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.

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
URL: 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
URL: 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
URL: 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.

Jewish Professional Women’s Forum *

Jewish United Fund
30 S. Wells Street
Suite 3101
Chicago
IL
60606-5056
Phone: Email: womensforum@juf.org
URL: 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 of Metropolitan Chicago (JUF) *

30 S. Wells Street
Chicago
IL
60606-5056
Phone: (312) 346-6700
Fax: (312) 855-2477
URL: 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.

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.

JPRO Chicago *

30 S. Wells Street, Suite 5015
Chicago
IL
60606
Phone: (312) 444-2844
Email: deborahshub@juf.org
URL: 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
URL: 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
URL: 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
URL: https://www.juf.org/tribute

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
URL: 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
URL: 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
URL: 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
URL: 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
URL: 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

The Synagogue Security Council of North America

The Synagogue Security Council of North America is a 501c3 non-profit organization singularly focused on developing effective volunteer first responders within our own communities. SSCNA's mission is to make our synagogues and Jewish institutions safer by providing lifesaving skills and technology to committed community members, helping to cultivate cost-free, capable and effective first responders within every minyan. We do this by providing standardized technology systems, real-time intelligence, training and certification programs to community volunteers, giving them the necessary tools and skills to help prevent or respond to a targeted attack.

Rabbi Shmuel Katz, C.M.

Rabbi Shmuel Katz is a certified Mohel, recognized internationally. Practicing since 2014, he has performed hundreds of circumcisions and procedures across the United States of America, England & Israel.

Rachael's Creations

Handmade, unique Judaica crafted from polymer clay, including mezuzah cases, shabbat candle stick sets, menorahs and seder plates. Pieces are adorned with a variety of elements including wire, beads, stones, mica powders and alcohol inks. Many gifts can be personalized with English or Hebrew letters.