Events Coming Up In Jewish Chicago

A special Friday night Shabbat program at Ezra-Habonim, the Niles Township Jewish Congregation, will include a kosher dinner and religious services led by Rabbi Jeffrey Weill.

Sunday, August 12

Ezra-Habonim, the Niles Township Jewish Congregation presents Cantor Benjamin Warschawski in concert, “Musical Memories-An Evening of Favorites!” with dessert buffet. 7 p.m., 4500 W. Dempster, Skokie. $40. (847) 675-4141.

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:

Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center shows film “Operation Finale” followed by discussion with Avner Avraham, former Mossad agent. 7 p.m., Century 12 Evanston, 1715 Maple Ave., Evanston. $36 donation. Plus ticket purchase. Reservations required, or (847) 967-4889.

Tuesday, August 14

Ketura Hadassah holds fundraiser. Dine out with friends and family and 20% of the pre-tax order goes to Ketura. 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Via Veneto restaurant, 6340 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. Reservations (773) 267-0888.

Friday, August 17

Ezra-Habonim, the Niles Township Jewish Congregation holds Friday night service featuring Rabbi Jeffrey Weill and the Koleinu Band. Bring chairs and blankets and picnic supper if you want to have an early dinner prior to service. 7 p.m., Devonshire Park, 4422 Greenwood, Skokie. (847) 675-4141.

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. Free admission. For more information contact:

Sunday, August 19

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.

Friday, August 24

Beth Hillel Bnai Emunah Congregation holds “Shabbat in the Shade” block party followed by service and dinner.  5 p.m., 3220 Big Tree Lane, Wilmette. Reservations (847) 256-1213.

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.

Tuesday, August 28

Ketura Hadassah presents Jerry Yusen speaking on the “Home Front-War Front-World War II.” 12:30 p.m., Lincolnwood Jewish Congregation, A.G. Beth Israel, 7117 N. Crawford Ave., Lincolnwood. $3. (847) 675-5873.

Decalogue Society of Lawyers holds Building Bridges Awards, “Honoring the Dreamers.” Honored will be Iraqi Mutual Aid society and HIAS Chicago. Kosher and Halal food will be served. 5:30 p.m., DePaul University College of Law, 1 East Jackson, 11th floor, Chicago. $10.

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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