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A new documentary, Driving West Rogers Park: Chicago's Once and Future Jewish Neighborhood , produced by award-winning filmmaker Beverly Siegel, chronicles the neighborhood's colorful history through photos and rare footage. 

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[The Jewish Plays Project] is a “concert-style play reading,” in which professional Chicago-area actors will read 20 minutes of each play.

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On the West Side of Chicago, amidst the violent headlines, the basketball team of Orr Academy emerged as a source of pride and good news for the community. 

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The very notion of inviting guests for Pesach instills terror in many.

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Building community is a key component of the film festival, according to Ilene Uhlmann, Director, Arts and Ideas for JCC Chicago.

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Dead. Dying. Deceased. Demise. Well into the 21st century, few of us want to be caught—um, dead—saying any of those “D” words aloud. 

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Are you a fan of the show Glee or the Pitch Perfect movie franchise? Then Ilu Finu is for you.

Through interactive seminars, students explored the intersection of Jewish art, culture, and identity. 

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 New podcast on Jewish food gives listeners a taste from the experts.

Joel Chasnoff at Christmas for the Jews 2017

City Winery offers an evening of Jewish stand-up comedy and more, Dec 25.

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