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From the Soviet Union to a new life in Chicago

By Ellen Braunstein, Special to Chicago Jewish News Bena Shklyanoy, 72, of Chicago began the family blog www.appledoesnotfall.com to educate her grandchildren about her experience as a Soviet Jewish émigré and that of an older generation…


Jewish world, Jewish news

If there was still any doubt that Vladimir Putin has something on Donald Trump, the summit in Helsinki should have put a definite end to that. There is simply no other way to explain how…


Steve Solomon back in Skokie to share family memories

By George Castle, Special to Chicago Jewish News During his comedy shows, Steve Solomon always sends out the ultimate in mixed signals. He is the product of a marriage between an Italian mother and Jewish father….


Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Monday, July 23 Max and Benny’s Restaurant holds author night featuring Joni Hirsh Blackman, author and journalist. 7-8:30 p.m., 461 Waukegan Road, Northbrook. Registration, info@maxandbennys.com. Wednesday, July 25 Chicago Loop Synagogue and Consulate General of Israel to…



Video: Spotlight Series — Theodore Bikel

From the Milken Archive: Theodore Bikel was “the singer of his people”—an actor, singer, and activist who defined iconic roles in The Sound of Music and Fiddler on the Roof, released dozens of albums of folk…



The essence of life

Out of the mouths of Jewish babes. So I’m in Jerusalem and I’m sitting waiting for someone, when a little Orthodox kid comes and sits down next to me. We start chatting and in an…


NEVER TOO LATE…

By Yonit Hoffman  Shika Kuperman celebrated two milestones this past spring. Though he says he is 107, he blew out candles on a cake which proclaimed his “official” birthday of 105 years old. The two-year…


Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Sunday, July 15 Skokie Valley Agudath Jacob presents Ben Z. Katz speaking on “The Guide to the Perplexed.” 7 p.m., 8825 E. Prairie Road, Skokie. Register (847) 674-3472. Wednesday, July 18 North Shore Center for The Performing…