About Us


Who We Are

JUF Russian-speaking Jewish Division (RJD) is a welcoming space for Jews with roots in the former Soviet Union to navigate the Jewish community, build friendships, and develop leadership skills. United by our shared stories, we celebrate our heritage and grow leaders. 

Our Mission

The Russian-speaking Jewish Division (RJD) of the Jewish United Fund (JUF) engages the Russian-speaking Jewish community in the Chicagoland area with a focus on outreach to professionals and families in the areas of leadership development, community engagement, volunteering, and charitable giving.

RJD Professional Staff

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Alina Zatulyviter
Young Families Outreach Manager
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Anna Goman Baron
RSJ Parent Connector/Ambassador
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Samuel Polyakov
Administrative Aide

RJD Advisory Board Members

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RJD programs are funded, in part, by Genesis Philanthropy Group