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News and Views on Jews and Music

NEWS AND VIEWS ON JEWS AND MUSIC

'It was 20 years ago today ...'

I started working at the Jewish United Fund in 1994, on Oct. 10, a day after my birthday. In that time, I’ve had two marriages, three kids, three pets, eight places of residence … and one place of work.  Read More »

People of the Books

PEOPLE OF THE BOOKS

Uncovering Jewish Family History

Books about Jewish family histories - like the Jewish families they portray - come in all shapes and sizes.  Read More »

Tzivi’s Spotlight

TZIVI’S SPOTLIGHT

Tzivi reviews “Listen Up Philip”

For Jewish fans of novelist Philip Roth, Listen Up Philip arrives in our art house theatres like an early Hanukkah gift.  Read More »

Rega, a Moment

REGA, A MOMENT

A moment to consider…closets

A couple of weeks ago, it seemed like everyone I knew was switching over their closets, including me.  Read More »

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The extra-ordinary
A year ago, for the month of Thanksgiving, every night before I went to bed I jotted down one thing I was grateful for each day.

Innovative REACH program gains national audience
The Slingshot Guide spotlighted the Federation-funded initiative, which helps Jewish day schools serve students of all learning styles and needs. 

Deerfield High School orchestra concert will benefit first trip to Israel of its kind
Deerfield will become the first U.S. public high school to embark on a performance tour to Israel.

Remembering Vatican II: The Religious Significance of the Catholic Church’s Relationship with the Jewish People
This speech was delivered by Archbishop Francis Cardinal George at the 114th Annual Meeting of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago

Shalom bayit
As news of domestic violence captures our attention in the media, we know not all homes are peaceful.

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Nasatir rally speech

VIDEO: Dr. Steven B. Nasatir speaks at rally for Israel

JUF/Jewish Federation President Dr. Steven B. Nasatir addresses a crowd of some 2,000 people at the Thompson Center at a community rally for Israel on July 28, 2014.

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Shimon Peres to speak at Vanguard Dinner Oct. 28
Peres, 91, has been committed to Israel and its citizens for most of his lifetime. 

‘Living legend’ Shimon Peres inspires Chicago Jews at JUF Vanguard event
More than 1,100 supporters of the Jewish United Fund attended an intimate evening with former Prime Minister and President of the State of Israel Shimon Peres on Oct. 28.

Deerfield High School orchestra concert will benefit first trip to Israel of its kind
Deerfield will become the first U.S. public high school to embark on a performance tour to Israel.

The extra-ordinary
A year ago, for the month of Thanksgiving, every night before I went to bed I jotted down one thing I was grateful for each day.

Tzivi’s take on the 2014 Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema
The range of options included...runs the full gamut from A to Z.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Sunday, Nov 02, 2014
PJ Feeds: Helping the Hungry - Nov 2

Monday, Nov 03, 2014
JUF Uptown Cafe with Back From Birthright Israel

Wednesday, Nov 05, 2014
YLD's Karaoke Night

Sunday, Nov 16, 2014
PJ Library Chicago Turns 5: The Birthday Bash!

Saturday, Dec 13, 2014
YLD Big Event Fundraiser

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2015
BGS Mission to Mexico City

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