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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.

YLD and Oy!Chicago announce third annual Chicago Jewish '36 Under 36' list

JUF's YLD and Oy!Chicago have announced the third annual “Double Chai in the Chi: 36 Under 36”...

7/15/2014 3:15:45 PM

Reaching out from the Center

At the end of my internship at the Center for Jewish Genetics, I feel empowered to move forward.

7/8/2014 4:04:16 PM

David Laskin’s The Family selected for this year’s Jewish Community ‘One Book’ initiative

The Family, [is] a fascinating memoir that follows the author's rather amazing ancestors across...

7/8/2014 2:03:04 PM

Diane and Steve Miller to provide $1 million for Holocaust Community Services in 2014

"These people have suffered so much in their lives-it's imperative that we...let them age with...

7/7/2014 4:48:22 PM

Abi Gezunt! 'Be Healthy!'

Eat, eat, eat! 

7/7/2014 2:50:01 PM

Chicago leaders on solidarity mission experience Israel's resolve

The mission visited children from Kiryat Gat and other towns in the south on respite activity...

7/24/2014 3:46:56 PM

FAA suspends U.S. airlines’ flights to Israel

The Federal Aviation Administration prohibited all U.S. airlines from flying to Israel for at...

7/22/2014 1:52:40 PM

The Return

Unexpectedly, less than 24 hours later, I stepped onto the plane that would take me from one home...

7/17/2014 3:53:10 PM

Learning from the Israeli mentality

Scenes that I would only watch at home in Deerfield, on CNN, all of a sudden became a reality for...

7/17/2014 2:56:33 PM

Outrunning rockets on a family trip to Israel

It seemed for a while as if wherever we had just previously been was under rocket attack.

7/17/2014 2:31:52 PM

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

Baku and Istanbul: A Tale of Two Cities

I recently took part in the Jewish Federations of North American National Young Leadership Cabinet...

5/14/2014 4:19:30 PM

Ukraine: Kiev Jews set up self-defense unit

(JTA) - Ukrainian Jews with combat skills formed an intervention unit to stop anti-Semitic...

5/8/2014 2:24:44 PM

Charlotte Salomon exhibit opens at Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center

Theexhibition features nearly 300 of Charlotte Salomon’s paintings from the collection of the...

6/26/2014 12:30:04 PM

Cookbook signing this Sunday with Chicago chefs Ina Pinkney and Laura Frankel

Spertus presents Coffee Klatch and Cookbooks, a chance to schmooze with these two passionate,...

6/18/2014 11:23:30 AM

Lights, Camera, Reaction

JCCs premiere the Chicago Jewish Film Festival 

5/28/2014 11:52:39 AM

A new view on what to do to woo a Jew

"If you're single and not online yet, then you're missing out on thousands and thousands of...

5/7/2014 11:45:21 AM

Elek Cohen walks with the enemy

Inspired by a true story, Walking with the Enemy is set in Hungary during the final months of...

5/6/2014 1:55:14 PM