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Fun For The Whole Family

x-plore with the jX-Plore With The J

Spark your imagination and explore with our new X-PLORE Station at Bernard Horwich JCC. Drop-in for weekly and monthly programming for children in K-5th grade that explores a new topic in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math).

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family shabbat on the lakeFamily Shabbat On The Lake

All Shuk Up! Immerse yourself in Israel’s open-air markets at Anshe Emet Synagogue in Lakeview with delicious Israeli food, live music, optional family-friendly Shabbat services, inflatables, a petting zoo and more. This program is generously supported by Rose & Sidney N. Shure Kehilla program.

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shabbatGot Shabbat?

Close out the week with Shabbat at the J. Reconnect with your family, friends, and Jewish values by enjoying dinner, live entertainment, games, and family-fun. We offer a variety of Shabbat programming – ranging from traditional to modern – all built with connection and community at the center.

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havdalah itemsHavdalah Programming

Light the candles, smell the spices and close out Shabbat! Celebrate Havdalah in-person or virtually with your family and experience a unique, memorable Saturday night.

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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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chi getawayChi Getaway

Families and Camp Chi alumni can escape to an all-inclusive, stress-free getaway at the popular Perlstein Retreat Center, located on the grounds of Camp Chi. This vacation is packed with awesome activities everyone is sure to love!

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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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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 Chol Hamoed Sukkos Family Day and other favorites like Pizza in the Hut!

Information on Fall Programming 2023 coming soon.

8 nights of hanukkah

8 Nights of Hanukkah

Enjoy nightly candle lightings, in-person and virtual events across the Chicagoland area from dreidel competitions, live entertainment, singalongs and more.

Information on Hanukkah 2023 coming soon.

family celebrating purimPurim Programming

Grab your groggers and costumes! From braiding challah into Purim masks to baking Hamantaschen – there’s plenty of ways to celebrate Purim at the J!

Information on Purim 2024 coming soon.

afikomen scavenger huntAfikomen Scavenger Hunt

Help us find the afikomen at ‘Z’ Frank Apachi Day Camp in Northbrook!

Information on Passover 2024 coming soon.

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.

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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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