Welcome to the Champaign-Urbana Jewish Federation


Fostering a vibrant Jewish future at home and abroad and assisting broader humanitarian activities since 1929.


Jewish Life and Learning


CUJF engages our dynamic and diverse community with educational resources and community events to appeal to different interests, backgrounds, and ages throughout the life span


Support for Our Most Vulnerable


As Jews, we have a responsibility to care for the needy in our community, as well as to support our members during their most vulnerable times. CUJF is there with information, referrals, and financial assistance when needed.



Community Giving


Together, we are stronger. CUJF serves as a central mechanism for raising and allocating funds to local organizations as well as supporting Jewish organizations and initiatives in Israel and throughout the world.

News & Upcoming Events

Teacher Appreciation Shabbat

Friday, February 21, 5:30 @ Sinai Temple


Community members are encouraged to join us as we recognize the work of our teachers and the commitment they are making to passing along knowledge of Judaism to the kids in the CU community. 



Trivia Night

Saturday, February 22, 7:00 pm @ Sinai Temple


Sinai Temple is hosting Trivia Night! Support Sinai Temple, have fun with friends in the community and enjoy a delicious desserts from the dessert dash. 



Zusha in Concert!

Sunday, February 23, 5:00 pm @ Illini Union Courtyard Café


This event is sponsored by Yavneh On Campus and the Orthodox Israel Coalition OUJLIC and Illini Hillel. Supported by Illini Chabad and JET.



Start Up Shabbat

February 28-29 @ Illini Chabad


With scholar in residence Mois Navon, founding engineer of Mobileye. Friday evening for students - Innovation, Autonomous Vehicles, and Purpose. Shabbat afternoon for the entire community at 1:30 pm over lunch -The Trolley Problem Just Got Digital: Ethical dilemmas in Programming the Autonomous Vehicle.


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CUJF Publication Deadline


The deadline for CUJF’s weekly email blast is Wednesdays at 3:00 pm for publication on Fridays at noon. Tell us about your services, your events, and your good news! Email us at communications@cujf.org.



Call for Volunteers


Champaign-Urbana Jewish Federation relies on the time, talent and hard work of volunteers to help with all aspects of the organization’s important work, from stuffing envelopes to planning parties. 

A number of our committees are in need of more members, including: 


  • CHAI Seniors
  • Nominations
  • Film Festival
  • Events
  • Outreach

For more information on committee members or other ways you can help strengthen our small but mighty Federation, please contact Rebekah Noven, board President, at novenfamily@gmail.com or (312) 286-7134.