CHICAGO JEWISH GIRL IN COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG…

By Ellen Braunstein, Special to Chicago Jewish News An alphabet sampler stitched by a Chicago Jewish schoolgirl in 1868 is one of the first Judaica objects acquired by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation to tell the…


Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Thursday, May 30 Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster St., Skokie, Presents “The Music of Modern Jewish Women Composers,” featuring Koleynu in Concert: The Temple Beth Israel Adult Choir with Marla Aviva Bentley, Director of…




Four Chords and a Gun

By: Andrew Leshner Broadway in Chicago delivers yet again, introducing a comedy drama centered on the rock band, The Ramones.  The performance follows each band member’s personal story, as well as the band’s rise, influence,…



Facts and opinions

So I got a call this week from someone I went to Skokie yeshiva with and who I don’t think I’ve seen since we graduated back in 1973 (wow, that sounds like a long time…


JEWISH VALUES AND HEALTHY MARRIAGES…

By Ellen Braunstein, Special to Chicago Jewish News Once a struggling Jewish couple, Phil and Helen Kornick healed their broken marriage through a program designed for those married in the Catholic faith. No similar Jewish…