From the Director's Desk

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

Message the CUJF President, Marc Snir

Dear Friends:
Year 2021 has ended, and we are entering 2022. For many of us 2021 was not a pleasant year: Covid is still with us, anti-Semitism has not abated and the political discourse in our country continues to foster fear and deepen divisions. At such times it is good to remember t…

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…