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

    J Street

    Midwest Region
    Phone: (312) 298-9435
    Email: info@jstreet.org
    Web: http://jstreet.org
    Contact: Rabbi Alison Abrams, Midwest Regional Director

    Political organization for pro-Israel, pro-peace Americans.

    Jack Strulowitz Lakefront Eruv

    540 W. Melrose Street
    Chicago, IL 60657
    Email: shul@asbi.org
    Web: https://twitter.com/lakefronteruv

    Endorsed by Rabbi Chaim Jachter.

    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 von Edelberg

    3270 N. Lake Shore Drive
    #6B
    Chicago, IL 60657
    Phone: (773) 983-7430
    Email: jacqueline@youtopia.com
    Web: http://www.ketubbah.co

    Jacqueline's richly illuminated Ketubbot draw on fifteenth, through nineteenth century designs and reflect the tastes and inspirations of her clients. The calligraphy in each piece is done by hand, using the traditional Aramaic, conservative, or reformed texts. Her work has been featured in the Chicago Tribune, JUF News, and the Jewish News, and can be found in several galleries, including the Pittsburgh Museum of Art. She is a two-time finalist in the Philip and Sylvia Spertus Judiaca Prize Competition.

    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, American, Eastern European (klezmer/Yiddish), Sephardic, Israeli, 20th-century jazz and popular music. Israeli dance leading available. For weddings, bar mitzvahs, private parties and concerts.

    jBaby Chicago *

    Jewish United Fund
    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 baby and tot classes, playgroups and special jBaby swag! jBaby Chicago helps expectant parents and families of newborns and tots (0-24 months) make connections, build friendships, and engage in Jewish life in Chicago. 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) 745-5451
    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@jccchicago.org
    Web: http://www.jccchicago.org/zfa
    Contact: Terri Blenner, Camp Director

    A premier, American Camp Association accredited camp for children ages 4 years through sixth grade. Counselors-in-training program offered for campers entering eighth-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 Apachi Chicago at UIC Campus *

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

    JCC's premier city day camp for children ages 4 years through sixth grade. The camp is an urban oasis featuring an Olympic-sized pool and swim instruction, gymnastics training room, sand volleyball courts, dance studio, manicured sports fields, collegiate tennis courts, picnic area and available air-conditioned space. Three-, four- and seven-week sessions are available and include bus service. 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@jccchicago.org
    Web: http://www.jccchicago.org/northside
    Contact: Beth Miller, Camp Director

    JCC's newest city day camp for all children kindergarten through sixth 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. Four- and six-week summer sessions 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@jccchicago.org
    Web: http://www.jccchicago.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 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. Hebrew Immersion program also available.

    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 ages 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 two heated pools, waterfront activities, state-of-the-art air-conditioned gym, equestrian center, high ropes challenge courses, zipline, four-story climbing wall, arts center, lighted sports fields and more! Teen leadership and adventure trip programs available. Accredited by the American Camp 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 Jewish Film Festival *

    Phone: (847) 763-3507
    Web: http://www.chicagojewishfilms.org

    The JCC Chicago Film Festival showcases films that reach across age groups for families, young adults and seniors. The festival brings the Chicago community together to experience films with a wide range of themes and perspectives. This festival is a no-holds barred approach to diversity and the strong Jewish contributions to world culture.

    JCC Chicago Marketing and Communications *

    300 Revere Drive
    Northbrook, IL 60062
    Phone: (224) 406-9232
    Email: slevy@jccchicago.org
    Web: http://www.jccchicago.org
    Contact: Steve Levy, Director of Marketing and Communications; Elizabeth Abrams, Communications Manager eabrams@jccchicago.org

    JCC Chicago Seed 613 *

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

    Volunteer-run community of local innovators, entrepreneurs, thought leaders, creators and educators who invest their talent and energy to foster the next generation of social entrepreneurs and impact our Jewish community.

    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.jccchicago.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.jccchicago.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 a daily part of JCC camping. All camps feature instructional, carefully selected and skilled staff, and traditional activities and specialties. Day camp programs for children age 3 years through 10th grade at nine Chicagoland camp locations. Day camp programs also offer before and after camp care.

