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News from the Jewish entertainment and cultural scene.

Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema lands in theaters Nov. 1 photo

Coming to the Festival is like going to Israel itself. If you go once, you’re hooked. There’s so much to see, and something for everyone.

Challah High Holiday

Chef Laura’s challah for the High Holidays and Shabbat

Women Rabbis

It took a village of passionate and undaunted individuals to normalize women at the pulpit.

The Imperial Wife

For the sixth year in a row, Chicago’s Jewish community will mark Jewish Book Month with One Book | One Community, in which a single book is selected as the focus of a series of activities.

Broke Girl Comedian

Skokie is known for being home to all things Jewish: Jewish bookstores, synagogues, kosher restaurants, and even The Bagel. But not everyone knows it is home to television star, Jonathan Kite, who plays Oleg Golishevsky on CBS’s hit sitcom 2 Broke Girls. 

Israel Voices Amer Life

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

My fat dad

That Dawn Lerman—an emotionally undernourished kid from Chicago—would grow up to become a nutritionist and the author of the New York Times Well blog series, “My Fat Dad,” might seem either against the odds—or pure destiny. 

Ben Hecht

A few years ago, Chicago playwright James Sherman came across legendary newspaperman and writer Ben Hecht’s book, A Guide for the Bedevilled. 

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

Protecting Page book

“Eventually I just challenged myself to write a story that my readers couldn’t put down and would love to discuss.” 

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