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Shabbat Message from Howard Rieger, President, JCCWRP​​

Won’t You Be My Neighboris a new documentary film about Mr. Rogers, who hosted a television children’s show that originated in Pittsburgh from the late 1960s until the early part of this century.We had the pleasure of watching it in the r...

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As some of you know, Beverly and I live in both Chicago and Pittsburgh.


In Chicago, in addition to serving as the volunteer president of JCCWRP, I mentor a graduating senior at Roosevelt University.


In Pittsburgh, I volunteer with a non-profit whose mission is to train and engage Pittsburgh Public ...

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In a recent article in theWeekly Standard, Joseph Epstein, who has written extensively about Chicago, reflected upon the things that enable some neighborhoods to prosper while others decline.


Epstein was a classmate of my brother Jerry, graduating from Senn High School in 1955.His novels, some set...

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One of the most successful businessmen I’ve known, the owner of over 50 franchise fast-food restaurants and a few bowling alleys, while simultaneously a real estate developer who back in the 1950s launched the first credit card, once said to me that the best advertising is positive word of mouth....

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Two weeks ago, we hosted a group of JUF/Federation volunteer leaders and professionals on a “mission” to West Rogers Park.Some of those who attended serve on the planning and allocations committee that is charged with making the annual $25,000 grant to JCCWRP.


Starting with a visit to Tel Aviv Bak...

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