Megyn, Les, 2019 and us

So we’ve just begun a new secular year. What I like about that is that it gives me an excuse to think deep spiritual thoughts, try to make some larger point about looking back at…


Events Coming Up In Jewish Chicago

Saturday, January 5 Warm up on a cold winter’s night with a musical Melava Malka featuring the Klezmer Love Machine  at 8 p.m. at Young Israel of WRP, 2706 W. Touhy in Chicago. Complimentary refreshments; pizza available…





Character of a policy

There is policy and there is character. And while you might think one has nothing to do with the other, sooner or later, character always catches up with policy. For more than two years now,…


JUF NAMES LONNIE NASATIR PRESIDENT-ELECT…

Lonnie Nasatir has been named as President-Elect of the Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago. He will assume the role of President on July 1, 2019. Nasatir has served as the Anti-Defamation League’s Regional…


CHICAGO CANTOR WHO’S ALSO AN ENTERTAINER…

By Ellen Braunstein, Special to Chicago Jewish News Charlene Brooks’ parents, both Holocaust survivors, toiled 12-hour days at their dry cleaning and alterations business leaving their daughter to fend for herself as a latchkey kid in…