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CHICAGO JEWISH GIRL IN COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG…

By Ellen Braunstein, Special to Chicago Jewish News An alphabet sampler stitched by a Chicago Jewish schoolgirl in 1868 is one of the first Judaica objects acquired by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation to tell the…


JEWISH VALUES AND HEALTHY MARRIAGES…

By Ellen Braunstein, Special to Chicago Jewish News Once a struggling Jewish couple, Phil and Helen Kornick healed their broken marriage through a program designed for those married in the Catholic faith. No similar Jewish…


NEW HEAD OF AJC CHICAGO…

By Ellen Braunstein, Special to Chicago Jewish News A background in student advocacy gives the new executive director of the American Jewish Committee Chicago, Laurence Bolotin, the experience to help combat the increasing anti-Semitism on…



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…


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,…