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The Daily Northwestern

Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

A group of people holding blue signs for religious organizations gather outside a church.

‘The urgency of now’: Faith leaders, residents raise awareness for winter shelter, remember MLK’s legacy

January 16, 2023

On May 19, 1963, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. preached to Evanston residents at First United Methodist Church about each person’s role in creating a strong community.  “We cannot all be doctors...

A woman in costume acts out the story of Passover at JUF’s Young Families Program Passover celebration at Morton Arboretum. She sits on a blanket on the grass smiling at a little girl. The girl’s mom crouches next to her and speaks to her.

‘Darkness and hope and light’: Evanston, Chicago Jewish communities unite for Passover 2022

April 14, 2022

When Rabbi Ari Hart and his congregation at Skokie Valley Agudath Jacob synagogue began hearing news about Russia’s recent invasion of Ukraine, Hart said he felt sending aid to refugees was not only...

The exterior of Beth Emet The Free Synagogue on a snowy day.

Local Jewish organizations work to make keeping Passover more accessible

April 12, 2022

Last Sunday, Rabbi Amy Memis-Foler stood outside a grocery store in Skokie handing out flyers advertising a food drive. Among the items she wanted were gefilte fish and macaroons — both Passover staples...

Barbara Ryan stands in a garage surrounded by toys, clothes and household items.

‘They come with absolutely nothing:’ Evanston volunteers help incoming Afghan refugees settle in

April 1, 2022

When Pat Ryan Nelson began organizing donations for Afghan refugees, she started to call herself the “baby clothes folder.” Now, Nelson — a retired teacher for Evanston/Skokie School District...

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Reparations organizers discuss initiatives in Evanston and Congress

October 15, 2021

A few weeks after applications opened for the first facet of Evanston’s reparations program, city organizers and congressional representatives discussed the importance of both local and national reparations...

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