Reform Organizations

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

American Conference of Cantors, Inc.

1375 Remington Road
Suite M
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Phone: (847) 781-7800
Fax: (847) 781-7801
Email: rroth@accantors.org
Web: http://www.accantors.org
Contact: Rachel Roth

Professional organization of over 505 ordained or certified cantors. Responsible for raising the professional standards of synagogue musicians, the ACC offers continuing education programs in conjunction with HUC-JIR Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music and professional development opportunities for its members. Members have special expertise in the music of the Jewish people and serve synagogues and communities in pastoral, worship, programming, and educational roles. Sponsors an annual convention and publishes Koleinu, a regular newsletter. Offers placement services to its members and URJ congregations through the Joint Cantorial Placement Commission. Partner of the URJ.

Reform Cantors of Chicago

c/o Temple Beth-El
3610 Dundee Road
Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone: (847) 205-9982
Email: cantor@templebeth-el.org
Contact: Cantor Faryn Kates Rudnick, President

Chicago area members of the American Conference of Cantors.

Union for Reform Judaism

URJ Chicagoland Community
Phone: (847) 239-6969
Email: msgoldberg@urj.org
Web: http://urj.org
Contact: Marla Goldberg

Represents 34 congregations ranging from Northwest Indiana to the Western and Northern suburbs of Chicago to the Wisconsin border.

What's New in the Guide

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