TWO SHULS TALK MERGER…

The Boards of Directors of two Highland Park Reform Jewish synagogues have voted to ask their members to consider combining the two into a single congregation. A vote in late April would bring together the…


NEW HOME FOR CHICAGO JEWISH DAY SCHOOL…

Chicago Jewish Day School has announced it will move to the New CJDS Campus in April. Fifteen years and several locations later— with over 220 students currently enrolled—the multi-denominational, progressive Jewish day school is officially…



Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Saturday, January 27 Ezra Habonim, the Niles Township Jewish Congregation presents Havdallah, Dinner and “The Lego Movie.” 5:30 p.m., 4500 Dempster, Skokie. $5. Reservations (847) 675-4141. Congregation Beth Shalom holds “Shabbat Yoga” with Joanna Kaplan….


Heal thyself: Spiritual health the key to physical health

By Rabbi Douglas Goldhamer, Guest Torah Columnist Torah Portion: Beshalach (Exodus 13:17-17:16) In this week’s Torah portion, Beshalach, G-d tells Moses, “if you will heed the Lord your G-d diligently, doing what is upright in…




A strange land

If ‘merit based’ immigration, the ultimate fantasy of hateful racists like Donald Trump, had been in place after World War II, my parents never would have gotten into this country. Yes, I am the son…



KUSHNIR NEW HEAD OF SCHOOL AT SCHECHTER…

Solomon Schechter Day School of Metropolitan Chicago (SSDS) has welcomed back Dr. Lena Kushnir as the new Head of School. “Dr. Kushnir is a nationally-recognized expert in Jewish education and brings a passion for Jewish…