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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 »


JUF Breakthrough Fund awards $1.27 million to encourage smart growth and innovation

Through its Breakthrough Fund, JUF is once again helping fund innovative and leading-edge local programs and initiatives that meet local human needs, engage Chicagoans Jewishly, and strengthen Jewish communities in Israel and overseas. Learn about this year's recipients here .
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Pre-register now for Birthright Israel trips

BIG NEWS: 18-26 year olds can now pre-register for winter 2015/2016 and summer 2016 free Birthright Israel: Shorashim-JUF Chicago Community trips! Make sure to choose Shorashim as your trip organizer to travel on the only trip that leaves from Chicago!   Read More »

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2014 Annual Report

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