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
URL: 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
Phone: 847-665-9051
Email: info@hebrewlanguagesociety.org
URL: http://www.hebrewlanguagesociety.org
Contact: Tamar Berman

Hebrew Language Society works to increase knowledge, awareness and use of the Hebrew language in social and cultural contexts. We offer virtual and in-person classes in Hebrew and Israeli music, Hebrew conversation groups, and cultural events. We strive to introduce our participants to the best of Israeli culture, overcoming language barriers and sharing what we love and value in the language, culture and people of Israel. 

Say it in Hebrew! *

JCC Chicago
Phone: (847) 763-3627
Email: aashkenazi@jccchicago.org
URL: 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
URL: 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.

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The Synagogue Security Council of North America

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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.