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Fun For The Whole Family

israel shabbat dinnerFamily Shabbat Dinner: Celebrate Israel, Support Our Community

Celebrate Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel’s Independence Day and explore the Shuk, Israel’s open-air market, with Israeli music, gaga, arts and crafts, kosher catered dinner from Mizrahi Grill. Plus, do some good with mitzvah projects benefitting Israel and the greater Chicagoland community. Fri., May 10, 5:30pm at Bernard Weinger JCC in Northbrook.

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family sdFamily Shabbat On The Lake

We’re heading to the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum! Explore the museum and discover all the wonders nature has to offer from the Butterfly Haven to RiverWorks to Look-in Lab with box turtles. Enjoy a family-friendly Shabbat service, a Kosher catered dinner and more! This program is generously supported by Rose & Sidney N. Shure Kehilla program.

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weekends with the JWeekends With The J

Weekends are for the family! Grab your family and make some new memories with the J community. Enjoy family-friendly activities including art, baking, singing, planting, learning, and growing together.

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x-plore with the jX-Plore With The J

Spark your imagination and explore with our new X-PLORE Station at Florence G. Heller JCC. Drop-in for monthly programming for children ages 0-10 years old that explores a new topic in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math).

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summer night at gallagher waySummer Night at Gallagher Way

Join us outside Wrigley Field for a movie night and family-friendly activities! This program is open to all and FREE. This program is generously supported by Rose & Sidney N. Shure Kehilla program.

Save The Date! Tues., July 30


grandparents weekendGrandparents Weekend

Your child can create special memories with their grandparents at the Perlstein Retreat Center, located on the grounds of our Camp Chi overnight camp in Lake Delton, WI. There will be a wide variety of favorite camp activities to enjoy including swimming, arts & crafts, sports, outdoor cooking, ropes, archery, bonfires & s’mores, hayrides, spirit-filled Shabbat celebrations and more.

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February marks Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance, and Inclusion Month where we champion the rights, gifts and strengths of Jews with disabilities.

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Holiday Programming

fall programmingFall Programming

There’s plenty of ways to celebrate Fall at the J from our annual Fall Fest at Lake County JCC to Pizza in the Hut across the Chicagoland area.

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8 nights of hanukkah

Celebrate The Festival of Lights

Join in on nightly candle lightings and in-person and virtual events across the Chicagoland area for all! Enjoy dreidel competitions, live entertainment, cookie decorating, challah braiding and more. Open to the community; all are welcome!

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afikomen scavenger huntAfikomen Scavenger Hunt

Help us find the afikomen at ‘Z’ Frank Apachi Day Camp in Northbrook or Lake County JCC in Lake Zurich!


Just For The Kids

early childhood kids huggingEarly Childhood

Where Wonder & Confidence Grow! We offer Preschool, Childcare, Enrichment and more in Glencoe, Lake Zurich, Lakeview, Northbrook, West Rogers Park and Evanston.

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apachi kids with paint on handsSummer Camps

We’re the secret sauce of summer! Offering Apachi Day Camp throughout Chicagoland and Camp Chi Overnight Camp in Lake Delton, Wisconsin.

Apachi Day Camp  Camp Chi


Our selection of athletic programs and experiences focus on skill building, teamwork, self-confidence and fun.

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swim lessons and aquaticsSwim Lessons

We use the American Red Cross Learn-To-Swim Program to teach children of all ages how to swim.

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Just For The Parents

jnew parents groupJNew Parents

We get it… life with a newborn is a big change, whether it’s your first baby or not. Our in-person or virtual professionally facilitated parenting groups for new moms, new dads, and parents new to two or more kids are here to help. Enjoy a supportive environment of weekly discussions that include child development, relationships, work-life balance and more.

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20s 30s programmingYoung Adult Programming

Adults between 22–39 can explore interests, make new connections, and build community through shared experiences. There’s plenty of ways to get involved from holiday gatherings, social events, fitness classes to new parent programs.

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Hold Your Next Party or Event at the J!

With a wide range of locations and rental spaces across the Chicagoland area, JCC Chicago has just the place to hold an amazing family gathering, bar or bat mitzvah, company BBQ, business meeting or company retreat.

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