Friday, July 28, 2006

Wicker Park Chabad

A good sign that a neighborhood has gentrified is when the chains move in. Wicker Park, once a hipster and artist haven, now has Starbucks, Urban Outfitters and more than a few decidedly upscale retail establishments. And for years, hundreds, if not thousands, of young Jews have returned to a neighborhood where many of their grandparents once lived. You can see the old shuls on the side streets, and its especially true as you get further south and west into Humboldt Park. For 75 years, there’s been little organized Jewish activity on the near Northwest side…
But a hood really shows that it has revived is the arrival of a Chabad House.

Wicker Park, meet your new Shluchim, Yosef and Sara Moscowitz!

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