    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.jccchicago.org/ec-zfa

    Half-day preschool, adult/child programs 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.jccchicago.org/ec-amshalom

    Half-day preschool, enrichment classes, stay and play, 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.jccchicago.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. The JCC preschool program integrates 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- and half-day preschool, infant/toddler care, kindergarten, enrichment classes, adult/child classes JNew Mom's Group Stay and Play, 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.jccchicago.org/ec-lakecounty

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

    JCC Early Childhood Preschool Camps *

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

    Innovative learning and development summer camps for ages 18 months through four years old are blended with Jewish culture and tradition and taught by experienced early childhood educators. 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@jccchicago.org
    Web: http://www.jccchicago.org/efa
    Contact: Jen Zislis, Camp Director

    A premier, American Camp Association accredited day camp for children 3 years to entering seventh grade. Situated on 37 acres of open land and nature areas. Featuring two heated pools for 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-square-foot, 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.jccchicago.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 J at School *

    Email: jcantrell@jccchicago.org
    Web: http://www.jccchicago.org/jatschool
    Contact: Julie Cantrell

    JCC Chicago's J at School is an umbrella program providing high quality after school, before school, enrichment, recess and lunch supervision in more than two dozen schools throughout the Chicagoland area.

    JCC Maccabi Chicago *

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

    An annual, international Olympic-style sporting event held each summer in select 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, ice hockey 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. A summer arts experience for creative Jewish teens ages 13-17 features workshops in a variety of specialties with some of the leading artists in each field and incorporates community service, social activities, and themes of Jewish heritage, community, and Israel.

    JCC Me & My Dad *

    Administrative Office
    Mayer Kaplan JCC
    5050 Church Street
    Skokie, IL 60077
    Phone: (847) 763-3603
    Fax: (847) 763-3680
    Web: http://www.jccchicago.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 Perlstein Resort & Conference Center *

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

    Located on Lake Blass in the Wisconsin Dells. Offers programming and activities for kids, adults and families. Facility features hotel-style 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 20 wooded, lakeside acres. Serene and spacious facilities offer your group a retreat from the every day. Plan your mitzvah or special event at Perlstein Resort and let us take care of all of the details.

    Winter Address:
    5050 Church Street
    Skokie, IL 60077

    JCC Pritzker Center for Jewish Education *

    Mayer Kaplan JCC
    5050 Church Street
    Skokie, IL 60077
    Phone: (847) 763-3627
    Fax: (847) 675-2914
    Web: http://www.jccchicago.org
    Contact: Abby Ashkenazi

    Supporting Jewish educational programs and services offered by JCC.

    JCC School’s Out *

    30 S. Wells Street
    Chicago, IL 60606
    Web: http://www.jccchicago.org/schoolsout

    In coordination with local school calendars, the JCC provides safe, quality and fun care for children in kindergarten through grade five. Days off school spent at JCC School's Out days are filled with a variety of trips to local destinations, events, sports and games, and meaningful activities. Experienced staff balance the day with structure and enthusiasm. Children can come with a friend or make new friendships. The JCC also offers pre- and post-camp School's Out days to help families bridge unscheduled summer days for their children.

    JCC Shalom Over 50 *

    Phone: (224) 406-9233
    Web: http://www.jccchicago.org
    Contact: Ilene Uhlmann

    Shalom Over 50 is a Jewish club that meets weekly a Temple Anshe Shalom in Olympia Fields for Yiddish classes, speakers and fellowship. A full schedule of thought-provoking lectures, current events and performances ensures lively discussion and a good time. Lunch is provided each week.

    JCC Sidney N. Shure Kehilla *

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

    Connect, engage and be inspired by the warm and vibrant Jewish community of 20’s and 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.jccchicago.org/sports
    Contact: Julie Mitchell, Director of Sports & Recreation; Kirsten Conner, Director of Aquatics Services

    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. Features 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. Swim lessons begin for children as young as three months old. Parent/tot, group and private swim lessons are also available. All-In Swim is a new, inclusive learn-to-swim program for children with autism spectrum disorder and is offered at various aquatic locations across the city and suburbs.

