Orthodox Organizations

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

Agudath Israel of Illinois

3542 W. Peterson Ave.
Chicago, IL 60659
Phone: (773) 279-8400
Fax: (773) 279-9571
Email: info@agudathisrael-il.org

Orthodox social service and advocacy organization serving greater Chicago Jewish community.

Association for Torah Advancement

Shatnez Laboratory
6405 N. California Ave.
Chicago, IL 60645
Phone: (773) 764-4488, (773) 715-7780
Fax: (773) 764-4489

A shatnez laboratory that tests to ensure that wool and linen, in accordance with Jewish law, are not mixed together in garments. Other testing locations are: Ralph Tailors, 2727 West Touhy Avenue; Jefferson Valet, 6022 North Keystone; Star Cleaners, 3704 Dempster; and Suits 20/20, 7651 North Caldwell.

Chicago Center for Torah & Chesed

6333 N. Troy Street
Chicago, IL 60659
Phone: (773) 761-4005
Fax: (773) 761-7603
Email: office@thechicagocenter.org
Web: http://www.thechicagocenter.org
Contact: Rabbi Tzvi Bider

Assistance and services to the community.

Chicago Rabbinical Council Beth Din (cRc)

2701 W. Howard Street
Chicago, IL 60645
Phone: (773) 465-3900
Fax: (773) 465-6632
Email: info@crcweb.org
Web: http://www.crcweb.org

Providing Beth Din services including religious divorce, litigation, arbitration and mediation of financial disputes, halachic documentation, and conversion. We provide kosher certification, operate a Chevra Kadisha and serve the community with publications and programming.

Chicago Rabbinical Council Chevra Kadisha

2701 W. Howard Street
Chicago, IL 60645
Phone: (773) 465-3900
Fax: (773) 465-6632
Email: info@crcweb.org
Web: http://www.crcweb.org

Performs taharah ritual for Jewish deceased.

Chicago Rabbinical Council Kosher Consumer

2701 Howard Street
Chicago, IL 60645
Phone: (773) 465-3900
Fax: (773) 465-6632
Web: http://www.crcweb.org
Contact: Rabbi Sholem Fishbane

Information on kosher products and related issues; Passover guide and product guide; kosher talks and seminars.

KOF-K Kosher Supervision

201 The Plaza
Teaneck, NJ 07666
Phone: (201) 837-0500
Email: info@kof-k.org
Web: http://www.kof-k.org

Lubavitch Chabad of Illinois

Regional Headquarters
2833 W. Howard Street
Chicago, IL 60645
Phone: (773) 262-2770
Email: info@chabadillinois.com
Web: http://www.chabadillinois.com
Contact: Rabbi Yosef Moscowitz, Rabbi Baruch Epstein, Rabbi Meir Moscowitz

Regional headquarters for 43 Illinois Chabad Centers.

Merkaz HaRabonim

2850 W. Northshore Ave.
Chicago, IL 60645
Phone: (773) 764-2106
Fax: (773) 764-2107

Orthodox rabbinical organization concerned itself with issues and problems of to the Orthodox Jewish community.

Midwest Agudas Yisroel Council of Synagogue Rabbanim

Agudath Israel of Illinois
3542 W. Peterson Ave.
Chicago, IL 60659
Phone: (773) 279-8400
Fax: (773) 279-9571
Contact: Rabbi Yaakov Robinson

A rabbinic council consisting of more than 70 rabbis from 16 cities that provides invaluable programs and services to Jewish communities throughout the Midwest.

Midwest Kosher

2857 W. Pratt Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60645
Phone: (773) 761-4878

Kosher certification supervised by Rabbi Yehoshua H. Eichenstein and Rabbi Chaim Tzvi Goldzweig.

OK Kosher Certification

391 Troy Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11213
Phone: (718) 756-7500
Fax: (718) 756-7503
Email: info@ok.org
Web: http://www.ok.org

Seal-K Kosher Certification

29 E. Madison Street
Suite 1818
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: (312) 212-8166
Email: info@sealk.org
Web: http://www.sealk.org

Rabbanut program providing kosher certification for products and facilities including hotel catering operations, university cafeteria and lunch room services worldwide. Seal-K adheres to the strict guidelines of Halachah - Jewish Law for certifying kosher products and operations.

Star-K Kosher Certification

122 Slade Ave.
Suite 300
Baltimore, MD 21208
Phone: (410) 484-4110
Fax: (410) 653-9294
Email: star-k@star-k.org

The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations

11 Broadway
New York, NY 10004
Phone: (212) 613-8176
Fax: (212) 613-0776
Email: webstaff@ou.org
Web: http://www.ou.org

Non-profit educational, outreach and social service organization. Central coordinating agency for American and Canadian Orthodox Jewish congregations, with activities and programs reaching the United States, Canada, Europe and Israel.

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