November 2017

Loving relationship

Love is always better than fear. Choice is always better than coercion. With Israel’s next birthday being its 70th, you would have thought it would have figured that out by now. When you get to…



FORTY YEARS OF CHICAGO JEWISH HISTORY…

By Ellen Braunstein, Special to Chicago Jewish News At the nation’s bicentennial in 1976, Chicagoans experienced an exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry on the history of the Jewish community of Chicago. A…


Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Saturday, December 2 Congregation Beth Shalom holds “Shabba-Teen Shabbat Experience” with Rabbi Ari Averbach and Matt Rissien, youth director, discussing relevant topics. 10:30 a.m.-noon, 3433 Walters, Northbrook. (847) 498-4100. Congregation Beth Shalom presents “Havdallah, Dinner and…


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Peaceful reunions: Being strong spiritually and physically

By Rabbi Doug Zelden, Guest Torah Columnist Torah Portion: Vayishlach (Genesis 32:4−36:43) This week’s Torah portion, Vayishlach, begins with Jacob’s return to the land of Israel after twenty-two years away. It more specifically deals with…


Select guide to end of year charitable giving

American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science (312) 641-5700 www.weizmann-usa.org  Since its establishment in 1934 in Rehovot, Israel, the Weizmann Institute of Science has grown into one of the foremost centers of multidisciplinary research…


Carrington at Lincolnwood offers new look for senior living

“We are shifting the reality of senior living, and allowing prospective residents to raise their expectations,” said Stephen Kennery, executive director of The Carrington at Lincolnwood, as he addressed a packed house during their recent ‘New…




Jewish lessons from Pervertgate

So this is what it’s like to live through a revolution. Fact is, I’ve somehow managed to miss most of the societal revolutions that have taken place during my lifetime. I do very vividly recall…