Stories and analysis about Israel and the Israeli people. 


Honeymoon Israel-a trip to Israel for adults in committed relationships-seeks to help young couples answer big questions about their Jewish identity.


Barukh Binah sat comfortably on a couch in his duplex apartment, his ankles approaching a coffee table whose shelf displayed large picture books on Chicago and on Washington. Behind him, floor-to-ceiling windows looked out onto Kfar Sava in central Israel. Classical music played.


Their Birthright Israel trip was titled "Israel with Israelis," but for Dan and Sam Eisenberg it might as well have been called "Brother with Brother."


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.  

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