UJC, the Jewish federations, and their overseas beneficiaries work with a broad set of national and international institutes that span the world to provide relief, rescue, and reconstruction. The federation system is dedicated to inspiring community members to secure the financial and human resources necessary to achieve the mission of caring for those in need, without discrimination. That includes supporting victims of natural disasters and assisting refugees from war-torn countries.
SPOTLIGHT The JUF Uptown Café is Chicago's first large-scale kosher meal program for poor Jews and non-Jews alike. The café offers dignity and hope to people in need, along with the sustenance they require. The volunteer staff also works to link guests with the Jewish community's network of social services.