Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago

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The Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago is the one organization that impacts every aspect of local and global Jewish life, providing human services for Jews and others in need, creating Jewish experiences and strengthening Jewish community connections.

* Listings with an asterisk are part of the JUF/JF partnership of agencies serving the Chicago and worldwide Jewish community.

Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago (JUF) *

30 S. Wells Street
Chicago, IL 60606-5056
Phone: (312) 346-6700
Fax: (312) 855-2477
Web: http://www.juf.org

The Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago is the one organization that impacts every aspect of local and global Jewish life, providing human services for Jews and others in need, creating Jewish experiences and strengthening Jewish community connections.

Chicago Jewish Entrepreneurs Forum (CJEF) *

Jewish United Fund
30 S. Wells Street
Suite 3011
Chicago, IL 60606-5056
Phone: (312) 357-4836
Email: entrepreneur@juf.org
Web: http://www.juf.org/professionals

CJEF is Chicago’s premier Jewish business entrepreneurial organization designed for those who have owned their own business for at least one year and either have $500,000 in minimum revenue or 5+ employees; or have worked in their family business for at least one year and are poised to take a major leadership role in the near future.

Community Foundation for Jewish Education (CFJE) *

Jewish United Fund
30 S. Wells Street
Chicago, IL 60606-5056
Phone: (312) 673-3270
Email: cfjeinfo@cfje.org
Web: http://www.juf.org/cfje

Through community collaboration and facilitated exploration, CFJE promotes, leads and supports diverse, lifelong Jewish education across metropolitan Chicago, including early childhood, congregational schools, and teen engagement. CFJE aims to utilize and strengthen the resources within congregations and other organizations, and help ensure dedication to the highest level of collaborative engagement, toward the goal of developing and nurturing impactful, imaginative, compelling, and experiential Jewish education in our community.

Congregations & Community Campaign *

Jewish United Fund
30 S. Wells Street
Chicago, IL 60606-5056
Phone: (312) 444-2841
Email: congs@juf.org
Web: http://www.juf.org/congregants
Contact: Sandi Kaplan

Helps organize and promote dozens of annual educational programs and fundraising events among 125 Chicago-area congregations while working with JUF staff and the local rabbinic community.

Are you interested in collaborating with the Congregations Division? Attend one of the Congregation events or volunteer during community phonothons in late January, mid-July, September and early December.

Corporate Partners Program *

Jewish United Fund
30 S. Wells Street
Suite 3002
Chicago, IL 60606-5056
Phone: (312) 357-4877
Email: julieannsklaver@juf.org
Contact: Julie Ann Sklaver

Provides support to events and programs in return for year-round marketing opportunities to the Jewish community. Additional opportunities exist for funding specific programs and services in accord with corporate philanthropic mandates.

Jewish United Fund South Suburban Community Services Office *

Anita M. Stone Building
3400 W. 196th Street
Flossmoor, IL 60422
Phone: (708) 798-1884
Fax: (708) 798-9148
Email: southsuburbs@juf.org
Contact: Alene Rutzky

Works with local area Jewish community leaders through the South Suburban Cooperative Jewish Council and JUF-affiliated agencies, and greater social services network in the southern suburbs, helping families secure necessary assistance.

Jewish Professional Women’s Forum *

Jewish United Fund
30 S. Wells Street
Suite 3101
Chicago, IL 60606-5056
Email: womensforum@juf.org
Web: http://www.juf.org/professionals

Brings together professional women in the Chicago area for communal engagement, interaction, networking support and involvement in the Jewish Community.

JFMC Facilities Corporation (FacCorp) *

Jewish United Fund
30 S. Wells Street
Chicago, IL 60606-5056
Phone: (312) 444-2910

Full service not-for-profit property management and development company, also specializing in leveraged purchasing programs, security, and hospitality management of the Lillian and Larry Goodman Conference Center. Partners with the organizations they serve to optimize the physical environments by providing professional services and resources so their partners can focus on their core missions. These partnerships have evolved over 25 years and include more than 60 Jewish United Fund affiliated/beneficiary social welfare and educational agencies, health care organizations, synagogues and other not-for-profit entities.

To view the JFMC Facilities Corporation brochure, please see the attached link.

JUF Memorials & Celebrations *

Jewish United Fund
30 S. Wells Street
Chicago, IL 60606-5056
Phone: (312) 357-4866
Web: http://www.juf.org/memorial

An elegant way to make a commemorative gift to the Jewish United Fund in honor of a loved one. A gift that's guaranteed to fit.

JUF TOV Volunteer Network *

Jewish United Fund
30 S. Wells Street
Chicago, IL 60606-5056
Phone: (312) 357-4762
Fax: (312) 553-5491
Email: tov@juf.org
Web: http://www.juf.org/tov
Contact: Yael Brunwasser

Engages members of our community in the mitzvah of tikkun olam, repairing our world. TOV connects individuals of all ages to one-time and ongoing volunteer opportunities throughout the Jewish and greater Chicago community. Join TOV in repairing the world, one good deed at a time.

