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

JCYS Iris & Steven Podolsky Family Center

JCYS Iris & Steven Podolsky Family Center offers early childhood education programs for children age 15 months through 5 years. JCYS Early Childhood Education lays a foundation for intellectual, social, emotional and physical development through play-based curriculum. In each classroom, children freely choose from different learning centers throughout the day, helping to build confidence and develop their social and problem-solving skills. Group time for stories, singing, language development, science, cooking activities, and games add structure to each day.

Dr. Chaim Cember Shaarei Chinuch Day School

At Shaarei Chinuch, we integrate Judaism with the Montessori method, to give each child a comprehensive hands-on learning experience catered to his/her unique talents. Our mission is to help each of our students to reach their full potential, while instilling an excitement for learning that lasts a lifetime. 

Illinois Center for Jewish Studies

The mission of the Illinois Center for Jewish Studies (ICJS) is to provide every Jew, regardless of background, affiliation, or religious observance, the opportunity to be inspired by and connected to Torah and Judaism. We believe that people learn and develop differently, and that Torah study should be unique to every person's individual journey. ICJS seeks to provide a personalized learning experience to nurture mind and soul in both individual and group settings. The Illinois Center for Jewish Studies hosts weekly educational classes for men and women in bible studies, Jewish philosophy, and special topics. The organization also provides individual one-on-one learning sessions for men to advance their bible knowledge and ability to improve personally. In addition to formal group/individual classes, the organization has seasonal social gatherings in an effort to promote Jewish education, as well as an annual benefit dinner to raise funds for its operations.

 

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