He's currently touring the country with his new show “Spend the Night with Billy Crystal,” which he will perform on April 1 and 2 at the Chicago Theatre.

Silverstein Base Hillel

One semester in, Silverstein Base Hillel creates community, family. 


 The Talmud tells Jewish parents that one of our main obligations to our children is to teach them how to swim. This instruction is both literal and metaphorical, conveying that it’s our duty to ensure our kids know how to survive in the world without us. 


On Aviv Ezra’s office wall, at the Chicago-based Consulate of Israel to the Midwest, hangs a photograph of the infamous entrance to Auschwitz. But it’s not the ominous foreground, but rather something in the background of the photo—three grey dots— that Ezra finds most poignant.

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