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

  • February 1, 2015
  • 12 Shevat 5775
  • י"ב שבט תשע"ה
  • Zmanim
    • Alos HaShachar: 6:42 am
    • Netz: 8:06 am
    • Earliest Tallis: 7:10 am
    • Latest Sh'ma: 10:38 am
    • Chatzos: 1:11 pm
    • Mincha Gedola: 1:36 pm
    • Mincha Ktana: 4:09 pm
    • Plag Hamincha: 5:13 pm
    • Shkiah: 6:17 pm
    • Tzet haKochavim: 7:02 pm
  • Shabbos
    • It will come in 6 days.
    • Candle light : February 6, 2015 6:05 pm
    • Shabbos ends: February 7, 2015 7:08 pm
  • Weekly Torah reading
    • Chapter: Yitro
    • Haftara: Isaiah 6:1 - 7:6; 9:5 - 9:6
  • Holidays
    • Upcoming date: Tu B'Shevat
    • will come on Wednesday
      February 4, 2015
      15 Shevat 5775

Jewish Books


In celebration of Jewish American Heritage Month, the National Archives and the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington presented this lecture. Jonathan Sarna and Steve Roberts discuss General Grant’s Order #11, which states that “The Jews, as a class, violating every regulation of trade established by the treasury department, and also department orders, are hereby expelled from this department upon the receipt of this order.”

Jonathan Sarna is the author of several books, including American Judaism: A History.  He is the chief historian of the National Museum of American Jewish History and American Jewish history professor at Brandeis University.


Suggest Books from the Jewish Council of Books:

Homeland: The Illustrated History of the State of Israel

 by Marv Wolfman, Mario Ruiz, and William J. Rudin

Nachshon Press  2007

128 Pages $21.00

ISBN: 978-0977150700





Using an innovative method of illustration that combines photographs and full-color digital art, this graphic non-fiction instills Jewish pride and a sense of peoplehood in its readers. It is filled with notable figures in Israel’s history, from Abraham and Sarah to Ariel Sharon and Ilan Ramon. Worldwide events that have affected Israel, such as the Holocaust, the Gulf Wars, and the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 are covered, as are the contributions of Israelis to the arts, sciences, and technology.


 The Book of Job

 by Harold S. Kushner


Schocken Books/Nextbook Press 2012
 224 Pages $24.00
ISBN: 978-0-8052-4292-8