Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Ezra-Habonim, the Niles Township Jewish Congregation presents Lenny Dave in “100 Years of Comedy.”

Sunday, October 14

Temple Beth-El holds “Autumn Pop-Up Boutique.” 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 3610 Dundee Road, Northbrook. (847) 205-9982.

Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center presents “Grand Tango Due: From Tango to Klezmer.” 1:30-3 p.m., 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie. $10. Free to Museum members. Reservations required (847) 967-4800 or

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

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

Oakton Community College presents Phyllis Lassner, Ph.D. in free public lecture on “History in Film: Representations of the Holocaust.” 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. 7701 N. Lincoln Ave., Room C140, Skokie. (47) 635-1810.

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

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

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.

Chicago Park District presents “Arts in the Dark Halloween Parade.” 6-8 p.m., State Street, Lake to Van Buren, Chicago. (312) 742-7529.

Congregation Kneseth Israel presents Charles Troy in multimedia presentation on the Creation of Fiddler on the Roof. 7:30 p.m., 330 Division Street, Elgin. $12.50 advance, $15 door. (847) 602-0246.

Ezra-Habonim, the Niles Township Jewish Congregation presents Lenny Dave in “100 Years of Comedy.” 7:30 p.m., 4500 Dempster, Skokie. $40 advance, $45 door. (847) 675-4141.

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

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

Max and Benny’s Restaurant presents author David Fantle on its Author Night. 7-8 p.m., 461 Waukegan Road, Northbrook. <>

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

Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center presents “An Evening of Unity.” 6:30-8 p.m., 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie. $10. Reservations required (847) 967-4800 or

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

Temple Beth Israel Sisterhood holds Annual Membership Luncheon. 1 p.m., 3601 W. Dempster, Skokie. Free for paid Sisterhood members. Payment accepted at door. (847) 675-0951.

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.

Monday, October 29

Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies presents University of Chicago Professor Paul Mendes-Flohr speaking on “Between Jesus and Paul: From Apologetics to Jewish Theological Affirmations in 20th Century Germany” at 5 p.m. Norris University Center, Northwestern Room, 202, 1999 Campus Dr., Evanston campus. No RSVP required. See

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