Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Ezra Habonim, the Niles Township Jewish Congregation presents historian Jonathan Brent, Executive Director and CEO of YIVO Institute for Jewish Research speaking on ”Rare Works and the Reclamation of the Cultural History of European Jews.”

Saturday, March 3

Gene Siskel Theater shows film documentary “American Socialist: The Life & Times of Eugene Victor Debs.” 164 N. State Street, Chicago. For tickets and show times call (312) 846-2600.

Ezra Habonim, the Niles Township Jewish Congregation presents “Saving Mordecai” a Purim Parody. 8 p.m., also 1:30 p.m., Sunday, March 4. 4500 Dempster, Skokie. $20 advance, $25 door. $10 children under 12 in advance, $12 door. (847) 675-4141.

Sunday, March 4

Debbie Kroopkin, president of the Jewish Genealogical Society of 
Illinois, will speak on “Techniques for Using Jewishgen.org” at 7 p.m. 
at Congregation Beth Shalom, 772 W. 5th Ave., Naperville. Registration and networking begin at 6:30 p.m. For more information, see  https://jgsi.org/event-2811844 or phone 312-666-0100.

Beth Hillel Congregation Bnai Emunah holds Purim Carnival with games, rides, bouncing inflatables, music, food. Come dressed in costume. 11 a.m., 3220 Big Tree Lane, Wilmette. (847) 256-1213.

Shir Hadash presents Rabbi Eitan Weiner-Kaplow speaking on “New Archaeological Discoveries in the Land of Israel” at bagel breakfast. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 200 W. Dundee Road, Wheeling. $5. (847) 498-8218.

Congregation Beth Shalom holds “Purim Carnival.” 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. 3433 Walters Ave., Northbrook. No entrance fee but $5 for 10 shekels for games, food, etc. (847) 498-5352 or www.bethshalom.org.

Skokie Valley Agudath Jacob Synagogue holds Jewish and Interfaith Day of Awareness and Action in support of Rohinga Culture Center. 1-3:30 p.m., 8825 East Prairie Road, Skokie. Donations appreciated. (847) 674-3473.

Congregation Beth Judea holds annual Passover wine tasting. 2-4 p.m., Route 83 and Hilltop Road, Long Grove. $5. RSVP (847) 634-0777.

Wednesday, March 7

Congregation Ezras Israel’s Sweet Singers hold meeting. 10 a.m., 7201 N. California, Chicago. (773) 764-8320.

Ezra-Habonim, the Niles Township Jewish Congregation’s Sisterhood holds “Passover: Food, Family and Tradition” luncheon. 11:30 a.m., 4500 Dempster, Skokie. $20 members, $25 non-members and door. (847) 675-4141.

Congregation Beth Judea presents Rabbi Klatzker in discussion of how the Qu’ran relates to Jews, Torah and Jewish Tradition. 8-9:15 p.m., Route 83 and Hilltop Road, Long Grove. RSVP (847) 634-0777.

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.

Friday, March 9

Congregation Beth Judea presents Moshe Noyovich, American Friends of Magen David Adom Senior Israel Representative, speaking on various AFMDA programs during Friday evening service. Route 83 and Hilltop Road, Long Grove. RSVP (847) 634-0777 and for information as to time of service.

Sunday, March 11

Chicago Jewish Historical Society present “Chicago Jewish Architects: A Legacy of Modernism.” 2 p.m., Temple Beth Israel, 3601 Dempster, Skokie. $10, free to Society members and TBI synagogue members. (312) 663-5634.

Ezra Habonim, the Niles Township Jewish Congregation presents historian Jonathan Brent, Executive Director and CEO of YIVO Institute for Jewish Research speaking on ”Rare Works and the Reclamation of the Cultural History of European Jews.” 3 p.m., 4500 Dempster, Skokie. (847) 675-4141.

Beth Hillel Bnai Emunah Congregation and Beit Musica present “Bchol Dor Vador,” a Jewish music concert featuring composer Noah Aronson, Cantor Pavel Roytman, Laurie Akers, the BHBE and Or Shalom childrens’ choirs and Todd Kessler. 3 p.m., Lakeside Congregation for Reform Judaism, 1221 Lake Cook Road, Highland Park. $20 advance, $25 door. (847) 256-1213 or (847) 432-7950.

Keshet holds 30th Annual Keshet Rainbow Banquet honoring Milt’s Barbecue for the Perplexed, Agudath Israel of Illinois, Brad and Jennifer Kotler. Hyatt Regency Chicago. For information as to location address, cost and time call (847) 205-1234 or see keshet.org.

Friday, March 16

Congregation Beth Shalom holds “Shabbat with a Twist” for families with children up to pre-K. 11-11:45 a.m., 3433 Walters Ave., Northbrook. (847) 498-4100.

Sunday, March 18

Emanuel Congregation presents Alan Solow, former advisor to Obama Administration, discussing “Jewish Perspective from the White House.” 10:30 a.m., 5959 N. Sheridan Road, Chicago. (312) 485-0053.

Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies holds “Allan and Norma Harris Day of Jewish Study.” 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Norris University Center, Wildcat room 101, 1999 Campus Drive, Evanston. (847) 491-2612.

StandWithUs Chicago presents “The BDS Movement: The New Antisemitism on Campus.” 11:30 a.m., Temple Jeremiah, 937 N. Happ Road, Northfield. (847) 441-5760.

Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning & Leadership presents former governors Jennifer Granholn (D-Michigan) and Mike Huckabee (R-Arkansas) in Critical Conversations Series inaugural event. 4:30 p.m., 610 S. Michigan Chicago. $36. spertus.edu/conversation.

Thursday, March 22

Debbie Sue Goodman presents “An Evening of Comedy & Music.” 8-9 p.m., Rock House, 1742 Glenview Road, Glenview. (224) 616-3062.

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