Colleges

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

Blitstein Institute for Women *

Hebrew Theological College
2606 W. Touhy Ave.
Chicago, IL 60645
Phone: (773) 973-0241
Email: blitstein@htc.edu
Web: http://www.htc.edu

Offers a Bachelor of Arts degree with a primary major in Judaic Studies. Additional majors include Accounting, Business, Education (certification by the State of Illinois in Elementary and Special Education and HTC certification in Teaching Judaic Studies for elementary or secondary education), English, Health Sciences and Psychology. Cooperative Bachelor of Nursing Program with North Park University. Cooperative agreements with Rush University for Occupational Therapy. Cooperative program with Midwestern University in Pharmacy. Accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of North Central Association.

Hebrew Seminary

A Rabbinical School for Deaf & Hearing
4435 W. Oakton Street
Skokie, IL 60076
Phone: (847) 679-4113
Fax: (847) 677-7945
Email: abrown@hebrewseminary.org
Web: http://www.hebrewseminary.org
Contact: Alison Brown

The mission of Hebrew Seminary is to train women and men as rabbis and Jewish educators to serve all Jewish communities, including those traditionally underserved. Hebrew Seminary welcomes hearing impaired, black, LGBTQ and all Jewish minorities as students. The program encourages the highest commitment to traditional scholarship such as Talmud, Bible and Hebrew, as well as the spiritual discipline of Kabbalah. This teaches students to be scholars, educators and leaders, as well as spiritual guides who can share the voice of G-d with members of their communities.

Hebrew Theological College (HTC) *

Main Office
7135 N. Carpenter Road
Skokie, IL 60077
Phone: (847) 982-2500
Fax: (847) 674-6381
Email: htc@htc.edu
Web: http://www.htc.edu

Academic and professional educational programs for advancement of scholarship in Jewish law and culture, offered in accordance with the principles of Orthodox Judaism. 

Beis Midrash
A serious Yeshiva and College program, where its focus is to foster a love of Torah learning and enable students to advance professional goals in a framework of a Yeshiva. Students form lifelong relationships with Rabbeim and faculty, making HTC a warm and comfortable environment in which to grow.

Kanter School of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Courses in liberal arts and sciences, optional additional majors in accounting, business, computer and information sciences, education, English and psychology, pre-professional health track.

Rabbinic Ordination Program
Bressler School of Advanced Hebrew Studies and Kanter School of Liberal Arts and Sciences offer training in Orthodox principles for rabbis and laity; B.A. in Judaic studies, with a second major option in business, accounting, computer and information science, and psychology; for men only. Israel experience program option.

Jewish Theological Seminary *

65 E. Wacker Place
Suite 1200
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: (312) 606-9086
Fax: (312) 201-0706
Web: http://www.jtsa.edu

Development field office for the Midwest, dedicated to principles of Conservative Judaism. Programs for the community, and a full course of study at the high school, undergraduate, graduate, rabbinical, cantorial, and professional levels.

Jewish University of America Graduate School

7135 N. Carpenter Road
Skokie, IL 60077
Phone: (773) 539-8312
Fax: (847) 933-1089

Programs for master's and doctoral degrees, open to Orthodox men.

Spertus Institute *

610 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605
Phone: (312) 322-1700
Email: info@spertus.edu
Web: http://www.spertus.edu

Offers dynamic learning opportunities, rooted in Jewish wisdom and culture, that are open to all. Graduate programs and workshops train future leaders and engage individuals in exploration of Jewish life. Public programs include films, speakers, seminars, and concerts—at the Institute's Michigan Avenue facility, in the suburbs, and online.

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