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

    Jack Wald

    2546 W. Jerome Street
    Chicago, IL 60645
    Phone: (773) 428-8199
    Email: jackwald1@gmail.com
    Web: http://www.facebook.com/JewishArtwork
    Contact: Jack Wald

    Custom ketubahs, corporate and organizational painting, illustrations.

    Jacqueline Edelberg

    3270 N. Lake Shore Drive
    Chicago, IL 60657
    Phone: (773) 983-7430
    Email: jacqueline@youtopia.com
    Web: http://www.ketubbah.com

    Ketubot, original and ancient designs; illumination and calligraphy.

    Jarvis House *

    CJE SeniorLife
    1345 W. Jarvis Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60645
    Phone: (773) 508-1000, (773) 262-3113
    Email: info@cje.net
    Web: http://www.cje.net

    39 units, one-bedroom and studio apartments. Head of household must be 62 years or older and meet entire household must meet HUD Section 8 income requirements. Social services and activities provided.

    Jazmer

    2165 St. Johns Ave.
    Highland Park, IL 60035
    Phone: (847) 433-2842
    Email: shirlee_jazmer@ameritech.net
    Web: http://jazmerband.com

    Jewish and American, Eastern European (klezmer/Yiddish), Sephardic, Israeli, 20th-century jazz and popular music. Israeli dance leading available. For all occasions.

    jBaby Chicago *

    Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago
    30 S. Wells Street
    Chicago, IL 60606-5056
    Phone: (312) 357-4907
    Email: jbabychicago@juf.org
    Web: http://www.juf.org/jbabychicago

    Welcoming the newest and cutest members of Chicago?s Jewish community with new baby classes, playgroups and special jBaby swag! jBaby Chicago is helps families with children 0-24 months develop friendships, build community, and explore Jewish life. Sign up now for jBaby Chicago to claim your swag and get connected!

    JCARES: Jewish Community Abuse Resources, Education and Solutions *

    Jewish Child & Family Services
    Phone: (847) 569-5100
    Email: ask@jcfs.org
    Web: http://www.jcfs.org

    Offers professional education, Partnership for Safer Communities prevention programming for schools, synagogues, camps and other institutions, policy development guidance, and networking opportunities. JCARES efforts are catalysts for the systemic change needed to ensure healthy relationships and safe Jewish homes, families and communities.

    JCC “Z” Frank Apachi Day Camp *

    3050 Woodridge Lane
    Northbrook, IL 60062
    Phone: (847) 272-7050
    Fax: (847) 272-5357
    Email: tblenner@gojcc.org
    Web: http://www.gojcc.org/zfa
    Contact: Terri Blenner, Camp Director

    A premier, American Camp Association accredited camp for children ages four years through 6th grade. Counselors-in-training program offered for campers entering 8th-10th grade. Located on a private and beautiful, wooded 10-acre site, the camp features an air-conditioned cultural arts building, tennis, volleyball and basketball courts, softball, soccer and kickball fields, boating pond, challenge course, climbing wall, miniature golf and a Ga-ga pit. Twice-daily swimming including American Red Cross instructional swim in our two heated outdoor pools. Nineteen specialty activities are offered of all interests. Four- and eight-week sessions include door-to-door bus service. Day camp/overnight camp combinations with Camp Chi are also available.

    JCC AfterSchool *

    Web: http://www.gojcc.org/afterschool

    Provides a safe, fun and supervised environment for children to learn and play after school at JCC locations and at participating public schools. An age-appropriate program that focuses on individualized homework instruction, daily exercise, and self-selected programming. Highly qualified staff lead a variety of recreational and educational activities that help children gain life enriching skills. Well-developed curriculum focuses on character building through five core values – community, courage, respect, giving and kindness.

    JCC Apachi Chicago at UIC Campus *

    Administrative Office
    524 W. Melrose Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60657
    Phone: (773) 938-8348
    Fax: (773) 871-0224
    Email: agoldstein@gojcc.org
    Web: http://www.gojcc.org/acdc
    Contact: Andrea Goldstein, Camp Director

    JCC’s premier city day camp for children ages four years through 6th grade. The camp is an urban oasis featuring an Olympic-sized pool, gymnastics training room, sand volleyball courts, dance studio, manicured sports fields, collegiate tennis courts, picnic area and available air-conditioned space. American Red Cross instructional swim. Four and eight-week sessions are available and include bus service. Half-day program option for 4-year-olds. Day camp/overnight camp combinations with Camp Chi are also available.

    JCC Apachi Northside at Northside College Prep *

    5501 N. Kedzie Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60625
    Phone: (847) 763-3504
    Email: bmiller@gojcc.org
    Web: http://www.gojcc.org/northside
    Contact: Beth Miller, Camp Director

    JCC’s newest city day camp for all children K-6th grade. The camp is located on the amazing grounds of Northside College Prep and features unique partnerships with Dream Big Performing Arts Workshop and swim instruction by Northside Aquatics Club. The camp’s facilities include an indoor swimming pool, manicured sports fields, air-conditioned activity spaces, gym, art room, expansive nature area, professional performance theater, and picnic grounds. Optional bus service is available. Three-, four- and six-week summer session offered.

    Administrative Office:
    5050 Church Street
    Skokie, IL 60077

    JCC Apachi Village Day Camp *

    Bernard Weinger JCC
    300 Revere Drive
    Northbrook, IL 60062
    Phone: (224) 406-9221
    Fax: (224) 406-9272
    Email: mrothschild@gojcc.org
    Web: http://www.gojcc.org/village
    Contact: Mara Rothschild, Camp Director

    An eight-week day camp experience uniquely designed for children ages 3 to 5 years old. Specially trained counselors help ease the transition from home to camp for preschoolers. Campers enjoy the quality, tradition and spirit of our larger JCC camps, but in a smaller camp setting and community. The camp features American Red Cross instructional swim in our indoor pool (some programs available without swimming), air-conditioned gymnasium, art and activity rooms, manicured grounds and sports fields, playground and outdoor tents for shade. Big time fun for younger campers.

    JCC Camp Chi *

    Summer Address
    P.O. Box 104
    Lake Delton, WI 53940
    Phone: (847) 763-3551
    Fax: (847) 763-3680
    Email: info@campchi.com
    Web: http://www.campchi.com
    Contact: Ron Levin, Director

    An enriching, Jewish, overnight camp experience for boys and girls 9-16. JCC Camp Chi has been the summer home away from home for generations of campers. Located on 600 wooded acres on a private lake in Lake Delton, WI, the camp features 2 heated pools, waterfront activities, state-of-the-art air-conditioned gym, equestrian center, high ropes challenge courses, zip line, four-story climbing wall, arts center, lighted sports fields and more! Teen leadership and adventure trip programs available. Accredited by the American Camping Association and recognized as the #1 overnight camp in the Midwest.

    Winter Address:
    5050 Church Street
    Skokie, IL 60077

    JCC Chi Town Connection *

    Administrative Office
    Mayer Kaplan JCC
    5050 Church Street
    Skokie, IL 60077
    Phone: (847) 763-3551
    Fax: (847) 763-3680
    Web: http://www.chitownconnection.com

    Year-round teen program offers social, recreational and cultural activities, leadership development and volunteer opportunities.

    JCC Chicago Women’s Auxiliary *

    Administrative Office
    30 S. Wells Street
    Suite 4000
    Chicago, IL 60606
    Phone: (312) 775-1800
    Fax: (312) 775-1818
    Web: http://www.gojcc.org

    This volunteer service organization provides scholarship assistance to campers attending JCC Camp Chi and JCC Apachi Day Camps. These important volunteer tasks enhance community life.

    JCC Day Camps *

    Business Office
    5050 Church Street
    Skokie, IL 60077
    Phone: (847) 763-3650
    Fax: (847) 933-9060
    Web: http://www.gojcc.org/daycamp
    Contact: Gayle Malvin, Director of JCC Day Camps

    Offers kids the chance to try new activities, have fun, and make new friends. Bringing Jewish values to life and celebrating Jewish culture is an everyday part of JCC camping. All the camps feature American Red Cross swim instruction, carefully selected and skilled staff, and traditional activities and specialties that are sure to delight all campers and interests. Day camp programs for children 3 years through 10th grade at 9 Chicagoland camp locations. Day camp programs also offer before and after camp care to address family needs.

    JCC Early Childhood at “Z” Frank Apachi Campus *

    3050 Woodridge Lane
    Northbrook, IL 60062
    Phone: (847) 272-8707
    Fax: (847) 272-5357
    Web: http://www.gojcc.org/ec-zfa

    Half-day preschool, adult/child and enrichment classes and family events for children 18 months through 5 years of age.

