Creating Community during Covid
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Together and Connected: Creating Community during COVID
April 29, 2020

Your weekly JUF update

During these uncertain times, it's more important than ever to stick together as a community. With this weekly email, we hope to provide you with resources, moral support and other ways to adjust to this temporary “new normal.”  

We’ve created a JUF Coronavirus Community Resource Page where you’ll find links to more resources, info on JUF initiatives and ways to help or donate. And be sure to check JUF's Facebook page for daily updates.


Watch a good deed double

Take part in Giving Tuesday Now, a global day of unity and giving on May 5th. It’s your chance to support the organizations that are making a difference in fighting COVID-19.

Supporting JUF is twice as nice that day— we’re doubling down on all donations! Visit our JUF Facebook page on Tuesday, May 5th to learn more.


Comfort cooking with the Contessa

Hungering for some new recipes while you’re hunkering down? Check out Ina Garten’s  “7 Best Jewish Recipes.” Then get a second helping by following her Instagram page, where she mixes up more fabulous recipes with practical tips and touching anecdotes.


Challah goes Hollywood

What’s more fun than watching Hugh Jackman and Jimmy Fallon make challah? Watching them tap dance while they do it!


How's this for uplifting?

When video calls weren’t cutting it for a nearly deaf 91-year-old locked down in a Jewish nursing home in Amsterdam, her grandson rented a crane to lift family members up to her third floor window for a visit.


Helping the helpers

All across the country, Jewish agencies and federations are making a difference for those on the front lines. From converting an old distillery to make hand sanitizer in New Orleans, to setting up psychological counseling for doctors and medical staff right here in Chicago—our community is making a real difference. Check out the useful ways JCFS Chicago, Sinai Health System and others are caring for their caregivers.


A special Yom HaAtzmaut message from Consul General Aviv Ezra

Here's a message of thanks from Aviv Ezra, Israel's Consul General to the Midwest, as we celebrate Israel’s 72nd Independence Day today.


For additional resources and information, please go to the JUF Coronavirus Community Resource page and check JUF's Facebook page for daily updates.

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