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Linda S. Haase
Linda S. Haase is Senior Associate Vice President of Marketing Communications for the Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago. Before coming to JUF in 1997, she held the position of Director of Media & Public Affairs for the American Cancer Society, Illinois Division, and served as Public Information Officer for the Illinois Department of Public Health. Prior to her tenure in the social service and health arenas, she worked in private industry for a telecommunications firm. The recipient of numerous professional awards, she holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Kalamazoo College and a Master’s degree in Journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.

Entries by Linda S. Haase

After Robin Williams: Fighting Depression

(8) Comments | Posted August 12, 2014 | 3:54 PM

Winston Churchill called it The Black Dog. Abraham Lincoln and Sir Isaac Newton wrestled it throughout their lives. J.K Rowling, Rosie O'Donnell and Sheryl Crow suffer from it; now Robin Williams has reportedly lost his battle with it.

Depression. There; I have said it, spoken of the...

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Having It All... For Now

(0) Comments | Posted June 3, 2014 | 2:58 PM

During a break at a conference in 1992, I called home to hear how my baby's check-up had gone. It went fine, my husband assured me; the pediatrician even cleared her starting solid foods. So that morning, he fed Jenna a banana.

I burst into tears. My baby had tasted...

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That's Feminist, With a Capital F

(0) Comments | Posted April 30, 2014 | 5:19 PM

Some years ago, I was asked to fetch coffee at an event where I happened to be the keynote speaker. The offending businessman had arrived early to the seminar, and since I was the only female present, he just assumed this was my role.

Which is one of the...

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When Your Soul-Mate Throws a Wrench in Your Plans

(0) Comments | Posted April 8, 2014 | 1:50 PM

Every now and then, I wake up and wonder who the guy is in my bed and why there is a minivan parked in my driveway.

The guy happens to be my husband of 24 years, and he drives the minivan in question because he's a musician who plays...

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The Flavor of Love: A Survivor's Son's Love Affair With Food

(0) Comments | Posted March 27, 2014 | 11:12 AM

To my father, food was love.

He loved everything about eating, from dining in fine restaurants to scrambling eggs in our kitchen. His face lit up whenever a dish was pulled from the oven. He beamed at waiters who appeared with plates of food. He damn near cried the first...

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