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Israel Fires

JUF has advanced $500,000 to its overseas partners, the Jewish Agency for Israel and the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, to help Israel cope with the 220 fires that have erupted throughout the country.

The University of Michigan student government has rejected the latest in a number of divestment resolutions against Israel.


Shimon Peres, Nobel Peace Prize winner, former President of Israel, and the last of the country’s founders, died Sept. 27 at age 93.

Gili Sherman 2X

“I am so tired of how the desks are with another student!” Idan grumpily states over breakfast before school. “The boy next to me just works and chews on his pencil case.”

Life living as Israeli

It was abouthalfway through my month-long excursion to Israel that I found myself dining on the porch of Vong, a Vietnamese restaurant located directly across the street from Independence Hall.

Hebrew School child

We will have many ups and downs, and I will sometimes question the price he is paying, but for now, Idan is stepping forward with an open mind.

We mourn the loss of Shimon Peres photo

JUF has issued the following statement on the death of the Hon. Shimon Peres.

The Israeli Supreme Court justice joined Chicago faith and community leaders in conversation on Sept. 16.

Israel Move

Our 9-year-old, Idan, and I are chatting with a friend ’s father, before a playdate.

Diller Israel 2016

Diller Teen Fellows returned home Tuesday morning after a three-week seminar in Israel.

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