Young Adults

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

Avodah

4007 N Ravenswood
Ste. B
Chicago, IL 60647
Phone: 773-649-6141
Email: lgreenblum@avodah.net
Web: http://www.avodah.net
Contact: Leah Greenblum, Chicago Community Director

Avodah engages the Jewish community in social and economic justice work by training up future Jewish leaders who will stay in the fight for justice for life. In our flagship program, the Jewish Service Corps, we place young adults 21-26 from across the United States at leading anti-poverty nonprofits, where they spend a year combating the causes and effects of poverty. Our Corps Members live together and learn together in a supportive, pluralistic community at the crossroads of social activism and Jewish life. Meanwhile, the Justice Fellowship brings together early-career professionals who are working to address social and economic injustice. Fellows spend nine months engaging in cutting-edge programming that examines methods of social change, Jewish life, and the powerful intersections between the two. Finally, Avodah engages the wider community through a variety of educational programs executed in collaboration with our local partners.

BESHERT

Introductions for Jewish Single Professionals
P.O. Box 445
Wilmette, IL 60091
Phone: (847) 853-0474
Email: elsa@beshert.com
Web: http://www.beshert.com
Contact: Elsa Malinsky

Introduction service with thousands of online profiles of Chicago Jewish singles, events and speed dating.

Club 1948

2405 N. Sheffield Ave.
#126
Chicago, IL 60614
Email: info@myclub1948.org
Web: http://www.club1948.org

Connecting Israelis and Americans to the State of Israel. Brings together individuals of various backgrounds, to engage in Israel-themed social, cultural and educational events. Unaffiliated group connects individuals to their identity by fostering a passion for the soul, spirit and people of Israel.

JCC Rose and Sydney N. Shure Kehilla *

300 Revere Drive
Northbrook, IL 60062
Email: badelberg@jccchicago.org
Web: http://www.jccchicago.org/programs/jewish-life/rose-sidney-n-shure-kehilla-program/
Contact: Becky Adelberg, Program Manager

A joint project of JCC Chicago and synagogues from Lakeview to Hyde Park for young adults in their 20s and 30s, newly married couples and families with young children.

Jewish Social Singles

ComboSingles
P.O. Box 2626
Northbrook, IL 60065
Phone: 847-757-1299, 847-331-1066
Web: http://www.combosingles.org
Contact: Helen or Howard

Email: jewishsocsingles@aol.com or combosingles@aol.com
Web: www.jewishsocsingles.org or www.combosingles.org

A one of a kind singles group (aged 21+) offering a variety of quality activities at reasonable prices, including socials, speakers, theater and special interests (horseback riding, health, music and billiards). Offering an alternative to computers and expensive dating organizations, the activities allow persons to become familiar over time in a non-threatening atmosphere. 

Moishe House Hyde Park *

Email: mhhydepark@gmail.com
Web: https://www.moishehouse.org/houses/chicago-hyde-park

Moishe House is a network of peer-based Jewish communities for young adults aged 22-30. Each house is comprised of three to five residents who host five to seven programs per month, covering a wide variety of topics and activities, including Shabbat dinners, camping trips and volunteering.  

Moishe House Lakeview *

Email: chicagorepairhouse@gmail.com
Web: https://www.moishehouse.org/houses/chicago-lakeview

Moishe House is a network of peer-based Jewish communities for young adults aged 22-30. Each house is comprised of three to five residents who host five to seven programs per month, covering a wide variety of topics and activities, including Shabbat dinners, camping trips and volunteering.  

Moishe House Old Town *

Email: moishehousesopo@gmail.com
Web: https://www.moishehouse.org/houses/chicago-old-town

Moishe House is a network of peer-based Jewish communities for young adults aged 22-30. Each house is comprised of three to five residents who host five to seven programs per month, covering a wide variety of topics and activities, including Shabbat dinners, camping trips and volunteering.  

Moishe House RSJ *

Email: rsjchicago@gmail.com
Web: www.moishehouse.org/houses/chicago-rsj

Moishe House is a network of peer-based Jewish communities for young adults aged 22-30. Each house is comprised of three to five residents who host five to seven programs per month, covering a wide variety of topics and activities, including Shabbat dinners, camping trips and volunteering.  

