Synagogue Forms Unique Partnership with Funeral Home

Best of the Blogs: Some of this week's Top Reads.

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Written by Marcia Sagendorph.

Check out these unique blogs from our 23 Patch sites in the Chicago suburbs. Click on the headlines below to get the full story from a few of our bloggers. Then get inspired and start your own blog!

Go to the Blogs tab at the top menu. Contact Senior Community Editor Marcia Sagendorph at marcia.sagendorph@patch.com with any questions.

Congregation Makes the Most of an Unusual Venue

How do you tell congregants that for the next year-and-a-half—while their new building was being constructed—that services, classes and events will be held in a different venue, an unusual venue, a … well, a funeral home?
- Posted by Moshe Teldon, the WilmetteRabbi, on Wilmette Patch

Auld Lang Signs

The most valuable lessons and best events of my life were born of what felt like failure at the time. Failures caused me to move in new and necessary directions that usually resulted in my biggest successes. 
- Posted by Colleen Walsh Fong on Barrington Patch

CAC's Holiday Party Brings Joy to Abuse Victims

More than 128 children and family members arrived at Children’s Advocacy Center of North and Northwest Cook County in Hoffman Estates to visit with Santa and enjoy gifts, activities and music. The party was made possible through donations of food, gifts and gift cards.
- Posted by Jennifer Djordjevic for Children's Advocacy Center of Northwest on Arlington Heights Patch

Northbrook Boy Takes Magic Show to Israel, Cheers Up Sick Children at Hadassah Hospital

Jacob David “Jakey” Korol of Northbrook knew he wanted to do his mitzvah project for his upcoming Bar Mitzvah in Israel. He did, performing his magic show at a hospital in Israel. Dozens of children, some in wheelchairs, came for the family’s magic show on Sunday, Dec. 22 at Hadassah Hospital which included card tricks, disappearing water, and even a black rabbit in a hat. “I feel good making sick kids feel better,” said who also read the Torah at Robinson’s Arch near the Kotel on December 26, 2013.
- Posted by Hadassah Chicago-North Shore on Northbrook Patch

Winter Frost

The drive to work this morning was magical. There was a light fog that put everything in a soft-focus. Plus, vegetation was glistening with a delicate layer of hoar frost.
- Posted by Lisa Haderlein on Crystal Lake-Cary Patch


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