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Next year

Think back to your past year. What were the overarching themes for you? Who played starring roles? What were the biggest lessons?      Read More »

Heart of the Matter

HEART OF THE MATTER

A Muslim friend is visiting Israel

A Muslim friend who leads a Chicago-based civic organization is heading to Israel.   Read More »

News and Views on Jews and Music

NEWS AND VIEWS ON JEWS AND MUSIC

8 Lights, 8 Sounds: It’s the Chanukah Wrap-Up!

It's Chanukah, so it's time to party like it's 1999, which is the first year I wrote a Chanukah Wrap-Up. Much of my articles on Jewish music, including these reviews, have since migrated online, but the idea is the same- these are the best Jewish CDs produced this year to give as Chanukah gifts.  Read More »

Plain Meanings - Complex Texts

PLAIN MEANINGS - COMPLEX TEXTS

Mourning technology

It took me longer than most, but I surrender. There is no turning technology back. It insinuates itself into most of life's activities.  Read More »

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JUF joins American Jewry in welcoming home Alan Gross
Bill Silverstein, chairman, and Steven B. Nasatir, president, of the Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago, issued the following statement in response to the release of Alan Gross by the Government of Cuba

IRA charitable rollover reinstated for 2014; distributions can be made through Dec. 31
The provision allows individuals at least 70 years and six months of age to transfer up to $100,000 per year, tax-free, from their IRA to a qualified charity by December 31, 2014.

Judy Baar Topinka, comptroller and friend to Jewish community, dies
Judy Baar Topinka, who died on Wednesday, Dec. 10, will be remembered with much love by many in the Jewish community, in Springfield and across the State of Illinois.

How summer camp showed me the wider Jewish world
This one time at Jewish overnight camp-I realized what the world had to offer.   

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Sanctuary BDS

VIDEO: Crossing the Line: The Israel Debate and Anti-Semitism on Campus

This episode of “Sanctuary” probes the rising tide of anti-Israel activism on college campuses, and how legitimate protest is morphing into anti-Semitic taunts and overt attacks. Students from several Chicago-area campuses are featured, along with local and national educators and analysts.

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IRA charitable rollover reinstated for 2014; distributions can be made through Dec. 31
The provision allows individuals at least 70 years and six months of age to transfer up to $100,000 per year, tax-free, from their IRA to a qualified charity by December 31, 2014.

Sandy Koufax and the Aggies' Jewish Quarterback: A Yom Kippur Tale
What did the Jewish students on these two campuses do when their game of Biblical proportions clashed with Yom Kippur?

Judy Baar Topinka, comptroller and friend to Jewish community, dies
Judy Baar Topinka, who died on Wednesday, Dec. 10, will be remembered with much love by many in the Jewish community, in Springfield and across the State of Illinois.

Late Night with YLD
YLD’s Big Event Fundraiser starring ‘Late Night’ host Seth Meyers drew a big crowd

L’Chaim to Chanukah!
Ah, the Festival of Lights.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Tuesday, Dec 30, 2014
JUF Uptown Cafe

Saturday, Jan 24, 2015
YLD Couples Comedy Night

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2015
YLD Mensches in Motion

Saturday, Feb 28, 2015
Purim Palooza and Havdalah

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