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 »


JUF opens emergency fund to aid French Jews

JUF/Federation has opened an emergency "French Terror and Security Fund" to aid the French Jewish community and others, and made the first contribution of $100,000 to the fund. Learn more and donate now at

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2014 Annual Report

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

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PJ Rocks Passover

Celebrate Passover with PJ Library Chicago on Sun. March 22!  The morning will feature a rockin' kiddie concert with PJ Library recording artists Mama Doni & Eric, crafts, photo booth, chametz hunt, and more.  This event is presented in partnership with JUF Right Start and JUF's Russian Jewish Division.  Learn more and RSVP today!  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 »