Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

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.”

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

Max and Benny’s Restaurant holds author night featuring Ellis M. Goodman. 7-8:30 p.m., 461 Waukegan Road, Northbrook. Register or RSVP  (272-9490) or events@maxandbennys.com.

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@maxandbennys.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.

Wednesday, May 23

Max and Benny’s Restaurant holds “Trivia Night: Star Wars.” 7-8:30 p.m., 461 Waukegan Road, Northbrook. Registration and more information: info@maxandbennys.com or (847) 272-9490.

Friday, May 25

North Suburban Synagogue Beth El holds 70th Anniversary B’nai Mitzvah Reunion. 5-9 p.m. Also 8:50 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, May 26, 1175 Sheridan Road, Highland Park. Friday night dinner, $30 age 13 and under, $13 age 12 and under. Free on Saturday. Preregistration required: (847) 722-9142 or nssbethel.org.

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. 908 W. Argyle, Chicago. Complimentary valet parking provided. For more information and to RSVP contact Lisa Graziano (630) 499-6157 or lisag@alltrusthomecare.com. 1 hour continuing education credit provided for certain professionals.

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.

Thursday, May 31

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

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