Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago

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The Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago is the one organization that impacts every aspect of local and global Jewish life, providing human services for Jews and others in need, creating Jewish experiences, and strengthening Jewish community connections.

* Listings with an asterisk are part of the JUF/JF partnership of agencies serving the Chicago and worldwide Jewish community.

Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago (JUF) *

30 S. Wells Street
Chicago, IL 60606-5056
Phone: (312) 346-6700
Fax: (312) 855-2477
Web: http://www.juf.org

The Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago is the one organization that impacts every aspect of local and global Jewish life, providing human services for Jews and others in need, creating Jewish experiences and strengthening Jewish community connections.

Chicago Jewish Entrepreneurs Forum (CJEF) *

Jewish United Fund
30 S. Wells Street
Suite 3011
Chicago, IL 60606-5056
Phone: (312) 357-4836
Email: entrepreneur@juf.org
Web: http://www.juf.org/professionals

CJEF is Chicago’s premier Jewish business entrepreneurial organization designed for those who have owned their own business for at least one year and either have $500,000 in minimum revenue or 5+ employees; or have worked in their family business for at least one year and are poised to take a major leadership role in the near future.

Community Foundation for Jewish Education (CFJE) *

Jewish United Fund
30 S. Wells Street
Chicago, IL 60606-5056
Phone: (312) 673-3270
Email: cfjeinfo@cfje.org
Web: http://www.juf.org/cfje

Through community collaboration and facilitated exploration, CFJE promotes, leads and supports diverse, lifelong Jewish education across metropolitan Chicago, including early childhood, congregational schools, and teen engagement. CFJE aims to utilize and strengthen the resources within congregations and other organizations, and help ensure dedication to the highest level of collaborative engagement, toward the goal of developing and nurturing impactful, imaginative, compelling, and experiential Jewish education in our community.

Congregations & Community Campaign *

Jewish United Fund
30 S. Wells Street
Chicago, IL 60606-5056
Phone: (312) 444-2841
Email: congs@juf.org
Web: http://www.juf.org/congregants
Contact: Sandi Kaplan

Helps organize and promote dozens of annual educational programs and fundraising events among 125 Chicago-area congregations while working with JUF staff and the local rabbinic community.

Are you interested in collaborating with the Congregations Division? Attend one of the Congregation events or volunteer during community phonothons in late January, mid-July, September and early December.

Corporate Partners Program *

Jewish United Fund
30 S. Wells Street
Suite 3002
Chicago, IL 60606-5056
Phone: (312) 357-4877
Email: julieannsklaver@juf.org
Contact: Julie Ann Sklaver

Provides support to events and programs in return for year-round marketing opportunities to the Jewish community. Additional opportunities exist for funding specific programs and services in accord with corporate philanthropic mandates.

JFMC Facilities Corporation (FacCorp) *

Jewish United Fund
30 S. Wells Street
Chicago, IL 60606-5056
Phone: (312) 444-2910

Full service not-for-profit property management and development company, also specializing in leveraged purchasing programs, security, and hospitality management of the Lillian and Larry Goodman Conference Center. Partners with the organizations it serves to optimize the physical environments by providing professional services and resources so partners can focus on their core missions. These partnerships have evolved over 25 years and include more than 60 JUF affiliated/beneficiary social welfare and educational agencies, health care organizations, synagogues, and other not-for-profit entities.


To view the JFMC Facilities Corporation brochure, please see the attached link.

Jewish Professional Women’s Forum *

Jewish United Fund
30 S. Wells Street
Suite 3101
Chicago, IL 60606-5056
Email: womensforum@juf.org
Web: http://www.juf.org/professionals

Brings together professional women in the Chicago area for communal engagement, interaction, networking support and involvement in the Jewish Community.

Jewish United Fund South Suburban Community Services Office *

Vineyard Church
3400 W. 196th Street, Room 104
Flossmoor, IL 60422
Phone: (708) 798-1884
Fax: (708) 798-9148
Email: southsuburbs@juf.org
Contact: Alene Rutzky

Works with local area Jewish community leaders through the South Suburban Cooperative Jewish Council and JUF-affiliated agencies, and greater social services network in the southern suburbs, helping families secure necessary assistance.

JPRO Chicago *

30 S. Wells Street, Suite 5015
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: (312) 444-2844
Email: deborahshub@juf.org
Web: http://www.jprochicago.org
Contact: Deborah Shub

The mission of JPRO Chicago is to support individual career growth and the collective growth of our community by serving as a central resource for professional development. JPRO Chicago connects Chicago's Jewish communal professionals to each other, provides training and leadership development opportunities, inspires and strengthens individuals and their organizations, and empowers professionals to make a difference in our community.


JUF Professionals Network *

Jewish United Fund
30 S. Wells Street
Suite 3111
Chicago, IL 60606-5056
Phone: 312-357-4878
Email: ProfessionalsNetwork@juf.org
Web: http://www.juf.org/professionals
Contact: Patti Frazin

Network with like-minded Jewish professionals, learn more about industry-related Chicago happenings, and join business leaders who come together to make a difference.


