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Together and Connected: Inspiration in your Inbox
July 28, 2021

Your JUF monthly update

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Mazel tov to this year's 36 Under 36 winners!

Every year, YLD and Oy!Chicago honor 36 outstanding Jewish young adults who make a difference. Check out this inspiring group of movers and shakers in Chicago’s Jewish community! 

 
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Sixteen Jewish Olympic athletes to root for - plus a team!

Get to know Jewish athletes from four different countries participating in a variety of sports in the Olympics and Paralympics. 

 
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Quentin Tarantino dishes about Israeli life, fatherhood and more

Quentin Tarantino is a film director, screenwriter, producer, author, actor – and a new dad now living in Tel Aviv! Check out his recent Jimmy Kimmel interview.

 
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'Tevye in New York' updates a Jewish classic

Have you ever wondered what happens to the iconic Tevye from Fiddler on the Roof after leaving Anatevka? A new one-man show is a sequel that imagines Tevye’s next chapter!

 

Athletes discuss the power of tikkun olam

WNBA players Sue Bird and Alysha Clark and Pittsburgh Steelers’ Zach Banner apply the tenet of tikkun olam to social justice – find out more in this new interview.

 
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A moment of reflection with Rabbi Rena Singer

Re-entering a pandemic altered world, I suddenly appreciate privileges that I used to take for granted; hugs, parties, seeing someone’s full face, even the ability to just sit with a friend inside. As these small luxuries become increasingly normal, I am trying to hold on to that feeling of excitement and gratitude for life’s most basic comforts. I think back to the story of Jacob waking up in the middle of the desert and exclaiming “God was in this place and I did not know it.” Life gets so stressful that it is easy to forget that we are surrounded by holiness. 

Rabbi Rena Singer, Temple Sholom of Chicago

 

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