Reform Organizations

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

American Conference of Cantors, Inc.

1375 Remington Road
Suite M
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Phone: (847) 781-7800
Fax: (847) 781-7801
Contact: Rachel Roth

Professional organization of over 505 ordained or certified cantors. Responsible for raising the professional standards of synagogue musicians, the ACC offers continuing education programs in conjunction with HUC-JIR Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music and professional development opportunities for its members. Members have special expertise in the music of the Jewish people and serve synagogues and communities in pastoral, worship, programming, and educational roles. Sponsors an annual convention and publishes Koleinu, a regular newsletter. Offers placement services to its members and URJ congregations through the Joint Cantorial Placement Commission. Partner of the URJ.

Reform Cantors of Chicago

c/o Temple Beth-El
3610 Dundee Road
Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone: (847) 205-9982
Contact: Cantor Faryn Kates Rudnick, President

Chicago area members of the American Conference of Cantors.

Union for Reform Judaism

URJ Chicagoland Community
Phone: (847) 239-6969
Contact: Marla Goldberg

Represents 34 congregations ranging from northwest Indiana to the western and northern suburbs of Chicago up to the Wisconsin border. 

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Haym Salomon Center

A news and public policy group that produces content often ignored by traditional media outlets. Works to change the media's cultural narrative on Israel and Islamic extremism, combat anti-Semitism and defend Western civilization.

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