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August 30


Temple Beth Israel presents “Elulpalooza” with a puppet show featuring “Jews in Space,” barbecue picnic, face painting, moon walk and more. 9 a.m.-noon, 3601 W. Dempster, Skokie. Food costs $5, $20 family. tbiskokie or (847) 675-0951.


Walder Education Pavilion holds Chicago Jewelry Show. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., also 3-9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 6; 3-9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9; and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10. WiFi Building, 2nd floor, 8150 N. McCormick, Skokie. or (847) 674-0800.


Congregation Beth Tikvah Sisterhood holds Mah Jong Tournament with raffles, prizes and snacks. 10:30 a.m.- 3 p.m., 300 Hillcrest Blvd., Hoffman Estates. $36 members, $40 non-members. or (847) 885-4545.


Friendship Circle of Illinois holds Walk 4 Friendship. Noon, Wood Oaks Green Park. Information and registration,


Temple Beth-El hosts Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois meeting featuring Murray Brilliant, Ph.D. speaking on “Jewish Genetics.” 2 p.m., 3610 Dundee Road, Northbrook (Library opens at 12:30 p.m. for research and questions.) or (312) 666-0100.




September 1


CJE SeniorLife presents vocalist Larry Levin. 2-3 p.m., Weinberg Community for Senior Living, 1551 Lake Cook Road, Deerfield. (847) 236-7852.


CJE SeniorLife holds Crosstown Karaoke Pizza Party for adults with disabilities and their families. JCFS Joy Faith Knapp Center, 3145 W. Pratt, Chicago. Registration required, or (773) 508-1106.




September 2


Ezra-Habonim, the Niles Township Jewish Congregation Sisterhood hosts Luncheon and Fashion Show. 11:30 a.m., 4500 W. Dempster, Skokie. $18 members, $23 guests, $25 door. Reservations, (847) 675-4141.


Decalogue Society of Lawyers presents ACLU Illinois Executive Director Colleen Connell speaking on “Religious Conscience Laws: When Religious Freedom and Public Accommodations Collide.” Bring own bag lunch. CLE credits available. Noon-1:30 p.m., 160 N. LaSalle, Room 1808, Chicago. Registration required,


Lubavitch Chabad of Skokie presents Chicago Mega Challah 1000 for women and girls ages 16 and over kneading, braiding and praying together. 7:30 p.m., Holiday Inn, 5300 W. Touhy, Skokie. $18. RSVP required. Questions, (773) 562-0455 or (773) 828-1842.




September 3


Simon Wiesenthal Center and Bank Leumi present Jacqueline Saper speaking on “From Miniskirts to Hijab: Growing up Jewish in Iran.” Noon- 1:30 p.m., 1 N. LaSalle St., Suite 200, Chicago. $18 (includes kosher lunch.) Pre-registration required,


American Friends of the Hebrew University holds Leaders of Distinction Awards Dinner honoring Steven Coby Derringer and I. Steven Edelson with Fox basketball analyst Jim Jackson as MC. 5:30 p.m., Ritz- Carlton Chicago, 160 E. Pearson, Chicago. $400. Reservations, or (312) 329-0332.




September 4


Congregation Beth Shalom holds Storybook Shabbat and Dinner. 6:45 p.m., 3433 Walters Ave., Northbrook. $25. RSVP, or (847) 498-4100.




September 5


Ezra-Habonim, the Niles Township Jewish Congregation Men’s Club presents Rabbi Yehoshua Karsh, founder of the Torah Learning Center of Northbrook, speaking on “I Forgive You-The Art of Letting Go and Moving On” before Selichot service. 8:45 p.m., 4500 Dempster, Skokie. (847) 675-4141.




September 6


Lubavitch Chabad of Northbrook holds Shofar Factory workshop for children of all ages. 2095 Landwehr Road, Northbrook. $10. or (847) 564-8770.




September 7


Chicago Chesed Fund holds “Benefit BBQ” for ages 21 and over with Hawaiian cuisine by Milt’s BBQ and raffle for Tesla Model S. 6:30-9:30 p.m., 7045 N. Ridgeway, Lincolnwood. $50 suggested donation. (773) 551-1202 or (773) 358-8444.




September 8


NA’AMAT USA Greater Chicago Council delivers seasonal fruit baskets through Thursday, Sept. 10. $24 for 7-piece basket, $32 for 14-piece basket. or (773) 761-1954.


CJE SeniorLife presents Cantor Michelle Drucker Friedman speaking on “The Reluctant Leader in Jewish Text.” 1-2:15 p.m., Emanuel Congregation, 5959 N. Sheridan, Chicago. (773) 508-1073.




September 9


JUF/Hillels of Illinois and Decalogue Society of Lawyers host program on “Rising Anti-Semitism on Campuses: Help Our Jewish Students Know Their Rights.” Noon-3 p.m. with lunch sponsored by StandWithUs. Much Shelist, P.C., 191 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 1800, Chicago. Registration, Questions, or


The Merion Lounge presents “Schmaltz” and “Freeman & Bouchard.” 5:30- 9 p.m., 1611 Chicago Ave., Evanston. For cost, (847) 256-0000.




September 14


Temple Beth Israel holds Young Families Holiday Service for families with children 5 and under. Tickets not required. Non-members welcome. 9 a.m., followed by Family Service, tickets required, 10 a.m., Evanston Township High School Cafeteria, 1600 Dodge Ave., Evanston. (847) 675-0951


Congregation Beth Judea holds Tot High Holiday Service, a multi-generational service. 9-9:45 a.m., also Sunday, Sept. 23. Buffalo Grove High School, 1100 W. Dundee Road, Buffalo Grove. RSVP required, or (847) 634-0777.


Congregation Beth Shalom and HUGS hold Rosh Hashanah Service for special needs community. 3:30-4:30 p.m. RSVP, or (847) 498-4100.




September 18


Congregation Beth Shalom hosts “Shabbat With a Twist” for families with children up to pre-K for challah making, stories and songs. 11 a.m., 3433 Walters Ave., Northbrook. (847) 498-4100.




September 20


Temple Beth Israel Sisterhood holds annual Bake Sale. 9 a.m.-noon, 3601 W. Dempster, Skokie. or (847) 675-0951.




September 24


CJE SeniorLife holds Senior Celebration Day Expo. 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Arlington International Racecourse, 2200 W. Euclid, Arlington Heights. (773) 508-1054.



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