Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Sunday, September 10

Center for Talent Development and J-Stem Foundation will hold a free parent seminar at 5:30 p.m. on how to balance your advanced learner’s academic and social-emotional well-being. Dr. Margol, PsyD, Staff Therapist, The Family Institute at Northwestern University, will be discussing strategies parents can use to ensure a balance between the demands of a rigorous academic schedule and opportunities for socializing with peers. Explore the role executive functioning skills play in time management and effective parent-child communication. Location: Mayer Kaplan JCC, 5050 Church Street, Skokie, IL 60077.

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

Ezra-Habonim, the Niles Township Jewish Congregation’s Sisterhood holds “Opening Luncheon and Fashion Show” featuring styles by Chico’s of Northbrook. 11:30 a.m., 4500 Dempster, Skokie. $20 members, $23 guests, $25 door. Reservations, (847) 675-4141.

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.

Keturah Hadassah presents Ron Hawking in “The Men & Their Music.” 2 p.m., Apollo Theatre, 2540 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. $48. Reservations (773) 761-6862.

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. $18, $32 with book. (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.

Congregation Beth Shalom holds “Great Round Challah Bake,” a hands-on workshop. 6:30-9 p.m., 3433 Walters Ave., Northbrook. $18 members, $27 non-members. RSVP (847) 498-4100.

Friday, September 15

Congregation Beth Shalom holds “Shabbat with a Twist” for families with children up to pre-k for song, stories and challah baking. 11-11:45 a.m., 3433 Walters Ave., Northbrook. RSVP (847) 498-4100.

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.

Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership hosts exhibition opening for “Outside Inside: Exploring Boundaries and Otherness.” 4-6 p.m., 610 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago. spertus.edu or (312) 322-1773.

Thursday. September 21

HUGS (Healthy Understanding Growing Spaces) holds Rosh Hashanah service for special needs community. 3:30-4:30 p.m., Congregation Beth Shalom, 3433 Walters Ave., Northbrook. RSVP (847) 498-4100.

Sunday, September 24

Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center holds family arts program, “Posters That Rock” for ages 8 and over. 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie. Free with Museum admission. Reservations: ilholocaustmuseum.org or (847) 967-4800.

Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center presents “The Rock House” in live performance. 1 p.m., 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie. Free with Museum admission. Reservations: ilholocaustmuseum.org or (847) 967-4800.

Ketura Hadassah presents “The Civility of Albert Cashier,” a civil war era musical. 4 p.m., Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont, Chicago. $48. Ticket information, (773) 761-6862.

Thursday, September 28

Debbie Sue Goodman presents “An Evening of Comedy and Music.” 8 p.m., Rock House, 1742 Glenview Road, Glenview. No cover charge. (224) 306-3062.

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