Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Anshe Emet Synagogue holds “Conversation with Ron Dermer,” Israel’s Ambassador to the United States.

Sunday, June 3

Friends of Yad Sarah presents Adele Goldberg speaking on Israel’s Critical Needs, Yad Sarah’s Life-Changing Solutions. 9:30 a.m., Lake Shore Drive Synagogue, 70 E. Elm St., Chicago. RSVP (312) 337-6811 or lsds70@yahoo.com.

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

Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership presents “Women of Jewish Comedy.” 2-3:30 p.m., 610 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago. $18, $10 Spertus members, $8 students and Spertus alumni. (312) 322-1773 or eventbrite.com/e/women-of-jewish-comedy-tickets-43174480032.

Skokie Valley Agudath Jacob presents David Shyovitz speaking on “The Islamic Golden Age and the Translation of Jewish Culture.” 8 p.m., 8825 E. Prairie Road, Skokie. Register (847) 674-3472.

Tuesday, June 5

Anshe Emet Synagogue holds “Conversation with Ron Dermer,” Israel’s Ambassador to the United States. 8 p.m., 3751 N. Broadway, Chicago. (773) 281-1423. Register at: tinyurl.com/rondermer2018.

Thursday, June 7

Jewish Council on Urban Affairs holds 2018 Acts of Change Dinner honoring Peggy Slater. 5:45 p.m. Galleria Marchetti, 825 Erie St., Chicago. For more information and to register contact (312) 663-0960 or postmaster@jcua.org.

Sunday, June 10

Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership holds “Gallery Talk” with artists Nelly Agassi, Dianna Frid, Matthew Girson, Roni Packer and Rana Siegel discussing their work. 3 p.m., 610 S. Michigan, Chicago. Reservations appreciated. (312) 322-1700.

Skokie Valley Agudath Jacob presents David Shyovitz speaking on “Spreading Secrets: Philosophical and Mystical Esotericism in Medieval Sephard.” 8 p.m., 8825 E. Prairie Road, Skokie. Register (847) 674-3472.

Wednesday, June 13

Ezra-Habonim, the Niles Township Jewish Congregation presents “Jewish Short Stories with Rabbi Jeffrey Weill.” 3 p.m., also 3 p.m. Wednesdays, June 20 and June 27. 4500 Dempster, Skokie. (847) 675-4141.

Friday, June 15

Congregation Beth Shalom holds “Shabbat with a Twist” for families with children up to Pre-K. 11-11:45 a.m., 3433 Walters, Northbrook. (847) 498-4100.

Turning Point Behavioral Health Center holds “Annual Rising to the Challenge Benefit” honoring Sara Moscato Howe, MS, CHES, Chief Executive Officer of the Illinois Association for Behavioral Health and emceed by Mary Ann Ahern. 6-9 p.m., Evanston Golf Club, 4401 Dempster, Skokie. $200. Reservations and more information (847) 933-0051 ext. 442.

Sunday, June 17

Skokie Valley Agudath Jacob presents David Shyovitz speaking on “Piety and Polemic: The Jews of Medieval Ashkenaz.” 8 p.m., 8825 E. Prairie Road, Skokie. Register (847) 674-3472.

Saturday, June 23

Congregation Beth Shalom holds “Shabbat Yoga Session.” Bring your own mat. 11 a.m.-noon, 3433 Walters, Northbrook. (847) 498-4100.

Sunday, June 24

Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois holds annual meeting featuring “Kvell and Tell” program. 2 p.m., Temple Beth-El, 36610 Dundee Road, Northbrook.  (312) 666-0100. (Research library opens at 12:30 p.m.)

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  1. Zephaniah Lowell Gerald Stein | June 3, 2018 at 3:52 pm | Reply

    Why the negativity of American Jews toward president Trump?

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