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The (Jewish) Sounds of Simon— Part I: The Garfunkel Years

We will delve right in to the question at hand: Paul Simon is Jewish, but how Jewish is his songwriting?  Read More »

Words of the Workplace

WORDS OF THE WORKPLACE

Dog’s best friend: A Duman Entrepreneurship Center success story

Alex Mickley says his Active! Chicago Dog Daycare and Boarding business is growing faster than a Great Dane pup.  Read More »

People of the Books

PEOPLE OF THE BOOKS

New books and visiting authors

A number of prominent Jewish authors will be visiting Chicago in the coming months to talk about new and notable books.  Read More »

Tzivi’s Spotlight

TZIVI’S SPOTLIGHT

Tzivi reviews Vita Activa

Ada Ushpiz’s brilliant new documentary Vita Activa: The Spirit of Hannah Arendt is an audacious attempt to completely reframe the legacy of Hannah Arendt.  Read More »

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Mission complete
My Grandpa Max passed away this spring—on his 93rd birthday. 

Gov. Rauner hosts second annual model Seder
Gov. Bruce Rauner and First Lady Diana Rauner hosted their second annual model Passover Seder at the State Mansion in Springfield on Tuesday, April 19.

JCRC condemns UNESCO resolution ignoring Jewish ties to Temple Mount, Wall
The resolution, adopted April 15 in Paris, does not recognize a Jewish connection to the Western Wall and the Temple Mount.

CFJE to provide $350,000 in grants to invigorate Jewish congregational schools, early childhood centers
The new round of grants will provide $350,000 to grow and improve educational programs at more than two dozen congregational schools and early childhood centers throughout the Chicago area.

71st Annual Holocaust Memorial Service to be held in Skokie May 8
The event, traditionally the largest gathering of Holocaust survivors in the Midwest and one of the largest in the United States, has been organized each year since 1945 by Sheérit HaPleitah of Metropolitan Chicago

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VIDEO: Can Jews and Muslims relate on campus?

This episode of visits the college campus, a venue of increasing confrontation, yet also of sincere efforts at connection.

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JCRC condemns UNESCO resolution ignoring Jewish ties to Temple Mount, Wall
The resolution, adopted April 15 in Paris, does not recognize a Jewish connection to the Western Wall and the Temple Mount.

Gov. Rauner hosts second annual model Seder
Gov. Bruce Rauner and First Lady Diana Rauner hosted their second annual model Passover Seder at the State Mansion in Springfield on Tuesday, April 19.

The (Jewish) Sounds of Simon— Part I: The Garfunkel Years
We will delve right in to the question at hand: Paul Simon is Jewish, but how Jewish is his songwriting?

CFJE to provide $350,000 in grants to invigorate Jewish congregational schools, early childhood centers
The new round of grants will provide $350,000 to grow and improve educational programs at more than two dozen congregational schools and early childhood centers throughout the Chicago area.

The Passover Diet
We considered our calendar, and it was clear when we should start our diet – April, because we’d already be cutting out grains for Passover. It would be easy.

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