Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Saturday, December 2 Congregation Beth Shalom holds “Shabba-Teen Shabbat Experience” with Rabbi Ari Averbach and Matt Rissien, youth director, discussing relevant topics. 10:30 a.m.-noon, 3433 Walters, Northbrook. (847) 498-4100. Congregation Beth Shalom presents “Havdallah, Dinner and…


Rabbi Doug Zelden

Peaceful reunions: Being strong spiritually and physically

By Rabbi Doug Zelden, Guest Torah Columnist Torah Portion: Vayishlach (Genesis 32:4−36:43) This week’s Torah portion, Vayishlach, begins with Jacob’s return to the land of Israel after twenty-two years away. It more specifically deals with…


Select guide to end of year 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…


Carrington at Lincolnwood offers new look for senior living

“We are shifting the reality of senior living, and allowing prospective residents to raise their expectations,” said Stephen Kennery, executive director of The Carrington at Lincolnwood, as he addressed a packed house during their recent ‘New…




Jewish lessons from Pervertgate

So this is what it’s like to live through a revolution. Fact is, I’ve somehow managed to miss most of the societal revolutions that have taken place during my lifetime. I do very vividly recall…


Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Saturday, November 25 Congregation Yehuda Moshe holds annual Menorah Art Show. 9-11 p.m., also 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday, November 26, 4721 W. Touhy, Chicago. (847) 673-5870. Tuesday, November 28 Ketura Hadassah holds open meeting featuring…


Real gratitude: Appreciating life, in good times and bad

By Rabbi Wendi Geffen, Guest Torah Columnist Torah Portion: Vayeitzei (Genesis 28:10−32:3) Countless Americans just gathered to share in the time-honored observance of Thanksgiving.  There were autumnal decorations, football watching, and the consuming of all-things…