Jewish World

Jewish World

Israel Experience Programs

Israel Experience

Bring Jewish identity and history to life with a trip to Israel! High school students, college students, and young adults are eligible for dozens of Israel Experience Programs arranged by age group, personal interest and duration of travel. Each trip offers the opportunity to make new friends, connect to the Jewish homeland and visit historical and holy sites. Choose from 10-day trips, summer adventures, and semester or year-long study programs.  Read more »

JUF Missions


Missions give you the opportunity to travel with other Chicagoans to visit Jewish communities all over the world and see your JUF dollars at work. You will visit with people who live in Israel and other countries, make new friends, explore your roots and learn about worldwide Jewish culture. Missions give participants the opportunity to see first-hand what can be accomplished by the Jewish people when our energy and resources are operating at full capacity.  Read more »

JUF's P2K Program

Partnership Together

JUF's Partnership Together (P2G) has been connecting Chicago-Kiryat Gat-Lachish-Shafir for the past eighteen years. P2G is a program of the Jewish Agency for Israel, that links communities in the Diaspora with communities in Israel, predominantly in the Negev and in the Galilee. Chicago's P2G Region of Kiryat Gat-Lachish-Shafir is located in Israel's northern Negev. Through P2G, more than $900,000 of funding from JUF's annual campaign supports projects that promote the region's development, improve the quality of life for its residents and connects them with Chicago Jewry through "people-to-people" programs.  Read more »

Kyiv-Kehillah Project


The Chicago-Kyiv Kehillah Project was established in December 1999 in cooperation with the United Jewish Communities, it is a subcommittee of JUF's Israel and Overseas Commission. JUF allocates close to $30 million annually for overseas, needs primarily through the Jewish Agency for Israel and the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, both of which provide service to the Jewish communities in Ukraine. Read more »

Streams Funding

Streams Funding in Israel and the Ukraine

JUF supports pluralistic Jewish educational programs in Israel and in Ukraine.  Read more »

Israel Office

Israel Office

The Israel Office represents JUF / The Jewish Federation of Chicago in Israel, including: representing the community and its agenda to the Israeli government and public institutions; researching emerging needs in Israeli society and organizations advancing effective responses to them; and more. Read more »