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Next on 'Sanctuary:' Can Jews and Muslims Relate on Campus?

The episode will air at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14 on ABC7-Channel 7.

2/9/2016 12:33:54 PM

Author and researcher Dacher Keltner to speak on the science of a meaningful life Feb. 25

The 'Born to be Good' author was a consultant on the Disney/Pixar film 'Inside Out.'

2/4/2016 4:02:12 PM

David Prystowsky to lead JUF Campaign professional staff

 David Prystowsky, vice president of Campaign at JUF, has assumed the role as the senior...

2/4/2016 3:31:20 PM

Exhibit now showcasing ‘What We Carried: Stories by Iraqi Refugees’

The Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center has kicked off...

2/4/2016 3:03:02 PM

Congress wraps up 2015, addresses Federation priorities

"A number of programs our affiliated agencies rely on not only survived, but in some cases, saw...

2/4/2016 2:54:12 PM

K’zohar Ha-Ivrit: Presidents Day—Yom Ha-ne-si-im

The Hebrew word na-si is mentioned in the Bible 129 times and it means ‘chief’, ‘prince,’ and...

2/2/2016 11:55:57 AM

Israel science and technology: February 2016

BGU's Prof. Yosi Kost invented a novel drug delivery system that targets not just a cancer cell,...

2/2/2016 11:49:30 AM

New video contest asks what inspires us about Israel

“Inspired by Israel” is a new video contest for short videos that answer the question: “Why are we...

12/23/2015 10:27:17 AM

K’zohar Ha-Ivrit: Winter—Ho-ref and S’tav

It is January and winter is here. The birds migrate south and some people follow their path as...

12/21/2015 3:28:16 PM

Israel science and technology: January 2016

An old riddle runs: “What did the bald man say about his comb?

12/21/2015 3:11:13 PM

On Holocaust Remembrance Day, former prisoners mark liberation at Auschwitz

International Holocaust Remembrance Day is observed on Jan. 27, the anniversary of the Auschwitz...

1/27/2016 1:02:54 PM

Thirty years of tikkun olam

Ruth Messinger reflects on American Jewish World Service’s social justice impact 

12/23/2015 12:12:12 PM

Jews on Mars?

Barak Stoltz moves from the Windy City to the Red Planet

12/23/2015 11:12:10 AM

UN atomic agency closes Iran nuclear investigation

The action means that some allegations about the weapons project may never be answered. 

12/17/2015 10:26:35 AM

New UN report confirms Iran worked on nuclear weapons

 In the 15-page report, the agency was blunt in its assessment that Iran had a coordinated...

12/4/2015 12:05:58 PM

Get ‘Tuned In’

“Tuned In 2016, the 9th Annual Larry Dobkin Showcase” is scheduled for Sunday, March 13....

2/1/2016 3:05:17 PM

Spertus Institute presents the ‘Sunday Cinema’ film series in February

A different film will be screened each Sunday in February at 2 p.m., each one followed by a...

2/1/2016 2:57:55 PM

Russia in a new light, in memoirs that delight

A man whose life span now approaches nine decades, Weil’s life as an academic and a cultural...

2/1/2016 1:22:26 PM

Messiaen’s 'Quartet for the End of Time’ to be performed at North Shore Congregation Israel

In the midst of such ugliness, the artistic expression of this prisoner of war stands as a...

12/21/2015 4:25:28 PM

The 'Fiddler' returns for its 50th

This is the final event -- some might even say the culminating event -- in the worldwide...

12/21/2015 1:40:41 PM

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