Rabbi’s Weekly Blog: Pride In Our JUF

Chevre, Last week, I participated in a conference call between Lonnie Nasatir, the new President of our Jewish United Fund (JUF, aka The Federation) and the rabbis of metropolitan Chicago. (Some of you will remember Lonnie from visits to B’Chavana as director of the...

SLBC & A Hopeful Jewish Future

Chevre, During the Presidents’ Day weekend, Susan and I journeyed down to St. Louis to attend, for the first time, Rick Recht’s Songleader Boot Camp (SLBC). For those unfamiliar with him, Rick is a former rock ‘n roller who turned his attention to Jewish music some...

Vote for Representatives to the World Zionist Congress

Chevre, In 1897, a visionary named Theodor Herzl joined with other Zionists to form the Zionist Congress. The Congress was the legislative body of the World Zionist Organization (WZO), a non-governmental entity that promoted Zionism. Today, the two bodies are known...
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