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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…


JEWISH TEENS ON BEING INVOLVED…

By Ellen Braunstein, Special to Chicago Jewish News More than 1,000 United Synagogue Youth teens attended the 68th International Convention in Chicago for a celebration of friendships, Jewish learning, and giving back to the local community.  At…


CRITICAL CONVERSATION AT SPERTUS…

Front-page issues from gun rights to immigration reform are among those to be addressed by former Governors Jennifer Granholm (D-Michigan) and Mike Huckabee (R-Arkansas) in the inaugural Critical Conversations event, presented by Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership. Taking place Sunday March…


SPEAKING TRUTH TO POWER…

By Ellen Braunstein, Special to Chicago Jewish News Digna Ochoa, a nun and one of the foremost human rights defenders in Mexico, was searching for a woman’s husband. He had been secretly abducted by police, beaten badly…


TWO SHULS TALK MERGER…

The Boards of Directors of two Highland Park Reform Jewish synagogues have voted to ask their members to consider combining the two into a single congregation. A vote in late April would bring together the…


NEW HOME FOR CHICAGO JEWISH DAY SCHOOL…

Chicago Jewish Day School has announced it will move to the New CJDS Campus in April. Fifteen years and several locations later— with over 220 students currently enrolled—the multi-denominational, progressive Jewish day school is officially…



Rambam doctor in Chicago tells of new medical technology

By Ellen Braunstein, Special to Chicago Jewish News Rambam Health Care Campus in Haifa, the largest medical center in northern Israel, was the first in the world to offer patients a hybrid imaging scanner that provides quicker,…