    JCC Early Childhood at Am Shalom *

    840 Vernon Ave.
    Glencoe, IL 60022
    Phone: (847) 835-0008
    Fax: (847) 835-1008
    Web: http://www.gojcc.org/ec-amshalom

    Half-day preschool, enrichment classes, summer fun program, adult/child classes and family events for children 18 months through 5 years of age.

    JCC Early Childhood Education *

    Administrative Office
    5050 Church Street
    Skokie, IL 60077
    Phone: (847) 763-3547
    Fax: (847) 763-3636
    Web: http://www.gojcc.org/earlychildhood
    Contact: Wendy Newberger, Director of JCC Early Childhood

    JCC Early Childhood education provides children with a solid foundation for future learning success, socially, emotionally, cognitively, physically and spiritually. JCC guides each child to reach his or her individual potential. The approach is simple; JCC puts your child at the center of everything.

    NAEYC accredited program covers core curriculum based on national and state standards including math, literacy, science and social studies. Part of the Jewish Kehillah project offering integrated Jewish curriculum that is rich in culture and tradition. Premier programs for families with children (infants through 5 years of age) are offered at locations throughout Chicago and the suburbs. Programs include full-day and half-day preschool, infant/toddler care, kindergarten, backup child care, enrichment classes, adult/child classes, summer fun programs and family events.

    JCC Early Childhood Lake County Community Campus *

    23280 N. Old McHenry Road
    Lake Zurich, IL 60047
    Phone: (224) 543-7000
    Fax: (224) 543-7030
    Web: http://www.gojcc.org/ec-lakecounty

    Full-day and half-day preschool, infant/toddler care, backup child care, enrichment classes, and family events for children through 5 years of age.

    JCC Early Childhood Summer Programs *

    JCC Early Childhood Services
    Phone: (847) 763-3547
    Web: http://www.gojcc.org/ec-summercamp

    Innovative learning and development techniques for ages 18 months through 4 years old are blended with Jewish culture and tradition and taught by experienced early childhood teachers. Your child will find excitement in music, learning, water-play and art. A JCC summer will stimulate all of your child’s senses and open the door to creativity and enthusiasm for discovery. Summer programs are offered at JCC Early Childhood locations across the Chicago metropolitan area.

    JCC Elaine Frank Apachi Day Camp *

    23280 N. Old McHenry Road, near Route 22
    Lake Zurich, IL 60047
    Phone: (847) 726-0800
    Fax: (847) 719-7359
    Email: jzislis@gojcc.org
    Web: http://www.gojcc.org/efa
    Contact: Jen Zislis, Camp Director

    A premier, American Camp Association accredited day camp for children three years to entering 7th grade. Situated on 37 acres of open land and nature areas. Featuring two heated pools for American Red Cross instructional swim and free swim, climbing wall, adventure course with zip line and high ropes, multi-purpose athletic courts, manicured sports fields and a 20,000 sq. ft., air-conditioned cultural arts pavilion. The camp offers 19 specialty activities for all interests. The camp is also home to the Garoon Gateway to Science, the region's only state-of-the-art, outdoor science learning center. Four- and eight-week sessions are available with optional bus transportation to designated areas. Day camp/overnight camp combinations with Camp Chi are also available.

    JCC gotShabbat? *

    Administrative Office
    Mayer Kaplan JCC
    5050 Church Street
    Skokie, IL 60077
    Phone: (847) 263-3603
    Fax: (847) 763-3680
    Web: http://www.gojcc.org/gotshabbat
    Contact: Lawrence Levine, Program Manager

    Shabbat programs for families with children ages 4-8 years offer a Havdallah service, crafts, entertainment and more at select JCC sites, area synagogues, and public venues. This program serves the Chicago area and surrounding suburbs and is open to all families.

    JCC Maccabi Chicago *

    Administrative Office
    Bernard Weinger JCC
    300 Revere Drive
    Northbrook, IL 60062
    Phone: (847) 763-3607
    Fax: (224) 406-9272
    Email: sjacobson@gojcc.org
    Web: http://www.gomaccabi.org
    Contact: Shelby Jacobson

    This annual, international Olympic-style sporting/arts event is held each summer in select North American cities for Jewish teens, 13-16 years of age. Competition includes basketball, baseball, softball, soccer, lacrosse, flag football, volleyball, track and field, swimming, tennis, golf and more. The largest organized sports program for Jewish teenagers in the world, the Games provide 6,000 Jewish youth with an unparalleled athletic and cultural experience and strengthens Jewish identity. Information Nights are in January. Tryouts are held in February and March.

    JCC Me & My Dad *

    Administrative Office
    Mayer Kaplan JCC
    5050 Church Street
    Skokie, IL 60077
    Phone: (847) 263-3603
    Fax: (847) 763-3680
    Web: http://www.gojcc.org/mmd
    Contact: Lawrence Levine, Program Manager

    Strengthens father/child relationships through involvement in creative and meaningful Jewish experiences. This structured step-by-step program is guided by JCC staff and participating fathers. Me & My Dad kids and dads participate in special outings, Jewish holiday programs, exciting craft projects and fabulous overnighters. An enriching program that builds a strong foundation through quality, shared time.

    JCC Media Relations *

    5050 Church Street
    Skokie, IL 60077
    Phone: (847) 763-3666
    Fax: (847) 763-3636
    Web: http://www.gojcc.org
    Contact: Doreen Edelman, Director of Marketing & Creative Services

    JCC Perlstein Resort & Conference Center *

    Summer Address
    P.O. Box 104
    Lake Delton, WI 53940
    Phone: (847) 763-3605
    Fax: (847) 763-3680
    Email: prcc@gojcc.org
    Web: http://www.perlsteinresort.com
    Contact: Ari Wartell

    Located on scenic Lake Blass in the Wisconsin Dells. Offers programming and activities for kids, adults and families. Facility features hotel accommodations with a private balcony or patio, housekeeping and kosher meals and snacks. Enjoy a memorable get-together with family and friends at a special L'dor Va-Dor weekend in June for grandchildren and grandparents, or enjoy an all-inclusive family vacation with childcare in August. The facility is also available for business and private rentals. Host your next retreat, group or special event on twenty wooded, lakeside acres. Serene and spacious facilities offer your group a real retreat from the every day, while celebrating, working or playing. Plan your mitzvah or special event at Perlstein Resort and let us take care of all of the details while you and your guests relax, have fun and create memories.

    Winter Address:
    5050 Church Street
    Skokie, IL 60077

    JCC PresenTense Chicago *

    Administrative Office
    Mayer Kaplan JCC
    5050 Church Street
    Skokie, IL 60077
    Phone: (847) 763-3629
    Email: badelberg@gojcc.org
    Web: http://www.gojcc.org/presentense
    Contact: Becky Adelberg, Program Manager

    PresenTense Chicago ignites social entrepreneur, young Jewish professionals with innovative Ideas who want to make the world a better place. PresenTense Fellows engage in an entrepreneurial bootcamp experience, including training seminars and the support of volunteer coaches and mentors from across the community. The program culminates with a Launch Night; an opportunity to pitch social ventures to potential partners and funders from across the metropolitan area.

    JCC Pritzker Center for Jewish Education *

    Mayer Kaplan JCC
    5050 Church Street
    Skokie, IL 60077
    Phone: (847) 675-2200
    Fax: (847) 675-2914
    Web: http://www.gojcc.org
    Contact: Pat Nisenholz

    Supporting Jewish educational programs and services offered by JCC.

    JCC Sidney N. Shure Kehilla *

    Administrative Office
    Mayer Kaplan JCC
    5050 Church Street
    Skokie, IL 60077
    Email: badelberg@gojcc.org
    Web: http://www.gojcc.org/kehilla
    Contact: Becky Adelberg, Program Manager

    Connect, engage and be inspired by the warm and vibrant Jewish community of 20’s & 30’s. Enjoy social, recreational, cultural and holiday programs and events. Meet new friends, discover new interests, experience more of Chicago, and expand your Jewish life.

    JCC Sports, Leagues and Aquatics *

    Phone: (224) 406-9253
    Fax: (224) 406-9272
    Web: http://www.gojcc.org/sports
    Contact: Julie Mitchell, Director of Sports & Recreation

    JCC offers a wide variety of sports programming at JCC locations across Metropolitan Chicago. All programs provide an opportunity to learn new skills and progress in development through instruction, practice and individual or team play. Children will learn a love for sports and find new challenges in a variety of classes and leagues within an appropriately competitive atmosphere. We feature leagues for basketball, soccer, floor hockey and flag football. Staff is trained to enhance self esteem, teach skills and bring Jewish values to life both on and off the field/court. JCC also excels at group and individual swim instruction with our exclusive Lenny Krayzelburg Swim Academy. Offers instruction at all swim levels as well as lifeguard training.

