Reform Congregations/Synagogues

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

Am Shalom

840 Vernon Ave.
Glencoe, IL 60022
Phone: (847) 835-4800
Fax: (847) 835-5204
Email: ealpert@amshalom.com
Web: http://www.amshalom.com
Contact: Rabbi Steven Lowenstein

Reform congregation.

B'nai Jehoshua Beth Elohim

1201 Lake Cook Road
Deerfield, IL 60015
Phone: (847) 940-7575
Fax: (847) 940-7579
Email: bjbe@bjbe.org
Web: http://www.bjbe.org
Contact: Rabbi Karyn Kedar

Reform congregation.

B'nai Yehuda Beth Sholom

1424 W. 183rd Street
Homewood, IL 60430
Phone: (708) 799-4110
Fax: (708) 799-5340
Email: office@bybs.org
Web: http://www.bybs.org
Contact: Rabbi Carmit Harari

Reform congregation.

Beth Emet The Free Synagogue

1224 Dempster Street
Evanston, IL 60202
Phone: (847) 869-4230
Fax: (847) 869-7830
Email: bkaplan@bethemet.org
Web: http://www.bethemet.org
Contact: Bekki Harris Kaplan, Executive Director

A liberal, Reform congregation founded on the ideals surrounding the freedom of self-expression. Beth Emet is actively engaged in study and worship and truly appreciates the chance to share good times with the local community through religious celebrations and special social and cultural events.

Beth Hillel Temple

6050 8th Ave.
Kenosha, WI 53143
Phone: (262) 654-2716
Fax: (262) 654-2799
Email: office@bethhillel.net
Web: http://www.bethhillel.net
Contact: Rabbi Dena Feingold

Reform Jewish Congregation serving southeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois.

Beth Tikvah Congregation

300 Hillcrest Blvd.
Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
Phone: (847) 885-4545
Fax: (847) 885-1600
Email: office@beth-tikvah.org
Web: http://www.beth-tikvah.org
Contact: Rabbi Taron Tachman

Beth Tikvah Congregation is a dynamic, warm, and friendly Reform Jewish congregation where all are welcome. BTC is best known for its inclusive, involved, caring and compassionate community; for its excellent clergy, staff and lay leadership; for its phenomenal lay choirs; and for the overall positive difference BTC makes in its members' lives.

Chicago Sinai Congregation

15 W. Delaware Place
Chicago, IL 60610
Phone: (312) 867-7000
Fax: (312) 867-7006
Email: info@chicagosinai.org
Web: http://www.chicagosinai.org
Contact: Rabbi Seth Limmer

Reform congregation.

Congregation Ahavat Olam

P.O. Box 1412
Deerfield, IL 60015
Phone: (847) 409-4848
Email: info@ahavatolamdeerfield.org
Web: http://www.ahavatolamdeerfield.org
Contact: Cantor Nancy Diamond Landsman

Reform congregation with diverse membership including interfaith, singles and empty nesters.

Congregation Am Echod

616 N. Bridgeport Terrace, Suite B
Lindenhurst, IL 60046
Phone: (847) 265-1818
Email: amehcod@amechod.org
Web: http://www.amechod.org
Contact: Tena Tessler

Reform congregation.

Congregation Bene Shalom

4435 Oakton Street
Skokie, IL 60076
Phone: (847) 677-3330
Fax: (847) 677-7298
TTY: (224) 534-0029
Email: info@beneshalom.org
Web: http://www.beneshalom.org
Contact: Rabbi Douglas Goldhamer

A Reform synagogue that welcomes hearing, deaf and hard of hearing. All services are sign language interpreted.

Congregation Beth Am

1370 Abbott Court
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
Phone: (847) 383-5017
Fax: (847) 383-5070
Email: info@congregation-betham.org
Web: http://www.congregation-betham.org
Contact: Rabbi Lisa Sari Bellows

Reform congregation.

Congregation Etz Chaim of DuPage County

1710 S. Highland Ave.
Lombard, IL 60148
Phone: (630) 627-3912
Fax: (630) 627-9123
Email: cec.executivedirector@congetzchaim.org
Web: http://www.congetzchaim.org
Contact: Carol Meyer, Executive Director

Reform synagogue serving more than 500 families in the western suburbs of Chicago. Congregation Etz Chaim of DuPage County has a tradition of having an "open door," which welcomes everyone -- Jews by birth, Jews by choice, non-Jewish family members, singles, LGBT and people of all ages -- and is a caring community that draws strength on the commitment to honor and respect the diversity of membership.

Congregation Hakafa

P.O. Box 409
Glencoe, IL 60022
Phone: (847) 242-0687
Email: conghakafa@hakafa.org
Web: http://www.hakafa.org
Contact: Rabbi Bruce Elder

Reform congregation.

Congregation Or Chadash *

c/o Emanuel Congregation
5959 N. Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60660
Phone: (773) 271-2148
Email: office@orchadash.org
Web: http://www.orchadash.org
Contact: Rabbi Cindy Enger

Founded in 1975 as Chicago's lesbian and gay synagogue. An inclusive community of progressive lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and heterosexual Jews, our families and friends.

Congregation Or Shalom of Lake County

21 W. Hawthorn Pkwy.
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
Phone: (847) 362-1948
Fax: (847) 362-7348
Email: orshalom@orshalomlc.org
Web: http://www.orshalomlc.org
Contact: Rabbi Ari Margolis

Reform congregation.

