Stories and analysis about Israel and the Israeli people. 


Write On for Israel, Diller Teen Fellows, Beber Camp, and Ta'am Yisrael provide unique opportunities to explore their Jewish identity alongside their peers.


Masa offers gap year, study abroad, internship, service, and post-college programs for Jewish young adults between the ages of 18 and 30.


Students live in Tel Aviv and spend four days a week interning at top Israeli businesses and organizations, while one day per week is spent learning about contemporary Israeli society.

couples mission 2017

"Chaverim, I want to tell you about …." And so began our days on the bus during our JUF Couples Mission to Israel this past fall.

Shir Hamalot Hyde Park

More than 100 singers will gather at the University of Chicago's Rockefeller Memorial Chapel to tell Israel's story through song on Jan. 28.

JUF delegation Hillel

 The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and DePaul University will send delegations. The objective of the trip is to provide students with a diverse exploration of the Jewish State.


In its first mission to Egypt in three decades, 25 JUF leaders traveled in November to Egypt and Israel.  

Culinary trending

Israeli culinary journalist serves up his thoughts on food trends and classics in Israel

consul general uk

Great Britain's Consul General to Chicago, the honorable John Saville, reinforced the United Kingdom's support for Israel at a JUF board meeting on Nov. 20. 

jcrc first responders

Nearly 100 officials from more than 30 agencies, organizations, and technology companies gathered for the U.S.-Israel NextGen First Responders & HLS Technology Summit on Nov. 15, hosted by JUF.

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