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

A Family Affair

625 Euclid Court
Highland Park
IL
60035
Phone: (847) 433-1605
Contact: Lisa Schulkin

Jewish invitations and bar/bat mitzvahs and holiday cards. By appointment only.

A Taste of Judaism

Union for Reform Judaism
Phone: (872) 256-1818
Email: jbwasserman@urj.org
URL: http://www.reformjudaism.org/tasteil
Contact: Joy Wasserman

Curious about Judaism? A Taste of Judaism is designed for you. These three free weekly sessions focus on the modern Jewish take on spirituality, values, and community. Sessions are dynamic and interactive; the teachers are engaging and accessible and are open to all of your questions and concerns. Whether you are simply curious about Judaism or are looking to take your next steps on your Jewish journey, you have come to the right place! All are welcome. Program offered at several locations across Chicago and suburbs in the fall, winter, and spring.

A Taste of Torah *

Associated Talmud Torahs
3531 Madison Street
Skokie
IL
60076
Phone: (773) 973-2828
URL: http://www.att.org
Contact: Mrs. Shayna Rosenberg, Editor

Highlights the parsha of the week.

A Wider Bridge Chicago *

Phone: URL: www.awiderbridge.com/chicago

Dedicated to creating opportunities for LGBTQ people in North America to engage with Israel and its LGBTQ communities. AWB leads missions of LGBTQ leaders to Israel, brings Israeli LGBTQ leaders and artists to programs across the U.S. and Canada, and publishes a daily online magazine exploring the intersections of LGBTQ and Jewish life, in Israel, North America and around the world.

Aaron Koppel's Chicago Jazz

Phone: (224) 202-1543
Email: aaron.koppel@gmail.com
URL: http://www.aaronkoppelmusic.com
Contact: Aaron Koppel

Performs music from "Fiddler on the Roof" to Frank Sinatra to the Beatles, and was on the 2009 Grammy nominating ballot for Best Instrumental Jazz Album.

A-BnC Parties and More

113 McHenry Road, Suite 235
Buffalo Grove
IL
60089
Phone: (847) 634 6535
Fax: (847) 634-6453
Email: judy@abncparties.com
URL: http://www.abncparties.com
Contact: Judy

Offers a variety of customized products and services for weddings, Bar/bat mitzvahs and other events. Products include invitations and computer calligraphy, custom centerpieces, balloon decorations, imprinted novelties, accessories, etc.

Academic Scholarships *

JVS Career & Employment
216 W. Jackson Blvd., Suite 700
Chicago
IL
60606
Phone: 312-673-3444
Email: JVSscholarship@jvschicago.org
URL: http://www.JCFS.org/JVSscholarships

Educational scholarship funds from grants administered by the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago are available for Jewish full-time college undergraduate and graduate students who are pursuing careers in the helping professions. 

Acheinu Directory

6333 N Troy
Chicago
IL
60645
Phone: 773-761-4005
Email: acheinu@thechicagocenter.org
URL: http://www.acheinuchicago.org
Contact: Rivkie Perman

A phone directory of the Jewish community

Adam R. Straus Memorial Mikvah

540 W. Melrose Street
Chicago
IL
60657
Phone: Email: mikvah.asbi@gmail.com
URL: http://www.asbi.org

By appointment only with at least 48 hours advance scheduling.

Adina's Designer Cookies

4020 W. Oakton Street
Skokie
IL
60076
Phone: Email: adinascookies@yahoo.com

cRc-certified.

Adult Day Services Deerfield *

CJE SeniorLife
The Friend Center for Memory Care
1601 Lake Cook Road
Deerfield
IL
60015
Phone: (847) 374-0500
Fax: (847) 236-7888
Email: info@cje.net
URL: http://www.weinbergcommunity.net
Contact: Jaclyn Abramson, Manager

Offers flexible hours in a beautiful North-Suburban setting for persons with early stage dementia, depression or some frailty. Engaging and stimulating activities such as current event discussions, gardening, trips and holiday celebrations are planned to accommodate individual interests.

