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Yom HaShoah-Day of Remembrance of the Holocaust

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Yom HaShoah Service of Remembrance Sunday, April 12-5614 N. University Gather at the end of the parking lot on Austin The March of the Living begins at 6:30 pm. Program to begin at 6:45 p.m.   Guest Speaker: Dora Zaidenweber Dora was born in Radom, Poland. She was 15 when the Germans marched through Radom, […]

Strategic Challenges Facing the New Israeli Government


Guest Speaker: The Honorable Roey Gilad, Consul General of Israel to the Midwest. Wednesday, March 25, 2015 7:00 p.m. Bradley University-Neumiller Lecture Hall-Room 145-Bradley Hall The Honorable Roey Gilad is Israel’s highest ranking official in the Midwest, Gilad is responsible for 11 states in the Midwest region including his base of Chicago. During his 24 […]



We had a GREAT time. Here’s the answers to the questions in the March newsletter:     These are the “iphones and bees” you look for on Rosh HaShannah: Apples and honey   This is the holiday when you might ask “got milchig”? Shavuot   She floored them with “Hava Nagila”: Aly Raisman The Jewish […]

Peoria Holocaust Memorial


The Peoria Holocaust Memorial is being renovated and refurbished. After 11 years, the elements and simply the weight of the millions of buttons inside the cases have taken their toll. The renovation will improve the existing structures to insure they last for years to come. In the meantime, the buttons, glass, aluminum and other items are […]

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