Wednesday, May 1, 2013
People from Deerfield congregations and others join more than 8,000 people on three-mile Walk With Israel marking country’s 65th birthday.
Deerfield residents joined more than 8,000 people from throughout the Chicago area Sunday on the Ravinia Festival grounds in Highland Park to celebrate Israel Solidarity Day marking Israel’s 65th anniversary as an independent nation. Get local news in a daily email from Patch. It's like getting a free newspaper. Learn more. The all day family oriented affair featured children’s activities, music, food and a three-mile Walk With Israel through Highland Park. Israeli Counsel General to the Midwest Roey Gilad explained the special significance of celebrating independence for a country he said was recreated in 1948. “In 135 we lost our freedom and we did not regain it until 1948,” Gilad said referring to a defeat by the Romans 1,878 years ago…
Monday, January 14, 2013
Funeral services for Lake Forest resident set Tuesday in Deerfield.
Stanley M. Ackerman, 78, of Lake Forest died Friday. He was 78. He was a beloved music educator, conductor, violinist, viola player, chamber music coach and public school orchestra director for over 40 years. He was the beloved husband for 53 years of Charlene (nee Berger) and the loving father of Bruce and Michael Ackerman and the late Shari Leah Ackerman as well as the proud grandfather of Annie Drew and Blake Ackerman. He was also the caring father-in-law of Jennifer Goldmann, the dear brother-in-law of Rosalyn (Morton) Munk and the cherished uncle of Dr. Stephen (Barbara) Munk. Dito Sabaricos was his faithful and devoted caregiver. He had dear cousins and students around the world. He admirably faced kidney dialysis treatments for the …
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Find out where and how to observe Judaism's holiest day in Deerfield.
Yom Kippur is, in short, the holiest day of the year in Jewish religion and culture. It is also referred to as the “Day of Atonement,” and the tradition is to solemnly fast for repentance and atonement of sins. Yom Kippur marks the end of the annual High Holy Day period (Sept. 16 to Sept. 26 in 2012), which begins with Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. On Sept. 25, observation will begin at sunset. There will be services at a number of synagogues in Deerfield including B'nai Jehoshua Beth Elohim, B'nai Tikvah and Moriah Congregation. A new Deerfield congregation,Ahavat Olam, led by Cantor Nancy Diamond Landsman will hold services at Christ United Methodist Church. Yom Kippur falls annually on the 10th day of Tishrei, a month on the …
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Make this holiday special with these traditional recipes and share some of your favorites.
As today draws to a close, the Jewish community will welcome 5773 as part of their celebration of Rosh Hashanah, or the Jewish New Year. The festivities will continue until sunset Monday for some and Tuesday for others. There will be services at a number of synagogues in Deerfield including B'nai Jehoshua Beth Elohim, B'nai Tikvah and Moriah Congregation. A new Deerfield congregation, Ahavat Olam, led by Cantor Nancy Diamond Landsman will hold services at Christ United Methodist Church. Rosh Hashanah, which literally means “head of the year,” signals the beginning of the High Holy Days. Yom Kippur, or Day of Atonement, marks the end, and together they are two of the holiest days for Jews. Rosh Hashanah is a time of introspection and a time…
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Noted expert Shana Doronn to talk at Deerfield venue.
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Chava Alberstein entranced her audience Sunday night.
Chava Alberstein understands that music can speak in a language all its own and even if someone does not understand her lyrics' language of Hebrew they can still know and appreciate her work. Alberstein and her band demonstrated this phenomenon Sunday night with a moving performance at Congregation B’nai Jehoshua Beth Elohim in Deerfield. Smiling as she sang, Alberstein played guitar and sang a mix of traditional Jewish and original songs before an estimated audience of 500. “About half of those here tonight are Israeli,” Michael Lorge, the event’s organizer, said. “People who really knew her when they were growing up in Israel, for that generation, this is important music.” Alberstein’s band was made up of herself on guitar, two other …