Our Mission

The mission of the Jewish Federation of Peoria is to serve the Jewish people locally, in Israel, and throughout the world through coordinated fundraising, community-wide programming, social services, and social- cultural-educational activities.

Luach for Peoria, United States

  • September 21, 2014
  • 26 Elul 5774
  • כ"ו אלול תשע"ד
  • Zmanim
    • Alos HaShachar: 5:22 am
    • Netz: 6:44 am
    • Earliest Tallis: 5:50 am
    • Latest Sh'ma: 9:47 am
    • Chatzos: 12:51 pm
    • Mincha Gedola: 1:21 pm
    • Mincha Ktana: 4:25 pm
    • Plag Hamincha: 5:41 pm
    • Shkiah: 6:58 pm
    • Tzet haKochavim: 7:40 pm
  • Shabbos
    • It will come in 6 days.
    • Candle light : September 26, 2014 6:31 pm
    • Shabbos ends: September 27, 2014 7:30 pm
  • Weekly Torah reading
    • Chapter: Ha'Azinu
    • Haftara: Hosea 14:2-10; Micah 7:18-20; Joel 2:15-27 (Shabbat Shuva)
  • Holidays
    • Upcoming date: Erev Rosh Hashanah
    • will come on Wednesday
      September 24, 2014
      29 Elul 5774

Welcome to JewishPeoria.Org, the Web site of the Jewish Federation of Peoria, an umbrella organization that crosses all affiliations. For us here in Peoria, it’s about people. Who are we? Take a look.


We are pleased to announce the arrival of our new Shaliach, Tomer Swisa. Tomer served in Intelligence in an Elite Unit in the IDF, studied at a leadership academy in Israel and is very excited to be joining us. Here is his amazing video. Enjoy!

 apples & honeyL’Shanah Tovah

Rosh HaShannah begins Wednesday evening, Sept. 24. You can find a complete listing of the services in Peoria here:    High Holiday Schedule





White Rose Society Essay Contest: Children and the Holocaust:

A poet once remarked that the death of a child is the loss of infinite possibilities.  What, then, can be said about the more than one-and-a-half  million Jewish children who were murdered by the Nazis during the Holocaust years (1933-1945)?  Of course, many more boys and girls suffered unimaginable hardships and bore witness to the brutality of the Nazis.  Some survived.  Many did not.  Regardless of how experiences varied from country to country, children’s lives were changed forever.  The purpose of this essay contest is to record the stories that must be told to yesterday’s, today’s and tomorrow’s children. Open to students in grades 7/8 in Peoria and Tazewell Counties, Public, Parochial and home schooled Click here for entry form and more information.REV2015 Essay contest forms Here is the link to evaluation forms: Evaluation Sheet Links to resource sites can be found here.


aerialstarsThe Peoria Holocaust Memorial is being renovated and refurbished. After 11 years, the elements and simply the weight of the millions of buttons inside the cases have taken their toll. The renovation will improve the existing structures to insure they last for years to come. In the meantime, the buttons, glass, aluminum and other items are being stored and cleaned. A day for a re-dedication and re-opening hasn’t been set but check back here for more information.




We are pleased to be part of this important community effort to help those impacted by the tornadoes in Washington. You can see the complete story here.