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Sinai Health System provides life-saving genetic counseling to communities on Chicago’s West Side

Women withcertain genetic mutations have up to a 78 percent increase in breast cancer risk.

6/24/2016 3:33:27 PM

Everyone in the pool for ‘All-In Swim’

JCC Chicago offers swim classes for children and teens with autism

6/24/2016 3:23:15 PM

JCRC bids farewell to the Gilads

Community leaders offer thanks, best wishes as Israel's consul general prepares to head home

6/24/2016 11:44:09 AM

Preckwinkle and Holy Cross Hospital move forward in spite of budget crisis

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle addressed more than 60 members of JUF’s Government...

6/17/2016 11:11:27 AM

Planting the seeds of Jewish life in the South Suburbs

Federation mini-grants will support 13 educational, cultural events in South Suburbs.

6/16/2016 4:51:59 PM

Israel Science and Technology: July 2016

Doctor Octopus is Spider-Man’s nemesis, but real doctors are learning from a real octopus how to...

6/24/2016 2:33:15 PM

How Israel may fare in a post-Brexit era

Ofer Bavly, director of JUF's Israel Office, offers a morning-after analysis of how Britain's...

6/24/2016 10:13:24 AM

Seeing Israel with pride

The Jewish Federations of North America organized an LGBTQ Mission to Israel—“See Israel with...

6/23/2016 12:22:09 PM

Kiryat Gat honors Chicago Jewish community for 20 years of ‘Partnership Together’

Through Partnership Together, the Chicago Jewish community has supported various organizations...

6/10/2016 10:03:03 AM

‘Being there’ as a volunteer—not a tourist

Living my daily life gave me an appreciation for the life of the people we serve and support. 

6/3/2016 12:02:59 PM

In remote Madagascar, a new community chooses to be Jewish

"I found Judaism. I found my roots, baruch Hashem ... Am Yisrael Chai”—the people of Israel live.

6/24/2016 2:41:20 PM

JCRC encourages Congress to act on gun legislation

Chicago’s Jewish Community Relations Council has a long-standing gun safety policy.

6/17/2016 9:16:50 AM

We mourn the lives lost in Orlando

JUF and JCRC sent the following letter to Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer following the tragic shooting...

6/14/2016 9:54:04 AM

Funding for Holocaust survivor services moves to US Senate

The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee has moved to provide $2.5 million for the Holocaust...

6/10/2016 9:08:45 AM

After long absence, returning Cuban Jews find familia

We’d been anticipating the visit for months, years, really. What interest would our native land...

5/31/2016 3:46:13 PM

Israeli ‘This American Life’ visits Chicago

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

6/24/2016 3:04:20 PM

One woman’s food odyssey leads to stirring her own pot of love

That Dawn Lerman—an emotionally undernourished kid from Chicago—would grow up to become a...

5/31/2016 3:00:41 PM

Chicago playwright takes on legendary Zionist newspaperman and screenwriter in new one-man play

A few years ago, Chicago playwright James Sherman came across legendary newspaperman and writer...

5/31/2016 2:44:10 PM

Spertus Institute to transform gift shop into Jewish arts and culture lab

Changes are coming to the lobby of Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership.

5/19/2016 4:03:57 PM

Chicago author returns with new novel about uncovering secrets from the past

“Eventually I just challenged myself to write a story that my readers couldn’t put down and would...

4/26/2016 3:02:05 PM

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