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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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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