Jews running

I always thought I was going to be the first Jewish president of the United States. I’m not kidding. I remember very clearly at age 6 memorizing the presidential oath of office so that I…


A Chicago woman remembers her father’s last pogrom

By Charlotte Adelman, Special to Chicago Jewish News The year 2019 marks the 100th anniversary of the Kiev Pogroms of 1919. Unleashed by the Russian Civil War (1917-1921), pogroms spread to other regions and countries…


CHICAGO JEWISH WOMAN SAVES LIFE OF YOUNG BOY…

By Ellen Braunstein, Special to Chicago Jewish News A simple cheek swab collected at a Chicago Jewish donor drive saved the life of a baby who was battling an inherited immune symptom disorder until his…


Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Sunday, November 17 Representatives from two minyans, (prayer groups), the Egalitarian Minyan and Kehillat Shalom, will tell stories of their beginnings, at a special program starting at 10:15 a.m., at Ezra-Habonim, the Niles Township Jewish…




Today’s rules

You know it’s weird never have things been so wild westy, so anything goes, so no holds barred, so limits free, so break every rule, so out with standards and conventions and the traditional way…


FIRST WOMAN TO HEAD CHICAGO BOARD OF RABBIS…

By Ellen Braunstein, Special to Chicago Jewish News Reni Dickman, a Reform-ordained rabbi, was inspired by many things to become a Jewish spiritual leader — her parents, her rabbi, her temple, her camp, her youth…