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Real Stories - Changed Lives

REAL STORIES - CHANGED LIVES

Beneath the Helmet

Beneath the Helmet: From High School to the Home Front is more than just a film.   Read More »

People of the Books

PEOPLE OF THE BOOKS

Real live authors

Last November, Chicago Tribune reporter Christopher Borrelli wrote about seeing English novelist Martin Amis reflect on his book Zone of Interest as part of the Chicago Humanities Festival. Borrelli quipped about assumptions made by those who would never dream of attending an author talk, stating "it needs saying. This is entertainment."  Read More »

Heart of the Matter

HEART OF THE MATTER

Boycott yourself

To those obsessed with scrutinizing, magnifying and brandishing what they see as the flaws, misdeeds, depredations and crimes attending the liberation of the Jewish people, please look in the mirror. Who do you see?   Read More »

Rega, a Moment

REGA, A MOMENT

A moment to consider...favorites

I don’t have a favorite song. I don’t have a favorite color. I don’t have a favorite book or movie or song or food or season or toy.  Read More »

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Governor Rauner hosts model Seder
About 75 legislators and executive branch officials as well as Jewish Federation leaders from across the state participated. 

African-Americans and Jews celebrate, discuss ‘modern plagues’ at JCRC Freedom Seder
Nearly 100 members of Chicago’s African-American and Jewish communities, including more than a dozen pastors and rabbis, took part in JUF’s Jewish Community Relations Council’s Freedom Seder this week.

Path of love
It's hard not to get worn down by the steady stream of hate flooding our newsfeeds.

Hillel responds to Loyola student government passing divestment bill
On Tuesday evening, Loyola's student government passed a resolution demanding the university divest from companies because they do business with Israel. 

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VIDEO: Rebuilding Bridges: African-American/Jewish Relations Today

This episode of “Sanctuary” explores the state of the relationship – past, present and future – through the eyes of a rabbi and a black pastor who have made reinvigorating relations between their communities a personal mission.

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The real story behind the orange on the seder plate
I present you here with the real story of why people put an orange on the Seder plate.

Governor Rauner hosts model Seder
About 75 legislators and executive branch officials as well as Jewish Federation leaders from across the state participated. 

Bringing everyone into the greater community
YLD creates welcoming space for LGBTQ Jews 

Hillel responds to Loyola student government passing divestment bill
On Tuesday evening, Loyola's student government passed a resolution demanding the university divest from companies because they d

Jews who ride bikes
Connecting Jews who ride bikes 

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