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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Onward Israel

Develop your professional future and build your resume through a high-level internship side by side with Israeli peers. This Tel Aviv based internship program places you in a work environment based on your skills, interests and future plans. Intern four days a week while one day a week will be devoted to learning about and experiencing contemporary Israeli society.

This program is operated through a partnership between the Beacon and Shapira Foundations and other lead philanthropists, the Jewish Agency for Israel and the Jewish United Fund, and is organized by Israel Way.

Waters of Purity

Scintillating Productions: Hedda Hopper & Greta Garbo Musicals

Original, 90 minute, one-woman musicals on Hedda Hopper, the gossip columnist in the hats, and Greta Garbo, the mysterious Swedish film star. Skillfully written and brilliantly performed by master of musical theater and cabaret, Jillann Gabrielle. Well researched, gloriously fun, and thought provoking crowd pleasers!

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