    JCC Travel *

    Administrative Office
    Bernard Weinger JCC
    300 Revere Drive
    Northbrook, IL 60062
    Phone: (224) 406-9254
    Fax: (224) 406-9272
    Web: http://www.gojcc.org/travel

    Adventures that are intriguing, exciting and educational. Domestic and international excursions and tours offer exploration through a Jewish lens. Receive superb service and an exceptional experience. Specialized travel programs for groups and individuals, including unique trips to Israel and Cuba.

    JCC Vacation Days *

    Web: http://www.gojcc.org/vacationdays

    When school is out, the JCC is in. In coordination with local school calendars, the JCC provides safe, quality and fun care for children grades K-5. Days off of school spent at JCC Vacation Days are filled with a variety of trips to local destinations, events, sports and games, and meaningful activities. Experienced staff balances the day with structure and enthusiasm. Children can come with a friend or make new friendships. The JCC also offers pre- and post-camp vacation days to help families bridge unscheduled summer days for their children.

    JCC Young Actor’s Ensemble *

    5050 Church Street
    Skokie, IL 60077
    Phone: (847) 763-3514
    Fax: (847) 675-4910
    Web: http://www.gojcc.org/theater

    Provides the opportunity for young people ages 8-18 to shine onstage and backstage in as many as four productions annually. Ensemble is process-oriented, child-centered and committed to creating high quality theatre. Audience members know that the JCC is the place to go for exciting, engaging family entertainment.

    JCYS Big City Day Camp

    957 W. Grace Street
    Chicago, IL 60035
    Email: lashe@jcys.org
    Web: http://www.jcys.org/bcdc
    Contact: Liz Ashe

    Campers have fun exploring the great city of Chicago at Big City Day Camp! With weekly field trips that offer unique behind-the-scenes experiences, this urban day camp also offers a diverse array of activities with professional sport coaches, artists, musicians and yoga instructors. Swim lessons are provided by Red Cross-certified instructors and campers also enjoy Chicago beaches and waterparks. College-aged counselors sprinkle in singing, cooperative games, dancing and arts and crafts, and each Friday is made special with the Jewish tradition of Shabbat.

    JCYS Camp Henry Horner *

    26710 W. Nippersink Road
    Ingelside, IL 60041
    Phone: (847) 740-5010 x2222
    Fax: (847) 740-5014
    Email: ibrubaker@jcys.org
    Web: http://www.jcys.org/chh
    Contact: Isaac Brubaker

    Overnight and day camp programs focus on providing a fun and enriching experience for campers by encouraging them to participate in a wide variety of activities including a high ropes course and zip line, sports, arts and crafts, music, dance, drama, cooking, lake, heated pool, and numerous outdoor and nature activities. Kindergarten through 10th grade.

    JCYS Camp Red Leaf

    26710 W. Nippersink Road
    Ingleside, IL 60041
    Email: enewport@jcys.org
    Web: http://www.jcys.org/crl
    Contact: Erin Newport

    Located on 180 acres in Ingleside, Camp Red Leaf (CRL) is specially designed to serve individuals ages 9 and upward with developmental disabilities, emotional and behavioral needs. The highly adaptable programs at CRL increase self-esteem, promote interaction, improve social skills and encourage independence in a natural environment. Week-long summer camp opportunities, weekend respite care and 10-day travel camp adventures.

    JCYS Camp Star

    Email: ashimoni@jcys.org
    Web: http://www.jcys.org/campstar
    Contact: Amy Shimoni

    Joint effort by the Hyperactivity, Attention, and Learning Problems Clinic (HALP) at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the Jewish Council for Youth Services. All children deserve a summer camp that allows them the freedom to play, make new friends and grow through the experiences. Camp STAR blends typical summer camp activities with specialized programming and care for children with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) and related disorders.

    JCYS George W. Lutz Family Center

    800 Clavey Road
    Highland Park, IL 60035
    Phone: (847) 433-6001
    Email: bweitzberg@jcys.org
    Web: http://www.jcys.org/highlandpark
    Contact: Brenda Weitzberg

    Offers early childhood education programs and child care for children 12 months through 5 years old. Through parent-tot transition classes, toddler programs, traditional and full-day preschool, Kinder Concepts, kindergarten enrichment, and before and after school programs, JCYS programs are individually tailored to nurture and grow alongside your child. JCYS Early Childhood Education lays a foundation for intellectual, social, emotional and physical development through play-based curriculum. In each classroom, children freely choose from different learning centers throughout the day, helping to build confidence and develop their social and problem-solving skills. Group time for stories, singing, language development, science, cooking activities, and games adds structure to each day.

    JCYS Horner Grove Summer Day Camp

    1700 Weiland Road
    Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
    Phone: (847) 279-0900
    Email: nsamuels@jcys.org
    Web: www.jcys.org/buffalogrove
    Contact: Naomi Samuels

    Summer is a time for relaxing outdoor fun, new adventures, budding friendships and memories that will last a lifetime. With programs tailored for children six weeks to six years old, enjoy a "big" day camp experience in a safe and comfortable setting located close to home. Taking advantage of amazing outdoor space, JCYS Horner Grove Summer Day Camp offers a fun-filled summer program complete with themes and activities developmentally geared toward each of our camp units: Lil' Pioneers, Lil' Beginners, Lil' Explorers and Trailblazers. Families may choose from two to five day weeks, and half and full-day options to create the perfect summer experience for your family's unique schedule.

    JCYS Jon Vegosen Champ Camp

    1195 Half Day Road
    Highland Park, IL 60035
    Email: micky.baer@jcys.org
    Web: http://www.jcys.org/champcamp
    Contact: Micky Baer

    Five-week afternoon summer program for children entering 1st through 6th grade. While Champ Camp is designed to accommodate a morning summer school schedule, this camp is open to any kid looking for afternoons full of adventures, new friends, and fun in the sun!

    JCYS Lillian L. Lutz Recreation Center

    1195 Half Day Road
    Highland Park, IL 60035
    Email: micky.baer@jcys.org
    Web: http://www.jcys.org/thelil
    Contact: Micky Baer

    Summer fun abounds at The Lil'! The heated pool features two shallow ends (one of which is only two feet deep!), a deep end with a slide, pool basketball, and kick boards and pool toys galore. An interactive Splash Pad allows for water fun outside of the pool, and the multi-purpose sports court and tennis courts are available for all members and day guests. Swim lessons, summer camp offerings and party rental opportunities.

    JCYS Michael R. Lutz Family Center

    957 W. Grace Street
    Chicago, IL 60613
    Phone: (773) 281-2533
    Email: jlosek@jcys.org
    Web: http://www.jcys.org/lakeview
    Contact: Jean Losek

    Offers early childhood education programs for children 2 - 5 years old. JCYS Early Childhood Education lays a foundation for cognitive functioning; behavioral, social and self-regulatory capacities; physical heath; and fosters school readiness. Students that have completed JCYS Preschool are well prepared to enter Kindergarten. Students go on to attend highly respected schools, both public and private. Emphasizes intellectual, social, emotional and physical development through play-based curriculum, which has been proven to be the best way that children develop skills in all four areas. Through learning centers, children may freely choose from different learning activities throughout the day, helping to build confidence and develop problem-solving skills. Group time for stories, singing, language development, science, cooking activities, and games adds structure to each day.

    JCYS North Shore Day Camp

    800 Clavey Road
    Highland Park, IL 60035
    Phone: (847) 433-6001
    Email: jsievers@jcys.org
    Web: http://www.jcys.org
    Contact: Johanna Sievers

    Four-, six- and eight-week summer programs. Door-to-door transportation and before and after camp care available.

    JCYS Northwest Family Center

    1700 Weiland Road
    Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
    Phone: (847) 279-0900
    Email: nsamuels@jcys.org
    Web: http://www.jcys.org/buffalogrove
    Contact: Naomi Samuels

    Offers early childhood education and child care for children six weeks to six years old. JCYS encourages children's creativity, fosters self-esteem and socialization, and establishes a love of learning with developmentally appropriate, play-based curriculum through infant & toddler care, preschool & kindergarten enrichment, and before & after school programs for elementary-school children. Children participate in a cultural Jewish curriculum that explores Jewish traditions, holidays and customs through music, stories, art, games and cooking activities. Basic Jewish values are included throughout the curriculum, including family, caring about others, acceptance of all and tzedakah.

