The Jewish Community in Chicago consists of about 250,000 Jews of all types of Jews --Orthdox, Reform, Conversative, Observant, Secular, etc. We are a very active Jewish community organized around a central federation. We take our obligations of tzedakah and gemilut hasidim vdry seriously -- raising funds to care of Jews in Chicago, Israel and all of the world. We also provide programs for the needy in Chicago regardless