Government Affairs

Helpful Links

  • US House
  • US Senate
  • State of Illinois
  • Contact

    JUF/JF Government Affairs Program
    Chicago Office 30 S. Wells St.
    Chicago, IL 60606
    fax: 312-855-2477

    Springfield Office
    520 S. 2nd Street - Suite 2-200
    Springfield, IL 62701
    fax: 217-753-1430

    Washington Office
    1720 I Street, NW, 8th Floor
    Washington, DC 20006
    fax: 202-466-7092


Through advocacy and action, JUF’s Government Affairs department is able to impact policy and decision-making as it relates to the Jewish community. JUF develops and maintains working relationships with those key government officials at the city, county, state and federal levels who formulate policy and make decisions affecting people nationwide. Our hope is that you will advocate along with us as we build alliances with other health and human service organizations.

Advocacy Issues

JUF encourages you to contact your Representatives and Senators on issues important to the Jewish Federation and community in Chicago. The Jewish Federation advocates on many different topics:

  • Aging and disabilities issues
  • Anti-poverty and job training programs
  • Budget Issues
  • Civil rights and religious freedoms
  • Community relations issues
  • Education and services for children and families
  • Health care issues including Medicaid, Medicare, and mental health
  • Immigrant and refugee services
  • International Issues
  • Non-profit issues