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Pro-Israel college students from across the Midwest prepare for the year ahead

Sixteen student interns were joined by their on-campus supervisors from 14 universities

9/29/2016 4:50:47 PM

Sager Solomon Schechter Day School named a National Blue Ribbon School

Schechter is the only Jewish day school across the nation to receive this honor this year.

9/29/2016 11:41:45 AM

Chicago remembers the life and legacy of Shimon Peres

Shimon Peres, Nobel Peace Prize winner, former President of Israel, and the last of the country's...

9/28/2016 1:14:06 PM

Breast cancer—my brocha in disguise

I found the lump, under my arm while in the shower. It was a surreal moment—your gut tells you...

9/28/2016 11:26:31 AM

David T. Brown receives Jewish Federation’s top honor

On Thursday, Sept. 15, the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago presented Brown with...

9/16/2016 11:46:31 AM

We mourn the loss of Shimon Peres

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

9/27/2016 10:44:03 PM

Salim Joubran brings diversity to Israel’s highest court

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

9/20/2016 2:47:03 PM

Ultimate Hebrew school: A second chance

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

9/1/2016 3:29:13 PM

Chicago’s 19 Diller Teen Fellows feel part of ‘one big Jewish family’ during Israel seminar

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

7/28/2016 4:08:08 PM

First transgender officer finds acceptance, purpose in Israel Defense Forces

Sitting before a group of 60 peers would rarely be difficult for a highly-trained military...

7/26/2016 12:13:43 PM

Chicagoans commemorate Babi Yar massacre in Ukraine

This past week, Ukraine commemorated the 75th anniversary, of the massacre at Babi Yar.

9/30/2016 1:38:34 PM

Albanian president meets with Chicago Jewish community

Chicago Jews and Albanian-Americans gathered to greet Albanian President Bujar Nishani at JUF on...

9/29/2016 4:21:06 PM

JCRC condemns the arson at the Islamic Center of Fort Pierce

We applaud law enforcement in arresting a suspect in the Sept. 12 arson attack against the...

9/16/2016 10:15:53 AM

Chicago Jewish Federation opens Baton Rouge Flood Relief Fund

The need for human services and home remediation from flood damage has grown significantly...

8/17/2016 4:21:06 PM

JCRC condemns murder of Catholic priest in Normandy, France

JCRC Chair David T. Brown and Executive Director Emily Sweet issued the following statement in...

7/29/2016 9:09:14 AM

Baking challah with love

Chef Laura’s challah for the High Holidays and Shabbat

9/2/2016 1:52:05 PM

Review—The Sacred Calling: Four Decades of Women in the Rabbinate

It took a village of passionate and undaunted individuals to normalize women at the pulpit.

9/1/2016 4:38:51 PM

New novel 'The Imperial Wife' chosen as this year’s One Book, One Community

For the sixth year in a row, Chicago’s Jewish community will mark Jewish Book Month with One Book...

8/18/2016 4:24:58 PM

‘2 Broke Girls’ and 1 funny guy

Skokie is known for being home to all things Jewish: Jewish bookstores, synagogues, kosher...

7/7/2016 12:59:33 PM

Israeli ‘This American Life’ visits Chicago

Israeli podcast, ‘Israel Story,’ showcases three-dimensional Israel

6/24/2016 3:04:20 PM

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