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

Gift of Israel *

Jewish United Fund
Suite 5033
30 S. Wells Street
Suite 5031
Chicago, IL 60606-5056
Phone: (312) 444-2895 , (312) 357-4798
Email: israelexperience@juf.org
Web: www.juf.org/Israel_experience/gift.aspx

: Monetary gifts from relatives and friends can be saved to help young people participate in an approved Israel program during high school or college or as a young adult*. JUF establishes a special interest-bearing savings account in the participant's name and will provide a one-time $180 gift when a minimum of $1,000 is deposited into the account. *Families may use a portion of their Gift of Israel funds for 8th grade Israel programs, such as IsraelNow or day school trips.

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