Adult Day Services, Traditional Day Services, Asher Alzheimer’s Day Services *

CJE SeniorLife
1015 W. Howard Street
Evanston
IL
60202
Phone: (773) 508-1000 , (847) 492-1400
Fax: (847) 556-8430
Email: info@cje.net
URL: http://www.cje.net
Contact: Melissa Gelfand, Director

Adult Day Services (ADS) offer a supervised, structured program for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of cognitive impairment, as well as those who are too frail to be left alone during the day. A group setting maximizes the potential of each participant by promoting autonomy, creativity and self-esteem. Professional staff plans creative activities to stimulate the mind and body. Traditional Day Services enable older adults who are too frail, isolated or lonely to maintain their independence in a dignified manner, while providing peace of mind for their caregivers. The Asher program is a structured, therapeutic program that serves people with early-to mid-stage Alzheimer’s.

Advocate Lutheran General Hospital

Division of Genetics
1875 Dempster Street, Suite 285
Park Ridge
IL
60068
Phone: (847) 723-7705
Fax: (847) 723-8675
URL: http://www.advocatehealth.com/luth

Genetic testing and counseling.

Affy Tapple

6300 Gross Point Road
Niles
IL
60714
Phone: (847) 588-2900
URL: http://www.affytapple.com

Caramel apples and confections. Only those factory sealed products bearing the cRc logo are certified by the cRc.

Agency Endowment Program *

Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago
30 S. Wells Street
Suite 3035
Chicago
IL
60606-5056
Phone: (312) 357-4853
Fax: (312) 855-3284
Email: legacy@juf.org
URL: http://www.jufplannedgiving.org
Contact: Steven A. Wander

Offers donors opportunities to establish lifetime or testamentary endowment gifts to benefit any of the 5 participating agencies: CJE SeniorLife; The Hillels of Illinois; Jewish Child and Family Services; JCC Chicago; and Mt. Sinai Hospital. All commitments to the Agency Endowment Foundations are recognized as gifts to The Centennial Campaign.

Agudath Benevolent Society

Agudath Israel of Illinois
3542 W. Peterson Ave.
Chicago
IL
60659
Phone: (773) 279-8400
Fax: (773) 279-9571
Contact: N. Bogen

Arranges funerals in strict adherence to Jewish law. Free plot in the "Shomrei Shabbos Only" section of the society's cemetery; full family coverage; plots in Israel.

Agudath Israel Bikur Cholim Warsaw

3541 W. Peterson Ave.
Chicago
IL
60659
Phone: (773) 588-0021
Contact: Rabbi Shmuel Fuerst

Orthodox congregation.

Agudath Israel of Illinois

3542 W. Peterson Ave.
Chicago
IL
60659
Phone: (773) 279-8400
Fax: (773) 279-9571
Email: info@agudathisrael-il.org

Orthodox social service and advocacy organization serving greater Chicago Jewish community.

Aitz Hayim Center for Jewish Living

1185 Sheridan Road
Glencoe
IL
60022
Phone: (847) 835-3232
Email: shalom@aitzhayim.org
URL: http://www.aitzhayim.org
Contact: Todd Jacobs, Executive Director

Non-denominational congregation.

Akiba-Schechter Jewish Day School *

Associated Talmud Torahs
5235 S. Cornell Ave.
Chicago
IL
60615
Phone: 773-493-8880
Fax: 773-493-9377
URL: 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.

Akiba-Schechter Jewish Preschool *

Associated Talmud Torahs
5235 S. Cornell Ave.
Chicago
IL
60615
Phone: 773-493-8880
Fax: 773-493-9377
URL: http://www.akibaschechter.org
Contact: Carla Goldberg, Preschool Director

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.

Alan Avrum Levin

3009 W. Granville
Chicago
IL
60659
Phone: (773) 251-0243
Email: avrumlevin@hotmail.com

Musician/singer/comedian performing one-man shows. Also one-man band at weddings, bar and bat mitzvahs with Israeli, Chasidic, klezmer, and American music.

Albany Care

901 Maple Ave.
Evanston
IL
60202
Phone: (847) 475-4000
Fax: (847) 475-8316
URL: http://www.albanycare.com

Intermediate care facility dedicated to the treatment and recovery of individuals suffering from chronic mental illnesses.

