The Chai Road

Reflections from your editor, Cindy Sher, on people living their Jewish lives each day. Read more »

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Heart of the Matter

A heartfelt look by Aaron B. Cohen at the great arc of life through the prism of its details. Read more »

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In With the Nu

Adventures of a Jewish 20-something, by Stefanie Pervos Bregman Read more »

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Ethics of the Mother

Empty nester Linda Haase considers lessons learned and progress made in her lifetime, through a Jewish woman’s lens. Read more »

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Joel Schatz offers a slightly off-center look at the news. Read more »

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News and Views on Jews and Music

Paul Wieder is putting Jewish music on your playlist! Plus updates on Jewish music festivals, reviews of Jewish music websites and blogs, and insights from Jewish music producers and promoters. Let’s make Jewish music part of your well-balanced musical diet! Read more »

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Millennial Mishegas

Steven Chaitman shares what's on his Millennial mind and brings some re-Jew-venating perspective to contemporary issues in our rapidly evolving world. Read more »


Oy! Bites

A taste of what’s going on at Oy!Chicago, an online community for Jews in the Loop! Read more »


Rega, a Moment

An occasional chance to take a moment, take a breath, and look at what's around you with Anita Silvert. Read more »


Tzivi's Cinema Spotlight

After 35 years in Chicago, Jan Lisa Huttner (Tzivi) now lives in Brooklyn. She recently released a new eBook, " Tevye's Daughters: No Laughing Matter ." Read more »

Suzanne Strassberger

Policy and Politics in the Land of Lincoln

Suzanne Strassberger writes about the personalities, minutiae, and back-stories behind decision-making in Springfield. Read more »

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Plain Meanings - Complex Texts

Rabbi Yehiel Poupko is bridging the gap between old Jewish books and contemporary realities. Read more »


Real Stories - Changed Lives

Personal stories of lives impacted by the opportunities offered through JUF's Israel Education Center. Read more »

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Outside In

Christine Sierocki Lupella experiences life in the Jewish community from a non-Jewish perspective Read more »


Don’t call me yenta

Jewish celebrity gossip roundup along with some colorful commentary by Cheryl Jacobs. Read more »


The Leading Edge

Jewish leadership expert Dr. Hal M. Lewis, President and CEO of Spertus Institute, on Judaism, leaders, and leadership. Read more »


People of the Books

Reviews, recommendations, and other reasons to read. By Spertus Institute's Betsy Gomberg. Read more »

Deb Weiner

Seeing Abilities in Those with Disabilities

How does the Jewish community include individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities? In all walks of life, spiritual, educational, recreational and social, how do we help create a warm and safe space for this underserved population? Keshet is an organization that provides answers to these questions for the Jewish community and beyond. Read more »


The Caregiving Coach: Professional Advice from Your Eldercare Consultants

Your Eldercare Consultants are a team of experts with advanced degrees in social work and special training in gerontology. With great depth of combined experience, Your Eldercare Consultants are well equipped to help older adults and their families manage the transitions and challenges of aging. Through this blog, they will address the common questions and concerns caregivers encounter today. Find out more about the team at Read more »


Healthy Jewish Homes and Community

Life doesn't come with a manual when it comes to the challenges and joys we face in our day-to-day lives. Amy Rubin, Director of Community Programs is here to guide you to helpful insights and supportive services at Jewish Child & Family Services. Read more »


Words of the Workplace

Job search and small business strategies from JVS Chicago Read more »

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L’Dor V’Dorm Room

Learning from the voices of our next generation….as they try to make it to class on time. Read more »


A Curious World

Insights on global issues by Steven Dishler Read more »

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