JCC Chicago's Violins of Hope Showcases Stories of Jewish Resilience Through Music

For 20 years, Israeli violinmakers Amnon and Avshalom (Avshi) Weinstein collected and restored Holocaust-era violins. The father and son duo presented these beautifully crafted string instruments worldwide through their project Violins of Hope — an international sensation showcasing Jewish stories of resilience, resistance and unity through the power of musical performance. The Jewish Community Center […]

Better Makers: JCC Chicago Celebrates International Women's Day With Producer Danielle Claman Gelber

For over a century, March 8 has marked the global celebration of International Women’s Day. Adopted by the United Nations in 1975, the holiday pays homage to women’s achievements throughout history, while continuing to accelerate and demand change, for a world free of gender discrimination, bias and barriers. The theme of 2019 is #BalanceforBetter. Everyone has […]

Away Camp Isn’t the Answer? Stay Home and Camp This Summer

Let’s face it: Not all kids are meant to go away for camp. Whether it’s not their speed or not in your budget, away camp isn’t the only answer to summer fun. Make it Better found some interesting summer camps on the North Shore that fit the bill for your family. EVANSTON Northwestern University Run […]