Alberto Mizrahi

Anshe Emet Synagogue
3760 N. Pine Grove Ave.
Chicago
IL
60613
Phone: (773) 868-5111 , (773) 230-2277
Email: amizrahi@ansheemet.org

Cantorial and classical artist in nine languages, including Hebrew, Yiddish, Ladino, Italian, and Greek.

Alden Post-Acute & Transitional Care Centers

4626 Old Orchard Road
Skokie
IL
60076
Phone: (847) 676-4800
Fax: (847) 676-4860
Email: web@thealdennetwork.com
URL: http://www.thealdennetwork.com

Dedicated to an optimal transition from the hospital, through rehabilitation, to home. As post-acute care leaders, Alden facilities are recognized for their shorter lengths of stay, five-star patient care, minimal re-hospitalization rates, intensive therapy program, highly trained staffs and exceptional customer service. Locations throughout Chicagoland, including several on Chicago's North Shore such as Alden Estates of Skokie Short-Term Orthopedic Recovery Center.

All American Nursing Home

5448 N. Broadway
Chicago
IL
60640
Phone: (773) 334-2224
Fax: (773) 334-0360
Contact: Velencia Strong

Fully kosher skilled nursing facility.

Allan Kaye Orchestras

5145 W. Fairview
Skokie
IL
60077
Phone: (847) 675-7706
Fax: (847) 699-1993
URL: http://www.allankaye.com
Contact: Allan Kaye

Traditional-contemporary Chasidic, klezmer, Israeli, American music with male vocalists for pre-ceremony, ceremony, cocktails, dinner/dance reception.

Alshore House

2840 W. Foster Ave.
Chicago
IL
60625
Phone: (773) 561-2040

Fully kosher, assisted living care and rehab services.

Alzheimer's Association

Greater Illinois Chapter
8430 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Suite 800
Chicago
IL
60631
Phone: (847) 933-2413 , (800) 272-3900
Fax: (847) 933-2417
Email: gi.chapter@alz.org
URL: http://www.alzheimers-illinois.org
Contact: Melanie Chavin

Voluntary health association dedicated to Alzheimer's research, support, and advocacy. Provides many programs and services for those diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and other, related dementias, as well as their families, care partners, and professionals working in the field of dementia care. Services include a 24:7 Helpline (800) 272-3900, online education and information, support groups, care navigation services, education programs/conferences, safety services, and early stage programming.

Am Shalom

840 Vernon Ave.
Glencoe
IL
60022
Phone: (847) 835-4800
Fax: (847) 835-5204
Email: alatala@amshalom.com
URL: http://www.amshalom.com
Contact: Alyssa Latala

A Reform congregation, engaging, enlightening, embracing and educating our members in ways that build a sense of community, while respecting individual forms of expression and belief. We seek to explore our Jewish roots, awareness and values, and enrich the spiritual lives of our members, while serving humanity through social action.

Am Yisrael Conservative Congregation

4 Happ Road
Northfield
IL
60093
Phone: (847) 446-7215
Fax: (847) 446-7202
Email: info@amyisrael.org
URL: http://www.amyisrael.org
Contact: Nancy Holab Nevins, Executive Director

Conservative congregation.

Ambassador Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

4900 N. Bernard Street
Chicago
IL
60625
Phone: (773) 583-7130
Fax: (773) 583-3929
Email: administrator@ambassador-nursing.com
URL: http://www.ambassador-nursing.com

Fully kosher skilled nursing facility.

Ameinu-Chicago

Phone: 847-254-8224
Email: kanter18@gmail.com
URL: www.ameinu.net
Contact: Dan Kanter

Committed to peace, social and economic justice, pluralism and the centrality of Israel to the Jewish people. Stands for liberal values and progressive Zionism.

American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (AABGU)

Great Lakes Region
2825 N. Wolcott Avenue #L
Chicago
IL
60657
Phone: 312-599-0876
Fax: 847-983-3401
Email: rschneider@aabgu.org
URL: www.aabgu.org

American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (AABGU) plays a vital role in sustaining David Ben-Gurion's vision, creating a world-class institution of education and research in the Israeli desert, nurturing the Negev community and sharing the University's expertise locally and around the globe. With some 20,000 students on campuses in Beer-Sheva, Sede Boqer and Eilat in Israel's southern desert, BGU is a university with a conscience, where the highest academic standards are integrated with community involvement, committed to sustainable development of the Negev.

