September 20, 2017
As the sound of the shofar welcomes the New Year,
we wish you and your family a year of good health and peace.
Thank you for your continued support as we all work together to build a better future.
Wishing you and your family a L'Shanah Tovah Tikatevu.

Watch: Rivlin Urges World Jewry to Fight Terror, Racism Together

Israeli President wishes all Jews a happy and healthy new year, says Jewish communities will overcome hurricanes and anti-Semitism.
The Curious History of Rosh Hashanah Cards in Yiddish 

As the Jewish High Holidays approach, many of us are sending our new years' greetings via electronic means, whether email, text messages, Facebook, WhatsApp, Snapchat or, of course, Twitter. But way before the electronic medium took over our lives, roughly between 1880 and 1980, almost all Jews in Europe, America and Palestine (later - Israel) sent their relatives and friends "shone-toyves", or new year's cards.
Tel Aviv Diary: Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, Is a Time for Taking Stock

As happens with every New Year, it is a period of some reflection on the year gone by. Israelis like to think they are the center of the world. But this year, no one doubts that the most important story was the election of Donald J. Trump as President of the United States.
Remembering My Father, Elie Wiesel, on the Eve of Rosh Hashanah 

This time of year was a difficult time for my father. Did each September - or more precisely, each month of Elul in the Hebrew calendar - did each one get progressively more difficult for him as he got older? Or did I just get more attuned to his feelings as I got older? Perhaps it was both.
The Jewish New Year Is a Wake-up Call Against Hate  

For many of us, and for Americans of all backgrounds, this Rosh Hashanah's reflection takes on new importance in the wake of Charlottesville. We are struggling with the resurgence of neo-Nazis and white supremacists -- or perhaps, alarmingly, with the idea that this strain of American thought has been organizing and growing for years without our attention.
The Last Word
L'shana Tovah Tikateivu

Meet Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL)
Tuesday, October 10
3:30 PM 
Chicago, IL
Meet Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)
Thursday, October 12 
Chicago, IL 

A Special Evening with
Congressman Adam Schiff (CA-28)
Ranking Member, House Intelligence Committee
JAC will present the Shirley Byron Award for outstanding leadership
to Rep. Schiff
Tuesday, October 17
Chicago, IL
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