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Vanguard Amy Poehler

The JUF Vanguard Dinner, featuring Amy Poehler, will be held Tuesday, Nov. 7, at the Sheraton Grand Chicago.

AE music

Founded in 2012, MeMA-Music is an eight-week program that operates in Chicago Public Schools, teaching students about social and political activism through the lens of the groundbreaking music of the 1960s and 1970s.  

Film fest 2017

Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema’s Cindy Stern gives readers a glimpse into what festival goers can expect.

The restaurant will be supervised by the Chicago Rabbinical Council and feature classic deli fare, sandwiches, and prepared food.


Thepremise is inspired by the real life of Jewish actor Mark Feuerstein—of Royal Pains, Prison Break, and West Wing fame.

 Rabbi Zev Farber’s new book‘Halakhic Realities: Collected Essays on Organ Donation’

As he watched The Pride of the Yankees more than a decade ago, Richard Sandomir was struck anew by the film’s climactic scene of Gary Cooper, playing the ailing baseball star Lou Gehrig, proclaiming himself to be “the luckiest man on the face of the Earth.”


There came a point when even the usually optimistic Rabbi Evan Moffic, of Congregation Solel in Highland Park, needed some help being happy. He turned to a prayer he had been saying for years.

Chana Book1

Poupko's book superbly illuminates Chana's unique place in biblical and rabbinic tradition.

Bill Graham

While gazing at a Jimi Hendrix suit and Janis Joplin's tambourine, you could be forgiven for thinking you were at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. But no, you're in Skokie.

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