Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies holds “Allan and Norma Harris Day of Jewish Study.”

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.

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

Wednesday, March 14

Ezra Habonim, the Niles Township Jewish Congregation Sisterhood holds book review and discussion of “The Bridal Chair” a novel about artist Marc Chagall. 10:30 a.m., 4500 Dempster, Skokie. Reservations (847) 675-4141.

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 Granholm (D-Michigan) and Mike Huckabee (R-Arkansas) in Critical Conversations Series inaugural event. 4:30 p.m., 610 S. Michigan Chicago. $36.

Tuesday, March 20

Keturah Hadassah holds meeting and program on “Remarkable Jewish Women Inventors” with speaker Hyma Levin. 12:30 p.m., Mayer Kaplan JCC, 5050 Church, Skokie. $3. (630) 294-7247.

Wednesday, March 21

Chicago International Film Festival shows Israeli TV drama “Your Honor.” AMC River East, 322 E. Illinois St., Chicago $10. (312) 683-0121 or

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.

Saturday, March 24

Temple Beth Israel presents “Not Your Grandma’s Bingo-the Sequel.” 7 p.m., 3601 W. Dempster, Skokie. $25. Register (847) 675-0951.

Sunday, March 25

Congregation Beth Shalom holds “Passover Dessert Chocolate Seder” for families with special needs. 2-3:30 p.m., 3433 Walters Ave., Northbrook.  RSVP (847) 498-4100 or

Congregation Solel holds “A Women’s Seder to Celebrate.” 5 p.m., 1301 Clavey Road, Highland Park. $36 or $360 for table of ten. (847) 433-3555

Saturday, March 31

Temple Beth Israel (TBI) holds annual Congregational Second Seder. TBI to provide traditional meal. Please bring for your family: hard boiled, peeled eggs; Kosher for Passover matzah, wine and/or grape juice. 6-9 p.m., 3601 W. Dempster, Skokie. $36 adults, $12 children 2-12. Reservations (847) 675-0951.

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