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
Children & Adolescents

3:30 - 5pm (see below for location information)

Children & Adolescents

Hinaynee is a twice a week therapy group during the summer months.

This group is designed for children who would benefit from therapeutic support around emotional regulation, struggles in social settings and difficulty navigating relationships.

Location information:

Elaine Kersten Children’s Center, 255 Revere Dr., Suite 200, Northbrook, IL 60062 on Mondays/Wednesdays or Tuesdays/Thursdays 3:30-5pm

Children & Adolescents
Children & Adolescents
Alissa Rotblatt
773.467.3769
Children & Adolescents

3:30 - 5pm (see below for location information)

Children & Adolescents

Hinaynee is a twice a week therapy group during the summer months.

This group is designed for children who would benefit from therapeutic support around emotional regulation, struggles in social settings and difficulty navigating relationships.

Location information:

Elaine Kersten Children’s Center, 255 Revere Dr., Suite 200, Northbrook, IL 60062 on Mondays/Wednesdays or Tuesdays/Thursdays 3:30-5pm

Children & Adolescents
Children & Adolescents
Alissa Rotblatt
773.467.3769
Children & Adolescents

4:30-6pm

Children & Adolescents

Together children will practice breathing techniques and yoga that will naturally engage them in social interactions or help prepare them for social games throughout the session. Appropriate for children aged 4-7. This group will be led by a Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) and an Occupational Therapist (OT).

Children & Adolescents

JCFS Chicago
Abe and Ida Cooper Center on the Esther Knapp Campus
6639 N Kedzie Ave
Chicago, IL 60645
United States

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Children & Adolescents
Megan Kowalski
847.412.4335
Children & Adolescents

3:30 - 5pm (see below for location information)

Children & Adolescents

Hinaynee is a twice a week therapy group during the summer months.

This group is designed for children who would benefit from therapeutic support around emotional regulation, struggles in social settings and difficulty navigating relationships.

Location information:

Elaine Kersten Children’s Center, 255 Revere Dr., Suite 200, Northbrook, IL 60062 on Mondays/Wednesdays or Tuesdays/Thursdays 3:30-5pm

Children & Adolescents
Children & Adolescents
Alissa Rotblatt
773.467.3769
Children & Adolescents

3:30 - 5pm (see below for location information)

Children & Adolescents

Hinaynee is a twice a week therapy group during the summer months.

This group is designed for children who would benefit from therapeutic support around emotional regulation, struggles in social settings and difficulty navigating relationships.

Location information:

Elaine Kersten Children’s Center, 255 Revere Dr., Suite 200, Northbrook, IL 60062 on Mondays/Wednesdays or Tuesdays/Thursdays 3:30-5pm

Children & Adolescents
Children & Adolescents
Alissa Rotblatt
773.467.3769
Children & Adolescents

9-10:30am

Children & Adolescents

This group, for children 2-3 years of age, will focus on participating in circle time and engaging in play-time activities that promote communication, early problem solving and following directions. This group is playful and fun, often focusing on a particular theme to enhance vocabulary development and to increase a child’s opportunity to use language within a group setting. Children can practice the social rules of communication such as turn-taking, gestures and body language. Led by Speech-Language Pathologist Allison Liwanag.

Children & Adolescents

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

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Children & Adolescents
Megan Kowalski
Children & Adolescents

3:30 - 5pm (see below for location information)

Children & Adolescents

Hinaynee is a twice a week therapy group during the summer months.

This group is designed for children who would benefit from therapeutic support around emotional regulation, struggles in social settings and difficulty navigating relationships.

Location information:

Elaine Kersten Children’s Center, 255 Revere Dr., Suite 200, Northbrook, IL 60062 on Mondays/Wednesdays or Tuesdays/Thursdays 3:30-5pm

Children & Adolescents
Children & Adolescents
Alissa Rotblatt
773.467.3769
Response for Teens

7-9pm

Response for Teens

Join Response for Teens, Keshet, and the Skokie Park District on July 29 at 7:00PM at the Skokie Heritage Museum for a film screening and discussion of the intersection of Jewish and LGBTQ+ identities.

Response for Teens

Skokie Heritage Museum
8031 Floral Ave.
Skokie, IL 60077
United States

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Response for Teens
Sarah Feldman
773.516.5517
Children & Adolescents

3:30 - 5pm (see below for location information)

Children & Adolescents

Hinaynee is a twice a week therapy group during the summer months.

This group is designed for children who would benefit from therapeutic support around emotional regulation, struggles in social settings and difficulty navigating relationships.

Location information:

Elaine Kersten Children’s Center, 255 Revere Dr., Suite 200, Northbrook, IL 60062 on Mondays/Wednesdays or Tuesdays/Thursdays 3:30-5pm

Children & Adolescents
Children & Adolescents
Alissa Rotblatt
773.467.3769
Children & Adolescents

4:30-6pm

Children & Adolescents

Together children will practice breathing techniques and yoga that will naturally engage them in social interactions or help prepare them for social games throughout the session. Appropriate for children aged 4-7. This group will be led by a Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) and an Occupational Therapist (OT).

Children & Adolescents

JCFS Chicago
Abe and Ida Cooper Center on the Esther Knapp Campus
6639 N Kedzie Ave
Chicago, IL 60645
United States

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Children & Adolescents
Megan Kowalski
847.412.4335