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

    A Family Affair

    625 Euclid Court
    Highland Park, IL 60035
    Phone: (847) 433-1605
    Contact: Lisa Schulkin

    Jewish invitations and bar/bat mitzvahs and holiday cards. By appointment only.

    A Taste of Judaism

    Union for Reform Judaism
    Phone: (872) 256-1818
    Email: jbwasserman@urj.org
    Web: http://www.reformjudaism.org/tasteil
    Contact: Joy Wasserman

    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. 

    A Taste of Torah *

    Associated Talmud Torahs
    3531 Madison Street
    Skokie, IL 60076
    Phone: (773) 973-2828
    Web: http://www.att.org
    Contact: Mrs. Shayna Rosenberg, Editor

    Highlights the Parsha of the week and ongoing ATT events.

    A Wider Bridge Chicago *

    Web: http://awiderbridge.com/chicago

    Dedicated to creating opportunities for LGBTQ people in North America to engage with Israel and its LGBTQ communities. AWB leads missions of LGBTQ leaders to Israel, brings Israeli LGBTQ leaders and artists to programs across the U.S. and Canada, and publishes a daily online magazine exploring the intersections of LGBTQ and Jewish life, in Israel, North America and around the world.

    Aaron Koppel's Chicago Jazz

    Phone: (224) 202-1543
    Email: aaron.koppel@gmail.com
    Web: http://www.aaronkoppelmusic.com
    Contact: Aaron Koppel

    Performs music from "Fiddler on the Roof" to Frank Sinatra to the Beatles and was on the 2009 Grammy nominating ballot for Best Instrumental Jazz Album.

    A-BnC Parties and More

    113 McHenry Road, Suite 235
    Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
    Phone: (847) 634 6535
    Fax: (847) 634-6453
    Email: judy@abncparties.com
    Web: http://www.abncparties.com
    Contact: Judy

    Offers a variety of customized products and services for weddings, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs and other events. Products include invitations and computer calligraphy, custom centerpieces, balloon decorations, imprinted novelties, accessories, etc.

    Academic Scholarships *

    JVS Chicago
    216 W. Jackson Blvd.
    Suite 700
    Chicago, IL 60606-5056
    Phone: (855) 463-6587 (855-INFO-JVS)
    Fax: (312) 553-5544
    Email: info@jvschicago.org
    Web: http://www.jvschicago.org

    Educational scholarship funds from grants administered by the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago are available for Jewish full-time college and graduate students, predominantly those legally domiciled in the metropolitan Chicago area, who are identified as having promise for significant contributions in their chosen careers. Assistance is available primarily for those with financial need who are pursuing careers in the helping professions.

    Acheinu Directory

    6333 N. Troy Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60659
    Phone: (773) 564-3394
    Email: acheinu@acheinuchicago.org
    Web: http://www.acheinuchicago.org

    Listing of Chicago Orthodox Jewish community.

    Adam Epstein

    6320 N. Kedzie Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60659
    Phone: (713) 504-1786
    Email: mohelofchicago@gmail.com
    Web: http://www.mohelofchicago.com

    Certified mohel.

    Adam R. Straus Memorial Mikvah

    540 W. Melrose Street
    Chicago, IL 60657
    Email: mikvah.asbi@gmail.com
    Web: http://www.asbi.org

    By appointment only with at least 48 hours advance scheduling.

    Adas B’nei Israel Congregation

    6200 N. Kimball Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60659
    Phone: (773) 583-8141
    Contact: Avrom Goldfeder

    Orthodox congregation.

    Adina's Designer Cookies

    4020 W. Oakton Street
    Skokie, IL 60076
    Email: adinascookies@yahoo.com

    cRc-certified.

    Adult Day Services North *

    CJE SeniorLife
    The Friend Center for Memory Care
    1601 Lake Cook Road
    Deerfield, IL 60015
    Phone: (847) 374-0500
    Fax: (847) 236-7888
    Email: info@cje.net
    Web: http://www.www.cje.net

    Offers flexible hours in a beautiful north-suburban setting for persons with early stage dementia, depression or some frailty. Engaging and stimulating activities such as current event discussions, gardening, trips and holiday celebrations are planned to accommodate individual interests.

