Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

City Winery presents “Christmas Comedy for the Jews” with Jon Fisch, Dan Lefkovitz and Rabbi Barry Schachter and “Jokes on Us” with Joel Chasnoff.

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, glenwoodave.org.

Sunday, August 20

Israel Tennis Center presents summer exhibition. 2 p.m., College Park Athletic Club, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. For more information see israeltenniscenters.org 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, ilholocaustmuseum.org 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, rivky@jewishniles.com

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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