Moishe House Wicker Park *

Email: wpmoishe@gmail.com
Web: www.moishehouse.org/houses/chicago-wicker-park

Moishe House is a network of peer-based Jewish communities for young adults aged 22-30. Each house is comprised of three to five residents who host five to seven programs per month, covering a wide variety of topics and activities, including Shabbat dinners, camping trips and volunteering.  

Shabbat.com

Web: http://www.shabbat.com

Host or be hosted for a Shabbat meal. Experience the warmth and beauty of Shabbat by savoring delicious foods, and enjoying new friendships. Connect with more than 25,000 fellow Jews in 99 countries via Shabbat.com's state-of-the-art social network features. Find your soulmate. Shabbat.com's team of matchmakers have a unique approach to dating.

Simcha Link

7045 N. Ridgeway
Lincolnwood, IL 60712
Phone: (847) 679-0496

An introduction service for Orthodox Jewish singles; by appointment only.

Steppin' Out Adventures

Do Good Adventures
P.O. Box 7160
Deerfield, IL 60015
Phone: (773) 960-7477, (877) 264-7694
Fax: (877) 264-7694
Email: info@steppinoutadventures.com
Web: http://www.steppinoutadventures.com
Contact: Robin Richman

Outdoor adventure travel company that focuses on activity to create experiences. The largest division, Jewish Singles Travel, offers adventures throughout the world, from beach getaways to ski trips to Africa Safaris. Do Good Adventures (www.dogoodadventures.com) is a division for the Jewish community where the trips incorporate elements of service work while exploring the world or your own backyard.

Weekend Connections

2849 W. Pratt Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60645
Phone: (773) 973-6925
Fax: (773) 973-6988
Web: http://www.weekendconnections.com

Passover packages; cRc-supervision.

Yeshiva Yaakov Ovenu, YYO Introductions, YYO Singles

6800 N. California Ave.
Unit 1S
Chicago, IL 60645
Phone: (847) 745-8021, (847) 840-4269
Fax: (847) 745-8021
Email: yyo613@yahoo.com
Web: http://yeshivayaakovovenu.org
Contact: Sheila Segall

Dedicated to helping fellow Jews, providing Torah and chesed to those in need. Torah classes, home study programs, YYO Singles, YYO Introductions, Better Beginnings (relationship enhancement), seminars, Mishmeres Shmiras HaLoshon of Chicago, Clothes Committee (collects and distributes clothing to those in need), Pesa Bas HaRav Eliezer Shtick Gmach (shtick, arches for chasunas). All services are free of charge.

Young Adult Division (YAD) of Anshe Emet Synagogue *

3751 N. Broadway Street
Chicago, IL 60613
Email: yad@ansheemet.org
Web: www.ansheemet.org/yad

Provides young Jewish adults with opportunities to meet, pray, play, learn, and give back in a community setting.

Young Leadership Division (YLD) *

Jewish United Fund
30 S. Wells Street
Chicago, IL 60606-5056
Phone: (312) 357-4880
Email: yld@juf.org
Web: http://www.yldchicago.org

The Young Leadership Division of the Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago is committed to building a better Jewish community in Chicago, Israel, and throughout the world. We achieve this mission by raising funds for JUF's agencies and initiatives, and by offering a variety of educational, leadership and social events for young adults between the ages of 22 and 40ish.

What's New in the Guide

TRAINING FOR PROFESSIONALS

• Early childhood education 

• Internship program for social work and psychology

• Pharmacy Technician Training 

• Janitorial Training program

COMMUNITY EDUCATION AND SUPPORT

• Recovery from addiction and substance abuse prevention 

• Adoption and infertility 

• Support during illness, grief and loss

• Domestic violence 

• Sexual abuse prevention 

• Connections to counseling, education and prevention services through synagogue partnerships 

PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES AND THEIR FAMILIES

• Community-based group living 

• Support and assistance for independent living 

• Home-based waiver for children and adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities 

• Specialized recreational camp for children and teens atCamp Firefly

• Job training and customized employment opportunities 

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