Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Congregation Beth Judea hosts “Shabbat Under the Stars,” a BBQ Shabbat service followed by Oneg.

Saturday, August 12

North Shore Center for the Performing Arts presents comedian Robert Klein in an “Intimate Night of Stand-up.” 8 p.m., 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. $32-$48. (847) 673-6300 or northshorecenter.org.

Sunday, August 13

Congregation Kol Emeth hosts author Kenneth N. Green speaking on “I’m From Division Street.” 10:30 a.m., 5130 W. Touhy, Skokie. (847) 673-3370.

Congregation Beth Judea holds block party with hot dog lunch, snacks, arts and crafts, athletics. 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Twin Creeks Park-Buddy Baseball Field, Lincolnshire (call office for more exact location address.) $5 adult, $4 child, $20 family. (847) 634-0777.

StandWithUs, Chicago presents “Sababa on the Beach,” an Israel beach party for meeting with representatives of top Israeli universities. 2-5 p.m., Grove 16 at Montrose Beach, Chicago. Registration required. bit.ly/sababaonthebeach.

Chicago Jewish Historical Society presents Dr. Zev Eleff discussing “Gridiron Gadfly? Arnold Horween and Jewish Brawn in Protestant America.” 2 p.m., Hebrew Theological College, Goldberg Hall, 7135 N. Carpenter, Skokie. (312) 663-5634.

West Suburban Temple Har Zion presents “Stars in the Sky” featuring the Elaine Dame Trio. 2:30 p.m., 1040 N. Harlem Ave., River Forest. $25; $20 Seniors and Students. (708) 366-9000 or wsthz.org.

Monday, August 14

Congregation Beth Shalom holds “50th Anniversary Celebration Concert” featuring the Clergy Boys. 7:30 p.m., North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. $36-$25. Northshorecenter.org or (847) 498-4100.

Tuesday, August 15

North Shore Senior Center Men’s Club hosts author Kenneth N. Green speaking on “I’m From Division Street.” 10:30 a.m., 161 Northfield Road, Northfield. (847) 784-6030.

Sweet Singers of Congregation Ezras Israel presents program of Jewish music. 2 p.m., Lincolnwood Place, 7000 McCormick Blvd., Chicago. (773) 764-8320.

Wednesday, August 16

Max and Benny’s holds “Trivia Night 6! The Magical World of Trivia.” 7-8:30 p.m., 461 Waukegan Road, Northbrook. For cost and more information: events@maxandbennys.com or (847) 9490.

Ezra-Habonim, the Niles Township Jewish Congregation Men’s Club hosts Cultural Dance Night featuring Flora and Martin Steigman teaching the rhumba. 7:30 p.m., 4500 Dempster, Skokie.$15 advance, $20 door. (847) 675-4141.

Thursday, August 17

Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center holds Rolling Stone magazine’s chief photographer, Baron Wolman, photo exhibition opening event. 6:30-8 p.m., 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie. Free with Museum admission. Reservations: ilholocaustmuseum.org or (847) 967-4800.

Friday, August 18

Congregation Beth Judea hosts “Shabbat Under the Stars,” a BBQ Shabbat service followed by Oneg. Please bring your own chairs and blankets. 8 p.m., Rt. 83 and Hilltop Road, Long Grove. (847) 634-0777.

Wednesday, August 23

Congregation Beth Judea hosts presentation by “Volunteers for Israel.” 8 p.m., Rt. 83 and Hilltop Road, Long Grove. (847) 634-0777.

Friday, August 25

Beth Hillel Congregation Bnai Emunah presents “Shabbat in the Shade,” a block party featuring challah making, corn husking, crafts and musical Shabbat service followed by BBQ dinner. 5:15 p.m., 3220 Big Tree Lane, Wilmette. $20 suggested donation per family, $10 individual. Reservations (847) 256-1213.

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

Sunday, August 27

Beth Hillel Congregation Bnai Emunah Men’s Club holds “Food For Thought Breakfast” featuring HIAS director Jessica Schaffer. 9:30 a.m., 3220 Big Tree Lane, Wilmette. (847) 256-1213.

Protect Our Heritage PAC holds 35th Anniversary Celebration honoring Sen. Mark Kirk and featuring keynote speaker, Gil Hoffman, Jerusalem Post Political correspondent and analyst; and Moshe Yaalon, Israel’s former defense minister. 5:30 p.m., Northbrook Hilton, 2855 Milwaukee Ave., Northbrook. $250. Reservations and more information, Ethel Fenig (773) 262-6281.

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