The Jewish United Fund (JUF) of Metropolitan Chicago is the one organization that impacts every aspect of local and global Jewish life, providing human services for Jews and others in need, creating Jewish experiences and strengthening Jewish community connections. JUF gives help and hope to the most vulnerable through a network of local agencies and programs, transforming the lives of 500,000 Chicagoans of all faiths who are in need at every stage of life. JUF stands in solidarity with Israel and the Jewish people worldwide, advocating on key issues, supporting humanitarian assistance for millions of Jews in Israel and 70 countries around the world and rushing aid to communities in crisis in Israel and beyond. JUF advances Jewish learning and identity, funding the best in formal and informal Jewish education and connections to Israel. JUF builds Jewish community and fosters a sense of peoplehood, engaging Jews of all ages and backgrounds in Jewish life and community. JUF cultivates Jewish continuity from generation to generation, helping to transmit a vibrant Jewish heritage that honors the past and looks with hope to the future. JUF brings the community together from across the spectrum of Jewish life to take part in the collective action and ensure the Jewish future.