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

Matzo Bash tickets are selling quickly!Click here for tickets!

TOV Winter Mitzvah Mania
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When: November 23, 2014 - January 8, 2015
What else: Join TOV to make a difference in your community this holiday season! Winter Mitzvah Mania offers one-time volunteer opportunities during the holiday season of November 23, 2014 - January 8, 2015. Space is limited; sign up today.

Liquor & Latkes
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Where: Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 North Lincoln Avenue
When: Saturday, December 20 | 8:00 pm
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Victory Garden Theater presents the 2nd Annual Liquor & Latkes: A New School Hanukkah Variety Show hosted by Kevin Coval

Join us at 7:30 for cocktails from Koval Liquor, latkes from Manny’s Delicatessen and a pop-up street art gallery from Chicago Truborn. 

Liquor & Latkes is a multi-ethnic, inter-religious Hanukkah celebration hosted by poet and Louder Than A Bomb founder Kevin Coval. A mishmash of new school talent, including rappers, singers, comedians, graffiti writers and Rabbis, take the old school-style variety show stage. The freshest and most entertaining way to celebrate the Festival of Lights. Open to all ages. Sponsored by Koval Liquor and Manny’s Delicatessen.

Featured Artists include:


Stephanie Douglas: Writer, trainer, co-host of This Much is True & Moth Grand Slam Champion
Rick Kogan: Legendary Chicago Tribune Reporter & host of WGN’s After Hours
Britteney Black Rose Kapri: Artist, poet, playwright & author of “Winona and Winthrop”
Jed Sed: Musician and emcee
Amuse 126: Graffiti artist
Katie Greenberg: Musician & member of Mosaic Whispers, accompanied by Christina Burt
Maya Schenwar: Author or “Locked Down, Locked Out” and Editor and Chief of "Truthout"


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How I Do Genealogy: Starting Research and Beginning to Gather Informatio
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Where: Temple Beth-El, 3610 Dundee Rd., Northbrook
When: Sunday, January 25 | 2 p.m.
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Presentation by Barry Finkel, corresponding secretary of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois

The JGSI meeting facilities at Temple Beth-El will open at 12:30 p.m. to accommodate members who want to use or borrow genealogy library materials, get help with genealogy websites or ask genealogical questions before the main program begins. For more information, visit or phone 312-666-0100.

Barry Finkel, an experienced genealogist, will describe how he organizes family tree data, including the outline format he uses when gathering information. He will briefly describe the family tree database software that he and one of his brothers use to store and display their family tree. The presenter will also briefly mention some of the sources he uses in his research and will discuss some of the data files he keeps to aid in his research. In addition, he will describe the various kinds of Windows-compatible family tree software he uses as well as family tree charts.

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 For more information call 847-745-5482.


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