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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…



Three generations and the Jewish South Side

By David Caplan, Special to Chicago Jewish News Taking his time, my grandfather pulled the heavy, quiet ’57 Buick, 10 years old but perfectly maintained, into the gravel lot and with his usual flourish of the…


Select guide to end of year 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…



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…


Chicago Jew and the Lost City of Honduras

By Ellen Braunstein, Special to Chicago Jewish News Growing up in Highland Park, Tom Weinberg enjoyed the thrill of exploring the ravines and streams. “I loved being in a spot where probably no one had…