The only thing we have to fear

We need to calm down. Now I know it’s hard to have perspective when you are in mourning, when you are in shock. But some perspective is called for, before we all scare the hell…


Guide to Jewish summer overnight camps

Beber Camp (847) 677-7130 www.bebercamp.com Beber Camp is a co-ed, residential Jewish camp located in Mukwonago, Wisconsin, only 90 minutes northwest of Chicago. We offer 2, 4, 8 week sessions, as well as a trial…


Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Saturday, November 10 Congregation Yehuda Moshe holds annual ”Night of Knowledge” featuring 8 speakers  in 2 sessions. 8 p.m., 4721 W. Touhy, Lincolnwood. For more information call (847) 673-5870. Sunday, November 11 Lincolnwood Jewish Congregation A.G. Beth…





An American tragedy

I keep thinking about the baby. Sort of lost in all the news about, all the horror from the slaughter at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh is the fact that as the murderer…


Jewish etiquette advice

By Minna Rae Friedman, Special to Chicago Jewish News Dear Minna Rae, I just received a “Save the date” notice for a destination wedding next summer. I know already, that for several reasons, I won’t be…


Chicago Jews gather to mourn tragedy

By Ellen Braunstein, Special to Chicago Jewish News The Chicago area Jewish community gathered this week at vigils to mourn the victims of the shooting rampage at Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh that left 11 dead…