| Aug 31, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Deerfield houses of worship will be among area congregations participating in the Week of Hope, Sept. 7 through Sept. 14, an initiative of the Southeast Lake County Inter Religious Council.
Christ United Methodist Church, Holy Cross Catholic Church,...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 11:38 AM
Congregation B'nai Jehoshua Beth Elohim is hosting an Israeli artisan event on Aug. 24.
Jewelry, Judaica and other crafted items by Israeli artists will be on sale between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the temple, 1201 Lake Cook Road in Deerfield.
| Sep 5, 2014
| 5:06 AM
On Monday, Sept. 8, an art exhibit based on the journal of a young Jewish French woman during the Holocaust will open at the Highland Park Public Library.
Titled 'Hélène Berr, A Stolen Life,' the exhibit originates from the Mémorial de la Shoah, the...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 4:03 PM
A late 15th century Torah scroll gifted to Trinity International University in Deerfield is currently on display and its new caretakers hope its august presence will inspire further dialogue with the Jewish community.
The Ashkenazi Torah scroll from...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 4:36 PM
Being recruited for a tenured faculty position at a major university is no small feat, nor should it be; tenure represents the pinnacle of an academic career. In my case, it involved numerous interviews with faculty in the American Indian studies...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 3:45 PM
URBANA -- The University of Illinois board of trustees voted Thursday not to hire controversial professor Steven Salaita, finalizing a decision that has created much backlash on campus and from academia nationwide.
The 8-1 decision came after top...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 5:30 AM
An Evanston rabbi has resigned from his congregation because of what he described as long-standing tension over his solidarity with Palestinians in their conflict with Israel.
Brant Rosen, who has been at the Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation for 17...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 7:51 AM
"I was always kind of a nerdy kid," says Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg, scanning her extensive book collection in the Evanston condo she shares with her husband and sons. "Aha! Here it is," she says, pulling out the first book she ever wrote, a pastel-colored...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 5:02 PM
Standing sentry in a quiet corner of Sukkat Shalom synagogue in north suburban Wilmette, the cherubim on a pair of historic and artistically significant Holy Ark doors have found a new home.
The carved wooden doors, created in 1951 by a renowned...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 5:13 AM
Event highlights for the weekend of Sept. 6-7 around the North and Northwest suburbs. Listings are subject to change. Please call the venue in advance. To submit an event for consideration, please visit http://triblocal.com/events.
| Aug 24, 2014
| 10:13 AM
A volunteer from North Shore Congregation Israel thought there had to be a better way than stealing for some students at Jordan Community School in Chicago to have the same supplies at the beginning of the year as their classmates.