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To our readers who observe the High Holy Day of Yom Kippur, the JUF News team wishes you and your loved ones a Shanah Tovah and G’mar Tov -- may you be well inscribed for a happy and sweet New Year. We hope you have an easy, meaningful fast.
We also wish you a happy Sukkot and Simchat Torah. In observance of these holidays, JUF News Express will be on hiatus the next two weeks. Look for the next edition in your inbox on Friday, Oct. 24.
Israel’s newest and best films will be on display at this year’s Chicago Festival of Israel Cinema from Wednesday, Oct. 29, to Sunday, Nov. 9. Tickets are available now for the ninth annual festival, which will hold screenings in the city at the Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Ave., and in the suburbs at AMC Northbrook Court, 1525 Lake Cook Road.
Opening night will take place at AMC Northbrook Court on Oct. 29 and will feature “The Wonders,” a thriller about a graffiti artist who finds himself in danger after witnessing the abduction of an esteemed rabbi. Director Avi Nesher will be in attendance; he also will screen his films “Turn Left at the End of the World” and “The Secrets” the following evening, Oct. 30, at the Music Box.
Registration is now open for the biggest JUF Young Leadership Division event of the year, YLD’s Big Event Fundraiser. This year, the evening will feature late-night TV host and former "Saturday Night Live" star Seth Meyers.
The Big Event Fundraiser will take place at 8:15 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, at the Sheraton Chicago, 301 E. North Water Street. Ticket prices vary and include the comedy show and after party with two hours of open bar, late night food and DJ. Learn more about the event here.
Also, become a table host to secure group seating with your friends. As a table host, you will be asked to fill a table of 12 (including yourself) by having your friends register online.
To become a table host, or get more information about the Big Event Fundraiser, please email YLD or call 312.357.4880.
Placements for this winter's Taglit-Birthright Israel Chicago community trips through JUF and trip provider Shorashim begin this week. Make sure you or an 18-26-year-old you know registers as soon as possible at www.israelwithisraelis.com to increase your chance of being placed on the trip of your choice.
Chicago community trips allow young adults from the area to experience Israel from the inside, through the eyes and hearts of their new Israeli friends, as all Shorashim groups spend all 10 days with Israelis, along with other young adults from the Chicago area.
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