JUF TOV Volunteer Network *

Jewish United Fund
30 S. Wells Street
Chicago, IL 60606-5056
Phone: (312) 357-4762
Fax: (312) 553-5491
Email: tov@juf.org
Web: http://www.juf.org/tov
Contact: Yael Brunwasser

Engages members of our community in the mitzvah of tikkun olam, repairing our world. TOV connects individuals of all ages to one-time and ongoing volunteer opportunities throughout the Jewish and greater Chicago community. Join TOV in repairing the world, one good deed at a time.

JUF Tributes *

Jewish United Fund
30 S. Wells Street
Chicago, IL 60606-5056
Phone: (312) 357-4866
Web: http://www.juf.org/memorial

An elegant way to make a commemorative gift to the Jewish United Fund in honor of a loved one.

JUF Uptown Cafe *

Jewish United Fund
Dina and Eli Field EZRA Multi-Service Center
909 W. Wilson Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640
Phone: 773-467-3845
Email: JoelleSwatez@juf.org
Web: http://www.juf.org/tov/uptown-cafe.aspx
Contact: Joelle Swatez, JUF Uptown Cafe Coordinator

Located in the Dina and Eli Field EZRA Multi-Service Center, this first kosher anti-hunger program feeds the hungry while nourishing their spirits. The Cafe serves dinner three nights a week and Sunday brunch. Staffed by volunteer servers, the Cafe provides a dignified setting for nutritious food and connections to the community.


Russian Jewish Division *

Jewish United Fund
30 S. Wells Street
Chicago, IL 60606-5056
Phone: (312) 673-2351
Email: rjd@juf.org
Web: http://www.juf.org/rjd
Contact: Genia Kovelman

Serves Russian-speaking Jewish young adults between the ages of 18 and 40. RJD's mission is to maintain and increase the outreach to the Russian-speaking Jewish community in the Chicago area while reinforcing Jewish pluralism through the spectrum of Jewish observance. While continuing to tailor to the specific needs of the Russian-speaking Jewish young adult community, Russian Jewish Division utilizes various available resources and serves as a resource and connection to JUF and the Jewish community at large.


Synagogue-Federation Commission *

Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago
30 S. Wells Street
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: 312-444-2859
Email: synfed@juf.org
Web: http://www.juf.org/congregants

The Commission was established to create an ongoing dialogue and enhance the working relationship among congregations, the denominational movements and the Jewish Federation with the objective of strengthening the Jewish community of metropolitan Chicago.

Women's Division *

Jewish United Fund
30 S. Wells Street
Third Floor
Chicago, IL 60606-5056
Phone: (312) 357-4823
Email: womensdiv@juf.org
Web: http://www.juf.org/women/default.aspx

The Women’s Division, comprised of the Women's Board, Young Women's Board and Young Women’s City Council, educates women about our community's needs and the services provided by the Jewish United Fund, its affiliates, and its beneficiary agencies. It encourages support and participation in JUF fundraising; develops community leadership; and encourages greater commitment and participation in Jewish communal life through volunteer opportunities.

Young Leadership Division (YLD) *

Jewish United Fund
30 S. Wells Street
Chicago, IL 60606-5056
Phone: (312) 357-4880
Email: yld@juf.org
Web: http://www.yldchicago.org

The Young Leadership Division of the Jewish United Fund is committed to building a better Jewish community in Chicago, Israel, and throughout the world. YLD raises funds for JUF's agencies and initiatives, and offering a variety of educational, leadership and social events for young adults between the ages of 22 and 40ish.


What's New in the Guide

Tikkun HaBriet

Tikkun HaBriet (Repairing the Covenant), a Jewish marriage recovery program, the only Jewish-based program that helps give struggling couples another chance in their marriage. This program begins the process of putting back the pieces of your marriage and teach the tools to rebuild a loving relationship. Tikkun HaBriet's origin is based on a similar faith-based program that has been around for 40 years. Couples of all faiths, interfaith or no faith are welcome to attend. Without attention and care, marriages wither and couples slowly and quietly drift apart or are often torn apart by hurtful actions. Far too many couples live in misery and do not know the joy of a loving relationship. If you are experiencing challenges in your marriage, the Tikkun HaBriet Program may be able to help give your marriage another chance. Couples decide to participate in the program for many reasons, but you will never be asked why you are attending or be asked to share in any group setting.

 

JCC Chicago Financial Resource Development & Endowment

The JCC Chicago Endowment Foundation, in partnership with the Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago's Agency Endowment Program, was created to provide for the agency's future and that of our programs and services to the greater Chicago Jewish community. Endowment revenue and annual philanthropic support enable JCC Chicago to strengthen Jewish identity and community, develop and deliver innovative programs and services, and cultivate future leaders in the Jewish community.

BJE Chicago Melton School

It's All About Relevancy! Come experience a Melton class and see for yourself what high-quality, meaningful adult Jewish education is all about. Discover a world-class curriculum created by scholars at Hebrew University that gives you a chance to explore Jewish thought and text with an outstanding faculty and a wonderful learning community. 

 

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