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Tzivi’s Spotlight

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Tzivi reviews The People vs Fritz Bauer

If you have seen already Labyrinth of Lies, then you are obligated to see The People vs Fritz Bauer as a corrective. If you have not yet seen Labyrinth of Lies, then don’t. See The People vs Fritz Bauer, and you will be glad that you did.  Read More »

Tzivi’s Spotlight

TZIVI’S SPOTLIGHT

Tzivi reviews A Tale of Love and Darkness

A Tale of Love and Darkness is Natalie Portman’s adaptation of the memoir Amos Oz published in 2004.  Read More »

Tzivi’s Spotlight

TZIVI’S SPOTLIGHT

Tzivi reviews Cafe Society, Wiener-Dog and The Witness

Three new films of potential interest to Jewish cinefiles open in Metro Chicago on Friday, July 22.  Read More »

Words of the Workplace

WORDS OF THE WORKPLACE

From bright idea to a business: the magnetic appeal of a children’s game

Inspiration comes to budding entrepreneurs in the most unlikely ways.  Read More »

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Chicago remembers the life and legacy of Shimon Peres
Shimon Peres, Nobel Peace Prize winner, former President of Israel, and the last of the country's founders, died Sept. 27 at age 93.

Albanian president meets with Chicago Jewish community
Chicago Jews and Albanian-Americans gathered to greet Albanian President Bujar Nishani at JUF on Sept. 27.

Jewish Federation honors up-and-coming leaders, spotlights Israel Partnership Region
The noon luncheon was preceded by a morning business that opened with the unanimous election of the 2016-17 JUF/Federation Board.

Salim Joubran brings diversity to Israel’s highest court
The Israeli Supreme Court justice joined Chicago faith and community leaders in conversation on Sept. 16.

CHIdush helps synagogue schools create compelling educational experiences
By teaching rabbis, education directors and lay leaders the skills of innovation, the program hopes to invigorate congregation-based Jewish education.

Chicago women unite to build peace in the city
More than 50 women from all over Chicago linked arms for peace in Grant Park on Sept. 7.

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VIDEO: Ta’am Yisrael – A Taste of Israel for Teens

Join the journey as Ta'am Yisrael, a program of JUF's Community Foundation for Jewish Education, brings eighth-graders from the Chicago area to Israel for a week of discovery.

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We mourn the loss of Shimon Peres
JUF has issued the following statement on the death of the Hon. Shimon Peres.

Albanian president meets with Chicago Jewish community
Chicago Jews and Albanian-Americans gathered to greet Albanian President Bujar Nishani at JUF on Sept. 27.

Local Jewish, Syrian groups to host discussion on refugee crisis
“Humanitarian Crisis in Syria: Realities and Responses” will take place at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 25.

Breast cancer—my brocha in disguise
I found the lump, under my arm while in the shower. It was a surreal moment—your gut tells you it’s a tumor, yet you pray with all your might it’s anything but.

Chicago remembers the life and legacy of Shimon Peres
Shimon Peres, Nobel Peace Prize winner, former President of Israel, and the last of the country's founders, died Sept. 27 at age 93.

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Thursday, October 20, 2016 7:00 PM YWC 2016 Fall Outreach Event

Saturday, December 10, 2016 8:15 PM YLD's Big Event Fundraiser

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