Reform Congregations/Synagogues

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Am Shalom

840 Vernon Ave.
Glencoe, IL 60022
Phone: (847) 835-4800
Fax: (847) 835-5204
Email: alatala@amshalom.com
Web: http://www.amshalom.com
Contact: Alyssa Latala

A Reform congregation, engaging, enlightening, embracing and educating our members in ways that build a sense of community, while respecting individual forms of expression and belief. We seek to explore our Jewish roots, awareness and values, and enrich the spiritual lives of our members, while serving humanity through social action.

B'nai Jehoshua Beth Elohim

1201 Lake Cook Road
Deerfield, IL 60015
Phone: (847) 940-7575
Fax: (847) 940-7579
Email: bjbe@bjbe.org
Web: http://www.bjbe.org
Contact: Rabbi Karyn Kedar

Reform congregation.

Beth Emet The Free Synagogue

1224 Dempster Street
Evanston, IL 60202
Phone: (847) 869-4230
Fax: (847) 869-7830
Email: info@bethemet.org
Web: http://www.bethemet.org
Contact: Bekki Harris Kaplan, Executive Director

Beth Emet is a diverse, multigenerational Reform community with a dynamic approach to Judaism. Our congregation seeks to create a spiritually vibrant, socially conscious, intellectually challenging, and deeply caring environment firmly rooted in Jewish tradition and values.

Beth Hillel Temple

6050 8th Ave.
Kenosha, WI 53143
Phone: (262) 654-2716
Fax: (262) 654-2799
Email: office@bethhillel.net
Web: http://www.bethhillel.net
Contact: Rabbi Dena Feingold

Reform Jewish Congregation serving southeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois.

Beth Tikvah Congregation

300 Hillcrest Blvd.
Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
Phone: (847) 885-4545
Fax: (847) 885-1600
Email: office@beth-tikvah.org
Web: http://www.beth-tikvah.org
Contact: Rabbi Taron Tachman

Beth Tikvah Congregation is a dynamic, warm, and friendly Reform Jewish congregation where all are welcome. BTC is best known for its inclusive, involved, caring and compassionate community; for its excellent clergy, staff and lay leadership; for its phenomenal lay choirs; and for the overall positive difference BTC makes in its members' lives.

Chicago Sinai Congregation

15 W. Delaware Place
Chicago, IL 60610
Phone: (312) 867-7000
Fax: (312) 867-7006
Email: info@chicagosinai.org
Web: http://www.chicagosinai.org
Contact: Rabbi Seth Limmer

Reform congregation.

Congregation Ahavat Olam

1879 Chestnut Ave
Glenview, IL 60025
Phone: (847) 409-4848
Email: NDLandsman@gmail.com
Web: http://www.CongregationAhavatOlam.com
Contact: Rabbi Nancy Landsman

Reform congregation with diverse membership including interfaith, singles and empty nesters. Our Shabbat Services offer a warm inclusive experience.

Congregation Am Echod

15 Commerce Dr, Ste 115
Grayslake, IL 60030
Phone: (847) 265-1818
Email: amehcod@amechod.org
Web: http://www.amechod.org
Contact: Rabbi Julie Pelc Adler

Reform congregation.

Congregation Bene Shalom

4435 Oakton Street
Skokie, IL 60076
Phone: (847) 677-3330
Fax: (847) 677-7298
TTY: (224) 534-0029
Email: info@beneshalom.org
Web: http://www.beneshalom.org
Contact: Rabbi Douglas Goldhamer

A spiritual congregation that welcomes hearing and deaf, interfaith couples, and offers Kabbalistic insights into traditional liturgy.

Congregation Beth Am

1370 Abbott Court
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
Phone: (847) 383-5017
Fax: (847) 383-5070
Email: admin@congregation-betham.org
Web: http://www.congregation-betham.org
Contact: Rabbi Lisa Sari Bellows

Reform congregation.

