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, 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.

Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership presents author Alexandra Salomon in conversation about her new book, “Momento Park” followed by reception and book signing. 10:30 a.m., 610 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago. $5. (312) 322-1700.

Ezra-Habonim, the Niles Township Jewish Congregation Sisterhood holds “Unique Boutique.” 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m., 4500 Dempster, Skokie. (847) 675-4141.

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.

Jewish Montessori school holds “Open House.” 1:30-3 p.m., 2740 W. Touhy, Chicago. (773) 789-9579.

Congregation Etz Chaim presents author Alexandra Salomon in conversation about her new book, “Momento Park” followed by reception and book signing. 10:30 a.m., 1710 S. Highland Ave., Lombard. (630) 627-9123.

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.

Highland Park Public Library presents author Alexandra Salomon in conversation about her new book, “Momento Park” led by facilitator Rachel Kamin followed by reception and book signing. 7 p.m., 494 Laurel Ave., Highland Park. (847) 432-0216.

Monday, November 19

Marion Usher, an expert on interfaith relationships and author of the book “One Couple Two Faiths: Stories of Love and Religion,” will be giving a lecture and workshop on the challenges and rewards of interfaith relationships, and how interfaith couples are integral to supporting truly inclusive Judaism. 6:45 p.m. at Temple Sholom of Chicago, 3480 N Lake Shore Drive. The event is free and open to the public. (773)-435-1542.

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.

Saturday, December 1

Associated Talmud Torahs of Chicago presents Rabbi Dani Staum speaking on how to foster atmosphere of derech eretz in our homes. 8 p.m., 8233 Central Park Ave., Skokie. (773) 973-2828.

Strawdog Theatre Company presents “Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins.” 1 p.m., 1802 W. Berenice Ave., Chicago. Running through January 5. $20-$25. www.strawdog.org.

Thursday, December 6

Rock House presents “An Evening of Comedy & Music” with author and comedian Debbie Sue Goodman and friends. 7-8:30 p.m., 1742 Glenview Road, Glenview. (224) 616-3062.

Friday, December 7

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

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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