Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Anshe Emet Synagogue hosts Rabbi Shai Held, Rabbis David Wolkenfeld and Lizzi Heydemann in conversation on “Bringing the Heart of Torah to Life.”

Sunday, September 3

Friendship Circle holds Chicago Walk4Friendship in support of children with disabilities featuring music, petting zoo, inflatable rides, facepainting and food. 11 a.m., 2095 Landwehr Road, Northbrook. www.Ilwalk.com.

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.

Thursday, September 7

Congregation Beth Judea Sisterhood hosts annual membership dinner. 6 p.m., Route 83 and Hilltop Road, Long Grove. $40 members, $54 non-members, $25 guests. RSVP: (847) 634-0777

Read It & Eat hosts tasting, signing and talk by Leah Koenig speaking on “Little Book of Jewish Appetizers.”  6:30-8:30 p.m., 2142 N. Halsted, Chicago. For cost information and reservation call (773) 661-6158.  

Friday, September 8

Congregation Beth Shalom holds Shabbat B’Yachad Service and Dinner. 5:45 p.m., 3433 Walters, Northbrook. $25 family. (847) 498-4100.

Sunday, September 10

Congregation Beth Shalom holds Blood Drive, appointments recommended. 8 a.m.-1 p.m., 3433 Walters, Northbrook. (847) 498-4100.

Temple Beth Israel Sisterhood holds annual “Bake Sale and Cookie Walk.” 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 3601 W. Dempster, Skokie. (847) 675-0951.

Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center shows Martin Scorsese’s film documentary “The Band” at its farewell performance Nov. 25, 1976. 2-4:30 p.m., 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie. Free with Museum admission. Reservations, ilholocaustmuseum.org or (847) 967-4800.

Wednesday, September 13

Central Synagogue of Chicago presents “Jewish Yoga-Entering the New Year” with instructor Lynn Liebling. Please bring your own yoga mat. 6:30-7:45 p.m., 122 S. Michigan Ave., Ste. 1449, Chicago. $20. RSVP required: cn@centralchicago.org or (312) 787-1450.

Anshe Emet Synagogue hosts Rabbi Shai Held, Rabbis David Wolkenfeld and Lizzi Heydemann in conversation on “Bringing the Heart of Torah to Life.” 7:30 p.m., 3751 N. Broadway, Chicago. Registration: hadar.org/events/heart-torah-chicago-2017.

Thursday, September 14

Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership presents Dr. Maya Avinadav speaking on Jewish Psychology: Pathways to New Possibilities in Your Life’s Journey. Noon-1:30 p.m., 610 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago. $25, $20 Spertus members; $10 students and Spertus Alumni (includes lunch.) Reservations, spertus.edu or (312) 322-1773.

Congregation Ezras Israel’s Sweet Singers presents program of Jewish Music. 2:30 p.m., Park Plaza, 6840 N. Sacramento, Chicago. (773) 764-8320.

Temple Chai hosts book signing for author Lisa Lillien. 5-8 p.m., 1670 RFD, Checker Road, Long Grove.(847) 537-1771.

Manny’s Deli and HHP/helping hand partners hold third annual fundraiser dinner. 6-8 p.m., 1141 S. Jefferson, Chicago. For reservations and cost information: (773) 226-3345.

Sunday, September 17

Read It & Eat hosts tasting, signing and talk by Emily Paster speaking on “The Joys of Jewish Preserving,” followed by food and book party. 2:30-7 p.m., 2142 N. Halsted, Chicago. For cost information and reservation call (773) 661-6158.  

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