Musical about Jackie Mason love affair

By Ellen Braunstein, Special to Chicago Jewish News Playing her young mother on stage who is having an affair with her father is a strange “therapy session” for actress and stand-up comic Sheba Mason. Even…


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…


Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Sunday, September 10 Center for Talent Development and J-Stem Foundation will hold a free parent seminar at 5:30 p.m. on how to balance your advanced learner’s academic and social-emotional well-being. Dr. Margol, PsyD, Staff Therapist,…


A select guide to High Holiday charitable giving

American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science (312) 641-5700 www.weizmann-usa.org  Since its establishment in 1934 in Rehovot, Israel, the Weizmann Institute of Science has grown into one of the foremost centers of multidisciplinary research…



Make Jews honorable again

And the shanda, the Jewish shame, just keeps on coming. There are many things you can say about Donald Trump. But perhaps the truest is that he’s brought about more desecration of G-d’s name than…


Heartbreaking choice to return to Chicago

By Harold Goldmeier, Special to Chicago Jewish News A recent demographic report is sparking a spate of articles. The data do not capture the pain of separation, but they highlight a drastic national security threat to…



Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Sunday, September 3 Friendship Circle holds Chicago Walk4Friendship in support of children with disabilities featuring music, petting zoo, inflatable rides, facepainting and food. 11 a.m., 2095 Landwehr Road, Northbrook. www.Ilwalk.com. Congregation Kol Emeth presents Rabbi…