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Stories from around the Chicago-area Jewish community.

Introducing the new Jewish state representatives photo

Joining the large freshmen class—33 of the 118 Illinois State Representatives—are four Jewish representatives.

marv levy

Many a football fan in the city has encountered Levy on one of his daily walks near his Lincoln Park home, or as he bounds about Northwestern’s downtown campus.

18 under 18 2019

Springboard, the Jewish Teen Alliance of Chicago, and JUF have announced the third cohort of 18 Under 18 honorees.


Some stuff is useful. And, just as important as sparking joy is avoiding the bad kind of spark.


Chicagoans joined members of other Federations on JFNA’s National Young Leadership Cabinet civil rights mission. 


Israeli expert Dr. Meir Elran, Ph.D., predicts the upcoming Israeli elections could have significant ramifications on the unresolved conflict with the Palestinians.

HOME_Susan’s Garden

A new garden will be completed this spring at Mount Sinai Hospital in southwestern Chicago. 

Alene Rutzky March Issue

In her role as South Suburban Coordinator, Rutzky’s days were devoted to identifying and filling service gaps within the local Jewish community.


A new book explores decades of a Chicago area synagogue's history.


The story of Diana Leifer's breathtaking garden in Chicago's Bowmanville neighborhood began a continent away.

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