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Fri, April 310:30amHot Shots Sports class for ages 3-6;
JCC Chicago Enrichment Partners

Equipment Needed: Water Bottle, Ball (any kind), Timer

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Fri, April 311:00amGentle Joints with Nathan –
Marvin Lustbader Health Club
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Fri, April 311:30amGrilled Cheese Making 101 with Camp ChiJoin
Fri, April 312:00pmCardio Core with Ehren –
Marvin Lustbader Health Club
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Sat, April 49:30amDaily Circle Time with Rena –
JCC Chicago Early Childhood educator
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Sat, April 49:30amTai Chi with Hailey –
Marvin Lustbader Health Club
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Sat, April 411:00amBodyweight HIIT with Sam –
Marvin Lustbader Health Club
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Sun, April 59:30amDaily Circle Time with Rena –
JCC Chicago Early Childhood educator
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Sun, April 52:00pmJUF Young Families Celebrates Passover–Virtual Edition!Join
Sun, April 511:00amBelly Dancing with Linda –
Marvin Lustbader Health Club
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Sun, April 54:00pmMake Charoset With Your Kids for Passover with
Jen Streicher, LCSW, JCC Chicago Early Childhood Social Worker
Join
Mon, April 61:00pmVirtual Q&A –
Heading Home: Tale of Team Israel

Please watch the film prior to the Q&A

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Upcoming Virtual Programs

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Mon, April 6NoonFREE Virtual College Road Trip

Program runs April 6-8
For Teens

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Tues, April 21NoonJNew Moms VIRTUAL Group Begins

This group is for first-time
mothers of infants ages 0-6 months

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Wed, April 228:30pmWould You Like Wine With That Whine?
(Virtual Workshop)
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Wed, April 298:00pmBecoming a Soulful Parent
Web Series Begins
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Celebrate Passover

JCC Chicago is proud to bring you resources for community Seders, ideas for your own family and unique ways to celebrate Passover this year.

Community Seders

Find a “place” to celebrate.

Find your Seder

Torah in a Box

Torah in a Box, from the Midwest Center for Jewish Learning, an initiative of the YU Torah Mitzion Kollel of Chicago.

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Seder2020 (powered by OneTable)

Everything you need for a virtual seder, in one place. Welcome to Seder2020!

Get Started

JCC Chicago Jewish Film Festival- Passover Edition

JCC Chicago Jewish Film Festival is proud to present: Streit’s: Mazto and the American Dream. FREE (with Amazon Prime Membership) or just $0.99 rent.

View Film

For Campers

Apachi Day Camp

Monday, March 30: Drama with Rachel

VideoVideo Link
Drama With Rachel: IntroWatch
Drama With Rachel: Improv Game 1Watch
Drama With Rachel: Improv Game 2Watch

Monday, March 23: Science Videos from Eco Apachi

VideoVideo Link
Egg FUN for a WEEK with Heath - (VIDEO 1)Watch
Egg FUN for a WEEK with Heath - (VIDEO 2)Watch
Egg FUN for a WEEK with Heath - (VIDEO 3)Watch
Egg FUN for a WEEK with Heath - (VIDEO 4)Watch
Egg FUN for a WEEK with Heath - (VIDEO 5)Watch
Egg FUN for a WEEK with Heath - (VIDEO 6)Watch
Egg FUN for a WEEK with Heath - (VIDEO 7)Watch

 

Wacky Wednesday is an Apachi Day Camp tradition so join us as we bring it to your house! Put on your best outfit, send a photo or short video of you in your costume to your Apachi camp director and check out fun Wacky Wednesday themed activities to do.

80’s Workout – April 1
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Welcome to 80s Workout Week!Watch
TikTok Plank ChallengeWatch
80s Arts and Crafts Costume IdeasWatch
80s Dance RoutineWatch
Rainbows/Unicorns – March 25

VideoVideo Link
Welcome to Rainbow and Unicorn Day! - (VIDEO 1)Watch
Rainbow TikTok Challenge - (VIDEO 2)Watch
Color Sorting for Preschoolers - (VIDEO 3)Watch
M&M Science Experiment - (VIDEO 4)Watch
How to Start a Lanyard - (VIDEO 5)Watch

 

Camp Chi

Camp Chi has something new and fun for you every day! Check our Facebook page for more details on each day’s activity.

Mondays

Week of March 30
Unplugged, fun ideas to get your creative juices flowing and bodies moving with something active, something artsy, something messy and something yummy.

  • Something Active: DIY Obstacle Course
  • Something Artsy: Tie Dye
  • Something Messy: Make Your Own Stress Balls
  • Something Yummy: Cinnamon Stuffed Apples

Visit Mix It Up Mondays

 

Tuesdays

Camp Chi Live Trivia Game (3/31/20) @ 7:00pm
Join the Game Live

Are you smarter than a camp director?
Time to put your knowledge to the test as we host a Tuesday Trivia challenge for you and your camp friends.

Camp Chi Facebook Cover Photo Contest
Your photo could be Camp Chi’s Facebook cover photo! Send your favorite camp photo to jcccampchi@gmail.com.

 

Wednesdays

Ultimate Camp Meal
Vote for your favorite Camp Chi meal!

 

Thursdays

#CHIDoesGood with lots of suggestions on how you can help give back to the community and care for others from your house.

