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

JUF Bar Bat Mitzvah Israel Experience Certificates *

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

The Bar/Bat Mitzvah Israel Experience Certificate program is designed to encourage every bar/bat Mitzvah to pursue his or her Jewish education by traveling to Israel with an Israel Experience program. At participating synagogues, a $120 certificate toward an Israel Experience program (between the ages of 15-23) is presented as a gift from JUF at the bar/bat Mitzvah service.


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