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 sweet alternative for the holidays

'Put down the Honey Bear and try the honey from Israel.'

8/29/2014 10:27:24 AM

A guide to High Holiday reading

Browsing through the just as valuable as indulging in a book itself. 

8/29/2014 10:07:32 AM

Confessions of a Jewish educator and High Holiday hater

I never liked the High Holidays. 

8/28/2014 4:33:42 PM

Yin, yang, and the Jewish holidays

The Jewish holidays help us achieve the perfect balance between the yin and yang of the seasons. 

8/28/2014 4:26:38 PM

What are you wishing for in 5775?

Compiled by Cindy Sher Executive Editor Rotem Yehudai and her friend in Israel. JUF News asked...

8/27/2014 4:11:09 PM

Beer Sheva bound

For many, making aliyah helps define much of their Jewish identity and experience. 

8/26/2014 2:45:08 PM

Back to school

A dialogue about what Jewish students will face on campus this year  

8/26/2014 2:38:43 PM

K’zohar Ha-Ivrit: Shalom—Peace

Jewish history, from biblical times to the present, is marked by struggle and by the yearning for...

8/26/2014 1:56:57 PM

Israel Science and Technology: September

Mobileye created driver-assistance systems to reduce the risk of traffic accidents and keep...

8/26/2014 1:39:51 PM

Israel, Palestinians agree to new cease-fire

Egypt announced a new cease-fire between Israel and Palestinian groups shortly after an Israeli...

8/26/2014 12:02:59 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

JUF’s King David Society travels to Morocco

"A JUF Mission is one of the most interesting ways to see the world."

5/29/2014 11:23:23 AM

We stand in solidarity with Jews worldwide in condemning attacks in Belgium and France

The attacks perpetrated over the weekend against people inside and in proximity to...

5/28/2014 10:53:59 AM

Baku and Istanbul: A Tale of Two Cities

I recently took part in the Jewish Federations of North American National Young Leadership Cabinet...

5/14/2014 4:19:30 PM

Stars, we’re just like them?

Author Rachel Bertsche takes on the lifestyles of the famous in her new book 

8/27/2014 10:24:44 AM

Spertus Institute to host Chicago premier of ‘The Sturgeon Queens’

The screening is part of an event dubbed "A Mouthwatering Celebration of Fish and Family."

8/26/2014 12:07:38 PM

A Chicago author writes about her journey as caregiver and widow

Soloway opened up to JUF News about her motivations for writing her book and blog series and about...

8/25/2014 4:27:18 PM

Chicago teen athletes awarded with medals and midot

"The diversity appeals to teens and gives them the sense that they are part of something larger...

8/25/2014 3:16:28 PM

‘This is Where I Leave You’

Writer Jonathan Tropper brings his comedy about sitting shiva to the big screen

8/25/2014 2:54:54 PM