Stories from around the Chicago-area Jewish community.

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Two restaurants in Champaign-Urbana will receive Kosher certification from Vaad Hoeir of St. Louis thanks to a kashering initiative led by Illini Hillel and the Orthodox Union Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus.

JUF also announced a new matching grant program, which will provide annual grants of $10,000-$50,000 to enhance security at qualifying local Jewish organizations.

The source of the fliers, which include the phrase "Ending white privilege starts with ending Jewish privilege," remains unknown.

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Immediately after the launch of the divestment campaign, students formed the group United Illini for a United Campus to oppose this divisive effort and to promote a unified campus.

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 Fliers claiming that “Jewish privilege” is the key to social injustice in the United States were found on the campus of the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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 “What would it mean to have stronger, healthier relationships between American Muslims and American Jews?” That’s the question that Imam Abdullah Antepli and Yossi Klein Halevi have been asking themselves for many years. 

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 As acts of anti-Semitism continue to rise across the country, city, county and state leaders are speaking out loudly against recent acts of hate that have targeted the Chicago metropolitan Jewish community.

Spiritual Jewish community launches Holistic Wellness Center photo

Mishkan Chicago, a non-denominational spiritual Jewish community in Chicago, launched its first ever wellness center, Maggie's Place, at its northside Ravenswood office.


The Fourth Annual JCC Chicago Jewish Film Festival opens March 9 and includes an Academy Award nominee and an exclusive special showing of a star-studded film prior to its national debut. 

Illinois Holocaust Museum hosts exhibit on Adolf Eichmann’s crimes, capture, and conviction.

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