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A Story of Aliyah: From Ethiopia to Israel


Guest Speaker: Ataklit Tesfaye Thursday, May 28 at 7:00 p.m. 5614 N. University-Open to the public   Ataklit is an Israeli Ethiopian Jew, he and his brother immigrated to Israel at the age of 17. They lived in Yemin Orde Youth Village, an absorption center for new immigrants located in BeerSheva. Ataklit, after completing school […]

Ukraine Emergency Assistance


Ukraine has been wracked by conflict for months. The resulting economic and political instability have profoundly affected the country’s more than 350,000 Jews. For many, aid from Federation partners means the difference between life and death. To read more and donate click here.

Peoria Holocaust Memorial


The 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 […]

Volunteers needed for Summer Lunch Program


Nationally, over 31 million low-income children receive free or reduced lunch during the school year.  The number drops to 3.5 million during the summer.  Over 27 million children are failing to get adequate food and nutrition during the summer vacation creating a huge summer meal gap.  In our Tri-County Area (Peoria, Tazwell, Woodford) of the […]

Iran Negotiations at a Historic Crossroads


Iran Negotiations at a Historic Crossroad Wednesday, June 3 at 7:00 p.m. Social hall-5614 N. University Open to the Public-no charge to attend. Presented by Bob Feferman, Outreach coordinator for United Against Nuclear Iran ( ​​​Why should Americans be concerned about preventing a nuclear-armed Iran? What are the concerns of UANI about the the framework […]

Nepal Relief Fund

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Help us to help those in crisis In the wake of the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Nepal, Federations are collecting funds for emerging relief efforts. Amid a quickly rising death toll and widespread destruction in Kathmandu and the surrounding region, our partners are assessing the unfolding situation on the ground and ensure survivor’s immediate […]

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