American Conference of Cantors, Inc.

1375 Remington Road
Suite M
Schaumburg
IL
60173
Phone: (847) 781-7800
Fax: (847) 781-7801
Email: rroth@accantors.org
URL: http://www.accantors.org
Contact: Rachel Roth

Professional organization of over 505 ordained or certified cantors. Responsible for raising the professional standards of synagogue musicians, the ACC offers continuing education programs in conjunction with HUC-JIR Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music and professional development opportunities for its members. Members have special expertise in the music of the Jewish people and serve synagogues and communities in pastoral, worship, programming, and educational roles. Sponsors an annual convention and publishes Koleinu, a regular newsletter. Offers placement services to its members and URJ congregations through the Joint Cantorial Placement Commission. Partner of the URJ.

American Friends of Israel War Disabled Foundation

4411 Bobolink Terrace
Skokie
IL
60076
Phone: (847) 679-4199
Email: esthermosh@aol.com
URL: http://www.afiwdf.org
Contact: Esther Calamaro

Hosts Israeli disabled veterans each year for a period of rest and rehabilitation, expands ties between Israel and the Chicago Jewish community metropolitan area, and supports Israeli disabled veterans and victims of terror attacks.

American Friends of Magen David Adom

Midwest Region
3175 Commercial Ave.
Suite 101
Northbrook
IL
60062
Phone: (847) 509-9802 , (888) 674-4871
Fax: (847) 509-9807
Email: midwest@afmda.org
URL: http://www.afmda.org
Contact: Richard Zelin, Director of Strategic Philanthropy, Midwest Region

Magen David Adom is Israel's ambulance, blood-services, and disaster-relief organization, serving as emergency medical first responders for the state's more than 8 million people. MDA is the only organization mandated by the Israeli government to serve in this role, but it's not a government agency, so it relies on donations.

American Friends of the Hebrew University

Midwest Region
20 N. Wacker Drive
Suite 2020
Chicago
IL
60606
Phone: (312) 329-0332
Fax: (312) 329-0334
Email: midwest@afhu.org
URL: http://www.afhu.org
Contact: Judith Shenkman

Promoting the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

American Friends of the Israel Sport Center for the Disabled *

One Northfield Plaza, Suite 300
Northfield
IL
60093
Phone: 847-441-2652
Email: jennifer.flink@afiscd.org
URL: www.afiscd.org
Contact: Jennifer Flink

Committed to providing ongoing financial support to the Center, empowering Israeli children with physical disabilities to participate in physical and psychological rehabilitation through sports to attain the goal of leading productive and successful lives in Israeli society. Today, more than 2,500 kids and adults participate in 20 different sports activities without discrimination of religion, race, or ethnicity.

American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)

Midwest Regional Office
P.O. Box A3996
Chicago
IL
60690
Phone: (312) 236-8550
Fax: (312) 236-8530
Email: midwstreg@aipac.org
URL: http://www.aipac.org
Contact: Eli Wald, (312) 253-8994

Registered lobbying group for issues affecting U.S./Israel relationships.

American Jewish Artists Club

900 Stonegate Drive
Highland Park
IL
60035-5147
Phone: Adrienne: (847) 432-6425 , Rita: (847) 508-5598
Email: artistadrienne@gmail.com
URL: http://www.americanjewishartistsclub.org
Contact: Adrienne Aaronson and Rita F. Price

Jewish artists working in various media and thematic subjects; art exhibits, newsletter, lectures, and meetings to discuss issues in the arts.

American Jewish Committee

Chicago Regional Office
Phone: (312) 251-8800
Fax: (312) 251-8815
Email: chicago@ajc.org
URL: https://www.ajc.org/chicago
Contact: Laurence Bolotin, CAE, M.Ed, Executive Director

AJC is the leading global Jewish advocacy organization, with unparalleled access to government officials, diplomats, and other world leaders. Through these relationships and our international presence, AJC is able to impact opinion and policy on the issues that matter most: combating rising anti-Semitism and extremism, defending Israel's place in the world, and safeguarding the rights and freedoms of all people. AJC Chicago is the local gateway to this international network. Advocacy opportunites available.

