Conservative Organizations

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

Cantors Assembly, Midwest Region

c/o North Suburban Synagogue Beth El
1175 Sheridan Road
Highland Park, IL 60035
Phone: (847) 432-8900, ext. 226
Fax: (847) 432-9242
Email: lgoller@nssbethel.org
Web: http://www.cantors.org
Contact: Hazzan Barbara Barnett & Hazzan Benjamin Tisser, Co-Presidents

Association of Conservative hazzanim seeks to preserve and enhance the heritage of Jewish liturgical music.

MERCAZ USA

520 Eighth Avenue, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10018
Phone: 212-533-2061
Email: membership@mercazusa.org
Web: http://www.mercazusa.org
Contact: Dr Marilyn Lishnoff Wind, President, Sandy Starkman, Chair Membership Committee

Zionist membership organization of the Conservative movement, the voice of Conservative Jewry within the World Zionist Organization, the Jewish Agency for Israel, the American Zionist Movement and the Jewish National Fund.It supports relgious pluralism in Israel and strengthens the connection between Israel and the Diapora.

Rabbinical Assembly, Midwest Region

c/o Am Yisrael
4 Happ Rd.
Northfield, IL 60093
Phone: (847) 446-7202
Fax: (312) 606-7136
Contact: Rabbi Debra Newman Kamin

Association of Conservative rabbis.

United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism (USCJ)

Central District
601 Skokie Blvd., Suite 205
Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone: 847-714-9130
Email: mgordon@uscj.org
Web: www.uscj.org
Contact: Mindy Gordon, District Kehilla Relationship Manager

We strengthen kehillot (Jewish communities inside and outside the walls of a synagogue). We are the network that ensures there are thriving centers of Jewish practice across North America, Israel, and beyond that celebrate both tradition and contemporary life. Together, we demonstrate what an authentic and dynamic Judaism looks like, inspire people to be a part of it, and advance its critical role in the world.

Women's League for Conservative Judaism

Central Great Lakes Region
1929 Fieldwood Drive
Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone: (847) 564-2231
Fax: (847) 564-2271
Email: eschrank@comcast.net
Web: http://www.wlcj.org
Contact: Edna Schrank, President

Sisterhood support linking 32 Conservative Sisterhoods throughout seven states, including Illinois, Wisconsin, and Northern Indiana.

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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