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Jewish tradition calls upon every individual to contribute to the welfare of the less fortunate. For more than 100 years, members of Chicago's Jewish community have chosen the Jewish United Fund (JUF)/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago as the central address for fulfilling this commandment. Chicago's Jewish community demonstrates unparalleled commitment to caring for the most vulnerable people in our midst.


Why Give?

When people are in need, we don't sit on the sidelines. We act. We provide the necessary financial support to make things happen. Learn More 

Where my dollars go... 

Where My Dollars Go

JUF dollars help Jews in Israel and 70 other countries around the world through allocations to the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, the Jewish Agency for Israel, World ORT, through various programs including Partnership 2000, the Kiev Kehilla Project and the Ethiopian Initiative. Learn More 

Cost effectiveness 

Cost Effectiveness

When you donate to the Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago, your gift has the maximum impact on the issues you care about most. With combined fund raising expenses of only 4.75% of total income, we offer a return on investment you can trust even at this time of great economic challenge. Learn More