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The Jewish Federation's Research Training Internship studied Judaism’s relationship with food and the challenges it creates.

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Highlights from the 118th Annual Meeting of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago on Thursday, Sept. 13.

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Lion Luncheon honors ‘community treasure’ Merle Cohen, features courageous journalist Lara Logan 

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When Shapiro retired in 2000 from BJBE, he did so having forged an indelible, familial bond with his congregants over the course of nearly four decades.

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Jewish chaplaincy program offers comfort and support in times of need

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Sarah Waxman was feeling disconnected from her body and Jewish life. But once she learned about the Jewish ritual of Rosh Chodesh, Judaism quickly became central to her life. 

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"There's a creative energy that comes with working with this population that is exciting and limitless."

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In her new role at JCC Chicago, she will oversee day and overnight camp, early childhood, recreation, cultural arts and community engagement, and fundraising efforts for the agency.

New law creates model program to treat adolescents and young adults in the early stages of serious mental illness or addiction

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This year’s meeting marks a great milestone and the beginning of a transition to a new era. 

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