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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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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.

Your guide to a sweeter new year in 5777
Back by popular demand—at least according to my mom—is my (sometimes) annual guide to a sweeter new year. 

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.

JCRC condemns the arson at the Islamic Center of Fort Pierce
We applaud law enforcement in arresting a suspect in the Sept. 12 arson attack against the Islamic Center of Fort Pierce, Fla.

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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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.

David T. Brown receives Jewish Federation’s top honor
On Thursday, Sept. 15, the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago presented Brown with the Julius Rosenwald Memorial Award.

Jewish Federation marks year of challenges and solutions at 116th Annual Meeting
The Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago held its 116th Annual Meeting at the Hyatt Regency Chicago on Sept. 15.  

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.

Your guide to a sweeter new year in 5777
Back by popular demand—at least according to my mom—is my (sometimes) annual guide to

UPCOMING EVENTS

Sunday, September 25, 2016 7:00 AM Feed Chicago

Monday, September 26, 2016 11:30 AM Louis Susman Memorial Tax Seminar

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 7:00 PM King David Society & Ben-Gurion Society Evening with Ambassador Ron Dermer

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

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