Miscellaneous Programs

* 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.

JCC Perlstein Resort & Conference Center *

Summer Address
P.O. Box 104
Lake Delton, WI 53940
Phone: (847) 763-3605
Fax: (847) 763-3680
Email: prcc@jccchicago.org
Web: http://www.perlsteinresort.com
Contact: Ari Wartell

Located on Lake Blass in the Wisconsin Dells. Offers programming and activities for kids, adults and families. Facility features hotel-style accommodations with a private balcony or patio, housekeeping and kosher meals and snacks. Enjoy a memorable get-together with family and friends at a special L’dor Va-Dor weekend in June for grandchildren and grandparents, or enjoy an all-inclusive family vacation with childcare in August. The facility is also available for business and private rentals. Host your next retreat, group or special event on 20 wooded, lakeside acres. Serene and spacious facilities offer your group a retreat from the every day. Plan your mitzvah or special event at Perlstein Resort and let us take care of all of the details.

Winter Address:
5050 Church Street
Skokie, IL 60077

JCC Pritzker Center for Jewish Education *

Mayer Kaplan JCC
5050 Church Street
Skokie, IL 60077
Phone: (847) 763-3627
Fax: (847) 675-2914
Web: http://www.jccchicago.org
Contact: Abby Ashkenazi

Supporting Jewish educational programs and services offered by JCC.

JET - Jewish Education Team

8170 N. McCormick Blvd.
Suite 221
Skokie, IL 60076
Phone: (773) 817-4406
Email: info@jetcampus.com
Web: http://www.jetcampus.com
Contact: Rabbi Zev Kahn

Empowers and inspires Jewish college students and young professionals to develop a stronger connection to our Jewish heritage, the Jewish people and the land of Israel through fun, authentic and innovative educational, social and travel programs.

Mummies and Masterpieces

Phone: (847) 220-0325
Email: lauren@mummiesandmasterpieces.com
Web: http://www.mummiesandmasterpieces.com
Contact: Lauren Perlman, Founder and Director

A program for the enhancement of classroom curriculum through museum collections, slide shows, art projects and museum visits for schools, synagogues, summer camps and other Jewish organizations.

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.

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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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