Background and Resources

The Work of JUF’s Partners in Israel

JUF's partner agencies in Israel, thanks to financial support from the Terror Relief Fund during this crisis, and have done the following: 

11/21/2012 11:42:20 AM

JUF leaders and officials speak to the media about the situation

Chicago's Jewish leaders head to Israel amid violence ABC Channel 7 airs interview Nov. 16 with JUF President Steven B. Nasatir.

11/17/2012 5:58:30 PM

JUF advances $1 million to aid terror victims in Israel

Chicago's Jewish United Fund has advanced $1 million to provide emergency assistance and humanitarian support to Israelis in the line of terrorist rockets launched from Gaza.

11/15/2012 5:27:52 PM

Bipartisan Resolution supporting Israel passes U.S. Senate unanimously

Kirk, Gillibrand, 62 others cosponsor resolution backing Israel's inherent right to defend itself from terrorist rockets  

11/15/2012 5:05:06 PM

Statements Supporting Israel from Elected Officials and Others

Schakowsky, Dold and more speak out for Israel

11/16/2012 10:25:09 AM

Statement from President Obama

During a press conference in Thailand at the start of a tour in Asia on Nov. 18, President Obama made the following statement

11/19/2012 2:47:49 PM

Israel Responds to Gaza Terror

Chicago’s Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation stands in solidarity with the people of Israel, especially the residents of Southern Israel, who have suffered hundreds of rocket attacks within the past four days.

11/14/2012 7:16:40 PM

We grieve for the victims of the bus bombing in Bulgaria

Once again the grim hand of terror has reached out to strike innocents.

7/18/2012 2:24:58 PM


Israel Science and Technology: April

SpaceIL (“IL” for Israel) is Israel’s response to Google’s X-Prize competition: to land a robotic spacecraft on the moon.

4/2/2014 3:21:01 PM

Loyola student government president vetoes Israel divestment resolution

The president of Loyola University of Chicago's United Student Government Association (USGA) vetoed a resolution calling on the university to divest from eight companies that some students allege do business with Israel.

3/26/2014 9:55:35 AM

Students respond to Loyola divestment vote

Students at Loyola University in Chicago are mobilizing to undo an unprecedented Israel divestment vote.

3/21/2014 11:43:55 AM

Loyola Student Senate passes divestment measure

The resolution calls on the university to divest from companies that do business in Israel.

3/21/2014 9:56:03 AM

Israeli tech PointGrab puts you in gesture control

The gesture-recognition technology is built inside 20 million devices, including some you may already own.

3/11/2014 1:17:48 PM

VIDEO: Community Solidarity Rally for Israel

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