Adult Social & Recreation Programs

Let's get together

Keshet brings together adults from all over our community for recreation and social gatherings. These programs are open to all adults who are 21+, with and without disabilities. Whether this is your first time at Keshet or your one hundredth, we hope you’ll join in on the fun.

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Adult Arts Winter & Spring 2024

Adult Art

Keshet’s GADOL art teacher, Sam, is excited to be teaching a class with our adults this winter and spring. This program is focused on developing art skills and helping adults express themselves through creativity.

Winter Session
Thursdays | Jan 18-Mar 7
5:15-6:15pm
Solomon Schechter Day School, Northbrook
18+
Min: 7
$200 | $280 (1:1)

Transportation provided from Highland Park for $25 and Skokie for $50.

Spring Session
Thursdays | Mar 28-May 9 (No program Apr 4)
5:15-6:15pm
Solomon Schechter Day School, Northbrook
18+
Min: 7
$200 | $280 (1:1)

Transportation provided from Highland Park for $25.

Cooking

Cooking is back by popular demand! Each class we will create new, step-by-step recipes that everyone will love.

Winter Session – Registration Closed
Tuesdays | Jan 23-Mar 19 | Biweekly
3:00-4:00pm
Solomon Schechter Day School, Northbrook
22+
Min: 4 | Max: 8
$240 | $320 (1:1)

Transportation included in price.

Keshet Choir

Keshet’s Inclusive Choir ready to begin practicing for Keshet’s Rainbow Benefit in March! Participants must be available to perform at the event on March 10. Extra rehearsals may be required.

Winter Session
Wednesdays | Jan 17-Mar 6
4:00-5:00pm
Solomon Schechter Day School, Northbrook
1st grade+
$140 | $250 (1:1)

Transportation provided from Highland Park for $25 and Skokie for $50.

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Music in Motion

Find your groove in a sensory-rich class combining music, interactive games, movement and dance. Explore a wide range of musical instruments while you get your body moving. Led by music therapists, participants will build self-confidence and practice self-expression while engaging with their peers.

Spring Session
Wednesdays | Mar 27-May 8 (No program Apr 3, Apr 24)
4:00-5:00pm
Solomon Schechter Day School, Northbrook
All ages
$140 | $250 (1:1)

Transportation provided from Highland Park for $25 and Skokie for $50.

Therapeutic Art

We are excited to be partnering with Open Studio Project for biweekly art classes. Projects will be painting, drawing, collage, sculpture and more. We will build skills in art-making as well as social emotional competencies. We will reflect on our process and share our reflections with the group.

Winter Session
Tuesdays | Jan 16-Mar 12 | Biweekly
3:00-4:00pm
Open Studio Project, Evanston
22+
Min: 4
$240 | $320 (1:1)

Transportation included in price.

Adult Sports Winter & Spring 2024

Basketball

Participants will work on their dribbling, lay-ups, shooting skills and leading up to the Northwestern All-Star Game in February.

Winter Session
Wednesdays | Jan 17-Mar 6
5:15-6:15pm
Solomon Schechter Day School, Northbrook
All ages
$100 | $205 (1:1)

Spring Session
Wednesdays | Mar 27-May 8 (No program Apr 3, Apr 24)
5:15-6:15pm
Solomon Schechter Day School, Northbrook
All ages
$100 | $205 (1:1)

Baseball - Adults Only

Let’s play ball! Keshet Baseball with Coach Dean is back in full-swing for players and volunteers of all ages and abilities.

Spring Session
Sundays | May 12-June 30 (No program May 26)
1:45-2:30
Kendrigan Field, Buffalo Grove
$75

Transportation provided for SOAR participants on May 12 only.

Body Groove

Body Groove is a fan favorite Keshet activity. Our instructor Diane is ready to get adults grooving, moving and dancing!

Winter Session – Registration Closed
Thursdays | Jan 18-Mar 14 (No program Feb 8)
4:00-5:00pm
Solomon Schechter Day School, Northbrook
18+
$220 | $310 (1:1)

Transportation provided from Highland Park for $25 and Skokie for $50.

Spring Session
Thursdays | Mar 28-May 9 (No program Apr 4)
4:00-5:00pm
Solomon Schechter Day School, Northbrook
18+
$135 | $215 (1:1)

Transportation provided from Highland Park for $25.

Special Olympics Track & Field

We’re already gearing up for Special Olympics! Athletes of all ages and abilities are welcome to join Team Keshet and compete in the Special Olympics Track & Field Spring Games on Apr 14.

Sundays
Mar 17-Apr 14
1:00-2:00pm
Location TBD
All ages
$220 | $310 (1:1)

Sports Galore

Come develop your skills in all areas of sports. Have fun learning new games and exercises to keep you active!

Winter Session
Sundays | Jan 14-Mar 3
1:00-2:00pm
Solomon Schechter Day School, Northbrook
All ages
$150 | $230 (1:1)

Spring Session
Thursdays | Mar 28-May 9 (No program Apr 4)
5:15-6:15pm
Solomon Schechter Day School, Northbrook
All ages
$125 | $205 (1:1)

Mingle Mania

Mingle Mania

Adults of all abilities can enjoy an awesome lineup of activities designed to socialize and be out in the community. Activities include: Art classes, baseball games and going out to eat at restaurants. This program is perfect for adults looking to make new friends or step outside their comfort zone with a new and fun activity.

Spring Session
Tuesdays | Mar 26-May 14 (No program Apr 2, Apr 23, Apr 30)
5:00-6:30pm
Keshet GADOL, Highland Park
22+
$220 | $300 (1:1)

 

Special Outing to the Windy City Bulls Game

Special Outing to the Windy City Bulls Game

Let’s Go Bulls! The Windy City Bulls are a Chicago Bulls affiliate.

Thursday, Feb 29
4:30-9:30pm (Game begins at 6:00)
NOW Arena, Hoffman Estates
22+
$55 | $105 (1:1)

Transportation to and from Keshet’s Office in Northbrook is provided. Please bring a nut-free sack dinner to eat before the game or money to buy food at the arena (NOW Arena is cashless, so a debit or credit card is needed).

Registration Closed

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We're Going to Boston!

Adult Spring Trip

Keshet’s annual spring trip is heading to the East Coast this year! Pack your bags and come along for an awesome adventure exploring Boston with Keshet! Trip highlights include: walking the Freedom Trail, visiting Boston Common, touring Fenway Park, trying new restaurants and so much more.

This trip is open to adults with disabilities who need some additional support while traveling and their friends. First-time Keshet participants are welcome and encouraged to attend.

The price includes everything needed for the trip–-roundtrip airfare to/from O’Hare, local transportation, accommodations, guided tours, Kosher meals and travel insurance.

Dates: Monday, April 1-Friday, April 5

Price: Single Room $3,500 | Double Room $3,200

Ages: 22+

Location: Hilton Garden Inn Boston Brookline

All participants will be contacted on a rolling basis to review eligibility and approve participation on the trip. Once approved, a $500 deposit is due.

Registration closes on February 15th. Spaces are limited so sign up today!

Need more info?

All of Keshet’s Adult Social & Recreation Programs are open to people of all abilities and adults throughout our community. We encourage people who have never attended a Keshet program before to join in on the fun. Most activities have a 3:1 or 4:1 participant to staff ratio.

Please contact Polly Cheeseman, Recreation Program Manager, at 630.566.9391 with any questions or ideas for programs.

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Fee assistance

Need-based fee assistance is available for Keshet’s adult recreation programs. Families will indicate their interest in receiving assistance when they register online. Our team will then be in touch with you about next steps. Contact Anca at 847.205.1234 for more information.

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