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Guide to Jewish summer overnight camps

Beber Camp (847) 677-7130 www.bebercamp.com Beber Camp is a co-ed, residential Jewish camp located in Mukwonago, Wisconsin, only 90 minutes northwest of Chicago. We offer 2, 4, 8 week sessions, as well as a trial…


Jewish etiquette advice

By Minna Rae Friedman, Special to Chicago Jewish News Dear Minna Rae, I just received a “Save the date” notice for a destination wedding next summer. I know already, that for several reasons, I won’t be…


Chicago Jews gather to mourn tragedy

By Ellen Braunstein, Special to Chicago Jewish News The Chicago area Jewish community gathered this week at vigils to mourn the victims of the shooting rampage at Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh that left 11 dead…


Remembering Eliyahu Moscowitz

By Rabbi Baruch Epstein, Special to Chicago Jewish News King David, the sweet singer of Israel, declares (Psalm 126) “ then my mouth will be filled with laughter.” Seeing a distraught customer in Jewel, Eliyahu Moscowitz,…


When planning holiday meals, don’t dump dessert

By Eileen Goltz, Food Editor Desserts are not always the first thought on your mind when you’re plotting out Rosh Hashanah lunches and dinners. Yes, they’re important but seriously, after soup, fish and salad and…


Postcards from freedom

S, an aguna who recently received her get and with it her freedom, wished for herself an ordinary life, devoid of complexity. With the approach of the New Year, artist Elana Stein turned S’s wish…