Welcome to the Champaign-Urbana Jewish Federation

 

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

JFNA Coronavirus Resources

We are all dealing with a dynamic and challenging situation as the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread worldwide, including in the United States and Canada. JFNA has put together this page to help you stay informed and provide you with the resources you'll need to make important decisions in your community. READ MORE

How are you? Let us know how CUJF 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 also 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 by making a donation here. 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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News & Updates

 


From Illini Chabad

 

Message from Rabbi Dovid Tiechtel

Seder In a Box

 

Illini Chabad
509 S 4th St, Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 355-8672
www.jewishillini.org
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From Illini Hillel

 

Message from Rabbi Ari

Illini Hillel upcoming online programming.

 

Illini Hillel
503 E John St, Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 344-1328
www.illinihillel.org
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From Sinai Temple

 

Download and print Sinai programming.

 

Sinai Temple
3104 W Windsor Rd, Champaign, IL 61822
(217) 352-8140
www.sinaitemplecu.org
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From U of I Jewish Studies

 

Message from the Director

 

University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana
The Program in Jewish Culture and Society
608 S. Wright St., Urbana, IL 6101
www.jewishculture.illinois.edu

 

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.

News & Upcoming Events

Due to the coronavirus threat, all CUJF events are cancelled or postponed until further notice. Please contact us for more information.

 


 

Download and print our fillable April 2020 calendar.

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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.