Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Central Synagogue of Chicago presents Hazzan Toby Lou Hayman discussing Elie Wiesel’s book “And the Sea is Never Full: Memoirs 1969.“

Sunday, June 4

Congregation Beth Judea presents Richard Baehr speaking about President Trump and the New American Narrative for the Middle East. 10 a.m., Rt 83 and Hilltop Road, Long Grove. RSVP (847) 634-0777.

Park Plaza holds “Renovation Reveal” featuring tour, food samplings by Zelda’s Kosher Gourmet and intergenerational program. 10 a.m.-noon. 6840 N. Sacramento Ave., Chicago. Advance registration and RSVP: (773) 465-6700.

Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center presents author Marty Brounstein discussing his book about a Catholic couple that saved the lives of over two dozen Jews in southern Holland during World War II followed by book signing. 2-3:30 p.m. 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie. Reservations and cost information, (847) 967-4800.

Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation. 7 p.m. Bella Via Ristorante, 1899 2nd St. Highland Park. $36 adults, $18 under age 18. www.kolhadash.com.

Monday, June 5

Ezra-Habonim, the Niles Township Jewish Congregation holds clothing and fabrics recycling drive. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., runs through June 8. 4500 Dempster, Skokie. (847)675-4141.

Tuesday, June 6

Keturah Hadassah presents docent-led tour of “Operation Finale: The Capture and Trial of Adolf Eichman.” 1:30 p.m., Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie. $18. RSVP (773) 761-6862. (Call for information about optional lunch at Emma’s Bagel Café preceding tour.)

Thursday,  June 8

Jewish Council on Urban Affairs holds annual Acts of Change dinner honoring Jamie Kalven, author and investigative reporter, and featuring cocktail reception, dinner and program. 6 p.m., Galleria Marchetti, 825 W. Erie, Chicago. For RSVP, costs, and more information, www.jcua.org/actsofchange2017 or call (312) 663-0960.

Friday, June 9

Gene Siskel Film Center shows film “Past Life.”  Two sisters unravel a dark secret from their family’s past. 6 and 9 p.m., runs through June 15, 164 North State Street, Chicago. For more show times and costs, siskelfilmcenter.org or (312) 846-2800.

Sunday, June 11

Red Door Animal Shelter holds “Walk for the Animals. “ 10 a.m-1 p.m., Indian Boundary Park, 2500 W. Lunt, Chicago. Registration at reddoorshelter.org or at park on event day.

Central Synagogue of Chicago presents Hazzan Toby Lou Hayman discussing Elie Wiesel’s book “And the Sea is Never Full: Memoirs 1969.“ 10:30 a.m., private home. RSVP required, (312) 787-0450.

Ezra-Habonim, the Niles Township Jewish Congregation holds  “Summer Chill Out” an ice-skating event for all ages. 11:30 a.m., Centennial Ice Rink, 2300 Glenview Road, Wilmette. $7 (includes admission, skate rental and snacks.) Reservations, (847) 675-4141.

Tuesday, June 13

Congregation Ezras Israel’s Sweet Singers presents program of Jewish Music. 2:30 p.m., Lincolnwood Manor, 7000 McCormick, Lincolnwood. (773) 764-8320.

Thursday, June 15

Congregation Beth Shalom presents Rabbi Ari Averbach speaking on “Things I Forgot I Learned in Hebrew School-an Evening of Real Life Judaism.” 7:30-9 p.m., Pinstripes, 1150 Willow Road, Northbrook. RSVP, bbalbot@bethshalomnb.org or (847) 498-4100 Ext. 46.

Friday, June 16

Gene Siskel Film Center shows film “The Women’s Balcony.” Women rebel when the new Rabbi preaches to men that their luck will change if only their wives will wear headscarves. 2 and 6 p.m., runs through June 22, 164 North State Street, Chicago. For more show times and costs, siskelfilmcenter.org or (312) 846-2800.

Tuesday, June 20

Adult Jewish Education Co-op presents Jane Shapiro speaking on “Five Daughters From the Bible Dare to be Different” followed by lunch. 10 a.m., The Arboretum Club, 401 Half Day Road, Buffalo Grove. $27. RSVP required. (847) 363-0000.

Congregation Ezras Israel’s Sweet Singers presents program of Jewish Music. 2 p.m., Dobson Plaza, 120 Dodge, Evanston. (773) 764-8320.

Lubavitch Chabad of Skokie holds “Cteen leadership awards gala” honoring Rebecca Friedman. 6:30 p.m., 4059 Dempster, Skokie. $60, $40 teenager. Reservations at skokiechabad.org/cteengala or (847) 677-1770.

Thursday, June 22

Ezra-Habonim, the Niles Township Jewish Congregation presents Rena Rozen   teaching a program of  “Israeli Dancing.” 7:30 p.m., 4500 Dempster, Skokie. (847) 675-4141.

Friday, June 23

Temple Beth Israel holds “Shabbat at the Park.” Bring your own dinner and a dessert to share, along with school supplies for donation to CPS. 6:30 p.m., Lovelace Park, 2740 Grosse Point Road, Evanston. (847) 675-0951.

Wednesday, June 28

Decalogue Society of Lawyers holds 83rd Annual Installation and Awards Dinner featuring keynote speaker, Illinois Supreme Court Justice Anne Burke. 5:15-8:30 p.m. Unions League Club of Chicago, 65 W. Jackson, Chicago. For tickets, sponsorships and ads, (312) 263-6493.

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