Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership holds “Israeli Soul” Cookbook and release celebration with James Beard winning chef Michael Solomonov and restaurateur Steven Cook.

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.

No Shame On U holds 4th Annual Event featuring Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison speaking on “An Unquiet Mind: Professional and Personal Insights about Living with Depression and Bipolar Illness.” 7 p.m., Holiday Inn, North Shore Skokie, 5300 W. Touhy, Skokie. Starting at $36. Tickets and more information at: www.nsou2018.eventbrite.com.

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.

Shir Tikvah holds dinner and presents USCJ scholar in residence, Shalom Orzach speaking on the “State” of the Jews followed by service. 6 p.m., 1424 W. 183rd Street, Homewood. Reservations and more information: (708) 249-6194.

Saturday, November 3  

Shir Tikvah holds Shabat service followed by Kiddush and presents USCJ scholar in residence, Shalom Orzach speaking “On being a citizen of the modern world.” 9:45 a.m., 1424 W. 183rd Street, Homewood. For more information: (708) 249-6194.

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.

Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation (JRC), 303 Dodge Ave., Evanston, will host a Racial Equity Book Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The fair will highlight books featuring diverse characters as protagonists and books expressly about racial equity. Special guest Tania Richard will engage in a one-hour dialogue with families about how parents and guardians can talk about race and racism with their kids beginning at 10:30. For more information call 847-328-7678 or go to www.jrc-evanston.org.

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

Ezra-Habonim, the Niles Township Jewish Congregation Sisterhood holds book and author luncheon reviewing “The Girl From Berlin” by Ron Balson. 11:30 a.m., 4500 Dempster, Skokie. $20 Sisterhood members, $25 non-members and at door.  Reservations: (847) 675-4141.

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.

Thursday, November 8

Keshet holds first day-long “Chicagoland Leadership Project with LGBTQ Inclusion Summit” at Beth Emet The Free Synagogue, 1224 Dempster, Evanston. Participating will be Chicago’s Response Center, JCC Chicago, Anshe Emet Synagogue and leaders from 21 Chicago–area organizations. For more information contact www.keshetonline.org.   

Chicago Loop Synagogue holds “Kristallnacht Remembered” program with Hazzan Alberto Mizrahi of Anshe Emet Synagogue and Cantor Steven Stoehr of Congregation Beth Shalom of Northbrook. 6 p.m., 16 S. Clark Street, Chicago. RSVP loopadmn@chiloopsyn.org or (312) 346-7370.

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

Lincolnwood Jewish Congregation A.G. Beth Israel presents Dr. Silvia Panitch speaking on “How to Improve Brain Health and Prevent Dementia.” 10 a.m., 7117 N. Crawford, Linconwood. (847) 676-0491.

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.

Beth Hillel Bnai Emunah Congregation Men’s Club holds breakfast featuring guest speaker Phil Andrew, director of anti-violence programs for Archdiocese of Chicago and survivor of Winnetka school shooting 30 years ago. 9:45 a.m., 3220 Big Tree Lane, Wilmette. For more information (847) 256-1213.

Temple Beth Israel presents author Dr. Marion Usher discussing his book “Love and Religion: An Interfaith Workshop for Jews and Their Partners.” 10 a.m., 3601 W. Dempster, Skokie. (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.

Thursday, November 29

Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership holds “Israeli Soul” Cookbook and release celebration with James Beard winning chef Michael Solomonov and restaurateur Steven Cook.  7-9 p.m., 610 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago. For more information call (312) 922-1700.

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.

Tuesday, December 11

Jewish War Veterans, Buffalo Grove Post & Auxiliary #89 holds annual “Chanukah Celebration.” 11:30 a.m., Continental Restaurant, 788 S. Buffalo Grove Road, Buffalo Grove. For more information call Sue at (847) 383-6787.

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