Stories from around the Chicago-area Jewish community.


Emma Lookatch's bat mitzvah was a milestone for her and an important step on the way to inclusivity of all learners.


Three local grandmothers celebrated their learning with a siyum ceremony.


Some Apachi campers will be speaking Hebrew all summer with their Israeli counselors.


In his retirement, Rabbi Michael Balinsky plans to enact his advice to others: “Never stop teaching or learning.”


Dickman is the first woman ever to serve in this position.

The Jewish experience in the blessedly, former Soviet Union can be described as life on a roller coaster with ups and downs.

36 Under 36 2019 grid

For the eighth year, the Jewish United Fund of Chicago has announced its "Double Chai in the Chi: 36 Under 36" list of young Jewish movers and shakers in Chicago.

Camp Ramah’s first summer in 1947

...and JUF is committed to Jewish campers

maccabi games 2019

The 2019 games will run from late July to early August.


Jews around the Chicago area are working together to bring innovative mental health resources to the Jewish community and beyond.

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