| 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 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.
| Sep 29, 2014
| 10:04 AM
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?...
| Oct 23, 2014
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...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 1:29 PM
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....
| Oct 24, 2014
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....
| Oct 22, 2014
| 5:29 PM
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...