Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois presents Mike Karsen speaking on “Resources for Jewish Genealogy in Chicagoland- What’s New.”

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.

Sunday, October 21

Folks Operetta presents “Forbidden Opera: Reclaiming The Lost Music of the Second World War.” 2 p.m., Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie. $35. Ticket purchase at folksoperatta.org.

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.

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

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 ilholocaustmuseum.org.

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.

Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center shows documentary film by Serena Dykma retracing her grandmother’s Auschwitz survival story. 2-4:30 p.m., 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie. Free with Museum admission. Reservations required (847) 967-4800 or ilholocaustmuseum.org.

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 jewish-studies@northwestern.edu.

Thursday, November 1

Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center presents “Faith, Hope and a Harrowing Escape. A Conversation with Mohammed Al Samawi, Justin Hefter and Daniel Pincus” followed by book signing. 6:30-8 p.m., 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie. $15, $12 Museum members. Reservations required (847) 967-4800 or ilholocaustmuseum.org.

Friday, November 2

Congregation Beth Shalom holds “Shabbat with a Twist” for families with children up to Pre-K. 11-11:45 a.m.; also Friday, November 16. 3433 Walters, Northbrook. (847) 498-4100.

Sunday, November 4

Congregation Beth Judea Sisterhood holds “Hanukkah Bazaar.” 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Rt. 83 and Hilltop Road, Long Grove. (847) 634-0777.

Congregation Beth Shalom holds “Holiday Boutique.” 9a.m.-3 p.m., 3433 Walters, Northbrook. (847) 498-4100.

North Shore Congregation Israel hosts original musical “Freedom Song.” 12:30 p.m., 1185 Sheridan Road, Glencoe. (847) 835-0724

Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center shows documentary film “The Good Nazi.” 1-3 p.m., 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie. Free with Museum admission. Reservations required (847) 967-4800 or ilholocaustmuseum.org.

Chicago Jewish Historical Society presents Frances O’Cherony Archer in illustrated talk on “Dr. Theodore B. Sachs, Chicago’s Champion Fighter Against Tuberculosis.” 2 p.m., Kehillat Chovevei Tzion, 9220 N. Crawford, Skokie. $10 door. Historical Society and Synagogue members are free. (312) 663-5634

StandWithUs Chicago holds “Campus Champions Gala” featuring keynote speaker Colonel Richard Kemp and honoring Zahava Wein and David N. Jonas. 5 p.m., B’nai Jehoshua Beth Elohim, 1201 Lake Cook Road, Deerfield. For more information, call (708) 733-7010.

Wednesday, November 7

Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center commemorates 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht featuring keynote speaker, Mark Weitzman. 7-8:30 p.m., 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie. Reservations required (847) 967-4800 or ilholocaustmuseum.org.

Friday, November 9

Ezra-Habonim, the Niles Township Jewish Congregation holds dinner and special service in remembrance of “Kristallnacht.” 6:30 p.m., 4500 Dempster, Skokie. $25, $12 ages 6-12, free under age 5. (847) 675-4141.

Temple Beth Israel Brotherhood holds “Veterans Shabbat and Kristallnacht Service.” 7:30 p.m., 3601 W. Dempster, Skokie. For more information (847) 675-0951.

Saturday, November 10

Congregation Yehuda Moshe holds annual ”Night of Knowledge” featuring 8 speakers  in 2 sessions. 8 p.m., 4721 W. Touhy, Lincolnwood. For more information call (847) 673-5870.

Sunday, November 11

Beth Hillel Congregation Bnai Emunah Sisterhood holds “Holiday Boutique.” 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., 3220 Big Tree Lane, Wilmette. (847) 256-1213.

Temple Beth Israel Brotherhood holds “Blood Drive.” 8 a.m.-noon, 3601 W. Dempster, Skokie. For more information (847) 675-0951.

Saturday, November 17

Congregation Beth Shalom presents “Havdalah, Dinner and a Movie” showing film, “A Tale of Love and Darkness.” 5:30-10 p.m., 3433 Walters, Northbrook. $18 members, $25 non-members. RSVP (847) 498-4100 ext. 11.

Sunday, November 18

Temple Beth Israel Sisterhood holds “Artisan Faire.” 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 3601 W. Dempster, Skokie. (847) 675-0951.

Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois presents Mike Karsen speaking on “Resources for Jewish Genealogy in Chicagoland- What’s New.” 2 p.m., Temple Beth-El, 3610 Dundee Road, Northbrook. JGSI research library and genealogy help desk opens at 12:30 p.m. (312) 666-0100.

StandWithUs Chicago holds “Hindu/Jewish Festival of Lights” featuring comedian Samson ”Mahatma Moses” Koletkar. 5 p.m., Temple Beth-El, 3610 Dundee Road, Northbrook. $10, pre-registration, $20 door. For Pre-registration and more information, www.standwithus.com/HinduJewishFOL.

Wednesday, November 21

Congregation Beth Shalom holds “Family Bingo Night.” Cost includes dinner, desert and one bingo card per person. 5 p.m., 3433 Walters, Northbrook. $9 ages 14 and over, $7 ages 3-9. Free under 3. Register (847) 498-4100.

Friday, November 30

Congregation Beth Shalom holds “Shabbat b’Yachad Dinner and Service.” 6 p.m., 3433 Walters, Northbrook. $12 adult. RSVP (847) 498-4100 ext. 11.

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