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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.

Chicago African-Americans and Jews join to honor Dr. King and continue his legacy

For the second consecutive year, Chicago's Jewish and African-American communities stood shoulder...

1/23/2015 1:15:53 PM

Chicago’s Jewish community contributes $82.1 million to JUF’s 2014 Annual Campaign

That’s the largest part of nearly $200 million raised last yearto provide food, shelter, medical...

1/15/2015 4:37:12 PM

Sara Crown Star chairs JUF’s 2015 Annual Campaign

During a trip to Israel in 2001, Sara Crown Star found herself a witness to the aftermath of a...

1/15/2015 1:44:06 PM

Chicago mourns Paris terror victims

Some 250 gathered at the Chicago Loop Synagogue to commemorate the deaths of Jewish and...

1/14/2015 2:03:59 PM

Terrorist outrages should have been no surprise

JUF President Dr. Steven B. Nasatir delivered the following remarks at the Chicago community...

1/14/2015 12:23:18 PM

MLA Members for Scholars' Rights applauds MLA decision not to consider boycott of Israel

The MLA Members for Scholars' Rights applauds the recent decision by the Modern Language...

1/9/2015 9:49:49 AM

‘Aliyah’ means ‘moving on up’—to Israel

You are thinking about moving to Israel, but you have about a million questions.

12/29/2014 3:44:32 PM

Chalutzim—pioneers—in Israel

I was honored to be a part of the inaugural mission of first-time visitors to Israel called...

12/29/2014 3:36:53 PM

Kezohar Ha-Ivrit: Reshit—Beginning

The year 2015 of the secular calendar has begun.

12/29/2014 3:30:53 PM

Israel Science and Technology: Jan.

Football can be hard on the brain

12/29/2014 3:17:34 PM

JUF opens emergency fund to aid French Jews

Following last week’s terrorist assaults in Paris, JUF has opened an emergency “French Terror and...

1/12/2015 10:33:07 AM

Jewish United Fund abhors terror targeting Jews and others in France

The Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago has issued the following statement in the wake of...

1/9/2015 3:00:43 PM

Paris hostage takers dead, hostages being freed after simultaneous raids

All hostage takers are dead, and their hostages are being freed after simultaneous raids on the...

1/9/2015 8:19:53 AM

Sephardic community commemorates the forgotten Jewish refugees

A teenager in miniskirts when the Iranian Revolution broke out in 1979, Jacqueline Saper remembers...

12/29/2014 3:57:29 PM

Tiferet II: Our JUF Mission to Israel

In October 2013 I participated on the Tiferet Mission to Poland and Israel, my first experience on...

12/23/2014 10:41:59 AM

Meet legendary Theodore Bikel at Spertus in February

When Theodore Bikel tells us his life story, he covers all the bases of 20th Century Ashkenazi...

1/23/2015 1:56:02 PM

An interview with Piper Kerman

'Orange is the New Black' author talks faith, friendship, and life in prison 

12/22/2014 12:12:01 PM

At 98, Kirk Douglas finds his poetic muse

Kirk Douglas, born Issur Danielovitch, the son of an immigrant Russian Jewish ragman, marked his...

12/22/2014 11:58:33 AM

Continuum Theater expands throughout metro Chicago

Explaining her goals for Continuum Theater, Richards actually describes four continua.

12/22/2014 11:49:24 AM

Book review: Through the eyes of a radical centrist

Kotzin was a great teacher and mentor, so I was excited to learned of the release of this book,...

12/9/2014 10:40:21 AM