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A Jewish vet going strong at 100

By Ellen Braunstein, Special to Chicago Jewish News David Hymes recently marked two major milestones – his 100th birthday and his founding of a Jewish War Veterans post 50 years ago. He celebrated his centennial…

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ISRAELI ENTREPRENEURS IN CHICAGO…

By Ellen Braunstein, Special to Chicago Jewish News Chicago is currently playing host to Tel Aviv University entrepreneurs, each with ideas for a start-up company and a desire to connect with high tech industry leaders and…


JEWS IN THE NEWS…

Congregation Or Shalom in Vernon Hills has named Laurie Akers as its new full-time cantorial soloist. Akers is currently a student in the cantorial ordination program through ALEPH: Alliance for Jewish Renewal. Akers began her…


Remembering The Rebbe on his yahrzeit

By Rabbi Meir S. Moscowitz, Special to Chicago Jewish News We have just commemorated the Yahrzeit of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneersohn, of righteous memory. The Rebbe’s leadership is often described in global…



Chicago Jew is 102 and still going strong

By George Castle, Special to Chicago Jewish News The first question to Julius Golembo must be: Is there a difference between being 102 and 100? His response is quick, with the equanimity one must possess…


ZOLOTH TO HEAD UC DIVINITY SCHOOL…

Laurie Zoloth, a leader in the field of religious studies with particular scholarly interest in bioethics and Jewish studies, has been appointed dean of the University of Chicago Divinity School. Zoloth serves as a Charles McCormick…


A UNIQUE, CELEBRITY, ARTISTIC, INTERACTIVE SEDER…

City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street. will host a celebrity-driven music, artistic and interactive Passover Seder on Tuesday evening, April 4, at 7 p.m. in advance of the official start of Passover (Monday, April 10…