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HUGS is a collaborative effort of Chicago north suburban synagogues, representing the Conservative and Reform Movements. HUGS values welcoming people of all abilities and strives to offer meaningful holiday celebrations for children and adults of all ages with special needs. Programs take place in synagogues around the Chicago north suburban area and are always held in spaces that are accessible to all. Family members or caregivers are welcome at all events. Most of our programs are free of charge.

Religious services and programs vary and may include some or all of the following:

Adaptive prayer books and learning materials
Singing and musical instruments
Visual enhancement such as posters or videos
Hands-on exploration of holiday and Shabbat ritual items
Traditional foods (including Shabbat dinner, Kiddush lunch, and more!)
Creative craft projects

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BJBE hosts HUGS Purim

BJBE is proud to host the Purim Hamantashen making event for adults with disabilities on Monday, February 27, from 6:30-7:30pm.

There will be a special musical presentation and telling of the story of Queen Esther, a craft project, and of course, hamantashen making and eating.

Please join us! To RSVP, contact Leslie Block,

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