Register now for Birthright Israel trips
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What else: BIG NEWS: 18-26 year olds can now register for winter 2015/2016 and summer 2016 free Birthright Israel: Shorashim-JUF Chicago Community trips! Make sure to choose Shorashim as your trip organizer to travel on the only trip that leaves from Chicago! Register now

What’s Jewish about BRCA? It’s in Your Genes!
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Where: Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe
When: Wednesday, October 14 | 6 p.m. - 9:45 p.m.; Networking Reception at 6pm; Program at 7pm; Dessert Reception to Follow
What else:

Did you know that while everyone faces a risk of cancer, Jews with an Ashkenazi background are 10 times more likely to have a BRCA mutation than the general population? Or that the mutation is not only connected to breast cancer -- it also increases the risk of ovarian, prostate, pancreatic and melanoma?

Find out what resources are available in your back pocket on October 14! Expert panelists in fields ranging from medical oncology, surgery and gynecological oncology to genetics and advocacy will discuss strategies for identification of high-risk families and options for interventions.

The cost to attend is $18. For information or to register, click here.

The Center for Jewish Genetics, an educational resource for hereditary cancers and Jewish genetic disorders, is a cooperative effort of the Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago and the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and is supported in part by the Michael Reese Health Trust.

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.

Camp Firefly's 6th Annual ''Give for the Glow'' Fundraiser
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Where: Sluggers World Class Sports Bar, 3540 N. Clark Street
When: Saturday, November 7, 2015 | 8 - 11 p.m.
What else:

Help us brighten up summer for children at Camp Firefly! Please join Friends of Camp Firefly for an evening of drinks, music, raffles, games and 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. 

Questions? Call (312) 673-2726
Tickets and Donations:  

$30 Unlimited drinks plus entry to Dueling Pianos Bar 

Hosted by Friends of Camp Firefly: Blair Brown, Josephine Brylak, Aimee Chiligiris, Ashtynn Edenhofer, Gabrielle Granoff, Nicole Martinez Rojas, Lindsay McCool, Caitlin McIlwee Sarah Perl, Elizabeth Robbin, Melanie Rosenbloom, Andrew Rosenbloom, Stephanie Schoeneman, Seth Solway, Jena Stoltzfus, Olena Vasilik and Eliana Wool 

An Evening with The Doobie Brothers: A Keshet Benefit Concert
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Where: North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd. Skokie
When: Saturday, November 14, 2015 | 8 - 11 p.m.
What else:

On November 14, 2015, Keshet will host their eighth annual benefit concert at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, featuring multi-platinum award-winning group, The Doobie Brothers. All proceeds will benefit Keshet's educational scholarships, vocational training, and recreational programs for individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities.

To purchase tickets, please visit, check out the facebook event page, or call (847) 205-1234

Pricing: $85 - Balcony, $150 - Main Floor


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