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Jewish United Fund (JUF) Sponsored Programs


A. jBaby Chicago

Torah Tots with a Twist is a proud grant recipient of jBaby Chicago of the Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago. Please share this link with any family or friends who have children who are newborn through 3.5 years old:


B. One Happy Camper:


The Foundation for Jewish Camp and the Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago offer opportunities to make sure that every child has access to an unforgettable Jewish summer experience.  One Happy Camper offers incentive grants of up to $1,000 for children attending nonprofit, Jewish overnight camp for the first time for 19 days or longer:


C. IsraelNow for 8th Graders (formerly Ta’am Yisrael)

IsraelNow (formerly called Ta’am Yisrael) offers 8th Graders the opportunity to tour Israel with a group of peers from the Chicago area.  The purpose of IsraelNow is to instill a greater love and commitment to Israel.  Our Head of School Mr. Charlie Sherman has staffed this program and endorses it highly.  The foundations that have conducted research on Jewish continuity attribute visiting our Jewish homeland Israel as one of the most powerful experiences for maintaining a lasting positive Jewish identity. IsraelNow was chosen for the prestigious Slingshot award as an inspiring and innovative organization.  


D. Trips to Israel:

Taken from JUF’s website: Bring Jewish identity and history to life with a trip to Israel.

High School students, college students, and young adults are eligible for dozens of Israel experience programs arranged by age group, personal interest and duration of travel. Each trip offers the opportunity to make new friends, connect to the Jewish homeland and visit historical and holy sites. Choose from 10-day trips, summer adventures, and semester or year-long study programs. Gleivy deSouza in our synagogue office coordinates the SKIP: Send-A-Kid-to-Israel Program. For more details on SKIP, please email Gleivy at or call her at our office 847-446-7215. For details on all of these exciting programs, please go to


E. PJ Library:

For children 6 months through 8 years, please sign up to receive books and CD’s from PJ Library:


F. PJ Our Way:

For children ages 9 through 11 years, please help them sign up so they can choose their own Jewish-themed books:

Revised 8-31-2020   11 Elul 5780

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