Stories from around the Chicago-area Jewish community.

Nefesh Chicago

For more than 20 years, Nefesh Chicago has served Orthodox Jewish mental health workers, and therapists serving Jewish clients, with professional support and training, networking, peer consultation, resource development, and community education.


What happens when those who personally experienced “Never again”—the dwindling number of Holocaust survivors—are no longer here to share their stories?


Irene Sandalow became convinced that working out of her home was no longer—working. But she is an organizer, so her second thought was: “I bet I’m not the only one with this problem.”


On a freezing Sunday 30 years ago, 250,000 Americans—Jewish and non-Jewish—gathered on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. It was the eve of a summit between President Ronald Reagan and Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev, and they stood together to free millions of Soviet Jews.

Annual Meeting Inclusion

Four rising volunteer and professional leaders were honored for their exemplary service to the Jewish community during the Federation Annual Meeting on Sept. 18.

Perlman Rosenwald

 The 117th Jewish Federation Annual Meeting was held on Sept. 18 and featured award-winning author, columnist, and Israel expert Dr. Daniel Gordis as well as the presentation of the Julius Rosenwald Memorial Award to Theodore F. Perlman.

JCRC Silverstein and Brown

Fifty Jewish community leaders and professionals gathered to learn more about the critical issues facing Israel and Diaspora Jews at the Sept. 13 meeting of JUF’s Jewish Community Relations Council.


Illinois Senate Republican Leader Bill Brady and Senate President John Cullerton discussed Illinois’ current and future challenges with more than 70 community leaders and agency executives on Sept. 11.


This fall, Rachel Nasatir is headed to one of the city’s top high schools. In June, she graduated from Lakeview’s Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School, a place she has called home for the past eight years. 

CJDS groundbreaking

CJDS has begun construction on a new campus in Chicago’s Irving Park neighborhood, with expected opening in Spring 2018.

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