INFORMING VOTERS: Chicago’s Aviva Rosman is fighting against ignorance in the voting booth with an online guide to political races in all 50 states, in order to “make democracy work the way it’s supposed to.”

By George Castle, Special to Chicago Jewish News The acid test of Aviva Rosman’s non-partisan, apolitical operation of her BallotReady web site was in profiling Arthur Jones’ stances running for Congress in Illinois’ 3rd District. Any…

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Life and deaths

Sometimes, G-d sends us subtle messages, sometimes He hits us right on the head, right between the eyes. One can only hope we are starting to get the message after the jarring events of the…


YOUNG JEWS AND SOCIAL JUSTICE…

By Ellen Braunstein, Special to Chicago Jewish News In just 12 days, Abby Tzinberg, 16, grew as a person and an advocate for social justice and social change. Syd Bakal, 18, learned ways to uproot the…


END OF AN ERA AT JUF…

Dr. Steven B. Nasatir, President of the Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago and the longest-serving chief executive of any Jewish Federation in North America, has announced that he will transition to a new…


BETH HILLEL AT 60…

By Ellen Braunstein, Special to Chicago Jewish News Sixty menorahs burned brightly at Beth Hillel Bnai Emunah synagogue on December 16, 2017. The mass lighting marked the 60th anniversary year of the founding of the Conservative…


Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Saturday, June 16 Ezra-Habonim, the Niles Township Jewish Congregation holds “Men’s Club Shabbat” followed by Kiddush lunch. 9:30 a.m., 4500 Dempster, Skokie. (847) 675-4141. Sunday, June 17 Skokie Valley Agudath Jacob presents David Shyovitz speaking on “Piety…




SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH JEWS

Corky Siegel headlines the Greater Chicago Jewish Festival By George Castle, Special to Chicago Jewish News An array of sights always locks in on the senses for attendees of the Greater Chicago Jewish Festival in the Cook…


Compassion for Roseanne

I feel bad for Roseanne. No, that does not make me a racist or one who tolerates or excuses racism. It does make me a Jew and a human being. I must admit this whole…