Week of June 19, 2017

Date Event Location Contact
Children & Adolescents

1:30-3pm

Children & Adolescents

A group for parents, grandparents, nannies, and children aged newborn until the 5th birthday which offers an opportunity to:

  • Meet others with young children
  • Get away from feeling "cooped up" and "isolated"
  • Share experiences, ideas, and concerns with others and staff whose skills are in family and child development
  • Discuss developmental issues and watch them unfold as children play

Join any time during the year.  Please call first to register.

Children & Adolescents

Virginia Frank Child Development Center
3033 W. Touhy Ave.
Chicago, IL 60645
United States

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Children & Adolescents
Joanne Kestnbaum, LCSW
Support Groups

6:30-8:30pm

Support Groups

An 8 week group discussing the issues pertaining to younger individuals who have experienced the death of their spouse or partner. We will focus on the issues including parenting, self-care, coping skills and social support. A pizza dinner is served at 6:30 pm for families. Childcare is available.

Co-sponsored by the Lauri S. Bauer Foundation for Sudden Loss

Support Groups

Jewish Child & Family Services - Elaine Kersten Children’s Center
255 Revere Dr.
Suite 200
Northbrook, IL 60062
United States

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Support Groups
Elizabeth Cohen, LCSW
elizabethcohen@jcfs.org
Counseling & Psychological Services

6-8 pm

Counseling & Psychological Services

This program will give participants the tools and understanding they need to take control of their money. We will learn to track income and expenses, plan for future spending, create plans to deal with debt and learn how to afford the things that really give us joy.

No prior financial knowledge required.

Presented by: Sheryl Kosovski

Fee: No fee, but participants will need to purchase a subscription to the budgeting software we will use in the class (software subscriptions are $9/month or $97/year).

Counseling & Psychological Services

Jewish Child & Family Services
Goldie Bachmann Luftig Building
5150 Golf Rd.
Skokie, IL 60077
United States

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Counseling & Psychological Services
Sheryl Kosovski
sherylkosovski@jcfs.org
Special Events
Special Events

Do you remember the excitement of opening that new box of crayons on the first day of school? Recall the thrill of sporting that new backpack? For too many of the children served by Jewish Child & Family Services, these simple pleasures will be out of reach without your help.

Special Events
Special Events
Sheryl Green
SherylGreen@jcfs.org
JVS Chicago

1pm

JVS Chicago

In this combined and interactive workshop, you will learn the key skills to professional interactions – in-person and via phone, Skype, or email. You will learn and practice networking techniques that expand your job search capabilities including how to develop "elevator speeches" and how to design handbills. You will also gain the knowledge and confidence necessary to enter an interview fully prepared, dressed appropriately and ready to engage in an effective conversation with the interviewer.

JVS Chicago

216 W. Jackson
Chicago, IL 60606
United States

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JVS Chicago
Andrea LeVasseur
andrealevasseur@jvschicago.org
Camps & Social Recreation
Children & Adolescents

6-7pm

Camps & Social Recreation
Children & Adolescents

Group Firefly uses a fun and engaging activity-based approach for teaching and practicing Michelle Garcia Winner's Social Thinking(R) approach. This group, for children 8-15 years of age, allows for hands-on learning using play, expressive arts, and discussion.  Topics that have been covered include: self-esteem building, how to initiate a conversation, feelings identification, social media, bullying, and perspective-taking.

Parent collaboration is emphasized. Groups are divided by age and level of functioning.

Camps & Social Recreation
Children & Adolescents

Elaine Kersten Children's Center
255 Revere Dr.
Suite 200
Northbrook, IL 60062
United States

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Camps & Social Recreation
Children & Adolescents
Alissa Rotblatt
alissarotblatt@jcfs.org
HIAS Chicago

5:30-7:30pm

HIAS Chicago

Join HIAS Chicago as we celebrate and thank those who contribute invaluably to our program and community: Scholarship Winners, Synagogue Partners and Volunteers.