    JCYS NSDC Sports

    Email: jsievers@jcys.org
    Web: http://www.jcys.org/nsdcsports
    Contact: Johanna Sievers

    Summer day camp dedicated to all things sports. Athletes start their day with the camaraderie and friendships at North Shore Day Camp, and then dedicated counselors, program specialists and sports enthusiasts take over and campers head to the The Lil'. Outfitted with a multi-sports court and two Max Davidson tennis courts, The Lil' is also home to the JCYS family pool, where campers participate in daily swim lessons with American Red Cross-certified swim instructors.

    JCYS Sunflower Day Camp - Highland Park

    800 Clavey Road
    Highland Park, IL 60035
    Phone: (847) 433-6001
    Email: ivoigt@jcys.org
    Web: http://www.jcys.org/highlandpark
    Contact: Ileane Voigt

    Summer camp starts early on the North Shore! With age-appropriate programs for children 12 months to 5 years old, the fun and flexible options of JCYS Sunflower Day Camp are tailored to fit each family and create your perfect summer experience. From Parent-Tot & Transition Camp and Tot Camp to Preschool Camp and Kindergarten Adventure Camp, JCYS Sunflower Day Camps grows with your camper. Return year after year and enjoy enriching, ongoing friendships along with new experiences. At JCYS Sunflower Day Camp, you will find: Early Childhood Education teachers, youthful counselors and fun CITs, amazing indoor and outdoor facilities, and fun in the sun with petting farms, special theme days, field trips, arts and crafts, sports and active play, water and sand play, swimming, and Shabbat on Friday.

    JCYS Sunflower Day Camp - Lakeview

    957 W. Grace Street
    Chicago, IL 60613
    Phone: (773) 281-2533
    Email: jlosek@jcys.org
    Web: http://www.jcys.org/lakeview
    Contact: Jean Losek

    JCYS starts the summer camp experience early with Sunflower Day Camp. The youngest campers enjoy age-appropriate water activities, in-house field trips, environmental programs, camp sing-alongs, and lots of fun outside time where they enjoy arts and crafts, music, games and of course – playing with their friends. JCYS Sunflower Camp grows with your camper by providing individually tailored, age-appropriate programs for children 2 to 5 years old. Families may pick from two, three or five day weeks, with half- and full-day programs.

    Jeff and Janis

    8021 Keeler Ave.
    Skokie, IL 60076
    Phone: (847) 905-2463, (847) 677-5821
    Email: jwin27@aol.com
    Web: http://jeffandjanis.weebly.com

    Jewish and American musical entertainment for special occasions and group events. Programs include Israeli, Yiddish, contemporary, show tunes, popular music, and personalized songs. Have performed for festivals, radio, synagogue services, and many private functions for over 10 years.

    JET - Jewish Education Team

    8170 N. McCormick Blvd.
    Suite 221
    Skokie, IL 60076
    Phone: (773) 817-4406
    Email: info@jetcampus.com
    Web: http://www.jetcampus.com
    Contact: Rabbi Zev Kahn

    Empowers and inspires Jewish college students and young professionals to develop a stronger connection to our Jewish heritage, the Jewish people and the land of Israel through amazingly fun, authentic and innovative educational, social and travel programs.

    Jewel-Osco

    1600 Deerfield Road
    Highland Park, IL 60035
    Phone: (847) 579-0872

    Kosher deli, kosher fresh-baked bread from the bakery and kosher fresh meat. Glatt kosher. OU certified with Mashgiach T'mide.

    Jewish Agency for Israel *

    10024 Skokie Blvd.
    Suite 234
    Skokie, IL 60077
    Phone: (224) 233-1314
    Fax: (224) 233-1317
    Email: aliyahchicago@jafi.org
    Web: http://www.jafi.org
    Contact: Yonatan Sacker, Regional Representative to the Midwest

    Regional office for all Jewish Agency services and programs throughout the Midwest. Works with people who want to make Aliyah to Israel (immigration to Israel), serves as the regional office for all Shlichim (Israel emissaries) serving in the Midwest as well as the central office for all other Jewish Agency programs.

    Jewish AIDS Network-Chicago (JAN-C)/International Jewish AIDS Network

    3150 N. Sheridan Road, Suite 10B
    Chicago, IL 60657-4838
    Phone: (773) 275-2626
    Fax: (773) 327-1791
    Email: norman@sandfield.org
    Contact: Norman Sandfield

    Jewish services and referrals for anyone touched by HIV/AIDS in the greater Chicago area, their families and loved ones, with contacts worldwide, through International Jewish AIDS network.

    Jewish B2B Networking

    Jewish Business News
    4959 Dempster Street
    Skokie, IL 60077
    Phone: (888) 477-4466
    Email: mail@jewishb2b.org
    Web: http://www.jewishb2b.org
    Contact: Shalom Klein

    As the premier Jewish networking organization in the Midwest region, Jewish B2B Networking is taking business and career support to a whole new level – including monthly power sessions, free professional seminars and a 24/7 online business exchange. Uniting thousands of Jewish businesses and job seekers from the far north to the southern suburbs, connected participants are reporting an expanded professional network and actual sales directly resulting from their new contacts. Join thousands of active networkers in sharing trade ideas, developing business growth and creating job opportunities. Frequent events!

    Jewish Bride & More!

    Bar/Bat Mitzvah Guide
    P.O. Box 26341
    Tamarac, FL 33320
    Phone: (954) 721-5660, (800) 864-1390
    Fax: (954) 724-9696
    Email: chana@jewishbride.com
    Web: http://www.jewishbride.com
    Contact: Chana Karden

    Wedding, bar/bat mitzvah, religious and other gift items.

    Jewish Burial Society

    6025 N. Christiana Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60659
    Phone: (773) 588-2762
    Email: info@jewishburial.org
    Contact: Dr. Gary Siegel

    Synagogue, chapel, and graveside services, conforming to Jewish law and tradition, at a fixed low price. All profits donated to support Jewish culture and education.

    Jewish Business News (JBN)

    4959 Dempster Street
    Skokie, IL 60077
    Phone: (888) 477-4466
    Web: http://thejewishbusiness.com
    Contact: Shalom Klein

    Facebook: JewishBusinessNews

    Monthly Jewish business and networking publication.

    Jewish Center For Addiction

    Jewish Child & Family Services
    Goldie Bachmann Luftig Building
    5150 Golf Road
    Skokie, IL 60077
    Phone: (847) 569-5100
    Email: ask@jcfs.org
    Web: http://www.jcfs.org
    Contact: Beth Fishman, Ph.D., Manager

    Strives to raise awareness of addiction in the Jewish community and awareness of the needs of Jewish individuals in treatment programs. Programs include educational presentations for schools, synagogues and other community-based groups, professional training for clergy, mental health and Jewish communal professionals, information and referral to addiction treatment resources, support groups, pastoral counseling, and spiritual programs for Jews in recovery and their families.

    Jewish Child & Family Services (JCFS) *

    Central Office
    216 W. Jackson Blvd.
    Suite 700
    Chicago, IL 60606
    Phone: (855) 275-5237 or 855-ASK-JCFS
    Fax: (312) 855-3750
    Web: http://www.jcfs.org

    Jewish Child & Family Services provides trusted, innovative and individualized care and support for children, teens, adults and families of all backgrounds across Chicagoland. Our services include counseling; developmental, cognitive and behavioral testing, assessment and therapy; special education, special needs camps and recreation opportunities; services for people with disabilities and their families; child welfare, foster care and adoption services; and Jewish community programs and education.

    For one-stop, toll-free access to JCFS, call (855) 275-5237 or 855-ASK-JCFS

    Jewish Coalition Against Sex Trafficking Chicago (JCAST Chicago)

    National Council of Jewish Women
    1107 Central Ave.
    Wilmette, IL 60091
    Phone: (847) 853-8889
    Email: action@ncjwcns.org
    Web: http://www.ncjwcns.org/vawi
    Contact: Beth Gordon

    Works to eradicate sex trafficking in the Chicagoland area through public awareness, community engagement, and advocacy at state, local and national levels. Partners with interfaith and human rights groups, non-profit organizations, government officials, and law enforcement agencies. JCAST Chicago works with congregations, clergy, Jewish organizations and secular groups to educate the community and take action to end demand for purchased sex and protect children. The coalition meets bimonthly in Chicago and the Northern Suburbs.

    Jewish Committee on Scouting-BSA

    1929 Fieldwood Drive
    Northbrook, IL 60062-5926
    Phone: (847) 564-2231
    Fax: (847) 564-2271
    Email: jewishscouting@gmail.com
    Web: http://www.jewishscouting.org
    Contact: Edna Schrank

    Promotes Boy Scouting among Jewish youth, helps Jewish institutions provide Scouting opportunities, and promotes Jewish values in Scouting.

