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.
Sunday, December 2
“The Coming Third Era” of Judaism will be discussed at a breakfast, starting at 10:15 a.m. at Ezra-Habonim, the Niles Township Jewish Congregation, 4500 Dempster, Skokie. Leading the program will be Dan Libenson, founder and president of The Institute for the Next Jewish Future, which is a hub for ideas, education, and action dedicated to accelerating bold innovation in Jewish life. Libenson will share his thoughts about today’s Judaism which he sees as a time of transition. “It is analogous to the 40 years in the wilderness, the Babylonian exile or the Yavneh period which was the birth of rabbinic Judaism,” Libenson says. Cost for the breakfast if $5 for members and $8 for non-members and at-the-door. For reservations or for further information, call the synagogue office at 847-675-4141.
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.