January 2018


Nuts, crazy, insane

Has everybody gone crazy? Is the whole world nuts? And I’m not even thinking about Trump when I ask those questions. Even though it is a wonder to behold when U.S. senators, with a straight…


Questions about Jewish etiquette

By Minna Rae Friedman, Special to Chicago Jewish News Dear Minna Rae,      It’s after holiday-Chanukah time again and the children have received many lovely gifts. As usual, the ‘thank you’ question arises again. Is…


TWO SHULS TALK MERGER…

The Boards of Directors of two Highland Park Reform Jewish synagogues have voted to ask their members to consider combining the two into a single congregation. A vote in late April would bring together the…


NEW HOME FOR CHICAGO JEWISH DAY SCHOOL…

Chicago Jewish Day School has announced it will move to the New CJDS Campus in April. Fifteen years and several locations later— with over 220 students currently enrolled—the multi-denominational, progressive Jewish day school is officially…



Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Saturday, January 27 Ezra Habonim, the Niles Township Jewish Congregation presents Havdallah, Dinner and “The Lego Movie.” 5:30 p.m., 4500 Dempster, Skokie. $5. Reservations (847) 675-4141. Congregation Beth Shalom holds “Shabbat Yoga” with Joanna Kaplan….


Heal thyself: Spiritual health the key to physical health

By Rabbi Douglas Goldhamer, Guest Torah Columnist Torah Portion: Beshalach (Exodus 13:17-17:16) In this week’s Torah portion, Beshalach, G-d tells Moses, “if you will heed the Lord your G-d diligently, doing what is upright in…