Welcome to the Champaign-Urbana Jewish Federation

 

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

SAVE THE DATE
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!

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News & Upcoming Events

 

CU Jewish Weekly Announcement, October 23, 2020

 


 

Free Professional Development

Rescue During The Holocaust: The Story Of Master Sgt. Roddie Edmonds 

October 28 @ 3:30 pm CDT

For Grades 7-12

 

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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)

 

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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 1-22

November: Month of Thanksgiving and Thinking about the many roles of food in our lives

 

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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.

 

SCHEDULE & REGISTRATION


 

 

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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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.

Download and print our fillable October 2020 calendar