    Jewish Community Centers of Chicago (JCC) *

    Central Offices
    30 S. Wells Street
    Suite 4000
    Chicago, IL 60606
    Phone: (312) 775-1800
    Fax: (312) 775-1818
    Web: http://www.gojcc.org
    Contact: Kimberly Simpson, Executive Assistant, Office of the CEO; Alan Sataloff, General Director

    JCC Chicago is dedicated to ensuring a strong and vibrant Jewish life and community for generations to come. Through a mix of formal and informal education, recreational and cultural activities, JCC Chicago provides quality experiences that enrich the lives of individuals, families and the community at large. JCC's award-winning pre-school programs, summer camps and the wide array of enriching activities we offer, provide opportunities to bring Jewish values to life through innovative programs designed to meet the needs of everyone from infants to adults.

    Founded in 1903 to serve the needs of the burgeoning population of Jewish immigrants in Chicago, JCC today serves more than 24,000 Chicago area children, adults and families each year. JCC Chicago’s bold, creative vision of bringing Jewish values to life deepens individual’s connection to the joys and responsibilities of our Jewish heritage. JCC is a partner in serving our community, supported by the Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation.

    Programs located throughout the Chicagoland area: Buffalo Grove, Chicago (Lakeview/Rogers Park/Hyde Park), Glencoe, Hoffman Estates, Lake Zurich, Northbrook, Skokie, South Suburbs (Homewood/Flossmoor), Lake Delton/Wisconsin Dells, WI.

    Jewish Community Programs *

    Jewish Child & Family Services
    Goldie Bachmann Luftig Building
    5150 Golf Road
    Skokie, IL 60077
    Phone: (847) 569-5100
    Email: ask@jcfs.org
    Web: http://www.jcfs.org
    Contact: Elizabeth Siegel Cohen, LCSW, Outreach and Bereavement Specialist

    Jewish Community Programs offer a wide range of education, support and advocacy programs that address issues – illness, grief, abuse, addiction, and adoption – impacting Jewish homes, families and the community across the lifespan. Programming includes professional trainings, community awareness, support groups, pastoral counseling, professional consultations, information and referrals, cultural sensitivity trainings, and education and policy development support for institutions such as schools, synagogues, camps, and youth groups.

    Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) *

    Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago
    30 S. Wells Street
    Chicago, IL 60606
    Phone: (312) 357-4770
    Fax: (312) 855-2476
    Email: jcrc1@juf.org
    Web: http://www.juf.org/jcrc

    The umbrella body for more than 40 major Jewish organizations in the Chicago area, and the community-relations arm of the Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago, involved in issues of concern to the Jewish community, including Israel, international affairs, inter-faith and inter-group relations, anti-Semitism and anti-Israel activity, and environmental issues.

    Jewish Council for Youth Services (JCYS)

    180 W. Washington Street
    Suite 1100
    Chicago, IL 60602
    Phone: (312) 726-8891
    Fax: (312) 726-7920
    Email: jthomason@jcys.org
    Web: http://www.jcys.org
    Contact: John Thomason

    Offers educational, recreational and leadership experiences throughout the year at our family centers, multiple summer camps and specialty programs. Programs are designed to nurture each child's individual spirit, imagination, confidence and talents.

    Jewish Council on Urban Affairs (JCUA)

    610 S. Michigan Ave.
    Suite 400
    Chicago, IL 60605
    Phone: (312) 663-0960
    Fax: (312) 663-5305
    Email: info@jcua.org
    Web: http://www.jcua.org

    Working to combat poverty and racism in partnership with diverse communities. Works on campaigns that address pressing social justice issues, conducts community investment activities, and builds bridges between the Jewish community and diverse communities in Chicago.

    Jewish Day School 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.juf.org/planned_giving/day_school_endowments.aspx
    Contact: Deborah Silverman

    A partnership of the Jewish Federation, the Associated Talmud Torahs (ATT), the Community Foundation for Jewish Education (CFJE) and individual day schools, to build endowment resources. Donors can establish lifetime or testamentary gifts that benefit local Jewish day schools collectively through the Jewish Federation’s Jewish Day School Guaranty Trust Fund (JDSGTF); or support a specific day school through Individual Day School Support Foundations. All commitments to the Day School Endowment Program are recognized as part of The Centennial Campaign.

    Jewish Employment Network (JEN) *

    JVS Chicago
    Goldie Bachmann Luftig Building
    5150 Golf Road
    Skokie, IL 60077
    Phone: (855) INFO-JVS
    Fax: (312) 553-5525
    Email: info@jvschicago.org
    Web: http://www.jvschicago.org

    Brings together unemployed Jewish professionals offering a sense of community during a difficult and solitary time: the job search. JEN provides networking opportunities, strategic career coaching and job placement assistance to Jewish professionals through one-on-one and group sessions. Panels of speakers and networking events help community members learn, connect, build skills and find jobs. For each level of job seeker – senior level, mid-level or recent college and young professionals – JEN offers comprehensive and specific strategies appropriately geared toward that level.

    Jewish Family Experience (JFE)

    3200 W. Touhy Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60076
    Phone: (847) 677-6279, (773) 706-6020
    Email: yehuda@jewishfamilyexp.org
    Web: http://www.jewishfamilyexp.org
    Contact: Yehuda Polstein

    Dynamic Hebrew School experience where parents and children learn together. Founded and supported by the ATT, in partnership with NCSY and the Chicago Torah Network.

    Jewish Family Interactive eXperience (J-FIX)

    860 Chaucer Way
    Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
    Phone: (224) 534-9613
    Fax: (847) 279-2714
    Email: jewishfix@gmail.com
    Web: http://www.j-fix.org
    Contact: Rabbi Eliezer Grunberg, Rabbi Shimon Zehnwirth

    A family Hebrew school and bar/bat mitzvah program servicing the northern and western suburbs.

    Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago Teen Programs *

    Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago
    30 S. Wells Street
    Suite 5033
    Chicago, IL 60606
    Phone: (312) 444-2904
    Email: tovteen@juf.org
    Web: http://www.juf.org/teens
    Contact: Hallie Shapiro Devir

    Your central address for learning about programs for teens. Learn more about philanthropy programs, Israel advocacy and culture programs, camps and travel programs, youth movements, Israel Experience programs, volunteer opportunities and more!

    Jewish Federation South Suburban Community Services Office *

    Anita M. Stone Building
    3400 W. 196th St
    Flossmoor,, IL 60422
    Phone: (708) 798-1884
    Fax: (708) 798-9148
    Email: southsuburbs@juf.org
    Contact: Alene Rutzky

    Works with local area Jewish community leaders through the Cooperative Jewish Council and Federation-affiliated agencies, and greater social services network in the southern suburbs, helping families secure necessary assistance.

    Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois

    P.O. Box 515
    Northbrook, IL 60065
    Phone: (312) 666-0100
    Email: info@jgsi.org
    Web: http://www.jgsi.org
    Contact: Debbie Kroopkin, Co-President

    Twitter: @JGSofIllinois

    Helps members collect, preserve and perpetuate records and history of their ancestors. Serves as a resource for the worldwide community to research their Chicago-area Jewish roots. Monthly meetings on the fourth Sunday of the month.

    Jewish Gift Place

    Phone: (917) 450-4434
    Email: risa@jewishgiftplace.com
    Web: http://www.jewishgiftplace.com
    Contact: Risa Borsykowsky

    Online Judaica store dedicated to selling high-quality handmade Jewish items including mezuzahs, menorahs, dreidels, tallit, tzedekah boxes, kiddush cups, candlesticks, and jewelry.

    Jewish Graceland and Lakeview Cemetery Company

    Mailing address: P.O. Box 13132
    3901-3931 N. Clark Street
    Chicago, IL 60613
    Phone: (847) 778-0307
    Contact: Doris Weiss-Evon

    By appointment only. Only north and south sections of the cemetery are Jewish Graceland Cemetery, not affiliated with Hebrew Beneavolent Society.

    Jewish Healing Network of Chicago *

    Jewish Child & Family Services
    Goldie Bachman Luftig Building
    5150 Golf Road
    Skokie, IL 60077
    Phone: (847) 569-5100
    Email: ask@jcfs.org
    Web: http://www.jcfs.org
    Contact: Elizabeth Siegel Cohen, LCSW

    For those who are ill, grieving, or serving as caregivers, the Jewish Healing Network of Chicago offers the comfort of human connection, the spiritual support of Jewish tradition and a sense of community to alleviate loneliness and isolation. JHN offers support groups, professional education, community programs, Bikur Cholim (Visiting the Sick) trainings for congregations, pastoral counseling, information and referrals. JHNC is administered by Jewish Child & Family Services in collaboration with CJE SeniorLife, the Chicago Board of Rabbis, and the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago.

