Language Classes

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

Chicago YIVO Society

141 W. Jackson Blvd.
Suite 1910 A
Chicago, IL 60604
Phone: (312) 408-9493
Fax: (312) 408-9462
Web: http://www.chicagoyivo.org
Contact: Jacob Morowitz, President

Local affiliate of YIVO Institute for Jewish Research: public programs on Yiddish language, culture, and history; Yiddish reading circle; scholarships in Yiddish studies.

Hebrew Language Society

Highland Park, IL 60035
Email: Hebrew.Language.Society@gmail.com
Contact: Tamar Berman

Hebrew Language Society is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit serving the Chicago area. It seeks to increase knowledge, awareness and use of the Hebrew language in social and cultural contexts.

Say it in Hebrew! *

JCC Chicago
Phone: (847) 763-3627
Email: aashkenazi@jccchicago.org
Web: http://www.jccchicago.org/hebrew
Contact: Abby Ashkenazi

Connect to Israel and Jewish culture by learning the everyday language spoken in Israel so that is practical, relevant and effective for real life. Students are immersed in a Hebrew speaking setting in small classes with fellow learners of similar language proficiency. Multiple levels of instruction at three sites across the Chicago area.

The Sidney & Frances Avner Torah Learning Center of Northbrook

2548 Jasper Court, Suite 201
Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone: (847) 272-7255
Fax: (847) 272-3677
Email: rabbikarsh@torahlearningcenter.com
Web: http://www.torahlearningcenter.com
Contact: Rabbi Yehoshua Karsh

Weekly study groups, parent/child discussion groups, classes and workshops, Hebrew and Judaism classes, international lecturers and more.

Yiddish Services

8914 N. Central Park
Evanston, IL 60203-1815
Phone: (847) 675-3335
Fax: (847) 675-0224
Contact: Dr. Khane-Faygl (Anita) Turtletaub

Translations, lessons and classes, lectures, Yiddish proverbs, Jewish humor.

What's New in the Guide

TRAINING FOR PROFESSIONALS

• 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

• Job training and customized employment opportunities 

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