Day/Elementary Schools

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

Akiba-Schechter Jewish Day School *

Associated Talmud Torahs
5235 S. Cornell Ave.
Chicago, IL 60615
Phone: 773-493-8880
Fax: 773-493-9377
Web: http://www.akibaschechter.org
Contact: Dr. Eliezer Jones, Head of School

Akiba-Schechter Jewish Day School provides an excellent secular and Judaic education in Hyde Park to a diverse community of Jewish children from all over Chicagoland. Under the auspices of ATT and Community Foundation for Jewish Education. Early childhood program open to the community and Jewish Day School for Grades 1-8. We pride in teaching children, not subjects; we value Jewish unity, Joyful Judaism and Respect for all Humanity.

Arie Crown Hebrew Day School *

Associated Talmud Torahs
4600 W. Main Street
Skokie, IL 60076
Phone: (847) 982-9191
Fax: (847) 982-9525
Email: rabbisamber@ariecrown.org
Web: http://www.ariecrown.org
Contact: Rabbi Eli Samber, Principal

A state-accredited Orthodox Day School with divisions for boys and girls. Preschool, age 3; nursery, age 4; kindergarten, age 5; and grades one to eight.

Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School *

3751 N. Broadway
Chicago, IL 60613
Phone: 773-281-1858
Fax: 773-281-4709
Email: krich@bernardzell.org
Web: http://www.bernardzell.org
Contact: Katie Rich

Independent Jewish Day School for the 21st century where academic purpose, collaborative learning and a deep commitment to humanity develops engaged, confident learners and compassionate leaders for a stronger, more vibrant community and world. Nursery to eighth grade.

Chabad Hebrew School

Chabad of Northbrook
2095 Landwehr Road
Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone: (847) 564-8770
Email: cchs@chabadnorthbrook.com
Web: http://www.northbrookhebrewschool.com

Dr. Chaim Cember Shaarei Chinuch Day School

2740 W Touhy Ave
Chicago, IL 60645
Phone: 773-789-9579
Email: office@scdayschool.com
Web: http://www.scdayschool.com

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. 

Chicago Jewish Day School *

3730 N. California Ave
Chicago, IL 60618
Phone: (773) 271-2700
Email: cstarkcope@chicagojewishdayschool.org
Web: http://www.chicagojewishdayschool.org
Contact: Cortney Stark Cope

Multi-denominational Jewish Day School on the cutting edge of best practices in progressive education Junior Kindergarten through Grade 8. Students develop a strong Jewish identity through knowledge of Torah, Jewish values, and Hebrew language and learn to think deeply, gain knowledge and acquire judgment, and respect diversity. Our fully integrated curriculum inspires a passion for lifelong learning and develops critical thinking and socially engaged intelligence that enables students to understand and participate effectively in the affairs of their community, country, Israel, and the world at large in a collaborative effort to achieve a common good.

CLaSS: Chicago Land Simcha Schools

6428 N. California Ave.
Chicago, IL 60645
Phone: (872) 225-7527
Email: chicagolandsimchaschools@gmail.com
Web: http://www.chicagolandsimchaschools.com
Contact: Dr. Martha Bockian

Torah-based center for interdependent learning. Encourages children to learn "al pi darko" in order to internalize rather than memorize. Volunteers welcome!

Hillel Torah North Suburban Day School *

Associated Talmud Torahs
7120 N. Laramie Ave.
Skokie, IL 60077
Phone: (847) 674-6533
Fax: (847) 674-8313
Email: margot.parnass@hilleltorah.org
Web: http://www.hilleltorah.org
Contact: Rabbi Menachem Linzer, Principal; Margot Parnass, Director of Admissions

Modern Orthodox, co-educational Day School, for children in preschool through eighth grade. Nurturing classroom communities foster the emotional, physical, social and intellectual growth of every child. 21st century child-centered learning approach guides children to explore, discover and engage in learning while integrating Torah and chesed, Israel and Ivrit language into their daily lives.

Illinois Center for Jewish Studies

3830 White Cloud
Skokie, IL 60076
Phone: 773-414-5899
Email: icjstorah@gmail.com
Web: http://www.icjstorah.com
Contact: Rabbi Kalman Worch

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.

