JUF Advocacy Services

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

Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) *

Jewish United Fund
30 S. Wells Street
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: (312) 357-4770
Fax: (312) 855-2476
Email: jcrc1@juf.org
Web: http://www.juf.org/jcrc
Contact: Emily Sweet

The umbrella body for more than 40 major Jewish organizations in the Chicago area, and the community relations arm of the Jewish United Fund, involved in issues of concern to the Jewish community, including Israel, international affairs, interfaith and intergroup relations, anti-Semitism and anti-Israel activity, and environmental issues.

JUF Government Affairs Program (Chicago) *

Jewish United Fund
30 S. Wells Street
Chicago, IL 60606-5056
Phone: (312) 357-4868
Fax: (312) 855-3285
Email: mararuff@juf.org
Web: http://www.juf.org/govt_affairs/default.aspx
Contact: Mara Ruff

Develops and maintains working relationships with key government officials at the city, county, state and federal levels who formulate policy and make decisions affecting the Jewish community of Chicago. A focal point is to be a partner in coalition building along with other health and human service organizations, lobbying on behalf of the most vulnerable clients in Illinois, as well as promoting public-private partnerships. Offices in Chicago, Springfield and Washington, D.C., monitor issues, health and human services programs and financing, proposals, community relations and matters affecting the Jewish community.

JUF Government Affairs Program (Springfield) *

Jewish United Fund
30 S. Wells Street
Suite 5088
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: (312) 357-4863
Email: suzannestrassberger@juf.org
Web: http://www.juf.org/govt_affairs/default.aspx
Contact: Suzanne Strassberger

Develops and maintains working relationships with key government officials at the city, county, state and federal levels who formulate policy and make decisions affecting the Jewish community of Chicago. A focal point is to be a partner in coalition building along with other health and human service organizations, lobbying on behalf of the most vulnerable clients in Illinois, as well as promoting public-private partnerships. Offices in Chicago, Springfield and Washington, D.C., monitor issues, health and human services programs and financing, proposals, community relations and matters affecting the Jewish community.

JUF Government Affairs Program (Washington) *

Jewish United Fund
1720 I. Street, NW
8th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20006
Phone: (202) 466-7090
Fax: (202) 466-7092
Email: lisashuger@juf.org
Web: http://www.juf.org/govt_affairs/default.aspx
Contact: Lisa Shuger

Develops and maintains working relationships with key government officials at the city, county, state and federal levels who formulate policy and make decisions affecting the Jewish community of Chicago. A focal point is to be a partner in coalition building along with other health and human service organizations, lobbying on behalf of the most vulnerable clients in Illinois, as well as promoting public-private partnerships. Offices in Chicago, Springfield and Washington, D.C., monitor issues, health and human services programs and financing, proposals, community relations and matters affecting the Jewish community.

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Jewish War Veterans of the U.S.A. Post 54

Open to all U. S. armed forces Jewish veterans regardless of where and when served. We support all veterans in local VA hospitals and through community activities, preserve the memories of patriotic service, honor the memory of our heroic dead, foster the education of former service-members, and provide support for active duty service members. We meet the second Sunday of every month at Cong. Etz Chaim in Lombard, at 10AM (please check our website for exact time and location). You are invited to attend a meeting, become a member, and help us help all veterans.

Maccabim Hebrew School

Serving Israeli and American children age 2 and older in the Chicago metro area, providing them a unique anchor to Hebrew language, Jewish learning and Israeli culture, and strengthening their Jewish-Israeli identity. Families come from a variety of Jewish backgrounds, and the Sunday-morning classes are conducted primarily in Hebrew by professional educators who are also native speakers.

JCYS Michael R. Lutz Family Center-Wicker Park

JCYS Wicker Park offers early childhood education for children ages 15 months-5 years through school year and summer camp programming. As our center grows, after-school programming for Grades K-6 and summer camps for Grades K-Grade 8 will be added.

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