Dec. 8: It’s certainly not traditional, but when the Young Leadership Division of the Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago celebrates the first night of Hanukkah with a comedy show, it must be kosher. Taking place at the Sheraton Chicago, the event features an open bar, appetizers and a stand-up set from comedian Aziz Ansari. The co-star of “Parks and Recreation” and a vet of Judd Apatow films such as “Funny People,” Ansari ranges from testosterone-turvy riffs to deconstructing the trials of the heart. Chag sameach! $80 per person, advance registration required. 301 E. North Water. Call (312) 357-4880 or visit Juf.org.