TELLING LIFE STORIES IN CHICAGO PHOTO EXHIBIT…

By Ellen Braunstein, Special to Chicago Jewish News Cathy Lander-Goldberg was a St. Louis photographer in the mid-1990s, teaching at-risk teens and young adults expressive art and writing. She heard many stories and found wisdom in…


Events Coming Up In Jewish Chicago

Saturday, August 18 Glenwood Avenue Organization holds Arts Festival with 120 artists, 3 stages, 36 bands, local food vendors. Also Sunday, August 19. Near Morse L Station, Rogers Park. Free admission. For more information contact: glenwoodave.org….


Non-prophet: Finding guidance in today’s world

By Lawrence F. Layfer, Guest Torah Columnist Torah Portion: Shoftim (Deuteronomy 16:18–21:9) G-d will raise up for you prophets from amongst your own people… Deuteronomy 18:15  One of the delights of doing this column is the…






Ugliness rules

It’s important to always be a mensch. Even when it comes to emails. My greatest fear about the Trump and Bibi regimes is how their behavior is eroding civility in my two favorite countries. When…



Events Coming Up In Jewish Chicago

Sunday, August 12 Ezra-Habonim, the Niles Township Jewish Congregation presents Cantor Benjamin Warschawski in concert, “Musical Memories-An Evening of Favorites!” with dessert buffet. 7 p.m., 4500 W. Dempster, Skokie. $40. (847) 675-4141. Monday, August 13…