Traditional Organizations

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

Minyan Shirat Ha’Agam (Song of the Lake)

Fiedler Hillel at Northwestern University
629 Foster Street
Evanston, IL 60201
Phone: (847) 492-5200
Email: dan@cedarbaum.net
Contact: Daniel Cedarbaum

A new kind of davenning experience, grounded in traditional Jewish practice and fully egalitarian. Spiritually and intellectually fulfilling, with an emphasis on communal singing; member-led and fully participatory, allowing for creative musical and liturgical experimentation within a largely traditional framework. Meets one Shabbat morning each month.

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Tum Balalaika Band

Offers a wide variety of musical styles for weddings, bar and bat-mitzvahs, corporate events, b-days, anniversaries and concerts.

Cool Ketubah

Not your grandmother's Ketubah. Cool Ketubah is simply that: a good looking, well designed Ketubah that looks like it belongs in the 21st Century. Designed by the Chicago-based graphic designer Jason Pickleman, whose works are in the permanent collection of the Art Institute of Chicago, a Cool Ketubah projects the perfect balance between visual sophistication and poetic sentiment.

Puzzle Israel

Intimate and energetic Israeli tourism company that invites tourists and visitors from around the world to tour and get to know Israel. Puzzle's main goal is to give its travelers an Israeli experience "with a twist"; a memorable adventure built around the needs and desires of the traveler. The company focuses on unique and personalized journeys in Israel that do not resemble your standard tour, whether it's the client's first time or tenth time visiting Israel. It is Puzzle's belief, and experience, that exposure to different layers of Israeli society and culture, visits to regions less traveled, and interactive activities, will make the journey that much better and more special.

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