American Jewish Historical Society

15 W. 16th Street
New York
NY
10011
Phone: (212) 294-6160
Fax: (212) 294-6161
Email: rlithgow@ajhs.org
URL: http://www.ajhs.org
Contact: Rachel Lithgow, Executive Director

Fosters awareness and appreciation of the American Jewish heritage, national scholarly resource for research.

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) *

220 East 42nd Street
Suite 400
New York
NY
10017
Phone: (212) 687-6200
Email: info@jdc.org
URL: http://www.jdc.org

Jewish humanitarian assistance organization. Works in more than 70 countries and in Israel to alleviate hunger and hardship, rescue Jews in danger, create lasting connections to Jewish life, and provide immediate relief and long-term development support for victims of natural and man-made disasters.

American Jewish Press Association (AJPA)

107 S. Southgate Drive
Chandler
AZ
85226
Phone: (480) 403-4602
Email: info@ajpa.org
URL: http://www.ajpa.org

Non-profit professional association and forum for the English-language Jewish press, to enhance the status of American Jewish journalism.

American Jewish World Service - Chicago

848 Dodge Ave.
Evanston
IL
60202
Phone: (847) 644-0954
Email: thasaklowy@ajws.org
URL: http://www.ajws.org
Contact: Taal Hasak-Lowy

Inspired by the Jewish commitment to justice, American Jewish World Service works to realize human rights and end poverty in the developing world.

American Sephardic Federation

Midwest Chapter
1819 W. Howard St.
Evanston
IL
60202
Phone: (847) 475-7707 , (847) 677-5951
Fax: (847) 475-7067
Contact: Dr. Sol Hasson

Regional office of the umbrella group representing Sephardic congregations and organizations.

American Technion Society

Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
111 W. Washington Street, Suite 1220
Chicago
IL
60602
Phone: (312) 553-2222
Email: technion.chi@ats.org
URL: http://www.ats.org
Contact: Joy Leff

Based in New York City, the American Technion Society (ATS) provides critical support to the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, ranked among the world's leading science and technology universities. ATS Donors have provided more than $2 billion since its inception in 1940. The ATS and its network of chapters across the U.S. provide funds for scholarships, fellowships, faculty recruitment and chairs, research, buildings, laboratories, classrooms and dormitories, and more. The mission is to enable the Technion to be among the world's leading institutions improving the well-being of Israel and all humanity through leadership in science and technology.

American Zionist Movement

Chicago Region
P.O. Box 708
Morton Grove
IL
60053
Phone: (847) 363-2507
Email: ghollingsworth@azm.org
URL: http://www.azm.org
Contact: Guy Hollingswoth, President

Umbrella organization of Zionist member groups to strengthen the connection of American Jews with Israel; encourage travel, long-term visits and Aliyah to Israel; and to facilitate dialogue, debate and collective action to further Zionism.

American-Israel Chamber of Commerce Chicago (AICC)

203 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 2100
Chicago
IL
60601
Phone: 312-858-7174 , 312-858-8197
Fax: 312-346-9603
Email: info@americaisrael.org
URL: http://www.americaisrael.org
Contact: Michael Schmitt

Promoting business between the U.S. and Israel.

What's New in the Guide

Project 613

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!

J-Life Chicago - Young Jewish Professionals

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.

Jewish Enrichment Center

The Jewish Enrichment Center is a laboratory school that raises a child's voice in Jewish learning. Since 2011, we've run an independent Sunday and afterschool in Hyde Park, Chicago, where children are co-creators of Judaism. The Jewish Enrichment Center is recognized nationally as an exceptional model of deep, personalized Jewish children's learning. At the Jewish Enrichment Center, children ask questions, generate ideas, and bring Jewish texts to life for themselves. Using art and drama and clay, children dialogue with peers and with our ancient tradition, simultaneously growing their Jewish literacy as well as skills for critical and creative thinking and compassionate listening. Our environment teaches children to pursue dignity for all humanity. Now open for infant/toddlers through middle school.