Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

The Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies presents authors Tova Mirvis and Abigail Pogrebin speaking on “Life, Love and Judaism: A Conversation about Writing and Spirituality.”

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

Israel Cancer Research Fund hosts 2017 Tower of Hope Gala honoring
Harvey L. Miller and Family, 6 p.m., Hyatt Regency of Chicago, 151 E.
Upper Wacker Dr., Chicago. For tickets, more information and reservations, icrfonline.org/chicago/event/2017-tower-hope-gala or (847) 914-9120.

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

Hadassah Chicago North-Shore presents “Miracles of Hadassah” dessert
reception supporting Hadassah Medical Organization. 6:30 p.m.,
Evanston Golf Club, 4401 Dempster, Skokie. For more information and
cost, and to RSVP call (847) 205-1900.

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.

 

No Shame On U holds annual event featuring Brian Cuban, 6 p.m., Double Tree by Hilton, 9599 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. $20. For tickets and more information, nsou2017.eventbrite.com.

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 Kristallnacht” 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.

North Shore Center for the Performing Arts hosts commemoration “Kristallnacht: the Spark that Ignited the Holocaust.” 7-8:30 p.m. 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. Free but RSVP to: juf.org/kristallnachttickets.

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.

Ezra-Habonim, the Niles Township Jewish Congregation presents musical “Blacklisted: Songs McCarthy Didn’t Want You To Hear.” 7:30 p.m., 4500 Dempster, Skokie. $40. (847) 675-4141.

Sunday, November 12

Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center presents staged reading of “Toni and Markus, From Village Life to Urban Stress” followed by discussion with cast and author Walter Roth. 2-3:30 p.m., 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie. Free with Museum admission. (847) 967-4889.

Lakeside Congregation for Reform Judaism holds open forum  “Call To Justice.” 7:45 p.m., 1221 County Line Road, Highland Park. Donations encouraged. Pre-registration required (847) 432-7950.

Thursday, November 16

The Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies presents authors Tova Mirvis and Abigail Pogrebin speaking on “Life, Love and Judaism: A Conversation about Writing and Spirituality.” 7 p.m, Segal Visitors Center Auditorium, 1841 Sheridan Road, Evanston.  jewish-studies@northwestern.edu or jewish-israel-studies-center.northwestern.edu.

Sunday, November 19

Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership hosts kick-off and reception for “One Book, One Community 2017” by Renee Rosen. 2 p.m., 610 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago. Also 7 p.m., Thursday, November 30, North Suburban Synagogue Beth El, 1175 Sheridan Road, Highland Park; and 2 p.m., Tuesday, December 5, Congregation Etz Chaim, 1710 S. Highland Ave., Lombard. For more information, spertus.edu/onebook.

Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center presents Elisha Wiesel speaking about his father, Elie Wiesel. 1-2 p.m., Highland Park High School Auditorium, 433 Vine Ave., Highland Park. $20 non-members, $10 members. Reservations required, (847) 967-4889 or ilholocaustmuseum.org/events..

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.

Friday, November 24

Gene Siskel Film Center shows premier of film “Gilbert” a portrait of funnyman Gilbert Gottfried. For more information contact Michael Saltzman (310) 271-5789 or michael@saltzmanpr.com.

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