Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

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.

Sunday, September 29

Beth Hillel Bnai Emunah’s Families with Little Apples and Honey Celebration,5 p.m. at BHBE, 3220 Big Tree Lane, Wilmette. Celebrate the New Year with Dinner/Song/Apples & Honey and Hear the Shofar. Free and open to the community.

At Aitz Hayim Center for Jewish Living, Rabbi Elan Babchuck will join multi Grammy winner Howard Levy and Cantor David Landau in creating an innovative, comforting, and stimulating High Holiday experience. High Holiday services are held at the Highland Park Community House, 1991 Sheridan Road, Highland Park. Babchuck, who teaches religious entrepreneurship and innovation through Harvard and Columbia Business Schools will draw from the multiple traditions in Judaism to facilitate spiritual and thought provoking opportunities. For more information, call: 847-835-3232, email: or visit:

Monday, September 30

Everyone is welcome to join our congregation at Birchwood Plaza for High Holiday services. Tickets are not necessary to attend. Services for Rosh Hashanah are Monday, Sept. 30 and Tuesday, Oct. 1, starting at 9:a.m.  Shofar blowing will be at 11 a.m. Kol Nidre service will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 6 p.m. and Yom Kippur service will be on Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 9 a.m. The location for the services is Congregation Anshe Lubavitch-Bnei Moishe at 1426 W. Birchwood Ave., Chicago.

Sunday, October 13

“The Ancient Law”: A Movie Concert Event. 1:30 p.m. at Illinois Holocaust Museum, 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie. The Ancient Law captures the creativity of Jewish filmmakers in 1920s Germany. A landmark film in German-Jewish cinematic history, Tickets: $10, free to museum members.

Wednesday, October 16

For the Jewish villagers of Kippenheim, no challenge was as urgent or formidable as escaping Nazi Germany, often by acquiring American visas. In his book, The Unwanted: America, Auschwitz, and a Village Caught in Between, Michael Dobbs painstakingly documents how several members of this small community struggled to find refuge and what obstacles stood in their way. Dobbs describes these individual stories of escape and tragedy and explores the human impact of Americans’ response to the refugee crisis in the 1930s and 1940s. 7 p.m. at North Shore Congregation, 1185 Sheridan Road, Glencoe. Also Thursday, Oct. 17 at Harold Washington Library Center, Cindy Pritzker Auditorium, 400 S State Street, Chicago. Free. For tickets:

Saturday, October 26

Congregation Beth Judea (Corner of Ill. Rt. 83 & Hilltop Road, Long Grove) invites the community to a Trivia Night at 8 p.m.  Dessert bar and drinks available.   Further information and questions can be directed to Lisa Neiman at 847-634-0777.   Partial proceeds go to The ARK.

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.  or (312) 663-5634.

“Resources for Jewish Genealogy in Chicagoland—What’s New” will be family historian Mike Karsen’s presentation topic at 2 p.m. at the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois meeting at Temple Beth-El, 3610 Dundee Road, Northbrook. Registration, networking, and the JGSI genealogy help desk and research library will open at 12:30 p.m. For more information, see or phone 312-666-0100.

Sunday, November 10

Temple Beth Israel and Sharsheret,  a national non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of Jewish women and families living with or at increased genetic risk for breast or ovarian cancer,  present “A Conversation with Adeena Sussman,” author of the new cookbook “Sababa:

Fresh, Sunny Flavors from My Israeli Kitchen.” 3601 W. Dempster St., Skokie. 10 a.m. Cost is $45 per person, which includes breakfast and an autographed copy of “Sababa.” Kosher dietary laws will be observed. For more information call TBI at 847-675-0951 or Sharsheret at 312-767-2045.

Sunday, November 24

Sisterhood Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster St., Skokie, presents its annual “Artisan Faire.” 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Handcrafted wares created by local artists include jewelry, knits, children’s clothes & accessories, ceramics, cards, fused glass, prints, soaps, Judaica and other fabulous products. Free gift wrap. Free admittance. Food available for purchase. For more information call 847-675-0951.

“Watching the Allied Plane Overhead” by Tom Gill. is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 

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