Saturday, December 16
Makom Shalom, a Jewish Renewal Congregation, holds Chanukah celebration including pot luck dinner, concert and Chanukah teachings. 5 p.m., Broadway United Methodist Church, 3338 N. Broadway, Chicago. $20 adults, $10 children. makomshalom.com.
Young Israel of West Rogers Park holds Chanukah concert featuring Efrayim Prero and the Voyage. 8 p.m., 2706 Touhy, Chicago. $10 suggested donation. (773) 501-4728.
Sunday, December 17
Lubavitch Chabad of Skokie presents “Chanukah Playland.” 10 a.m.-noon. 4059 Dempster, Skokie. $10 advance, $12 door. RSVP skokiechabad.org/Chanukah.
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.
Temple Beth Israel holds Annual Brotherhood Chanukah Party with magician Mike McDonald. 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 3601 W. Dempster, Skokie. $5, $20 family. (847) 675-0951.
Monday, December 18
Ezra-Habonim, the Niles Township Jewish Congregation presents Rebbitzen Julie Weill and Miriam Davidson speaking on “Lighting Up Our Lives-A Creative Women’s Celebration of the New Month” for women. 7:30 p.m., 4500 Dempster, Skokie. $5 advance, $10 door. Reservations (847) 67-4141.
Tuesday, December 19
Selfhelp Home presents “Around the World with Cantor Alberto Mizrahi.” 6:30 p.m. For more information and to RSVP, firstname.lastname@example.org or (773) 271-0300.
City Winery presents “Christmas Comedy for the Jews” with Jon Fisch, Dan Lefkovitz and Rabbi Barry Schachter and “Jokes on Us” with Joel Chasnoff. Doors open at 6 p.m.; 8 p.m. show with full food and wine menu. Tickets, email@example.com or www.joelchasnoff.com.
Lubavitch Chabad of Skokie presents “Comedy Lounge for Adults” featuring Reuven Russell. 7:15 p.m., 4059 Dempster, Skokie. $22 advance, $25 door. RSVP and more information at skokiechabad.org/Chanukah.
Thursday, December 28
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center presents “David Broza & Friends.” 7:30 p.m., North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. Special offer to Illinois Holocaust Museum members; $5 off all remaining seats. Use code DBROZA6. ilholocaustmuseum.org or (847) 967-4800.