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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UpStart

UpStart exists to redesign the way Jewish life gets experienced. UpStart Lab: Chicago provides education and training to a highly select group of Jewish social entrepreneurs who are bringing new methodologies and a fresh approach to how to “do Jewish”. Selected UpStarters participate in a non-profit version of the high-tech accelerator designed to give Jewish ventures the “know how” to move from proof-of-concept to sustainable organizations. UpStart also runs a Community of Practice for lay/professional Jewish leaders, and provides innovation support for Chicago's mature Jewish organizations. UpStart Lab: Chicago is a program of UpStart, a national organization based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Tiny Tots Inc.

An established licensed daycare for children from 6 weeks up to 6 years of age. Founded in 2008 by a loving Israeli-American mother with three young children of her own. Unique Hebrew immersion program enables children to learn in a truly bilingual environment with exposure to both Jewish and American culture. Nutritious kosher meals and snack provided. Full-time care available between 7:30am - 5:30pm Monday thru Friday.

Bayit Afterschool

Founded in Fall 2013, Evanston's Bayit brings together a diverse community of Jewish kids and families through a welcoming, convenient, fun and camp-like afterschool "home." Bayit immerses children ages 4-10 in exploration of Jewish identity while simultaneously offering needed, high-quality afterschool childcare for busy families. Children bond through play while exploring the arts, spirituality and Hebrew.

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