JUF’s Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) and the Adult Jewish Education Co-op (AJEC) of the Northwest Suburbs presented the 2008 Jewish Community Election Forum on Sunday evening, Sept. 14, at Temple Chai in Long Grove. Representatives of both political parties debated issues of importance to the Jewish community, including U.S.-Israel relations, Iran, the energy crisis, and the partnership between non-profits and government. The evening featured debate between Richard Baehr, consultant and advisor to the Republican Jewish Coalition and Ira Foreman, executive director of the National Jewish Democratic Council, and was moderated by Jay Tcath, executive director of JCRC, while Rabbi Matthew L. Berger, of Temple Chai, offered a Judaic perspective on the election.
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The AJEC is comprised of Temple Chai, Congregation Beth Am, Congregation Beth Judea, and the Jewish Community Center of Chicago.