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Orphaned Israeli teens take post-b'nai mitzvah trip to Chicago

A group of Israeli teens visited Chicago this week as part of a special North American trip...

7/29/2016 9:46:56 AM

‘Defiant Requiem’ to make Chicago premiere March 23

Virginia & Norman Bobins, Karyn & Bill Silverstein chair benefit for Holocaust Community Services

7/26/2016 4:03:03 PM

JUF-Federation allocates over $153 million to continue critical life-enhancing work in FY 2017

For 116 years, the Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago has been at the...

7/26/2016 3:53:58 PM

Abner Mikva—congressman, federal court judge, and advisor to presidents—dies at 90

One of the most-told stories in Chicago involves a law-school student who tried to volunteer for...

7/26/2016 2:08:25 PM

Writing their stories: Reversing the culture of silence

Decades before a sexual assault victim had the courage to fight back against her Stanford attacker...

7/26/2016 1:50:48 PM

Local businessman produces feature film ‘Tommy’s Honour’

Local venture capitalist and golf enthusiast Keith Bank has produced his second motion picture. 

7/26/2016 12:00:27 PM

Adult b’nai mitzvah: Ready for primetime

On March 2, 1966,The Dick van Dyke Show aired a remarkable event: Buddy Sorrell’s bar mitzvah. 

7/26/2016 11:23:20 AM

Local leaders make the case for El Al to land in Chicago

Flights - as frequent as three times a week - could begin in 2017 or 2018.

7/22/2016 10:04:14 AM

Rep. Robin Kelly discusses Israel, new anti-violence initiative with JUF leadership

Rep. Robin Kelly met with JUF leaders this week to discuss her recent trip to Israel.

7/21/2016 5:09:04 PM

JUF and Oy!Chicago announce fifth annual Jewish '36 Under 36' list

The list shines a spotlight on the faces of Chicago's Jewish future and recognizes the amazing...

7/19/2016 11:58:26 AM

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