Thanks to Justin Breen for meeting and helping spread the word about the reward to apprehend the murderer of Eliyahu Moscowitz

A total of $10,000 in reward money is being offered by the Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago to aid the search for the killer or killers of two men in Rogers Park this week.

“These murderous attacks are reverberating throughout the Jewish, LGBTQ and the broader communities,” JUF/Federation President Steven B. Nasatir said, “and we are determined to do whatever we can to aid the community as well as law enforcement’s efforts to apprehend whoever is responsible.”

The reward, established in consultation with Chicago Police, was announced Thursday evening at a community safety meeting convened by 50th Ward Ald. Debra Silverstein, CAPS and the 24th District Community Policing Office, and held at the Bernard Horwich Jewish Community Center.

The JUF/Jewish Federation reward is being made via Cook County Crime Stoppers, which will offer $5,000 for each case for information that leads to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for the murders.  Anyone with information can call their hotline number at 1-800-535-STOP.  All calls to Cook County Crime Stoppers will remain anonymous.

Join me for “Good Deeds Day” on April 15th

On Sunday April 15th I’m leading a volunteer project at the Bernard Horwich JCC (in West Rogers Park) in a community project for seniors. I’m asking for 20 friends and family to join Eli and me, as we help this amazing organization.

This project is just one of 30+ being held in the Chicago area, as part of International Good Deeds Day ( Good Deeds Day (GDD) has a simple premise—every single person can do something good, be it large or small, to improve the lives of others and positively change the world. Last year, GDD encompassed more than 20,000 projects, in 93 countries, and involved 2.5 million people. I think that is so cool! Recently, I’ve become involved with TOV—a unit of the Jewish United Fund ( – that is sponsoring and coordinating all the GDD projects in the Chicago area.

Will you please join Eli and me on April 15th? Spouses, significant others, children 10+, as well your friends are all welcome to join us. Please register via the link below.

I’m running for the second time with Team JUF in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon!

I’m running for the second time with the Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago – JUF team in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon!

Would you consider donating $50 at

Your donation and support for JUF makes a huge impact, and further motivates me to train hard and turn in a great time at the race!

Here is sample of how your gift can make a difference:

$10 delivers a bag of fresh produce to a food pantry client
$36 brings a Passover food package to a local individual in need
$50 sponsors incentives for Therapeutic Day School students to achieve their goals
$100 distributes warm coats to get a needy couple through a Chicago winter
$150 offers career counseling to a job seeker
$250 supports two weeks of counseling for an adult struggling with depression
$365 sponsors one year of academic enrichment activities for an Israeli child with special needs
$500 gifts a JUF Right Start gift voucher towards Jewish preschool tuition
$750 funds a scholarship for a local child’s Jewish summer camp experience
$1,000 awards a new immigrant to Israel with an immediate grant for employment training

I’m proud to be in it with JUF for the long run and thank you for considering joining the race as well!