I'm grateful for the help, happy to be working again, and thankful to be back on my feet.
JUF meets the most fundamental needs of the community—feeding people when they are hungry, safeguarding sacred Jewish institutions and community spaces, providing emergency financial support when needed, and protecting the health and well-being of those in need of care and those who provide it.
Increase in grocery distribution in response to an unprecedented need to fight hunger and food insecurity.
JUF purchased PPE, beyond what we had, for every single person who works at Sinai Chicago Hospital. Every doctor, nurse, housekeeper—everybody received new protective equipment.
Jewish institutions are supported by JUF to maintain safety and security at schools, synagogues, community centers and camps.
I received many tools as part of a STEM education project, and now teach as one should in the 21st century.
JUF is committed to strengthening Jewish knowledge and identity, and to building an unbreakable connection to community. From baby to bubbe, JUF is inspiring the next generation of leaders, thinkers and responsible citizens of the world.
Up to $2,000 is offered through a JUF Right Start voucher for Jewish preschool, helping families start their child's Jewish journey and connection to community.
Being part of JUF Teens has taught me the meaning of tikkun olam and helped me become the leader I am today.
JUF takes great pride in fostering a warm and welcoming community, engaging people of all ages, abilities and identities. We stand up to embrace communities rooted in inclusion and respect, and stand strong to combat antisemitism, inequities and hate of any kind.
How would a queer, interfaith family be accepted in the community? I can honestly say our family has been embraced. Now it’s our turn to welcome other new families into the mix.
Hillel was the way I found my own path to my Judaism.
JUF engages all generations—young families, teens, college students, adults of all ages—through inspiring programs and life-enriching experiences that build community, continuity and connection.
I think it's important to volunteer, especially as Jews. It is our obligation to help people, and to teach kindness and empathy to our children.
Divestment is an emotionally charged topic on campus. It forced us to put aside some political differences to work together.