Fostering a vibrant Jewish future at home and abroad and assisting broader humanitarian activities since 1929.
Free Professional Development
Rescue During The Holocaust: The Story Of Master Sgt. Roddie Edmonds
October 28 @ 3:30 pm CDT
For Grades 7-12
COV-Course: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Understanding the Pandemic
Arts in a Pandemic
October 25 @ 8:00 pm
Introduction: Antoinette Burton (Professor of History and Director, Humanities Research Institute)
Speakers: Jason Finkelman (Music), Gabriel Solis (Music and Theatre)
CUJF’s (Virtual) Annual Dinner
Sunday, December 6 @ 6:00 pm on a monitor near you
We will have an amazing, internationally known speaker (originally from Champaign), and we’ll be honoring some special people from our local Jewish community. The event is free, via Zoom. If you wish, you can purchase a delicious meal from Michael’s Catering or Illini Hillel. We look forward to welcoming you and sharing this experience virtually with everyone! Save the date!
Food: Connecting Us All
November: Month of Thanksgiving and Thinking about the many roles of food in our lives
The JCC Chicago Jewish Film Festival
November 1 - November 19, 2020
The JCC Chicago Jewish Film Festival is back on November 1 with a brand-new selection of culturally-diverse, Jewish-inspired films that will entertain, educate and inspire audiences of all ages. The festival will take place virtually and moviegoers will enjoy wide ranging cinematic works including documentaries, short and feature length films, that will include stories of love, loss, learning and survival.
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.
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.