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More than Baby Talk: Talking to Baby Helps with Brain Development

Talking to Baby helps Brain Development
According to a recent study by the University of Washington’s Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences (I-LABS) in Seattle, babies as young as seven months old are mentally working out the...

Breakthrough Fund Grants Expand Reach of Programs to Jewish Community

Oak Park Temple
The needs of the Chicago area’s Jewish community are changing rapidly – where we live, how we live and how we connect– becoming more dispersed, active and mobile than ever before.  As those...

Create a Jewish Legacy

Benn Amy at Karon bat mitzvah
As a child growing up on Long Island, Benn Feltheimer walked with his mother door to door to raise money for the United Jewish Appeal. “I just felt it was what we did as Jews,” Benn said, stating the...

What's Everyone Buzzing About? Firefly Day Camp, of Course!

Camp Firefly Camp for Children with Social Disorders
By  Michael Dubin, JCFS Senior Firefly Day Camp Counselor   For parents who have a child who has difficulty socializing, summer break can be a stressful time. Finding a summer program with...

Highlights from Hamburg-A Delicate Balance

Mendel, former Jewish Senator of Hamburg
A Stolpersteine set in front of the City hall for a former Jewish Senator of Hamburg who was sent to his death in 1942.   By Dr. Yonit Hoffman, Manager, Holocaust Community Services   This...