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

Jewish Enrichment Center

The Jewish Enrichment Center is a laboratory school that raises a child's voice in Jewish learning. Since 2011, we've run an independent Sunday and afterschool in Hyde Park, Chicago, where children are co-creators of Judaism. The Jewish Enrichment Center is recognized nationally as an exceptional model of deep, personalized Jewish children's learning. At the Jewish Enrichment Center, children ask questions, generate ideas, and bring Jewish texts to life for themselves. Using art and drama and clay, children dialogue with peers and with our ancient tradition, simultaneously growing their Jewish literacy as well as skills for critical and creative thinking and compassionate listening. Our environment teaches children to pursue dignity for all humanity. Now open for infant/toddlers through middle school.

Sharsheret

Sharsheret is a national not-for-profit organization supporting Jewish women and their families facing breast and ovarian cancer. Our mission is to offer a community of support to women, of all Jewish backgrounds, diagnosed with breast or ovarian cancer or at increased genetic risk, by fostering culturally-relevant individualized connections with networks of peers, health professionals, and related resources.

Bais Chaim Dovid

Orthodox Shul in Lincolnwood