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.

What's New in the Guide

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.

Tiny Tots Inc.

An established licensed daycare for children from 6 weeks up to 6 years of age. Founded in 2008 by a loving Israeli-American mother with three young children of her own. Unique Hebrew immersion program enables children to learn in a truly bilingual environment with exposure to both Jewish and American culture. Nutritious kosher meals and snack provided. Full-time care available between 7:30am - 5:30pm Monday thru Friday.

Bayit Afterschool

Founded in Fall 2013, Evanston's Bayit brings together a diverse community of Jewish kids and families through a welcoming, convenient, fun and camp-like afterschool "home." Bayit immerses children ages 4-10 in exploration of Jewish identity while simultaneously offering needed, high-quality afterschool childcare for busy families. Children bond through play while exploring the arts, spirituality and Hebrew.

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