Photos from the 2017 event on Twitter and Facebook!

HIAS Chicago

Abe and Ida Cooper Center
6639 N. Kedzie
Chicago, IL 60645
United States

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HIAS Chicago
Jessica Schaffer
JessicaSchaffer@jcfs.org
Special Events
Special Events

Do you remember the excitement of opening that new box of crayons on the first day of school? Recall the thrill of sporting that new backpack? For too many of the children served by Jewish Child & Family Services, these simple pleasures will be out of reach without your help.

Special Events
Special Events
Sheryl Green
SherylGreen@jcfs.org
JVS Chicago

6-9pm

JVS Chicago

Do you want to learn QuickBooks?

QuickBooks is THE major accounting computer program used by professionals today. To become employed or advance your career, taking a class in QuickBooks may be right for you.

The course will cover these QuickBooks functions:

JVS Chicago

JVS Chicago, Career Moves
5150 Golf Rd.
Skokie, IL 60077
United States

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JVS Chicago
Gene Davidovich
genedavidovich@jvschicago.org
Support Groups

5:30-6:45pm

Support Groups

An ongoing support group for adults with disabilities that provides an opportunity to discuss current life challenges.

Topics could include:

Support Groups

Abe and Ida Cooper Center
6639 N Kedzie Ave
Chicago, IL 60645
United States

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Support Groups
Meredith Sices, LCSW
MeredithSices@jcfs.org
Support Groups

7-8:30pm

Support Groups

Nechama is for grievers and their loved ones who have experienced a loss during the past six months.

We will look at how Judaism lays the groundwork to provide comfort for the bereaved through the use of ritual and connection to other mourners.

Participants will  learn about the grief process,  coping mechanisms, different grieving styles, and how to gainand receive support from friends and family.

Please register by June 19, 2017

Support Groups

Oak Park Temple
1235 N. Harlem Ave
Oak Park, IL 60302
United States

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Support Groups
Elizabeth Siegel Cohen, LCSW
ElizabethCohen@jcfs.org
JVS Chicago

1-2:30pm

JVS Chicago

C.O.R.E. is a required interactive 90 minute group session for all clients who have completed an intake through the JVS access number only.   If you have not done so, please call 855.INFO.JVS (855.463.6587) and speak to an intake counselor before attending C.O.R.E.

DO NOT BE LATE! Late arrivals for the C.O.R.E. group will be not be allowed in, no exceptions.

JVS Chicago

5150 Golf Rd
Skokie, IL 60077
United States

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JVS Chicago
JVS Chicago

9:30am

No meetings 5/31 and 6/14

JVS Chicago

When it comes to employment, if you are someone who:

  • is unclear about what career path to take
  • has just left a position and needs a change
  • is returning to the workforce and your former job no longer exists
  • wants to do something different, for different rewards

Join JVS Chicago’s successfully proven program
to define your career direction

UNCOVER YOUR FUTURE

Facilitated by Roberta Glick, LCPC, NCC, JVS Chicago Career Counselor 

JVS Chicago

Skokie Office
5150 Golf Road
Skokie, IL 60077
United States

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JVS Chicago
Roberta Glick
robertaglick@jvschicago.org
Special Events
Special Events

Do you remember the excitement of opening that new box of crayons on the first day of school? Recall the thrill of sporting that new backpack? For too many of the children served by Jewish Child & Family Services, these simple pleasures will be out of reach without your help.

Special Events
Special Events
Sheryl Green
SherylGreen@jcfs.org
JVS Chicago

7-8:30pm

JVS Chicago

Are you or someone you know a job seeker with a disability? Specialists from JVS Chicago will share valuable information for this audience, with tips for effective resumes, interview skills, and networking opportunities to connect to the right job.

No library care required.

