Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Friendship Circle will hold its Chicago Walk4Friendship, in support of children with disabilities, at the Friendship Circle, 2095 Landwehr Road, Northbrook. Sunday, Sept. 3. Registration at 11 a.m., walk at 12 p.m. and Friendship Fair at 12:30 p.m., featuring music, petting zoo, inflatable rides, facepainting and food.

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

Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois holds meeting featuring Mike Karsen speaking on “Resources for Jewish Genealogy in Chicagoland-What’s New.”  2 p.m., Temple Beth–El, 3610 Dundee Road, Northbrook. (Library help desk opens at 12:30 p.m.) or (312) 666-0100.

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.

Monday, August 28

Max and Benny’s holds author night featuring Fay Katlin, daughter of two immigrant parents who fled the Soviet Union in its early days. 7-8:30 p.m., 461 Waukegan Road, Northbrook. Register or RSVP, or (847) 272-9490.

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.

Sunday, September 3

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

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