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
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 two Shabbat mornings each month.

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Agudas Achim North Shore Congregation

Orthodox congregation.

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.

Pushing the Envelope Farm

A community farm and education center in Chicagoland's Fox Valley. Pushing the Envelope Farm explores Jewish connection to the land and provides hands-on educational experiences. The farm offers the opportunity to experience sustainable agriculture firsthand by providing a wide variety of custom programs, such as educational programs and workshops for people of all ages and groups such as schools, synagogues, churches, home school and scout groups. The 14-acre site hosts organic farmers that grow anywhere from small plots to multiple acres of land. The gardens and farm animals give visitors a chance to experience life on the farm.

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