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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.

They don't pitch on Shabbos

Learning lessons in baseball, Jewish values, and life

5/22/2015 8:54:07 AM

Illinois passes historic anti-BDS bill

With strong bipartisan support and zero "no" votes, the Illinois General Assembly passed SB...

5/21/2015 4:59:01 PM

Illinois' Anti-BDS legislation draws international news coverage

View links to national and international media coverage of the passage of SB 1761.

5/21/2015 4:57:04 PM

JUF congratulates Illinois General Assembly on passage of anti-BDS bill

Illinois today became the first state to pass legislation countering the Boycott, Divestment and...

5/18/2015 4:19:49 PM

Anti-BDS bill advances in Illinois House

With strong bi-partisan support, Illinois moved closer this week to becoming the first state to...

5/15/2015 11:32:09 AM

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

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

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

JUF expresses condolences to the families of Kenya massacre victims

The Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago has issued the following statement in response to...

4/3/2015 9:00:47 AM

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

‘A Bintel Brief’

Introducing a beloved advice column of yesterday to a new generation—through art

4/27/2015 10:28:54 AM

An interview with Hadag Nahash at the House of Blues, April, 2005

"Let's hear it for Shmuli!" is not a line one expects from the stage of the House of Blues.

4/8/2015 4:14:14 PM

'The Grand Budapest Hotel' and the writings of Stefan Zweig

The movie, which evokes the rise of Nazism and the destruction of Europe, was inspired by the...

4/3/2015 12:43:49 PM