Stories from around the Chicago-area Jewish community.


"Smiling eyes above the masks were proof that we squeezed in every last bit of Apachi fun. We owned it. Summer 2020 was AMAZING!"


Magda Brown was indomitable, relentlessly optimistic—and determined to tell her story.


REACH is stepping up to help every child get the education they deserve.


In the age of COVID-19, both the act of voting and the announcement of election results will look different this year.


The Technical Assistance Collaborative, a new project designed to support Jewish agencies and synagogues through unprecedented tough times. The program, created by JUF in partnership with local foundations, is the only one of its kind in the country. 

Rabbi Shoshanah Conovor

Conover’s appointment at Temple Sholom is a testament to her innovative leadership, extensive knowledge of Judaism, and commitment to the community.

Pam Szokol7

"It’s a tremendous opportunity to help our community, make critical differences in people’s lives, and represent the strength of women here. I feel very proud and passionate about that."

New Hope

Reflecting on the ways large and small that your own life has changed for the better this year.

Love Remains

 Reading and celebrating LGBTQ families in the New Year

Jeweler and philanthropist Michelle Cohen Community September 9, 2020 Born into a philanthropic family active within the Jewish community, Carl Levine carried on his family's strong legacy of giving back. Throughout his life, he forged strong connections with JUF and other community or

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