Advice for Newcomers to the Chicago Area

Are you new to the Chicago area, or are you planning to move here? If so, Shalom Chicago is a program for you. Shalom Chicago is a program designed to welcome newcomers to the Chicago-area Jewish community. Shalom Chicago is a program that welcomes new residents to the greater Chicago Jewish community and provides them with information, including The Guide to Jewish Living in Chicago and a copy of JUF News. The program helps them learn more about the Jewish community and how to become involved in it.

* Listings with an asterisk are part of the JUF/JF partnership of agencies serving the Chicago and worldwide Jewish community.

Shalom Chicago *

Jewish United Fund
30 S. Wells Street
Chicago, IL 60606-5056
Phone: (312) 357-4826
Fax: (312) 553-5485
Email: shalomchicago@juf.org
Web: http://www.juf.org/shalom_chicago

Welcomes newcomers to the area with a variety of materials. If you are new to Chicago, or thinking of moving here, JUF's Shalom Chicago is here to help you and introduce you to our Jewish community.

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Introduction to Judaism

An 18-week program designed for individuals and couples from Jewish and various other faith backgrounds who want to explore Jewish holidays and life cycle ceremonies, Jewish values, symbols and traditions, and Jewish liturgy and texts. Introduction to Judaism is ideal for those who are part of a Jewish family, are considering conversion, or simply want to gain a deeper understanding of Jewish life. Co-sponsored by the Union for Reform Judaism and the Chicago Association of Reform Rabbis. Classes are offered at several locations around Chicago and the suburbs in the fall, winter and spring.

A Taste of Judaism

Curious about Judaism? A Taste of Judaism is designed for those who are curious about Judaism. These free three weekly sessions focus on the modern Jewish take on spirituality, values, and community. Sessions are dynamic and interactive; the teachers are engaging and accessible and are open to all of your questions and concerns. Whether you are simply curious about Judaism or are looking to take your next steps on your Jewish journey you have come to the right place! All are welcome. Program offered at several locations across Chicago and suburbs in the fall, winter and spring. 

EdtechMMG, LLC

Creates highly collaborative and innovative professional development experiences for Jewish educators rooted in Jewish text study and hands-on explorations of blended learning technologies. EdtechMMG provides in-classroom instructional coaching, online learning opportunities, and parallel student and family programming, and also offers customized consulting services.

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