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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.

IRA charitable rollover reinstated for 2014; distributions can be made through Dec. 31

The provision allows individuals at least 70 years and six months of age to transfer up to...

12/18/2014 10:35:53 AM

Federation’s Government Affairs Committee hears debate on minimum wage

The debate on increasing the minimum wage for the remaining low-income workers in Illinois is...

12/17/2014 3:37:43 PM

Late Night with YLD

YLD’s Big Event Fundraiser starring ‘Late Night’ host Seth Meyers drew a big crowd

12/15/2014 4:42:41 PM

JUF receives permanent endowment for DC undergraduate internship

Through JUF’s Centennial Campaign, Odessa Dubinsky has made provisions in her will to fund the...

12/12/2014 10:31:12 AM

Judy Baar Topinka, comptroller and friend to Jewish community, dies

Judy Baar Topinka, who died on Wednesday, Dec. 10, will be remembered with much love by many in...

12/10/2014 5:12:26 PM

Applications open for Onward Israel, a resume-building Israel experience for college students

Twenty young adults from Illinois campuses will be traveling to Israel this summer to strengthen...

12/2/2014 1:07:41 PM

Israel Science and Technology: Dec.

What if our brains didn't age?

12/1/2014 11:43:08 AM

K’zohar Ha-Ivrit: Mil-cha-mah—War

May the Chanukah lights illuminate the universal hope to bring an end to all mil-cha-mot. 

11/24/2014 4:26:02 PM

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

JUF joins American Jewry in welcoming home Alan Gross

Bill Silverstein, chairman, and Steven B. Nasatir, president, of the Jewish United Fund of...

12/17/2014 3:03:58 PM

Former Prisoner of Zion returns to the city where he was arrested to attend Limmud FSU

Former Prisoner of Zion Yosef Mendelevitch made an emotional return to the city where he was...

12/1/2014 2:24:37 PM

Walter Sobel, synagogue architect, dies

Walter Sobel, architect of synagogues, courthouses, and private homes, died June 11. He was 100.  

11/25/2014 12:18:49 PM

Living history through the eyes of Soviet Holocaust survivors

Practically every Russian-speaking Jewish family in the Chicago area lost loved ones in the...

11/25/2014 12:12:47 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

Book review: Through the eyes of a radical centrist

Kotzin was a great teacher and mentor, so I was excited to learned of the release of this book,...

12/9/2014 10:40:21 AM

How to prepare an elegant Chanukah meal—and attend your own party

I want a crunchy, crispy, and elegant Chanukah.

12/1/2014 11:37:23 AM

‘America’s Best Cook’ shows how you can be the best cook at home with her Italian flatbread recipe

 Socca is an Italian/Provençal flatbread that can be served with cocktails or even made into a...

12/1/2014 11:08:05 AM

‘Spiritual Cooking with Yael’

"...I wrote this cookbook; so other people can share in the easiness, joy, and deliciousness of...

12/1/2014 10:38:22 AM

FourTelling a magical, musical weekend

BJBE welcomes four major artists-in-residence 

11/26/2014 2:50:57 PM