L'Shana Tova to all the Jewish board members

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L'Shana Tova to all the Jewish board members
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Sun, 09-16-2012 - 4:48pm
Busy making Brisket, latkas, apple sauce, maple glazed squash etc... But I wanted to take a minute to wish everyone a happy new year. Robin

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Sun, 09-16-2012 - 10:11pm

OOOOH, that sounds good.  Can I come over?  But I think dinner would be long over before I even got on the plane!

And happy Rosh Hashanah to you, even tho it is not so happy here.  The vote by the Chicago Teachers Union House of Delegates, on whether they will accept the deal hashed out by union leaders, and end the strike, has been postponed till Tuesday because of the Jewish holiday.  Many of the delegates said they didn't have enough time to study the proposal because they had to go home by sundown on Sunday.  Apparently, Jewish Mayor Rahm Emanuel was NOT limited by that requirment, and "...blasted the teachers union ... for failing to end the work stoppage and said he plans to seek an injunction to force the walk to end and get kids back to school."  Good Times indeed.

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Happy 5773 ! Do you sound a shofar?
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Registered: 06-16-1998
Mon, 09-17-2012 - 10:04pm

Sabr, do the Chicago public schools normally close for the Jewish holidays?

My dd attends FIT/SUNY in NYC and the school is closed for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

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Mon, 09-17-2012 - 10:43pm
I am kind of surprised that Emanuel was working past sunset last night. As an orthodox Jew the holiday continues through sunset Tuesday for him and work is prohibited. I am a member of a reformed synagogue so the definition of work is a little less limiting than for orthodox and our holiday ended at sunset tonight. I hope that the strike is resolved soon. I remember the strike we had 6 years ago and how stressful it was door everyone involved.
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Mon, 09-17-2012 - 10:46pm
My daughter plays the trumpet and I am trying to convince her to learn how to blow the shofar. I think it would be really cool. But she is not too interested and she gets braces tomorrow so that is likely to make her even less interested. Thank you for the new years wishes. Robin
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Wed, 09-19-2012 - 10:55am
Where were you from in Chicago? (I am too; haven't been there since '84)
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Wed, 09-19-2012 - 10:56am

Besides kids being absent, teachers are absent also, using their personal days.  As long as they have their lesson plans made up for the substitute, this isn't a problem. 

As for during the strike (which is over now, YEA), the delegates were all on their own time.  Also, a certain number of them were people who had retired during the past summer, and the schools they represented hadn't had a chance to pick new delegates yet.  So it was a valid argument that these people should be allowed to spend 1 day on their religion, before coming back to spend Tuesday trying to understand a 200 page contract,  rather than rubber-stamping it Sunday evening.

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<<<35th and Cottage Grove>>>  Groveland Park!  Suzy grew up in Beverly, & I grew up in Ashburn--or more precisely, Tommy More.  I live in Palos Park now, and my younger dd lives in Worth, but my older dd lives in Beverly.  We had friends who lived in Hazel Crest, before they moved to the Promised Land (Orland Park) along with everybody else from the South Side.  Condolences on your mom.

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Beverly - 97th and Western roughly. CPS and then state school product.
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Registered: 06-16-1998
Thu, 09-20-2012 - 3:08pm

Where in Florida are you? I know what you mean about it being hard to go back to the places you used to live. Its strange to see the changes especially when you don't thing the changes are  good.

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