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.

Sunday in the Park is back

 Join JUF at Ravinia Festival to celebrate Israel’s 67th birthday

3/27/2015 3:59:17 PM

A supergroup of super groups

Jewish teen groups form JTAC, the Jewish Teen Alliance of Chicago

3/27/2015 3:52:40 PM

Teen spotlight: Colin Silverman

Colin Silverman, 18, was recently elected Grand Aleph Godol (the highest male position) of BBYO.

3/27/2015 2:55:27 PM

African-Americans and Jews celebrate, discuss ‘modern plagues’ at JCRC Freedom Seder

Nearly 100 members of Chicago’s African-American and Jewish communities, including more than a...

3/27/2015 11:23:11 AM

Governor Rauner hosts model Seder

About 75 legislators and executive branch officials as well as Jewish Federation leaders from...

3/27/2015 10:18:29 AM

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

Building a better future for women and girls in Israel

We have a track record of providing Jewish women and girls with opportunities to thrive and lead...

3/25/2015 10:23:04 AM

Learning to help heal from one another

"The environment in either place—Israel or Chicago—isn't about to change...What needs to change is...

3/24/2015 11:52:47 AM

At Streit’s 90-year-old Lower East Side factory, ‘the men’ turn out their last matzoh batch

Seated in his Lower East Side office, in front of a large portrait of company patriarch Aron...

3/27/2015 2:49:35 PM

Denmark Jewish community thanks Chicago for support

Although shaken by the recent tragedy, the community is committed to building "a vibrant Jewish...

3/25/2015 10:45:18 AM

Jews who ride bikes

Connecting Jews who ride bikes 

3/25/2015 10:34:24 AM

Allocations, personal connections, strengthen JUF ties to French Jewry

Paris was experiencing one of its darkest winters in February, when eight Chicago lay and...

3/20/2015 11:03:35 AM

From darkness to light

The rescue of Prague Torah scrolls 

3/9/2015 11:30:25 AM

Going 'Above and Beyond'

New documentary tells the story of the unlikely heroes who launched Israel’s Air Force

3/24/2015 2:36:06 PM

Staging a cultural comeback

Jewish theater makes a resurgence in Chicago 

3/24/2015 2:30:02 PM

Soviet émigré writers enrich community

Of particular note are three recent highly acclaimed books:  

3/24/2015 2:21:44 PM

Rabbi Naomi Levy to speak on hope, strength, and living in the 'now' in April

"Meditation [can be] a way to give the soul a bigger voice and to silent some of those negative...

3/24/2015 2:06:26 PM

How Jon Stewart changed a Jewish generation

  Comedy Central legend Jon Stewart is leaving The Daily Show after 16 years!   

3/5/2015 4:11:55 PM