Congregation Etz Chaim of DuPage County

1710 S. Highland Ave.
Lombard, IL 60148
Phone: (630) 627-3912
Fax: (630) 627-9123
Email: Rabbicosnowsky@congetzchaim.org
Web: http://www.congetzchaim.org
Contact: Rabbi Andrea Cosnowsky

A Reform synagogue serving over 500 families, having a tradition of an 'open-door' which welcomes everyone: Jews by birth, Jews by choice, non-Jewish family members, singles, LGBT, and people of all ages and abilities. A caring community that draws strength on our commitment to honor and respect the diversity of our membership.

Congregation Hakafa

P.O. Box 409
Glencoe, IL 60022
Phone: (847) 242-0687
Email: conghakafa@hakafa.org
Web: http://www.hakafa.org
Contact: Rabbi Bruce Elder

Reform congregation.

Congregation Or Shalom

21 W. Hawthorn Pkwy.
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
Phone: (847) 362-1948
Fax: (847) 362-7348
Email: orshalom@orshalomlc.org
Web: http://www.orshalomlc.org
Contact: Andrea Freier

Reform congregation.

Congregation Solel

1301 Clavey Road
Highland Park, IL 60035
Phone: (847) 433-3555
Fax: (847) 433-3573
Email: allan@solel.org
Web: http://www.solel.org
Contact: Allan Litwack

A vibrant and growing Reform Jewish congregation of pathfinders committed to sacred worship, social justice and lifelong learning. Welcomes and embraces interfaith families and all who seek a spiritual home.

Congregation Sukkat Shalom

1001 Central Ave.
Wilmette, IL 60091
Phone: (847) 251-2675
Fax: (847) 251-6002
Email: aschultz@sukkatshalom.org
Web: http://www.sukkatshalom.org
Contact: Andy Schultz

Reform congregation.

Congregation Tikkun Olam

1395 Candlewood Drive
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Phone: (815) 455-9236
Email: tikkunolam@hotmail.com
Web: http://www.tikkun-olam.org
Contact: Debbi Viger, President

Services held at St. Ann’s Episcopal Church, 503 W. Jackson Street, Woodstock, IL 60098.

Emanuel Congregation

5959 N. Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60660
Phone: 773-561-5173
Fax: 773-561-5420
Email: jkatz@emanuelcong.org
Web: http://www.emanuelcong.org
Contact: Jessica Katz

At Emanuel Congregation, we open our doors to all who seek richer, more meaningful lives. Together, our diverse community engages in prayer, lifelong learning and tikkun olam (repairing the world), empowering adults and children alike to apply Jewish values to our everyday lives and to be a collective force for good.

Har-Shalom

1945 First St #367
Highland Park, IL 60035
Phone: 847-814-7456
Email: rabbi@har-shalom.com
Web: http://www.har-shalom.com
Contact: Rabbi Michael Sommer

Reform congregation.

KAM Isaiah Israel Congregation

1100 E. Hyde Park Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60615
Phone: (773) 924-1234
Fax: (773) 924-1238
Email: bdolo@kamii.org
Web: http://www.kamii.org
Contact: Bet Dolo, Operations Director

Reform congregation located in the historic Hyde Park-Kenwood neighborhood. Diverse membership comes from all across the Chicago metro area. Welcomes interfaith families, GLBTQ members, and all those who seek an invigorating Jewish experience. Weekly Friday night and Saturday morning worship services, organic garden, education programs.

Lakeside Congregation for Reform Judaism

1221 County Line Road
Highland Park, IL 60035
Phone: (847) 432-7950
Email: mfriend@lakesidecongregation.org
Web: http://www.lakesidecongregation.org
Contact: Margaux Friend, Associate Executive Director

A liberal Reform congregation offering many paths to meaningful Reform Judaism. Very welcoming to interfaith and LGBTQ relationships. Widely diverse musical, educational and social justice programs.

