Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Chicago Jewish Day School holds celebration in honor of completion of Phase 1 of the CJDS New Campus Project. Sunday, June 3 at 10:30 a.m., 3730 N. California Ave., Chicago. RSVP (773) 271-2700.

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: 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

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 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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