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Spotlight on our local affiliates and beneficiaries:
Jewish Child & Family Services (JCFS)
To enhance the quality of life for Jewish families and individuals at all stages of life, JCFS provides a variety of services including caregiving programs ranging from residential treatment and foster care for adolescents and children to childcare and respite services for children with special needs and their families. Some 12,000 people annually benefit from JCFS services. Learn More »
Jewish Community Centers of Chicago (JCC)
For more than 100 years, JCC's life-enriching programs and services—including multi-use community centers, early childhood development centers, and day and overnight camps—have been supporting and strengthening the Jewish community. Today, the agency serves 35,000 people each year. Learn More »
CJE's commitment to Jewish communal values and to the dignity of older people is at the core of the agency's work. CJE provides a variety of assisted living options, counseling, care management, independent housing assistance, home delivered meals, transportation, health and wellness programs and other services to more than 12,000 people annually. Learn More »
Jewish Vocational Services (JVS)
JVS offers a comprehensive selection of non-sectarian employment and training services for a diverse population, including executives and middle managers, entrepreneurs, women returning to the workforce, young professionals, students and refugees. Annually, JVS helps 10,000 jobseekers find work. Learn More »
The Hillels of Illinois
Hillel sponsors a wide variety of campus events and offers a pluralistic, welcoming environment that encourages Jewish students as they balance being distinctively Jewish and universally human. For thousands of college and graduate students on 34 Illinois campuses, Hillel is a Jewish home away from home. Learn More »
Sinai Health System
Developed in 1916 to care for patients and train physicians who were turned away from other facilities, today, the Sinai Health System provides a full continuum of care throughout the Chicago area. Guided by the belief that health care is a right not a privilege, Sinai serves more than 100,000 people each year regardless of their ability to pay. Learn More »