Prevention & Education Workshops

BeTween: Growing Healthy Jewish Girls

BeTween helps Jewish girls strengthen and support their bodies, minds, and spirits through fun programs with other Jewish girls. The adults in their lives – parents, teachers, coaches –access information and resources to help girls navigate the turbulent pre-teen years with confidence and understanding about their bodies, relationships, and roles in their communities.

BeTween supports Jewish girls in grades 3 through 8, and is administered by JCC Chicago. Programs for girls are offered by Response for Teens, JCC and other partner organizations. Response for Teens and JCFS Chicago offer parenting programs and support groups. Visit our calendar for all dates and times.

Response for Teens offers engaging, interactive workshops and presentations for schools, synagogues, youth groups, and other settings. Healthy Relationships, Boundaries and Consent, Bullying, Team-building, Pregnancy and STI Prevention, and other topics can be tailored to your needs. 

In the areas of dating violence and healthy relationships, we offer two powerful programs:

  • The Clothesline Project is an interactive, immersive experience to create awareness and education around relational and gender-based violence and sexual assault. 
  • In Their Shoes tackles the issue of sex trafficking by asking participants to walk the paths of those who become involved in this modern-day slavery

Both of these programs can be brought to your school, synagogue, community center, library, or other location.

Professional and parent/community training is also available on many of the same topics.

Date Event Location Contact
Response for Teens

9:30am-3:30pm

Response for Teens

All high school students! Spend the week of July 19-23 with us and learn how to advocate and become a peer activist in the areas of healthy relationships, mental health, and sexual health

Response for Teens

Seigle Campus
5140 Golf Rd
Skokie, IL 60076-2431
United States

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Response for Teens
Lisa Ehrlich
847.745.5487
Response for Teens

9:30am-3:30pm

Response for Teens

All high school students! Spend the week of July 19-23 with us and learn how to advocate and become a peer activist in the areas of healthy relationships, mental health, and sexual health

Response for Teens

Seigle Campus
5140 Golf Rd
Skokie, IL 60076-2431
United States

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Response for Teens
Lisa Ehrlich
847.745.5487
Children & Adolescents

9:30-11am

Children & Adolescents

We’re back in the clinic!

Join us for our 2 - to 3 - year-old play group, designed to develop communication, language, and social skills. Waiting, turn-taking, following directions, and transitions are incorporated into preschool activities, like circle time, art, and pretend play. Our Speech-Language Pathologist will incorporate monthly themes to enhance vocabulary development, knowledge of early basic concepts, and pre-literacy skills.

Children & Adolescents

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

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Children & Adolescents
Megan Kowalski
847.412.4335
Children & Adolescents

4:45-5:45pm for 8 weeks beginning 6.7.2021 
*No session on 7.5.2021

Children & Adolescents

Join our Speech-Language Pathologist for a creative, hands-on theater experience. Table readings, script writing, stage cuing, and set design will be incorporated into this 8-week camp. Thespians will be work on fluent oral reading, articulation, story analysis, social cues, and writing. At the end, our all camp-inspired, written, and produced play will be shared with families.

Children & Adolescents

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

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Children & Adolescents
Megan Kowalski
847.412.4335
Support Groups

7:30-9pm

Support Groups

Please join us for a virtual monthly grief support group for adults who have experienced the death of a loved one within the past two years. The group meets on the 4th Monday of each month from 7:30 - 9:00 pm and is co-sponsored by Anshe Emet Synagogue, Anshe Sholom B’nai Israel, Emanuel Congregation, Mishkan Chicago and Temple Sholom of Chicago.

Support Groups
Support Groups
Marsha Raynes
847.745.5408
Children & Adolescents

11am-12pm

Children & Adolescents

Looking for a fun way to learn social awareness, communication skills, and self-regulation? The Social Superhero Training Academy is open! In this speech-language pathologist-lead group, children will use Social Thinking Curriculum to learn to be flexible-thinking superheroes. They will learn to defeat cartoon characters who embody different social challenges such as Rock Brain, who makes people get stuck on their own ideas, Body Snatcher, who moves people’s bodies away from the group, and Topic Twistermeister, who makes people jump off topic.

Children & Adolescents

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

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Children & Adolescents
Megan Kowalski
847.412.4335
Support Groups

7-8:30pm

Support Groups

Please join us for a virtual monthly grief support group for adults who have experienced the death of a loved one within the past two years. The group meets on the 4th Wednesday of each month from 7:00 – 8:30 pm and is co-sponsored by Temple Beth-El in Northbrook.

For more information and to receive the Zoom link, please contact Marsha Raynes, LCSW.

Support Groups
Support Groups
Marsha Raynes
847.745.5408
Support Groups

3-4pm

Support Groups

A comfortable and safe place for adults who have felt alone or isolated during the pandemic to meet and talk with others as we consider re-entry plans.

The group offers support through encouragement, companionship and sharing of resources.

Support Groups
Support Groups
Laurie Garber-Amram
847.745.5454
Children & Adolescents

9:30-11am

Children & Adolescents

We’re back in the clinic!

Join us for our 2 - to 3 - year-old play group, designed to develop communication, language, and social skills. Waiting, turn-taking, following directions, and transitions are incorporated into preschool activities, like circle time, art, and pretend play. Our Speech-Language Pathologist will incorporate monthly themes to enhance vocabulary development, knowledge of early basic concepts, and pre-literacy skills.

Children & Adolescents

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

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Children & Adolescents
Megan Kowalski
847.412.4335
Children & Adolescents

4:45-5:45pm for 8 weeks beginning 6.7.2021 
*No session on 7.5.2021

Children & Adolescents

Join our Speech-Language Pathologist for a creative, hands-on theater experience. Table readings, script writing, stage cuing, and set design will be incorporated into this 8-week camp. Thespians will be work on fluent oral reading, articulation, story analysis, social cues, and writing. At the end, our all camp-inspired, written, and produced play will be shared with families.

Children & Adolescents

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

View Map
Children & Adolescents
Megan Kowalski
847.412.4335