Creating Community during Covid
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Together and Connected: Creating Community during COVID
November 11, 2020

Your JUF update

During these uncertain times, it's more important than ever to come together as a community. With this email, we hope to provide you with resources, moral support and other ways to adjust to this temporary “new normal.”  

Visit our JUF Coronavirus Community Resource Page where you’ll find links to more resources, info on JUF initiatives and ways to help or donate. And be sure to check JUF's Facebook page for daily updates.

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17 ways to add meaning to your Thanksgiving in quarantine

Are you looking for ways to spice up your Thanksgiving this year? Good Housekeeping has plenty of tips to bring the light and warmth of a traditional Thanksgiving to any celebration, no matter how small.

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Instagram & pop culture fans, discover the backstory of Comments by Celebs

Meet the Jewish founders of Comments by Celebs, the hit Instagram account that collects and shares celebrity comments on photos.

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Are you using hand sanitizer correctly?

Check out some common hand sanitizer mistakes and learn if you are using it effectively.

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Did your favorite Jewish romcom make the list?

Banish the cold-weather blues with some romance, courtesy of HeyAlma’s top Jewish romantic comedies!


New characters join an old story this Chanukah

Looking for some family fun this Chanukah? Prepare for the holiday with these eight new children’s books featuring fresh spins on the traditional story!


A moment of reflection with Rabbi Reni Dickman

There will be people missing from our Thanksgiving tables this year. Some will be absent because it is safer for them not to come, and some will not be with us because their lives have ended. For some giving thanks will be harder this year, and for some giving thanks will be even more profound. This year, instead of asking the few people at my table to say “I am thankful for…..” I am going to ask each of us to turn to someone at the table and say, “Thank you for …….” Let us acknowledge how much we have done for each other this year, and may our appreciation of each other rekindle our strength and renew our spirit.  

Rabbi Reni Dickman 

Executive Vice President, Chicago Board of Rabbis


For additional resources and information, please go to the JUF Coronavirus Community Resource page and check JUF's Facebook page for daily updates.

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