Stories from around the Chicago-area Jewish community.

Jewish Community Centers throughout the U.S. received telephonic bomb threats on Monday, all of which turned out to be false.

Diller Graduation 2017

 Nineteen Jewish teens from the Chicago area graduated from the Diller Teen Fellows program on Sunday, Jan. 8. Graduating Fellow Elly Qunell, a junior at Naperville North High School, delivered the following speech. 

 The Community Foundation for Jewish Education has received a Signature Grant from The Covenant Foundation to launch The Chicago Teachers Project: A Laboratory for Jewish Early Childhood Education. 

Hebrew schools

A grade-Aleph education

defiant requiem tickets

Tickets are on sale for the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago’s gala presentation of “Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezin,” a multimedia production that makes its Chicago premiere Thursday, March 23.

The Jewish Women’s Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago (JWF) has awarded $345,500 to 21 outstanding projects that improve the lives of Jewish women and girls in Chicago and around the world.

Steans Nybo

State Sens. Julie Morrison, Heather Steans and Chris Nybo, and Secretary of the Illinois Department of Human Services James T. Dimas, discussed  Illinois’ new vision for serving individuals with behavioral health needs, state budget negotiations and options for moving forward.

With the new start of the 115th Congress in January, there may be new tax legislation limiting charitable deductions.

Rep. Lou Lang

The Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago honored Illinois House Deputy Majority Leader and State Rep. Louis Lang at its December 2016 Board of Directors meeting.


Two weeks before Chanukah, 2,000 young Chicago Jews got a couple early gifts.

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