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


Applications open for Onward Israel, a resume-building Israel experience for college students

Twenty young adults from Illinois campuses will be traveling to Israel this summer to strengthen their resumes through a custom-designed overseas experience in Israel.

12/2/2014 1:07:41 PM

Israel Science and Technology: Dec.

What if our brains didn't age?

12/1/2014 11:43:08 AM

K’zohar Ha-Ivrit: Mil-cha-mah—War

May the Chanukah lights illuminate the universal hope to bring an end to all mil-cha-mot. 

11/24/2014 4:26:02 PM

Five Israelis killed in terror attack on Jerusalem synagogue

Five Israelis, four of them rabbis and the fifth a Druze police officer, were killed in a terror attack Nov. 18 during morning prayers at a Jerusalem synagogue.

11/19/2014 1:03:34 PM

Chicago's Jewish community condemns Jerusalem attack

Today, Chicago’s Jewish community stands together with people of good conscience everywhere to express outrage and disgust at the latest manifestation of religiously and nationalistically motivated violence in Jerusalem.

11/18/2014 12:37:14 PM

VIDEO: Community Solidarity Rally for Israel


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