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Together and Connected: Inspiration in your Inbox
September 27, 2021

Your JUF monthly update

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In case you missed it...

Did you miss this year’s JUF Annual Meeting – or just want to remember some of your favorite moments from the honorees who kept Chicago’s Jewish community strong during the pandemic? Here are snippets from their remarks.

 
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Find Fall fun in Chicago

From food to museums, apple picking and more, explore your options for Fall fun with Choose Chicago’s handy guide.

 
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Delve deeper into a viral pic

Remember this viral photo from Afghanistan where a Marine smiles at a baby? Check out this JTA piece where the Marine, Matt Jaffe, and his family delve into their Jewish past and traditions. 

 
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Comedy fans rejoice!

Prepare your funny bone as comedy icon Larry David is releasing the postponed eleventh season of Curb Your Enthusiasm this October. Also in October, Seinfeld, one of David’s creations, is moving to Netflix on October 1.

 

Chinese memoirist explores her American and Jewish story

Qian Julie Wang discusses immigrating to America and life as a Jew of color in an interview celebrating her newly released memoir, Beautiful Country

 

A moment of reflection with Rabbi Andrea Cosnowsky

“The Holy One Blessed Be God sits and sustains all creatures, from the horns of the wild ox to the eggs of lice.” - Shabbat 107a

The Talmud reminds us that if God takes care of the lowest of organisms, doesn’t it make sense that God is sustaining we humans as well? We need not worry about meriting this grace, it is available to all of God’s creatures. Thus, we should act in accordance with this idea that God’s compassion is always flowing, and that God’s loving-kindness and care come to all creatures – great and small. 

Rabbi Andrea Cosnowsky, Congregation Etz Chaim  

 

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