Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

The Selfhelp Home presents Dan Kuhn, LCWS speaking on “Use It or Lose It Minding Your Memory.”

Saturday, May 5

Beth Hillel Congregation Bnai Emunah holds “Inclusion Shabbat.” 11 a.m.-noon. Men’s Club Auditorium, 3220 Big Tree Lane, Wilmette. (847) 256-1213.

Congregation Beth Shalom holds “Shabba-Teen Shabbat Experience” for 9th-12th graders. 10:30 a.m.-noon, 3433 Walters, Northbrook. (847) 498-4100.

Sunday, May 6

Northwestern Medicine Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center presents a “Spring Patient and Family Symposium.” 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Bernard Weinger JCC, 300 Revere Drive, Northbrook. For registration and further information call (312) 926-8400 or visit parkinsons. nm.org.

Simon Wiesenthal Center hosts “Building Bridges on Campus: College Preparation for High School Students.” 11 a.m.-3 p.m., in Evanston. (Location address provided upon registration. Register at: http://bit.ly/bridgesoncampus.

SelfHelp Home presents mentalist Sidney Friedman. 11:30 a.m., 908 W. Argyle, Chicago. For tickets and more information (773) 271-0300.

Skokie Valley Agudath Jacob presents Malka Simkovich speaking on “Was Second Temple Judaism Really Sectarian? And if so, What’s a Sect?” 8 p.m., 8825 East Prairie Road, Skokie. Register (847) 674-3473.

Tuesday, May 8

Ketura Hadassah holds fundraiser at Graziano’s (20% of order goes to Ketura.) Dine  in or carry out. After 4 p.m., 5960 Touhy, Niles. (847) 647-4096

Thursday, May 10

Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership presents “A Bintel Brief: The Dear Abby Column of the Forverts.” 11 a.m., Oakton Community College, Skokie. 7701 Lincoln Ave., Skokie. (847) 635-1600

Friday, May 11

Congregation Beth Shalom holds “Shabbat B’Yachad Dinner and Service” for families with children first grade and younger. 6 p.m., 3433 Walters, Northbrook. $25 immediate family. RSVP to Matt: MRissien@BethShalomNB.org.

Saturday, May 12

Raue Center for the Arts presents Rita Rudner. 8 p.m., 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake. $35-$45.rauecenter.org or (815) 356-9212.

Sunday, May 13

Skokie Valley Agudath Jacob presents Malka Simkovich speaking on “Philo of Alexandria: His Life, Thought, and Lasting Impact.” 8 p.m., 8825 East Prairie Road, Skokie. Register (847) 674-3473.

Monday, May 14

Lincolnwood Jewish Congregation AG Beth Israel presents Chazzan Alberto Mizrahi in concert “The World of Jewish Music.” 8 p.m., 7117 N. Crawford, Lincolnwood. Tickets at (847) 676-0491.

Wednesday, May 16

Max and Benny’s Restaurant holds Albany Park Night. 5-8:30 p.m., 461 Waukegan Road, Northbrook. Register (272-9490) or info@masandbennys.com.

Ezra-Habonim, the Niles Township Jewish Congregation Men’s Club hosts Movie Night showing film “Everything Is Illuminated.” 7:30 p.m., 4500 Dempster, Skokie. $5. Reservations (847) 675-4141.

Friday, May 18

Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation presents “New Neighborhood Libraries and Affordable Senior Housing, Together: What’s Not to Like?” following Shabbat service. 8:15 p.m., 303 Dodge Ave., Evanston. (847) 328-7678 or nlitoff@jrc-evanston.org.

Tuesday, May 22

Ketura Hadassah presents singer Heather Braoudakis performing songs from the 1950’s. 12:30 p.m., Mayer Kaplan JCC, 5050 Church, Skokie. $3. (847) 673-0773.

Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center presents Dr. Jeffrey Shandler speaking on “And now I have to read in Jewish something.” 7 p.m., 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie. $10.  (847) 967-4800.

Tuesday, May 29

Mayer Kaplan JCC shows Episodes 1 and 2 of Israeli TV Series, Shtisel followed by discussion led by Malka Simkovitch. 7 p.m., 5050 Church, Skokie. $10. (847) 763-3500.

Skokie Valley Agudath Jacob presents Barry Wimpfheimer speaking on “The Talmud as Icon.” 8 p.m., 8825 East Prairie Road, Skokie. Register (847) 674-3473.

Wednesday, May 30

The Selfhelp Home presents Dan Kuhn, LCWS speaking on “Use It or Lose It Minding Your Memory.” 5:30-7 p.m. at 908 W. Argyle, Chicago. Complimentary valet parking provided. For more information and to RSVP contact Lisa Graziano (630) 499-6157 or lisag@alltrusthomecare.com.

Congregation Beth Shalom presents HAZAK light dinner and discussion for adults over age 55 featuring Rabbi Carl and Judy Wolkin: “A Jewish Year in Our Lives.” 6:30-8:15 p.m., 3433 Walters, Northbrook. $15 members, $20 non-members. RSVP (847) 498-4100.

Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois holds meeting featuring Alvin Holtzman speaking on “A DNA Discussion with a DNA Devotee.” 7 p.m. (help desk and library open at 5:30 p.m.) Temple Beth-El, 3610 Dundee Road, Northbrook. (312) 666-0100.

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