Open Game Room at Bernard Weinger JCC

Looking for a warm and welcoming space to play your favorite games, such as Canasta or Mah-Jongg? JCC Chicago offers free game rooms at Bernard Weinger JCC in Northbrook. You bring the games, we provide a room, tables and chairs. Food available for purchase at Once Upon a Bagel’s Grab and Go, located in the lobby. Call or email Hillary for more info and to reserve your room.

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Israeli Dancing

Join Israeli Dance teachers Jim Rust and Harriette Leibovitz for a fun dance class. Exercise; expand your mind; make friends. Let yourself be teleported briefly to Israel. No partner or experience needed, just a willingness to have a great time!

Upcoming Dates


Ballroom Dancing

Ballroom has again become one of the most popular forms of dance. While some people appreciate its nod to nostalgic times, many dance for other reasons: It’s a great way to stay in shape. It has been proven to promote to keep the mind active and healthy. Most importantly, knowing how to dance provides confidence and a source of social enjoyment on the dance floor.

Upcoming Dates

The Minyan Man and the Modern Shul

Bernard Horwich JCC | Nov 28, Dec 26, Jan 23

This is a Lunch and Learn: Bring a bagged dairy or vegetarian lunch and join us for an informative hour once a month/Coffee and tea will be provided.


Community Wednesdays

Wednesdays at Bernard Weinger JCC | 9:30am-1:00pm

Join us every Wednesday for a few hours of mind, body & spirit enrichment. We will be hosting three, one-hour lectures/classes throughout the day, along with our fitness class offerings at the Marvin Lustbader Center. You choose how you want to spend your day at the J!

9:30-10:30am & 10:45-11:45am

Fitness Classes:
9:30-10:30am & 10:30-10:55am

  • FREE for Marvin Lustbader Center members
  • $10/day non-member
  • $45/5 session punch card
  • Men’s Group members can choose one-hour for $3

Once Upon A Bagel “Grab ‘N Go” lunches will be available to purchase.

Community Wednesdays is on a drop-in basis and for Adults; no reservation needed.

January 2019 February 2019

For more information, email Hillary Wenk or call 224.406.9257

We’re filling your calendar (and stomach) on the Southside.

Shalom Over 50 is a Jewish club that meets weekly at Temple Anshe Sholom in Olympia Fields for lunch, Yiddish classes, speakers and fellowship. A full schedule of thought-provoking lectures, current events and performances ensures lively discussion and a great time. Lunch is provided each week, so bring your appetite!

The Club meets Tuesdays year-round, except on Jewish and National holidays.

For more information, email Ilene Uhlmann or call 224.406.9233


Put on your thinking caps.

Join us on Thursdays at Temple Sholom in the city for a day devoted to learning. You’ll meet with other interested older adults from the JCC for two classes in the morning and one class in the afternoon. Learn more about history, current events, art history and literature. Bring your lunch for a relaxed break in between classes. Open University’s thematic lectures and discussions are engaging and thought-provoking.

Dates | Times | Classes

Say It In Hebrew

Learning Hebrew is easy with the “J”. You’ll learn the everyday language spoken in Israel and its part in Israeli culture. Our Hebrew learning program enhances and accelerates learning through conversation-based techniques. Appropriate for all learners at all levels.

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Blog Posts
How Might We 2019? ›
Addie Goodman 1/3/19
The Untold Story of the J ›
Addie Goodman 12/13/18
Being ‘BallotReady’ ›
Sarah Bloom 12/13/18
Seed613, Teens
Israeli Dancing ›
Adult Learning, Arts
Bernard Weinger JCC
Stay and Play at the J ›
Early Childhood, Families
Florence G. Heller JCC
3rd Saturdays Presents: Tree Hugging Tu B'Shevat ›
Families, Jewish Life
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