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Stories from around the Chicago-area Jewish community.

Camp Gen

As a 13-year-old, my favorite spot in all the world was the kikar, the huge grassy plaza at the center of Camp Ramah in Wisconsin.

Last summer, the camp added a program called #BIG IDEA, a tech innovation camp with a twist.


85 Kabbalistic scrolls, long kept in Chicago, are brought to Israel


A week after the Pittsburgh massacre, Jews around Chicago, the country and the world united for Solidarity Shabbat.


A local conference provided synagogues and agencies with resources to create a more inclusive environment for LGBTQ community members.


A new summer camp option for teens will take them to Israel for a Hebrew immersion experience.


If you’re ever in a bad mood, pull up one of comedian James Corden’s viral videos of Carpool Karaoke—and you’re bound to feel better.  

Analysts view election outcome through a Jewish lens at JUF Government Affairs Committee/Jewish Community Relations Council session


The dinner, which kicked off the 2019 JUF Annual Campaign, reminded the community that the Jewish spirit can never be crushed.

Pittsburgh Gathering

A standing-room only crowd of 1,800 Chicagoans of all faiths came together on Nov. 1 in response to the Shabbat massacre at Pittsburgh's Tree of Life*Or L'Simcha Congregation.

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