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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.

Director of AJC in Berlin to speak on the surge of violent antisemitism in Europe

Deidre Berger of the American Jewish Committee will speak at Spertus on March 15. 

2/27/2015 2:09:47 PM

Government Affairs Committee introduces State Sen. Chris Nybo and State Rep. Will Guzzardi

As seasoned legislators adapt to the new administration and state agencies undergo transformation,...

2/27/2015 11:37:56 AM

Illinois invests $10 million in Israel bonds

Illinois Treasurer Michael W. Frerichs announced Monday a $10 million investment in Israel bonds. 

2/27/2015 10:31:15 AM

Local experts discuss Israel on college campuses

JUF’s Jewish Community Relations Council hosted a meeting on the pressing and timely topic of...

2/27/2015 9:30:13 AM

Jewish Federation watches key aldermanic races in Chicago

The mayoral runoff on April 7 is not the only undecided race in Chicago. 

2/27/2015 9:22:36 AM

Largest ever Ta'am Yisrael trip returns

Two hundred and fourteen students from 33 synagogue schools in the Chicago area and Chicago Jewish...

2/19/2015 3:11:06 PM

Honeymoon in Israel

We couldn’t be happier that we made the decision to spend the first five months of our marriage...

2/5/2015 11:01:36 AM

Samson returns

The second successful Shimshon Mission visits Israel 

2/3/2015 2:56:13 PM

K’zohar Ha-Ivrit: Tevah—Nature

As a noun, te-vah has several meanings.

2/3/2015 2:33:28 PM

Israel Science and Technology Feb.

"We thought it would be great to have some contraption for making meals materialize with no fuss...

2/3/2015 2:24:53 PM

10 observations from the Solidarity Mission to France

JUF Chairman Bill Silverstein and JUF Executive Vice President Jay Tcath share what they learned...

2/19/2015 4:07:38 PM

JUF condemns Copenhagen terror attacks

The Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago condemns the brutal, hate-filled terror attacks in...

2/15/2015 5:18:10 PM

Ukrainian Jews cautiously optimistic on Russia-brokered cease-fire

Leaders of Ukrainian Jewry reacted with cautious optimism to news that Russia and Ukraine worked...

2/12/2015 4:42:57 PM

Local Jewish leaders conduct national solidarity mission to France

A group of Jewish leaders representing 18 communities throughout North America traveled on the...

2/9/2015 11:29:34 AM

Survivors gather for historic anniversary at Auschwitz

Holocaust survivors gathered in Krakow on the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz...

1/27/2015 9:16:29 AM

'Without me, Jews would never be on cable'

Jon Stewart entertains Northwestern students in Hillel performance

2/11/2015 3:54:46 PM

Revitalizing the last red hot mama

Authors bring Sophie Tucker to Life 

2/3/2015 3:27:10 PM

Meet legendary Theodore Bikel at Spertus in February

When Theodore Bikel tells us his life story, he covers all the bases of 20th Century Ashkenazi...

1/23/2015 1:56:02 PM

An interview with Piper Kerman

'Orange is the New Black' author talks faith, friendship, and life in prison 

12/22/2014 12:12:01 PM

At 98, Kirk Douglas finds his poetic muse

Kirk Douglas, born Issur Danielovitch, the son of an immigrant Russian Jewish ragman, marked his...

12/22/2014 11:58:33 AM