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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.

Chicago Pastor Chris Harris offers words of support following Jerusalem attack

Over the past few years, my knowledge, love and concern for Israel and those closely connected to...

11/21/2014 3:10:10 PM

Crain's writer debriefs election results with Federation's Governtment Affairs Committee, JCRC

The Government Affairs Committee and the Jewish Community Relations Council co-hosted a...

11/21/2014 11:45:52 AM

Next on 'Sanctuary': Crossing the Line: The Israel Debate and Anti-Semitism on Campus

The next episode of the public-affairs program “Sanctuary” – which airs at 11:30 a.m. Sunday,...

11/21/2014 10:29:03 AM

Help The ARK provide Chanukah gifts to more than a thousand Jewish community members in need

Chanukah Gift Wishes is a program through which members of the community provide Chanukah gifts...

11/17/2014 3:04:51 PM

JUF Right Start expanded to pre-preschoolers

The program has expanded to include children as young as 6 weeks of age who are the first in...

11/14/2014 10:21:01 AM

Five Israelis killed in terror attack on Jerusalem synagogue

Five Israelis, four of them rabbis and the fifth a Druze police officer, were killed in a terror...

11/19/2014 1:03:34 PM

Chicago's Jewish community condemns Jerusalem attack

Today, Chicago’s Jewish community stands together with people of good conscience everywhere to...

11/18/2014 12:37:14 PM

Violence in Jerusalem – a new intifada?

An atmosphere of incitement has led to a continuous wave of violence in the past three months,...

11/6/2014 4:12:09 PM

Former Shin Bet director, University of Haifa leader speaks to JCRC leaders

He was one of six former heads of the Shin Bet featured in the 2012 Oscar nominated documentary...

11/3/2014 3:49:53 PM

Israel Science and Technology: Nov.

A new discovery may lead to treatments that can slow or reverse cognitive decline in older people.

10/30/2014 4:44:34 PM

Lessons from Kristallnacht

The 76th anniversary of "Kristallnacht," or "Night of Broken Glass," causes me to pause to...

10/30/2014 3:13:46 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

New collection explores a quarter century of unfolding Jewish history

"Kotzin is an extraordinarily gifted writer and analyst of current affairs." 

10/30/2014 2:21:55 PM

New film chronicles one man who spoke up among the silent

The documentary...tells the story of McDonald...who became a champion of the Jews of Europe...

10/30/2014 12:49:35 PM

Two new novels tell Jewish Chicago women’s tales

One, on bittersweet place, is set, naturally, on Bittersweet Place, an actual Lakeview street just...

10/30/2014 12:34:24 PM

‘Toni and Markus’

Walter Roth honors his father and stepmother in new memoir 

10/30/2014 12:31:26 PM

Reading list: Uncovering Jewish family history

Like "The Family," [these books] all tell of Jewish family histories, many with surprises...

10/30/2014 12:16:32 PM