Lieberman was on a plane heading toward New York on September 11, 2001.
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Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Leader of Glencoe's Am Shalom sees broad role in community for temple.
This story is part of a Patch series examining the Muslim experience 10 years after the Sept. 11 attacks. Read other stories in the series here. "God is found not in buildings and synagogues but in relationships," said Rabbi Steven Stark Lowenstein, leader of Temple Am Shalom in Glencoe, when asked what he has learned in his role at the temple as he nears a decade with the congregation. The synagogue recently celebrated its 40th anniversary. As a religious leader in Glencoe, Lowenstein is actively involved in trying to better interfaith relations. Recently, for Temple Am Shalom's 9/11 commemoration, Lowenstein invited Imam Adnan Balihodzic, leader of The Islamic Cultural Center of Greater Chicago in Northbrook, to join the congregation for…
Thursday, September 22, 2011
A man who has seen the horrors of war has his own take on 9/11.
This story is part of a Patch series examining the Muslim experience 10 years after the Sept. 11 attacks. Read other stories in the series here. Imam Adnan Balihodzic was living in Bosnia on Sept. 11, 2001. But when the temporary leader of the Islamic Cultural Center (ICC) in Northbrook was invited to speak at Temple Am Shalom’s tenth anniversary commemoration of 9/11 two weeks ago, he went back thousands of years to find the right words. “I said, from a famous verse from the Quran, the best I could say: ‘Whoever kills one innocent soul, it is like he killed all human beings,” said Balihodzic, 34. “And whoever saves one innocent person, it is like he saved all of humankind. “This is what every Muslim must believe.” Minutes later, a Jewish …
Monday, September 12, 2011
Tao Zhang shares a photo from the Village Green on Sept. 11, 2011.
Tao Zhang's photo from Village Green captures the mood on Sept. 11, 2011. Zhang works for Lenswork Studio, 874 Green Bay Rd. in Winnetka. If you have any meaningful, surprising, fun and/or noteworthy photos to share, share on Facebook! Like Winnetka-Glencoe Patch.
Residents remember the tragedy of a decade ago and embrace the future.
In every corner of the U.S., Americans experienced the tragedy of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, in uniquely personal ways. In horror, people watched the planes strike the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon near Washington, D.C., on TV, while their morning coffee went cold. In disbelief, motorists drove to work as the news broke over the airwaves. For those in New York City, who saw, felt and inhaled the devastation, their stories continued to affect the country to this day. "The losses that scarred us then will be with us forever," said U.S. Rep. Robert Dold (R-IL), standing atop Winnetka's World War II Memorial on Sunday. "I'm proud to see so many people here that will honor [the victims of the attacks]." More…
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Patch teamed up with HuffPo to create national snapshot of community reactions.
The attacks of Sept. 11 affected every person in this country. Some experienced the tragic loss of a loved one, some found an inspiring way to help those who were grieving, and others experienced a political awakening. Patch has teamed up with The Huffington Post to create a snapshot of those reactions nationwide. Today The Huffington Post launched a mosaic of photos and captions — more than 900 of them — from each Patch site coast to coast. Each photo tells the story of an individual, family or community group and how the events of Sept. 11 impacted them. Winnetka-Glencoe-Northfield Patch contributed this post, Sept. 11 Led To Marriage Proposal, to the photo gallery. You can see our full Sept. 11 anniversary coverage at Patch Coverage on …
In hundreds of communities, chunks of steel from the Twin Towers beget memories of a day to mourn and prayers for a future of peace. Today, Patch shares many of those stories with you.
To the son who followed a family legacy into firefighting, it evokes the father and former Long Island fire chief who fell that day. To the director of a Georgia park, it explains why he’s been called to war three times in the past decade. To the residents of Gig Harbor, WA, it required no less than an escort of firefighters, paramedics and as many as 100 motorcycles during its nine-day, cross-country passage from New York City to the crash site of United Flight 93 in rural Pennsylvania to Mount Rushmore in South Dakota to its new home in the Pacific Northwest. Shards of a symbol, hunks of steel. Bolt-studded, fire-scarred beams that until 9/11 supported the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers in New York now lie scattered across American …
Members of Religious Leaders Acting Together for Equality (RELATE) issue a joint public statement in recognition of the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.
Religious communities and leaders in the Northern Suburbs of Chicago joined all in the U.S. and people of good will across the world in grieving the terrible acts of September 11, 2001. We found these crimes against humanity to be horrendous and contrary to the core teachings of our faith traditions. RELATE (Religious Leaders Acting Together for Equality) is 52 religious leaders of Baha'i, Catholic, Jewish, and Protestant denominations from 12 northern suburbs. As a collective body of religious leaders, we originally penned this statement as a response to vicious hate crimes, including the murder of Ricky Byrdsong, on the North Shore in July 1999. Our goal in publishing this Joint Public Statement was to declare our common commitment to …
Saturday, September 10, 2011
The inaugural Fort2Base race aims to provide a salute to those in the armed forces.
It's hard to ignore the fact that this weekend marks the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. For many, particularly those of us who lost friends or family members, we struggle, year after year, with how to spend the day. One year, I was fortunately enough to do a fundraiser, a bike ride with my friends Patti and Susan, both of whom lost their husbands on 9/11. But since moving to Chicago, appropriate ways to recognize the date have seemed more elusive. How would those who died want us to mark the day? Quiet reflection? Just going about our normal lives? Earlier: We Remember 9/11 Video Personally, I know my friend Patrick would want me to open a nice bottle of wine in his memory, preferably one of the red wines my husband and I shared …
Friday, September 9, 2011
Patch's one-stop site for 9/11 information in Winnetka, Glencoe and Northfield.