Traditional Congregations/Synagogues

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

Beth Shalom B’nai Zaken Ethiopian Hebrew Congregation

6601 S. Kedzie Ave.
Chicago, IL 60629
Phone: (773) 476-2924
Fax: (773) 476-2259
Email: grier-anngy@yahoo.com
Web: http://www.bethshalombz.org
Contact: Angela Grier

Traditional congregation.

Chicago Loop Synagogue

16 S. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60603
Phone: (312) 346-7370
Fax: (312) 346-9791
Email: loopadmin@chiloopsyn.org
Web: http://www.chiloopsyn.org
Contact: Mary Lynn Pross, Administrator

Traditional congregation.

Congregation B'nai Shalom of Buffalo Grove

701 W. Aptakisic Road
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
Phone: (847) 415-1370
Fax: (847) 415-1372
Email: shuloffice@bnaishalom.org
Web: http://www.bnaishalom.org
Contact: Robert Cheifetz

Traditional congregation.

Congregation Ezras Israel

7001 N. California Ave.
Chicago, IL 60645
Phone: (773) 764-8320
Fax: (773) 764-7438
Email: ezrasisrael@ezrasisrael.com
Web: http://www.ezrasisrael.com
Contact: Zevi Ashkanazy

Traditional congregation, also provides a mechitza in its Beth Medrash.

Kol Sasson Congregation

8825 E. Prarie Rd.
(Lower level of Skokie Valley)
Skokie, IL 60076
Email: info@kolsasson.org
Web: http://www.kolsasson.org
Contact: Brad Sugar

An inclusive, observant community that strives to transform Jewish lives through critical inquiry within the traditional framework of Halakha. Encourages men and women to participate in ritual and leadership roles — creating a generous and vibrant community with joyful tefillah.

Lake Shore Drive Synagogue - Shomrei Israel

70 E. Elm Street
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: (312) 337-6811
Fax: (312) 337-6118
Email: lsds0@yahoo.com
Web: http://www.lsds70.org

Traditional congregation.

Lincolnwood Jewish Congregation A.G. Beth Israel

7117 N. Crawford Ave.
Lincolnwood, IL 60712
Phone: (847) 676-0491
Fax: (847) 676-0797
Email: officeljc@att.net
Web: http://www.ljcagbi.org
Contact: Rabbi Joel Lehrfield

Traditional congregation.

Minyan Shirat ha-Agam (Song of the Lake)

Fiedler Hillel at Northwestern University
629 Foster Street
Evanston, IL 60201
Phone: (847) 492-5200
Email: dgcedarbaum@gmail.com
Web: http://www.groupspaces.com/Evanstonminyan
Contact: Daniel Cedarbaum

A new kind of davening experience, grounded in traditional Jewish practice and fully egalitarian. Spiritually and intellectually fulfilling, with an emphasis on communal singing; member-led and fully participatory, allowing for creative musical and liturgical experimentation within a largely traditional framework. Meets two Shabbat mornings each month.

Northbrook Community Synagogue

2548 Jasper Court
Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone: (847) 509-9204
Fax: (847) 509-9203
Email: office@northbrookcommunitysynagogue.org
Web: http://northbrookcommunitysynagogue.org
Contact: Paula Berger

Traditional congregation.

Skokie Central Congregation

4040 Main Street
Skokie, IL 60076
Phone: (847) 674-4117
Fax: (847) 674-4119
Email: skokiecentral@gmail.com
Web: http://www.skokiecentral.com
Contact: Rabbi Michael Gottesman

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