Creating Community during Covid
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Together and Connected: Creating Community during COVID
April 28, 2021

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.


Nominate a Jewish Upstander for 36 Under 36

YLD and OY!Chicago are now accepting nominations for the 10th annual “Double Chai in the Chi: Chicago’s Jewish 36 Under 36 List.” Recognize a professional, philanthropist, or pandemic helper you know today at


Small but mighty - the Jewish winner of the 2021 Oscars

Congratulations to "Mank" for winning Oscars at this year's ceremony! Learn more about all the Jewish nominees here


Which Shtisel character are you?

Take this fun quiz from Kveller to find out!


Jewish mothering in time for Mother's Day

Tovah Feldshuh dishes all about her parenting style and movie roles in this exclusive interview.


Play Ball: Jewish MLB players take to the field

Baseball is back! Celebrate spring and the new season with JTA’s list of the top eight Jewish Major League players.


A moment of reflection with Rabbi Lisa S. Greene

Teach us to number our days that we may gain a heart of wisdom. (Psalm 90) 

We count our days between Passover and Shavuot.  We could simply count, 1, 2, 3…  Or, we can stop and reflect on our days and their meaning and purpose, what we've learned, and how we’ve traveled through the wilderness of unknowns, as our ancestors journeyed through the wilderness of uncertainty from Egypt to the Promised Land.  Wisdom?  No guarantees.  But, as a start, pausing to reflect and take stock can fill our hearts with awareness and appreciation, and make our days count!    

Rabbi Lisa S. Greene, North Shore Congregation Israel 


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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