    Adult Day Services, Traditional Day Services, Asher Alzheimer’s Day Services *

    CJE SeniorLife
    1015 W. Howard Street
    Evanston, IL 60202
    Phone: (773) 508-1000, (847) 492-1400
    Fax: (847) 556-8430
    Email: info@cje.net
    Web: http://www.cje.net
    Contact: Melissa Gelfand, Director

    Adult Day Services (ADS) offer a supervised, structured program for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of cognitive impairment, as well as those who are too frail to be left alone during the day. A group setting maximizes the potential of each participant by promoting autonomy, creativity and self-esteem. Professional staff plans creative activities to stimulate the mind and body.

    Traditional Day Services enable older adults who are too frail, isolated or lonely to maintain their independence in a dignified manner, while providing peace of mind for their caregivers.

    The Asher program is a structured, therapeutic program that serves people with early-to mid-stage Alzheimer’s.

    Advocate Lutheran General Hospital

    Division of Genetics
    1875 Dempster Street, Suite 285
    Park Ridge, IL 60068
    Phone: (847) 723-7705
    Fax: (847) 723-8675
    Web: http://www.advocatehealth.com/luth

    Genetic testing and counseling.

    Affy Tapple

    6300 Gross Point Road
    Niles, IL 60714
    Phone: (847) 588-2900
    Web: http://www.affytapple.com

    Caramel apples and confections. Only those factory sealed products bearing the cRc logo are certified by the cRc.

    Agency Endowment Program *

    Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago
    30 S. Wells Street
    Suite 3035
    Chicago, IL 60606-5056
    Phone: (312) 357-4853
    Fax: (312) 855-3284
    Email: legacy@juf.org
    Web: http://www.jufplannedgiving.org
    Contact: Deborah Silverman

    Offers donors opportunities to establish lifetime or testamentary endowment gifts to benefit any of the 8 participating agencies: Jewish Child and Family Services (JCFS); JVS Chicago; HIAS Chicago; Mt. Sinai Hospital; Community Foundation for Jewish Education of Metropolitan Chicago (CFJE); The Hillels of Illinois; CJE SeniorLife; and Jewish Community Centers of Chicago (JCC). All commitments to the Agency Endowment Foundations are recognized as gifts to The Centennial Campaign.

    Agudath Benevolent Society

    Agudath Israel of Illinois
    3542 W. Peterson Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60659
    Phone: (773) 279-8400
    Fax: (773) 279-9571
    Contact: N. Bogen

    Arranges funerals in strict adherence to Jewish law. Free plot in the "Shomrei Shabbos Only" section of the society's cemetery; full family coverage; plots in Israel.

    Agudath Israel Bikur Cholim Warsaw

    3541 W. Peterson Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60659
    Phone: (773) 588-0021
    Contact: Rabbi Shmuel Fuerst

    Orthodox congregation.

    Agudath Israel of Illinois

    3542 W. Peterson Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60659
    Phone: (773) 279-8400
    Fax: (773) 279-9571
    Email: info@agudathisrael-il.org

    Orthodox social service and advocacy organization serving greater Chicago Jewish community.

    Aitz Hayim Center for Jewish Living

    1185 Sheridan Road
    Glencoe, IL 60022
    Phone: (847) 835-3232
    Fax: (847) 266-1919
    Email: shalom@aitzhayim.org
    Web: http://www.aitzhayim.org
    Contact: Todd Jacobs, Executive Director

    Non-denominational congregation.

    Akiba-Schechter Jewish Day School *

    Associated Talmud Torahs
    5235 S. Cornell Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60615
    Phone: (773) 493-8880
    Fax: (773) 493-9377
    Web: http://www.akibaschechter.org
    Contact: Miriam Schiller

    A state-accredited co-educational day school for all Jewish denominations. Under the auspices of ATT and Community Foundation for Jewish Education. Parent/toddler ages 14 months to 2 years; nursery school ages 2 to 5; and kindergarten age 5 through eighth grade.

    Alan Avrum Levin

    3009 W. Granville
    Chicago, IL 60659
    Phone: (773) 251-0243
    Email: avrumlevin@hotmail.com

    Musician/singer/comedian performing one-man shows. Also one-man band at weddings, bar and bat mitzvahs with Israeli, Chasidic, klezmer, and American music.

