Stories from around the Chicago-area Jewish community.

The Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago has put its money where its mouth is when it comes to socially responsible investing.

Cook County State's Attorney Kimberly Foxx and Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza discuss violence, the budget impasse and how those issues are linked

Freedom Song is an original musical production created and performed by individuals who are current or past residents of Beit T'Shuvah, the interdenominational Jewish treatment program in Los Angeles.  

Annual grants support a diverse approach to religious practice.

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.

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