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. 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

Download and print our fillable September 2020 calendar.

Saturday, September 12, 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm

After-Hours Drink and Schmooze Zoom Party


Wednesday, September 16 @ 12:30 pm (CDT)

The Communal Kvell and comedic relief


Tuesday, September 22 @ 7:30pm 

Confessions of a Dramatist and The Shylock Midrash

More detail to come soon!


COV-Course: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Understanding the Pandemic

This non-credit course is free of cost and open to all. Classes will be held online from 8:00–9:00 p.m. every Sunday evening during the fall semester. See the course schedule for details about the instructors and topics covered.

Course Schedule


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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


Do you know how to edit video?


CUJF recorded a 2-hour video of our Jewish Heroes event earlier this month. We'd like to make it available for others to view, but it needs a bit of editing first. 

If you have experience editing video and would like to volunteer your time to make this wonderful presentation available, please contact Linda Bauer at cujf@cujf.org.

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!