Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Saturday, December 1 Associated Talmud Torahs of Chicago presents Rabbi Dani Staum speaking on how to foster atmosphere of derech eretz in our homes. 8 p.m., 8233 Central Park Ave., Skokie. (773) 973-2828. Sunday, December 2 KAM…





Bibi, political genius

What a crazy world we live in. We just had the first Muslim woman elected to Congress, a woman who during the campaign had criticized the BDS movement against Israel saying it was counterproductive and…


Elly Bauman on being executive director at Park Plaza

By George Castle, Special to Chicago Jewish News Quiet and near-poignant moments with her residents have meant the most to Elly Bauman in her first few months as executive director of the Park Plaza Jewish Senior…


BIG CHANGE AT LINCOLNWOOD SHUL…

By Ellen Braunstein, Special to Chicago Jewish News The vote is in over mixed seating at Lincolnwood Jewish Congregation A. G. Beth Israel. The permanent erection of a mechitza, approved by 61 percent of the membership,…


Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Thursday, November 29 Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership holds “Israeli Soul” Cookbook and release celebration with James Beard winning chef Michael Solomonov and restaurateur Steven Cook.  7-9 p.m., 610 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago. For…


Esau, Edom, Rome (Ancient story and modern times)

By Rabbi Herbert Bronstein, Torah Columnist Torah Portion: Vayishlach (Genesis 32.4-36.43) And these are the descendants of Esau; he is Edom (36.1, 36.8, 36.9) The Torah portion Vayishlach, regularly attracts the attention of two major fields…