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Defiant Requiem chairs

 Chicago’s triumphant premiere of “Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezin” benefited the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago’s Holocaust Community Services program.


Tsabari to Speak at Chicago’s Anshe Emet Synagogue on March 20 ROBERT NAGLER MILLER Arts Canadian-Israeli author Ayelet Tsabari. Photo credit: Jonathan Bloom "Next year in Jerusalem" is a phrase familiar to most Jews, as it is uttered at the conclusions of both the Passover Seder and Yom

Novelist Jami Attenberg

Novelist Jami Attenberg divides her time between hipster Brooklyn, where she has lived for almost two decades, and steamy New Orleans, where she has camped out for the past five winters and worked on some of her most serious fiction to date, including her just-publishedAll Grown Up.


In advance of Billy Crystal's appearance in Chicago, JUF News interviewed him over the phone.


He's currently touring the country with his new show “Spend the Night with Billy Crystal,” which he will perform on April 1 and 2 at the Chicago Theatre.

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Remarkable March 23 concert benefits Jewish Federation's Holocaust Community Services program

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Holocaust survivor Lisl Bogart remembers Terezin as a 'make-­believe village' where concerts and lectures cloaked a world of death and disease


 There is a uniquely American paradigm, one devoid of fear, celebrating the Jew as an inextricable part of the national fabric. 

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For the second winter in a row, Spertus presents "Sunday Cinema", a mini Jewish Film Festival that takes place over four Sundays in January and February.

Dreams Deferred

Rabbi Seth Winberg reviews "Dreams Deferred: A Concise Guide to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict and the Movement to Boycott Israel" by Prof. Cary Nelson

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