Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Gene Siskel Film Center shows premier of film “Gilbert” a portrait of funnyman Gilbert Gottfried.

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.

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

Oakton Community College presents Maria Anna Mariani, Ph. D. lecturing “On the Posthumous Life of Anne Frank.” 11 a.m., Oakton’s Skokie Campus, Room A145-42, 7701 N. Lincoln, Skokie. jewishstudies@oakton.edu.

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

Digital Tapestries shows film “Footsteps” and 3 other short films. 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State Street, Chicago. $10. eventbrite.com/e/premiere-of-footsteps-digital-tapestries-new-film-tickets-38972966191.

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

Tour the exhibition “Outside Inside: Exploring Boundaries and Otherness with artists Julie CowanGabrielle EgnaterAlan Hobscheid, and Suzanne Horwitz, 3-5 p.m. Spertus Institute, 610 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago. Free. No reservations needed. More info at spertus.edu.

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.

Monday, November 13

Temple Beth Israel’s Sisterhood presents “Mahjongg for Beginnners.” 7 p.m., 3601 W. Dempster, Skokie. $5 non-members. (847) 675-0951.

Wednesday, November 15

Ezra-Habonim, the Niles Township Jewish Congregation’s Sisterhood holds book review and luncheon with author Ron Balson reviewing his new book “The Trust.”  11:30 a.m., 4500 Dempster, Skokie. $20 members, $25 non-members or at door. Reservations (847) 675-4141.

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.

Friday, November 17

Shir Hadash holds “Shabbat Sweet” musical service featuring Billy Kaplan. 7:30 p.m., 200 W. Dundee Road, Wheeling. (847) 498-8218.

Sunday, November 19

Ezra-Habonim, the Niles Township Jewish Congregation’s Sisterhood holds “Unique Boutique.” 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m., 4500 Dempster, Skokie. (847) 675-4141.

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.

Tuesday, November 28

Ketura Hadassah holds open meeting featuring Brandon Bernstein discussing Jewish wisdom and contemporary knowledge. 12:30 p.m., Mayer Kaplan JCC, 5050 Church, Skokie. $3. (847) 675-5873.

Ketura Hadassah holds dine in/carry out fundraiser with 20% of order benefitting Keturah. 4 p.m., Valley Lodge, 2132 Waukegan Road, Glenview. (847) 676-2579.

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