Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Congregation Kol Emeth presents Rabbi Barry Schechter speaking on “I Know, You’ve heard It Before,” looking at Jewish humor. 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 3 at 5130 W. Touhy, Skokie. All are welcome. (847) 673-3370.

Saturday, August 19

Beit Yichud holds Havdalah service followed by visit to Glenwood Avenue Arts Festival, 9 p.m., 6932 N. Glenwood, Chicago. For more information,

Sunday, August 20

Israel Tennis Center presents summer exhibition. 2 p.m., College Park Athletic Club, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. For more information see or call (847) 276-2400.

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.

Saturday, August 26

Skokie Theatre presents a short play festival featuring Debbie Goodman’s “Dating Dilemmas.” 2 p.m., 7924 Lincoln Ave., Skokie. $12. (847) 677-7761.

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.

Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center presents “Romani Life: Then and Now.” 2-3:30 p.m., 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie. Free with Museum admission. Reservations, or (847) 967-4800.

Lubavitch Chabad of Niles-F.R.E.E. holds Annual Family Picnic. 5-8 p.m., 9401 Margail Ave., Des Plaines. $10 suggested donation ($45 families.) RSVP,

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.

Tuesday, August 29

Ketura Hadassah presents Moshe Pomerantz speaking on “The State of the State- Israel at 69.” 12:30 p.m., Mayer Kaplan JCC, 5050 Church, Skokie. $3. (847) 679-1593.

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