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Here's how our current allocations break down:

Fiscal Year 2017

Local Human Needs$55.07 million

Serving poor families, people with disabilities, at-risk children, seniors and others with special needs

Partners include: Jewish Child & Family Services, CJE SeniorLife, Jewish Vocational Service, Mount Sinai Hospital, The ARK, Maot Chitim, HIAS Chicago, SHALVA, Dina & Eli Field EZRA Multi-Service Center, Center for People with Disabilities, Holocaust Community Services, and Defiant Requiem Fund for Holocaust Services

Israel & Overseas Needs and Jewish Peoplehood$46.36 million

Helping Jews in Israel and 70 countries around the world

Partners include: Jewish Agency for Israel, American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, Partnership Together, Kyiv Kehilla, World ORT, BINA, ELEM, Etgarim, Foundation for the Benefit of Holocaust Victims in Israel, Hunger/Medical Needs in the Former Soviet Union, Interagency Taskforce, iRep, Israel Children’s Zone, Israel Movement for Progressive Judaism, Israel Sports Center for the Disabled, Israel Trauma Coalition, Jewish People Policy Institute, Krembo Wings, Masorti Movement, Schechter Institutes/Midreshet Yerushalayim, Hillel in Kyiv, NATAL: Israel Trauma Center for Victims of Terror and War, Nirim in the Neighborhood, Ohr Torah Stone, Revadim, Sahi, Tzohar, World Union for Progressive Judaism, Yaakov Herzog Center, Yahad in Unum, Youth Futures, Jewish Federations of North America, and JUF Chicago Israel Office and Overseas Programming

Israel Connections, Outreach and Advocacy$58.15 million

Building Jewish identity, community and connections to Israel

Partners include: Community Foundation for Jewish Education, Hillels of Illinois, Israel Education Center, Israel StudiesProgram, United Against Nuclear Iran, Israel Action Network, Israel Experience and Youth Initiatives, Birthright Israel/Israel Scholarships, Young Family Engagement (jBaby, PJ Library, JUF Right Start), One Happy Camper, TOV VolunteerNetwork, Norton & Elaine Sarnoff Center for Jewish Genetics, JCERT Emergency Services, Synagogue Outreach, HebrewUnion College, Jewish Theological Seminary, Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, Yeshiva University, AcademicScholarships, America – Israel Cultural Foundation, American Jewish World Service, Hartman Fellowship, IllinoisHolocaust Museum and Education Center, Jewish Women’s Foundation, National Federation/Agency Alliance, LeadershipDevelopment, National Jewish Center for Learning & Leadership, Jewish Labor Committee, Preservation of Historic JewishCemeteries, Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC), and National and Local Advocacy/Public Affairs

Jewish Education and Continuity$32.58 million

Supporting the best in formal and informal Jewish education

Partners include: Jewish Day Schools (Akiba-Schechter Jewish Day School, Arie Crown Hebrew Day School, AriellaJoy Frankel Keshet Day School, Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School, Chicago Jewish Day School, Hillel Torah NorthSuburban Day School, Joan Dachs Bais Yaakov Elementary School, Philip and Rebecca Esformes Cheder Lubavitch GirlsSchool, Seymour J. Abrams Cheder Lubavitch Day School, Solomon Schechter Day School, Yeshiva Ohr Boruch–TheVeitzner Cheder, Yeshivas Tiferes Tzvi, Bais Yaakov Girls’ High School, Fasman Yeshiva High School, Hanna Sacks BaisYaakov Girls High School, Ida Crown Jewish Academy, Lubavitch Girls High School, Telshe Yeshiva, Rochelle Zell JewishHigh School), Keshet, Jewish Community Center of Chicago (JCC), Jewish Community Council of West Rogers Park,Associated Talmud Torahs, Hebrew Theological College, Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning & Leadership, ChicagoBoard of Rabbis, and REACH Specialized Services in Day Schools

Operations & Community Services$19.26 million

Includes real estate, accounting, legal, technology, research, and other essential back office and governance services across our network of Jewish agencies

Fundraising$9.45 million

Mobilizing the resources to make allocations to all these programs and services possible

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2017 Annual Report

View the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago's 2017 Annual Report.