Theater critic Hedy Weiss has done it again.
It’s Pride Weekend in America, and Chicago is no exception. Festivities begin Thursday night and continue through Sunday; a list of official Chicago Pride events appears here, though there are many, many more elsewhere. The parade kicks off Sunday at noon from the intersection of Montrose, Broadway and Halsted in Uptown and continues to Diversey and Sheridan in Lincoln Park. Among the marchers will be representatives of the Israeli consulate, the Chicago chapter of the Anti-Defamation League and several Reform, Conservative, and Reconstructionist synagogues.
The Leo Frank case, a century old now, seems like an unlikely subject for a musical
There are three Jewish responses to hunger. You can eat. You can feel guilty about what you ate, or what you don’t want to eat, or about people who don’t get to eat. Or you can do something about making sure everyone else can eat, too.
A musical about Leo Frank and a book fair this week in Chicago
Progressive and Jewish, without Israel, the Workmen’s Circle is reviving secular Jewish identity in Chicago.
Shavuot events in Chicago this week
Pro-Israel students mustered a rare show of unity to protest campus speaker (and convicted terrorist) Rasmea Odeh.
A unique Holocaust chronicler is coming to Chicago.
The Spertus Institute is one of Chicago’s foremost centers for Jewish learning. They take this mission extremely seriously and go to extraordinary lengths to explain all the great mysteries of Judaism. But this Sunday, they are going above and beyond with the public lecture “Why Do Jews Answer Questions With Questions?”