Welcome to the Champaign-Urbana Jewish Federation

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


News, Events, & Announcements


In commemoration of Yom Hashoah (April 7-8), the Holocaust Education Center of Champaign Urbana Jewish Federation (in collaboration with area teachers and schools) presents a video tour/exhibit of student work completed during a study of the Holocaust. In past years, the Through Their Eyes exhibit has been displayed in the Davis Chapel following the Yom Hashoah service. Due to the restraints place on all of us during the pandemic, we are proud to share examples of local student work but online instead.

Illini Hillel, alongside the Champaign-Urbana Jewish and Israeli community, will be gathering together on Israel Memorial Day to honor the fallen soldiers in Israel's wars and the victims of terror attacks in Israel. Click on the image above to register.

Join us for the 2021 Champaign-Urbana Jewish Virtual Film festival in collaboration with JCC Chicago featuring four films on four different weekends. We are fortunate to have several families sponsoring the festival so that 30 members of the community can get complimentary tickets for each film. To be considered for a complimentary ticket please register here.



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.


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.


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.


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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