Cooperative Jewish Council
The CJC was formed to increase affiliation of its respective organizations and to provide services more efficiently to strengthen the Jewish community of the southern suburbs. The CJC is comprised of Jewish Federation South Suburban Community Services Office, Congregation Am Echad, Temple Anshe Sholom, B’nai Yehuda Beth Sholom, Joliet Jewish Congregation, Anita M. Stone JCC, Chai Unit B’nai B’rith, Zahava Deborah Hadassah, National Council of Jewish Women-South Cook Section, and Pvt. Sam Neivelt Post Jewish War Veterans.
The CJC, in collaboration with Jewish Federation, publishes the South Suburban Jewish Community Newsletter highlighting community activities and programs sponsored by the CJC and Jewish Federation. The newsletter is now available on both the CJC and the JUF websites.
Shabbat baskets containing a challah roll, grape juice, a prayer pamphlet and a greeting card from the south suburban Jewish community, are delivered to Jewish patients in four area hospitals by a volunteer. Specially designed baskets are delivered to hospital patients and nursing home residents on Rosh Hashanah, Chanukah and Passover.
The CJC and Jewish Federation support a bus for the Shalom Over 50’s senior club, which is used for social and cultural trips within the metropolitan Chicago area. Trips are planned once monthly, from April through October.