Ida Crown Jewish Academy is proud to announce that for school year 2018-19 we will receive a distribution of $81,200 from the Jewish Day School Guaranty Trust Fund, a program of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago.

The Jewish Day School Guaranty Trust Fund is an unprecedented community-wide effort to help meet the critical needs of the 17 JUF/Jewish Federation supported day schools: tuition assistance, academic programs, teacher benefits and after-school activities. These unrestricted funds are granted on a per-capita basis and are in addition to the Federation’s annual allocation to our school.

Since this endowment fund began making distributions in 2003, ICJA has received a total of $1,256,816 and over $18.8 million has been granted to the 17 schools with a total of $1,531,295 being distributed for school year 2018-19. We want to thank the over 230 generous donors who made this possible, and a special thank you to the JUF/Jewish Federation for its ongoing commitment, support and partnership.

Gifts to the Trust Fund, are considered commitments to the Federation’s Centennial Campaign and are over and above the donors’ annual gifts to the Jewish United Fund and to the individual day schools they may support.  For more details on the Jewish Day School Guaranty Trust Fund program, contact the Jewish Federation’s Legacies and Endowments Department at

312.357.4853 or email deborahsilverman@juf.org.