The New Reform Congregation Kadima

1020 Milwaukee Ave., Suite 310
Deerfield, IL 60015
Phone: (847) 229-9500
Email: office@nrck.org
Web: http://www.nrck.org
Contact: Rabbi David Oler, Ph.D.

Reform congregation.

North Shore Congregation Israel

1185 Sheridan Road
Glencoe, IL 60022
Phone: (847) 835-0724
Fax: (847) 835-5613
Email: toddb@nsci.org
Web: http://www.nsci.org
Contact: Todd Braman

Reform congregation.

Oak Park Temple B'nai Abraham Zion

1235 N. Harlem Ave.
Oak Park, IL 60302
Phone: (708) 386-3937
Fax: (708) 386-0955
Email: office@oakparktemple.com
Web: http://www.oakparktemple.com
Contact: Rabbi Max Weiss

Reform congregation.

Shir Tikvah

1424 W 183rd Street
Homewood, IL 60430
Phone: 708-799-4110, 708-249-6194
Fax: 708-799-5340
Email: office@shir-tikvah-homewood.org
Web: http://www.shir-tikvah-homewood.org
Contact: Diedre Bodine

A Reform and Conservative Jewish Religious congregation serving the South Suburbs of Chicago providing clergy to conduct religious services, social events, and educational programs.

 

Temple Anshe Sholom A Beth Torah

20820 Western Ave.
Olympia Fields, IL 60461
Phone: (708) 748-6010
Fax: (708) 748-6068
Email: amoeckler@templeanshesholom.org
Web: http://www.templeanshesholom.org
Contact: Rabbi Paul Caplan

Reform congregation.

Temple Beth-El

3610 Dundee Road
Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone: (847) 205-9982
Fax: (847) 205-9921
Email: jhadesman@templebeth-el.org
Web: http://www.templebeth-el.org
Contact: Janice Hadesman

Reform congregation.

Temple Beth Israel

3601 W Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60076
Phone: (847) 675-0951
Fax: (847) 675-0960
Email: info@TBISkokie.org
Web: http://www.tbiskokie.org
Contact: Rabbi Michael Weinberg

Reform congregation.

Temple Chai

1670 Checker Road
Long Grove, IL 60047
Phone: (847) 537-1771
Fax: (847) 537-8075
Email: dgreenswag@templechai.org
Web: http://www.templechai.org
Contact: Deborah Greenswag

Reform congregation.

Temple Jeremiah

937 Happ Road
Northfield, IL 60093
Phone: (847) 441-5760
Fax: (847) 441-5765
Email: rabbi@templejeremiah.org
Web: http://www.templejeremiah.org
Contact: Rabbi Paul Cohen

Reform congregation.

Temple Judea Mizpah

8610 Niles Center Road
Skokie, IL 60077-2398
Phone: 847-676-1566
Fax: 847-676-1579
Email: mtopp@templejm.org
Web: www.templejm.org
Contact: Marla Topp

We are a warm, personal, inclusive Reform community with a strong commitment to social action. We celebrate Jewish spirituality, traditions and life cycle events and provide engaging programs for all generations. Busy families appreciate our one-day-a-week combined Hebrew and Religious School and exciting youth activities.

Temple Sholom of Chicago

3480 N. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60657
Phone: (773) 525-4707
Fax: (773) 525-3502
Email: info@sholomchicago.org
Web: http://www.sholomchicago.org
Contact: Rabbi Edwin Goldberg

Reform congregation.

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• Early childhood education 

• Internship program for social work and psychology

• Pharmacy Technician Training 

• Janitorial Training program

COMMUNITY EDUCATION AND SUPPORT

• Recovery from addiction and substance abuse prevention 

• Adoption and infertility 

• Support during illness, grief and loss

• Domestic violence 

• Sexual abuse prevention 

• Connections to counseling, education and prevention services through synagogue partnerships 

PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES AND THEIR FAMILIES

• Community-based group living 

• Support and assistance for independent living 

• Home-based waiver for children and adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities 

• Specialized recreational camp for children and teens atCamp Firefly

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