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Hebrew Theological College (HTC) *

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

Hebrew Theological College (HTC) *

Main Office
7135 N. Carpenter Road
Skokie, IL 60077
Phone: (847) 982-2500
Fax: (847) 674-6381
Email: htc@htc.edu
Web: http://www.htc.edu

Academic and professional educational programs for advancement of scholarship in Jewish law and culture, offered in accordance with the principles of Orthodox Judaism. 

Beis Midrash
A serious Yeshiva and College program, where its focus is to foster a love of Torah learning and enable students to advance professional goals in a framework of a Yeshiva. Students form lifelong relationships with Rabbeim and faculty, making HTC a warm and comfortable environment in which to grow.

Kanter School of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Courses in liberal arts and sciences, optional additional majors in accounting, business, computer and information sciences, education, English and psychology, pre-professional health track.

Rabbinic Ordination Program
Bressler School of Advanced Hebrew Studies and Kanter School of Liberal Arts and Sciences offer training in Orthodox principles for rabbis and laity; B.A. in Judaic studies, with a second major option in business, accounting, computer and information science, and psychology; for men only. Israel experience program option.

Blitstein Institute for Women *

Hebrew Theological College
2606 W. Touhy Ave.
Chicago, IL 60645
Phone: (773) 973-0241
Email: blitstein@htc.edu
Web: http://www.htc.edu

Offers a Bachelor of Arts degree with a primary major in Judaic Studies. Additional majors include Accounting, Business, Education (certification by the State of Illinois in Elementary and Special Education and HTC certification in Teaching Judaic Studies for elementary or secondary education), English, Health Sciences and Psychology. Cooperative Bachelor of Nursing Program with North Park University. Cooperative agreements with Rush University for Occupational Therapy. Cooperative program with Midwestern University in Pharmacy. Accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of North Central Association.

Brandman Tape Library *

Hebrew Theological College
7135 N. Carpenter Road
Skokie, IL 60077
Phone: (847) 982-2500
Email: ssmlhtc@htc.edu
Web: http://www.htc.edu
Contact: Aharon Gaffen

Community Service Division *

Hebrew Theological College
7135 N. Carpenter Road
Skokie, IL 60077
Phone: (847) 982-2500
Email: htc@htc.edu
Web: http://www.htc.edu

Adult education for Jewish men and women.

Saul Silber Memorial Library *

Hebrew Theological College
7135 N. Carpenter Road
Skokie, IL 60077
Phone: (847) 982-2500
Fax: (847) 674-6381
Email: eginsparg@htc.edu
Web: http://www.htc.edu
Contact: Rabbi Elie Ginsparg

Academic research library with more than 65,000 Judaica items; public reading room; membership required for circulation privileges. Includes rabbinics, halakha, and Jewish history.

Yeshiva Women *

Hebrew Theological College
7135 N. Carpenter Road
Skokie, IL 60077
Phone: (847) 982-2500
Fax: (847) 674-6381
Email: htc@htc.edu
Web: http://www.htc.edu
Contact: Cheryl Karesh

Organizes educational and social programs and fundraising for HTC.

What's New in the Guide

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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