Saturday, December 2
Congregation Beth Shalom holds “Shabba-Teen Shabbat Experience” with Rabbi Ari Averbach and Matt Rissien, youth director, discussing relevant topics. 10:30 a.m.-noon, 3433 Walters, Northbrook. (847) 498-4100.
Congregation Beth Shalom presents “Havdallah, Dinner and a Movie” showing film, “The Kindergarten Teacher.” 5:30-10 p.m., 3433 Walters, Northbrook. $25 non-members. RSVP (847) 498-4100 or firstname.lastname@example.org..
Sunday, December 3
Lincolnwood Jewish Congregation A.G. Beth Israel presents “The Israeli Supreme Court: A Force For or Against Democracy? Should it be Reigned in or Given More Room?” featuring Rabbi Steven Resnicoff, J.D., Rabbi Yona Reiss, J.D. and moderated by Rabbi James M. Gordon, J.D. 9 a.m.-noon. RSVP to (847)676-0491. (CLE credits for attorneys at decaloguesociety.org.)
Ezra-Habonim, the Niles Towhship Jewish Congregation presents Rabbi Jeffrey Weill speaking on “God Calls the Prophets: Eat, Pray, Flee…Get Busy!” 10 a.m., 4500 Dempster, Skokie. $5 with registration, $8 door. (Light breakfast served.)
Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership presents Shifra Bronznick and Anne Weisberg speaking on “Ending the Gender Gap, Achieving the Power of Workplace Equity.” 2 p.m., 610 S. Michigan, Chicago. $18, $10 members, $8 students and Spertus alumni. spertus.edu or (312) 322-1773.
Chicago Jewish Historical Society holds 40th Anniversary Gala featuring screening of documentary “Driving West Rogers Park: Chicago’s Once and Future Jewish Neighborhood.” 2 p.m., Congregation Adas Yeshurun Anshe Kaneses, 3050 Touhy, Chicago. $10. CJHS and congregation members free. (312) 663-5634.
Beth Hillel Congregation Bnai Emunah Men’s Club hosts “Burgers & Beer” tasting event. 5-8:30 p.m., 3220 Big Tree Lane, Wilmette. $18. $25 after Nov. 27. RSVP email@example.com or (847) 256-1213.
Wednesday, December 6
Ezra-Habonim, the Niles Towhship Jewish Congregation Sisterhood presents Judith Rae Ross leading book review and discussion of “Between Gods- A Memoir.” 10:30 a.m., 4500 Dempster, Skokie. Registration (847) 675-4141.
StandWithUs Chicago shows film “The Mizrachi Project” followed by panel discussion. 7 p.m, Kehilat Chovevei Tzion, 9220 Crawford, Skokie. Reservations required, firstname.lastname@example.org or (708) 733-7010.
Solomon Schechter Day School presents Israeli artist David Moss in multi-sensory presentation of his work. 7-9 p.m., 3210 Dundee Road, Northbrook. RSVP (847) 498-2100.
Thursday, December 7
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center shows film “The Jewish Sonderkommando of Auschwitz” preceded by reception with Dr. Gideon Grief and followed by book signing. 5:30-8 p.m., 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie. Reservations required, ilholocaustmuseum.org or (847) 967-4800.
Debbie Sue Goodman presents “An Evening of Comedy, Music and Spoken Word.” 8-10 p.m., Rock House, 1742 Glenview Road, Glenview. (224) 616-3062.Wednesday
Wednesday, December 13
Ezra-Habonim, the Niles Towhship Jewish Congregation Sisterhood holds Chanukah Party and Latke Luncheon with music by Bibi Marcell. Please bring unwrapped new book or toy for Chai Lifeline. 11:30 a.m., 4500 Dempster, Skokie. $20 members, $25 non-members and at door. (847) 675-4141.
Sunday, December 17
Ezra-Habonim, the Niles Towhship Jewish Congregation presents Rabbi Ralph Ruebner speaking on ”Justice and Righteousness (Dvarim, Shoftim and Talmud).” 11:30 a.m., 4500 Dempster, Skokie. $5. $8 door. Registration (847) 675-4141.