    Alana Beth Stein Pre-School *

    Hillel Torah North Suburban Day School
    8825 E. Prairie Road
    Skokie, IL 60076
    Phone: (847) 674-6533, (847) 677-1021
    Fax: (847) 674-8313
    Email: margot.parnass@hilleltorah.org
    Web: http://www.hilleltorah.org
    Contact: Mara Shanes, Early Childhood Coordinator; Margot Parnass, Director of Admissions

    A Modern Orthodox preschool with a nurturing and interactive environment that fosters the emotional, physical, social, and intellectual growth of every child. The program is child-centered and play-based with an emphasis on integrating Torah and Chesed, Israel and Ivrit language, guiding children to explore, discover and engage in learning.

    Albany Care

    901 Maple Ave.
    Evanston, IL 60202
    Phone: (847) 475-4000
    Fax: (847) 475-8316
    Web: http://www.albanycare.com

    Intermediate care facility dedicated to the treatment and recovery of individuals suffering from chronic mental illnesses.

    Alberto Mizrahi

    Anshe Emet Synagogue
    3760 N. Pine Grove Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60613
    Phone: (773) 868-5111, (773) 230-2277
    Email: amizrahi@ansheemet.org

    Cantorial and classical artist in nine languages, including Hebrew, Yiddish, Ladino, Italian, and Greek.

    Alden Post-Acute & Transitional Care Centers

    4626 Old Orchard Road
    Skokie, IL 60076
    Phone: (847) 676-4800
    Fax: (847) 676-4860
    Email: web@thealdennetwork.com
    Web: http://www.thealdennetwork.com

    Dedicated to an optimal transition from the hospital, through rehabilitation, to home. As Post-Acute Care Leaders, Alden facilities are recognized for their shorter lengths of stay, 5-star patient care, minimal re-hospitalization rates, intensive therapy program, highly trained staffs and exceptional customer service. Locations throughout Chicagoland, including several on Chicago's North Shore such as Alden Estates of Skokie Short-Term Orthopedic Recovery Center.

    All American Nursing Home

    5448 N. Broadway
    Chicago, IL 60640
    Phone: (773) 334-2224
    Fax: (773) 334-0360
    Contact: Velencia Strong

    Fully kosher skilled nursing facility.

    Allan Kaye Orchestras

    5145 W. Fairview
    Skokie, IL 60077
    Phone: (847) 675-7706
    Fax: (847) 699-1993
    Web: http://www.allankaye.com
    Contact: Allan Kaye

    Traditional-contemporary Chasidic, klezmer, Israeli, American music with male vocalists for pre-ceremony, ceremony, cocktails, dinner/dance reception.

    Alliance of Latinos and Jews

    P.O. Box 10644
    Chicago, IL 60610-0644
    Phone: (312) 788-7255
    Email: alliance@latinosandjews.org
    Web: http://www.latinosandjews.org
    Contact: Len Dominguez, Rina Magarici

    Building relationships between the Jewish and Latino communities: business and economic development, civic/policy, social and cultural affairs.

    Alshore House

    2840 W. Foster Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60625
    Phone: (773) 561-2040

    Fully kosher, assisted living care and rehab services.

    Alzheimer's Association

    Greater Illinois Chapter
    8430 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Suite 800
    Chicago, IL 60631
    Phone: (847) 933-2413, (800) 272-3900
    Fax: (847) 933-2417
    Email: gi.chapter@alz.org
    Web: http://www.alzheimers-illinois.org
    Contact: Melanie Chavin

    Voluntary Health Association dedicated to Alzheimer's research, support, and advocacy. Provides many programs and services for those diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and other, related dementias, as well as their families, care partners, and professionals working in the field of dementia care. Services include a 24:7 Helpline (800) 272-3900, online education and information, support groups, care navigation services, education programs/conferences, safety services, and early stage programming.

    Am Shalom

    840 Vernon Ave.
    Glencoe, IL 60022
    Phone: (847) 835-4800
    Fax: (847) 835-5204
    Email: ealpert@amshalom.com
    Web: http://www.amshalom.com
    Contact: Rabbi Steven Lowenstein

    Reform congregation.

    Am Yisrael Conservative Congregation

    4 Happ Road
    Northfield, IL 60093
    Phone: (847) 446-7215
    Fax: (847) 446-7202
    Email: nhnevins@amyisrael.org
    Web: http://www.amyisrael.org
    Contact: Nancy Holab Nevins, Executive Director

    Conservative congregation.