How to Make Friendship Bracelets @ 4:00pm
What is more camp-y than making friendship bracelets? Our staff will teach you the basics and the tricks of the trade to make a bracelet to give to your friends. The best part is these friendship bracelets are for new Chi campers!
Join Live

 

Fridays

Grilled Cheese Making 101 with Camp Chi @ 11:30am
Join us as we teach you how to make the main component of the most quintessential Camp Chi meal- grilled cheese!
Join Live

Featured Video

Films for Rental and Download

The JCC Chicago Jewish Film Festival is proud to bring you over 75 films here. Some films are FREE (with Amazon Prime Membership) and between $0.99 and $4.99 (depending on the streaming service iTunes, Amazon, KinoNow, Go2Films, etc.). Browse our library to learn about each film, choose your favorite(s), select your platform, relax and enjoy!

Browse the Library

Additional Resources We Love

Activities and Ideas for Kids

Books & More
Stories

Arts & Learning

Passover

 

From Congregations

If you are interested in streaming Shabbat Services or finding a spiritual connection during this challenging time, JCC Chicago has compiled a list of Congregations and Jewish organizations that are offering Shabbat services and online discussions. This list is subject to change. If your Congregation or organization is not listed and you would like to be included, please e-mail: sjensky@jccchicago.org to be added to this list.

 

Anshe Emet
  • Friday Night Service | 6pm | StreamSpot
  • Saturday Morning Service | 9:30am | StreamSpot

Link to Streaming

More information about streaming services at Anshe Emet, please visit: ansheemet.org.

 

Anshe Sholom B’nai Israel

More information about streaming services at Anshe Sholom, please visit: asbi.org.

 

Base Hillel

To stay up to date about online events hosted by Base Hillel, please visit Base Hillel Lincoln Park and South Loop on Facebook.

 

Chicago Sinai Congregation
  • Services Every Friday| 6:15pm | Facebook Live or stream on Chicago Sinai’s website!
  • Online Meeting: Oneg Shabbat Following Services | 7:15pm | Zoom
  • Shabbat Morning Prayer and Torah Study | Every Saturday | 9:30-11:00am | Zoom
  • Online Meeting: Havdallah | Every Saturday | 5:30pm | Zoom

Facebook Live

More information about streaming services at Chicago Sinai Congregation, please visit: chicagosinai.org

 

Congregation Rodfei Zedek

More information about streaming services at Congregation Rodfei Zedek, please visit: rodfei.org

 

Emanuel Congregation
  • Services Every Friday | 6:30pm | YouTube
  • Saturday morning Shabbat Services | 11:00am | YouTube
  • Rabbi Marantz Torah Study group | Saturday Morning | 9:00am | Phone
    To join the class by phone: 574-404-3751. When prompted, enter the PIN: 533 476 602#
  • Rabbi Schaalman’s (z”l) Torah Study group | Saturday Mornings | 9:30am | Phone
    To join the class by phone: dial 904-580-8872. When prompted, enter the PIN: 614 864 142#

YouTube Streaming

More information about streaming services at Emanuel Congregation, please visit: emanuelcong.org

 

KAM Isaiah Israel
  • Virtual – Community Led Torah Study Every Friday | 5:00pm | Zoom
  • Services Every Friday | 6:30 pm | StreamSpot

Streamspot  
Zoom

More information about streaming services at KAM Isaiah Israel, please visit: www.kamii.org

 

The Loop Synagogue

Link to Streaming

For more information about The Loop Synagogue. Please contact Cary Wolovick at caryw@chiloopsyn.org or by phone 312-346-7370.

 

Mishkan Chicago
  • Friday, March 27 | 6:30pm
  • Saturday, April 4 | 9:30am

Facebook Livestream

More information about streaming services at Mishkan Chicago, please visit: mishkanchicago.org

 

Temple Sholom
  • Services Every Friday | 6:15pm | Facebook Livestream
  • Saturday Morning Minyan | Every Saturday | 9:00am | Zoom
  • Torah Study | Every Saturday | 9:45am | Zoom

Facebook Livestream

More information about streaming services at Temple Sholom, please visit: sholomchicago.org

Humans of Tel Aviv Exhibit
JCC Chicago is the proud host of the Humans of Tel Aviv Photo Exhibit from July 2019 through June 2020. During the past five years, photographer and journalist Erez Kaganovitz, the human behind Humans of Tel Aviv, documented the lives of Tel Aviv residents he meets on the streets. Through photographs, interviews and a large social media presence, Erez offers an inside look into the rich and diverse lives of the people of Tel Aviv while showcasing Israel’s vibrant, multi-cultural society.

What Erez loves most about this project is that it reaches others, not through his own ideas, but through the photographs and stories which speak for themselves. Inspired by the Humans of New York project, the diversity of Tel Aviv coupled with Erez’s curiosity and artistic talent resulted in over 1000 portraits and stories.

The exhibit consists of 36 mounted photographs and descriptions that have been installed in a number of local institutions to share the exhibit with the public beyond our own walls.

Museums around the World

Fitness & Wellness

The Marvin Lustbader Health Club is posting daily exercises, from both national experts and our own Instructors, as well as nutritional tips for you and your family to eat healthy together!

Join them on Facebook

 

Social & Emotional Support

The Upside of Stress

Transform Stress Into Courage and Connection

JCFS

Our friends and partners at JCFS are here to support you and your family during this uncertain time. Their services include video and phone support to combat anxiety and isolation that could be the result of social distancing. Thank you, JCFS.

Connect with JCFS

For Seniors

CJE SeniorLife’s ways for seniors to stay connected:
  • Visit cje.net/cyberclub for online interactive activities.
  • Subscribe to the YouTube channel and click the notification bell to be notified every time a new video is added.
  • Join every Tuesday and Thursday for My Go To Place programs that can be viewed via Zoom meeting platform on a computer, tablet or phone.

In Uncertain Times Like These, You Need Friends More Than Ever.

JCC Chicago is not only a destination for preschool, classes and camps. JCC Chicago is a place where friendships are made—deep, lasting friendships that build community and connect us all.

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