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

  • December 18, 2014
  • 27 Kislev 5775
  • כ"ז כסלו תשע"ה
  • Zmanim
    • Alos HaShachar: 6:48 am
    • Netz: 8:15 am
    • Earliest Tallis: 7:16 am
    • Latest Sh'ma: 10:34 am
    • Chatzos: 12:54 pm
    • Mincha Gedola: 1:17 pm
    • Mincha Ktana: 3:37 pm
    • Plag Hamincha: 4:35 pm
    • Shkiah: 5:34 pm
    • Tzet haKochavim: 6:21 pm
  • Shabbos
    • It will come tomorrow.
    • Candle light : December 19, 2014 5:17 pm
    • Shabbos ends: December 20, 2014 6:22 pm
  • Weekly Torah reading
    • Chapter: Miketz
    • Haftara: Zechariah 2:14-4:7 (Shabbat Chanukah)
  • Holidays
    • Today: Hanukkah III
    • Upcoming date: Hanukkah IV
    • will come on Saturday
      December 20, 2014
      28 Kislev 5775

First off, welcome to Peoria. The Jewish Federation is the place to get involved, get connected and grow. With programming aimed at all ages, volunteering opportunities, and philanthropic events, JFP is the way to “plug in” as a Jew in central Illinois.

One of the best ways to get plugged in is through our Web site or through our newsletter, Chai Lights. Get it… Chai Lights? Anyway, it’s delivered to every Jewish household in the community. For the latest issue, click on the button.

The federation also helps with the Kosher Co-op, an effort to bring in kosher meat and other foods into the Peoria area for those families who are interested in such a service. If you are interested, the basic information and the delivery dates can be reached by clicking here. To learn the types of meats a family can order, please click here.

We’d love to hear from you. If you have any questions, feel free to call the Federation offices and ask for Sue at 689-0063. For more information on what Peoria has to offer, click here for our community resources page.

Did you know…

  • Jews have been a part of Peoria life for more than 150 years with Congregation Anshei Emeth beginning in the 1840s.
  • Peoria has the only daily minyan in all of Downstate Illinois.
  • Residents here were among the leaders in fund raising for Israel when the Jewish state was in its infancy.


Locally, it’s about the people here in Peoria and the neighboring communities. Who are we? Take a look.