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Early Bird & Lunch Enrichment Classes

These popular classes are taught by teachers/specialists and focus on different themes each day. The program gives children an opportunity to have a fun and social lunch experience.  




Specialist lead children with safe, fun exercise equipment to learn about their muscles, making healthy food choices, getting enough sleep, proper hygiene, having a good attitude and more.

Learn more about Stretch-n-Grow: www.stretchngrowchicago.com

This program is separate from JRC and thus billed separately and has it's own registration form. 

TUESDAYS—Science Everywhere

A discovery program including simple experiments and everyday science.

WEDNESDAYS—Muffin Tin Math

Exploring math through cooking and other hands-on activities.

THURSDAYS—Books and Bends

Creative exploration of language and literacy through books and storytelling.


Enjoy song, music, and movement with legendary children's performer Joel Frankel.

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JRC Early Childhood Center

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Our enriching and diverse preschool program is based on progressive Jewish values, is open to families of all religious backgrounds, and focuses on the importance of relationships between students, teachers, and families. 

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The Religious School provides JRC children with the building blocks they need to engage throughout their lives in Jewish exploration, community and activism.

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The Green Synagogue and the Pillars of Chai


In 2008, we built the first platinum LEED-certified green synagogue in North America. The construction required 18 pillars - the number in Hebrew that also means "chai" or "life." 

Now, more than ten years later, JRC has launched the Pillars of Chai Campaign to raise $4.4m to wholly own our beloved building. 


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