About JUF News

If it matters to the Chicago-area Jewish community, it matters to JUF News. Published by the Jewish United Fund, JUF News is the Midwest’s largest-circulation Jewish community publication. The magazine offers features, profiles, news, and commentaries about key facets of Jewish life, learning, and culture—locally, in Israel, and around the world.

JUF News Team
Brent Frost is the Creative Director/Production Director of JUF News. Brent graduated with a double major from Roosevelt University in Theatre Performance and English. He has worked in the magazine's advertising department and JUF's broader design department.Read More

Christine Sierocki Lupella grew up in Chicago’s North Shore and Northwestern ‘burbs. A writer since she first picked up a crayon and started copying the alphabet, she found her calling as a rural newspaper editor/reporter/photographer in Minnesota’s north woods and then later, in the cornfields of southeastern Wisconsin (Go Packers!) where she still resides.Read More

Cindy Sher is the Executive Editor of  JUF News. She is proud to have longevity with her career—especially considering her Gen X status—coming to work for the Jewish people and JUF just one month after her college graduation in 2000.Read More

Linda Haase is JUF’s Senior Associate Vice President of Marketing Communications. She previously held the position of Director of Media & Public Affairs for the American Cancer Society, Illinois Division; served as Public Information Officer for the Illinois Department of Public Health; and worked in the private sector.Read More

Lindsey Bissett is an Ohio native and studied commercial photography and art at Ohio University. She pursued her interest in graphic design when she began working at the Jewish United Fund in 2008. She now works as the Visual Communications Manager for JUF.Read More

Marie E. Lewis is Publishing Manager for JUF News and juf.org. Before coming to JUF News, she worked in the Media Investment Group at Starcom Worldwide.Read More

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Michelle Cohen joined the JUF News team as a Staff Writer in October 2018. Previously, she was the editor of HAKOL, the Jewish newspaper of the Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania.Read More

Paul Wieder has been the Associate Editor of JUF News since 2012. His JUF career began in the Marketing Communications department in 1994. Has been reviewing Jewish music and interviewing Jewish musicians since 1999, more recently in a blog and with podcasts.Read More

Stefanie Bregman is the Assistant Vice President of marketing communications at the Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago and the co-founding Editor of Oy!Chicago. Read More

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