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                           Programs from our past ebulletinS

Parsha for the Perplexed

Every Thursday at 7:30 PM with Lincolnwood Jewish Congregation. To view - click here.

Virtual Program: Through the Lens of Arthur Rothstein: Beyond Shanghai with the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center

Thursday, September 9, 2021

6:30 PM

Arthur Rothstein, best-known for his Dust Bowl photography during the Great Depression, was the recipient of more than three dozen awards in photography and photojournalism over the course of his career. One of his lesser-known projects included an assignment photographing the Jewish refugee community in Shanghai during World War II, showcased in their new exhibit, Shanghai: Safe Haven During the Holocaust.

Join us for an illustrated lecture that will place Rothstein’s Shanghai photo essay in the context of his extraordinary 50-year career. The lecture will be presented by Rothstein’s daughter, Dr. Ann Rothstein Seganand her husband, Brodie Hefner, an urban planner and affordable-housing specialist at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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AJC Remembers: The Twentieth Anniversary of 9/11 

Friday, September 10, 2021

10:30 AM 

Join AJC to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks. Together with Jewish, Christian, and Muslim faith leaders, we will mourn the losses experienced that day and honor the resilience we found in its aftermath. Twenty years later, we remember the victims of 9/11 and reflect upon the day’s continued impact in America and around the world.

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2021 JUF Annual Meeting 

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

11:00 AM

Let’s celebrate the Chicago Jewish community’s incredible accomplishments over the past year. Join JUF as they elect their new board, acknowledge their outgoing board, honor award recipients and hear from JUF President Lonnie Nasatir.

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Taube Center for Jewish life and Learning and the Michael H. Traison Fund for Poland


Poland’s Jewish Community Today:

Looking Back, Moving Forward

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

1:00 PM


Konstanty Gebert, author and journalist

Monika Krajewska, artist and educator

Prof. Stanisław Krajewski, philosopher and writer

Helise Lieberman, Director, Taube Center

Michael Schudrich, Chief Rabbi of Poland

Moderated by Michael H. Traison, Esq.

Cullen and Dykman LLP

Today’s Jewish community in Poland is the result of the dedicated efforts of many people over the eight decades since the end of World War II, a story that may be less well known than other periods of Poland’s Jewish history. This discussion will be a rare opportunity to hear from some of those who contributed to building contemporary Jewish life in Poland as they share their experiences and stories from the 1960s through the 1990s.

The webinar will include a 75-minute discussion followed by a 15-minute Q&A, when you can ask questions submitted before or during the broadcast.


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Global Insights with Robert Segal

Thursday, September 23, 2021

3:00 PM

Robert Siegel (former Senior Host of NPR’s All Things Considered for 31 years) interviews Prof. Shuly Rubin Schwartz (Chancellor, Jewish Theological Seminary), Rabbi Elka Abrahamson (President, Wexner Foundation), and Prof. Jonathan Sarna (American Jewish History, Brandeis University).

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Commemoration: 80th Anniversary of the Babiy Yar Massacre & Holocaust in the Soviet Union Gallery Opening with the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center

Thursday, September 30, 2021

6:00 PM

Virtual and Online

While more than 2.5 million of the Shoah’s victims were Soviet Jews, many of the stories of the victims and survivors of the Holocaust on the Nazi-occupied territory of the former Soviet Union have never been heard. In our own Chicago community, virtually every Russian Jewish family has a connection to these losses and a story to tell.

Join CJE SeniorLife Holocaust Community Services, Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, and community members as we commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Babi Yar massacre and the opening of the Museum’s multi-gallery Holocaust in the Soviet Union core exhibition update. This powerful commemoration/gallery opening will include a keynote presentation by Professor Zvi Gitelman, Professor Emeritus of Political Science and Preston Tisch, Professor Emeritus of Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), Author of Bitter Legacy: Confronting the Holocaust in the Soviet Union, and Project Scholar for the Museum’s exhibition project; music from the Grammy-nominated Yiddish Glory project, with remarks by Professor Anna Shternshis, Al and Malka Green Professor of Yiddish Studies, University of Toronto; remarks by Holocaust Community Services and Illinois Holocaust Museum; and a candle-lighting ceremony.

This program will be live and on-site at Illinois Holocaust Museum. A virtual viewing option will be available. The program will be conducted in English with simultaneous Russian translation available for both on-site and virtual audiences.

***Masks are required, social distance guidelines will be observed, and seating is limited at the on-site program.***


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Sun, September 19 2021 13 Tishrei 5782