| Nov 2, 2014
| 12:21 PM
Highland Park resident Steve Keller has many questions he'd like to ask his late father, Robert Keller, one of 50 Jewish children who were brought from Austria to America in 1939 as Nazi Germany was ratcheting up the evil apparatus that soon would...
| 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.
| 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 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...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 1:07 PM
Two days after the bodies of three kidnapped Israeli teens were discovered, Lakeside Congregation in Highland Park held a multi-congregational memorial service to honor them.
Just a day before, the Ravinia Coffee Station had hosted a gathering to...
| Jun 22, 2014
| 4:48 PM
As she waited for her next pupil, Toby Lou Hayman pointed to two folders labeled with the names of boys preparing for their Jewish rite of passage at Congregation B'nai Torah in Highland Park.
"These are two of the children who have dates next year,"...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 12:56 PM
It is a long way from Chicago to Germany, and for Judith Levi, granddaughter of German Jews who fled the Nazis, it's an even longer journey toward reconciliation with a people she associated with evil.
Levi will discuss her journey in a slideshow...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 1:09 PM
The JCYS George W. Lutz Family Center's annual Holiday Bazaar in Highland Park is more than a way to get a jump on gift shopping.
Now in its 12th year, the bazaar was a life-changing, career-making experience for Alyssa Knobel, a former volunteer who is...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 10:53 AM
Tyler Bardak soared to the sky, seemingly higher with each arc of the swing, at Camp STAR, a Highland Park camp where he is one of 40 kids with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
For the past two summers, Tyler, 7, has tried more typical summer...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 1:30 PM
When newly ordained Rabbi Nate Crane, freshly installed as the director of lifelong learning at Congregation B'nai Tikvah in Deerfield, speaks enthusiastically about "changing the culture of our Jewish education," it sounds like something out of a...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 2:32 PM
Rabbi Michael Sommer has delivered a lot of sermons since he was ordained in 2005, but the one on Friday in the Lakeside Congregation building, 1221 Lake Cook Road in Highland Park, to inaugurate Har Shalom, a congregation he has established in the wake...