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Cindy Sher

Cindy Sher started her career at JUF 16 years ago. She is the Executive Editor of JUF News and hosts JUF's quarterly public affairs TV show "Sanctuary" on ABC 7 Chicago. Cindy studied Television Journalism at Northwestern University. She is currently pursuing her Executive Masters of Arts in Jewish Professional Studies at the Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership. She loves -- in no particular order -- 80s music, movies from all decades, mentoring grade school students, jogging along the lake, s'mores, and her friends and family.

Articles by this Author
Putting the wedding day photo
In American culture and in the Jewish community, too, we get caught up in weddings.
Making the world photo
My mom, who started her career in broadcast radio in the early 1970s at the height of women's lib, would tell me that sexual harassment in the workplace used to be totally different.
Seeking out blessings photo
Every night before my head hits the pillow, I record one blessing from the day on my iPhone notepad.
Letters to Our Children photo
During this past summer's tumultuous news of hate rallies, terrorism, and hurricanes, I was lucky enough to get lost in a world of letters -- love letters, that is, written from Jewish adults to children.
Wakeup call photo 2
Close your eyes and imagine yourself in the synagogue listening to the blasting of the shofar, something many of us will be doing just a couple weeks from now. Feel the power of the sound -- the staccato notes, the longer notes, and the really long note -- reverberate throughout the sanctuary.
Owning every candle on our cake photo
Personally, I've been contemplating age a lot this year because I'm turning a number ending in "0"—and starting with "4"—at the end of the year.
Rare friends photo
I saw children and senior citizens from different cultures, religions, races, and worlds -- who lived only blocks apart yet had never met -- come together and connect through their shared humanity.

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