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34 | April 12, 2018 | The Northbrook tower Faith Faith Briefs Congregation Beth Shalom (3433 Walters Ave.) Shabbat B’Yachad Dinner and Service for families Join on April 13 for Shabbat dinner at 6 p.m. ($12 adults, kids eat free) and stay for family friendly services at 6:45 p.m. There is a special young family service for families with children age’s birth through first grade and a family service coled by our youth and clergy for families with children in grades second thru sixth grade. Contact Matt Rissien at 847-498-4100 or MRissien@BethShalomNB. org for more information and to RSVP. All Are Welcome. Yom HaShoah Speaker Fern Schumer Chapman Join the Men’s Club for Yom HaShoah Speaker Fern Schumer Chapman on April 15 at 10 a.m. with a breakfast at 9:30 a.m. ($7.00 for breakfast). Critically acclaimed Chicago-based writer Fern Schumer Chapman has written several award-winning books including her memoir, Motherland, which was a finalist for the 2018 National Jewish Book Award. Twice, Oprah Winfrey shows have featured her books. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, she has taught magazine writing and other seminars at both Northwestern and Lake Forest College. RSVP to Bob Goldwin at (773) 791- 3314 or Shabbat with a Twist Join for Shabbat with a Twist on April 20 from 11:00-11:45 a.m. Families with children up to pre-k join the clergy for stories, songs and projects and then twist your own challah with the dough we provide and take it home to bake. Open to the community — free of charge. Distinguished Speaker Bruce Feiler Congregation Beth Shalom welcomes Distinguished Speaker Bruce Feiler, The Council of Dads: A Story of Family, Friendship and Learning How To Live” on April 26 at 8:00 p.m. Bruce Feiler is one of America’s most popular voices on contemporary life. He is known for both his beloved column “This Life” in the Sunday New York Times and his six consecutive New York Times best sellers. Open to the community and free of charge. Shabbat Yoga Experience Shabbat Yoga, a gentle, relaxing yoga session inspired by Shabbat as a rest day, open to all levels from 11 a.m.-noon April 28. Open to the community at no charge — bring your own mat and dress appropriately for yoga. National Donate Life Month Be a part of National Donate Life Month and donate blood at the spring blood drive April 29 from 8:30 a.m.– 1:00 p.m. Schedule your appointment at and use groupcode NBO5. To donate whole blood, you must be at least 18 years old (16 or 17 years old with signed parental consent form) and weigh at least 110 pounds. Contact Steven Elisco @ for more information. Shabba-Teen Shabbat Experience Join if you are in ninth-12th grade for the Shabba-Teen Shabbat Experience on May 5, 2018, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Hang out in the Youth Lounge and discuss topics that are relevant with Rabbi Ari Averbach and Matt Rissien, Director of Youth Activities. Topic on May 5th: #AskTheRabbi. HAZAK Join for HAZAK (programming for adults over age 55) Dine and Discuss, featuring Rabbi Carl and Judy Wolkin: “A Jewish Year in Our Lives From – CBS, Northbrook, IL, USA To Sams, St. Albans, Herts., UK.” on May 30 2018, from 6:30- 8:15 p.m., $15 CBS members, $20 non-members, light dinner included. RSVP by May 24 to Bernie (847) 498-4100 x46. St. Giles Episcopal Church (3025 Walters Ave.) Grace Space This is an informal and shorter worship service geared to those with young children, but open to all, at 8:30 a.m.; or worship in a more traditional, formal setting at 10:15 a.m. A free breakfast is served the second Sunday of each month from 9-10:30 a.m. For more information, visit Islamic Cultural Center of Greater Chicago (1810 Pfingsten Road) Juma’ah Prayer This prayer includes a khutba (sermon) by Imam, followed by the prayer from 1-2 p.m. on Fridays. For more information, call (847) 272-0319. Young Israel of Northbrook (3545 Walters Ave.) Weekly Monday Night Torah Study Study Torah with Rabbi Herschel Berger, spiritual leader of Young Israel of Northbrook, at 7 p.m. on