    Jewish Labor Committee *

    205 N. Michigan Ave.
    Suite 2100
    Chicago, IL 60601
    Phone: (312) 881-9933
    Fax: (312) 861-1672
    Email: chicagojlc@jewishlabor.org
    Web: http://www.jewishlabor.org
    Contact: Eli Fishman

    An independent secular nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening the relationship between organized labor and the Jewish community. Enables the Jewish community and the trade union movement to work together on issues of mutual concern, including the security of Israel, combating anti-Semitism and other forms of racism, and economic and social justice.

    Jewish Learning Institute (JLI)

    Regional Office
    2833 W. Howard Street
    Chicago, IL 60645
    Phone: (877) 876-9655
    Fax: (773) 262-2050
    Email: info@jlichicago.com
    Web: http://www.jlichicago.com
    Contact: Rabbi Meir Hecht

    Accredited courses in Jewish life, Kabbalah, mysticism, Talmud, and Jewish history for Jews of all backgrounds. Special CLE and CME accredited programs for lawyers and doctors.

    Locations throughout the Chicagoland area: Chicago (Hyde Park/Chicago Loop/Rogers Park), Glenview, Gurnee, Highland Park, Naperville, Northbrook, Oak Park, Skokie, Wilmette, Champaign, Peoria.

    Jewish Media Association

    P.O. Box 59632
    Chicago, IL 60659-0632
    Phone: (773) 338-5414
    Fax: (773) 973-7671

    Works to ensure an accurate portrayal of Jewish ritual and tradition in the media.

    Jewish National Fund (JNF)

    60 Revere Drive
    Suite 840
    Northbrook, IL 60062
    Phone: (847) 656-8880
    Fax: (847) 656-8885
    Email: jrosen@jnf.org
    Web: http://www.jnf.org
    Contact: Beth Cherner, Executive Director, Midwest; Judy Rosen, Director, Chicago; Marcia Rubin, JNF Chicago President

    Gives all generations a unique voice in building and ensuring the prosperity of the land of Israel. JNF is greening the desert with millions of trees, building thousands of parks, creating new communities and cities for generations of Israelis to call home, bolstering Israel’s water supply, helping develop innovative arid-agriculture techniques, and educating both young and old about the founding and importance of Israel and Zionism.

    Jewish Performing Arts Academy

    Sager Solomon Schechter Day School
    3210 Dundee Road
    Northbrook, IL 60062
    Phone: (312) 427-5570

    Instruction for high-school students in Jewish song--vocal and instrumental--and dance; four groups: the Shiga'on Singers, the Shiga'on Dancers, the Maxwell Street Junior Klezmer Band, and the Jewish Community Youth Orchestra; performances for community organizations and events.

    Jewish Professional Women’s Forum *

    Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago
    30 S. Wells Street
    Suite 3101
    Chicago, IL 60606-5056
    Email: womensforum@juf.org
    Web: http://www.juf.org/professionals
    Contact: Robyn Gottlieb

    Brings together professional women in the Chicago area for communal engagement, interaction, networking support and involvement in the Jewish Community.

    Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation *

    303 Dodge Ave.
    Evanston, IL 60202-3252
    Phone: (847) 328-7678
    Fax: (847) 328-2298
    Email: info@jrc-evanston.org
    Web: http://www.jrc-evanston.org
    Contact: Sharon Diaz, Executive Director

    500-plus household congregation known for its joyful spirituality, intellectual curiosity, inclusivity, and deep commitment to social justice. Diverse congregation, including observant and nonobservant Jews, interfaith families, blended families, people of color, gays and lesbians, believers and nonbelievers.

    Jewish Residential Summer Camp Scholarship Program *

    Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago
    30 S. Wells Street
    Suite 5031
    Chicago, IL 60606-5056
    Phone: (312) 444-2895, (312) 444-2904
    Email: jewishcamp@juf.org
    Web: http://www.juf.org/teens/scholarships.aspx

    Supplemental funding, based on financial need, to help youngsters attend an eligible midwestern Jewish residential summer camp; applications available from camp offices.

    Jewish Sacred Society

    Chevra Kadisha
    P.O. Box 597585
    Chicago, IL 60659
    Phone: (773) 743-0074 (Men), (773) 761-4743 (Women)
    Email: info@chevrakadishachicago.org
    Web: http://www.chevrakadishachicago.org

    Volunteer organization to prepare the deceased in accordance with Jewish tradition.

    Jewish Social Singles

    ComboSingles
    P.O. Box 2626
    Northbrook, IL 60065
    Phone: (847) 757-1299, (847) 331-1066
    Email: combosingles@aol.com
    Web: http://www.combosingles.org
    Contact: Helen and Howard

    A singles group, offering an alternative to computers and expensive dating organizations. Activities allow persons to become familiar over time in a non-threatening atmosphere. No membership fees. Everyone is welcome. Social events include music, billiards, horseback riding, discussions, CPR/First Aid certification, theater, snow tubing, and bowling. Evening and weekend calls preferred.

    Jewish Student Connection (JSC)

    P.O. Box 5674
    Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
    Phone: (847) 675-7331, (312) 590-5613
    Email: andi@myjsc.org
    Web: http://www.myjsc.org
    Contact: Andi Kaufman

    Helps high school students explore what [Jewish] means to them, inspiring proud personal connections with our culture, with our people, and with each other. JSC is dedicated to establishing non-denominational Jewish clubs in public and private schools to explore issues of Jewish pride, identity and connection to Israel. Open to the entire student population of each school that's served, JSC has no fee for participation, which creates an easy and convenient way for teens to connect.

    Jewish Student Union (JSU)

    3200 W. Touhy Ave., Floor Two
    Chicago, IL 60645
    Phone: (847) 675-7331
    Web: http://www.jsu.org

    Runs more than 200 Jewish culture clubs on public high school campuses. The clubs provide Jewish teens with programs that strengthen their Jewish identity and connection to Israel.

    Jewish Teens and Women Credit Building & Savings Help *

    JVS Chicago
    3525 W. Peterson Ave.
    Suite 400
    Chicago, IL 60659
    Phone: (855) INFO-JVS
    Email: sharonbelloff@jvschicago.org
    Web: http://www.jvschicago.org

    The Credit, Asset Building & Savings Help (CASH) program, funded by the Jewish Women’s Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago, helps Jewish female teens and women to build their overall financial capability skills through group educational programs and individualized confidential meetings.

    Jewish Theological Seminary of America

    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 United Fund Missions *

    Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago
    30 S. Wells Street
    Chicago, IL 60606-5056
    Phone: (312) 357-4929
    Fax: (312) 553-5486
    Email: missions@juf.org
    Web: http://www.juf.org/missions
    Contact: Naomi Fox

    A wide range of special missions to Israel and other destinations around the world. Participants experience intensive 5-10 day adventures in Jewish history, culture and everyday life, and see first-hand what has been accomplished by the Jewish people.

    Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago (JUF/JF) *

    30 S. Wells Street
    Chicago, IL 60606-5056
    Phone: (312) 346-6700
    Fax: (312) 855-2477
    Web: http://www.juf.org

    The Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago is the central address of Chicago's Jewish community. JUF provides critical resources that bring food, refuge, health care, education and emergency assistance to 300,000 Chicagoans of all faiths and to two million Jews in Israel and around the world. JUF/Federation funds a network of nearly 70 agencies and programs that care for people at every stage of life, regardless of the ability to pay. Since 1900, JUF/Federation has worked to give voice to the community and to assure that necessities are provided for its most vulnerable members—children, immigrants, the poor, the elderly and the disabled.

    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.

    Jewish War Veterans of the U.S.A. *

    Department of Illinois
    P.O. Box 5356-60077
    Skokie, IL 60077
    Phone: (773) 334-4365, (312) 859-7373
    Email: jwv.illinois@gmail.com
    Web: http://www.jwv.org
    Contact: Martin H. Levit and Jeffrey Sacks

    Nonprofit organization. Supports veterans in Chicagoland Veterans hospitals, sends parcels to active duty servicemen.

    Jewish Women International

    Phone: (800) 343-2823
    Email: arubin@jwi.org
    Web: http://www.jwi.org
    Contact: Amy Rubin

    Seeks a safe world for women, children, and families and combats violence through education, advocacy, and action locally, nationally, and around the world. Programs and resource guides.

