Facts and opinions

So I got a call this week from someone I went to Skokie yeshiva with and who I don’t think I’ve seen since we graduated back in 1973 (wow, that sounds like a long time…


JEWISH VALUES AND HEALTHY MARRIAGES…

By Ellen Braunstein, Special to Chicago Jewish News Once a struggling Jewish couple, Phil and Helen Kornick healed their broken marriage through a program designed for those married in the Catholic faith. No similar Jewish…


Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Sunday, May 19 MAZON – the Jewish Response to Hunger – will present a program on how to help the Jewish needy, at 10:15 a.m., at Ezra-Habonim, the Niles Township Jewish Cong., 4500 Dempster, Skokie….




MUSICAL HEALER

Chicago Jew Ruby Harris, a pioneer of Jewish rock music, plays a variety of instruments, a range of genres but, as a rabbi and chaplain, he gets most of his satisfaction from bringing comfort to…


Stupid talk

For a people that are supposed to be so smart, we sure say a lot of stupid things. I let most of them go. It’s just not worth the emotional energy to bother commenting on…


Cantors in concert

Beth Hillel presents ‘The Russians,’ singing classical Jewish and popular music By Ellen Braunstein, Special to Chicago Jewish News For three cantors, all refugees from the former Soviet Union, music reconnected them to their Jewish…


NEW HEAD OF AJC CHICAGO…

By Ellen Braunstein, Special to Chicago Jewish News A background in student advocacy gives the new executive director of the American Jewish Committee Chicago, Laurence Bolotin, the experience to help combat the increasing anti-Semitism on…


Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Saturday, May 11 Celebrate Shabbat with a Shabbaton at Darchei Noam Glenbrook, 3465 Techny Road, Northbrook, with Chai Lifeline, whose programs and services meet the unique emotional, social, and financial needs of families living with…