Welcome to Chicago

Are you new to the Chicago area, or are you planning to move here? If so, Shalom Chicago is a program for you. Shalom Chicago is a program designed to welcome newcomers to the Chicago-area Jewish community. Shalom Chicago is a program that welcomes new residents to the greater Chicago Jewish community and provides them with information, including The Guide to Jewish Living in Chicago and a copy of JUF News. The program helps them learn more about the Jewish community and how to become involved in it.

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

Shalom Chicago *

Jewish United Fund
30 S. Wells Street
Chicago, IL 60606-5056
Phone: (312) 357-4826
Fax: (312) 553-5485
Email: shalomchicago@juf.org
Web: http://www.juf.org/shalom_chicago

Welcomes newcomers to the area with a variety of materials. If you are new to Chicago, or thinking of moving here, JUF's Shalom Chicago is here to help you and introduce you to our Jewish community.

What's New in the Guide

Jewish Enrichment Center

The Jewish Enrichment Center is a laboratory school that raises a child's voice in Jewish learning. Since 2011, we've run an independent Sunday and afterschool in Hyde Park, Chicago, where children are co-creators of Judaism. The Jewish Enrichment Center is recognized nationally as an exceptional model of deep, personalized Jewish children's learning. At the Jewish Enrichment Center, children ask questions, generate ideas, and bring Jewish texts to life for themselves. Using art and drama and clay, children dialogue with peers and with our ancient tradition, simultaneously growing their Jewish literacy as well as skills for critical and creative thinking and compassionate listening. Our environment teaches children to pursue dignity for all humanity. Now open for infant/toddlers through middle school.

Sharsheret

Sharsheret is a national not-for-profit organization supporting Jewish women and their families facing breast and ovarian cancer. Our mission is to offer a community of support to women, of all Jewish backgrounds, diagnosed with breast or ovarian cancer or at increased genetic risk, by fostering culturally-relevant individualized connections with networks of peers, health professionals, and related resources.

Bais Chaim Dovid

Orthodox Shul in Lincolnwood