    Jewish Women's Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago *

    Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago
    30 S. Wells Street
    3rd Floor
    Chicago, IL 60606-5056
    Phone: (312) 357-4850
    Fax: (312) 855-3284
    Email: womensfndn@juf.org
    Web: http://www.jwfchicago.org
    Contact: Emily Muskovitz Sweet

    A grant making organization dedicated to expanding opportunities and choices in the lives of Jewish women and girls in Chicago, Israel and throughout the world. Donors have the opportunity to take a hands-on role in the Foundation’s grant making process and decide where dollars can make the most impact.

    Jewishmusic.com

    4001 Fallstaff Road
    Baltimore, MD 21215
    Phone: (800) 827-2400
    Fax: (410) 358-2038
    Email: orders@jewishmusic.com
    Web: http://www.jewishmusic.com

    Jewish music, software, books, Judaica, and more.

    JFMC Facilities Corporation (FacCorp) *

    Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago
    30 S. Wells Street
    Chicago, IL 60606-5056
    Phone: (312) 444-2910

    Full service not-for-profit property management and development company, also specializing in leveraged purchasing programs, security, and hospitality management of the Lillian and Larry Goodman Conference Center. Partners with the organizations they serve to optimize the physical environments by providing professional services and resources so their partners can focus on their core missions. These partnerships have evolved over 25 years and include more than 60 Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago affiliated/beneficiary social welfare and educational agencies, health care organizations, synagogues and other not-for-profit entities.

    J-HELP *

    Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago
    30 S. Wells Street
    Chicago, IL 60606-5056
    Phone: (312) 357-4949
    Email: jhelp@juf.org
    Web: http://www.juf.org/jhelp

    Special initiative to address emerging community needs resulting from economic downturn. Employment guidance, job search help, financial counseling, benefits analysis.

    JLTV

    Comcast Channel 686
    Phone: (818) 786-4000
    Fax: (818) 380-9232
    Email: info@jltv.tv
    Web: http://www.jltv.tv

    America's Chosen Network, the first and only 24/7 Jewish-themed television channel, offers news and sports, motion pictures and documentaries, comedy and entertainment and special events from around the globe.

    Joan Dachs Bais Yaakov *

    Associated Talmud Torahs
    3200 W. Peterson Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60659
    Phone: (773) 583-5329
    Fax: (773) 583-6530
    Email: jdbyoffice@jdbyytt.org
    Web: http://www.jdbyytt.org
    Contact: Rabbi Avrohom S. Brownstein, Executive Vice President

    A state-accredited Orthodox day school for girls K-8. A co-ed nursery; on site P’tach classroom; on-site Keshet classes for children with developmental disabilities.

    Job Link

    A project of the Chicago Chesed Fund
    7045 Ridgeway Ave.
    Lincolnwood, IL 60712
    Phone: (773) 866-1111
    Fax: (847) 679-0870
    Email: info@joblinkchicago.org
    Web: http://www.joblinkchicago.org

    A placement network for the Greater Chicago Jewish community. Serves both Chicago-area employers and job seekers.

    Joel Frankel’s Musical Merriment, The K’vell-ing Groovies

    5323 N. Bernard Street, Suite 720
    Chicago, IL 60625
    Phone: (773) 965-3335
    Email: joel@joelfrankel.com
    Web: http://www.joelfrankel.com

    Engaging, interactive performances featuring original and popular songs for younger audiences and those young at heart. Solo to quartet, fun to funner.

    Joint Action Committee for Political Affairs (JACPAC)

    P.O. Box 105
    Highland Park, IL 60035
    Phone: (847) 433-5999
    Fax: (847) 433-6194
    Email: jacpac123@aol.com
    Web: http://www.jacpac.org
    Contact: Marcia Balonick, Executive Director

    Supports a strong U.S.-Israel relationship, reproductive choice and separation of religion and state.

    Joliet Jewish Congregation *

    250 N. Midland Ave.
    Joliet, IL 60435
    Phone: (815) 741-4600
    Fax: (815) 741-9776
    Email: jolietjewish@att.net
    Web: http://www.jolietjewishcongregation.com
    Contact: Rabbi Charles Rubovits

    Non-denominational congregation.

    Josef Glimer Gallery

    207 W. Superior Street
    Suite 200
    Chicago, IL 60654
    Phone: (312) 787-4640
    Email: info@josefglimergallery.com
    Web: http://www.josefglimergallery.com
    Contact: Josef Glimer

    A fine art gallery featuring local and international contemporary artists and masterworks of the 19th and 20th centuries. Established 1978. Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. or by appointment.

    Joyce’s Events and Party Planning

    5201 S. Cornell Ave., Suite 25B
    Chicago, IL 60615
    Phone: (773) 955-1436
    Fax: (773) 955-2230
    Email: events@joycesevents.com
    Web: http://www.joycesevents.com
    Contact: Joyce Feuer

    JRC Preschool

    Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation
    303 Dodge Ave.
    Evanston, IL 60202
    Phone: (847) 328-7678
    Email: bsilverman@jrc-evanston.org
    Web: http://jrc-evanston.org
    Contact: Bonnie Silverman

    JRC's Heavy Shtetl Klezmer Band

    822 Central Ave.
    Wilmette, IL 60091
    Phone: (847) 853-8050
    Contact: Marilee Cole

    Klezmer band made up of members of the Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation.

    JTA Inc.

    24 W. 30th Street, 4th Floor
    New York, NY 10001
    Phone: (212) 643-1890
    Fax: (212) 643-8498
    Email: info@jta.org
    Web: http://www.jta.org

    The global news service of the Jewish people.

    Judith Joseph Studio

    1215 Wendy Drive
    Northbrook, IL 60062
    Phone: (847) 204-4043
    Fax: (847) 291-6979
    Email: judithstudio@yahoo.com
    Web: http://www.judithjosephstudio.com
    Contact: Judith Joseph

    Blog: http://ketuba.wordpress.com

    Custom and print ketubah artist, Judaic art, painter, illustrator, calligrapher, hand-painted glass shabbat candlesticks and kiddush cups, hand-painted silk chuppahs, instruction in painting and calligraphy, lecturer on Jewish art.  Member Jewish Art Salon, New York.

    JUF Bar/Bat Mitzvah Israel Experience Certificates *

    Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago
    30 S. Wells Street
    Suite 5031
    Chicago, IL 60606
    Phone: (312) 444-2895, (312) 357-4798
    Email: israelexperience@juf.org
    Web: http://www.juf.org/Israel_experience/bar_mitzvah_certificate.aspx

    The Bar/Bat Mitzvah Israel Experience Certificate program is designed to encourage every Bar/Bat Mitzvah to pursue his or her Jewish education by traveling to Israel with an Israel Experience program. At participating synagogues, a $120 certificate toward an Israel Experience program (between the ages of 15-23) is presented as a gift from JUF at the Bar/Bat Mitzvah service.

    JUF Memorials & Celebrations *

    Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago
    30 S. Wells Street
    Chicago, IL 60606-5056
    Phone: (312) 357-4866
    Web: http://www.juf.org/memorial

    An elegant way to make a commemorative gift to the Jewish United Fund/Israel Emergency Fund in honor of a loved one. A gift that's guaranteed to fit.

    JUF News *

    Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago
    30 S. Wells Street
    Chicago, IL 60606-5056
    Phone: (312) 357-4887
    Fax: (312) 855-2470
    Email: jufnews@juf.org
    Web: http://www.jufnews.org
    Contact: Cindy Sher, Editor; Robert Feiger, Advertising

    Monthly newsmagazine published by the Jewish United Fund and distributed to JUF contributors and newcomers to the area, libraries, religious institutions and Chicago tourism offices. Covers local, national, and international news stories, features, and profiles on a wide array of topics facing the Jewish community.

    JUF News Express *

    Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago
    Email: jufnews@juf.org
    Web: http://www.juf.org/express

    Weekly e-mail newsletter provides timely information about issues and events in Israel and the wider Jewish world.

    JUF News Guide to Jewish Living in Chicago *

    Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago
    30 S. Wells Street
    Chicago, IL 60606-5056
    Phone: (312) 357-4845
    Fax: (312) 855-2470
    Email: guide@juf.org
    Web: http://www.juf.org/guide
    Contact: Lindsey Bissett

    An annual directory, offering a comprehensive, up-to-date listing of Chicago-area Jewish organizations, resources, products, and services, published as a service to the community by the Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago.

    JUF Right Start *

    Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago
    30 S. Wells Street
    Suite 5149
    Chicago, IL 60606
    Phone: (312) 357-4513
    Email: rightstart@juf.org
    Web: http://www.juf.org/rightstart

    A gift voucher program that encourages young Jewish families to choose Jewish preschool. Gift vouchers range from $500 to $2,000, depending on the number of days your child attends.

