Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Ezra-Habonim, the Niles Township Jewish Congregation Sisterhood presents Cynthia Lerner acting out a historic portrayal of Golda Meir.

Saturday, October 6

Congregation Beth Shalom holds Blessing of the Pets. 1:30 p.m., 3433 Walters, Northbrook. (847) 498-4100.

Sunday, October 7

The Book Bin! presents author of “The Cast,” Amy Blumenfeld and Lisa Barr, author of “Fugitive Colors” in conversation. 11 a.m., 1151 Church Street, Northbrook. Elise Levine Cooper <eliselevinecoooper@gmail.com>.

Ezra-Habonim, the Niles Township Jewish Congregation holds apple picking event. Caravan to Wisconsin starts at 1 p.m., 4500 Dempster, Skokie. $5 plus costs of apples picked. For more information (847) 675-4141.

Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center presents “Activists and Icons: The Photographs of Steve Schapiro” moderated by Professor Erik S. Gilman, 2-3:30 p.m., 9603 Woods Dr., Skokie. Free with Museum admission. Reservations required (847) 967-4889 or ilholocaustmuseum.org.

Beth Hillel Congregation Bnai Emunah’s Men’s Club holds “Scotch and Steak in the Sukkah.” 5-8 p.m., 3220 Big Tree Lane, Wilmette. $40 for steak, $36 for veggie burger. RSVP (847) 256-1213.

Tuesday, October 9

Congregation Beth Judea hosts pizza dinner and live stream presentation from the Jewish Theological Seminary on how to deal with Hate: Why We Should Resist it with Free Speech, Not Censorship. 6 p.m., Route 83 and Hilltop Road, Long Grove. $8. RSVP (847) 634-0777 or bethjudea.org.

Congregation Ezras Israel’s “Sweet Singers” perform. 7 p.m., Lincolnwood Place, 7000 N. McCormick, Lincolnwood. (773) 764-0336.

Wednesday, October 10

Ezra-Habonim, the Niles Township Jewish Congregation Sisterhood presents Cynthia Lerner acting out a historic portrayal of Golda Meir. 11:30 a.m., 4500 Dempster, Skokie.  $20 Sisterhood members, $25 non-members and door. (847) 675-4141.

Simon Wiesenthal Center presents film “Walking with Destiny” about Winston Churchill. 7 p.m., Wilmette Theater, 1122 Central Ave., Wilmette. $18. Purchase tickets wiesenthal.com/churchill2018. For more information (312) 981-0105.

Thursday, October 11

ORT Chicago holds annual Ort Business Leaders Lunch. 11:30 a.m., Standard Club, 320 S. Plymouth Court, Chicago. For registration details, please contact (847) 291-0475.

Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center presents author Christian Picciolini discussing his book “White American Youth: My Descent into America’s Most Violent Hate Movement-and How I Got Out” followed by book signing. 6:30-8 p.m., 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie. Free with Museum admission. . Reservations required (847) 967-4889 or ilholocaustmuseum.org.

Friday, October 12

Temple Beth Israel holds “Pink Shabbat” service followed by screening of the documentary, “Grace.” 7:30 p.m., 3601 W. Dempster, Skokie. For more information (847) 675-0951.

Sunday, October 14

Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois holds meeting and presents Scott E. Meyer speaking on “Resurrecting Grandpa’s Store.” 2 p.m. (Library opens at 12:30 p.m.) Temple Beth-El, 3610 Dundee Road, Northbrook. (312) 666-0100.

Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership presents human rights activist Ruth Messinger speaking on Responsibility in a Global Age- Leadership Lessons from a Lifetime. 2-3:30 p.m., 610 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago. $18. $10 Spertus members. $8 students and alumni. RSVP (312) 322-1700.

Chicago Jewish Historical Society presents Harvey Choldin lecturing on “Chicago Jewish Architects: Three Memorable Modernists: Ezra Gordon, John Macsai and Milton Schwartz.” 2 p.m., Emanuel Congregation, 5959 N. Sheridan Road, Chicago. $10 at door. Free to CJHS and Emanuel members. (312) 663-5634.

Tuesday, October 16

Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center holds “Friends, Fun and Games Day.” Please bring your own Mahjong sets, Canasta cards, Rumy Q, Scrabble or other games. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie. $65 members. $85 non-members. RSVP for reservations (847) 967-4505 or gameday@ilhmec.org.

Wednesday, October 17

Ezra-Habonim, the Niles Township Jewish Congregation Sisterhood holds special birthday brunch for its Book Club Chair, Dorothy Lipstadt turning 98, and discusses the biography of Golda Meir. 10 a.m., 4500 Dempster, Skokie. Reservations (847) 675-4141.

Thursday, October 18

Congregation Beth Judea holds wine and appetizer reception for opening of art exhibit by 100 different Israeli artists running through October 21. 6 p.m., Route 83 and Hilltop Road, Long Grove. $10. RSVP (847) 634-0777 or bethjudea.org.

Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema runs October 18-28. For tickets, sponsorships and more information go to israelifilmchi.org.

Friday, October 19

Congregation Beth Shalom holds Shabbat B’Yachad Family Dinner and Service. 6 p.m. 3433 Walters, Northbrook. $25 immediate family. $10 additional adult. RSVP (847) 498-4100.

Saturday, October 20

Ketura Hadassah goes to “Wiesenthal.” 8 p.m., also 2 p.m., October 21, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. $48-$68. More information and questions, call Rosanne Sangerman (773) 761-6862.

Monday, October 22

Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation holds Fall Benefit Luncheon featuring actress and author Jill Kargman. 11 a.m., Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan, Chicago. For tickets and more information, (312) 926-7133 or lynnsage.org.

Congregation Ezras Israel’s “Sweet Singers” perform. 2 p.m., Dobson Plaza, 120 Dodge Ave., Evanston. (773) 764-0336.

Wednesday, October 24

Congregation Beth Judea Sisterhood holds annual membership dinner. 6 p.m.,  Route 83 and Hilltop Road, Long Grove. $40 members, $54 non-members. RSVP (847) 634-0777.

Thursday, October 25

Congregation Beth Shalom holds The Big Babka Bake hands-on workshop. 6:30-9:30 p.m. 3433 Walters, Northbrook. $27 non-members. Register (847) 498-4100.

Saturday, October 27

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

Sunday, October 28

Hebrew Seminary, a Rabbinical School for Deaf & Hearing holds panel discussion on “New Dimensions in Medicine: Where Body and Soul Meet.” 2-3:30 p.m., 4435 W. Oakton, Skokie. (847) 679-4113.

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