September 2017


TrumpJewishWorld

Are you getting the feeling that the Jewish world is more and more becoming like Trumpworld? I long ago made the point that I truly believe the Donald and the Bibi are identical twins. Each…



Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Saturday, September 30 Ezra-Habonim, the Niles Township Jewish Congregation holds free, special High Holiday Family Service. 9:45 a.m., 4500 W. Dempster, Skokie. More information (847) 675-4141. Sunday, October 1 Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center…




The whole year

Wouldn’t it be great if we actually meant what we said, felt what we felt when we’re in synagogue on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. We all talk and pray about how we plan to…


Song of Torah: Passing down teachings to the next generation

By Lawrence F. Layfer, Guest Torah Columnist Torah Portion:Haazinu (Deuteronomy 32:1–52) “My teaching shall drop as the rain…(Deuteronomy 32:2)” Six times Moses has gained the attention of the Israelites with a stern and familiar phrase: “Shema,…


Jewish sound: Concerts to feature works of Jewish composers

By Ellen Braunstein, Special to Chicago Jewish News Chicago a cappella kicks off its 25th season with a series of four Jewish-themed concerts in October titled “Funny, That Doesn’t Sound Jewish.”   The unaccompanied singing ensemble…


Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Sunday, September 24 Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center holds family arts program, “Posters That Rock” for ages 8 and over. 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie. Free with Museum admission. Reservations: ilholocaustmuseum.org or…