JVS Chicago

Arlington Heights Memorial Library
500 N. Dunton Ave.
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
United States

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JVS Chicago
JVS Chicago

9:30-11am

JVS Chicago

C.O.R.E. is a required interactive 90 minute group session for all clients who have completed an intake through the JVS access number only.   If you have not done so, please call 855.INFO.JVS (855.463.6587) and speak to an intake counselor before attending C.O.R.E.

DO NOT BE LATE! Late arrivals for the C.O.R.E. group will be not be allowed in, no exceptions.

JVS Chicago
JVS Chicago
Special Events
Special Events

Do you remember the excitement of opening that new box of crayons on the first day of school? Recall the thrill of sporting that new backpack? For too many of the children served by Jewish Child & Family Services, these simple pleasures will be out of reach without your help.

Special Events
Special Events
Sheryl Green
SherylGreen@jcfs.org
JVS Chicago

6-9pm

JVS Chicago

Do you want to learn QuickBooks?

QuickBooks is THE major accounting computer program used by professionals today. To become employed or advance your career, taking a class in QuickBooks may be right for you.

The course will cover these QuickBooks functions:

JVS Chicago

JVS Chicago, Career Moves
5150 Golf Rd.
Skokie, IL 60077
United States

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JVS Chicago
Gene Davidovich
genedavidovich@jvschicago.org
Professional & Community Training

Times vary by date.

Professional & Community Training

Connections: Early Childhood Training Institute is a six-week summer program for early childhood teachers and professionals. The Institute was developed out of the Virginia Frank Child Development Center’s Relationship-Based Phase Model, which emphasizes the importance of building strong teacher and caregiver relationships with young children to promote a secure, healthy and productive learning environment.

Professional & Community Training

The Abe and Ida Cooper Center
6639 N. Kedzie
Chicago, IL 60645
United States

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Professional & Community Training
Linnet Mendez
LinnetMendez@jcfs.org
Special Events
Special Events

Do you remember the excitement of opening that new box of crayons on the first day of school? Recall the thrill of sporting that new backpack? For too many of the children served by Jewish Child & Family Services, these simple pleasures will be out of reach without your help.

Special Events
Special Events
Sheryl Green
SherylGreen@jcfs.org
Special Events

4-7pm

Special Events

Come have a ball with a variety of sports and games to play, an exciting raffle and a delicious buffet dinner!

Program begins at 6pm; Participate in Striking Event

Casual attire, Kosher dietary laws observed

 

Special Events

Highland Park Country Club
1201 Park Ave W
Highland Park, IL 60035
United States

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Special Events
Lauren McCoy
LaurenMcCoy@jcfs.org
Children & Adolescents
Support Groups

2:30-5:30pm

Children & Adolescents
Support Groups

Sibshops offer brothers and sisters of children with special needs an opportunity to meet other siblings in a relaxed, supportive, and recreational setting. Participants share common joys, common concerns, and learn to handle sibling-specific "sticky situations." Sibshops are a mix of games, discussion, food, and fun!  Registration is per Sibshop.

Sibshops are currently offered one Sunday afternoon each month in Northbrook. Teen Sibshops are offered as requested. 

Children & Adolescents
Support Groups

255 Revere Dr.
Suite 200
Northbrook, IL 60062
United States

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Children & Adolescents
Support Groups
Tammy Besser, LCSW
TamaraBesser@jcfs.org
Children & Adolescents
Support Groups

2:30-5:30pm

Children & Adolescents
Support Groups

Sibshops offer brothers and sisters of children with special needs an opportunity to meet other siblings in a relaxed, supportive, and recreational setting. Participants share common joys, common concerns, and learn to handle sibling-specific "sticky situations." Sibshops are a mix of games, discussion, food, and fun!  Registration is per Sibshop.

Sibshops are currently offered one Sunday afternoon each month in Northbrook. Teen Sibshops are offered as requested. 

Children & Adolescents
Support Groups

255 Revere Dr.
Suite 200
Northbrook, IL 60062
United States

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Children & Adolescents
Support Groups
Tammy Besser, LCSW
TamaraBesser@jcfs.org