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US Congressional staff visit local Jewish agencies

A dozen staff members representing the offices of several Illinois U.S. Congressional delegates...

8/19/2016 10:52:24 AM

Next on 'Sanctuary:' Ta’am Yisrael – A Taste of Israel for Teens

How do you help young Jewish teens discover what being Jewish means to them? Take them to Israel.

8/18/2016 2:23:19 PM

JUF, ADL host discussion for Jewish state legislators from across the US

Anti-BDS legislation was one of the primary topics, an area in which Illinois led the way with...

8/12/2016 10:57:50 AM

Record-breaking day of gun violence impacts communities in partnership with JCRC

Monday marked the deadliest day in Chicago in 13 years with a reported 19 people shot and nine...

8/12/2016 9:29:09 AM

Step by step, brick by brick: Interfaith leaders gather for unveiling of new Dr. King monument

Half a century after bricks were thrown at those marching with Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr....

8/11/2016 3:35:34 PM

Chicago’s 19 Diller Teen Fellows feel part of ‘one big Jewish family’ during Israel seminar

Diller Teen Fellows returned home Tuesday morning after a three-week seminar in Israel.

7/28/2016 4:08:08 PM

First transgender officer finds acceptance, purpose in Israel Defense Forces

Sitting before a group of 60 peers would rarely be difficult for a highly-trained military...

7/26/2016 12:13:43 PM

Illinois Treasurer Frerichs, State Sen. Harmon explore high-tech side of Israel on JUF mission

Illinois Treasurer Michael Frerichs and State Sen. Don Harmon recently returned from an intensive...

7/22/2016 10:51:25 AM

Outrage over new wave of terror attacks, murders

“We are horrified by these wanton acts of terror. We say: Enough." David T. Brown, JUF’s Jewish...

6/30/2016 5:15:15 PM

Israel Science and Technology: July 2016

Doctor Octopus is Spider-Man’s nemesis, but real doctors are learning from a real octopus how to...

6/24/2016 2:33:15 PM

Chicago Jewish Federation opens Baton Rouge Flood Relief Fund

The need for human services and home remediation from flood damage has grown significantly...

8/17/2016 4:21:06 PM

JCRC condemns murder of Catholic priest in Normandy, France

JCRC Chair David T. Brown and Executive Director Emily Sweet issued the following statement in...

7/29/2016 9:09:14 AM

JUF mourns Elie Wiesel

Today, we mourn the death of author, Nobel laureate and treasured friend Elie Wiesel, z"l.

7/2/2016 10:14:04 PM

In remote Madagascar, a new community chooses to be Jewish

"I found Judaism. I found my roots, baruch Hashem ... Am Yisrael Chai”—the people of Israel live.

6/24/2016 2:41:20 PM

JCRC encourages Congress to act on gun legislation

Chicago’s Jewish Community Relations Council has a long-standing gun safety policy.

6/17/2016 9:16:50 AM

New novel 'The Imperial Wife' chosen as this year’s One Book, One Community

For the sixth year in a row, Chicago’s Jewish community will mark Jewish Book Month with One Book...

8/18/2016 4:24:58 PM

‘2 Broke Girls’ and 1 funny guy

Skokie is known for being home to all things Jewish: Jewish bookstores, synagogues, kosher...

7/7/2016 12:59:33 PM

Israeli ‘This American Life’ visits Chicago

Israeli podcast, ‘Israel Story,’ showcases three-dimensional Israel

6/24/2016 3:04:20 PM

One woman’s food odyssey leads to stirring her own pot of love

That Dawn Lerman—an emotionally undernourished kid from Chicago—would grow up to become a...

5/31/2016 3:00:41 PM

Chicago playwright takes on legendary Zionist newspaperman and screenwriter in new one-man play

A few years ago, Chicago playwright James Sherman came across legendary newspaperman and writer...

5/31/2016 2:44:10 PM

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