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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.

Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards seeks nominations

"The Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards truly help our nation's brightest young Jewish leaders...

11/25/2014 2:13:03 PM

Foundation for Jewish Camp launches program to help match families with camp at affordable price

After income-eligible families of all Jewish backgrounds supply some basic, confidential...

11/25/2014 12:54:21 PM

A voice from Voices

I did not realize how large of an effect Voices would have on me, through working with a great...

11/25/2014 12:41:59 PM

Cued in

Benjamin Lachman is a leading advocate for Cued Speech and active in Jewish life 

11/25/2014 12:29:37 PM

How summer camp showed me the wider Jewish world

This one time at Jewish overnight camp-I realized what the world had to offer.   

11/25/2014 12:05:19 PM

K’zohar Ha-Ivrit: Mil-cha-mah—War

May the Chanukah lights illuminate the universal hope to bring an end to all mil-cha-mot. 

11/24/2014 4:26:02 PM

Five Israelis killed in terror attack on Jerusalem synagogue

Five Israelis, four of them rabbis and the fifth a Druze police officer, were killed in a terror...

11/19/2014 1:03:34 PM

Chicago's Jewish community condemns Jerusalem attack

Today, Chicago’s Jewish community stands together with people of good conscience everywhere to...

11/18/2014 12:37:14 PM

Violence in Jerusalem – a new intifada?

An atmosphere of incitement has led to a continuous wave of violence in the past three months,...

11/6/2014 4:12:09 PM

Former Shin Bet director, University of Haifa leader speaks to JCRC leaders

He was one of six former heads of the Shin Bet featured in the 2012 Oscar nominated documentary...

11/3/2014 3:49:53 PM

Walter Sobel, synagogue architect, dies

Walter Sobel, architect of synagogues, courthouses, and private homes, died June 11. He was 100.  

11/25/2014 12:18:49 PM

Living history through the eyes of Soviet Holocaust survivors

Practically every Russian-speaking Jewish family in the Chicago area lost loved ones in the...

11/25/2014 12:12:47 PM

Lessons from Kristallnacht

The 76th anniversary of "Kristallnacht," or "Night of Broken Glass," causes me to pause to...

10/30/2014 3:13:46 PM

ADL reports ‘dramatic surge’ in anti-Jewish violence

When a Turkish owner of a cafe near the Belgian city of Liege puts up a poster that welcomes dogs...

8/27/2014 10:38:07 AM

A little luck

It's hard to believe that if my maternal grandma Tessie Luck were alive today, she would have...

7/8/2014 1:45:35 PM

FourTelling a magical, musical weekend

BJBE welcomes four major artists-in-residence 

11/26/2014 2:50:57 PM

Chicago Jewish native’s hit show ‘Transparent’ showcases dysfunctional, but loveable Jewish family

I feel like I know the Pfeffermans, even though they're technically a television family.

11/25/2014 10:56:44 AM

Rapoport rocks with ruach

Rapoport's second Jewish platter, They Tried to Get Us, We Won, Let's Rock, stirs in several...

11/25/2014 10:37:26 AM

New collection explores a quarter century of unfolding Jewish history

"Kotzin is an extraordinarily gifted writer and analyst of current affairs." 

10/30/2014 2:21:55 PM

New film chronicles one man who spoke up among the silent

The documentary...tells the story of McDonald...who became a champion of the Jews of Europe...

10/30/2014 12:49:35 PM