December 2017

END OF HEBREW AT EVANSTON HIGH?…

By Ellen Braunstein, Special to Chicago Jewish News Ben Sollinger enrolled in Evanston Township High School as a freshman prepared for level IV in the Hebrew language program. He will graduate next year entirely fluent,…


Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Tuesday, December 26 Keturah Hadassah hosts Joffrey Ballte’s Nutcracker. 2 p.m., Auditorium theatre. $38. For main floor seats, contact Beth Sair at (630) 294-7247 or Rosanne Sangerman at (773) 761-6862. Thursday, December 28 Illinois Holocaust…





A truly great rabbi

I am not a big fan of rabbis. As we all know, the lowest form of human life are lawyers. People so full of themselves, and so full of other stuff, that they believe it…


CHICAGO EXPERTS SPLIT ON TRUMP JERUSALEM MOVE…

By Ellen Braunstein When President Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and announced plans to relocate the U.S. embassy there, he risked a huge backlash from around the world.  Two experts at Northwestern University,…


Events Coming Up in Jewish Chicago

Saturday, December 16 Makom Shalom, a Jewish Renewal Congregation, holds Chanukah celebration including pot luck dinner, concert and Chanukah teachings. 5 p.m., Broadway United Methodist Church, 3338 N. Broadway, Chicago. $20 adults, $10 children. makomshalom.com….