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.

Congregations & Community Campaign *

Jewish United Fund
30 S. Wells Street
Chicago, IL 60606-5056
Phone: (312) 444-2841
Email: congs@juf.org
Web: http://www.juf.org/congregants
Contact: Sandi Kaplan

Helps organize and promote dozens of annual educational programs and fundraising events among 125 Chicago-area congregations while working with JUF staff and the local rabbinic community.

Are you interested in collaborating with the Congregations Division? Attend one of the Congregation events or volunteer during community phonothons in late January, mid-July, September and early December.

Synagogue-Federation Commission *

Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago
30 S. Wells Street
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: (312) 357-4861
Fax: (312) 553-5479
Email: synfed@juf.org
Web: http://www.https://www.juf.org/congregants/Congregations-Connections.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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Jewish War Veterans of the U.S.A. Post 54

Open to all U. S. armed forces Jewish veterans regardless of where and when served. We support all veterans in local VA hospitals and through community activities, preserve the memories of patriotic service, honor the memory of our heroic dead, foster the education of former service-members, and provide support for active duty service members. We meet the second Sunday of every month at Cong. Etz Chaim in Lombard, at 10AM (please check our website for exact time and location). You are invited to attend a meeting, become a member, and help us help all veterans.

Maccabim Hebrew School

Serving Israeli and American children age 2 and older in the Chicago metro area, providing them a unique anchor to Hebrew language, Jewish learning and Israeli culture, and strengthening their Jewish-Israeli identity. Families come from a variety of Jewish backgrounds, and the Sunday-morning classes are conducted primarily in Hebrew by professional educators who are also native speakers.

JCYS Michael R. Lutz Family Center-Wicker Park

JCYS Wicker Park offers early childhood education for children ages 15 months-5 years through school year and summer camp programming. As our center grows, after-school programming for Grades K-6 and summer camps for Grades K-Grade 8 will be added.

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