Mathias Merges will give a sneak peek of dishes he has planned for Yusho at the Spring Benefit for KAM Isaiah Israel, 1100 E. Hyde Park Blvd. Author Jonathon Eig will talk about his book, "Opening Day: The Story of Jackie Robinson's First Season," before a screening of the Robinson biographical film "42."

Tickets range from $75 to $250 per person.

For more information, call the synagogue at (773) 924-1234 or visit