    Ambassador Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

    4900 N. Bernard Street
    Chicago, IL 60625
    Phone: (773) 583-7130
    Fax: (773) 583-3929
    Email: administrator@ambassador-nursing.com
    Web: http://www.ambassador-nursing.com

    Fully kosher skilled nursing facility.

    Ameinu-Chicago

    1001 Green Bay Road
    Suite 132
    Winnetka, IL 60093
    Phone: (847) 254-1936, (847) 254-8224
    Email: kanter18@gmail.com
    Web: http://www.ameinu.net
    Contact: Leon Goldwater & Lee Silverglade, Co-Presidents

    Committed to peace, social and economic justice, pluralism and the centrality of Israel to the Jewish people. Stands for liberal values and progressive Zionism.

    America-Israel Chamber of Commerce Chicago (AICC)

    203 N. LaSalle Street
    Suite 2100
    Chicago, IL 60601
    Phone: (312) 558-1346
    Fax: (312) 346-9603
    Email: info@americaisrael.org
    Web: http://www.americaisrael.org
    Contact: Debra S. Rade

    Recognized as the only chamber of commerce and membership association in the region that facilitates trade and investment between Chicago, the State of Illinois, and the State of Israel. Presents informational, networking and state-of-the-art educational programs, promotes Israeli goods and services, leads trade delegations, and works closely with governmental, non-profit, charitable, and industry organizations to foster trade and investment.

    American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (AABGU)

    Great Lakes Region
    5250 Old Orchard Road, Suite 300
    Skokie, IL 60077
    Phone: (847) 983-3630
    Email: greatlakes@aabgu.org
    Web: www.aabgu.org
    Contact: Steven Franklin, Regional Director

    American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (AABGU) plays a vital role in sustaining David Ben-Gurion's vision, creating a world-class institution of education and research in the Israeli desert, nurturing the Negev community and sharing the University's expertise locally and around the globe. With some 20,000 students on campuses in Beer-Sheva, Sede Boqer and Eilat in Israel's southern desert, BGU is a university with a conscience, where the highest academic standards are integrated with community involvement, committed to sustainable development of the Negev.

    American Conference of Cantors, Inc.

    1375 Remington Road
    Suite M
    Schaumburg, IL 60173
    Phone: (847) 781-7800
    Fax: (847) 781-7801
    Email: rroth@accantors.org
    Web: http://www.accantors.org
    Contact: Rachel Roth

    Professional organization of over 505 ordained or certified cantors. Responsible for raising the professional standards of synagogue musicians, the ACC offers continuing education programs in conjunction with HUC-JIR Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music and professional development opportunities for its members. Members have special expertise in the music of the Jewish people and serve synagogues and communities in pastoral, worship, programming, and educational roles. Sponsors an annual convention and publishes Koleinu, a regular newsletter. Offers placement services to its members and URJ congregations through the Joint Cantorial Placement Commission. Partner of the URJ.

    American Friends of Israel War Disabled Foundation

    4411 Bobolink Terrace
    Skokie, IL 60076
    Phone: (847) 679-4199
    Email: esthermosh@aol.com
    Web: http://www.afiwdf.org
    Contact: Esther Calamaro

    Hosts Israeli disabled veterans each year for a period of rest and rehabilitation to expand ties between Israel and the Chicago Jewish community metropolitan area and support Israeli disabled veterans and victims of terror attacks.

    American Friends of Magen David Adom

    Midwest Region
    3175 Commercial Ave.
    Suite 101
    Northbrook, IL 60062
    Phone: (847) 509-9802, (888) 674-4871
    Fax: (847) 509-9807
    Email: midwest@afmda.org
    Web: http://www.afmda.org
    Contact: Paula Blaine Cohen, Midwest Board Chair; Cari Margulis Immerman, Midwest Regional Director; Cindy Iglitzen-Socianu, Area Director Upper Midwest/Greater Chicagoland

    Raises funds for Magen David Adom, Israel's "911" and national ambulance, blood services, and disaster relief organization, serving as emergency medical first responders for the State's 8 million people. While government mandated to provide these essential services, MDA is not government funded. Your support will save lives in Israel.

