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Analysts view election outcome through a Jewish lens at JUF Government Affairs Committee/Jewish Community Relations Council session


The dinner, which kicked off the 2019 JUF Annual Campaign, reminded the community that the Jewish spirit can never be crushed.

Pittsburgh Gathering

A standing-room only crowd of 1,800 Chicagoans of all faiths came together on Nov. 1 in response to the Shabbat massacre at Pittsburgh's Tree of Life*Or L'Simcha Congregation.

JC Walk for Water

Seventh graders at Chicago Jewish Day School (CJDS) wanted to know. They had learned that, in South Sudan, villagers often must walk more than three miles, sometimes several times a day, just to get clean water—leaving little time for education.

The synagogue took as its inspiration its senior rabbi's Rosh Hashanah sermon, "The Dynamics of Dispute," in which he urged for civility in the airing of conflicting points of view.


The solving of this mystery takes the notion of Jewish geography to a whole new level.

Let's Stand Together 2

Words are insufficient to convey our community’s heartbreak, horror and pain at yesterday’s heinous, anti-Semitic shooting at Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha Congregation in Pittsburgh. 

During 30 years of his leadership, the Deerfield synagogue grew to become a vibrant and prominent Chicago-area Jewish institution

After JUF offers $10,000 to aid investigation, more groups join effort

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