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If it matters to the Chicago area's Jewish community, then it matters to JUF News, the region’s largest circulation Jewish community publication. Published monthly by the Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago, JUF News offers features, profiles, news, and commentaries about key facets of Jewish life locally, in Israel, and around the world.

YLD's Big Event Fundraiser to feature standup comedy with 'Late Night' host Seth Meyers

A lot of people mistake Seth Meyers for a Jewish guy.

10/28/2014 3:23:58 PM

Innovative REACH program gains national audience

The Slingshot Guide spotlighted the Federation-funded initiative, which helps Jewish day schools...

10/22/2014 12:45:43 PM

Deerfield High School orchestra concert will benefit first trip to Israel of its kind

Deerfield will become the first U.S. public high school to embark on a performance tour to Israel.

10/20/2014 3:34:05 PM

JCC PresenTense Chicago offers ways to get involved in local entrepreneurship

JCC PresenTense Chicago, a highly sought-after social entrepreneurship program, is seeking...

10/13/2014 9:29:29 AM

Camp Nageela receives Torah scroll

Camp Nageela Midwest, in Marshall, Ind., just received the Torah. Specifically, their own Torah...

10/7/2014 1:40:29 PM

JUF leaders visit Israel with former ambassador Michael Oren

A JUF leadership mission chaired by 2014 JUF Annual Campaign chairman Lee Miller, Jeff...

10/24/2014 10:17:27 AM

Kezohar HaIvrit: Yom Ha-Kippurim and Kapparot

Today, the name Yom Kippur is recognized universally as the proper name for this somber day.

10/7/2014 10:46:07 AM

Israel Science and Technology: October

Beyond recognizing speech, computer programs can now analyze it to describe the speaker's overall...

10/3/2014 1:18:06 PM

Alleged leader of cell that killed three Israeli teens indicted

Hussam Kawasme of Hebron reportedly admitted to serving as the leader of the cell that...

9/4/2014 10:27:57 AM

Beer Sheva bound

For many, making aliyah helps define much of their Jewish identity and experience. 

8/26/2014 2:45:08 PM

ADL reports ‘dramatic surge’ in anti-Jewish violence

When a Turkish owner of a cafe near the Belgian city of Liege puts up a poster that welcomes dogs...

8/27/2014 10:38:07 AM

A little luck

It's hard to believe that if my maternal grandma Tessie Luck were alive today, she would have...

7/8/2014 1:45:35 PM

JUF’s King David Society travels to Morocco

"A JUF Mission is one of the most interesting ways to see the world."

5/29/2014 11:23:23 AM

We stand in solidarity with Jews worldwide in condemning attacks in Belgium and France

The attacks perpetrated over the weekend against people inside and in proximity to...

5/28/2014 10:53:59 AM

Baku and Istanbul: A Tale of Two Cities

I recently took part in the Jewish Federations of North American National Young Leadership Cabinet...

5/14/2014 4:19:30 PM

A note on local play 'The Last Sabbath'

The Last Sabbath,” written by Scott Gendell and directed by Scott Weinstein, will be performed at...

10/8/2014 11:01:22 AM

Healing children through the power of art

"Art is one of the most primal instincts in people-art is creation."

10/3/2014 1:42:58 PM

Flavors of the past season the present

Lynn Kirsche Shapiro's cookbook connects family, community 

10/3/2014 10:18:27 AM

The sukkah as Jewish architecture

"What if contemporary architects and designers were challenged to construct Sukkot?"

10/3/2014 9:56:29 AM

Talking Jewish magic with author Maggie Anton

Jewish magic.   These are surely two words I would have never put together. However, after...

10/2/2014 4:39:34 PM