CUJF Board of Directors
The CUJF Board of Directors meets on the 1st Wednesday of each month. Directors serve two-year terms and represent the diversity of the C-U Jewish community. Local rabbis and directors of other Jewish organizations serve as ex officio members.
Click here for a complete list of the CUJF Board of Directors for 2011-12,
Watch our video to learn more about current CUJF activities and programs.
Frequently Asked Questions About Jewish Federations
A: The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) is the largest single Jewish philanthropy in existence. JFNA represents and serves North American Jewry's primary fund-raising and service-providing agencies, a network of 189 Jewish federations and 400 independent communities. These organizations, raising an annual total of $2 billion, are dedicated to improving and enriching Jewish life around the world. JFNA was created by the merger of three venerable Jewish institutions — United Jewish Appeal, United Israel Appeal, and the Council of Jewish Federations, and was renamed from UJC in 2009.
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A Brief History of the Federation System
When the Jews were exiled from the Land of Israel, nearly two thousand years ago, they dispersed across many countries, fragmenting into small groups among widely divergent cultures and empires. Under Christian and Islamic rule, in the German ghetto or in the Polish shtetl; however, the Jews remained internationally united. The glue was an allegiance to a code of laws and rituals set forth in the Torah and Talmud. A Brief History Of The Federation System
Volunteer with CUJF
We need your help. Would you like to volunteer to help the Chamapign-Urbana Jewish Federation and the local Jewish Community? You can fill out an on-line form and let us know about your unique skills or areas of interests.
Thank you for your interest. Susan Frankenberg, CUJF President
Founded in 1929, Champaign-Urbana Jewish Federation (CUJF), is a non-profit, charitable organization whose goal is to foster a vibrant Jewish future at home and abroad and to assist broader humanitarian activities. CUJF is an independent local entity affiliated with the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA).
Click here to find out more about CUJF Programs and Services and Volunteer Opportunities.