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See our core values at work

Visit our new "About" section to learn how JUF focuses on helping people in need, rescuing people in danger, and keeping Jewish life strong.  Read More »

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2014 Annual Report

The Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago's 2014 Annual Report.  Read More »


Spring Mitzvah Mania

Join TOV to make a difference in your community this spring! Spring Mitzvah Mania offers one-time volunteer opportunities through May 10, 2015. Space is limited; sign up today.  Read More »

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PJ Cares: Protecting Our Environment

Join PJ Library for an afternoon of fun activities making a big impact. Families will participate in a beach clean-up with the Alliance for the Great Lakes and enjoy a camp-style sing-a-long with PJ Library Songleader Steven Chaitman. This event is presented in partnership with Beth Emet Synagogue, JRC, Bayit Afterschool, GIFTS, and Tikkun Olam Volunteer (TOV) Network.  Read More »


Want a free trip to Israel this summer?

Registration for the free trip of a lifetime opens on Feb. 3 at 9am CST for new applicants and Feb. 2 at 11am CST for May, June, July, and August trips. Shorashim is the community trip provider for Chicago area young adults, ages 18-26, and the only Taglit-Birthright Israel trip provider with flights departing from Chicago! To learn more and to register, visit or contact Shorashim at (312) 267-0677 or Know anyone interested? Refer them here!  Read More »


Apply now for Onward Israel

Develop your professional future and build your resume through a high-level internship side by side with Israeli peers. This Tel Aviv based internship program, from June 17 to Aug. 13, places you in a work environment based on your skills, interests and future plans. Intern four days a week while one day a week will be devoted to learning about and experiencing contemporary Israeli society.  Space is limited; Rolling admission. Apply Now!  Read More »

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L’DORon: A grandparent’s gift

L'DORon is a new JUF program connecting grandparents and grandchildren through the shared mitzvah of tzedakah. Learn how you can start a beautiful new tradition while supporting your community.  Read More »


Do you match?

You can double or triple the impact of your donation with a Corporate Matching Gift. Over 9,000 companies match charitable contributions to JUF made by employees, their spouses and even their retired employees. Learn more and search to see if your employer participates in the matching gift program.  Read More »