Hands-On Children's Activities 11:30 -04:30

Come visit Hands-On where you’ll play and create. The Festival is a place to celebrate! Just arrive with a smile and a song in your heart.

Hands-On is an activity area for children approximately 2-10 years old, with parents please
Visit all 3 Hands-On Tents as well as our Petting Zoo and inflatable activities.

JUF Tent


CJDS has activities at the Festival to help kick off the summer!
Enjoy them as you travel on your summer adventures.


Sponsored by the Greater Chicago Jewish Festival


Solomon Schecter Day School:

Staff from Solomon Schechter will be helping with art activities including:

Akiba-Schechter Day School

Join Akiba-Schechter and create art that celebrates Joy and Peace. We will be creating a community art piece with fingerprints creating a giant dove. This artwork with be displayed at Akiba Schechter to symbolize the Jewish community coming together to celebrate Joy and Peace.

The ARK Tent

Join in Family Fun with The ARK! The Ark’s Educators will lead hourly interactive stories and games for families. They will also provide ongoing arts and crafts throughout the day.



Sponsored by the Greater Chicago Jewish Festival

Mingle with and feed the animals in a Petting Zoo, Noah would be jealous.


Hands-On Activity Area is Sponsored by  the Joseph and Helene Lachman Foundation



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Sponsored by JUF/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago
JUF Young Familiesoffers high-quality and engaging programs and opportunities for families with young children to explore and cultivate Jewish life.

Sponsored by Chicago Jewish Day School
5959 North Sheridan Rd.
Chicago, IL 60660
P: 773.271.2700

CJDS has activities at the Festival to help kick off the summer.  Enjoy them as you travel and on your summer adventures. 

Chicago Jewish Day School is a multidenominational Jewish day school that provides a standard of excellence in both Jewish and general studies through an integrated, multi-sensory curriculum that is attentive to students’ individual needs.

Sponsored by the Greater Chicago Jewish Festival

With Staffing provided by

Solomon Schechter Day School
3210 Dundee Road, Northbrook, IL www.schechter.org 


Akiba – Schechter Day School
5235 S. Cornell Ave; Chicago, www.akibaschechter.org