Background and Resources

JUF’s JCRC stands in solidarity with Israel in defending itself against Hamas terror rocket attacks from Gaza

Each nation has a fundamental right to self-defense, and we unequivocally support Israel's right to the same in this instance.

7/8/2014 4:52:30 PM

U.S. House passes resolution supporting Israel, Illinois reps voice solidarity

Members of the Illinois delegation in Congress have released statements voicing their support for Israel’s right to defend itself in the face of rocket fire from Gaza.

7/11/2014 1:45:05 PM


K’zohar Ha-Ivrit: A who’s who of the Chanukah story

Chanukah, the holiday of lights, is at our door. The candles lit during this lovely holiday stand as a yearly reminder of the Jewish struggle against tyranny and religious oppression.

11/23/2015 4:43:21 PM

The Google of fashion

Israeli entrepreneur Yael Vizel opened the fashions app she developed and scrolled down the screen, looking at images of herself wearing different clothing.

11/23/2015 3:48:34 PM

What Kefiada means to one American student and her Israeli host mom

Kefiada, brings American college students to Israel to work as counselors at an English-language summer camp for Israeli children.

11/23/2015 11:56:09 AM

Terror in Kiryat Gat gives pause to reflect

JUF Executive Vice President, on a business trip to Israel, had hoped for a pleasant Shabbat with colleagues, friends and family in JUF's Partnership Together town of Kiryat Gat.

11/22/2015 9:39:07 AM

JUF's Israel Emergency Campaign supplies hospital room in Ashkelon

The room was dedicated in honor of JUF and the Chicago Jewish community this week.

11/20/2015 9:18:29 AM

VIDEO: Community Solidarity Rally for Israel


Around 2,000 attend city-wide Rally for Israel.  Watch »