Congregation Solel

1301 Clavey Road
Highland Park, IL 60035
Phone: (847) 433-3555
Fax: (847) 433-3573
Email: soleloffice@solel.org
Web: http://www.solel.org
Contact: Michelle Raz

A vibrant and growing Reform Jewish congregation of pathfinders committed to sacred worship, social justice and lifelong learning. Welcomes and embraces interfaith families and all who seek a spiritual home.

Congregation Sukkat Shalom

1001 Central Ave.
Wilmette, IL 60091
Phone: (847) 251-2675
Fax: (847) 251-6002
Email: jjbuckman@sukkatshalom.org
Web: http://www.sukkatshalom.org
Contact: Judy Buckman

Reform congregation.

Congregation Tikkun Olam

P.O. Box 280
Crystal Lake, IL 60039
Phone: (815) 455-9236
Email: tikkunolam@hotmail.com
Web: http://www.tikkun-olam.org
Contact: Debbi Viger, President

Services held at St. Ann’s Episcopal Church, 503 W. Jackson Street, Woodstock, IL 60098.

Emanuel Congregation

5959 N. Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60660
Phone: (773) 561-5173
Fax: (773) 561-5420
Email: ecohen@emanuelcong.org
Web: http://www.emanuelcong.org
Contact: Elizabeth Cohen, Synagogue Director

A 350-family, vibrant and welcoming Reform congregation on the north side of Chicago with a strong commitment to the Jewish tradition that serves as a foundation for our daily lives. Dedicated to worship, learning and social interactions within the diverse membership.

Har-Shalom

1221 Lake Cook Road
Highland Park, IL 60035
Phone: (513) 807-7679
Email: rabbi@har-shalom.com
Web: http://www.har-shalom.com
Contact: Rabbi Michael Sommer

Reform congregation.

KAM Isaiah Israel Congregation

1100 E. Hyde Park Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60615
Phone: (773) 924-1234
Fax: (773) 924-1238
Email: info@kamii.org
Web: http://www.kamii.org
Contact: Rabbi Frederick Reeves

Reform congregation located in the historic Hyde Park-Kenwood neighborhood. Diverse membership comes from all across the Chicago metro area. Welcomes interfaith families, GLBTQ members, and all those who seek an invigorating Jewish experience. Weekly Friday night and Saturday morning worship services, organic garden, education programs.

Lakeside Congregation for Reform Judaism

1221 County Line Road
Highland Park, IL 60035
Phone: (847) 432-7950
Fax: (847) 432-0583
Email: office@lakesidecongregation.org
Web: http://www.lakesidecongregation.org
Contact: Rabbi Isaac Serotta

A liberal Reform congregation offering many paths to meaningful Reform Judaism. Very welcoming to interfaith and LGBTQ relationships. Widely diverse musical, educational and social justice programs.

The New Reform Congregation Kadima

1020 Milwaukee Ave., Suite 310
Deerfield, IL 60015
Phone: (847) 229-9500
Email: office@nrck.org
Web: http://www.nrck.org
Contact: Rabbi David Oler, Ph.D.

Reform congregation.

North Shore Congregation Israel

1185 Sheridan Road
Glencoe, IL 60022
Phone: (847) 835-0724
Fax: (847) 835-5613
Email: drewb@nsci.org
Web: http://www.nsci.org
Contact: Drew Barkley

Reform congregation.

Oak Park Temple B'nai Abraham Zion

1235 N. Harlem Ave.
Oak Park, IL 60302
Phone: (708) 386-3937
Email: office@oakparktemple.com
Web: http://www.oakparktemple.com
Contact: Rabbi Max Weiss

Reform congregation.

Temple Anshe Sholom A Beth Torah

20820 Western Ave.
Olympia Fields, IL 60461
Phone: (708) 748-6010
Fax: (708) 748-6068
Email: amoeckler@templeanshesholom.org
Web: http://www.templeanshesholom.org
Contact: Rabbi Paul Caplan

Reform congregation.

Temple Beth-El

3610 Dundee Road
Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone: (847) 205-9982
Fax: (847) 205-9921
Email: rabbihelbraun@templebeth-el.org
Web: http://www.templebeth-el.org
Contact: Rabbi Sidney Helbraun

Reform congregation.

Temple Beth Israel

3601 Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60076
Phone: (847) 675-0951
Fax: (847) 675-0960
Email: tbiinfo@yahoo.com
Web: http://www.tbiskokie.org
Contact: Rabbi Michael Weinberg

Reform congregation.

Temple Chai

1670 Checker Road
Long Grove, IL 60047
Phone: (847) 537-1771
Fax: (847) 537-8075
Email: dmattes@templechai.org
Web: http://www.templechai.org
Contact: Deborah Mattes

Reform congregation.

Temple Jeremiah

937 Happ Road
Northfield, IL 60093
Phone: (847) 441-5760
Fax: (847) 441-5765
Email: rabbi@templejeremiah.org
Web: http://www.templejeremiah.org
Contact: Rabbi Paul Cohen

Reform congregation.

Temple Judea Mizpah

8610 Niles Center Road
Skokie, IL 60077-2398
Phone: (847) 676-1566
Fax: (847) 676-1579
Email: mtopp@templejm.org
Web: http://www.templejm.org
Contact: Marla Topp

Reform congregation.

Temple Sholom of Chicago

3480 N. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60657
Phone: (773) 525-4707
Fax: (773) 525-3502
Email: info@sholomchicago.org
Web: http://www.sholomchicago.org
Contact: Rabbi Edwin Goldberg

Reform congregation.

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