Sunday, September 15
“A Guide to Sephardic Genealogy” will be family historian Sarina Roffé’s presentation topic at 2 p.m. at the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois meeting at Temple Beth-El, 3610 Dundee Road, Northbrook. Sign-in, networking, and the JGSI genealogy help desk and research library will open at 12:30 p.m. For more information, go to https://jgsi.org/event-3163800 or call 312-666-0100.
Join the families of Ezra-Habonim, the Niles Township Jewish Cong., 4500 Dempster, Skokie, as they go apple picking in Wisconsin. Cost for the day is $5 per person and includes snacks for everyone. The cost of the apples can vary between $1 and $2 a pound. For further information or reservation, call 847-675-4141.
Wednesday, September 18
The Sweet Singers of Congregation Ezras Israel will present a program of Jewish Songs and Songs of the Sixties at Lincolnwood Manor at 11 a.m.
Thursday, September 19
Center for Jewish Life will host a chartered boat cruise aboard the Anita Dee at 6 p.m. There will be an open bar, music, refreshments, and a beautiful night on the Chicago River. If you are interested, call 312-664-7770 or email Levi@centerforjewishlife.com.
Friday, September 20
A special Friday night Shabbat program at Ezra-Habonim, the Niles Township Jewish Congregation, 4500 Dempster, Skokie, will include a kosher dinner catered by Shaevitz Uptown BBQ and religious services led by Rabbi Jeffrey Weill, spiritual leader of the synagogue. Menu for the dinner will include BBQ brisket, rotisserie chicken, roasted red potatoes, house slaw and dinner salad. Adult members are $22 per person. Adult non-members are $25 per person. Children six to twelve are $11 per person and children under age five are free. Call 847-675-4141.
Sunday, September 22
Temple Beth Israel ‘s Adult Education and Brotherhood, 3601 W, Dempster St., Skokie, presents Margaret McMullan at 9 a.m. McMullan will speak about her new memoir, ‘Where the Angels Lived: Our Family’s Story of Loss, Exile and Return.’ The program is free and open to the community. 847-675-0951.
Sunday, October 27
Chicago Jewish Historical Society program “Tables Turned on Them.” Michael J. Greenberg will present a video and discuss his book on Jewish GIs who guarded and cared for German POWs in the USA in WWII. 2 p.m. Emanuel Congregation, 5959 N. Sheridan Rd., Chicago. Social hour with kosher pastries to follow. General admission $10 per person at the door. Free to CJHS and Emanuel members. info@chicagojewishhistory. (312) 663-5634.