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Jewish reality show

I don’t want to get into whether it is a good idea or bad idea to move the American Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. Judaism has become such an insane, mean, ugly place that there…


RECONSTRUCTING JUDAISM IN CHICAGO…

By Ellen Braunstein, Special to Chicago Jewish News The central organization of the Reconstructionist Judaism movement has a new name, one that reflects its mission and role as innovators. “Reconstructing Judaism” is the new name for…


Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Tuesday, May 22 Ketura Hadassah presents singer Heather Braoudakis performing songs from the 1950’s. 12:30 p.m., Mayer Kaplan JCC, 5050 Church, Skokie. $3. (847) 673-0773. Wednesday, May 23 Max and Benny’s Restaurant holds “Trivia Night: Star Wars.”…





Judaism 2018

I have so much ground to cover this week that it’s hard to know where to start. So let’s start with Eric Schneiderman, but the latest in the long line of Jewish men with very…


CELEBRATING 50 YEARS…

By Ellen Braunstein, Special to Chicago Jewish News From meeting in founding members’ living rooms to live- streaming services into congregants’ homes, what a difference 50 years makes. Congregation Beth Shalom in Northbrook is winding down…


Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Saturday, May 12 Raue Center for the Arts presents Rita Rudner. 8 p.m., 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake. $35-$45.rauecenter.org or (815) 356-9212. Sunday, May 13 Skokie Valley Agudath Jacob presents Malka Simkovich speaking on “Philo of…