Stories from around the Chicago-area Jewish community.

 As efforts to overhaul health care move through Congress, Jewish organizations are raising concerns over proposed massive cuts to the Medicaid program -- and urging action. 

NPR's Tony Arnold and Sinai Health System's Roberta Rakove joined JUF's Government Affairs Committee to address the potential cuts and their consequences.

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Chicago attorney Richard Levy was honored by Chicago Volunteer Legal Services (CVLS) for his “dedication and exemplary work.”

The awards go to high school, college and graduate students to age 23 who demonstrate significant leadership skills.

Goldfarb Hadassah

 The national honor recognizes emerging professionals who have made innovative contributions to advance the status of women and girls in Israel and the United States.


The DHS Lacrosse team, with help from JUF, donated lacrosse equipment to a youth team in Kiryat Gat, Israel.


Moishe House Old Town is among 100 residencies around the globe that connects young Jewish adults through pluralistic, home-based programs. Old Town Moishe House often hosts large Shabbat dinners that members cook themselves.

Lipshitz obit

The founder of Sheérit HaPleitah, the umbrella organization of Chicago-area Holocaust survivors groups, died this week.

Meitav Aaron and Gabi Wallk of Chicago and Sydney Bakal of South Barrington are among the 26 Fellows chosen from 252 applicants across North America.

Issacharoff discussed Israel's security, Palestinian leadership and the region's biggest headlines at the June 14 JCRC meeting.

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