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Central Synagogue celebrates 130th year

By Ellen Braunstein, Special to Chicago Jewish News Toby Lou Hayman recalls being a little girl and asking if she could sing in the choir at what was then the South Side Hebrew Congregation. She…


A select guide to High Holiday charitable giving

American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science (312) 641-5700 www.weizmann-usa.org  Since its establishment in 1934 in Rehovot, Israel, the Weizmann Institute of Science has grown into one of the foremost centers of multidisciplinary research…


Heartbreaking choice to return to Chicago

By Harold Goldmeier, Special to Chicago Jewish News A recent demographic report is sparking a spate of articles. The data do not capture the pain of separation, but they highlight a drastic national security threat to…


The eclipse and the Shma

By Rabbi Benjamin Blech, Aish.com The world will soon be witness to one of the most spectacular events in the universe. On August 21, the sky will suddenly go dark in the middle of the day….



Jewish women inventors

By Minna Rae Friedman, Special to Chicago Jewish News Can you name a woman inventor? At least one voice in a crowd always answers Madame Marie Curie, (and she was a discoverer). Can you name a…