festival.
1st: $1,000 | 2nd: $250 | 3rd: $100
If you’re not a student, you can also submit your film for possible inclusion!
The laughter of young children collides with the clack of a mahjong tile at the center of a lifelong friendship.
A teacher sharing Shabbat with a room full of four year olds stops a group of teens mid-text as they hear the soul of summer.
Throughout the corners of our city, one J moment connects to the next. Their collective power is a beacon of joy that illuminates our lives with an unmistakable vibrancy. We are JCC Chicago… and this is our story.