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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

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

How Israel may fare in a post-Brexit era

Ofer Bavly, director of JUF's Israel Office, offers a morning-after analysis of how Britain's...

6/24/2016 10:13:24 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

We mourn the lives lost in Orlando

JUF and JCRC sent the following letter to Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer following the tragic shooting...

6/14/2016 9:54:04 AM

Funding for Holocaust survivor services moves to US Senate

The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee has moved to provide $2.5 million for the Holocaust...

6/10/2016 9:08:45 AM

‘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

Spertus Institute to transform gift shop into Jewish arts and culture lab

Changes are coming to the lobby of Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership.

5/19/2016 4:03:57 PM


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