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Here are the links (in no particular order!)


PJC - Prairie Jewish Coalition

Prairie Jewish Youth


Click here to go to Mazon.org
Founded in 1985, MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger is a national, nonprofit agency that allocates donations from the Jewish community to prevent and alleviate hunger among people of all faiths and backgrounds.  Each year, MAZON grants over $3 million to more than 300 carefully screened hunger-relief agencies, including emergency food providers, food banks, multi-service organizations and advocacy groups that seek long-term solutions to the hunger problem.

Click here to visit Rabbi Tillman's web site
This link will take you to the website of our Rabbi, Michael Tillman 

Click here for the National Museum of American Jewish History
This link is to a web site for the National Museum of American Jewish History, which is being constructed on Independence Mall in Philadelphia, PA.   From their web site, you can view monthly newsletters, photos of the construction and plans, and other information about the Museum.



Click here to visit The Forgotten Synagogues of Chicago
This link is to a web site about "The Forgotten Synagogues" of Chicago and a Chicago Jewish News article.


Click here to visit the American Jewish Heroes & Heroines web site
This link is to a series of historical web pages at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) that are known as "Seymour "Sy" Brody's Jewish Heroes and Heroines of America Exhibits."  The sites include such topics as "American Jewish Heroes and Heroines From Colonial Times to 1900" and  "The Only Jewish Military Cemetery Outside of Israel is in Richmond, Virginia."   Links for each of the dozen sites are found here.  Bet you didn't know there were Jewish soldiers in the Confederate Army during the US Civil War!

Click here to visit the Jewish American Heritage web site
Kulanu ("All of Us" in Hebrew), founded in 1994, is a non-profit organization which supports isolated and emerging Jewish communities around the world, many of whom have long been disconnected from the worldwide Jewish community.

Kulanu connects with these dispersed groups and individuals through networking. We raise awareness and support for emerging communities through education, research, and publications about their histories and traditions. Our connections help all of us enrich our Jewish lives.  

Kulanu works with groups in Uganda, Ghana, India, Latin America and other places to help dispersed remnants of the Jewish people.  Visit Kulanu's Communities page to read about many of these groups.

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Click here to visit the Jewish American Heritage web site
The dream for a national month to celebrate Jewish contributions to American history began as an idea by one community in South Florida. Since then, the nation has come together to pass legislation in Congress and celebrate the Proclamation of Jewish American Heritage Month (JAHM) by the President of the United States. Jewish American Heritage Month (JAHM) is a national month of recognition of the more than 350-year history of Jewish contributions to American culture, celebrated in May.  

Also visit the web site about Jewish American Heritage run jointly by The Library of Congress, The National Archives, National Endowment for the Arts, National Park Service, and the US Holocaust Memorial Museum.


Click here to visit The Jewish Magazine
The Jewish Magazine is a free monthly review of all things Jewish.

Click here to visit Judaism 101

Judaism 101 is an online encyclopedia of Judaism, covering Jewish beliefs, people, places, things, language, scripture, holidays, practices and customs.



Click here to visit Chicago Jewish Community Online
Chicago Jewish Community Online - Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of  Metropolitan Chicago
Here Click here to visit JUF Magazine web site  is a link to the JUF's new magazine web site.
Here  Click here to visit JUF Northwest Suburban page  is a link to the JUF's Northwest Suburban page, including their monthly newsletter.

Here  Click here to visit JUF Synagogue Connections Newsletter  is a link to the JUF's Synagogue Connections Newsletter
Click here to visit the JUF TOV web site
Tikkun Olam Volunteers (TOV), the Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation Volunteer Network. TOV places members of the Jewish community with Jewish Federation agencies and with community service projects that need volunteers.

Click here to visit Read Hebrew America/Canada
Read Hebrew America/Canada offers free lessons in reading Hebrew for beginners & intermediates.  It's a program of the National Jewish Outreach Program.

Click here to visit Leichter's Jewish Humor
          Harry Leichter's Jewish Humor - A large collection of jokes, humorous items, and links.

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Click here to visit Avotaynu.comClick here to visit Avotaynu.com
Avotaynu, Inc. is the leading publisher of products and information of interest to persons
who are researching Jewish genealogy, Jewish family trees and Jewish roots.

Click here to visit the Jewlarious web site.
Jewlarious is  another humor site with jokes, stories, and multimedia offerings.  It is part of Aish.com;  Aish HaTorah is a world leader in creative Jewish educational programs and leadership training, dedicated to answering the vital question, "Why be Jewish?"

Click here to visit the speed test web site.
Take the Speakeasy Speed Test and test your connection speed! By measuring the download and upload rate from several locations you are able to accurately judge your current line throughput or internet connection speed.

Click here to go to Scambusters.org
How to Protect Yourself From Clever Scammers -- Online and Offline. Internet ScamBusters, the #1 publication on Internet fraud, shows you the ins and outs of protecting yourself from all the newest scams. It's a public service, published 2 to 4 times a month, and provides you with a lively, entertaining and opinionated approach to protecting yourself online and offline.



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Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois:

For additional information, contact www.jewishgen.org/jgsi or 312-666-0100

For information on future JGSI meetings and other website connections, visit:

http://www.jewishgen.org/jgsi/future8.htm


The New York Jewish Week had a very interesting article about a new book on the question of why Jews left Eastern Europe.  You might be surprised at the answer.

http://www.thejewishweek.com/arts/books/shtetl_reconsidered

Jewish Child and Family Services Programs

For additional information, contact www.jcfs.org

You can view the JCFS calendar of programs and events here.
Enter the topic, time period, and Program in which you're interested and
click "View Calendar"


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