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Real Stories - Changed Lives

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Israel on my mind

It’s hard to believe I was just in Israel on an amazing Taglit-Birthright Israel experience, unaware that the very streets I had just walked on would become dangerous territory in just two short months.  Read More »

Cindy Sher

THE CHAI ROAD

Shift of power

By doing mitzvahs, little by little, we can move the needle, and shift our despair into hope.  Read More »

People of the Books

PEOPLE OF THE BOOKS

People of the clock

With so much time slipping past me unnoticed, I wondered if there was anything I could do about it. Looking for answers, I turned to my good friends Science and Judaism. As always, they had a lot to say.  Read More »

Rega, a Moment

REGA, A MOMENT

A moment to consider...tech week

There's tired, and then there's tech week tired;  it's a whole other place to be.  Read More »

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Chicago leaders on solidarity mission experience Israel's resolve
The mission visited children from Kiryat Gat and other towns in the south on respite activity funded by JUF and other federations.

Reflections from Jerusalem
Rabbi Shoshanah Conover of Temple Sholom on the North Side is in touch with JUF News while in Israel. She shares her thoughts, feelings and reactions on the events as they happen.

Meeting Gil-ad's parents
Last Friday, a few JUF leaders, including myself, experienced a seminal moment with our Jewish family.

The Return
Unexpectedly, less than 24 hours later, I stepped onto the plane that would take me from one home to another.

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David Brown podcast

PODCAST: Reporting live from Israel

In the midst of a trip to Israel punctuated by rocket blasts and siren blares, JUF Board Chairman David T. Brown talked to WGN Radio about what life there has been like this week.

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Chicago leaders on solidarity mission experience Israel's resolve
The mission visited children from Kiryat Gat and other towns in the south on respite activity funded by JUF and other federations.

Reflections from Jerusalem
Rabbi Shoshanah Conover of Temple Sholom on the North Side is in touch with JUF News while in Israel. She shares her thoughts, feelings and reactions on the events as they happen.

Outrunning rockets on a family trip to Israel
It seemed for a while as if wherever we had just previously been was under rocket attack.

The long list of Jewish reality stars
These days it seems reality TV is taking over—this yenta is the first to admit she watches a lot of it, even though she knows she shouldn’t.

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