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See our core values at work

Visit our new "About" section to learn how JUF focuses on helping people in need, rescuing people in danger, and keeping Jewish life strong.  Read More »

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2014 Annual Report

The Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago's 2014 Annual Report.  Read More »

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PJ Feeds: Helping the Hungry

PJ Feeds will bring together families for fun activities with a big impact as they work together to count and sort donated food items, make tzedakah boxes, and more.  Nili Yelin the Storybook Mom will present an interactive storytelling session about helping the hungry.  This PJ Library event is presented in partnership with The ARK, JUF’s Russian Jewish Division, and JUF’s Tikkun Olam Volunteer (TOV) Network.  Learn more and RSVP today!  Read More »

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Join JUF's Chanukah Coat Club today

This Chanukah (Dec. 17-24) give a Chanukah card to someone special while keeping a needy child warm. A gift of $18 to JUF's Chanukah Coat Club will help ensure a local child in need receives a warm, new coat and accessories to brave the harsh winter. This gift can be made in honor of someone special in your life, who will receive a personalized card announcing your gift. It's perfect as a teacher's gift, Bar/Bat Mitzvah or classroom Tzedakah project.  Read More »

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Register now for TOV's Fall Mitzvah Mania

Registration for TOV’s Fall Mitzvah Mania is now open! This seasonal calendar of one-time volunteer opportunities in the city and suburbs will take place throughout September and October. Sign up today.  Read More »

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Taglit-Birthright Israel Winter 2014 Trips!

Registration opens Sept. 9 (Pre-registration opens Sept. 8) for Taglit-Birthright Israel: Shorashim-JUF Chicago community trips this winter. Shorashim is the community trip provider for Chicago area young adults, ages 18-26. Learn more about these free trips at our information session on Sept. 18  at 7pm at Congregation Beth Shalom in Northbrook. RSVP to  Read More »

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L’DORon: A grandparent’s gift

L'DORon is a new JUF program connecting grandparents and grandchildren through the shared mitzvah of tzedakah. Learn how you can start a beautiful new tradition while supporting your community.  Read More »


Do you match?

You can double or triple the impact of your donation with a Corporate Matching Gift. Over 9,000 companies match charitable contributions to JUF made by employees, their spouses and even their retired employees. Learn more and search to see if your employer participates in the matching gift program.  Read More »