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

JCYS Iris & Steven Podolsky Family Center

JCYS Iris & Steven Podolsky Family Center offers early childhood education programs for children age 15 months through 5 years. JCYS Early Childhood Education lays a foundation for intellectual, social, emotional and physical development through play-based curriculum. In each classroom, children freely choose from different learning centers throughout the day, helping to build confidence and develop their social and problem-solving skills. Group time for stories, singing, language development, science, cooking activities, and games add structure to each day.

Dr. Chaim Cember Shaarei Chinuch Day School

At Shaarei Chinuch, we integrate Judaism with the Montessori method, to give each child a comprehensive hands-on learning experience catered to his/her unique talents. Our mission is to help each of our students to reach their full potential, while instilling an excitement for learning that lasts a lifetime. 

Illinois Center for Jewish Studies

The mission of the Illinois Center for Jewish Studies (ICJS) is to provide every Jew, regardless of background, affiliation, or religious observance, the opportunity to be inspired by and connected to Torah and Judaism. We believe that people learn and develop differently, and that Torah study should be unique to every person's individual journey. ICJS seeks to provide a personalized learning experience to nurture mind and soul in both individual and group settings. The Illinois Center for Jewish Studies hosts weekly educational classes for men and women in bible studies, Jewish philosophy, and special topics. The organization also provides individual one-on-one learning sessions for men to advance their bible knowledge and ability to improve personally. In addition to formal group/individual classes, the organization has seasonal social gatherings in an effort to promote Jewish education, as well as an annual benefit dinner to raise funds for its operations.

 

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