Religious Organizations

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

Chicago Board of Rabbis *

30 S. Wells Street
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: (312) 444-2896
Fax: (312) 855-3757
Email: cbr@juf.org
Web: http://www.chicagorabbis.org
Contact: Rabbi Michael Balinsky

Represents 200 rabbis from all denominations. The CBR works to support rabbis in their congregational, educational, institutional or chaplaincy settings work and is a voice of the rabbinate in Chicago in communal and interreligious affairs.

Synagogue-Federation Commission *

Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago
30 S. Wells Street
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: (312) 357-4864
Fax: (312) 553-5479
Web: http://www.juf.org/congregants/syn-fed.aspx

The Commission was established to create an ongoing dialogue and enhance the working relationship among congregations, the denominational movements and the Jewish Federation with the objective of strengthening the Jewish community of metropolitan Chicago.

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UpStart

UpStart exists to redesign the way Jewish life gets experienced. UpStart Lab: Chicago provides education and training to a highly select group of Jewish social entrepreneurs who are bringing new methodologies and a fresh approach to how to “do Jewish”. Selected UpStarters participate in a non-profit version of the high-tech accelerator designed to give Jewish ventures the “know how” to move from proof-of-concept to sustainable organizations. UpStart also runs a Community of Practice for lay/professional Jewish leaders, and provides innovation support for Chicago's mature Jewish organizations. UpStart Lab: Chicago is a program of UpStart, a national organization based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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