Events
JCC PresenTense Shark Tank
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Where: Mayne Stage, 1328 W Morse Ave
When: Tuesday, April 28 | 6:15 - 9:00 p.m.
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12 passionate start up leaders are on the brink of launching their ventures. There is a buzz in the air. The space is electrified…

Each will have the opportunity to stand in front of a panel of shark judges to pitch how their venture will bring about social change. Six of these committed fellows will be awarded a $2,500 mini-grant on the basis of their pitch. Be prepared for an amazing outpouring of information, passion and theatrics.

We’ve been transported to summer camp to understand the impact of that experience for underserved populations. We’ve felt the frustration of being a young woman living with physical challenges in a world that makes assumptions based upon visual impression. Over the past four years, the emotions have been many and powerful.

Be among the first to hear what our JCC PresenTense Chicago innovators are building. Support, develop and empower entrepreneurs in the Jewish community. Be there at the beginning of something big. 

Emcee: Karen Berk Barak

Learn more and reserve tickets at www.gojcc.org/sharktank 

$10/advance or $15 at the door (Includes kosher appetizers & drink ticket)
Register by Monday, April 27 at 5:00 p.m. for your chance to win an Apple Watch!
$10 valet and street parking available.


Jean Therapy: Feel Good in Your Genes
Jean Therapy: Feel Good in Your Genes photo

Where: Conrad Hilton Hotel, 521 N. Rush St.
When: Thursday, May 7 | 6:30 – 9 p.m.
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The Associate Board of the Center for Jewish Genetics is thrilled to present their annual young leadership event: Jean Therapy: Feel Good in Your Genes, back by popular demand.

This year’s Jean Therapy is a night to shop Chicago’s hottest boutiques, socialize, network, and learn more about the hereditary cancer resources in our back pocket here in Chicago. Come learn empowering, life-saving information while meeting other Chicagoans who care about raising awareness for hereditary cancer in a fun, laid-back environment.

There will be food, an open bar, an amazing raffle, a cappella, and discounts at all participating vendors. Register now at www.juf.org/JeanTherapy.


Join TeamJUF at the 2015 Bank of America Chicago Marathon!
Join TeamJUF at the 2015 Bank of America Chicago Marathon! photo

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Registration for the 2015 Bank of America Chicago Marathon will be decided by lottery. Lucky for you, TeamJUF has GUARANTEED ENTRIES, including FREE marathon registration!

Guarantee your registration while raising money for your community by joining TeamJUF. TeamJUF members don't just race for the finish line - they go the distance to help thousands of people throughout Chicago and around the world, and they have a blast doing it!

Jewish United Fund/ Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago (JUF) is focused on helping people in need, rescuing Jews in danger, and keeping Jewish life strong. JUF funds a network of nearly 70 agencies and programs that care for 300,000 Chicagoans of all faiths and two million Jews in Israel and around the world.

Registration for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon is now open until April 21st.
But sign up TODAY with TeamJUF and guarantee your spot!

Learn more about TeamJUF at juf.org/marathon.


Chicago Celebrates Israel @ 67
Chicago Celebrates Israel @ 67 photo

Where: Daley Plaza, 50 W. Washington Street
When: Monday, April 27 | 12:30 p.m.
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Bring your blue and white for a celebration of Israeli culture featuring Israeli folk band Baladino, singing Sephardic and Ladino melodies combining instrumental improvisations with modern influences. This promises to be another great celebration of Israel’s cultural diversity.

Join JUF to raise Israel’s flag over the plaza and celebrate 67 years of Israel’s independence.


Jewish United Fund's Israel Solidarity Day featuring the Walk with Israel
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Where: Ravinia Festival, 200 Ravinia Park Road, Highland Park
When: Sunday, May 3, 2015
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Israel Solidarity Day brings together the Jewish community from across the Chicago area to celebrate Yom Ha'atzmaut (Israel Independence Day) and stand together in support of the Jewish state. Join JUF for one big event filled with music, family fun and Israeli spirit.

Learn more about the event at juf.org/ISD


American Friends of Museums in Israel 2015 Inaugural Gala
American Friends of Museums in Israel 2015 Inaugural Gala photo

Where: Chicago Cultural Center, 77 E. Randolph Street, in the G.A.R. Hall and Rotunda
When: Tuesday, May 12 | 6:30 p.m. cocktails and silent auction; 7:30 p.m. dinner award presentation
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American Friends of Museums in Israel will honor Dr. Allen Putterman and his wife Lynett for their philanthropy towards Jewish communities at home and in Israel, and Carol Nasaw Hurvitz for her commitment to funding museums in Israel.  Massimo Vitali, named 2015 Artist of the Year, has created a special limited edition print for the Silent Auction. 

Tickets are $500 per person and $5000 for a table. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by contacting Leigh Carvill at (212)319.0555 or lcarvill@museumsinisrael.org and at www.museumsinisrael.org/purchase-chicago.html.


An Intimate Evening with Dudu Fisher
An Intimate Evening with Dudu Fisher photo

Where: Chicago Loop Synagogue, 16 S. Clark Street
When: Sunday, June 21 | 7:00 p.m.
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Join Chicago Loop Synagogue for a musical journey with broadway performer Dudu Fisher, accompanied by music director Tomer Adaddi.

Dudu will take the audience on an inspired journey connecting his talent as a Broadway performer, High Holiday Cantor at the Chicago Loop Synagogue and contemporary artist with music and stories that celebrate the beauty of Israel’s landscape, culture and people.

Tickets: $100 VIP, $65 Main Floor, $35 Balcony
Free parking coupons to the first 150 orders
Concert ticket holders who become first time attendees at Chicago Loop Synagogue's 2015 High Holiday services will receive a 25% discount on High Holiday tickets.

Purchase tickets online or by calling 312-346-7370.


Career Moves @ JVS Chicago “Success Series Workshops”
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When: Ongoing
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"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 jvschicago.org/workshops-and-events. For more information call 847-745-5482.


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