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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.

Our hearts and prayers are with the Jewish community of Overland Park

We pray for comfort for the families of the dead, and for the refuah shleymah of the injured.

4/13/2014 5:04:29 PM

19th annual Bernardin Jerusalem Lecture brings together Chicago’s Catholic and Jewish communities to discuss the legacy of Vatican II

This year’s event featured welcome remarks from Francis Cardinal George and a lecture by Rev. John...

4/10/2014 2:19:13 PM

Jewish Olympic swimming gold medalist comes to JCC Chicago

Four-time Olympic swimming gold medalist Lenny Krayzelburg will be at Bernard Weinger JCC, 300...

4/9/2014 1:02:16 PM

Young Chicago Jews come together to fight hunger

Some 100 young Jewish adults volunteered on April 6 for Feed Chicago, a citywide day of service.

4/8/2014 3:06:01 PM

2014 Interactive City Winery Downtown Seder dinner set for April 8

"The Downtown Seder is specifically being held the week prior to the start of Passover so that...

4/7/2014 11:36:05 AM

Israel Science and Technology: April

SpaceIL (“IL” for Israel) is Israel’s response to Google’s X-Prize competition: to land a robotic...

4/2/2014 3:21:01 PM

Loyola student government president vetoes Israel divestment resolution

The president of Loyola University of Chicago's United Student Government Association (USGA)...

3/26/2014 9:55:35 AM

Students respond to Loyola divestment vote

Students at Loyola University in Chicago are mobilizing to undo an unprecedented Israel divestment...

3/21/2014 11:43:55 AM

Loyola Student Senate passes divestment measure

The resolution calls on the university to divest from companies that do business in Israel.

3/21/2014 9:56:03 AM

Israeli tech PointGrab puts you in gesture control

The gesture-recognition technology is built inside 20 million devices, including some you may...

3/11/2014 1:17:48 PM

Ukraine's Jews celebrate Passover despite challenges

This year, Jews of all ages across Ukraine are celebrating Passover in spite of escalating...

4/17/2014 5:01:16 PM

Commemorative cruise to honor 75th Anniversary of 'Voyage of the Damned'

The SS St. Louis Legacy Project has announced it is joining with Protravel International to...

4/9/2014 4:55:42 PM

The unresolved legacy of Nazi art loot

Between 1933 and 1945, the Nazis engaged in one of the biggest art thefts in history,...

4/4/2014 3:06:57 PM

Ill. House Rep. David Harris fights for Iraqi Jewish archive

Illinois State Representative David Harris filed House Joint Resolution 68 in an attempt “to urge...

4/4/2014 2:57:20 PM

Seeing the world

I want to get myself in the habit of being spontaneous; I'm never getting rid of my "travel bug."

2/27/2014 11:31:33 AM

Joshua Malina, of TV’s Scandal, on—not being scandalous

Malina will speak at the Annual JUF Standard Club Dinner on "How to Remain a Mensch in Hollywood."

4/4/2014 2:15:23 PM

Adam on arts and culture: April

Here’s our “Seder” of arts and culture events for April.

4/4/2014 10:18:30 AM

Author opens our eyes to blindness

Michelle Friedman releases 'Close Your Eyes'

4/4/2014 10:11:46 AM

Making beautiful music together

Vadim Gluzman and Angela Yoffe are married to each other—and music

4/4/2014 10:06:46 AM

‘Sitting on Top of the World’

The story of two brothers divided during Nazi Germany

4/4/2014 9:57:47 AM