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A Chicago Jewish Latina artist

By Ellen Braunstein, Special to Chicago Jewish News Dianna Frid’s art can’t be easily absorbed on Instagram or a Tumblr feed. Her works take time to understand and process. The material she uses and the ideas…


Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Saturday, November 3 North Suburban Synagogue Beth El celebrates its 70th anniversary and honors Rabbi Vernon and Bryna Kurtz in recognition of their 30 years of service with a special Kiddush luncheon on Saturday, Nov. 3…


Keeping the faith: How to access healing from above

By Rabbi Douglas Goldhamer, Guest Torah Columnist Torah Portion: Chayei Sarah (Genesis 23:1−25:18) This week’s Torah portion is a fascinating commentary on Jewish healing. Jewish healing does not mean that this healing is only for Jews. …




Jews, MBS and Khashoggi

Maybe it’s because I was only eight years old when it happened, but the fact is that to this very day, every Nov. 22 of every year, I think about it. Nov. 22, 1963 was…


Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Saturday, October 27 Congregation Beth Shalom holds Shabbat Yoga. Please bring your own mat. 11 a.m.-noon. 3433 Walters, Northbrook. (847) 498-4100. Sunday, October 28 Temple Beth Israel Sisterhood holds Annual Membership Luncheon. 1 p.m., 3601 W. Dempster,…


Day by day: Learning to value each moment of our lives

By Rabbi Vernon Kurtz, Torah Columnist Torah Portion: Vayeira (Genesis 18:1–22:24) In our Torah reading this Shabbat, Sarah becomes jealous of Hagar and Ishmael and instructs Abraham to banish them from their household.  Abraham, upon the command…


Video: Sara Berman’s Closet

Sara Berman’s Closet A frugal Jewish émigré fashioned a sovereign identity through clothing and décor. Film by Bianca Giaever and Elori Kramer Narrated by Maira Kalman Written by Alex Kalman and Maira Kalman