Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Chicago Jewish Historical Society holds bus tour of “Jewish Albany Park & Rogers Park.”

Sunday, July 15

Skokie Valley Agudath Jacob presents Ben Z. Katz speaking on “The Guide to the Perplexed.” 7 p.m., 8825 E. Prairie Road, Skokie. Register (847) 674-3472.

Wednesday, July 18

North Shore Center for The Performing Arts in Skokie presents Steve Solomon in “Cannoli, Latkes & Guilt!” 7:30 p.m., 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. $37-$45. For tickets, additional show times and costs call (847) 679-9501 ext. 3105.

Friday, July 20

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.

Congregation Beth Shalom holds “Tailgaiting Shabbat” with BBQ dinner. 6 p.m., 3433 Walters, Northbrook. $10 adult; $25 immediate family; (847) 498-4100.

Monday, July 23

Max and Benny’s Restaurant holds author night featuring Joni Hirsh Blackman, author and journalist. 7-8:30 p.m., 461 Waukegan Road, Northbrook. Registration,

Thursday, July 26

SelfHelp Home presents Rodell Rose in “The Filipino Tenor Sings Pop.” 6:45 p.m. 908 W. Argyle, Chicago.

Friday, July 27

Congregation Beth Shalom holds “Cookies & Milk Shabbat.” 6 p.m., 3433 Walters, Northbrook. $10 adult; $25 immediate family; (847) 498-4100.

Temple Beth Israel holds “Shabbat in the Park.” Bring your own dinner and dessert to share. 6:30 p.m., Lovelace Park, 2740 Gross Point Road, Evanston. (847) 675-0951.

Sunday, July 29

Temple Beth Israel holds mahjongg tournament. Please bring your own snack table and maj set. 12:30-4 p.m. $20. 3601 Dempster, Skokie. Registration (847) 675-0951.

Congregation Ezras Israel holds first annual pop-up kitchen featuring Indian cuisine. 5 p.m., 7001 N. California, Chicago. In advance: $15 members, $18 non-members. $18 members and $25 non-members, door. $12, kids under 10.

Sunday, August 5

StandWithUs, Chicago holds “Campus Crash Course,” for High Schoolers, College Students, Parents and Community Members. 10 a.m.-1 p.m., North Shore Congregation Israel, 1195 Sheridan Road, Glencoe. $18 advance only (includes lunch, snacks, swag, t-shirt and materials.) Advance Registration required:

Friday, August 3

Congregation Beth Shalom holds “Service Under the Stars: Fire & Ice Shabbat” to tour a fire truck and have ice cream prior to 5:15 p.m. services. 3433 Walters, Northbrook. (847) 498-4100.

Sunday, August 5

Congregation Beth Judea holds Rummage Sale. 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Rt. 83 and Hilltop Road, Long Grove. (847) 634-0777.

Friday, August 10

Congregation Beth Shalom holds “Service Under the Stars: Family Game Night Shabbat” following 6 p.m. Service. Prospective members welcome. 3433 Walters, Northbrook. (847) 498-4100.

Monday, August 13

Congregation Beth Shalom holds “Israel’s Gone Platinum: Celebrating 70 Years in Dance, Drama & Music” benefiting JNF Special in Uniform and CBS HUGS Program.  7 p.m., North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. $36 main floor, $25 balcony, $10 students. Tickets:

Saturday, August 18

Glenwood Avenue Organization holds Arts Festival with 120 artists, 3 stages, 36 bands, local food vendors. Also Sunday, August 19. Near Morse L Station, Rogers Park, Chicago. Free admission. For more information contact:

Chicago Jewish Historical Society holds bus tour of “Jewish Albany Park & Rogers Park.” 11:30 a.m. pick-up and 4 p.m. drop-off, Marriott Hotel, 540 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago. Pick-up noon and drop-off 3:30 p.m., Bernard Horwich JCC, 3002 W. Touhy, Chicago. $40 members, $45 non-members. Reservations: Leah Axelrod (847) 432-7003.

Saturday, August 25

LilFest presents Chicken Fat Klezmer Band appearing at Glenview Farmer’s Market, Wagner Road and Lake Street, Glenview. For exact time and location address contact Nancy Freeman (518) 576-9513

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

Thursday, August 30

SelfHelp Home holds “A Jazzy Evening of Thanks” featuring Alex Koffman and Gail Mangurten. 6:45 p.m., 908 W. Argyle, Chicago. (773)271-0300.

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