Stories from around the Chicago-area Jewish community.


In a candid, casual conversation facilitated by his aunt, Wendy Platt Newberger, Platt regaled the audience with tales of camp, Passover, acting, singing, and his love for his Jewish mother. 


The night featured live presentations by a select group of nonprofits pitching innovative grant proposals in keeping with JWF's mission of supporting Jewish women and girls

Legal commentator Nancy Grace talks to JUF News in advance of her appearance in Chicago.

Dr. Ofer Merin on his work in humanitarian assistance and trauma treatment

Southern Illinois Rock Climbing Downstate5

Small but strong is an identity the Jewish community of Southern Illinois wears proudly. And Camp Ben Frankel, its overnight camp outside Carbondale, not only mirrors that identity -- it helps build it.


While, amazingly, I am not the first and only person to accomplish this ridiculously incredible feat, I know I will not be the last.

Linda Working Mom

Mine is among the more than one in three households today where the mother is the primary bread earner. 


Skokie Jewish native artists and teachers Rena Grosser and Ariela Robinson, and Jewish activist Craig Dershowitz figured out how to leverage their work and talents to help heal the youngest victims of violence.


In honor of Shavuot, we profile the inspiring stories of four Chicago-area Jews-by-Choice.

Get Together Walker

This trip made me realize how easy it is to love rather than hate.

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