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
URL: 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
URL: 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!

J-Life Chicago - Young Jewish Professionals

Chicago
IL
Phone: Email: rabbifrankiel@gmail.com
URL: http://www.jlifechi.org
Contact: Rabbi Yaakov Frankiel

J-Life Chicago connects you to hundreds of young professionals across Chicagoland. Reach out to join our network of engaged bright minds that are shaping the Chicago Jewish community of tomorrow. Free classes, Shabbat meals, social get-togethers, weekend events, domestic and international trips. 

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
URL: 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
URL: 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
URL: 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. 

Project 613

2836 W. Jarvis Ave
Chicago
IL
60645
Phone: 310-903-7398
Email: rabbishalomg@gmail.com
URL: http://www.project613.com
Contact: Rabbi Shalom Garfinkel

Through creative social, education, and travel programs, Project 613 connects you with other amazing Jewish Young Professionals to build strong relationships & to develop your life potential…all while having a blast!

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
URL: 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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The Synagogue Security Council of North America

The Synagogue Security Council of North America is a 501c3 non-profit organization singularly focused on developing effective volunteer first responders within our own communities. SSCNA's mission is to make our synagogues and Jewish institutions safer by providing lifesaving skills and technology to committed community members, helping to cultivate cost-free, capable and effective first responders within every minyan. We do this by providing standardized technology systems, real-time intelligence, training and certification programs to community volunteers, giving them the necessary tools and skills to help prevent or respond to a targeted attack.

Rabbi Shmuel Katz, C.M.

Rabbi Shmuel Katz is a certified Mohel, recognized internationally. Practicing since 2014, he has performed hundreds of circumcisions and procedures across the United States of America, England & Israel.

Rachael's Creations

Handmade, unique Judaica crafted from polymer clay, including mezuzah cases, shabbat candle stick sets, menorahs and seder plates. Pieces are adorned with a variety of elements including wire, beads, stones, mica powders and alcohol inks. Many gifts can be personalized with English or Hebrew letters.