Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Beth Hillel Congregation Bnai Emunah holds “Wintertanz” with the Maxwell Street Klezmer Band, Junior Klezmer Orchestra and BHBE Wilmetsky Orchestra.

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.

Saturday, October 28

StandWithUs presents “Voices of Israel: Stories Untold” featuring young Israelis. 9 a.m., Northbrook Community Synagogue, 2548 Jasper, Northbrook; also 5 p.m., Sunday October 29, Bernard Weinger JCC, Northbrook; and noon, Tuesday, October 31, DePaul School of Law, 25 E. Jackson, Chicago, Room 903. For more information, (224) 392-3264.

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.

Ezra-Habonim, the Niles Township Jewish Congregation Men’s Club holds “Cuban Rhumba Night.” 7:30 p.m., 4500 Dempster, Skokie. $15 advance, $20 door. (847) 675-4141.

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.

StandWithUs holds “Campus Champions Gala Dinner” honoring Dr. Sheri Ross and Charles Glick, featuring Ambassador Dore Gold and with Emcee Elon Gold. 5 p.m., B’nai Jehoshua Beth Elohim, 1201 Lake Cook Road, Deerfield. For reservations, costs and more information, standwithus.com/campuschampions or (224) 392-3264.

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.

Saturday, November 11

Beth Hillel Congregation Bnai Emunah holds “Wintertanz” with the Maxwell Street Klezmer Band, Junior Klezmer Orchestra and BHBE Wilmetsky Orchestra. 7 p.m., 3220 Big Tree Lane, Wilmette. $18 suggested donation. (847) 256-1213.

Sunday, November 19

Beth Hillel Congregation Bnai Emunah Men’s Club presents Dr. Michael J. Greenberg speaking on stories of Jewish GI’s stationed at camps holding Nazi POW’s in the United States. 9:45 a.m., 3220 Big Tree Lane, Wilmette. (847) 256-1213.

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