 

Joan Dachs Bais Yaakov *

Associated Talmud Torahs
3200 W. Peterson Ave.
Chicago, IL 60659
Phone: (773) 583-5329
Fax: (773) 583-6530
Email: jdbyoffice@jdbyytt.org
Web: http://www.jdbyytt.org
Contact: Rabbi Avrohom S. Brownstein, Executive Vice President

A state-accredited Orthodox Day School for girls kindergarten through eighth grade. A co-ed nursery; onsite REACH program; onsite Keshet classes for children with developmental disabilities.

Philip and Rebecca Esformes Cheder Lubavitch Girls School *

Associated Talmud Torahs
2809 W. Jarvis Ave.
Chicago, IL 60645
Phone: (773) 465-0863
Fax: (773) 973-2119
Email: info@clhds.com
Web: http://www.clhds.com
Contact: Leah Rivka Perlstein, Principal

State-accredited Day School for girls, grades one to eight, and co-ed preschool, run in the Lubavitch tradition.

Seymour J. Abrams Cheder Lubavitch Hebrew Day School *

Associated Talmud Torahs
5201 W. Howard Street
Skokie, IL 60077
Phone: (847) 675-6777
Email: info@clhds.com
Web: http://www.clhds.com
Contact: Rabbi Shneur Zalman Twersky, Principal

State-accredited Day School for boys, grades one to eight, and co-ed preschool, run in the Lubavitch tradition.

Sager Solomon Schechter Day School *

Solomon Schechter Day School of Metropolitan Chicago
3210 Dundee Road
Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone: 847-415-5654
Fax: 847-498-5837
Email: hillary.dunn@schechter.org
Web: www.schechter.org
Contact: Hillary Dunn, Director of Admissions and Enrollment

Solomon Schechter Day School of Metropolitan Chicago is an independent Jewish Day School where our unique combination of General and Judaic Studies imparts a deeply-rooted values system enabling critical thinkers to thrive. From our Ginsburg Solomon Schechter Early Childhood Center in Skokie, to our Sager Solomon Schechter (K-8) in Northbrook, we ignite our students' Jewish souls, educate them to their highest potential, and empower them to use their knowledge, skills, and creativity to enrich our world. Schechter's award-winning faculty and staff focus on developing students as learners whose passion and drive enables them to create a true impact on the future. A firm grounding in Jewish values and traditions creates a meaningful framework for our student's moral and character development. At SSDS, children gain more than academic strength, they gain the strength of identity. Our families gain a strong and vibrant community that shares a commitment to academic excellence and Jewish life.

 

 

Temple B'nai Israel Religious School

400 N. Edgelawn Drive
Aurora, IL 60506
Phone: (630) 892-2450
Fax: (630) 892-8317
Email: info@temple-bnai-israel.org
Web: http://www.temple-bnai-israel.org
Contact: Tamara Scott, office; Edward Friedman, Rabbi

Unaffiliated synagogue serving Reform, Conservative and Traditional families in the Fox Valley area and beyond. Offering preschool through 10th grade confirmation classes: Sundays, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Tzemach Tzedek School *

5130 Touhy Avenue,
Skokie, IL 60077
Phone: 773-413-9770
Email: tzemachtzedekcong@gmail.com
Web: http://www.tzemachtzedek.org
Contact: Yoel Caplin

Since 2003, Tzemach Tzedek Day School serves boy and girls from K-8th grade. We pride ourselves in small classrooms, individual attention, and a warm and nurturing Chabad-Chassidic atmosphere.  We are eagerly accepting new applications, and welcome families of all backgrounds to come meet with us and visit our school.

Yeshiva Ohr Boruch-The Veitzener Cheder *

Associated Talmud Torahs
2828 W. Pratt Blvd
Chicago, IL 60654
Phone: (773) 262-0885
Fax: (773) 262-2016
Email: office@yobvc.org
Web: http://www.att.org
Contact: Rabbi Moshe Unger, Dean

Orthodox school for boys, grades Nursery-8. Hebrew studies are taught in Yiddish.

Yeshivas Tiferes Tzvi *

Associated Talmud Torahs
6317 N. California Ave.
Chicago, IL 60659
Phone: (773) 973-6150
Fax: (773) 973-0830
Email: yttoffice@jdbyytt.org
Web: http://www.jdbyytt.org
Contact: Rabbi Nosson Muller, Menahel/Principal

A state-accredited Orthodox Day School for boys, kindergarten through eighth grade; onsite REACH program; onsite Keshet classes for children with developmental disabilities.

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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.

 

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