News

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.

A walk in the park

On Sunday, May 3, some 6,500 people came to Ravinia Festival in Highland Park to celebrate...

5/3/2015 7:10:41 PM

Chicago leaders fly to D.C. to advocate priorities with Congress

During the two-day fly-in, community leaders met with policymakers to discuss domestic policy...

5/1/2015 2:00:49 PM

Illinois close to striking a blow to BDS. Your help needed now.

Illinois is poised to become the first state to adopt legislation countering the Boycott,...

5/1/2015 9:45:59 AM

Loyola President Fr. Garanzini speaks out

During our conversation, Fr. Garanzini described his approach to dealing with the Israel-Palestine...

4/30/2015 2:25:44 PM

Illinois Holocaust Museum pilots interactive technology to preserve survivor stories

Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center is the first world-wide test site for New Dimensions...

4/30/2015 2:14:25 PM

Israel Science and Technology—May

Israeli medical technology’s cutting edge was revealed when Trendlines, an Israeli medical-firm...

4/27/2015 2:32:51 PM

K’zohar Ha-Ivrit: Avodah – Work

For some of us the month of May conjures an association with Labor's struggle for workers' rights.

4/27/2015 2:25:45 PM

Israel Science and Technology - April

The latest in Israeli-led innovation in science and technology.

3/27/2015 2:43:07 PM

Write On for Israel Fellows meet with Kirk, Schakowsky, Dold and other lawmakers

Twenty-six Write On for Israel Senior Fellows visited Capitol Hill this week for an intensive...

3/26/2015 2:23:01 PM

Odeh, convicted in Jerusalem terrorist bombing, sentenced

In addition, U.S. District Judge Gershwin Drain revoked Odeh's American citizenship

3/25/2015 10:42:56 AM

Who will tell our stories?

Mine is a story of survival: my own and my family’s.

4/15/2015 3:40:43 PM

A hero's story

By the end of 2010, Yad Vashem had recognized 23,788 Righteous Among the Nations from 45 countries.

4/15/2015 10:43:33 AM

Crisis in Ukraine: An update

For the past 16 years, JUF has had a hand in strengthening the Jewish communities of Ukraine...

4/8/2015 11:51:09 AM

JUF expresses condolences to the families of Kenya massacre victims

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

4/3/2015 9:00:47 AM

Expert shares insights on Iran, failed Israel-Palestinian talks

Members of JUF’s Jewish Community Relations Council received an insider’s perspective this week...

4/2/2015 4:06:13 PM

Lisa Rivo, co-director of the National Center for Jewish Film, to speak at Spertus

Mamele’s thoroughly urban milieu will astonish you. 

4/27/2015 11:35:38 AM

Sabbath of the horses

Spring has arrived and Derby Day is just around the corner!

4/27/2015 11:18:06 AM

‘A Bintel Brief’

Introducing a beloved advice column of yesterday to a new generation—through art

4/27/2015 10:28:54 AM

An interview with Hadag Nahash at the House of Blues, April, 2005

"Let's hear it for Shmuli!" is not a line one expects from the stage of the House of Blues.

4/8/2015 4:14:14 PM

'The Grand Budapest Hotel' and the writings of Stefan Zweig

The movie, which evokes the rise of Nazism and the destruction of Europe, was inspired by the...

4/3/2015 12:43:49 PM