Participate: Find Your Fit


Whether you live in the city or the 'burbs, whether you're a professional, a college student, or tween-aged, there's a place for you at JUF. Find your fit by clicking one of the links below.

Young Families

If you have young children or grandchildren in your life, this is the place for you. All families are welcome to participate in JUF's Joyfully Jewish programs to explore and celebrate Jewish life. Learn More »


Your source for meaningful volunteerism in the Chicago Jewish teen community. Learn More »


Join the thousands of Jewish students in Illinois who are exploring and expressing their Jewish identity and sense of community with one another. Learn More »

Young Leadership Division

JUF's Young Leadership Division offers a variety of educational and social events for young adults between the ages of 22 and 40ish, and raises funds for JUF's life-saving work. Learn More »

Back from Birthright Israel

Back From Birthright Israel

The Back from Birthright Israel community connects Birthright Israel trip alumni living in the Chicagoland area to each other socially, professionally, through Jewish life and culture, volunteerism, and philanthropy. Learn More »


Connect with one hundred Chicago area synagogues that work together to engage community members and raise funds to help Jews in Chicago and around the world. Learn More »


Whether your interests lie in education, fund-raising, or community service, get involved in the Women's Division and the Jewish Women's Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago, to enhance your connection and contribution to Chicago's Jewish community. Learn More »

Trades, Industries & Professions

With the largest, most diverse network of Jewish professionals, entrepreneurs, and business owners in Chicago, JUF's Trades, Industries & Professions Division is the central address for your networking and philanthropic needs. Learn More »


Russian Jewish Division

Embracing and celebrating our unique culture, the Russian Jewish Division organizes events & programs for Russian-speaking Jewish young adults between the ages of 18 and 40. Learn More »

Suburban Communities

Learn about JUF events in the northwest and south suburban Jewish communities, as well as other events provided by the JUF's partner agencies and institutions. Learn More »


Whether you are interested in traveling to Israel, the former Soviet Union, Eastern Europe or Latin America, you can search the JUF Missions Calendar to find a travel opportunity. Destinations change from year to year, but wherever there is Jewish community, there are JUF Missions. Learn More »