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.
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Unto Every Person There is a Name

reading names

A public recitation of the names of the Jewish victims of the Shoah will be held on Thursday, May 5, from 11:30 am-3:00 p.m. This reading will take place on the Sun Plaza at the Peoria Riverfront Museum (222 SW Washington St.) This worldwide project is designed to perpetuate the memory of the Jewish victims […]

Ida-An award winning film.


Ida is showing at the Riverfront Museum, Wed., April 27 at 6:30 p.m. Anna, a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland, is on the verge of taking her vows when she discovers a dark family secret dating back to the years of the Nazi occupation. Tickets are available online through the Peoria Riverfront Museum

Yom HaShoah-Holocaust Remembrance Day

Yom HaShoah FB cover

Date: Thursday, May 5 at 7:00 pm Location: Peoria Riverfront Museum 222 SW Washington St., Peoria, IL Guest Speaker Agnes Schwartz: Agnes is from Budapest, Hungary. During Allied bombings Agnes was sent underground to hide for months. Agnes’ father was saved by Raoul Wallenberg and hid in one of his safe houses. Her grandmother, grandfather, […]

CNN recognizes work of JDC in Ukraine


Federations have mobilized support over the past year and a half to provide JDC with desperately needed resources for Jews trapped behind the lines in eastern Ukraine, as well as those who fled and are now refugees in their own land.  Our work has been recognized by the media, most recently in CNN’s broadcast coverage of […]

Support our Shaliach

The Shaliach program, now in it’s ninth year, is funded in a variety of ways. This year we are looking to YOU to help us. Peoria Hebrew Day School is providing a dollar for dollar match, up to $8,000 total, on donations to the Shaliach program. If you have been touched by this program, and […]

Peoria Holocaust Memorial Refurbishing Project


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 […]

White Rose Society Essay Contest

White Rose Society Essay Contest “CHILDREN AND THE HOLOCAUST” Sponsored by The Jewish Federation of Peoria     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 […]

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