    JCC Theater Program *

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

    Provides the opportunity for ages 7 to 99 to shine onstage and backstage in as many as four musical productions annually. Ensemble is process-oriented and committed to creating high quality theatre.

    JCC Travel *

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

    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 trips to Israel and Cuba.

    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 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 variety of activities including a high ropes course and zipline, 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 up 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. 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. 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

    With programs tailored for children 6 weeks to 6 years old, enjoy a "big" day camp experience in a safe and comfortable setting located close to home. JCYS Horner Grove Summer Day Camp offers a 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 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 first through sixth 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 15 months through 5 years old. 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 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 6 weeks through 6 years old. 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 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

    With age-appropriate programs for children ages 12 months to 5 years, the fun and flexible options of JCYS Sunflower Day Camp are tailored to fit each family. From Parent-Tot & Transition Camp and Tot Camp to Preschool Camp and Kindergarten Adventure Camp, JCYS Sunflower Day Camps grows with your camper. At JCYS Sunflower Day Camp, you will find: Early Childhood Education teachers, youthful counselors and CITs, 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

    The youngest campers enjoy age-appropriate water activities, in-house field trips, environmental programs, camp sing-alongs, and outside time where they enjoy arts and crafts, music, games and playing with their friends. JCYS Sunflower Camp grows with your camper by providing individually tailored, age-appropriate programs for children ages 2 to 5 years. 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) 677-5821, (847) 651-6592
    Email: jwin27@aol.com
    Web: http://www.jeffandjanis.com
    Contact: Jeff Winter and Janis Fine

    Duo providing engaging musical entertainment for special occasions and group events. Programs may include Jewish, contemporary, show tunes, popular music, and personalized songs depending on your needs. Jeff and Janis have performed for festivals, fund raisers, radio, Shabbat 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 fun, authentic and innovative educational, social and travel programs.

    Jewel-Osco - Evanston

    2485 W. Howard Street
    Evanston, IL 60202
    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.

    Jewel-Osco - Highland Park

    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 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

    Jewish B2B Networking services include monthly power sessions, free professional seminars and a 24/7 online business exchange. 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 Broadcasting Service

    P.O. Box 1989
    Fort Lee, NJ 07024
    Phone: (201) 242-9460
    Email: mail@shalomtv.com
    Web: http://www.shalomtv.com

    America's Jewish Television Network.

    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 Care Services of JourneyCare

    formerly Midwest CareCenter
    2050 Claire Court
    Glenview, IL 60025
    Phone: (224) 770-2489
    Email: info@journeycare.org
    Web: http://www.journeycare.org
    Contact: Rhonda Wehner

    JourneyCare respects your preferences and choices, and is sensitive to your religious and cultural needs. The team includes rabbis, social workers and volunteers trained in Jewish customs and values. JourneyCare's Jewish Care Services program combines the expert care of one of the most respected and comprehensive palliative care and hospice programs in the nation with specialized care that is sensitive to Jewish practices and traditions. JourneyCare is the only hospice in Illinois with a program that is specifically dedicated to addressing the range of Jewish observances as well as ritual and cultural issues.

    Jewish Center for Addiction: Prevention, Help and Hope *

    Jewish Child & Family Services
    Phone: (847) 745-5451
    Email: ask@jcfs.org
    Web: http://www.jcfs.org

    Supports individuals and families who struggle with addiction. Strives to open multiple avenues of access within and outside the Jewish community. Services include community education, professional training, youth drug prevention programming, and information and referral to treatment.

    Jewish Child & Family Services (JCFS) *

    Central Office
    216 W. Jackson Blvd.
    Suite 700
    Chicago, IL 60606
    Phone: (855) 275-5237 (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 access to help, call (855) 275-5237 (855-ASK-JCFS)

    Jewish Coalition Against Sex Trafficking Chicago (JCAST Chicago)

    NCJW Chicago North Shore
    1107 Central Ave.
    Wilmette, IL 60091
    Phone: (847) 853-8889
    Email: info@jcastchicago.org
    Web: http://www.jcastchicago.org
    Contact: Melissa Prober

    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, and 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.jccchicago.org
    Contact: Anne Marie Misovich, Executive Assistant to the CEO; Alan Sataloff, CEO & General Director

    JCC Chicago is a life-affirming journey that builds on the richness and power of Jewish values and continues to reimagine them for a more connected, inspired community. 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 preschool programs, summer camps and wide array of activities 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 is a partner with the Jewish United Fund in serving our community.

