Reconstructionist Congregations/Synagogues

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

Ezra-Habonim, The Niles Township Jewish Congregation

4500 Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60076
Phone: (847) 675-4141
Fax: (847) 675-0327
Email: office@ehnt.org
Web: http://www.ehnt.org
Contact: Rabbi Jeffrey Weill

Conservative and reconstructionist congregation.

Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation

303 Dodge Ave.
Evanston, IL 60202-3252
Phone: (847) 328-7678
Fax: (847) 328-2298
Email: info@jrc-evanston.org
Web: http://www.jrc-evanston.org
Contact: Sharon Diaz, Executive Director

500-plus household congregation known for its joyful spirituality, intellectual curiosity, inclusivity, and deep commitment to social justice. Diverse congregation, including observant and nonobservant Jews, interfaith families, blended families, people of color, gays and lesbians, believers and nonbelievers.

Shir Hadash Reconstructionist Synagogue

200 W. Dundee Road
Wheeling, IL 60090
Phone: (847) 498-8218
Fax: (847) 947-2937
Email: office@shir-hadash.org
Web: http://www.shir-hadash.org
Contact: Rabbi Eitan Weiner-Kaplow

Welcomes singles, couples, families, interfaith and LGBT families. Celebrates the Jewish faith through creative worship, social action, music, arts, dance, and drama. Offers religious school, bar mitzvah and bat mitzvah services, teen program, adult programming.

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