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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,…


END OF HEBREW AT EVANSTON HIGH?…

By Ellen Braunstein, Special to Chicago Jewish News Ben Sollinger enrolled in Evanston Township High School as a freshman prepared for level IV in the Hebrew language program. He will graduate next year entirely fluent,…


CHICAGO EXPERTS SPLIT ON TRUMP JERUSALEM MOVE…

By Ellen Braunstein When President Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and announced plans to relocate the U.S. embassy there, he risked a huge backlash from around the world.  Two experts at Northwestern University,…


FORTY YEARS OF CHICAGO JEWISH HISTORY…

By Ellen Braunstein, Special to Chicago Jewish News At the nation’s bicentennial in 1976, Chicagoans experienced an exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry on the history of the Jewish community of Chicago. A…


NSS BETH EL AT 70…

By Ellen Braunstein, Special to Chicago Jewish News In the Bible, 70 years is considered a lifetime. For the life of North Suburban Synagogue Beth El, seventy years represents a five-generational community with deep roots…


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…


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…