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Tzivi’s Spotlight

TZIVI’S SPOTLIGHT

Tzivi reviews Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict

Who won World War II? As we prepare to commemorate the 71st anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Complex on Jan. 27, I would like to make the case that one of the big winners of World War II was Peggy Guggenheim.  Read More »

People of the Books

PEOPLE OF THE BOOKS

Resistance

Five books about resistance, as well as biographies of several extraordinary individuals who resisted antisemitism from behind enemy lines.  Read More »

Tzivi’s Spotlight

TZIVI’S SPOTLIGHT

Tzivi reviews The Big Short

The Big Short -- the best film of 2015 -- opens in limited release today. I say “the best” with confidence because I have now seen almost all of 2016’s Oscar contenders.  Read More »

Cindy Sher

THE CHAI ROAD

Miracles

The miracle of Chanukah is all of us.  Read More »

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LGBT, Jewish groups respond to hate-filled anti-Israel protest at Chicago conference
Anti-Israel vitriol tinged with anti-Semitism reared its head in Chicago last Friday, Jan. 22, when several hundred protesters sought to shut down an Israel-focused reception at the National LGBTQ Task Force Creating Change conference at the Chicago Hilton.

Having each other’s backs
As Jews in America, particularly in Chicago, one of the strongest Jewish communities in the country, we’re blessed with the resources and tools to make forging connections easier.

JCRC and Government Affairs Committee discuss global refugee crisis
National, state and local experts on the global refugee crisis visited JUF on Jan. 26 to address the current state of the crisis and its international impact.

Impact of budget crisis looms larger for human service agencies
As the state budget impasse enters its seventh month, the likely impact on human service agencies, including Jewish Federation-affiliated agencies, becomes more pressing.

Harry J. Seigle leads JUF’s 2016 Annual Campaign
Commitment is a word that comes up a lot in descriptions of Harry J. Seigle.

FEATURED STORY
Sanctuary Nov 2015

VIDEO: The Power of Words: Sermons

This episode of “Sanctuary” delves into the art and impact of the spoken word, and particularly the ancient yet contemporary presentation known as the sermon.

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LGBT, Jewish groups respond to hate-filled anti-Israel protest at Chicago conference
Anti-Israel vitriol tinged with anti-Semitism reared its head in Chicago last Friday, Jan. 22, when several hundred protesters sought to shut down an Israel-focused reception at the National LGBTQ T

Rachel Sternberg reflects on 22 years of service to community
Sternberg, senior vice president of Campaign, wrapped up an extraordinary career at JUF this past January.

Russia in a new light, in memoirs that delight
A man whose life span now approaches nine decades, Weil’s life as an academic and a cultu

Having each other’s backs
As Jews in America, particularly in Chicago, one of the strongest Jewish communities in the country, we’re blessed with the resources and tools to m

Author and researcher Dacher Keltner to speak on the science of a meaningful life Feb. 25
The 'Born to be Good' author was a consultant on the Disney/Pixar film 'Inside Out.'

UPCOMING EVENTS

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 7:00 PM Young Women's Board Valor

Thursday, February 25, 2016 5:30 PM JUF Annual Agency Board Member / Non-Profit Professionals Dinner

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