Stories from around the Chicago-area Jewish community.

Commemorate the 78th anniversary of Kristallnacht at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, at Beth Hillel Congregation B’nai Emunah.

Sarnoff Center

A generous endowment gift to JUF’s Centennial Campaign from Norton and Elaine Sarnoff will provide the Center the resources to further its mission.

Analyzing the first presidential debate, welcoming the newest Israeli diplomat in Chicago and honoring the memory of those slain at Babi Yar 75 years ago were on the slate of the latest meeting.

Sixteen student interns were joined by their on-campus supervisors from 14 universities

Schechter is the only Jewish day school across the nation to receive this honor this year.

Chicago remembers the life and legacy of Shimon Peres photo

Shimon Peres, Nobel Peace Prize winner, former President of Israel, and the last of the country's founders, died Sept. 27 at age 93.

Roz Varon

I found the lump, under my arm while in the shower. It was a surreal moment—your gut tells you it’s a tumor, yet you pray with all your might it’s anything but.

On Thursday, Sept. 15, the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago presented Brown with the Julius Rosenwald Memorial Award.

The noon luncheon was preceded by a morning business that opened with the unanimous election of the 2016-17 JUF/Federation Board.

Annual Meeting 2016 photo 2

The Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago held its 116th Annual Meeting at the Hyatt Regency Chicago on Sept. 15. 

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