    JUF TOV Volunteer Network *

    Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago
    30 S. Wells Street
    Chicago, IL 60606-5056
    Phone: (312) 357-4762
    Fax: (312) 553-5491
    Email: tov@juf.org
    Web: http://www.juf.org/tov

    Engages members of our community in the mitzvah of tikkun olam, repairing our world. TOV connects individuals of all ages to one-time and ongoing volunteer opportunities throughout the Jewish and greater Chicago community.

    JUF Uptown Cafe *

    A project of the Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago
    EZRA Multi-Service Center
    909 W. Wilson Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60640
    Phone: (773) 467-3845
    Email: abbycitrin@juf.org
    Web: http://www.juf.org/tov/uptown_cafe.aspx
    Contact: Abby Citrin, Uptown Café Milieu and Group Services Coordinator

    Located in the Dina and Eli Field EZRA Multi-service Center, the Café provides hot kosher meals to nourish the body and spirits of those in need in Chicago's Uptown community.

    JUF's Partnership Together *

    Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago
    30 S. Wells Street
    Chicago, IL 60606-5056
    Phone: (312) 357-4737
    Fax: (312) 444-2086
    Email: partnership@juf.org
    Web: http://www.juf.org/p2g
    Contact: Brooke Mandrea

    A program of the Jewish United Fund that links Jews in Chicago with its partnered region of Kiryat Gat, Lachish and Shafir in Israel's northern Negev. Promotes projects that enhance development, improve the quality of life and connect with Chicago Jewry through "People to People" programs.

    JUF.org *

    Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago
    30 S. Wells Street
    Chicago, IL 60606-5056
    Email: website@juf.org
    Web: http://www.juf.org

    Website of the Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago. Comprehensive information about all facets of the Chicago Jewish community, including events, volunteer opportunities, social welfare services, and ways to contribute.

    JUF/JF Government Affairs Program (Chicago) *

    Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago
    30 S. Wells Street
    Chicago, IL 60606-5056
    Phone: (312) 357-4868
    Fax: (312) 855-3285
    Email: gawebadmin@juf.org
    Web: http://www.juf.org/govt_affairs/default.aspx
    Contact: Mara Ruff

    Develops and maintains working relationships with key government officials at the city, county, state and federal levels who formulate policy and make decisions affecting the Jewish community of Chicago. A focal point is to be a partner in coalition building along with other health and human service organizations, presenting legislative initiatives on behalf of the most vulnerable clients in Illinois, as well as promoting public-private partnerships. Offices in Chicago, Springfield, Ill., and Washington, D.C., monitor issues, health and human services programs and financing, proposals, community relations and matters affecting the Jewish community.

    JUF/JF Government Affairs Program (State of Illinois) *

    Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago
    30 S. Wells Street
    Suite 5088
    Chicago, IL 60606
    Phone: (312) 357-4863
    Fax: (312) 855-3285
    Email: suzannestrassberger@juf.org
    Web: http://www.juf.org/govt_affairs/default.aspx
    Contact: Suzanne Strassberger

    Develops and maintains working relationships with key government officials at the city, county, state and federal levels who formulate policy and make decisions affecting the Jewish community of Chicago. A focal point is to be a partner in coalition building along with other health and human service organizations, presenting legislative initiatives on behalf of the most vulnerable clients in Illinois, as well as promoting public-private partnerships. Offices in Chicago, Springfield, Ill., and Washington, D.C., monitor issues, health and human services programs and financing, proposals, community relations and matters affecting the Jewish community.

    JUF/JF Government Affairs Program (Washington, D.C.) *

    Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago
    1720 I. Street, NW
    8th Floor
    Washington, D.C. 20006
    Phone: (202) 466-7090
    Fax: (202) 466-7092
    Web: http://www.juf.org/govt_affairs/default.aspx

    Develops and maintains working relationships with key government officials at the city, county, state and federal levels who formulate policy and make decisions affecting the Jewish community of Chicago. A focal point is to be a partner in coalition building along with other health and human service organizations, presenting legislative initiatives on behalf of the most vulnerable clients in Illinois, as well as promoting public-private partnerships. Offices in Chicago, Springfield, Ill., and Washington, D.C., monitor issues, health and human services programs and financing, proposals, community relations and matters affecting the Jewish community.

    JUF/JF Human Resources Department *

    Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago
    30 S. Wells Street
    Chicago, IL 60606-5056
    Phone: (312) 357-4840
    Fax: (312) 855-2473
    Email: careers@juf.org
    Web: http://www.juf.org/hr/default.aspx

    The largest Jewish nonprofit organization in Chicago recruits staff that combine professionalism with a commitment to improving people’s lives and the community, and provides them with a competitive total compensation and benefits package. The Federation’s work requires high-caliber, qualified personnel in many fields: accounting, communications, endowments and fund raising, facilities management, government affairs, campus affairs, information systems, planning and allocations, and human resources.

    JUF’s Israel Education Center *

    Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago
    30 S. Wells Street
    Chicago, IL 60606
    Phone: (312) 357-4671
    Email: emilybriskman@juf.org
    Web: http://www.juf.org/college/israel_education_center.aspx
    Contact: Emily Briskman, Director

    Engages the next generation with Israel through education and advocacy.

    JUF’s Israel Experience Program *

    Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago
    30 S. Wells Street
    Suite 5031
    Chicago, IL 60606-5056
    Phone: (312) 444-2895
    Email: israelexperience@juf.org
    Web: http://www.juf.org/Israel_experience

    Bring Jewish identity and history to life with a trip to Israel! High school students, college students, and young adults are eligible for dozens of Israel Experience Programs arranged by age group, personal interest and duration of travel. Each trip offers the opportunity to make new friends, connect to the Jewish homeland and visit historical and holy sites. Choose from 10-day trips, summer adventures, and semester or year-long study programs. The Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago also offers various Israel Experience savings and incentive programs as well as financial need-based and merit-based scholarships towards approved Israel Experience programs.

    JUFNews.org *

    Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago
    30 S. Wells Street
    Chicago, IL 60606-5056
    Phone: (312) 357-4848
    Fax: (312) 855-2470
    Email: jufnews@juf.org
    Web: http://www.jufnews.org
    Contact: Cindy Sher, Editor; Robert Feiger, Advertising

    Website of JUF News, the region’s largest circulation Jewish community publication. Published by the Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago, JUFNews.org offers features, profiles, news, and commentaries about key facets of Jewish life locally, in Israel, and around the world.

    Junior Gan Israel Day Camp

    4059 Dempster Street
    Skokie, IL 60076
    Phone: (847) 677-1770
    Fax: (847) 673-3487
    Email: info@juniorganisrael.org
    Web: http://www.juniorganisrael.org
    Contact: Zeesy Posner

    Camp location: 3907 Dobson Street

    Day Camp for ages 2-6. Many options to choose from. Professional educators. Sports, gymnastics, music. Swimming at Oakton Water Playground. Tots Club ages 6 months and up.

    Just Denim Skirts

    Email: support@justdenimskirts.com
    Web: http://www.justdenimskirts.com

    Denim skirts in a variety of styles, colors, and sizes.

    JVS Chicago *

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

    Serves more than 8,000 job seekers, employers and entrepreneurs annually. Services include career counseling, job skills and customized job training, professional job placement and matching; small business development, credit building and access to capital. JVS provides programs for youth, seniors, and people with disabilities, serving entry level to advanced career job seekers. Locations across Metropolitan Chicago.

    JVS Northwest Suburban Office *

    1156 W. Shure Drive
    Arlington Heights, IL 60004
    Phone: (855) INFO-JVS
    Fax: (312) 553-5527
    Email: jvsah@jvschicago.org
    Web: http://www.jvschicago.org

    Career counseling, job placement, JEN, and disability placement services.

    JVS Skokie Office *

    Goldie Bachmann Luftig Building
    5150 Golf Road
    Skokie, IL 60077
    Phone: (855) INFO-JVS
    Fax: (312) 553-5525
    Email: jvsskoki@jvschicago.org
    Web: http://www.jvschicago.org

    Career counseling, job placement, refugee services, college counseling, JEN, computer technology center.

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L'Chaim Center

Through a wide array of classes and events, monthly Shabbat programs and unforgettable trips and retreats, L'Chaim Center offers Jewish people of all ages, backgrounds and affiliations the kind of authentic Jewish experience most of us really crave.

Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers

cRc glatt kosher catering available.

Hyatt Regency Chicago

More than 25 years of kosher catering experience. On-site glatt kosher kitchen. cRc certified.

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