JUF Uptown Cafe *

Jewish United Fund
EZRA Multi-Service Center
909 W. Wilson Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640
Phone: 773-467-3845
Email: JoelleSwatez@juf.org
Web: http://www.juf.org/tov/uptown-cafe.aspx
Contact: Joelle Swatez, JUF Uptown Cafe Coordinator

Located in the Dina and Eli Field EZRA Multi-Service Center, Chicago's first kosher anti-hunger program feeds the hungry while nourishing their spirits. The Cafe serves dinner three nights a week and Sunday brunch. Staffed by volunteer waitpersons, the Cafe provides a dignified setting for nutritious food and connections to the community.

Russian Jewish Division *

Jewish United Fund
30 S. Wells Street
Chicago, IL 60606-5056
Phone: (312) 673-2351
Email: rjd@juf.org
Web: http://www.juf.org/rjd
Contact: Genia Kovelman

Serves Russian-speaking Jewish young adults between the ages of 18 and 40. RJD’s mission is to maintain and increase the outreach to the Russian-speaking Jewish Community in the Chicagoland area while reinforcing Jewish pluralism through the open-minded outlooks of the Jewish spectrum. While continuing to tailor to the specific needs of the Russian-speaking Jewish young adult community, Russian Jewish Division utilizes various available resources and serves as a resource and connection to JUF and the Jewish community at large.

Sanctuary *

Jewish United Fund
Chicago Board of Rabbis
30 S. Wells Street
Suite 5056
Chicago, IL 60606-5056
Phone: 312-444-2864
Email: sanctuary@juf.org
Web: www.juf.org/videos

A public affairs television program focusing on Jewish issues, concerns and culture. Produced four times a year by the Jewish United Fund and the Chicago Board of Rabbis, in cooperation with WLS-TV. Airs at noon on Sundays in February, May, August, and November on the Live Well Network, Digital 7.2, and year-round at www.juf.org/videos.

Synagogue-Federation Commission *

Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago
30 S. Wells Street
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: (312) 357-4861
Fax: (312) 553-5479
Email: synfed@juf.org
Web: http://www.https://www.juf.org/congregants/Congregations-Connections.aspx

The Commission was established to create an ongoing dialogue and enhance the working relationship among congregations, the denominational movements and the Jewish Federation with the objective of strengthening the Jewish community of metropolitan Chicago.

Trades, Industries & Professions *

Jewish United Fund
30 S. Wells Street, Suite 3002
Chicago, IL 60606-5056
Phone: (312) 357-4877
Email: tip@juf.org
Web: http://www.juf.org/professionals
Contact: Julie Ann Sklaver

Offers opportunities to learn more about industry-related topics happening in Chicago, to network and socialize with colleagues, and to volunteer in the community.

Women's Division *

Jewish United Fund
30 S. Wells Street
Third Floor
Chicago, IL 60606-5056
Phone: (312) 357-4823
Email: womensdiv@juf.org
Web: http://www.juf.org/women/default.aspx

The Women’s Division, comprised of the Women's Board, Young Women's Board and Young Women’s City Council, educates women about our community's needs and the services provided by the Jewish United Fund, its affiliates, and its beneficiary agencies. It encourages support and participation in JUF fundraising; develops community leadership; and encourages greater commitment and participation in Jewish communal life through volunteer opportunities.

Young Leadership Division (YLD) *

Jewish United Fund
30 S. Wells Street
Chicago, IL 60606-5056
Phone: (312) 357-4880
Email: yld@juf.org
Web: http://www.yldchicago.org

Committed to building a better Jewish community in Chicago, in Israel, and throughout the world. Raises funds for JUF agencies and initiatives, and offers a variety of educational and social events for young adults between ages 22 and 40ish.

What's New in the Guide

Moishe House RSJ

Moishe House is a network of peer-based Jewish communities for young adults aged 22-30. Each house is comprised of three to five residents who host five to seven programs per month, covering a wide variety of topics and activities. Chicago is home to four Moishe Houses.

North Shore Compassionate Care

Description: North Shore Compassionate Care will provide quality home care services for our clients. In this spirit, we have created and maintained a strong caring organization. As a home care agency we closely monitor our employees and provide our patients with continuity of care according to their changing needs. At NSCC, we believe we have an obligation to the community as a provider of quality services. We assist our clients in maintaining dignity, comfort and peace of mind with the freedom and safety of staying at home where life is best.

Silverstein Base Hillel

The Silverstein Base Hillel is a home for Metro Chicago Hillel students and their friends and the actual home of a rabbinic family committed to pluralism and founded on three core values: hospitality, learning, and service. Rabbi Megan and her wife Paige GoldMarche invite all Metro Chicago Hillel students and other young adults, living in or visiting the Lincoln Park area, into their home to learn, volunteer, celebrate, and of course, eat with them. Metro Chicago Hillel is fortunate to have the first Base Hillel in the country integrated into a campus Hillel.

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