Vocational Services

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

Chicago ORT Technical Institute

5440 Fargo Ave.
Skokie, IL 60077
Phone: (847) 324-5588
Email: info@ortchicagotech.edu
Web: http://www.ortchicagotech.edu
Contact: Michelle Movitz

Offers higher education in a caring environment with programs for Accounting, Computer Support & Networking Technology, Pharmacy Technician, Medical Assisting, ESL, Digital Graphics, Web Design and more.

Duman Entrepreneurship Center *

JVS Chicago
216 W. Jackson Blvd., Suite 700
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: (855) 463-6587 (855-INFO-JVS)
Fax: (312) 553-5523
Email: info@jvschicago.org
Web: http://www.jvschicago.org

Provides a wide range of small business services to entrepreneurs who want to launch or expand a business.

Friends of Refugees of Eastern Europe

Samuel Bellows Educational and Cultural Center
2935 W. Devon Ave.
Chicago, IL 60659
Phone: (773) 274-5123
Fax: (773) 274-2810
Email: rln@russianjewry.org
Web: http://www.russianjewry.org/
Contact: Levi Notik, Director

Language, job placement, and other assistance programs for Russian Jewish émigrés.

Jewish B2B Networking

Jewish Business News
4959 Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60077
Phone: (888) 477-4466
Email: mail@jewishb2b.org
Web: http://www.jewishb2b.org
Contact: Shalom Klein

Jewish B2B Networking services include monthly power sessions, free professional seminars and a 24/7 online business exchange. Join thousands of active networkers in sharing trade ideas, developing business growth and creating job opportunities. Frequent events!

Job Link

A project of the Chicago Chesed Fund
7045 Ridgeway Ave.
Lincolnwood, IL 60712
Phone: (773) 866-1111
Fax: (847) 679-0870
Email: info@joblinkchicago.org
Web: http://www.joblinkchicago.org

A placement network for the Greater Chicago Jewish community. Serves both Chicago area employers and job seekers.

ORT America

The Claire and Bob Mazer Family
Metropolitan Chicago Region Office
3701 Commercial Ave., Suite 13
Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone: (847) 291-0475
Fax: (847) 291-7538
Email: chicago@ortamerica.org
Web: http://www.ortcamerica.org/chicago

Committed to strengthening communities throughout the world by educating people, financially supporting schools and programs in 60 countries.

Thresholds

2700 N. Lakeview Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614
Phone: (773) 281-3800
Fax: (773) 281-8790
TTY: 773-989-8992

Vocational evaluation, job readiness and job placement services, residential program, school services, The Bridge Deaf Program, drop-in center, young adult program.

UpStart Chicago *

73 W. Monroe Street
Chicago, IL 60603
Phone: (312) 957-5566
Email: lisette@upstartchicago.org
Web: http://www.upstartbayarea.org
Contact: Lisette Zaid

UpStart's mission is to inspire and advance innovative ideas that contribute to the continued growth and vitality of Jewish life. Through the Accelerator for entrepreneurs, consulting services and community workshops, UpStart expands the capacity of Jewish leaders and organizations to turn new, engaging ideas into successful, sustainable and scaleable social ventures.

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Introduction to Judaism

An 18-week program designed for individuals and couples from Jewish and various other faith backgrounds who want to explore Jewish holidays and life cycle ceremonies, Jewish values, symbols and traditions, and Jewish liturgy and texts. Introduction to Judaism is ideal for those who are part of a Jewish family, are considering conversion, or simply want to gain a deeper understanding of Jewish life. Co-sponsored by the Union for Reform Judaism and the Chicago Association of Reform Rabbis. Classes are offered at several locations around Chicago and the suburbs in the fall, winter and spring.

A Taste of Judaism

Curious about Judaism? A Taste of Judaism is designed for those who are curious about Judaism. These free three weekly sessions focus on the modern Jewish take on spirituality, values, and community. Sessions are dynamic and interactive; the teachers are engaging and accessible and are open to all of your questions and concerns. Whether you are simply curious about Judaism or are looking to take your next steps on your Jewish journey you have come to the right place! All are welcome. Program offered at several locations across Chicago and suburbs in the fall, winter and spring. 

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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