Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Friendship Circle of Illinois holds “ChicagoWalk4Friendship” through the streets of Northbrook featuring music, refreshments and a carnival.

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.) jgsi.org/event-2568815 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, 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.

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, events@maxandbennys.com 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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