The Guide to Jewish Living offers a comprehensive, up-to-date listing of Chicago-area Jewish organizations, resources, products, and services.

Listings submitted online will appear, as appropriate, online and in the next annual print edition of the Guide to Jewish Living in Chicago. Annual print edition copies are available with a minimum annual donation of $25 to the JUF. Click here to donate.

The Guide is based on specific organizing principles:

  • Only organizations, businesses, and individuals that are deemed to provide specific services, products, or information that directly pertain to, support, or enhance Jewish life in the Metropolitan Chicago area are listed in the Guide.
  • The purpose in producing a directory is to point users to resources, which they then must assess for themselves. Only brief, direct descriptions of products/services can be accommodated. The Guide does offer advertising opportunities.
  • Use of the Guide should be quick, easy, and reliable. The Guide accomplishes this through: table of contents, alphabetical indexes, and individual listings.
  • As a free directory produced by a nonprofit organization, the Guide adheres to a strict budget; therefore, it is not feasible to print multiple listing of individual entities.
  • The publisher reserves the right to determine the content and placement of the listings, and cannot be held liable for the accuracy or completeness of the information presented. New listing submissions and updates will take effect within 7-14 business days.

What's New in the Guide

Introduction to Judaism

An 18-week program designed for individuals and couples from Jewish and various other faith backgrounds who want to explore Jewish holidays and life cycle ceremonies, Jewish values, symbols and traditions, and Jewish liturgy and texts. Introduction to Judaism is ideal for those who are part of a Jewish family, are considering conversion, or simply want to gain a deeper understanding of Jewish life. Co-sponsored by the Union for Reform Judaism and the Chicago Association of Reform Rabbis. Classes are offered at several locations around Chicago and the suburbs in the fall, winter and spring.

A Taste of Judaism

Curious about Judaism? A Taste of Judaism is designed for those who are curious about Judaism. These free three weekly sessions focus on the modern Jewish take on spirituality, values, and community. Sessions are dynamic and interactive; the teachers are engaging and accessible and are open to all of your questions and concerns. Whether you are simply curious about Judaism or are looking to take your next steps on your Jewish journey you have come to the right place! All are welcome. Program offered at several locations across Chicago and suburbs in the fall, winter and spring. 

EdtechMMG, LLC

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

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