Stories from around the Chicago-area Jewish community.

In the wake of last weekend’s white nationalist march and violence in Charlottesville, Va., the Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago has made an $18,000 emergency grant to provide the Charlottesville Jewish community with extra security funding

Dinner and Dialogue

The dinners served to further strengthen relationships between the Jewish community and partners in the African-American, Latino, LGBTQ, Christian and Muslim communities.

Young Leadership Awards preview

Prior to the Jewish Federation’s Annual Meeting at noon Monday, Sept. 18, the Federation will hold its Business Meeting and Members’ Forum featuring the presentation of the Samuel A. Goldsmith Young Professional Award and the Davis, Gidwitz & Glasser Young Leadership Award.

The Jewish Community Relations Council of the Jewish United Fund strongly condemns the ugly display of white nationalist ideologies and violent behaviors that took place over the weekend 

Shurat HaDin attorney Rachel Weiser will be featured in two programs on Tuesday, Aug. 15, one at noon at the Chicago Bar Association and one at 8 p.m. at North Suburban Synagogue Beth El in Highland Park (for both attorneys and non-attorneys).

Isaac Ashkenazi, a renowned international expert on disaster management and community resilience, led a JCRC security briefing on preparing for and responding to urban mass casualty incidents at JUF.


In July, 24 organizations graduated from two cohorts of JUF’s Create a Jewish Legacy program—a hands-on endowment fundraising training program that has yielded $25.6 million in additional support for participating institutions.

Camp Chi photography Keshet

JCC Camp Chi, with the support of Keshet, is nationally-recognized for its inclusive community, where campers of all abilities feel welcome and valued.  

ariel rosen bnai mitzvah project

Looking back, some of the most helpful advice I give out to families was taken from my own project -- mostly, what not to do. Here's how not to create a b'nai mitzvah project:

sanctuary aug 17

 Rabbi Shoshanah Conover of Temple Sholom in Chicago and Rabbi Michael Balinsky, executive vice president of the Chicago Board of Rabbis, discuss the power and impact of the High Holy Days with moderator Aaron Cohen.

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