October 2017


Pig man and wonder woman

It is the best of Jewish times, it is the worst of Jewish times. Talk about going from the ridiculous to the sublime. Make that from the slime to the sublime. Jews, as they so…



Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Saturday, October 14 Debbie Sue Goodman presents “An Evening of Comedy & Music.” 7-8:30 p.m., Euro Echo Café, 7919 Lincoln Ave., Skokie. (847) 213-0598. Sunday, October 15 Ezra-Habonim, the Niles Township Jewish Congregation holds “Apple…



A Jewish vet going strong at 100

By Ellen Braunstein, Special to Chicago Jewish News David Hymes recently marked two major milestones – his 100th birthday and his founding of a Jewish War Veterans post 50 years ago. He celebrated his centennial…


Music of Sephardic Jews comes to Chicago

By Ellen Braunstein, Special to Chicago Jewish News The Newberry Consort will present the music of the Sephardic Jews in Renaissance Spain at their first concert of the season, taking place Nov. 3 to 5 at Northwestern…




Happy Yom Kippur

This year, Yom Kippur made me very happy. Now I know joy is not something one associates with the Day of Atonement. Normally you think of solemnity, seriousness, holiness. But the truth is, from a…