Conservative Organizations

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

Cantors Assembly, Midwest Region

c/o North Suburban Synagogue Beth El
1175 Sheridan Road
Highland Park, IL 60035
Phone: (847) 432-8900, ext. 226
Fax: (847) 432-9242
Email: lgoller@nssbethel.org
Web: http://www.cantors.org
Contact: Hazzan Larry Goller, President

Association of Conservative hazzanim seeks to preserve and enhance the heritage of Jewish liturgical music.

MERCAZ

United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism
601 Skokie Blvd.
Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone: (847) 714-9130
Fax: (847) 714-9133

An organization supporting the Zionist Conservative movement in the United States and the Masorti movement in Israel.

Rabbinical Assembly, Midwest Region

c/o Am Yisrael
4 Happ Rd.
Northfield, IL 60093
Phone: (847) 446-7202
Fax: (312) 606-7136
Contact: Rabbi Debra Newman Kamin

Association of Conservative rabbis.

United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism (USCJ)

Central District
601 Skokie Blvd.
Suite 402
Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone: (847) 714-9130
Fax: (847) 714-9133
Email: central@uscj.org
Web: http://www.uscj.org
Contact: Mindy Block Gordon, Senior Kehilla Relationship Manager

Facebook: USCJCentralDist

Transforms and strengthens kehillot in an effort to inspire meaningful prayer, sustain a culture of lifelong Jewish learning, nurture religious and spiritual growth, and promote excellence in kehilla leadership.

Women's League for Conservative Judaism

Central Great Lakes Region
1929 Fieldwood Drive
Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone: (847) 564-2231
Fax: (847) 564-2271
Email: eschrank@wlcj.org
Web: http://www.wlcj.org
Contact: Edna Schrank, President

Sisterhood support linking 38 Conservative Sisterhoods throughout seven states, including Illinois, Wisconsin, and Northern Indiana.

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