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JUF Brunch honoring Judy & Ed Sachs

Sunday, February 11, 2018 • 26 Shevat 5778

10:00 AM - 12:00 PMWest Suburban Temple

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For more information, please contact Lisa Herst, Jewish United Fund,
at 312-444-2838 or email



Judy & Ed Sachs







Judy and Ed Sachs are long time members of West Suburban Temple Har Zion.

Judy grew up in Cleveland and Ed in New York. They met when they were both in graduate school in Chicago, and liked the area so much that they decided to make their home here. Ed grew up attending an Orthodox synagogue, but when they tried on various synagogues before they got married, they determined that the Conservative movement was the right fit, and were married at a Conservative temple in the Cleveland area. They bought a home in Elmhurst after their first child was born, and when the time came to find a Jewish home, found a very welcoming conservative congregation in River Forest.

In over three decades as part of the WSTHZ, they have seen their three children (Daniel, Julia, and Emily) grow up, become b’nai mitvah, go to college and get married (two of them). Their older daughter, Julia Harter, is now a teacher in the Koven Religious School on Sunday mornings and brings her three children (Rayna, Noah and Joshua) to WSTHZ for Hebrew school. Rayna and Noah have celebrated their b’nai mitzvah at WSTHZ, and Joshua will be having his in a year and a half. Judy and Ed still live in Elmhurst, and are fortunate to have their children still in the area. On a typical Sunday afternoon, you can find many members of the extended Sachs family at Judy and Ed’s home for a big family dinner.

As the family grew up, Judy and Ed became more involved in our congregation. Judy took over production and layout for the Temple Bulletin seven years ago, and also volunteers at Rabbi Damsky’s In the Gardens foundation. Ed has served on several temple committees, as a board member, coordinated the High Holy Days ushers, and served a two-year term as Temple president from 2010 to 2012. Ed is still on the board of directors and is the WSTHZ Gabbai.



Andrew Silow-Carrol






Andrew -Carroll is an award-winning journalist and JTA’s editor-in-chief overseeing JTA’s editorial operations. Previously he served as editor in chief and CEO of the New Jersey Jewish News, and wrote an award-winning weekly column that appeared there and in the Times of Israel. He was previously the managing editor of the Forward newspaper, editor of the Washington (D.C.) Jewish Week, senior editor of the bimonthly Moment magazine, and a reporter for the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. He is an alumnus of the Jerusalem Fellows, an international program in Jewish education based in Jerusalem. He is the author, in 2016, of From Sinai to Seinfeld: The History of Jewish Humor, a curriculum written for The Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning.



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