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Learn Yiddish on Duolingo.

A bagel and a shmear: New Yiddish course comes to Duolingo, plus free nosh

The course, which has taken five years to develop, launches on Tuesday, April 6.

Chicago U gifted largest private collection of antique Haggadahs

“It will be a treasure trove for faculty, students and visiting researchers seeking to explore Jewish religion."

By GABE FRIEDMAN/JTA
26/03/2021

Hundreds attend CCL synagogue safety seminar following rising crime rate

“Why are elected officials decreasing Police abilities to keep you safe?” Asked Lincolnwood Mayor Barry Bass.

Karen Lewis holds a press conference after Chicago Teachers Union delegates voted to end a strike

Karen Lewis, firebrand Chicago Jewish union chief, dead at 67

“Karen taught us how to fight, and she taught us how to love,” the union said in a statement.

By PHILISSA CRAMER/JTA
10/02/2021

Oversized Chicago wedding divided Orthodox Jews and foiled contact tracers

The wedding made local news as the latest in a series of events in Orthodox communities that have defied public health guidance and local ordinances.

By SHIRA HANAU/JTA
16/12/2020

Chicago’s Jewish community is battered by second wave of coronavirus

COVID-19 case counts in Chicago were rising sharply, and the mayor and governor warned that new restrictions would soon be necessary to curb the disease’s spread.

By SHIRA HANAU/JTA
18/11/2020
Chicago Cubs

Theo Epstein stepping down as Chicago Cubs president

His successor: another Jewish executive, Jed Hoyer.

By MARC BRODSKY/JTA
18/11/2020

The Chicago Seven in Jerusalem

ISRAEL’S YOUTH are not planning a revolution, and they are not enemies of the state. They just want to live in a country where they can feel hopeful.

23/10/2020
A United Airlines Boeing 787 taxis as a United Airlines Boeing 767 lands at San Francisco Internatio

United Airlines inaugurates nonstop service between Tel Aviv and Chicago

United offers more nonstop services from Israel than any other US carrier.

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