Stories from around the Chicago-area Jewish community.

Northwestern Hillel will host one of these Fellows starting next school year who will be trained in social action and community organizing methodologies to ensure that social justice is a theme woven into regular Hillel programming. 


  Move over, Steve Harvey. Chicago is home to three Jewish men doling out expert advice on dating, relating, and everything in between.

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 Speakers included Cook County Commissioner Larry Suffredin and Roberta Rakove, Senior Vice President of External Affairs at Sinai Health System. 

I first walked into Shari's pilates class in the early fall. I told her I was looking to get serious about working out after a lapse and some renewed physical pain. At that moment, I had no idea that’s she’d been diagnosed with Stage 3 Ovarian cancer...


My story, the narrative that I hold tightly at the center of who I am, the origin of all of my clinging and everything else that makes me a person, is about my mother.

Nasatir Interfaith Gathering

JUF President Dr. Steven B. Nasatir delivered the following remarks at “Love Thy Neighbor: An Interfaith Gathering Against Hate” on Feb. 8.

Interfaith Gathering Against Hate

Sponsored by JUF's Jewish Community Relations Council, the event featured stirring words against intolerance and for unity from Jewish, Muslim, and Christian faith and community leaders.

Rochelle Zell cheerleaders

This is no ordinary high school. It’s number one among America’s Best Jewish High Schools, according to 2016-2017 school rankings on Niche, a national school and neighborhood rating site.

Silverstein Base Hillel

One semester in, Silverstein Base Hillel creates community, family. 

Schaalman was a longtime leader in the Chicago Jewish community, including serving as a past president of JUF’s Chicago Board of Rabbis as well as a member of the JUF Board of Directors. He passed away on Jan. 31.

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