    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 Council of West Rogers Park

    3525 W. Peterson Ave.
    Suite 400
    Chicago, IL 60659
    Email: sklein@gowrp.org
    Web: http://www.gowrp.org
    Contact: Shalom Klein

    Strengthening and preserving Chicago's flagship Jewish community in an international neighborhood JCCWRP is an organization of neighborhood residents and Jewish community leaders who care deeply about the past, the present, and the future of West Rogers Park. We aim to promote and encourage commercial, cultural and residential development designed to sustain a thriving community for generations to come.

    Jewish Community Programs *

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

    Offers 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 training, 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
    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
    Contact: Emily Sweet

    The umbrella body for more than 40 major Jewish organizations in the Chicago area, and the community relations arm of the Jewish United Fund, involved in issues of concern to the Jewish community, including Israel, international affairs, interfaith and intergroup 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

    Guided by Jewish values and culture, Jewish Council for Youth Services provides educational and recreational programs for Chicagoland's children, and through board service, develops the next generation of Jewish civic leaders.

    Jewish Council on Urban Affairs (JCUA)

    610 S. Michigan Ave., Suite 400
    Chicago, IL 60605
    Phone: (312) 663-0960
    Email: judy@jcua.org
    Web: http://www.jcua.org
    Contact: Judy Levey

    Works to combat poverty, racism, and anti-Semitism working in partnership with diverse communities in Chicago. JCUA mobilizes the Jewish community to act on social justice issues that address the root causes of disparity and inequality in the city and region. Jewish community members can get involved through membership, regular meetings, events, and leadership development opportunities. Or Tzedek is JCUA's Teen Institute for Social Justice. Offering both year-round programs and immersive summer sessions, Or Tzedek reaches hundreds of teens every year. Teens build advocacy and community organizing skills, take action on meaningful social justice campaigns, and of course, have fun!

    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.jufplannedgiving.org
    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) 463-6587 (855-INFO-JVS)
    Fax: (312) 553-5525
    Email: info@jvschicago.org
    Web: http://www.jvschicago.org

    Provides networking opportunities, strategic career coaching and job placement assistance to Jewish job seekers.

    Jewish Family Experience

    836 Jewett Park Drive
    Deerfield, IL 60015
    Phone: (773) 706-6020, (773) 706-6036
    Email: yehuda@jewishfamilyexp.org
    Web: http://www.jewishfamilyexp.org
    Contact: Rabbi Yehuda Polstein

    A dynamic family-based Hebrew school and Bnei Mitzvah program, JFE 's team of dedicated and passionate teachers combine experiential learning with a welcoming classroom atmosphere to provide a strong and inspired Jewish education. Founded and supported by the ATT, in partnership with NCSY and the Chicago Torah Network.

    Jewish Family Interactive eXperience (J-FIX)

    A division of the Suburban Alliance for Jewish Education (S.A.J.E.)
    720 Armstrong Drive
    Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
    Phone: (224) 534-9613, (773) 771-2613
    Fax: (206) 208-3041
    Email: jewishfix@gmail.com
    Web: http://www.j-fix.org
    Contact: Rabbi Shimon Zehnwirth

    A family Hebrew school and bar/bat mitzvah program servicing the northern and western suburbs. Welcomes Jewish families from all backgrounds and instills Jewish values, Jewish identity and Jewish pride in students. A comprehensive, fun and exciting curriculum gives children a strong Jewish foundation to build upon for the future. Need-based scholarships available to qualifying families. Inspiring and informative adult education classes are offered simultaneously for parents at no charge.

    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

    Serves as a resource for the worldwide community to research their Chicago-area Jewish roots.

    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

    P.O. Box 13132
    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 Benevolent Society.

