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People of the Books

PEOPLE OF THE BOOKS

Jewish LGBT reading list

I’m dedicating this post to a few favorite Jewish LGBT books. These suggestions come from my own reading, conversations with friends, and recommendations from Tablet Magazine and the Jewish Book Council.     Read More »

The Leading Edge

THE LEADING EDGE

Where eulogy virtues are resume virtues

Wherever one turns of late, one encounters Brooks’ popular construct in which he suggests that there are two different types of virtues in life: resume and eulogy.  Read More »

Tzivi’s Spotlight

TZIVI’S SPOTLIGHT

Tzivi's Chicago Jewish Film Festival '15 top picks

Just like last year’s inaugural program, the 2015 CJFF offers a diverse and well-curated selection of narrative features and documentaries.  Read More »

Millennial Mishegas

MILLENNIAL MISHEGAS

Our Cups runneth over

Two years ago when the Chicago Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup, my girlfriend said she’d never seen me so excited.  Read More »

NEWS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
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JUF Breakthrough Fund awards $1.27 million to encourage smart growth and innovation
The programs focus on a range of themes such as inclusion programming for those with disabilities, connecting with diverse audiences, strengthening schools and students, and building and healing our community. 

Chicago Jewish community expresses shock and outrage at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church murders
"We extend our deepest condolences for the victims, their families, and the entire Charleston community," wrote JCRC Chair Skip Schrayer in a letter to the church.

Illinois BDS law should be model for country
For our part, we're seeking to replicate our statewide success on the county and local level throughout Illinois and to assist other communities to do the same across the country.

An open call to Niagara to restore trust
After foundation cancels presentation by Israel's consul general, local Jewish leaders call for group to return to its values

Congress OKs anti-BDS provisions as part of fast-track trade bill
On June 24, the U.S. Senate took an important step to combat the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement by voting overwhelmingly in favor of fast track trade legislation that includes bipartisan provisions, authored by U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam, that discourage

FEATURED STORY
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VIDEO: Anti-Semitism's Reawakening in Europe

This episode of “Sanctuary” features two of European Jewry's leading figures offer insights into what is happening across the continent and, specifically, in their native France, home to more than half a million Jews.

MOST POPULAR STORIES

The long list of Jewish reality stars
These days it seems reality TV is taking over—this yenta is the first to admit she watches a lot of it, even though she knows she shouldn’t.

Tzivi's Chicago Jewish Film Festival '15 top picks
Just like last year’s inaugural program, the 2015 CJFF offers a diverse and well-curated selection of narrative features and documentaries.

Where eulogy virtues are resume virtues
Wherever one turns of late, one encounters Brooks’ popular construct in which he suggests that there are two different types of virtues in life: resume and eulogy.

January 2012
Obituaries that appeared in the January 2012 issue of JUF News.  

October 2011
Obituaries that appeared in the October 2011 JUF News.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Friday, Jul 10, 2015
jBaby Chicago’s Music & Memories

Monday, Jul 20, 2015
Summer Networking Event

Wednesday, Jul 22, 2015
Summer LEADS 2015

Thursday, Jul 23, 2015
Israel Summer Trivia host by Back From Birthright Israel

Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015
YLD Night at JUF Uptown Café

Monday, Aug 31, 2015
YLD Golf Outing

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