JUF on Campus

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

Ehrlich Student Loan Program *

Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago
30 S. Wells Street
Suite 5043
Chicago
IL
60606-5056
Phone: Fax: 312-553-5467
Email: ehrlichstudentloan@juf.org
URL: http://www.juf.org/college/ehrlich.aspx

Provides subsidized, low-interest educational loans to students in the metropolitan Chicago Jewish community. First priority will be given to students who have limited access to other sources of funding, whether through federal, state or private loans, savings, or other sources of financial assistance. Made possible by a generous bequest from Mrs. Shirley Ehrlich to the Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago. Subsidizes the loan while a loan recipient is enrolled as a full-time student in an accredited undergraduate or graduate program. A loan recipient will make no payments nor accrue any interest on their loan while they are in school. A student may borrow up to $10,000 a year, up to a total of $20,000.

JUF's Israel Education Center *

Jewish United Fund
30 S. Wells Street
Chicago
IL
60606
Phone: (312) 357-4671
Email: emilybriskman@juf.org
URL: http://www.juf.org/iec
Contact: Emily Briskman, Director

Engages the next generation with Israel through education and advocacy.

Lewis Family Summer Intern Program *

The Hillels of Illinois
30 S. Wells Street
Chicago
IL
60606-5056
Phone: 312-357-4889
Email: lsip@juf.org
URL: www.juf.org/lsip
Contact: Jen Lande, Director

Nationally recognized eight-week, paid, work-study internship for undergraduates. Field placements are available at agencies and departments of the Jewish United Fund, as well as businesses in the Chicago area. Interns work four days a week at their placement and spend one day a week in seminars focused on leadership development, practical training, and Jewish learning.

The Hillels of Illinois *

30 S. Wells Street
Chicago
IL
60606
Phone: (312) 444-2868
Fax: (312) 444-2086
Email: hillel@juf.org
URL: http://www.juf.org/college
Contact: John Lowenstein, Executive Director

Provides opportunities for Jewish students to explore and celebrate their Jewish identity at different Hillels on Illinois campuses, as well as through Hillel Regional programs and an affiliation with Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life. Hillel adds value -- and Jewish values -- to the lives of Jewish college students and the entire campus community.

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.