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
Fax: (312) 444-2086
Email: ehrlichstudentloan@juf.org
Web: 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.

The Hillels of Illinois *

30 S. Wells Street
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: (312) 444-2868
Fax: (312) 444-2086
Email: hillel@juf.org
Web: 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.

JUF's Israel Education Center *

Jewish United Fund
30 S. Wells Street
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: (312) 357-4671
Email: emilybriskman@juf.org
Web: 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
Web: 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.


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