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

Tum Balalaika Band

Offers a wide variety of musical styles for weddings, bar and bat-mitzvahs, corporate events, b-days, anniversaries and concerts.

Cool Ketubah

Not your grandmother's Ketubah. Cool Ketubah is simply that: a good looking, well designed Ketubah that looks like it belongs in the 21st Century. Designed by the Chicago-based graphic designer Jason Pickleman, whose works are in the permanent collection of the Art Institute of Chicago, a Cool Ketubah projects the perfect balance between visual sophistication and poetic sentiment.

Puzzle Israel

Intimate and energetic Israeli tourism company that invites tourists and visitors from around the world to tour and get to know Israel. Puzzle's main goal is to give its travelers an Israeli experience "with a twist"; a memorable adventure built around the needs and desires of the traveler. The company focuses on unique and personalized journeys in Israel that do not resemble your standard tour, whether it's the client's first time or tenth time visiting Israel. It is Puzzle's belief, and experience, that exposure to different layers of Israeli society and culture, visits to regions less traveled, and interactive activities, will make the journey that much better and more special.

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