    American Friends of the Hebrew University

    Midwest Region
    20 N. Wacker Drive
    Suite 2020
    Chicago, IL 60606
    Phone: (312) 329-0332
    Fax: (312) 329-0334
    Email: midwest@afhu.org
    Web: http://www.afhu.org
    Contact: Judith Shenkman

    Promoting the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

    American Friends of the Israel Sport Center for the Disabled *

    One Northfield Plaza, Suite 300
    Northfield, IL 60093
    Phone: 847-441-2652
    Email: jennifer.flink@afiscd.org
    Web: www.afiscd.org
    Contact: Jennifer Flink

    World pioneers in the field of sports rehabilitation. Specializing in the physical and psychological rehabilitation of children and youth by encouraging the disabled to participate in a variety of sports activities.

    American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)

    Midwest Regional Office
    P.O. Box A3996
    Chicago, IL 60690
    Phone: (312) 236-8550
    Fax: (312) 236-8530
    Email: midwstreg@aipac.org
    Web: http://www.aipac.org
    Contact: Eli Wald, (312) 253-8994

    Registered lobbying group for issues affecting U.S./Israel relationship.

    American Jewish Artists Club

    900 Stonegate Drive
    Highland Park, IL 60035-5147
    Phone: Adrienne: (847) 432-6425, Rita: (847) 508-5598
    Email: artistadrienne@gmail.com
    Web: http://www.americanjewishartistsclub.org
    Contact: Adrienne Aaronson and Rita F. Price

    Jewish artists working in various media and thematic subjects; art exhibits, newsletter, lectures, and meetings to discuss issues in the arts.

    American Jewish Committee

    Chicago Regional Office
    Phone: (312) 251-8800
    Fax: (312) 251-8815
    Email: chicago@ajc.org
    Web: http://www.ajcchicago.org
    Contact: Amy Stoken, Regional Director

    An advocacy organization working with international, religious, and ethnic groups to create mutual understanding and combat anti-semitism; enhance the well being of Israel and Jewish people worldwide, and to advance human rights and democratic values in the U.S. and around the world.

    American Jewish Historical Society

    15 W. 16th Street
    New York, IL 10011
    Phone: (212) 294-6160
    Fax: (212) 294-6161
    Email: rlithgow@ajhs.org
    Web: http://www.ajhs.org
    Contact: Rachel Lithgow, Executive Director

    Fosters awareness and appreciation of the American Jewish heritage, national scholarly resource for research.

    American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) *

    711 3rd Ave.
    Suite 900
    New York, NY 10017
    Phone: (212) 687-6200
    Email: info@jdc.org
    Web: http://www.jdc.org

    Jewish humanitarian assistance organization. Works in more than 70 countries and in Israel to alleviate hunger and hardship, rescue Jews in danger, create lasting connections to Jewish life, and provide immediate relief and long-term development support for victims of natural and man-made disasters.

    American Jewish Press Association (AJPA)

    107 S. Southgate Drive
    Chandler, AZ 85226
    Phone: (480) 403-4602
    Email: info@ajpa.org
    Web: http://www.ajpa.org

    Non-profit professional association and forum for the English-language Jewish press, to enhance the status of American Jewish journalism.

    American Jewish World Service - Chicago

    848 Dodge Ave.
    Evanston, IL 60202
    Phone: (847) 644-0954
    Email: thasaklowy@ajws.org
    Web: http://www.ajws.org
    Contact: Taal Hasak-Lowy

    Inspired by the Jewish commitment to justice, American Jewish World Service works to realize human rights and end poverty in developing world.

    American Sephardic Federation

    Midwest Chapter
    1819 W. Howard St.
    Evanston, IL 60202
    Phone: (847) 475-7707, (847) 677-5951
    Fax: (847) 475-7067
    Contact: Dr. Sol Hasson

    Regional office of the umbrella group representing Sephardic congregations and organizations.

    American Technion Society

    Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
    111 W. Washington Street, Suite 1220
    Chicago, IL 60602
    Phone: (312) 553-2222
    Email: technion.chi@ats.org
    Web: http://www.ats.org
    Contact: Joy Leff

    Based in New York City, the American Technion Society (ATS) provides critical support to the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, ranked among the world's leading science and technology universities. ATS Donors have provided more than $2 billion since its inception in 1940. The ATS and its network of chapters across the U.S. provide funds for scholarships, fellowships, faculty recruitment and chairs, research, buildings, laboratories, classrooms and dormitories, and more. The mission is to enable the Technion to be among the world's leading institutions improving the well-being of Israel and all humanity through leadership in science and technology.

