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.

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

As the premier Jewish networking organization in the Midwest region, Jewish B2B Networking is taking business and career support to a whole new level – including monthly power sessions, free professional seminars and a 24/7 online business exchange. Uniting thousands of Jewish businesses and job seekers from the far north to the southern suburbs, connected participants are reporting an expanded professional network and actual sales directly resulting from their new contacts. 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.ORTchicago.org

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


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. We do this by accelerating the success of the courageous entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs who are creating new access points to the gift of Jewish tradition. Through our Accelerator for entrepreneurs, consulting services, and community workshops, we expand the capacity of Jewish leaders and organizations to turn these new, engaging ideas into successful, sustainable, and scaleable social ventures.

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Agudas Achim North Shore Congregation

Orthodox congregation.

Congregation B'nai Israel


Offers modest PDF sewing patterns for women and girls based on halacha. Patterns for tops, skirts, dresses, coats, jackets and many other accessories are easily generated for the professional and amateur sewer.

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