Stories from around the Chicago-area Jewish community.


With Cokie Roberts’ passing on Sept. 17, we share a story with you about her and her husband Steve Roberts, who spoke at a JUF Trade Dinner back in 2001. Here is a story JUF News wrote about them following their visit to Chicago.

Pre-holiday conference focused on prevention, detection and lessons learned from Pittsburgh and Poway attacks


Jews, Blacks examine a mid-20th century real estate scheme that preyed on those trying to reach for the American Dream

Get to Know JUF President Lonnie Nasatir photo

On July 1, Lonnie Nasatir became only the fifth person in JUF’s 119-year history to become President and Chief Executive.

100% of funds collected will go directly to aid those impacted

Lawrence and Elaine Goodman

Entrepreneur, philanthropist, lover of Israel 


Rosh Hashanah puts resolutions front-and-center— the holiday focuses on getting rid of bad habits and replacing them with better ones.


In addition to performing his official duties, Ross risked his life to resist the Nazis, shooting thousands of photographs that showed what life was truly like in the Lodz Ghetto.


Everything I know, I’ve learned from our youth


Professional organizers offer tips for decluttering around the High Holidays.

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