Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Salaam-Shalom

Sunday, April 2

Temple Beth Israel hosts Blood Drive. Bring photo ID. 8 a.m.-noon. 3601 W. Dempster, Skokie. (847) 675-0951.

Beth Hillel Congregation Bnai Emunah hosts annual JUF Brunch featuring Aviv Ezra, Consul General of Israel to the Midwest. 9:45 a.m., 3220 Big Tree Lane, Wilmette. $18. (847) 256-1213.

Ezra-Habonim, the Niles Township Jewish Congregation presents “Wither American Judaism?” featuring Daniel Cederbaum and Mindy Gordon speaking respectively on Reconstructionist and Conservative perspectives. 10 a.m., 4500 Dempster, Skokie. $5 advance, $8 door. Reservations: ehnt.org or (847) 675-4141.

Congregation Beth Shalom hosts “Passover Dessert Chocolate Seder” for Jewish families with special needs. 2-3:30 p.m. 3433 Walters, Northbrook. RSVP (847) 498-4100.

Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center presents film “The Eichmann Show” followed by discussion. 2-4 p.m., 9603 Woods Dr., Skokie. For costs and reservations, ilholocaustmuseum.org or (847) 967-4800.

JCUA presents “Out from the Narrows,” Passover Community Meeting for Police Accountability in Chicago. 2:30-4:30 p.m., KAM Isaiah Israel, 1100 E. Hyde Park Boulevard, Chicago. Also 3-4:30 p.m., Emanuel Congregation, 5959 N. Sheridan, Chicago. (312) 663-0960.

Moriah Congregation presents Alan Dershowitz. 3:30 p.m., 200 Taub Dr., Deerfield. For addition information and tickets: www.DERSH4-2.com or (847) 948-5340.

Oakton Community College presents public lecture and discussion on Primo Levi’s book, “Survival in Auschwitz.” 11 a.m.-noon, 7701 N. Lincoln, Room P103, Skokie. jewishstudies@oakton.edu.

Friday, April 7

Congregation Beth Shalom hosts “Shabbat with a Twist” for families with children up to Pre-K. 11 a.m., 3433 Walters, Northbrook. (847) 498-4100.

Congregation Beth Shalom hosts “Shabbat B’Yachad Dinner and Service” for families. 6:45 p.m., 3433 Walters, Northbrook.  $25 immediate family. RSVP dmoore@bethshalomnb.org or (847) 498-5352.

Sunday, April 9

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: launchfashionshow.com.

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: saddelson@comcast.net or (847) 560-0144.

Sunday, April 23

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: ehnt.org 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: http://wizevents.com/register/4888.  

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: www.evanstonspace.com.

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, ilholocaustmuseum.org or (847) 967-4800.

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