About Us

The Champaign-Urbana Jewish Federation is a secular nonprofit organization that provides and supports local Jewish programs and activities; provides help to local community Jews in need; supports humanitarian causes locally, in Israel and in other places on behalf of the local Jewish community; and educates about Jewish issues and against antisemitism. 

What We Do



CUJF sponsors a wide range of educational resources for Jewish youth, with PJ Library and PJ Our Way from birth to 12 years of age, support for local religious school, and camp scholarships. For the greater CU community, we support local teachers with resources and training to teach about the holocaust, as well community outreach projects on Jewish culture and history.



Humanitarian Aid


Supporting our members during  their most vulnerable times is perhaps our most important contribution to the community. Financial assistance to get through a difficult period, educational and advocacy support for new Americans, or bereavement support and respectful burial, CUJF is there in times of the greatest need.





Movies for teens? Israeli Folkdancing? Film Festival? Senior programs? CUJF strives to offer our community a range of opportunities to engage with others who share their interests or offer different perspectives. Events are always open to everyone in the community, across all affiliations and backgrounds.



World Connections


No matter where we live, we are all part of one global Jewish family. Through our community contributions to the Jewish Federation of North America, we support global Jewry in 70 countries around the world. CUJF also provides direct support to eight specific educational and humanitarian programs in Israel.