    American Zionist Movement

    Chicago Region
    P.O. Box 708
    Morton Grove, IL 60053
    Phone: (847) 363-2507
    Email: ghollingsworth@azm.org
    Web: http://www.azm.org
    Contact: Guy Hollingswoth, President

    Umbrella organization of Zionist member groups to strengthen the connection of American Jews with Israel; encourage travel, long-term visits and Aliyah to Israel; and to facilitate dialogue, debate and collective action to further Zionism.

    Amigo Mobility International

    6693 Dixie Highway
    Bridgeport, MI 48722
    Phone: (800) 821-2710
    Email: info@myamigo.com
    Web: http://www.myamigo.com

    Amigo Mobility International has a halachically-approved Amigo Shabbat that satisfies the "no work" Sabbath restriction and helps you stay on the go. Every Shabbat Amigo is individually inspected and certified by a Zomet Representative and the approval label is displayed on each three-wheel mobility unit.

    Amirim Israel Summer Programs

    Young Judaea
    575 8th Ave.
    11th Floor
    New York, NY 10018
    Phone: (917) 595-2100
    Fax: (646) 649-2422
    Email: summer@youngjudaea.org
    Web: http://www.youngjudaea.org/amirim

    Offers volunteer and internship opportunities in Israel with social action oriented organizations. Four- or eight-week programs for ages 18-27. Includes weekly trips, insightful speakers, social events and learning opportunities.

    AMIT

    3856B W. Oakton Street
    Skokie, IL 60076
    Phone: (847) 677-3800
    Fax: (847) 982-0057
    Email: amitchicago@amitchildren.org
    Web: http://www.amitchildren.org
    Contact: Beth Gottesman

    Educates more than 28,000 Israeli youth from diverse backgrounds within a framework of religious values and Zionist ideals, incorporating academic and technological studies, through a network of 110 schools, youth villages and other programs in 29 Israeli cities, development towns and communities.

    Anita M. Stone JCC Day Camp *

    5200 S. Hyde Park Blvd.
    Chicago, IL 60615
    Phone: (708) 799-7650
    Fax: (708) 799-7673
    Email: jkramer@jccchicago.org
    Web: http://www.jccchicago.org/stonecamp
    Contact: Josh Kramer, Camp Director

    Traditional day camp, sports camp and tween camp programs for children 3 years through ninth grade. 10-acre site features instructional swim in an outdoor heated pool, air-conditioned gym, athletic fields, challenge course, basketball and sand volleyball courts, playground, indoor and outdoor climbing walls and wetland area. Flexible camp sessions allow you to build your own summer schedule of camp fun. Register for eight weeks or any combination of one-week sessions that best work with your family's summer plans. 

    Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

    Division of Genetics, Birth Defects and Metabolism
    225 E. Chicago Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60611
    Phone: (312) 227-4000, (800) 543-7362 (appointments)
    Web: http://www.luriechildrens.org

    Division of Genetics, Birth Defects and Metabolism provides a full range of services for the diagnosis, counseling and treatment of patients with genetic and congenital disorders.

    Anshe Emet Synagogue

    3751 N. Broadway
    Chicago, IL 60613-4104
    Phone: (773) 281-1423
    Fax: (773) 281-2183
    Email: akarp@ansheemet.org
    Web: http://www.ansheemet.org
    Contact: Amy Karp, Director of Engagement & The Malkin Family Program Director

    Conservative congregation.

    Anshe Motele Congregation

    6526 N. California Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60645
    Phone: (773) 743-2420
    Fax: (773) 202-6690
    Email: anshemotele@sbcglobal.net
    Contact: Rabbi Alan Abramson

    Orthodox congregation.

    Anshe Sholom B'nai Israel Congregation

    540 W. Melrose Street
    Chicago, IL 60657
    Phone: (773) 248-9200
    Fax: (773) 248-5001
    Email: shul@asbi.org
    Web: http://www.asbi.org
    Contact: Rabbi David Wolkenfeld

    A dynamic Modern Orthodox community enriched by unique and diverse backgrounds. Strives to learn, build relationships and positively impact ASBI families and the greater community. Located steps away from the lakefront in Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood, ASBI engages the modern world while treasuring Halacha and tradition.

