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My mom is gone

I am an orphan. My father died 38 years ago and I don’t know if it was because I was much younger or because he had been so sick for so long, had so long…


CHICAGO JEW NEW CHAIRMAN OF CHALLAHS FOR HUNGER…

By Ellen Braunstein, Special to Chicago Jewish News Avi Goldstein at Northwestern University joins other Jewish students in a weekly volunteer challah bake and sale that raises funds for local food pantries and awareness of…


Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Sunday, April 14 “Jewish Hidden Treasures” with Arthur Feldman. Is that Judaica item in your attic a trinket or a treasure? Have your items professionally appraised and learn their historical significance.  2-4 p.m. at the…



Video: The Maccabeats – Dayenu – Passover

Music video for “Dayenu,” a multi-genre twist on the classic Passover Seder song. For lyrics and translation click here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dayenu Video by Uri Westrich Uri@driveinproductions.com


NOTORIOUS RBG IN SONG

Chicagoan Jim Ginsburg is the producer of a CD, and an upcoming concert at Spertus, which tells the amazing life story of his mother, Ruth Bader Ginsburg By George Castle, Special to Chicago Jewish News…


Shandapalooza

And the shandahs just keep on coming. It is now getting beyond belief. A couple of weeks ago, we learned in very quick succession that one of the most prestigious rabbis in London had to…


Don’t pass over these holiday desserts

Passover is fast approaching and French trained chef and best-selling cookbook author Paula Shoyer is offering recipes for Passover desserts. Shoyer, whose mission is to modernize traditional recipes with healthier ingredients, believes people don’t have…


Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Sunday, April 7 Beth Hillel Bnai Emunah Congregation presents a concert fundraiser, ‘Building Harmonies Together’ featuring Corky Siegel, Howard Levy, SHIFT Englewood Youth and Jr. Klezmer Orchestras, Cantor Pavel Roytman and BHBE Academy students. 4…