Vocational Services

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

Duman Entrepreneurship Center *

JVS Chicago
Phone: (855) 463-6587 (855-INFO-JVS)
Fax: (312) 553-5523
Email: info@jvschicago.org
Web: http://www.dumancenter.org

Provides a wide range of small business services to entrepreneurs who want to launch or expand a business through advising, mentoring, and opportunity to apply for a low interest loan. 

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.

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.

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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