Events coming up in Jewish Chicago


Sunday, April 9

Beit Yichud holds Shiviti Drum Circle “Drum the Chometz Out of Your Head.” 1:30-3 p.m., 6932 N. Glenwood Ave., Chicago.

Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, Women’s Leadership Committee holds Spring Fashion Show “Launch: Driving Fashion Forward” featuring Red Door Spa mini services, silent auction and raffle, trunk shows, bar bites by Morton’s Steakhouse, champagne, Bent Fork Cupcakes. 5-7:30 p.m., Autohaus on Edens, 1600 Frontage Road, Northbrook. $80 ($100 VIP includes goody bag and runway seating.) Tickets:

Tuesday, April 11

Temple Beth Israel hosts “Share-A-Seder.” Bring hard-boiled, peeled eggs; kosher for Passover matzah; wine or grape juice. Dinner provided. 6:30-9 p.m., 3601 W. Dempster, Skokie. $35 adults, $15 ages 2-12. Reservations (847) 675-0951.

Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation holds second night Passover Seder. 5-9 p.m., Bluegrass Restaurant, 1635 Old Deerfield Road, Highland Park. $65 adults, $30 ages 6-12, $15 ages 3-6.  Reservations and information: or (847) 560-0144.

Saturday, April 15

Congregation Beth Judea holds “Passover Tot-Shabbat” for children 8 and younger with music from Bradley Egel, chocolate matzah and more. 11 a.m. Synagogue Youth House (near playground,) Rt. 83 and Hilltop Road, Long Grove. RSVP (847) 634-0777.

Sunday, April 16

Ezra-Habonim, the Niles Township Jewish Congregation shows Disney film “Moana” with moonwalk and Passover munchies in Mid-Passover program for youngsters. 2 p.m., 4500 Dempster, Skokie. $8. Reservations (847) 675-4141.

Wednesday, April 19

PBS shows film documentary “Nova: Holocaust Escape Tunnel.” 8 p.m. Consult local listings.

Friday, April 21

Gene Siskel Film Center shows film “The Settlers.” 6 p.m. (running through April 27.) 164 N. State St., Chicago. For show times and tickets: or (312) 846-2800.

Saturday, April 22

Congregation Beth Shalom holds Tefilla Yoga. Bring your own mat and dress appropriately for yoga. 11 a.m.-noon. 3433 Walters, Northbrook. (847) 498-4100.

Sunday,April 23

Ark Northwest holds Young Family Volunteering event. 9:30-11 a.m., 3100 Dundee Road, Suite 802, Northbrook. Registration,

Ezra-Habonim, the Niles Township Jewish Congregation presents “Wither American Judaism?” featuring Rabbi Evan Moffic and Rabbi Joe Ozarowski speaking respectively on Reform and Orthodox perspectives. 10 a.m., 4500 Dempster, Skokie. $5 advance, $8 door. Reservations: or (847) 675-4141.

Jewish Theological Seminary presents “Stories of Struggle, Rescue and Renewal: The Holocaust and Its Impact Today.” Noon -5 p.m., Rochelle Zell Jewish High School, 1095 Lake Cook Road, Deerfield. $36 advance, $50 door (cost includes lunch and program materials.) Registration and information:  

Klezmer Music Foundation presents “Salaam-Shalom Music Project,” an interfaith ensemble, featuring traditional music with artists from Arabic and East Asian traditions. 1 p.m., S.P.A.C.E. Evanston, 1245 Chicago Ave., Evanston. Reservations recommended. Tickets:

Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center holds Yom HaShoah Commemoration with Hazzan Benjamin A. Tisser of North Suburban Synagogue Beth El. 2-3:30 p.m. and 5-6:30 p.m., 9603 Woods Dr., Skokie. For costs and reservations, or (847) 967-4800.

Monday, April 24

Simon Wiesenthal Center screens “The Prime Ministers: Soldiers  & Peacemakers.” 7 p.m., Wilmette Theatre, 1122 Central Ave., Wilmette. $20. Reservations (312) 981-0105.

Wednesday, April 26

Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies presents author and Professor of American Jewish History at University of Wisconsin, Tony Michels, speaking on “The Jewish Encounter with American Freedom.” 5 p.m., Forum Room, McCormick Foundation Center, 1870 Campus Drive, Northwestern University Campus, Evanston.

Israel Cancer Research Fund, Visions Young Leadership Group hosts networking event for young professionals, “Revolving Tables” with Mark Bartelstein (Priority Sports,) Natalie Myshkina (Bank Leumi) and Justin Schiffman (NextTier Education.) For exact time and costs contact Sandy Rosen (847) 914-9120 or; or register at

Saturday, April 29

Congregation Beth Shalom presents Bob Alper in “An Evening of Comedy” with nosh and auction. 8:30 p.m., 3433 Walters, Northbrook. $36. Reservations (847) 498-4100.

Sunday, April 30

Congregation Beth shalom holds blood drive. 8 a.m.-1 p.m., 3433 Walters, Northbrook. Registration at (use group code NB05) or Steven Elisco:

Congregation Beth Shalom holds Mother/Daughter Book Club Tea for K-3rd grade to read Sidney Taylor’s “More All of a Kind Family” with discussion and crafts. 11 a.m., 3433 Walters, Northbrook. Registration, or (847) 498-4100 ext. 34.

Chicago Jewish Historical Society presents Lake Forest College Prof. Michael Ebner speaking on “And How Jewish is Baseball?” 2 p.m., Temple Beth-El, 3810 Dundee Road, Northbrook. $10 (free for CJHS and Beth-El members.)

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