JEWS IN THE NEWS…

Congregation Or Shalom in Vernon Hills has named Laurie Akers as its new full-time cantorial soloist. Akers is currently a student in the cantorial ordination program through ALEPH: Alliance for Jewish Renewal. Akers began her…


Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Saturday, August 19 Beit Yichud holds Havdalah service followed by visit to Glenwood Avenue Arts Festival, 9 p.m., 6932 N. Glenwood, Chicago. For more information, glenwoodave.org. Sunday, August 20 Israel Tennis Center presents summer exhibition….




Anti-menschism

By Joseph Aaron You know, there are two ways you can disagree with someone. There’s the way of the mensch and the way of the anti-mensch. Of my many gripes with Trump, the one I…




Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Saturday, August 12 North Shore Center for the Performing Arts presents comedian Robert Klein in an “Intimate Night of Stand-up.” 8 p.m., 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. $32-$48. (847) 673-6300 or northshorecenter.org. Sunday, August 13 Congregation…


Video: Take a break! Kosher butcher

Take a Break: Kosher Butcher by The Late Late Show with James Corden James takes over the shift of a Western Kosher employee and fills various roles around the store including butchering meat and driving the…