Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

A scene from 'Crossing Delancey' at the Skokie Theatre.

Saturday, January 27

Ezra Habonim, the Niles Township Jewish Congregation presents
Havdallah, Dinner and “The Lego Movie.” 5:30 p.m., 4500 Dempster,
Skokie. $5. Reservations (847) 675-4141.

Congregation Beth Shalom holds “Shabbat Yoga” with Joanna Kaplan. Bring  your own yoga mat. 11 a.m.-noon, 3433 Walters, Northbrook.  (847) 498-4100.

Sunday, January 28

Congregation Beth Judea presents singer Rick Recht. 11 a.m., Route 83 and Hilltop Road, Long Grove. (847) 634-0777.

Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center presents Murry Sidlin speaking on “The New Music at Terezin.” 2-3:30 pm., 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie. Free with Museum admission. Reservations (847) 967-4800.

Congregation Beth Shalom Men’s Club holds “No Limit Texas Hold’em Tournament and Dinner.” 3 p.m., 3433 Walters, Northbrook. $50. $60 door. (847) 498-4100 or dpike1481@gmail.com.

Monday, January 29

North Shore Congregation Israel presents Cardinal Blase J. Cupich speaking on “What Does Outreach Mean in Light of Interreligious Dialogue?” 7 p.m., 1185 Sheridan Road, Glencoe. (847) 835-0724.

Wednesday, January 31

Ezra Habonim, the Niles Township Jewish Congregation Sisterhood holds Tu B’Shevat celebration with lunch followed by bingo. 11:30 a.m., 4500 Dempster, Skokie. $20 members, $25 non-members and guests. Reservations (847) 675-4141.

Temple Beth Israel holds Centennial Birthday Celebration. 6-8 p.m., 3601 Dempster, Skokie. $8, $30 family. Registration (847) 675-0951.

Thursday, February 1

Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership hosts reception for artist Ellen Rothenberg’s new installation “ISO 6346: ineluctable immigrant.” 5:30 p.m., 610 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago. (312) 922-1700.

Friday, February 2

MadKap Productions will present ‘Crossing Delancey’ for 10 performances at the Skokie Theatre, 7924 Lincoln in Skokie from Feb. 2 to 18. Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m., with a matinee on Wednesday, Feb. 14 at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $34 general admission, $29 for seniors, and $24 for students and can be purchased online at SkokieTheatre.org or by calling 847-677-7761.

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” dinner and service for families. 6 p.m., 3433 Walters, Northbrook. $12 adults, free for kids. (847) 498-4100.

Saturday, February 3

Beth Hillel Congregation Bnai Emunah holds “Inclusion Disability
Awareness Shabbat” 9:30-11:45 a.m., 3220 Big Tree Lane, Wilmette.
(847) 256-1213.

Sunday, February 4

Beth Hillel Congregation Bnai Emunah Men’s Club holds “World Wide Wrap XVIII.” 9 a.m., 3220 Big Tree Lane, Wilmette. For breakfast cost and details (847) 256-1213.

Lubavitch Chabad of Northbrook holds annual women’s luncheon, Women-to-Women, featuring Kaila Lasky speaking on “Led by G-d’s Hand; Does G-d Micromanage?” and Rochel Holzkenner. 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 2095 Landwehr Road, Northbrook. $45, $54 door. Reservations chabadillinois.com/luncheon.

Shir Hadash Reconstructionist Congregation holds “Bagel Breakfast” featuring Jerry Kaye speaking on “People of the Scribe…Stories Humorous and Sincere.” 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 200 W. Dundee Road, Wheeling. $5. (847) 498-8218.

Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center presents Kerry Kennedy speaking on “Speak Truth to Power.” 1-2 p.m., 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie. Free with Museum admission. Reservations (847) 967-4800.

Tuesday, February 6

Max and Benny’s Restaurant presents “Bruce Levine Night with Pat Hughes.” 7-8:30 p.m., 461 Waukegan Road, Northbrook. Register (847) 272-9490.

Wednesday, February 7

Solomon Schechter Day School holds cultural arts festival featuring violinist Vadim Gluzman, pianist Angela Yoffe. 7-8:30 p.m., 3210 Dundee Road, Northbrook. For cost and more information, (847) 498-2100.

Friday, February 9

Congregation Beth Judea holds ”Inclusion Shabbat” featuring Cantor Amy Zussman and choir members from Selah. 7:30 p.m. Route 83 and Hilltop Road, Long Grove. Register (847) 634-0777.

Saturday, February 10

Temple Beth Israel holds “Havdalah and a Movie” featuring “Norman.” Dinner at 6 p.m., movie at 7 p.m., 3601 W. Dempster, Skokie. $10 for dinner, movie is free. (847) 675-0951.

Sunday, February 11

Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership shows documentary “Body and Soul: An American Bridge” featuring Louis Armstrong. 2 p.m., 610 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago. $18, $10 Spertus members, $8 Spertus students and alumni. (312) 322-1773.

Beth Hillel Bnai Emunah Sisterhood presents “Divas on the Bima” concert featuring four women cantors, Pavel Roytman and children’s choir. 4 p.m., 3220 Big Tree Lane Wilmette. $36. (847) 256-1213.

Saturday, February 17

Congregation Beth Shalom present Havdalah, Dinner and a Movie showing film, “Wedding Doll.” 5:30-10 p.m., 3433 Walters, Northbrook. $25 non-members. RSVP (847) 498-4100 ext. 46.

Debbie Sue Good presents “An Evening of Comedy and Music.” 7-8:30 p.m., Euro Echo Café, 7919 Lincoln Ave., Skokie. (847) 213-0598.

Adult Jewish Education Co-op presents Lena Kushnir speaking on “Raising a Mensch in an Age of Entitlement.” 10 a.m.-noon. Route 83 and Hilltop Road, Long Grove. $15. (847) 363-0000.

Sunday, February 18

Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership shows documentary “Mandala Beats” featuring bass guitarist Yossi Fine. 2 p.m., 610 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago. $18, $10 Spertus members, $8 Spertus students and alumni. (312) 322-1773.

Old Town School of Music presents Israeli singer Idan Raichel. Athenaeum Theatre, 7 p.m., 2936 N. Southport, Chicago. $45-$55. (773) 935-6875.

Saturday, February 24

Congregation Beth Shalom holds Shabbat Yoga class. Bring your own mat. 11 a.m.-noon, 3433 Walters, Northbrook. (847) 498-4100.

Sunday, February 25

Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership shows documentary “On the Banks of the Tigris” featuring Iraqi-Australian Majid Shokor. 2 p.m., 610 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago. $18, $10 Spertus members, $8 Spertus students and alumni. (312) 322-1773.

YU Torah Mitzion Kollel of Chicago holds annual dinner honoring Rosh Kollel, Rabbi Reuven and Dr. Nechama Brand. Pre-dinner shiur by Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth. Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare Hotel, 5440 N. River Road, Rosemont. For more information, contact Rabbi Yaakov Frankiel, (773) 973-6557 ext. 102 or www.chicagotorah.org.

Wednesday, March 7

Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center holds 2018 Humanitarian Awards Dinner honoring Mitchell Feiger and Robert R. McCormick Foundation with keynote speaker former British Prime Minister Tony Blair. For more information, (847) 967-4852 or dinner@ilhmec.org.

Thursday, March 8

Moriah Congregation holds Judaic Art and Jewelry Fair “Art with a Jewish Soul.” 7-10 p.m.; also 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Friday, March 9; 8:30-11:30 p.m., Saturday, March 10; and 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday, March 11. 200 Taub Drive, Deerfield. $10. (847) 948-5340.

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