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Prior to the Jewish Federation’s Annual Meeting at noon Thursday, Sept. 13, the Federation will hold its Business Meeting and Members’ Forum featuring the presentation of the Davis, Gidwitz & Glasser Young Leadership Award and the Samuel A. Goldsmith Young Professional Award.

Over the past decade alone, JUF has provided more than $50 million to Chicago-area Jewish day schools.

voices 2018

Each year, the high school students of Voices: The Chicago Jewish Teen Foundation learn how to give money away. To make their community, and their world, a bit better.


Reboot, a think-tank dedicated to making Jewish concepts accessible through the arts, humor, comedy, and writing, seeks to invigorate Jewish life in Chicago. 


It’s taken me 40 years to embrace the fact that I am a planner. 


NATAL, an Israeli NGO that seeks to advance the resiliency of Israeli society by addressing trauma, has developed a partnership with Chicago's TURN Center.


Gubernatorial candidates J.B. Pritzker and Gov. Bruce Rauner took the podium at separate JUF forums.


Bar and bat mitzvah projects for all interests

Winners were selected for their involvement in multiple activities (Jewish and secular), their leadership roles, and their ability to be role models for their peers. 


Coby Kamish has been bringing his faith with him to the baseball diamond—wearing his yarmulke under his cap and his tzitzit underneath his jersey.

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