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STRINGS FOR SAMMY…

By Ellen Braunstein, Special to Chicago Jewish News Three far flung Jews have raised nearly $13,000 for a fundraiser to inspire Jewish men and boys to wear tzitzit in memory of a dear family friend, Sammy…

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LIMMUD IS BACK…

By Ellen Braunstein, Special to Chicago Jewish News After a two-year hiatus, Limmud Chicago is returning with a new format for its effort to bring people of all backgrounds and ages together for Jewish learning and…


HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL OBSERVANCE…

The Chicago area’s 73rd annual collective Holocaust memorial observance will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, April 15, at Skokie Valley Agudath Jacob Synagogue, 8825 East Prairie Road, in Skokie. The service, sponsored by Sheerit…




CHICAGO RABBI’S LIFESAVING STORY…

By Ellen Braunstein, Special to Chicago Jewish News A conversation can save a life. Eleven years ago, Rabbi Andy Bossov, then 48, was in need of a kidney donor. The Mt. Laurel, NJ rabbi had slow…


NEW LIFE FOR UPTOWN JEWS…

By Ellen Braunstein, Special to Chicago Jewish News Jewish life, past and present, is in full revival in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood, thanks to a development company that sees itself as an integral part of the neighborhoods…



GUIDE TO FEELING BETTER ABOUT YOURSELF…

By Ellen Braunstein, Special to Chicago Jewish News Through a series of heartfelt letters from David Klow to his patients, a new book relates timeless and impactful information that normalizes life’s struggles and ends the stigma…