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  • Library to host Holocaust exhibit from Paris

     Library to host Holocaust exhibit from Paris
    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...
  • Ancient Torah to be shared with community

    Ancient Torah to be shared with community
    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...
  • Evanston rabbi quits over Palestinian activism

    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...
  • Me, My Shelf and I: Danya Ruttenberg

    Me, My Shelf and I: Danya Ruttenberg
    "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...
  • Wilmette synagogue new home for Holy Ark doors

      Wilmette synagogue new home for Holy Ark doors
    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...
  • Best bets in the North and Northwest suburbs, Sept. 6-7

    Best bets in the North and Northwest suburbs, Sept. 6-7
    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. Touch-a-truck in...
  • So now we know who was killed off on 'The Simpsons'

    So now we know who was killed off on 'The Simpsons'
    Not-really-that-great Spoiler Alert: "The Simpsons" has been promising a major character's death for more than a year now, and the Sunday night premiere was the supposed delivery of that promise. So who did they off? Apu? Montgomery Burns? Sideshow Bob?...
  • Saving a local synagogue

    Saving a local synagogue
    A Temple Beth Israel board member is on a mission to keep the conservative synagogue open after a series of hurdles threatens its future. Recently the synagogue was cited with fire violations; then after a transformer blew up some of the air...
  • Explaining bar and bat mitzvah

    Explaining bar and bat mitzvah
    For many Christians in the western hemisphere, including Roman Catholics, the Sacrament of Confirmation is a celebration of their coming of age. In many Protestant churches, the rite of Confirmation is seen as a mature statement of a person's faith....
  • Datebook

    Sunday, Oct. 26 Meet the author Jennifer Holland, author of books about animals, will appear for a book signing and discussion at 3 p.m. at the Howard County Conservancy, 10520 Old Frederick Road in Woodstock. Admission is $5 per person, $10 per family....
  • Newington Schools Skip Halloween Parades, Parties

    Newington Schools Skip Halloween Parades, Parties
    NEWINGTON -- Anna Reynolds and Ruth Chaffee elementary schools canceled traditional Halloween parades and parties earlier this month because of concerns that they exclude children whose families don't celebrate the holiday. "We want to make sure we're...