Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Saturday, March 16 Makom Shalom will hold a night of entertainment and festivities. The event will be a celebration of the past, present and future of Makom Shalom, Chicago’s original and only Jewish Renewal congregation,…




Investing in Israel

Support Israel by Expanding Your Business in the Country So you want to take advantage of Israel’s thriving industries but not sure how? We’re here to help you. There’s a reason why Facebook’s second-largest R&D…



Not normal

I feel like we’ve forgotten what’s normal. We’re living in such crazy times, where so much crazy is going on, so much that is not normal, so much that would have shocked us but a…




Events Coming Up in Jewish Chicago

Saturday, March 9 Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster St., Skokie, presents Havdalah and A Movie featuring “Arranged,” which centers on the friendship between an Orthodox Jewish woman and a Muslim woman who meet as…


Life journey: Making ourselves into a sanctuary

By Rabbi Douglas Goldhamer, Torah Columnist Torah portion: Pekudei (Exodus: 38:21-40:38) I was at Rosenblum’s bookstore the other day, where I enjoyed browsing through the new selection of Hebrew books.  My wife Peggy is always…