Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership hosts kick-off and reception for “One Book, One Community 2017” by Renee Rosen.

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.

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; 2 p.m., Tuesday, December 5, Congregation Etz Chaim, 1710 S. Highland Ave., Lombard; and finale at 3 p.m., Sunday, December 10, Spertus Institute, $10. 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.

Saturday, November 25

Congregation Yehuda Moshe holds annual Menorah Art Show. 9-11 p.m., also 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday, November 26, 4721 W. Touhy, Chicago. (847) 673-5870.

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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