My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
Raising a teen is hard work for a single jewish mom soft at the edges trying to navigate the sharp turns of the agencies under the JUF umbrella.
I remember watching a woman in her kitchen preparing for Shabbot, chopping meat on a cutting board, moving it around with a brut force and intensity, lacking respect for what it once was, a creature perfect in its form. Lets put aside the kosher kill and realize the preparation ..
I called JUF's human resources/rabbi of the Golf Rd Skokie shul last summer. I was ill with c dif. Needed help from JCFS but the director of JCSF dropped the ball on me and was so flippant about it i complained to the JUF /skokie rabbi above who hires the underlings.
The director head of JCFS manipulated some rationale, unrefined and retaliatory, to steal my lottery winning which i obtained through financial aid Skokie JCFS office.
That office denied me a good fit for counseling for over a year and never offered me help till i won that lottery which he retracted.
I lost my health, my child, my home and my life. From the POV of me, mom, parent-- they've partaken in the torturous behavior of a private high school which they fund and which ganged up against me with my difficult adolescent.
As a single parent, can you imagine them using their money against you , to tear you apart from your kin?
For my lack of funds and ill health I get pushed aside?
This is not Judaism.
Its almost 2 years Ive been on their chopping block. The head of the agenies above threaten me when i draw attention to this and to all concerned who steamrolled over me.
They "prepared" me --- a single mom on the same Shabbot chop block, whacking what was once alive in me to bits of what is now almost dead. I am food for vicious thought, for them. Delicious, digested, and without concern for the soul it once inhabited.
The JUF is an umbrella that hid and irrevocably and viciously separated my family. There's no excuse. They shucked me aside because as I had no substantial wealth backing they allowed me NO VOICE..
There's is a mechanical seperation attempting to force feed us like farm chickens you think its ok to eat because theyre kosher. They are tortured. Tortured kosher. The JUF -- that big umbrella --tore a gaping hole in my heart and ruined my life and my faith in those who profess an interest in Judaism.