Day/Elementary Schools

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

Akiba-Schechter Jewish Day School *

Associated Talmud Torahs
5235 S. Cornell Ave.
Chicago, IL 60615
Phone: (773) 493-8880
Fax: (773) 493-9377
Web: http://www.akibaschechter.org
Contact: Miriam Schiller

A state-accredited co-educational day school for all Jewish denominations. Under the auspices of ATT and Community Foundation for Jewish Education. Parent/toddler ages 14 months to 2 years; nursery school ages 2 to 5; and kindergarten age 5 through eighth grade.

Arie Crown Hebrew Day School *

Associated Talmud Torahs
4600 W. Main Street
Skokie, IL 60076
Phone: (847) 982-9191
Fax: (847) 982-9525
Email: rabbisamber@ariecrown.org
Web: http://www.ariecrown.org
Contact: Rabbi Eli Samber, Principal

A state-accredited Orthodox day school with divisions for boys and girls. Preschool, age 3; nursery, age 4; kindergarten, age 5; and grades one to eight.

Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School *

3751 N. Broadway
Chicago, IL 60613
Phone: (773) 281-1858
Fax: (773) 529-3709
Email: krich@bernardzell.org
Web: http://www.bernardzell.org
Contact: Katie Rich

Independent Jewish Day School for the 21st century where academic purpose, collaborative learning and a deep commitment to humanity develops engaged, confident learners and compassionate leaders for a stronger, more vibrant community and world. Nursery (3 years) - eighth grade. All denominations welcome.

Chabad Hebrew School

Chabad of Northbrook
2095 Landwehr Road
Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone: (847) 564-8770
Email: cchs@chabadnorthbrook.com
Web: http://www.northbrookhebrewschool.com

Chicago Jewish Day School *

5959 N. Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60660
Phone: (773) 271-2700
Email: info@chicagojewishdayschool.org
Web: http://www.chicagojewishdayschool.org
Contact: Judy Finkelstein-Taff, Head of School and Cortney Stark Cope, Director of Admissions

A multi-denominational community day school providing excellence in both Jewish and general education from junior kindergarten through grade eight.

CLaSS: Chicago Land Simcha Schools

6428 N. California Ave.
Chicago, IL 60645
Phone: (872) 225-7527
Email: chicagolandsimchaschools@gmail.com
Web: http://www.chicagolandsimchaschools.com
Contact: Dr. Martha Bockian

Torah-based center for interdependent learning. Encourages children to learn "al pi darko" in order to internalize rather than memorize. Volunteers welcome!

Hillel Torah North Suburban Day School *

Associated Talmud Torahs
7120 N. Laramie Ave.
Skokie, IL 60077
Phone: (847) 674-6533
Fax: (847) 674-8313
Email: margot.parnass@hilleltorah.org
Web: http://www.hilleltorah.org
Contact: Rabbi Menachem Linzer, Principal; Margot Parnass, Director of Admissions

Modern Orthodox, co-educational day school, for children in preschool through eighth grade. Emphasis on Torah and Chesed, Israel and Ivrit language instruction beginning in the early childhood program. Interactive dual language curriculum and 21st century, child-centered learning approach.

Joan Dachs Bais Yaakov *

Associated Talmud Torahs
3200 W. Peterson Ave.
Chicago, IL 60659
Phone: (773) 583-5329
Fax: (773) 583-6530
Email: jdbyoffice@jdbyytt.org
Web: http://www.jdbyytt.org
Contact: Rabbi Avrohom S. Brownstein, Executive Vice President

A state-accredited Orthodox day school for girls K-8. A co-ed nursery; onsite P’tach classroom; onsite Keshet classes for children with developmental disabilities.

Philip and Rebecca Esformes Cheder Lubavitch Girls School *

Associated Talmud Torahs
2809 W. Jarvis Ave.
Chicago, IL 60645
Phone: (773) 465-0863
Fax: (773) 973-2119
Email: info@clhds.com
Web: http://www.clhds.com
Contact: Leah Rivka Perlstein, Principal

State-accredited day school for girls, grades one to eight, and co-ed preschool, run in the Lubavitch tradition.

Seymour J. Abrams Cheder Lubavitch Hebrew Day School *

Associated Talmud Torahs
5201 W. Howard Street
Skokie, IL 60077
Phone: (847) 675-6777
Fax: (847) 674-6095
Email: info@clhds.com
Web: http://www.clhds.com
Contact: Rabbi Shneur Zalman Twersky, Principal

State-accredited day school for boys, grades one to eight, and co-ed preschool, run in the Lubavitch tradition.

Solomon Schechter Day School of Metropolitan Chicago *

3210 Dundee Road
Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone: 847-498-2100, 847-674-3206
Fax: 847-498-5837
Email: lynn.weiss@schechter.org
Web: www.schechter.org
Contact: Lynn Weiss

Solomon Schechter is a 2016 National Blue Ribbon School, and an ISACS-accredited Jewish Day School with the Ginsburg Early Childhood Center in Skokie and the Sager Solomon Schechter Day School (K-8) in Northbrook.

Graduates emerge as knowledgable Jews and creative thinkers, who can respect diverse ideas and opinions, feel passionately about Israel, advocate for themselves and important causes, and use their knowledge and skills to enrich the world. Solomon Schechter welcomes families from more than 50 synagogues and reflects a wide spectrum of Jewish observance. 

Sager Solomon Schechter Day School (K-8)  
3210 Dundee Road
Northbrook, IL 60062 
lynn.weiss@schechter.org
 
Contact: Lynn Weiss, Director of Admissions and Enrollment 

Ginsburg Early Childhood Center 
4500 Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60076 
irene.sufrin@schechter.org  
Contact: Irene Sufrin, Principal

Temple B'nai Israel Religious School

400 N. Edgelawn Drive
Aurora, IL 60506
Phone: (630) 892-2450
Fax: (630) 892-8317
Email: info@temple-bnai-israel.org
Web: http://www.temple-bnai-israel.org
Contact: Tamara Scott, office; Edward Friedman, Rabbi

Unaffiliated synagogue serving Reform, Conservative and Traditional families in the Fox Valley area and beyond. Offering preschool through 10th grade confirmation classes: Sundays, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Yeshiva Ohr Boruch/The Veitzener Cheder *

Associated Talmud Torahs
2620 W. Touhy Ave.
Chicago, IL 60645
Phone: (773) 262-0885
Fax: (773) 262-2016
Email: cheder2620@gmail.com
Web: http://www.att.org
Contact: Rabbi Moshe Unger, Dean

Chassidic Orthodox day school for boys, grades 1-8.

Yeshivas Tiferes Tzvi *

Associated Talmud Torahs
6122 N. California Ave.
Chicago, IL 60659
Phone: (773) 973-6150
Fax: (773) 973-0830
Email: yttoffice@jdbyytt.org
Web: http://www.att.org
Contact: Rabbi Avrohom S. Brownstein, Executive Vice President

A state-accredited Orthodox day school for boys kindergarten through eighth grade with onsite Keshet classes for children with developmental disabilities.

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