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. email@example.com 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. firstname.lastname@example.org or (847) 885-4545.
Friendship Circle of Illinois holds Walk 4 Friendship. Noon, Wood Oaks Green Park. Information and registration, www.ILwalk.com.
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.) jgsi.org or (312) 666-0100.
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, email@example.com or (773) 508-1106.
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, decaloguesociety.org.
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. www.ChicagoChallah.com. Questions, (773) 562-0455 or (773) 828-1842.
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, www.wiesenthal.com/MiniskirtsToHijab.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org or (312) 329-0332.
Congregation Beth Shalom holds Storybook Shabbat and Dinner. 6:45 p.m., 3433 Walters Ave., Northbrook. $25. RSVP, email@example.com or (847) 498-4100.
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.
Lubavitch Chabad of Northbrook holds Shofar Factory workshop for children of all ages. 2095 Landwehr Road, Northbrook. $10. ChabadNorthbrook.com or (847) 564-8770.
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.
NA’AMAT USA Greater Chicago Council delivers seasonal fruit baskets through Thursday, Sept. 10. $24 for 7-piece basket, $32 for 14-piece basket. firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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, Decaloguesociety.org. Questions, email@example.com or WWigoda@jakubs-wigoda-law.com.
The Merion Lounge presents “Schmaltz” and “Freeman & Bouchard.” 5:30- 9 p.m., 1611 Chicago Ave., Evanston. For cost, (847) 256-0000.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org or (847) 634-0777.
Congregation Beth Shalom and HUGS hold Rosh Hashanah Service for special needs community. 3:30-4:30 p.m. RSVP, email@example.com or (847) 498-4100.
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.
Temple Beth Israel Sisterhood holds annual Bake Sale. 9 a.m.-noon, 3601 W. Dempster, Skokie. tbiskokie.org or (847) 675-0951.
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.