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…


Music of Sephardic Jews comes to Chicago

By Ellen Braunstein, Special to Chicago Jewish News The Newberry Consort will present the music of the Sephardic Jews in Renaissance Spain at their first concert of the season, taking place Nov. 3 to 5 at Northwestern…




Happy Yom Kippur

This year, Yom Kippur made me very happy. Now I know joy is not something one associates with the Day of Atonement. Normally you think of solemnity, seriousness, holiness. But the truth is, from a…





Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Saturday, October 7 Victory Gardens Theater hosts “Chicago Stories Gala” a night of dinner, drinks, dancing and celebration honoring Anne Pramaggiore, Chris Collins, Eamonn Walker and David Eigenberg. 6:30 p.m., The Ritz Carlton Hotel, 160…