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

  • October 31, 2014
  • 8 Heshvan 5775
  • ח' חשון תשע"ה
  • Zmanim
    • Alos HaShachar: 6:05 am
    • Netz: 7:26 am
    • Earliest Tallis: 6:32 am
    • Latest Sh'ma: 10:03 am
    • Chatzos: 12:41 pm
    • Mincha Gedola: 1:07 pm
    • Mincha Ktana: 3:45 pm
    • Plag Hamincha: 4:51 pm
    • Shkiah: 5:57 pm
    • Tzet haKochavim: 6:39 pm
  • Shabbos
    • It will come in -4:25.
    • Candle light : October 30, 2014 5:40 pm
    • Shabbos ends: October 31, 2014 6:40 pm
  • Weekly Torah reading
    • This week there is a different order of reading Torah
  • Holidays
    • Upcoming date: Hanukkah I
    • will come on Wednesday
      December 17, 2014
      25 Kislev 5775

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.

Sassy Reuven -m1[1]Behind Enemy Lines – Raid on Entebbe
Guest Speaker: Sassy Reuven
Sunday, Nov. 9
2:00 p.m.
Horowitz Auditorium-Global Communication Center-Bradley University
834 N. Duryea
Parking available in the visitor lot by the book store

The Miracle of the RAID ON ENTEBBE

Read more about the Raid on Entebbe here.

Sassy Reuven is a veteran of the Israel Defense Special Operation Forces. 
During the terror-filled years of 1973-1976 Sassy served in the IDF’s elite “Red Beret” paratrooper unit. He participated in several covert operations in Israel’s mighty struggle against Arab terrorism.

In July of 1976, Sassy participated in the famed Entebbe counter-terrorist hostage-rescue mission code named “Operation Thunderbolt”, flying thousands of miles over enemy territory to rescue Jewish hostages being held by terrorists in Uganda.

Sponsored by Chabad of Peoria, Jewish Federation of Peoria, Congregation Agudas Achim


Day begins with breakfast at 9:00. Sessions led by Rabbi Michael Arsers, Rabbi Daniel Bogard, Rabbi Karen Kriger Bogard and Rabbi Eli Langsam. Complete schedule can be found here:  Global Day of Jewish Learning



ukraine assistance fund

 Unrest in Ukraine:
A Jewish Federation Update.




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.

Here is the link to evaluation forms: Evaluation Sheet Links to resource sites can be found here. 

Registration/Cover Sheet 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.