Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Ezra-Habonim, the Niles Township Jewish Congregation Men’s Club holds brunch and presents “Jeff and Janis” performing music from the Great American Songbook-The Jewish Journey.

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.

Sunday, April 8

Beth Hillel Congregation Bnai Emunah presents “Resistance Movements and Partisans During the Holocaust.” 10:30 a.m., 3220 Big Tree Lane, Wilmette. (847) 256-1213.

Ezra-Habonim, the Niles Township Jewish Congregation Men’s Club holds brunch and presents “Jeff and Janis” performing music from the Great American Songbook-The Jewish Journey. 10:30 a.m., 4500 Dempster, Skokie. $15, $18 door. Reservations (847) 675-4141.

Congregation Beth Shalom (in Naperville) presents genealogist Alvin Holtzman speaking on “A DNA Discussion with a DNA Devotee” at Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois meeting. 6:30 p.m., 772 W. 5th Ave., Naperville. (312) 666-0100.

Wednesday, April 11

Ezra-Habonim, the Niles Township Jewish Congregation Sisterhood presents Executive Director of the Jewish National Fund in Chicago, Marlene Dodinval, at 70th anniversary of Israel luncheon. 11:30 a.m. 4500 Dempster, Skokie. $20 sisterhood members, $25 non-members. Reservations (847) 675-4141.

Friday, April 13

Temple Chai presents “The BDS Movement: the New Anti-Semitism on Campus.” 11:30 a.m., 1670 Checker Road, Long Grove. (847) 537-1771.

Aitz Hayim and North Shore Congregation Israel present Rabbi Steven Greenberg speaking on “Ways that Gay Jews can Live Jewishly” at Kabbalat Shabbat service followed by dinner. 6:15 p.m. Also 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 14 service followed by Kiddush lunch and continued study with Rabbi Greenberg. North Shore Congregation Israel, 1185 Sheridan Road, Glencoe. For Reservations and more information (847) 835-3232.

Temple Beth-El presents artist-in-residence, Noah Aronson, at Shabbat service. 7 p.m.; also 9:30 a.m., Saturday, April 14 service and casual minyan followed by “Lunch and Learn” brunch and a 7 p.m. evening concert featuring Aronson and his band. 3610 Dundee Road, Northbrook. For cost information and reservations, contact sfarwell@temple-beth-el.org or see www.temple-beth-el.org.

Sunday, April 15

Beth Hillel Congregation Bnai Emunah Men’s Club presents Dr. Bernd Wollschlaeger, son of a Nazi commander that converted to Judaism and became veteran of the Israel Defense Force, at “Food for Thought Breakfast.” 9:30 a.m., 3220 Big Tree Lane, Wilmette. Donations welcomed. (847) 256-1213.

Tuesday, April 17

The Consulate General of Israel to the Midwest holds “Yom HaZikaron: Israel’s Remembrance Day” ceremony followed by documentary film detailing the life mission of Col. Ilan Ramo “An Article of Hope.” 7 p.m., Beth Hillel Congregation Bnai Emunah, 3220 Big Tree Lane, Wilmette. Security check-in at 6 p.m. Photo ID required. culture@chicago.mfa.gov.il.

Thursday, April 19

Congregation Beth Judea presents Steven Peck (formerly of the Israeli Air Force) speaking about military hardware. 8 p.m., Route 83 and Hilltop Road, Long Grove. RSVP (847) 634-0777.

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