    Cemetery Location:
    3901-3931 N. Clark Street

    Jewish Healing Network of Chicago *

    Jewish Child & Family Services
    Phone: (847) 569-5100, (847) 745-5451
    Email: ask@jcfs.org
    Web: http://www.jcfs.org

    For those who are ill, grieving, or serving as caregivers, the Jewish Healing Network  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, pastoral counseling, information and referrals. JHN is administered by Jewish Child & Family Services in collaboration with CJE SeniorLife, the Chicago Board of Rabbis, and the Jewish United Fund 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

    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 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
    30 S. Wells Street
    Suite 3101
    Chicago, IL 60606-5056
    Email: womensforum@juf.org
    Web: http://www.juf.org/professionals

    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
    Web: http://www.combosingles.org
    Contact: Helen or Howard

    Email: jewishsocsingles@aol.com or combosingles@aol.com

    A one of a kind singles group (aged 21+) offering a variety of quality activities at reasonable prices, including socials, bowling, speakers, theater and special interests (horseback riding, health, music and billiards). Offering an alternative to computers and expensive dating organizations, the activities allow persons to become familiar over time in a non-threatening atmosphere. No membership fees.

    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 Theological Seminary *

    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
    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

    Offers special missions to Israel and other worldwide destinations. Participants experience intensive five- to 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 of Metropolitan Chicago (JUF) *

    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 of Metropolitan Chicago is the one organization that impacts every aspect of local and global Jewish life, providing human services for Jews and others in need, creating Jewish experiences and strengthening Jewish community connections.

    Jewish United Fund South Suburban Community Services Office *

    Anita M. Stone Building
    3400 W. 196th Street
    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 JUF-affiliated agencies, and greater social services network in the southern suburbs, helping families secure necessary assistance.

    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: (847) 390-8762, (312) 859-7373
    Email: jwv.illinois@gmail.com
    Web: http://www.jwv.org
    Contact: Adjutant Joel Fabrikant or PDC Jeffrey Sacks

    Open for membership to all Jewish veterans who have served in the US Armed Forces. We are organized into local posts which support veterans in local VA hospitals, uphold the fair name of the Jew, preserve the memories of patriotic service, honor the memory of our heroic dead, foster the education of former service-members, and provide support for active duty service-members.

    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: Ellen Carmell

    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 United Fund
    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 United Fund affiliated/beneficiary social welfare and educational agencies, health care organizations, synagogues and other not-for-profit entities.

    To view the JFMC Facilities Corporation brochure, please see the attached link.

    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; onsite P’tach classroom; onsite 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) 741-9311
    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: crozenberg@jrc-evanston.org
    Web: http://jrc-evanston.org
    Contact: Claudia Rozenberg

    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

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

    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 United Fund
    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

    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 Government Affairs Program (Chicago) *

    Jewish United Fund
    30 S. Wells Street
    Chicago, IL 60606-5056
    Phone: (312) 357-4868
    Fax: (312) 855-3285
    Email: mararuff@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, lobbying on behalf of the most vulnerable clients in Illinois, as well as promoting public-private partnerships. Offices in Chicago, Springfield and Washington, D.C., monitor issues, health and human services programs and financing, proposals, community relations and matters affecting the Jewish community.

    JUF Government Affairs Program (Springfield) *

    Jewish United Fund
    30 S. Wells Street
    Suite 5088
    Chicago, IL 60606
    Phone: (312) 357-4863
    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, lobbying on behalf of the most vulnerable clients in Illinois, as well as promoting public-private partnerships. Offices in Chicago, Springfield and Washington, D.C., monitor issues, health and human services programs and financing, proposals, community relations and matters affecting the Jewish community.

    JUF Government Affairs Program (Washington) *

    Jewish United Fund
    1720 I. Street, NW
    8th Floor
    Washington, D.C. 20006
    Phone: (202) 466-7090
    Fax: (202) 466-7092
    Email: lisashuger@juf.org
    Web: http://www.juf.org/govt_affairs/default.aspx
    Contact: Lisa Shuger

    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, lobbying on behalf of the most vulnerable clients in Illinois, as well as promoting public-private partnerships. Offices in Chicago, Springfield and Washington, D.C., monitor issues, health and human services programs and financing, proposals, community relations and matters affecting the Jewish community.

