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Congress OKs anti-BDS provisions as part of fast-track trade bill

On June 24, the U.S. Senate took an important step to combat the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions...

6/26/2015 12:46:29 PM

An open call to Niagara to restore trust

After foundation cancels presentation by Israel's consul general, local Jewish leaders call for...

6/26/2015 10:40:43 AM

JCC Chicago cuts ribbon on new early childhood center and campus addition

The new early childhood center will be housed in the Lake County Jewish Community Campus in Lake...

6/25/2015 3:18:38 PM

Ellen Hattenbach joins Spertus senior leadership team

The former JUF Board member joins the Spertus staff to foster opportunities for Jewish learning...

6/25/2015 3:12:03 PM

Mini-grants a major boost to South Suburban Jewish programs

For the fifth time in four years, the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago's South Suburban...

6/25/2015 9:54:37 AM

K’zohar Ha-Ivrit: Enlightenment

For those who are leaving the formal educational system, this is a time for inner search, a time...

5/27/2015 4:13:47 PM

Israel Science and Technology(1)

For the first time, NASA selected a challenge based on the work of an Israeli scientist NASA’s...

5/27/2015 4:08:31 PM

Rep. Bob Dold heads JUF leadership delegation to Israel

Congressman Bob Dold led a JUF trip to Israel this past week for a series of high-level military,...

5/8/2015 10:02:36 AM

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

Giving those 'yearning to breathe free' refuge for 35 years and counting

The Federation’s public-private partnership has made Illinois a model for resettlement programs...

5/26/2015 2:42:03 PM

As second quake strikes, Jewish Federation’s Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund continues to respond

Less than three weeks after a massive earthquake killed more than 8,000 in Nepal, a second major...

5/12/2015 12:07:09 PM

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

Second JCC Chicago Jewish Film Festival runs June 20-28

The JCC Chicago Jewish Film Festival will bring the Chicago community together to experience 16...

6/9/2015 10:17:51 AM

Debunking the stereotyped shtetl

People misunderstand how Jewish people lived in Eastern European shtetls (a small Jewish town in...

5/28/2015 3:56:12 PM

Orchestrating history

Teen orchestras perform in Israel for the first time 

5/26/2015 4:13:15 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

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