Features

A long distance mensch in Chicago

By Leslee Komaiko, Special to Chicago Jewish News Last summer, an Op-Ed I wrote, titled “It’s Too Expensive To Be Jewish,” ran in the Los Angeles Times. The story, which was inspired in part by my…

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Questions about Jewish etiquette

By Minna Rae Friedman, Special to Chicago Jewish News Dear Minna Rae,      It’s after holiday-Chanukah time again and the children have received many lovely gifts. As usual, the ‘thank you’ question arises again. Is…



KUSHNIR NEW HEAD OF SCHOOL AT SCHECHTER…

Solomon Schechter Day School of Metropolitan Chicago (SSDS) has welcomed back Dr. Lena Kushnir as the new Head of School. “Dr. Kushnir is a nationally-recognized expert in Jewish education and brings a passion for Jewish…


A select guide to teen summer programs

Camp Henry Horner 26710 W. Nippersink Road Ingleside, IL 60041 (847) 740-5010 Jcys.org/chh Located on 180 wooded acres with a sandy beach front on Wooster Lake, Camp Henry Horner offers a north woods experience in…





How to be a mensch in the new year

By Rabbi Vernon Kurtz, Special to Chicago Jewish News A Shtetl Jew came to the big city for the first time.  When everyone stared at him in his shabby clothes, he decided to buy a…