Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Evanston Century Cinemark Theaters hosts fundraiser for Jerusalem University showing new feature film, “When the Smoke Clears: A Story of Brotherhood, Resilience and Hope."

Saturday, October 14

Debbie Sue Goodman presents “An Evening of Comedy & Music.” 7-8:30 p.m., Euro Echo Café, 7919 Lincoln Ave., Skokie. (847) 213-0598.

Sunday, October 15

Ezra-Habonim, the Niles Township Jewish Congregation holds “Apple Picking Family Event.” 1 p.m., Synagogue parking lot, 4500 W. Dempster, Skokie for caravan to Munster Orchards in Burlington, WI. $5. Reservations (847) 675-4141.

B’nai Yehuda Beth Sholom presents Maggie Anton discussing her book “Fifty Shades of Talmud: What the First Rabbis Had to Say about You Know What.” 1:30 p.m., 1424 W. 183rd St., Homewood. (708) 799-4110.

Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center commemorates Babiy Yar Massacre with “Never Heard Never Forget: The Holocaust in the former Soviet Union” program featuring Fifth House Ensemble. 2-4:30 p.m. Reservations and more information (773) 508-1159.

Temple Beth-El holds “Pop-Up Boutique.” 9 a.m.- 1:30 p.m., 3610 Dundee Road, Northbrook. For more information (847) 205-9982 or templebeth-el.org/holiday-boutique.

Tuesday, October 17

Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education center hosts “Friends, Fun & Games.” Please bring your own games. Lunch and candy served. 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie. $65 members, $85 non-members (includes one year individual membership.) RSVP (847) 967-4505 or gameday2017@ilhmec.org.

Central Synagogue of Chicago presents “Jewish Yoga-Entering the New Year” with instructor Lynn Liebling. Bring your own yoga mat. 6:30 p.m., 122 S. Michigan Ave., Ste. 1449, Chicago. $20. RSVP required. (312) 787-0450.

Thursday, October 19

Oakton Community College hosts Jewish Studies free lecture by Sarah Cushman, Ph. D. speaking on “Auschwitz: The Women’s Camp.” 11 a.m., 7701 N. Lincoln Ave., Room A145-152, Skokie. For more information, jewishstudies@oakton.edu.

Sunday, October 22

Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership presents “Turning Points in Zionist History.” 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., 610 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago. $25, $20 Spertus members, $10 students, Spertus and Indiana University alumni. Ticket prices include lunch. (312) 322-1773.

B’nai Yehuda Beth Sholom presents Karen Kaplan discussing her book “Descendants of Rajgrod: Learning to Forgive.” 1:30 p.m., 1424 W. 183rd St., Homewood. (708) 799-4110.

Monday, October 23

Max and Benny’s restaurant holds author night featuring Aviya Kushner “The Grammar of G-d.” 7-8:30 p.m., 461 Waukegan Road, Northbrook. For more information and to RSVP (847) 272-9490.

Tuesday, October 24

Keturah Hadassah sponsors fund raiser at Graziano’s with 20% of order going to Keturah. After 4 p.m., 5960 Touhy, Niles. Reservations required (847) 676-2579.

Thursday, October 26

Shabbat Project Chicago holds “Chicago Challah Bake,” hosted by jccchicago, Lake County JCC, Bernard Weinger JCC, Florence G. Heller JCC and University of Illinois Champaign. Learn more and sign up at: www.shabbatprojectchicago.org.

Friday, October 27

Shabbat Project Chicago invites Jews from around the word, from
all walks of life — traditional, secular, religious, young and old — to
join together to celebrate Shabbat. Learn more and sign up at: www.shabbatprojectchicago.org.

Sunday, October 29

Evanston Century Cinemark Theaters hosts fundraiser for Jerusalem
University showing new feature film, “When the Smoke Clears: A Story
of Brotherhood, Resilience and Hope” as VIP pre-release. 5-8:30 p.m.,
1715 Maple Ave., Evanston. $180. Tickets at:
wsc.jerusalemu.org/chicago/.

Monday, October 30

Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership hosts showing of “Ben-Gurion, Epilogue, a Chicago documentary film premier followed by Q. & A. 7 p.m., 610 S. Michigan, Chicago. $18 advance, $22 door. Tickets at israelfilmchi.org.

Wednesday, November 1

Temple Beth Israel holds “Pasta Dinner and Israel Dancing” with Phil Moss, Israeli folk dance instructor. 6 p.m., 3601 W. Dempster, Skokie. $7, $25 family. (847) 675-0951.

Friday, November 3

Congregation Beth Shalom holds “Shabbat with a Twist” for families with children  up to Pre-K. 11-11:45 a.m., 3433 Walters, Northbrook. (847) 498-4100.

Congregation Beth Shalom holds “Shabbat B’Yachad” service and dinner for families with children up to 2nd grade. 5:45 p.m, 3433 Walters, Northbrook. $25 immediate family, $10 additional adult. (847) 498-4100.

Saturday, November 4

Congregation Beth Shalom holds “Shabbat Yoga” session with Joanna Kaplan. Bring your own yoga mat. 11 a.m.-noon, 3433 Walters, Northbrook. (847) 498-4100.

Congregation Yehuda Moshe presents annual “Night of Knowledge” featuring 8 speakers in 2 sessions. 8 p.m., 4721 W. Touhy, Lincolnwood. For more information (847) 673-5870.

Sunday, November 5

Congregation Beth Shalom holds “Holiday Boutique.” 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 3433 Walters, Northbrook. (847) 498-4100.

Beth Hillel Congregation Bnai Emunah Sisterhood holds “Holiday Boutique.” 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., 3220 Big Tree Lane, Wilmette. (847) 256-1213.

B’nai Yehuda Beth Sholom presents author Fern Schumer Chapman speaking on “Edith’s Immigration Journey: A Refugee’s Story of Prejudice and Empathy.” 1:15p.m.,1424 West 183rd St., Homewood. (708) 206-1628.

Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning & Leadership hosts concert by Newberry Consort, “Sacred Love-Songs of the Sephardim.” 3 p.m., 610 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago. $40-$50. Purchase tickets at newberryconsort.org.

Tuesday, November 7

Temple Beth Israel Sisterhood presents “CJE Senior Life Programs and Opportunities” with representatives from Council for Jewish Elderly. 7 p.m., 3601 Dempster, Skokie. (847) 675-0951.

Thursday, November 9

Congregation Beth Shalom presents Frank Stern speaking on “How WWI Led to Kristalnacht” for adults over 55. 6:15-8 p.m., 3433 Walters, Northbrook. $15 members, $20 non-members (light dinner included.) RSVP bbalbot@bethshalomnb.org. (847) 498-4100.

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