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CHICAGO’S KAMIN NEW LEADER OF WORLD CONSERVATIVE RABBIS…

By Ellen Braunstein, Special to Chicago Jewish News Rabbi Debra Newman Kamin of Am Yisrael Conservative Congregation in Northfield was recently installed as president of the Rabbinical Assembly, the international membership organization of Conservative/Masorti rabbis. One…




THE RABBI WHO WENT AWOL AND OTHER WEDDING STORIES…

By Ellen Braunstein, Special to Chicago Jewish News The rabbi who went AWOL. The photographer who narrowly missed stepping back into the wedding cake. The dog that ate the wedding bands. These were wedding day near…


CHICAGO JEWS HEAD FOR MACCABI YOUTH GAMES…

By Ellen Braunstein, Special to Chicago Jewish News Ever since Gideon Lichterman could walk, you could count on him having a soccer ball at his feet.  At five, he played in a house recreational league and…


CHICAGO JEWISH ARTIST STILL GOING STRONG AT 95…

By Ellen Braunstein, Special to Chicago Jewish News Painting portraits for hours at a time frees Nancy Weinberg from her pain and infirmities. At 95, her mind is as precise and expansive as her art. She…


CHICAGO CONNECTION TO U.S. HOLOCAUST MUSEUM EXHIBIT…

By Ellen Braunstein, Special to Chicago Jewish News Northwestern University adjunct professor Daniel Greene recalled being a young intern at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, taking oral histories from survivors the first year the museum opened…


YOUNG JEWS AND SOCIAL JUSTICE…

By Ellen Braunstein, Special to Chicago Jewish News In just 12 days, Abby Tzinberg, 16, grew as a person and an advocate for social justice and social change. Syd Bakal, 18, learned ways to uproot the…