Stories from around the Chicago-area Jewish community.

Chief Rabbi of South Africa Dr. Warren Goldstein will speak at 7 p.m. Monday, May 1, at Bernard Weinger JCC, 300 Revere Drive, Northbrook. The event is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is requested here.


Eighteen Jewish students—a number fittingly equaling chai, or life, in Jewish Gematria—from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign traveled to Berlin for a weeklong Alternative Spring Break in March. 

The service, which begins at 1:30 p.m., is traditionally the largest gathering of Holocaust survivors in the Midwest and one of the largest in the United States.

Holocaust survivors video project

Deerfield middle school student honors survivors and their stories with video, tree planting, bat mitzvah service 

In the wake of increasing vandalism and threats against Jewish communal institutions, a newly launched JUF Security Grant Program has just issued a Request for Proposals.


This past winter, local Girl and Boy Scouts toured Operation Finale: The Capture and Trial of Adolf Eichmann, an exhibit currently showing at the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center in Skokie. 


Our community will come together to showcase our love of Israel and all things Israeli, from food, to entertainment, to the arts, to Israeli spirit!  


Chicago entrepreneur Larry Levy, the innovative restaurateur who is credited with transforming the sports concessions business around the world, has been named the 2017 Jewish United Fund Annual Campaign Chair.

Bradley Hillel

Spring is rapidly approaching and with it, to the relief of many, comes the return of some much needed sunshine. While we wait for spring to hit its stride, the Hillel House at Bradley University has already taken steps to prepare for some of that additional sunshine. Earlier this month, the Hillel on campus became the first building on Bradley University’s campus to begin using solar panels as its primary source of energy.

A closer look at the faces that make up our community photo2

For generations, the Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago has assisted those in need, supported Israel and Jews abroad, and helped build community here in Chicago.

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