Mondays. Discussions will correlate the study topic to modern daily life. No charge. For more information, contact Rabbi Berger at (847) 205-1910. Noah Aronson, Artist-In-Residence Noah Aronson, a soulful, energetic composer and performer, will serve as the guest Artist-In- Residence at Temple Beth-El on April 13 and April 14. Join April 13 for a special Shabbat dinner at 6 p.m. and a 7 p.m. Shabbat Service featuring Noah and Kol Beth-El. Then join Noah on Saturday morning April 14 at 9:30 a.m. for service, brunch and learning session. And make sure to buy your tickets for a concert with Noah and his band on Saturday night at 7 p.m. Call Shaina at (847) 205-9982 to register for this exciting weekend of music. Lubavitch Chabad of Northbrook (2095 Landwehr Road) Tuesday Women to Women Class Weekly women’s class hosted by Chaya Epstein at 2:15 p.m. Women to Women is a Jewish women’s organization run by women for women. For more information, call (847) 564-8770. Northbrook United Methodist Church (1190 Western Avenue) Line Dancing Join Tuesday nights from 7-8 p.m. for $50 per six-week session. Next sessions starts April 17. The Village Presbyterian Church (1300 Shermer Road) Women’s Spring Brunch All women are invited to enjoy a delicious meal and wonderful company from 9-11 a.m. on Saturday, April 14. Meet The Village Presbyterian Church’s new senior pastor’s wife Missy Lundgaard, who will speak about “The 3 F’s: Faith, Friendship and the Future.” The cost is $15 at the door. If you have questions, contact Kacky Buell at (847) 830-7390. Submit information for The Tower’s Faith page to m.dwojak@22ndcenturymedia. com.Deadline is noon on Thursday. Questions? Call (847) 272-4565. In Memoriam Earl L. Simon Earl L. Simon, 73, of Northbrook, died. He was the beloved husband of his b’shert Frannie nee Malin for nearly 50 years; loving father of Sheila (Craig) Zeldin and Stephanie (Neil) Uhler; cherished Grandpa and Zaide of Chloe, Kylie, Gabriel and Michael; devoted son of the late Ann and Sam Simon and son-in-law of the late Max and Molly Malin; dear brother of the late Sheila Simon. Professionally he was a passionate and beloved lawyer. He was also an avid reader, a proud University of Illinois alumnus and a life-long White Sox fan. Most importantly, he was a dedicated husband, father and grandfather who would go to the ends of the earth for his family. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to JDRF or the International Pemphigus and Pemphigoid Foundation (IPPF). Violeta Alzona Violeta “Letty” Alzona nee Abundo, 83, of Northbrook, died March 8. She was the beloved wife of the late Gregorio L. Alzona, M.D.; loving mother of Charis Abigail (Joseph) Hsu, Mortimer (Liz) Alzona, Katherine (David) Genson and Karla Alzona; cherished grandmother of Isabelle, Megan and Abigail Alzona, Jacqueline and Vanessa Hsu, and Nancy Genson; dear sister of Reynaldo Abundo Sr., Manuel Abundo Jr., Alberto Abundo, and Concepcion Abundo Arevalo; fond aunt of many nieces and nephews. Emily Delatorre Emily Delatorre (nee Szarmowicz), 83, of Northbrook, died Feb. 11. She was the devoted wife of Antonio Delatorre; beloved mother of Helen (Jack) Montgomery; Barbara (Robert Paul) Blacharczyk; and Elizabeth (William) Hintch; loving grandmother of Mateo Hintch; and dear sister of Henry (Agnes “Pat”) Szarmowicz. Delatorre was well-known in the Northbrook community as a manager at Northbrook True Value (Northbrook Ace Hardware). She enjoyed the relationships she built with her customers and coworkers. Have someone’s life you’d like to honor? Email with information about a loved one who was part of the Northbrook community. Life & Arts the northbrook tower | April 12, 2018 | 35 NORTHBROOK Northbrook Theatre (3323 Walters Ave. (847) 291-2367) ■12:30 ■ and 4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, April 14-15: ‘Madagascar — A Musical Adventure Jr.’ Pinstripes (1150 Willow Road, (847) 480-2323) ■From ■ open until close all week: bowling and bocce GLENVIEW Johnny’s Kitchen (1740 Milwaukee Ave. (847) 699-9999) ■7:30 ■ p.m. every Friday and Saturday: Live Music The Rock House (1742 Glenview Road (224) 616-3062) ■6 ■ p.m. Friday, April 13: Family Night and Karaoke ■10 ■ a.m. Saturday, April 14: Piper Phillips Acoustic ■8:30 ■ p.m. Saturday, April 14: Victor Brown Blues ■10 ■ a.m. Sunday, April 15: Owen Hemming ■Noon, ■ Sunday, April 15: Sean Heffernan Oil Lamp Theater (1723 Glenview Road, (847) 834-0738) ■Through ■ April 19-June 3: ‘Love, Loss and What I Wore’ Curragh Irish Pub (1800 Tower Drive, (847) 998-1100) ■7:30 ■ p.m. every Wednesday: Trivia LAKE BLUFF Lake Bluff Brewing Company (16 E. Scranton Ave. (224) 544-5179) ■7-9 ■ p.m. Saturday, April 14: Live in the Taproom — Matt Feddermann WINNETKA Good Grapes (821 Chestnut Court, (847) 242-9800) ■Every ■ Saturday: 50 percent off a glass of wine with glass of wine at regular price and same day Writers Theatre Saturday matinee tickets GLENCOE Writers Theatre (325 Tudor Court, (847) 242-6000) ■Through ■ June 10: ‘Smart People’ Tudor Wine Bar (338 Tudor Court, (847) 786-4267) ■7:30 ■ p.m. Thursday, April 19: One River Band Binny’s (85 Green Bay Road, (847) 835-3900) ■2-5 ■ p.m. Saturday, April 14: Spring Wine Tasting WILMETTE The Rock House (1150 Central Ave. (847) 256-7625) ■6:30 ■ p.m. Friday, April 13: Family Night + Karaoke ■5 ■ p.m. Saturday, April 14: Jamie’s Student Showcase ■7 ■ p.m. Saturday, April 14: ex Cathedra Wilmette Theatre (1122 Central Ave. (847) 251-7424) ■6:30 ■ p.m. Thursday, April 12: ‘A New Leaf’ Wilmette Historical Museum (609 Ridge Road (847) 853-7666) ■2 ■ p.m. Sunday, April 15: Lecture — Vivian Maier HIGHLAND PARK The Panda Bar (596 Elm Place, (847) 433-0589) ■Every ■ Friday: Live Music HIGHWOOD 210 (210 Green Bay Road (847) 433-0304) ■7 ■ p.m. Thursday, April 12: Liquid Soul ■7:30 ■ p.m. Friday, April 13: Ravinia Ramblers Buffo’s (431 Sheridan Road, (847) 432-0301) ■7 ■ p.m. every Monday: Trivia To place an event in The Scene, email Play From Page 33 when actors used their imagination to create choreography with inflatable instruments. On stage, each actor stood side by side with a companion, who served to assist with lines and moral support. Glenbrook North student Rachel Bernstein has been companions with Glenview resident Lisa Krupinski for six years. Krupinski, playing Little Red Riding Hood, said her favorite part of playing the lead was all the singing. “A lot of people don’t realize we have been working since September,” Bernstein said. “The actors spend so much time outside of rehearsal learning their lines and choreography. They put a lot of effort in. It’s a feel-good thing. We enjoy putting on a show for everyone, and I think that everyone who comes really enjoys the show.” For Glenview resident Katie McManus, acting as the show’s Evil Queen and Grandmother made this year her favorite production. “Katie’s been working really hard and it’s been great to see her grow throughout the few months,” said Marlee Fradin, McManus’ companion. “Katie and everyone worked so hard, and every week they came here with a smile on their face.” According to Gibson, the show is a “life-changing experience” for the actors and the companions. She credits the program’s success to the community’s interest in the special recreation association and the resources provided by the Northbrook Park District, which lends the stage, staff, technical design, equipment, props and costumes. The continued support for the growing program is fueled by Lisa Krupinski (laying down), Sandra Abrams (left) and Arsheel Lalani (second from left) rehearse a scene of “Doo- Wop Red Riding Hood” on Thursday, April 5, at the Northbrook Park District. Sarah Haider/22nd Century Media the actors’ dedication and passion for exploring the world of theater. “We have a real special group of people that are interested in the theater company and we do productions that match what they need, instead of looking for people that further the goals of a certain show,” Gibson said. “The goal overall is to find the experience theater brings to their life. ... It’s about sharing the gifts that come from theater.” For more information on Bright Star Theatre or NS- SRA, visit