Oy! Let Me Tell You...
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Where: Matilda (The Back Bar), 3101 N. Sheffield Ave.
When: Wednesday, November 19 | 7 p.m.
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These are not your Zayde’s stories. Join Oy!Chicago and JUF News for an evening of true, personal, sometimes-hilarious, always-insightful stories told by young adults navigating Jewish life in Chicago. The event will feature bloggers from as well as special guest performers in a format similar to The Moth and other live lit events in the city. Hosted by Jeremy Owens, Oy! blogger and creator of “You’re Being Ridiculous.” Snacks will be provided in addition to a drink special. 

Cost of admission:
$10 gift to JUF to support its work helping those in need and strengthening the Jewish community.

Register online now.


YLD Big Event Fundraiser: Late Nite with YLD
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Where: Sheraton Chicago, 301 East North Water St.
When: Saturday, December 13 | 8:15 p.m.
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Featuring an evening of standup comedy with SETH MEYERS
Emmy award winner and host of Late Night with Seth Meyers


8:15 PM – Doors Open, wine, beer & concession snacks at your table
9:00 PM – Program Begins

AFTER PARTY immediately following Seth Meyers
Bigger and Better This Year!
Head downstairs for two hours of open bar, late night food and DJ

Big Event is YLD’s premier fundraiser. Your attendance requires a gift to the 2015 JUF Annual Campaign and reflects your commitment to building a stronger Jewish community in Chicago, Israel and throughout the world.


If you have contributed $25 or more to JUF, your ticket price is $85. Attending the Big Event indicates that you will match or increase your previous JUF gift.

If you are a new donor or contribute less than $25 to JUF, the ticket price is $110. This includes the event’s minimum gift requirement of $25 to the 2015 JUF Annual Campaign.

Ticket price includes comedy show and after party with two hours of open bar, late night food and DJ.

The fair market value of this event is $85, which is not tax-deductible.

Learn more and register now at

Register for Taglit-Birthright Israel Winter 2014 Trips!!
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Registration is now open at

Taglit-Birthright Israel: Shorashim-JUF’s Chicago community trip provider for Chicago area young adults, ages 18-26.

Questions? Contact Shorashim at or 312-267-0677.

Holiday Boutique
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Where: Congregation Beth Shalom, 3433 Walters Avenue, Northbrook
When: Tuesday, November 4 | 3 - 9 p.m. and Wednesday, November 5 | 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
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Join Congregation Beth Shalom Sisterhood for a Holiday Boutique Sale. Choose from many vendors—favorites and new—featuring items for everyone on your gift list! Jewelry—baby gifts—personalized items—stationery—original art—clothing—serving pieces—movie passes—leather goods—and many more! Come early for the best selection. 

Lunch and dinner will be available for purchase. MasterCard, VISA, and Discover accepted. Questions? Call 847.498.4100 x72

Camp Firefly's 5th Annual ''Give for the Glow'' Fundraiser
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Where: Sluggers World Class Sports Bar, 3540 N. Clark Street
When: Saturday, November 8 | 9 p.m. - Midnight
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Join Friends of Camp Firefly for an evening of cocktails, music, raffle and so much more!

All proceeds benefit Camp Firefly, a unique camp for children ages 7-18, who have been diagnosed with social disorders such as Autism Spectrum Disorders and Social Anxiety. Camp Firefly is a magical place where campers develop social skills, learn independent living skills and build their overall sense of confidence. 

Purchase tickets or make a donation here

Questions? Call (312) 673-2726

Keshet Benefit Concert featuring The Foreigner
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Where: North Shore Center for Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie
When: Saturday, November 15 | 8 p.m.
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Keshet’s Professional Leadership Board is tremendously proud to host its 2014 benefit concert in support of the children and adults of Keshet.

With ten multi-platinum albums and sixteen top 30 hits, Foreigner is universally hailed as one of the most popular rock acts in the world. Responsible for some of rock and roll's most enduring anthems including "Juke Box Hero," "Feels Like the First Time," "Hot Blooded," and the worldwide #1 hit, "I Want to Know What Love Is," Foreigner continues to rock the charts! 

$85 for balcony seating and $150 for main level seating

The Official Matzo Bash 2014
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Where: Castle Chicago, 632 N. Dearborn St.
When: Wednesday, December 24 | 8 p.m.
What else:

The Official Matzo Bash 2014, Chicago's ONLY Christmas Eve Gala! Last year over 1,500 people attended! This is THE party that everyone will be at!

Castle Chicago, conveniently located at the intersection of Ontario and Dearborn in the heart of River Norrth. Whether you want to schmooze in the pub or dance in a club Castle has you covered! Last year at Castle was fantastic with plenty of room to party. The expansive Castle has many bars for convenience, multiple levels & atmospheres, accommodating both those who like clubs as well as those who like bars, plenty of bathrooms and a restaurant serving late night food at 50% off until 4 a.m.

It's Christmas Eve, what else are you going to do?

Your discounted ticket will include:
8-10 p.m. Gourmet Appetizer Buffet & Drinks*
- Discounts on VIP tables reservations
- Covered heated check in area
- ONE-STOP-SHOP open until 4 a.m. with a full restaurant and 5-levels of schmoozing & dancing
- Tickets are emailed to you when purchased with no shipping/handling fee's

FREE RIDES (up to $30 for first time users) TO THE MATZO BASH compliments of UBER by using the promo code: Matzo30 

LOOK GOOD at the Matzo Bash by getting $10 in free dry cleaning services from Dryv using promo code: MATZO

Purchasing your ticket online guarantees you a discounted ticket. Tickets may be available at the door but prices will not be discounted. All ticket sales & table reservations are final.

Get the Super Early Bird Discount and buy your ticket now! Click here for $10 tickets!

Career Moves @ JVS Chicago “Success Series Workshops”
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When: Ongoing
What else:

"What’s in Your Toolbox?"

Being successful in your job search isn’t luck or magic. Whether you are an administrative assistant or a senior level manager, the skills needed to land a job are the same. In today’s economic climate the competition is fierce, and having the tools necessary for a modern and relevant search takes work and knowledge. Topics range from resume and cover letter writing to finding a career identity.

To register for of Career Moves events and workshops, please visit For more information call 847-745-5482.


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