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.

What's New in the Guide

Maccabim Hebrew School

Serving Israeli and American children age 2 and older in the Chicago metro area, providing them a unique anchor to Hebrew language, Jewish learning and Israeli culture, and strengthening their Jewish-Israeli identity. Families come from a variety of Jewish backgrounds, and the Sunday-morning classes are conducted primarily in Hebrew by professional educators who are also native speakers.

JCYS Michael R. Lutz Family Center-Wicker Park

JCYS Wicker Park offers early childhood education for children ages 15 months-5 years through school year and summer camp programming. As our center grows, after-school programming for Grades K-6 and summer camps for Grades K-Grade 8 will be added.

Glenbrook Community Eruv

Eruv encompasses areas in Northbrook and Glenview. See website for map. Checked weekly.

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IL Holocaust Museum Docent