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Body Image, Self-Esteem, Tween Challenges Explored at Launch of BeTween

Between Launch Event with Smarty Pants Yoga
    By Dena Goldstein, Grants and Planning Associate.   Women from Jewish Community Center (JCC) Chicago and Jewish Child & Family Services (JCFS) sported orange long-sleeve shirts...

Navigating the Holidays for Jewish Interfaith Families

Hanukkah Candle Lightnig
  The juxtaposition of Hanukkah and Thanksgiving in 2013 made for (delicious) fodder and a fun mixing of Jewish and secular or American cultural traditions, such as sweet potato latkes or...

Ask a Clinician: Developmental Benefits of Yoga for Kids (ages 4 to 6)

Kid doing Yoga
  Beginning this Winter, the Integrated Pediatric Interventions Program at JCFS is offering Yoga for Kids for children ages 4 to 6. Come join Occupational Therapist, Melissa Lorin, in a fun,...

5 Things to Help Toddlers and Preschoolers Develop Language

Talking to Toddlers
  Last August a study from the University of Washington’s Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences (I-LABS) in Seattle said that babies as young as seven months old are mentally working out...

Promoting Sibling Connections during National Adoption Month

Sibling Adoption for National Adoption Month
    By Dena Goldstein, Grants and Planning Associate.   Partners and kids may come along later in life, friends may come and go, but siblings, siblings outlast marriages, friendships...