Together for good.

JUF amplifies our collective strength to make the world a better place — for everyone.

Community powered, we consider the totality of local and global Jewish needs and how to address them. From generation to generation, we help people connect to Jewish life and values, fueling a dynamic, enduring community that comes together for good.

We connect

our community to the epic moments in Jewish life, invigorating a Jewish heritage that honors the past and hopes for the future.

We assist

people in need to overcome life’s challenges, transforming daily life for over 500,000 Chicagoans of all faiths.

We support

Israel and the Jewish people worldwide, advocating on key issues and providing humanitarian assistance for millions.

We respond

swiftly to crisis situations, mobilizing resources and rushing aid to communities in distress worldwide.

We maximize

impact, generating ROI on the community’s philanthropy through smart stewardship of collective resources.

We cultivate

Jewish identity and connection, engaging our community through enriching programs and experiences from "baby to Bubbe."

We advance

Jewish learning — supporting and providing Jewish educational opportunities from preschool to high school, through college and beyond.

We inspire

innovation — funding and incubating breakthrough initiatives that adapt to and effect change.