Jewish American Heritage Month

May is Jewish American Heritage Month in the U.S., a time to explore and celebrate many of the contributions of Jewish culture here in Skokie and beyond. You can also browse our reading lists.

Upcoming Events

Article Discussion: Monuments to the Unthinkable

Tuesday, June 13, 2023, 7:00 pm

Library staff facilitate a discussion of a thought-provoking article.

In Clint Smith's December 2022 Atlantic cover story, "Monuments to the Unthinkable," Smith reports from Germany on what the U.S. can learn about atonement and public memory, “specifically how people, communities, and nations should account for the crimes of their past.”

Read or listen to the article at The Atlantic, and come with questions, impressions, and curiosity to share.

This is a hybrid event with the option to participate in person or on Zoom. Online participants will receive the Zoom link in their confirmation email.

If you have questions about this event after registration has closed, please email the events team or call the library at 847-673-7774.

Limited to 24 in-person participants.

Past Events

Family Movie: An American Tail

Tuesday, May 30, 2023, 6:00 pm

A Russian mouse lands in New York in the 1880s, only to be separated from his family. He must now learn to live on the streets and evade the mean cats.

Released 1986 - 80 minutes - Rated G - Animated Adventure

Israeli Salad Social

Sunday, May 21, 2023, 12:30 pm

Enjoy good company and snacks while making your own Israeli salad in this festive social event designed for all ages.

Drop-in event limited to 40.

Studio Design Swap and Showcase: Designs for Jewish American Heritage Month

Thursday, May 18, 2023, 6:00 pm

Visit the Studio to design and personalize objects using lasers, sewing, vinyl, and embroidery.

This month, we're joined by community member Beth Perkel, who will be sharing and showcasing designs community members are creating for Jewish American Heritage Month.

Get inspired to customize your own objects using Studio equipment and our learning guides. Drop-in event.

Bilingual Storytime and Craft: Hebrew

Thursday, May 18, 2023, 1:30 pm

Read books, do an activity, and have fun in English and Hebrew during this special bilingual storytime with local author Arianna Brooks.

Drop in event designed for ages 2-6.