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

    Walder Education Pavilion of Torah Umesorah *

    8150 McCormick Blvd.
    Skokie, IL 60076
    Phone: (847) 674-0800
    Fax: (847) 674-1188
    Contact: Rouhama Garelick

    Latest technology and educational materials in Judaic and secular departments, student skill-building department, creative resource department, curriculum development, professional development, and the arts and crafts center.

    Waldheim Cemetery Co.

    1400 S. Des Plaines Ave.
    Forest Park, IL 60130
    Phone: (708) 366-4541
    Fax: (708) 366-4575
    Contact: David Penzell

    Independently owned, exclusively serving all Jewish traditions.

    Warren Park Nursing Pavilion

    6700 N. Damen Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60645
    Phone: (773) 465-5000, (773) 764-7518
    Contact: Glen Duncan

    Fully kosher skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility. Respite care available.

    Waters of Purity

    Women's Mikvah of Buffalo Grove
    491 Farrington Court
    Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
    Phone: (224) 442-4241

    Weekend Connections

    2849 W. Pratt Blvd.
    Chicago, IL 60645
    Phone: (773) 973-6925
    Fax: (773) 973-6988

    Passover packages; cRc-supervision.

    Weinstein & Piser Funeral Home

    111 Skokie Blvd.
    Wilmette, IL 60091
    Phone: (847) 256-5700

    Chapel, synagogue, graveside, alternative, and advance planning services.

    West Ridge Rehabilitation Center

    6300 N. California Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60659
    Phone: (773) 973-1900
    Fax: (773) 973-1904

    Long term care, short term rehab, kosher kitchen supervision, synagogue on premises.

    West Rogers Park Eruv Hotline

    Phone: (773) 743-7882

    Inspection and operation of West Rogers Park Eruv.

    West Suburban Temple Har Zion

    1040 N. Harlem Ave.
    River Forest, IL 60305
    Phone: (708) 366-9000
    Fax: (708) 366-9006
    Contact: Rabbi Adir Glick

    Conservative, egalitarian congregation.

    West Suburban Temple Har Zion Early Childhood Program

    1040 N. Harlem Ave.
    River Forest, IL 60305
    Phone: (708) 366-9000
    Fax: (708) 366-9006
    Contact: Lorrie Applebey, Director of Early Childhood Education

    At the Temple Har Zion Early Childhood Center, our mission is to foster an energetic and innovative learning community where child-focused exploration, creativity, collaboration and Jewish tradition inspire the curriculum while creating a lifelong love of learning. We offer full and half day options for children ages 2-5. five days a week, with optional lunch and enrichment classes. We accept children into the 2-year-old program in diapers and partner with the families when toilet training. Come join our family! 

    Westlawn Cemetery and Mausoleum

    7801 W. Montrose Ave.
    Norridge, IL 60706
    Phone: (773) 625-8600
    Fax: (773) 625-8609
    Contact: Vickie Pulido, General Manager

    Serving all Jewish traditions since 1937. Burial and entombment. Funeral services conducted under the auspices of affiliate, Lakeshore Jewish Funerals. Chapel on site.

    Willow Lawn Memorial Park

    24090 North Highway 45
    Vernon Hills , IL 60061
    Phone: 847-634-3787
    Fax: 847-634-3867
    Contact: Karen Cerceo

    Wolfgang Puck Catering

    Phone: (312) 428-1441
    Contact: Linda Kingsley

    Delivering a restaurant-style experience to your home or unique location, including kosher service. Wolfgang's experienced team caters intimate weddings, convention galas, family occasions, and such noteworthy events as the Academy Awards' Governors Ball. 

    Women to Women

    2833 W. Howard St.
    Chicago, IL 60645
    Phone: (773) 973-3614
    Fax: (773) 262-2050

    Classes for women on Lubavitch philosophy and thought.

    Women's Division *

    Jewish United Fund
    30 S. Wells Street
    Third Floor
    Chicago, IL 60606-5056
    Phone: (312) 357-4823

    The Women’s Division, comprised of the Women's Board, Young Women's Board and Young Women’s City Council, educates women about our community's needs and the services provided by the Jewish United Fund, its affiliates, and its beneficiary agencies. It encourages support and participation in JUF fundraising; develops community leadership; and encourages greater commitment and participation in Jewish communal life through volunteer opportunities.

    Women's League for Conservative Judaism

    Central Great Lakes Region
    1929 Fieldwood Drive
    Northbrook, IL 60062
    Phone: (847) 564-2231
    Fax: (847) 564-2271
    Contact: Edna Schrank, President

    Sisterhood support linking 32 Conservative Sisterhoods throughout seven states, including Illinois, Wisconsin, and Northern Indiana.

    Woodwork By Lou

    Phone: (312) 337-5042
    Fax: (312) 944-4596
    Contact: Lou Robinson

    Judaic gifts, wood yads.


    News aggregation website that collects Israel and Jewish news from around the world.

    Write On for Israel *

    Jewish United Fund
    30 S. Wells Street
    Suite 5061
    Chicago, IL 60606
    Phone: (312) 357-4849
    Contact: Emily Briskman

    JUF’s Write On for Israel is a prestigious, competitive two-year education and advocacy program that will teach Chicago-area Jewish teens about Israel's history and current events. Write On Fellows will receive the training and skills needed to become a leader in the pro-Israel community in preparation for college and beyond.


    Young Judaea
    575 8th Ave., 11th Floor
    New York, NY 10018
    Phone: (917) 595-2100
    Fax: (646) 649-2422
    Contact: Yonit Schacher

    Five-month internship program in Israel for ages 21-35. Intern at a top Israeli company and gain international business experience or find inspiration for your art amidst a thriving art community. Customizes each experience for maximum impact.

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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.


Sharsheret is a national not-for-profit organization supporting Jewish women and their families facing breast and ovarian cancer. Our mission is to offer a community of support to women, of all Jewish backgrounds, diagnosed with breast or ovarian cancer or at increased genetic risk, by fostering culturally-relevant individualized connections with networks of peers, health professionals, and related resources.

Bais Chaim Dovid

Orthodox Shul in Lincolnwood