From the Director's Desk

Updates on CUJF from our Executive Director, Ma'ayan Weinberg.

GA 2020 Virtual

CUJF is a member of the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) and together, our Federations work to make an impact on Jewish life not only in our local communities, but all over the world.

Each year the renowned JFNA General Assembly brings together thousands of Jewish leaders and comm…

What Is Chambana Schmooze?

One of the local programs CUJF supports is Chambana Schmooze.  I've asked Danielle Baron of Illini Hillel to describe the program:


What Is Chambana Schmooze?

My name is Danielle, and I am the Illini Hillel Engagement Associate. I moved to Champaign during July 2018 for my job at Illin…

What Can I Do About Intolerance?

Dear Friend,
Unfortunately, there have been more anti-Semitic incidents on campus. 
According to a memo from Chancellor Robert Jones, a swastika was found in the Foreign Languages Building. The University is investigating this.
In addition, concerns were raised about a recent…

Five more days— there's still time to help!

Dear Federation Friends,

Thank you so much to those of you who have made donations in the past week! We are getting closer to our goal! Maybe you've been waiting for the right time to make a gift to CUJF. Well, this is it!

CUJF's fiscal year ends June 30! We are finalizing our allocatio…

Scholarships available for students attending Jewish Summer Camp

Jewish summer camp helps campers to strengthen their Jewish identity and feel part of the larger Jewish community. Champaign-Urbana students from elementary to high school age can apply for financial assistance to help pay for Jewish overnight camp. Click the title above to learn more!