The Official Matzo Bash 2013
Castle Chicago, 632 N Dearborn St
Tuesday, December 24 | 8 p.m. - 4 a.m.
It's Christmas Eve, what else are you going to do? The groups that brought you the best Xmas Eve Parties in Chicago over the past 10 years have finally teamed up for one huge event: The Official Matzo Bash 2013 - The Chosen Knight.
Your ticket will include:
- Private sponsored cocktail and appetizer reception from 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
- Discounts on VIP tables and bottles when purchased in advance with your ticket
- Covered heated check in area
- Surprise Guest DJ's spinning your favorite hits, mixes, and mash-ups all night
- ONE-STOP-SHOP open until 4 a.m. with a full restaurant and 5-levels of schmoozing
- Tickets are emailed to you when purchased with no shipping/handling fee's
Sponsored by and/or benefiting the following partners:
JUF, YLD, FIDF, Oy!Chicago, Birthright Israel NEXT, BBYO, The Survivor Mitzvah Project, JCC Kehilla, JCC Camp Chi, B'Nai B'rith International, Afterlight Events, Chicago Twenty Something, Chi Life Events, Chicago Interactive Social Club (CISC), UBER, and many, many more!
BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE: http://matzobash-juf.eventbrite.com
Every time a ticket is purchased from this link, $5 will be donated to the JUF!
Email info@MatzoBash.com with questions or requests.
TOV Mitzvah Mania
Projects run from November 17, 2013 - January 5, 2014
Give thanks by giving back this holiday season and volunteer through TOV’s Winter Mitzvah Mania. Sign up today!
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Interested in a Community Event to understand all of this better? They will be offered at various dates and times throughout the community from Tuesday, December 3 through Wednesday, February 12. See the schedule here.
Jewish B2B Networking Holiday Party, sponsored by Mint Chip
8170 McCormick Blvd., Skokie
Thursday, December 12 | 6 - 8 p.m.
Mint Chip and Jewish B2B cordially invite you to their Networking Holiday Party, an evening of food, drinks, music, and networking with other local businesses. Register for this FREE event!
American Jewish World Service’s Global Justice Fellowship
February 2014 - February 2015
Chicago area leaders are invited to apply for American Jewish World Service’s Global Justice Fellowship, a year-long program of learning, activism and leadership to promote global justice.
February 2014 - February 2015, including travel to the Dominican Republic May 18-27, 2014
American Jewish World Service is offering an exclusive opportunity for Chicago area leaders to take their skills to the next level and become advocates for global justice. AJWS is seeking applications for the Global Justice Fellowship, a selective, year-long program designed to inspire, educate and train key opinion leaders in the American Jewish community.
The fellowship includes travel with AJWS to the Dominican Republic, where fellows will learn from extraordinary human rights activists who are using grassroots organizing tactics to defend the rights of women and LGBTI Dominicans. Back in the U.S., fellows will engage in innovative trainings designed to develop skills in organizing and advocacy. The fellowship will build a strong core of leaders in the U.S. dedicated to advocating for human rights and ending poverty in the developing world.
Application Deadline: Monday, December 16, 2013
The application and additional details about the AJWS Global Justice Fellowship are available at www.ajws.org/FellowshipChicago. For more information, contact Taal Hasak-Lowy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 47.644.0954.
Please share this unique opportunity with colleagues and friends!
Keep Calm and Carry On: Textiles on the Home Front in WWII Britain
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, Special Exhibitions Gallery, 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie
Through Sunday, January 26, 2014
Keep Calm and Carry On presents fashions that were created by designers during World War II, to save on essential wartime materials amidst the extreme hardship and deprivation in Britain. Textiles were created as a way to literally wear one’s patriotism on one’s sleeve, encouraging all to “Keep Calm and Carry On.”
Subjected to relentless bombing in a terror campaign known as the Blitz, fashion (though conforming to strict government regulations) was used as a weapon for maintaining morale in challenging and austere times. Keep Calm and Carry On is filled with actual wartime fashion and textiles from Britain and investigates the tensions between the restrictions placed on dress and the creative ways in which designers and everyday women worked within these constraints in the pursuit of beauty.
This exhibition was organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston with the support of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf. The Golder Family Foundation is lead sponsor for all Illinois Holocaust Museum special exhibitions. Additional local support provided by Rotarians for Peace, in honor of Rotarian Sir Nicholas Winton. This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.
Learn more at illinoisholocaustmuseum.org
Jewish Federation Academic Scholarship Program
Deadline for application is February 15, 2014
Awarded to Jewish college and post-graduate students with financial need for study in:
Medicine, Jewish Studies, Education, Social Service, Law, Healthcare, Engineering, Communications, Jewish Communal Service, Performing/Fine Arts
How to apply: For eligibility information and application forms go to http://bit.ly/JVSScholarship.
For additional questions, call the Scholarship Administrator at 312-673-3444 or email email@example.com.
JVS Chicago is accredited by CARF International for programs in Employment Services: Community Employment, Job Development, Job Supports, Job Site Training and Employment Skills Training Services. JVS Chicago is administered through an alliance agreement by Jewish Child & Family Services.
Give for the Glow
The Pony Inn, 1638 W. Belmont Ave.
Saturday, February 8 | 9:00 p.m. - Midnight
Help brighten up the summer for s'more kids at Camp Firefly's Fourth Annual Fundraiser, Give for the Glow. Please join Friends of Camp Firefly for an evening of cocktails, music, raffle and so much more!
Proceeds benefit Camp Firefly, a unique day camp and overnight camp for children ages 7-16, who have been diagnosed with social disorders such as Autism, Asperger's Syndrome, Social Anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Non-Verbal Learning Disorder.
Camp is a magical place where campers develop social skills, learn independent living skills and build their overall sense of confidence.
Learn more about the event.
The Chicago Philharmonic - Romantic Remix
Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue, Evanston
Sunday, February 16 | 3:00 p.m.
Scott Speck, Conductor; Susan Platts, Mezzo-Soprano
This concert, consisting of music taken from other sources, is the pinnacle of Romantic expression. Scott Speck returns to conduct Siegfried Idyll, Richard Wagner’s surprise birthday gift to his wife. Wagner awoke his wife Cosima with this work, played by a chamber orchestra on the stairs of their home, incorporating themes from his opera Siegfried. Gustav Mahler’s music is among the most stirring of the Late Romantics. His Rückert Lieder were based on the poignant poetry of Frederick Rückert, which affected Mahler greatly. These songs are performed by the brilliant, creamy-voiced mezzo-soprano Susan Platts. Next are two different interpretations to Molière’s play/ballet Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme. First we hear themes by Jean- Baptiste Lully, who wrote the original music for the work in 1670. Next, we hear these same themes in a very different take on this satirical comedy by Richard Strauss.
For more information, visit www.chicagophilharmonic.org or call 847-866-6888. To order tickets, call the Chicago Philharmonic Ticket Hotline at 866-811-4111. Tickets are $75, $50, and $25.
Nichols Concert Hall is within easy walking distance of the public transit, as well as on-street metered parking and parking garages.
The Chicago Philharmonic Society’s 2012-2013 symphonic concert series is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council.