Category Archives: philanthropy

JCFS Expands Services, Breaks Ground on New Facility in 2015

JCFS Expands Services, Breaks Ground on New Facility in 2015

Chicago’s community of Jewish philanthropists has established some of the country’s most active social service organizations and charities. The Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago (JUF) alone distributed some $200 million in various grants in fiscal year 2015, a significant portion of which was reinvested in local communities. One of JUF’s partners, Jewish Child… Continue Reading

JUF Helps People in Need Around the World

JUF Helps People in Need Around the World

In many respects, the Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago (JUF) serves as the central pillar of Chicago’s Jewish community. Offering a broad array of programs, it is one of the primary sources of funding for hundreds of organizations in the United States and abroad. JUF funds have contributed to missions that range from… Continue Reading

Taking Judaism Abroad – Missions and Volunteer Opportunities

Taking Judaism Abroad – Missions and Volunteer Opportunities

The Jewish community of the greater Chicago region has a wealth of volunteer opportunities, philanthropic events, and other ways to practice the Jewish tradition of tikkun olam, or repairing the world, close to home. Increasingly, however, people are looking to serve others abroad, where significant work remains to be done to provide communities with the… Continue Reading

JUF Offers Chicago’s Jewish Community Many Ways to Experience Israel

JUF Offers Chicago’s Jewish Community Many Ways to Experience Israel

For many young people in Chicago’s Jewish community, Israel is a distant country they mostly know about from the news. While they may be aware that Israel is their homeland, few have the firsthand experience necessary to be aware of the importance of Israel. Luckily, Jewish teens and young adults throughout Chicagoland have a multitude… Continue Reading