Program Schedule

Becoming A Soulful Parent

Sunday, January 10
2:00pm CST

Join Dasee Berkowitz, author of Becoming a Soulful Parent: A Path to the Wisdom Within, for a conversation about Parenting through the Pandemic and how to stay attuned to your inner voice as a source of resilience and strength during these challenging times.

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About the Author

Dasee Berkowitz is a sought-after educator and facilitator and founder of Ayeka’s Becoming a Soulful Parent program. Her groundbreaking approach to education has been enthusiastically received by scores of Jewish community centers and synagogues since the program launched in 2015. Dasee has lectured internationally, served as Scholar-in-Residence for Jewish federations, and trained facilitators at educational agencies across North America. More information can be found on her site



Circle Time With Rena

Sundays, January 10-February 28
10:00-10:30am CST

She was here for you during JCC Chicago’s closure, and she’s back! Are you sick of reading the same story over and over again? Do you need a break and time for yourself? Let Rena take the pressure off. Join Rena Rosen, for story time, and songs in that familiar green chair!

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Single Parent Drop-in Support Group

Wednesdays, January 13-February 10
7:30-8:30pm CST

FREE | Drop-in Format
Being a single parent can be especially hard… little to no break, loneliness, and added responsibilities to an already full load. In life pre-pandemic, school, daycare and community are key systems for parents; particularly single parents. Together, let’s build a system of support during this complicated and challenging time. Let’s talk and share in a safe space dedicated to just us! Led by Stacey Skolnick, Director of ‘Z’ Frank Apachi Day Camp and proud single mom to five-year-old twins.



The Judgment-Free Zone Parent Support Group

Wednesdays, January 13-February 10
8:00-9:00pm CST

Are you sick of feeling judged with every COVID related decision you have to make for your children? Are you tapped out and just need a group of supportive parents who are also experiencing the ups and downs of these times? Join Rachel Schwartz, LCSW and Director of Social Services, along with Jamee Smith, Elaine Frank Apachi Day Camp Director for JCC Chicago, as we explore and process our concerns, realities, and inner-most thoughts. Join other parents on this crazy journey as we navigate parenting during these challenging times and provide one another with support in a confidential and judgement-free space. Register now for this 5-week session.



Couples’ Connection: How to Cultivate a Fulfilling Relationship Through Covid and Beyond

Saturday, January 30
9:00-10:00pm CST

One of the crucial (and often overlooked) contributors to family well-being is the quality of a couple’s relationship. In this interactive “date night” discussion, Jaime Bronstein, LCSW, relationship therapist and host of “Love Talk Live” on LA Talk Radio, shares valuable insights and practical tools for couples looking to bolster their connection amidst the stress of the pandemic – and for many years to come.

jamie bronsteinJaime was recently named by YahooFinance as the #1 relationship coach transforming lives in 2020 and her expertise has been featured on various media outlets such as KTLA, ABC, NBC, and CBS News, Thrive Global, BuzzFeed, and more. View Jamie’s website to learn more about her and her work.




Grand Artists

Sunday, January 31
2:00-3:00pm CST

Calling all Grandparents and Grandchildren – join us for a joint grandparent and grandchild virtual art program with Bari Fleischer. Grandparents and grandchildren will learn art techniques and create a beautiful masterpiece. This program is geared for children ages 6-12 and all grandparents.

Materials Needed:

A few pieces of white paper, water and colored markers



Drop-in Yoga Class

Sundays, February 7-February 28 at 9am CST

Join Stacey Skolnick, Director of ‘Z’ Frank Apachi Day Camp, for a 45-minute Vinyasa Flow yoga class. We welcome all levels for stretch, strength and time to breathe! Stacey has been practicing yoga for 25 years and teaching for 10. She received her certification through Yogaview in Chicago.