    Anshe Tikvah Synagogue

    P.O. Box 2455
    Northbrook, IL 60065
    Phone: (847) 917-7726
    Email: robjury@anshetikvah.org
    Web: http://www.anshetikvah.org
    Contact: Cantor Rabbi Rob Jury

    A progressive egalitarian and spiritually welcoming community. Meets at Hawthorne Learning Center, 200 Glendale Street, Wheeling.

    Anti-Defamation League (ADL) *

    Greater Chicago/Upper Midwest Region
    120 S. La Salle Street, Suite 1150
    Chicago, IL 60603
    Phone: (312) 533-3939
    Email: chicago-adl@adl.org
    Web: http://www.myadlchicago.org

    Fights anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry, securing justice and fair treatment for all. With an array of educational, legislative, diplomatic, and interfaith initiatives, ADL acts as an important resource for the community at large.

    Antonia Spitzer Jewish Library

    Agudath Israel of Illinois
    Phone: (773) 279-8400
    Fax: (773) 279-9571
    Contact: Rabbi Yitzchok Bider

    Currently closed for construction at new location. A full service Jewish Library with more than 6,000 books on all topics and for all ages. Jewish games and informational computer section. Jewish video viewing area. Special cookbook and magazine sections.

    Arie Crown Hebrew Day School *

    Associated Talmud Torahs
    4600 W. Main Street
    Skokie, IL 60076
    Phone: (847) 982-9191
    Fax: (847) 982-9525
    Email: rabbisamber@ariecrown.org
    Web: http://www.ariecrown.org
    Contact: Rabbi Eli Samber, Principal

    A state-accredited Orthodox day school with divisions for boys and girls. Preschool, age 3; nursery, age 4; kindergarten, age 5; and grades one to eight.

    Arie Crown Hebrew Day School Early Childhood Pre-School *

    4915 Conrad Sreet
    Skokie, IL 60077
    Phone: (847) 908-7977
    Fax: (847) 982-9525
    Email: earlychildhood@ariecrown.org
    Web: http://www.ariecrown.org/school/earlychildhood

    Pre-nursery and nursery.

    Ariella Joy Frankel Keshet Day School *

    3210 Dundee Road
    Northbrook, IL 60062
    Phone: (847) 205-0274
    Fax: (847) 205-1530
    Email: mremaly@keshet.org
    Web: http://www.keshet.org
    Contact: Dr. Melinda Remaly, Director of Education

    Day school for children with developmental disabilities, kindergarten to grade eight, housed at Sager Solomon Schechter Day/Middle School in Northbrook.

    Arthur M. Feldman Judaica Gallery

    465 Roger Williams Ave.
    Highland Park, IL 60035
    Phone: (847) 748-8123
    Email: info@amfeldman.com
    Web: http://www.arthurfeldmangallery.com

    Special Judaica and appraisals. Antique, vintage and contemporary ritual items; fine art; photography; books on Jewish Art.

    Artists of Note

    2430 Prairie Ave.
    Evanston, IL 60201
    Phone: (630) 557-2742
    Email: jmurdock@artistsofnote.com
    Web: http://www.marilynprice.com
    Contact: Joann Murdock/Marilyn Price

    Storyteller and puppeteer: performances, workshops, writing, and presentations.

    ARZA The Reform Israel Fund

    Central District
    1121-D Lake Cook Road
    Deerfield, IL 60015
    Phone: (847) 239-6974
    Fax: (847) 509-0970
    Email: mdodinval@arza.org
    Web: http://www.arza.org
    Contact: Marlene Dodinval

    The Israel voice of the Reform Movement in the United States. Seeks to make Israel fundamental to the sacred lives and Jewish identities of Reform Jews. ARZA champions and supports activities that help build an inclusive and democratic Israeli society.

    Asher Library *

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

    Asher Library includes Jewish-interest fiction and non-fiction books, plus periodicals, films, and music from all over the world. The library is open to public Sunday 12-4 pm, Monday-Thursday 4-6:30 pm, and users may browse more than 110,000 books, a wide-ranging collection of journals, Targ Music Collection of international and historic recordings, and an extensive Jewish video collection. Computer workstations offer Feinberg eCollection access and a viewing/listening center. Spertus students and Spertus members may borrow books, DVDs, CDs, and have online access to Feinberg eCollection, with full text of 16,000 books and 25,000 articles.

    Ashira Orchestra

    915 Shermer Road
    Northbrook, IL 60065
    Phone: (847) 559-0900
    Contact: Don Cagen

    Contemporary and traditional Chasidic, Israeli, klezmer, and American music. Vocalists available from Chicago, New York and Israel.

