Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Adult Jewish Education Co-op presents Lena Kushnir, Ed.D., Head of School at Solomon Schechter Day School, speaking on “Preparing Our Hearts and Souls for the New Year.”

Saturday, September 1

Aitz Hayim for Jewish Living presents Joel Braunold leading discussion exploring whether Israel and American Jews are moving in opposite directions. 7-9 p.m., Infinity Foundation, 1280 Skokie Road, Highland Park. Registration required. (847) 835-3232 or aitzhayim@gmail.com.

Sunday, September 2

Friendship Circle of Illinois holds “ChicagoWalk4Friendship” through the streets of Northbrook featuring music, refreshments and a carnival. For more information or to create account for participation, contact info@fcil.org.

Tuesday, September 4

Adult Jewish Education Co-op presents Lena Kushnir, Ed.D., Head of School at Solomon Schechter Day School, speaking on “Preparing Our Hearts and Souls for the New Year.” 10 a.m.-noon. 3210 Dundee Road, Northbrook. $15. (847) 363-0000.

Wednesday, September 5

Ezra-Habonim, the Niles Township Jewish Congregation Sisterhood holds “Opening Luncheon and Fashion Show” with collections from Macy’s. 11:30 a.m., 4500 Dempster, Skokie. $25 members, $28 guests, $30 door. (847) 675-4141.

Sweet Singers of Congregation Ezras Israel performs. 2:30 p.m., Park Plaza, 6840 N. Sacramento, Chicago.

Thursday, September 6

Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership holds opening reception of exhibition by mid-century artist Todros Geller, “Strange Worlds.”  5:30-8 p.m., 610 S. Michigan, Chicago. Reservations appreciated (312) 322-1270 or info@spertus.edu.

Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center Women’s Leadership Committee holds “End of Summer Soiree” with food, drink and entertainment. 6 p.m., Rockwell on the River, 3057 N. Rockwell, Chicago. RSVP (847) 967-4821 or wlc@ilhmec.org.

Friday, September 7

Congregation Beth Shalom holds “Shabbat with a Twist” for families with children up to Pre-K, also on Friday, September 21. 11-11:45 a.m., 3433 Walters, Northbrook. (847) 498-4100.

Sunday, September 16

Congregation Beth Shalom holds Blood Drive with flu shots (for a fee.) 8 a.m.-1 p.m., 3433 Walters, Northbrook. (847) 498-4100.

Temple Beth Israel Sisterhood holds “Bake Sale and Cookie Walk.” 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 3601 Dempster, Skokie. (847) 675-0951.

Sunday, September 26

Ketura Hadassah holds ice cream social in the Sukkah with speaker Lori Sagarin. 12:30 p.m., Lincolnwood Jewish Congregation A.G. Beth Israel, 7117 N. Crawford, Lincolnwood. $3. (847) 674-4468.

Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center shows documentary film “Who Will Write Our History?” the story of the Oyneg Shabes Archive, buried on the eve of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, followed by production notes by Producer/Director Roberta Grossman. 1-3:30 p.m., 9603 Woods Dr., Skokie. $5 members, $15 adults, $10 seniors, $8 students (includes museum admission.). Reservations required (847) 967-4889 or ilholocaustmuseum.org.

Thursday, September 27

Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center presents Noah Lederman speaking about his book, “A World Erased” followed by a book signing. 6:30-8 p.m., 9603 Woods Dr., Skokie. Free with Museum admission. Reservations required (847) 967-4889 or ilholocaustmuseum.org.

Sunday, September 30

Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center holds Babi Yar Commemoration featuring Campanella Children’s Choir and keynote address by Dr. Elliot Lefkovitz. 1:30-3:30 p.m., 9603 Woods Dr., Skokie. Free program. Reservations required (847) 967-4889 or ilholocaustmuseum.org.

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