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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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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