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TWO SYNAGOGUES BECOME ONE…

The memberships of two Highland Park Reform Jewish synagogues overwhelmingly approved a proposal to form a combined congregation. The members of Congregation Solel and Lakeside Congregation for Reform Judaism agreed to join their 650 families…


RELIGIOUS ACTION CENTER COMES TO ILLINOIS…

By Ellen Braunstein, Special to Chicago Jewish News An organizing community has formed in Illinois that brings together Reform congregations and partnering agencies to engage in social justice advocacy work on a statewide and local level….


JEWISH, BLACK TEENS FIND COMMON GROUND…

By Ellen Braunstein, Special to Chicago Jewish News Chicago teens, African American and Jewish, traced the path of the civil rights movement on a civil rights road trip during Spring Break. Since then, they’ve vowed to…


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…



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…