JUF Advocacy Services

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

Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) *

Jewish United Fund
30 S. Wells Street
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: (312) 357-4770
Fax: (312) 855-2476
Email: jcrc1@juf.org
Web: http://www.juf.org/jcrc
Contact: Daniel Goldwin, Executive Director

JCRC is the umbrella body for more than 40 major Jewish organizations in the Chicago area, and the community relations arm of the Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago. The JCRC works on issues of concern to the Jewish community, including Israel, international affairs, interfaith and intergroup relations, anti-Semitism, anti-Israel activity, community violence reduction and immigration.

Jewish Federation Government Affairs Program (Chicago) *

Jewish Federation
30 S. Wells Street
Chicago, IL 60606-5056
Phone: (312) 357-4868
Fax: (312) 855-3285
Email: mararuff@juf.org
Web: http://www.juf.org/govt_affairs/default.aspx
Contact: Mara Ruff

The Government Affairs Department builds relationships at the city, county, state, and federal levels of government in order to promote the public policy agenda of Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago and its network of affiliates. Through coalition-building with other health and human service organizations, and with the involvement of Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago volunteers, our professionals monitor and lobby on behalf of issues involving healthcare and human service programs, anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry, Israel, and other issues important to the Jewish community. Our offices in Chicago, Springfield, and Washington, D.C. actively ensure that the Jewish community is part of the policy-making process with our national, state and local governments.

Jewish Federation Government Affairs Program (Springfield) *

Jewish Federation
30 S. Wells Street
Suite 5088
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: (312) 357-4863
Email: suzannestrassberger@juf.org
Web: http://www.juf.org/govt_affairs/default.aspx
Contact: Suzanne Strassberger

The Government Affairs Department builds relationships at the city, county, state, and federal levels of government in order to promote the public policy agenda of Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago and its network of affiliates. Through coalition-building with other health and human service organizations, and with the involvement of Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago volunteers, our professionals monitor and lobby on behalf of issues involving healthcare and human service programs, anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry, Israel, and other issues important to the Jewish community. Our offices in Chicago, Springfield, and Washington, D.C. actively ensure that the Jewish community is part of the policy-making process with our national, state and local governments.

Jewish Federation Government Affairs Program (Washington) *

Jewish Federation
1720 I. Street, NW
8th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20006
Phone: (202) 466-7090
Fax: (202) 466-7092
Email: lisashuger@juf.org
Web: http://www.juf.org/govt_affairs/default.aspx
Contact: Lisa Shuger

The Government Affairs Department builds relationships at the city, county, state, and federal levels of government in order to promote the public policy agenda of Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago and its network of affiliates. Through coalition-building with other health and human service organizations, and with the involvement of Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago volunteers, our professionals monitor and lobby on behalf of issues involving healthcare and human service programs, anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry, Israel, and other issues important to the Jewish community. Our offices in Chicago, Springfield, and Washington, D.C. actively ensure that the Jewish community is part of the policy-making process with our national, state and local governments.

What's New in the Guide

Jewish Enrichment Center

The Jewish Enrichment Center is a laboratory school that raises a child's voice in Jewish learning. Since 2011, we've run an independent Sunday and afterschool in Hyde Park, Chicago, where children are co-creators of Judaism. The Jewish Enrichment Center is recognized nationally as an exceptional model of deep, personalized Jewish children's learning. At the Jewish Enrichment Center, children ask questions, generate ideas, and bring Jewish texts to life for themselves. Using art and drama and clay, children dialogue with peers and with our ancient tradition, simultaneously growing their Jewish literacy as well as skills for critical and creative thinking and compassionate listening. Our environment teaches children to pursue dignity for all humanity. Now open for infant/toddlers through middle school.

Sharsheret

Sharsheret is a national not-for-profit organization supporting Jewish women and their families facing breast and ovarian cancer. Our mission is to offer a community of support to women, of all Jewish backgrounds, diagnosed with breast or ovarian cancer or at increased genetic risk, by fostering culturally-relevant individualized connections with networks of peers, health professionals, and related resources.

Bais Chaim Dovid

Orthodox Shul in Lincolnwood