Vocational Services

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

Friends of Refugees of Eastern Europe

Samuel Bellows Educational and Cultural Center
2935 W. Devon Ave.
Chicago, IL 60659
Phone: (773) 274-5123
Fax: (773) 274-2810
Email: rln@russianjewry.org
Web: http://www.russianjewry.org/
Contact: Levi Notik, Director

Language, job placement, and other assistance programs for Russian Jewish émigrés.

Jewish B2B Networking

Jewish Business News
4959 Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60077
Phone: (888) 477-4466
Email: mail@jewishb2b.org
Web: http://www.jewishb2b.org
Contact: Shalom Klein

Jewish B2B Networking services include monthly power sessions, free professional seminars and a 24/7 online business exchange. Join thousands of active networkers in sharing trade ideas, developing business growth and creating job opportunities. Frequent events!

Job Link

A project of the Chicago Chesed Fund
7045 Ridgeway Ave.
Lincolnwood, IL 60712
Phone: (773) 866-1111
Fax: (847) 679-0870
Email: info@joblinkchicago.org
Web: http://www.joblinkchicago.org

A job counseling and placement network for the Greater Chicago Jewish community. Serves both Chicago area employers and job seekers.

Libenu

8052 Monticello Ave #210
Skokie, IL 60076
Phone: 847-213-0514
Email: info@libenu.org
Web: http://www.libenu.org
Contact: Shana Erenberg

Libenu is at the forefront of independence and inclusion for adults and children with disabilities and is internationally recognized as one of the most innovative organizations in the United States. Libenu uses person-centered planning to provide a gold standard of care in all of its programs. Libenu's mission is to provide residential, vocational, and respite opportunities for children and adults with disabilities to live with dignity and respect, as fully included members of our community.

ORT Chicago

3701 Commercial Ave., Suite 13
Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone: (847) 291-1605
Fax: (847) 291-7538
Email: chicago@ortamerica.org
Web: https://www.ortamerica.org/regions/chicago-region

ORT Chicago is the regional office for ORT America, the leading fundraising organization for World ORT. We help promote the organization's mission and collect contributions for ORT's growing global network of schools and programs. Established 138 years ago and currently active in 37 countries and 235 schools, ORT is the Jewish organization meeting the world's educational needs. ORT stands alone in providing opportunities for more than 300,000 students each year. ORT programs are truly life-changing. To learn more, please visit: www.ortamerica.org.

 

Thresholds

2700 N. Lakeview Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614
Phone: (773) 281-3800
Fax: (773) 281-8790
TTY: 773-989-8992

Vocational evaluation, job readiness and job placement services, residential program, school services, The Bridge Deaf Program, drop-in center, young adult program.

UpStart Chicago *

222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza
#1212
Chicago, IL 60603
Phone: (312) 957-5566
Email: lisette@upstartchicago.org
Web: http://www.upstartbayarea.org
Contact: Lisette Zaid

Founded in 2014, UpStart Chicago is home to many of Chicago's boldest Jewish innovators. Whether you're starting afresh or want to bring new ideas to your Jewish organization, UpStart Chicago is the place to learn, experiment, network, and get the Jewish entrepreneurial tools you need to succeed.

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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.

 

Tikkun HaBriet

Tikkun HaBriet (Healing the Covenant), the only Jewish-based program that helps give struggling couples (and those stuck in a rough patch) another chance to redefine their marriage. This program begins the process of examining your goals and values and teach some new tools to rebuild into your loving relationship. Tikkun HaBriet is based on another faith's program that has been around for 40 years. Couples of all faiths, interfaith or no faith are welcome to attend. Without attention and care, marriages wither and couples slowly and quietly drift apart or are often torn apart by health, financial events or hurtful actions. Far too many couples live in misery, no longer feeling the joy of their once loving relationship. If you are experiencing challenges in your marriage, the Tikkun HaBriet Program may be able to help give your marriage another chance. Couples come to Tikkun HaBriet for many reasons, but you will never be asked why you are attending or be required to share.

 

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