Religious Organizations

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

Chicago Board of Rabbis *

30 S. Wells Street
Chicago
IL
60606
Phone: (312) 444-2896
Fax: (312) 855-3757
Email: cbr@juf.org
URL: http://www.chicagorabbis.org
Contact: Rabbi Reni Dickman

Represents 200 rabbis from all denominations. The CBR works to support rabbis in their congregational, educational, institutional or chaplaincy settings work and is a voice of the rabbinate in Chicago in communal and interreligious affairs.

Congregations & Community Campaign *

Jewish United Fund
30 S. Wells Street
Chicago
IL
60606-5056
Phone: (312) 444-2841
Email: congs@juf.org
URL: http://www.juf.org/congregants
Contact: Sandi Kaplan

Helps organize and promote dozens of annual educational programs and fundraising events among 125 Chicago-area congregations while working with JUF staff and the local rabbinic community.Are you interested in collaborating with the Congregations Division? Attend one of the Congregation events or volunteer during community phonothons in late January, mid-July, September and early December.

Synagogue-Federation Commission *

Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago
30 S. Wells Street
Chicago
IL
60606
Phone: 312-444-2859
Email: synfed@juf.org
URL: http://www.juf.org/congregants

The Commission was established to create an ongoing dialogue and enhance the working relationship among congregations, the denominational movements and the Jewish Federation with the objective of strengthening the Jewish community of metropolitan Chicago.

What's New in the Guide

The Synagogue Security Council of North America

The Synagogue Security Council of North America is a 501c3 non-profit organization singularly focused on developing effective volunteer first responders within our own communities. SSCNA's mission is to make our synagogues and Jewish institutions safer by providing lifesaving skills and technology to committed community members, helping to cultivate cost-free, capable and effective first responders within every minyan. We do this by providing standardized technology systems, real-time intelligence, training and certification programs to community volunteers, giving them the necessary tools and skills to help prevent or respond to a targeted attack.

Rabbi Shmuel Katz, C.M.

Rabbi Shmuel Katz is a certified Mohel, recognized internationally. Practicing since 2014, he has performed hundreds of circumcisions and procedures across the United States of America, England & Israel.

Rachael's Creations

Handmade, unique Judaica crafted from polymer clay, including mezuzah cases, shabbat candle stick sets, menorahs and seder plates. Pieces are adorned with a variety of elements including wire, beads, stones, mica powders and alcohol inks. Many gifts can be personalized with English or Hebrew letters.