    JUF Memorials & Celebrations *

    Jewish United Fund
    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 in honor of a loved one. A gift that's guaranteed to fit.

    JUF News *

    Jewish United Fund
    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, Executive 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
    Email: jufnews@juf.org
    Web: http://www.juf.org/express

    Weekly email 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
    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.

    JUF Right Start *

    Jewish United Fund
    30 S. Wells Street
    Suite 5149
    Chicago, IL 60606-5056
    Phone: (312) 444-2808
    Email: rightstart@juf.org
    Web: http://www.juf.org/rightstart
    Contact: Jennifer Bressler

    JUF Right Start provides a financial voucher for families enrolling their children in a Jewish early childhood program for the first time.

    JUF TOV Volunteer Network *

    Jewish United Fund
    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
    Contact: Yael Brunwasser

    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. Join TOV in repairing the world, one good deed at a time.

    JUF Uptown Café *

    Jewish United Fund
    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 Israel Office *

    Jewish United Fund
    P.O. Box 7171
    Jerusalem, Israel 91071
    Email: ofer@juf.org.il
    Contact: Ofer Bavly, Director General of the Israel Office; Richard Juran, Deputy Director General

    Represents the Jewish United Fund in Israel. Works with lay leaders and staff on missions, visits of influentials, Partnership Together and many other issues which arise as part of our relationship through our allocations to the Jewish Agency for Israel, JDC, and our community's connections in and allocations to Israel.

    JUF's Partnership Together *

    Jewish United Fund
    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’s Israel Education Center *

    Jewish United Fund
    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 United Fund
    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 toward approved Israel Experience programs.

    Julian Ullman, MD

    30 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 300
    Chicago, IL 60602
    Phone: (312) 726-3917

    Listed with URJ.

    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

    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.

    Camp Location:
    3907 Dobson Street
    Skokie, IL 60076

    Just Denim Skirts

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

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

    JVS Chicago Buffalo Grove Office *

    Northwest Community Counseling Center
    135 N. Arlington Heights Road, Suite 104
    Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
    Phone: (855) 463-6587 (855-INFO-JVS)
    Fax: (312) 553-5527
    Email: jvsah@jvschicago.org
    Web: http://www.jvschicago.org

    Career counseling, job placement, Jewish Employment Network, and disability placement services.

    JVS Chicago Central Office *

    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

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

    JVS Chicago North Suburban Office *

    300 Revere Drive, Suite 205
    Northbrook, IL 60062
    Phone: (855) 463-6587 (855-INFO-JVS)
    Fax: (847) 553-5526
    Email: jvsnb@jvschicago.org
    Web: http://www.jvschicago.org

    Job placement services for youth and adults with disabilities and challenges to obtaining and maintaining employment.

    JVS Chicago Skokie Office *

    Goldie Bachmann Luftig Building
    5150 Golf Road
    Skokie, IL 60077
    Phone: (855) 463-6587 (855-INFO-JVS)
    Fax: (312) 553-5525
    Email: jvsskoki@jvschicago.org
    Web: http://www.jvschicago.org

    Career counseling, job placement, refugee services, college counseling, Jewish Employment Network, computer technology center.

    JVS Chicago West Suburban Office *

    Congregation Etz Chaim
    1710 S. Highland Ave.
    Lombard, IL 60148
    Phone: (855) 463-6587 (855-INFO-JVS)
    Fax: (312) 553-5525
    Email: info@jvschicago.org
    Web: http://www.jvschicago.org
    Contact: Joyce Bogolub

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Develop your professional future and build your resume through a high-level internship side by side with Israeli peers. This Tel Aviv based internship program places you in a work environment based on your skills, interests and future plans. Intern four days a week while one day a week will be devoted to learning about and experiencing contemporary Israeli society.

This program is operated through a partnership between the Beacon and Shapira Foundations and other lead philanthropists, the Jewish Agency for Israel and the Jewish United Fund, and is organized by Israel Way.

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