Museums

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

Chicago Jewish Historical Society

610 S. Michigan Ave.
Room 803
Chicago, IL 60605-1901
Phone: (312) 663-5634
Email: info@chicagojewishhistory.org
Web: http://www.chicagojewishhistory.org
Contact: Dr. Rachelle Gold, co-president; Jerry Levin, co-president

Historical material on Chicago Jewry; sponsors public programs; tours of Jewish historic sites; quarterly journal.

Frank Rosenthal Memorial Collection

20820 Western Ave.
Olympia Fields, IL 60461
Phone: (708) 748-6010
Email: rfriedman@templeanshesholom.org
Contact: Rick Friedman

An extensive private collection of Judaica gathered by Rabbi Frank F. Rosenthal; open to the public.

Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center *

9603 Woods Drive
Skokie, IL 60077
Phone: (847) 967-4800
Fax: (847) 967-4801
Email: info@ilhmec.org
Web: http://www.ilholocaustmuseum.org
Contact: Susan L. Abrams

Illinois Holocaust Museum honors the Survivors and victims of the Holocaust and transforms history into current and universal lessons in humanity. Through world-class exhibitions and programs, the Museum inspires individuals and organizations and provides a universal wake-up call to action. The Karkomi Holocaust permanent exhibition weaves history with local Survivor narratives and over 500 artifacts to create a highly personal experience. The Take a Stand Center includes the world's first interactive, holographic Survivor Stories Experience Theater, followed by three galleries that guide visitors through social justice issues suggesting ways to take action.

Temporary Exhibition Closing January 13, 2019! Stories of Survival: Object. Image. Memory showcases 60 personal items brought to America by Survivors of the Holocaust and other genocides. Each item is showcased alongside oversized photos by documentarian Jim Lommasson with handwritten reflections by Survivors or their family.

Kohl Children's Museum

2100 Patriot Blvd
Glenview, IL 60026-9010
Phone: (847) 251-6950
Web: http://www.kohlchildrensmuseum.org

A hands-on children's museum with changing exhibits, some with Jewish content.

The Rissman Family Kol Ami Museum

North Suburban Synagogue Beth El
1175 Sheridan Road
Highland Park, IL 60035
Phone: (847) 432-8900
Email: rkamin@nssbethel.org
Web: http://www.nssbethel.org

The Rissman Family Kol Ami Museum encompasses Jewish ceremonial art, articles of folklore, manuscripts and documents of historical value from the 18th century to modern times from countries around the world. Paintings, sculptures, prints, rare books and Judaic ritual objects are included. The Museum features objects from the core collection as well as visiting exhibits and programs throughout the year. 

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