    Associated Talmud Torahs (ATT) *

    3531 Madison Street
    Skokie, IL 60076
    Phone: (773) 973-2828
    Fax: (773) 973-6666
    Web: http://www.att.org
    Contact: Rabbi Mordecai Raizman

    The ATT is the umbrella organization for the Orthodox day schools and Hebrew schools in the Chicagoland area. Provides in-system scholarships to Israel and summer camps, as well as a variety of focused programs for teachers and students. Partners with the Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago.

    Association for Torah Advancement

    Shatnez Laboratory
    6405 N. California Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60645
    Phone: (773) 764-4488, (773) 715-7780
    Fax: (773) 764-4489

    A shatnez laboratory that tests to ensure that wool and linen, in accordance with Jewish law, are not mixed together in garments. Other testing locations are: Ralph Tailors 2727 West Touhy Avenue; Jefferson Valet 6022 North Keystone; Star Cleaners 3704 Dempster; and Suits 20/20 7651 North Caldwell.

    Association of Descendants of the Shoah-Illinois (ADSI)

    Formerly Association of Children of Holocaust Survivors
    P.O. Box 1544
    Skokie, IL 60076
    Phone: (773) 931-6899
    Email: primary247@aol.com
    Web: http://www.adsillinois.org
    Contact: Larry Schwartz

    Programs and events for descendants of Holocaust survivors.

    Association of Jewish Libraries

    9056 Tamara Terrace
    Skokie, IL 60076
    Phone: (847) 982-0268

    A professional organization of librarians representing libraries with large Judaic collections.

    Atrium Health Care Center

    1425 W. Estes Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60626
    Phone: (773) 973-4780
    Fax: (773) 973-1895
    Email: info@atriumhealthcare.com
    Web: http://www.atriumhealthcare.com
    Contact: Ron Silver

    Fully kosher skilled nursing facility.

    ATT Annual Newsletter *

    Associated Talmud Torahs
    3531 Madison Street
    Skokie, IL 60076
    Phone: (773) 973-2828
    Web: http://www.att.org
    Contact: Rabbi Mordechai Raizman

    Highlights and describes the various programs of ATT.

    Avenue of the Righteous

    840 Vernon Ave.
    Glencoe, IL 60022
    Phone: (847) 835-4800
    Contact: Rabbi Harold Kudan

    Chicago-area counterpart to Israel's Avenue of the Righteous Gentiles, with its own Avenue at the Evanston Civic Center. Emphasis on education and public awareness.

    Avinnovation Consulting LLC

    733 Alsace Court
    Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
    Phone: (224) 279-1284
    Email: service@avinnovation.net
    Web: http://www.avinnovation.net
    Contact: Aviel Vaisler

    Consulting, development and instruction of education technology programs for Jewish schools and educational organizations. Business analysis, consulting, project management and operations optimization for Jewish non-profits and small businesses. Brokerage of business relationships between Israeli technology companies and U.S. partners and distributors, especially in the Greater Chicago area.

    Aviv Catering

    1145 Bette Lane
    Glenview, IL 60025
    Phone: (847) 904-7250
    Email: avivcatering@ymail.com
    Web: http://www.avivcatering.com
    Contact: Rafael Masok

    Kosher certified.

    AVODAH: The Jewish Service Corps

    4707 N. Broadway Street, Suite 304
    Chicago, IL 60640
    Phone: (773) 867-1704, (773) 867-1703
    Email: avodahchicago@avodah.net
    Web: http://www.avodah.net

    National organization dedicated to developing and engaging a network of Jewish leaders fighting domestic poverty. Places young Jewish adults, 21-26 years of age, in a year of full-time service at local antipoverty organizations. During the year, corps members live together as a community and participate in intensive learning to deepen their understanding of domestic poverty, advance their leadership and professional skills, and explore their work through the lens of Jewish tradition. In January 2016, AVODAH will also launch a Fellowship for early-career professionals dedicated to integrating their Jewish and justice identities.

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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. 

EdtechMMG, LLC

Creates highly collaborative and innovative professional development experiences for Jewish educators rooted in Jewish text study and hands-on explorations of blended learning technologies. EdtechMMG provides in-classroom instructional coaching, online learning opportunities, and parallel student and family programming, and also offers customized consulting services.

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