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OLDEST SYNAGOGUE IN ILLINOIS TO CLOSE…

By Ellen Braunstein, Special to Chicago Jewish News David Frolick remembers B’nai Sholom Temple as a place in Quincy, Illinois where everyone showed each other genuine concern; where Jews, despite differences, banded together as a…

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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…




CHICAGO JEW AIMS TO CLIMB HIGHEST MOUNTAINS…

By Ellen Braunstein, Special to Chicago  Jewish News As a kid, Alex Pancoe learned much about giving back from his grandfather, a North Shore Congregation Israel founder and contributor to Northwestern University. Arthur Pancoe, however,…




Chicago dancer and educator Dame Libby Komaiko dies at 69

Chicago’s dance community is mourning the passing of Dame Libby Komaiko. Komaiko, who was Jewish, died at Chicago’s Illinois Masonic Hospital from pneumonia, complicated by Lupus and Raynaud’s Syndrome. She was 69 years old.  …



SOME DENTAL LOVE ON VALENTINE’S DAY…

By Ellen Braunstein, Special to Chicago Jewish News Some dentists volunteer abroad on medical mission trips. Dr. Theodore Siegel donates his time to locals who can’t afford dental care. Once a year, on Valentines Day,…