Welcome to the Champaign-Urbana Jewish Federation

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

 

The Champaign-Urbana Jewish Federation and Jewish Endowment Foundation cordially invite you to attend 

CUJF’s Virtual Annual Dinner

Sunday, December 6 @ 6:00 pm via Zoom

Featuring our speaker: Daniel Shapiro, Champaign native and former U.S. Ambassador to Israel.

 

Also, join us as we honor Mitch and Frances Harris for their many years of service to the Champaign-Urbana Jewish Community.

 

This is a virtual Zoom event, no cost to attend. Register online at cujf.org or call (217) 367-9872 to receive access information. RSVP required by Thursday, December 3, 2020.

All our news and event in CU Jewish Weekly Newsletter, November 20, 2020

 

SAVE THE DATE! CUJF’s Virtual Annual Dinner

Sunday, December 6 @ 6:00 pm via Zoom

 

Music to Feed Our Soul

CU Jewish Federation and CU Jewish Endowment Foundation are excited to invite you to a musical event series with musician Zach Mayer during the week of December 6-12.

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CUJF is a member of the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) and together, our Federations work to make an impact on Jewish life not only in our local communities, but all over the world.

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NOVEMBER 16, 2020

Joint Statement of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Jewish United Fund Chicago, Illini Hillel, Hillel International, Illini Chabad, Arnold & Porter, and the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law

CU Jewish Federation and CU Jewish Endowment Foundation are excited to invite you to a musical event series with musician Zach Mayer during the week of December 6-12.

 

Teen Event: Pop, Hip-Hop and Rap… They Are Jewish music!

December 6 @ 1:30 pm CT

 

Chai Seniors Special Lunch: Nigunim, the Soul of Jewish Music

December 10 @ 12:00 pm CT

 

Community Celebration: Hanukkah Sing-Out Community Party

December 12 @ 7:30 pm CT

 

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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. This is what we do.

 

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. Contact us.

 

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. Join us here.


 

COVID-19: Let Us Know How We Can Help

 

In these difficult times, CUJF continues to fulfill its mission to Aid, Educate and Celebrate our Jewish culture and community. CUJF's Human Services function is more important than ever. We have been making calls to our seniors and volunteers are picking up grocery orders for those who are unable to go out. If you or someone you know could use a friendly phone call or a delivery of needed items, please email us at cujf@cujf.org or call our office at (217) 367-9872 and leave a message. We are checking email and voicemail regularly.

We've reached out to the kids in our community with an online PJ Library storytime in conjunction with Sinai Temple. CUJF plans to offer more virtual programs, plus continue to provide information about resources from the other Jewish organizations in our community. We are also raising funds in order to assist members of our Jewish Community who may be affected by work closures, unexpected medical bills, and other emergencies. You can support these efforts! Click on “Donate” at the top of the page and type "virus" in the “Earmarks” section.

Together, we'll do a world of good!

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