Jewish Groups Join Tornado Relief Effort
By Jewish Telegraphic Agency and JFLV Staff
Jewish groups are joining the effort to help those displaced by the May 20 tornado in suburban
Rabbi Rick Jacobs, president of the Union for Reform Judaism, announced the following day that his organization will collect donations and distribute them to the American Red Cross and others on the ground in
"We are numb with grief, and yet inspired by the heroic resilience of the people of
TBE Honors Cantor Wartell
By Aaron Berger
Special to HAKOL
Although he’s always loved music, for Cantor Kevin Wartell of
“The essence of being a cantor is not just the music, but also being a member of the clergy,” he said in a recent interview. “It is a calling. Since the age of 6, I knew I wanted to become a cantor. Music fuels my spirituality.” This year, Wartell celebrates his 25th anniversary at the synagogue. He will be honored at the TBE Annual Dinner Dance, set for June 9.
Special Needs Adults Thrive at Tikvah House
By Monica Friess
Special to HAKOL
Ali Bergstein, Adam Levitt and Becky Sarachek enjoy a unique and special friendship. Now in their 40s, the trio has been in residence together for 20 years, sharing kosher meals, activities and a semi-independent lifestyle at Tikvah House, a group home located in
Jewish Births at Home and Around the World
By JFLV Staff
Lately it’s seemed that there are more girls than boys to welcome via the Jewish Federation of the
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