Diversity • Equity • Inclusion

CJE SeniorLife values each of its over 300 full- and part-time workers from diverse backgrounds as well as the more than 20,000 diverse older adults and their families that we help annually.

In doing this we recognize that everyone plays an important part in making up who CJE SeniorLife is. Rooted in Jewish communal values, CJE’s mission is to enhance quality of life and facilitate independence of older adults through our own values: Respect, Advocacy, Compassion, Intention, Innovation and Accountability.

Throughout the year, we recognize, value and embrace the diversity in who we are and who we serve. We also recognize, value and embrace others outside of CJE that have contributed to the greater good and represent the values CJE holds dear.


December is Universal Human Rights Month

It is a time for people in the U.S. and around the world to join together and stand up for the rights and dignity of all individuals. December 10, Human Rights Day, is a global holiday that marks the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations in 1948.

Additionally, December is the month in which Kwanzaa is celebrated. It is a holiday when individuals can take stock of mankind’s struggles, hope for the future and the positive impact and contributions of people of African descent. For this reason, we recognize Queen Nanny.

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The month of November is Native American Heritage Month

September 15 to October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month

 September 17 is Constitution and Citizenship Day

August 26 is Women’s Equality Day

June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander heritage month

April marks National Arab American Heritage Month

In recognition of the International Day of Remembrance for the victims of slavery and the transatlantic slave trade.

In recognition of Black History Month (February) and Social Work Month (March)Ada S. McKinley.


Our Mission and Values

We continue to advance our knowledge and strive to develop, evaluate and implement new and advanced programming and models of care.

Our History & Timeline

Every year, since its inception in 1972, CJE has brought more innovative community-based services into the Chicago area than other provider of eldercare services.

CJE strives to help 20,000 older adults lead healthy and independent lives.
Your contribution will allow us to do so for many years to come.


To give by phone, call 773.508.1165

or TEXT @cje #donatetoday to 52014.

Learn about ways to give to CJE or consider making an impact by volunteering.

*CJE now accepts cars, real estate and other assets (must be approved) through our website!