Israel’s best films come to Chicago

By Ellen Braunstein, Special to Chicago Jewish News The Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema will light up screens for 12 days with provocative, humorous, controversial and inspiring independent art films from the Jewish state. The 12th…


Family life: Overcoming fear and having faith

By Rabbi Vernon Kurtz, Torah Columnist Torah Portion: Noach (Genesis  6:9−11:32) The Torah informs us: “Noach and Noach’s sons Shem, Ham and Japheth went into the Ark with Noach’s wife and the three wives of…


Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Sunday, October 22 Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership presents “Turning Points in Zionist History.” 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., 610 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago. $25, $20 Spertus members, $10 students, Spertus and Indiana University alumni….




Pig man and wonder woman

It is the best of Jewish times, it is the worst of Jewish times. Talk about going from the ridiculous to the sublime. Make that from the slime to the sublime. Jews, as they so…



Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Saturday, October 14 Debbie Sue Goodman presents “An Evening of Comedy & Music.” 7-8:30 p.m., Euro Echo Café, 7919 Lincoln Ave., Skokie. (847) 213-0598. Sunday, October 15 Ezra-Habonim, the Niles Township Jewish Congregation holds “Apple…



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…