In this sequel to WTTW's highly-praised documentary about the early
history of Jewish Chicago, we follow Chicago's Jewish community as
it spreads out across the Chicago metropolitan area, and sample the incredibly
diverse array of Jewish life today. Chicago actor Mike Nussbaum returns
to narrate the sequel. The program is introduced by Chicago Stories Senior
Editor John Callaway.
Scott Turow, novelist and lawyer
Jan Schakowsky, congresswoman
Harold Ramis, film director and actor
Howard Carroll, former state senator
Irving Cutler, historian and author of "The Jews of Chicago"
Rabbi Arnold Wolf
Cantor Alberto Mizrahi, Anshe Emet
Rabbi Asher Lopatin, Anshe Sholom
Rabbi Philip Lefkowitz, Agudas Achim
Rabbi David Oler, Beth Or
Marne Loveman, Young Adult Director, JCC
Dr. Steven Nasatir, President, Jewish Federation/JUF
Jewish Chicago: 1948 and Beyond is written and produced by Geoffrey Baer. Co-produced by Dan Protess. Original music is by Chris Ussery, whose previous work at WTTW11 includes the music for Chicago's North Shore. He also composed the music for the Jewish television series The Magic Door. Collaborating with Ussery is Russian violinist Alex Koffman, a member of the Maxwell Street Klezmer Band. Series Producer of Chicago Stories is Mary Field and the Executive Producer is VJ McAleer.
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