COMPLETE LIST OF ENTRIES

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

    Vaad Hadayanus/Council on Jewish Law

    Agudath Israel of Illinois
    3555 W. Peterson Ave.
    Suite 109
    Chicago, IL 60659
    Phone: (773) 539-4241
    Fax: (773) 478-7591
    Contact: Rabbi Shmuel Fuerst

    Classes, publications and seminars.

    Velvel Gorden Institute for Chasidic Study

    Congregation Bnei Ruven
    6350 N. Whipple Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60659
    Phone: (773) 743-5434
    Fax: (773) 743-3446

    Audio tapes of Chasidic thought and teaching.

    Venue SIX10

    610 S. Michigan Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60605
    Email: spertusevents@wolfgangpuck.com
    Web: http://www.venuesix10.com

    Venue SIX10 offers extensive event options, including Spertus Kosher Catering featuring Cuisine by Wolfgang Puck.

    Village Center *

    CJE SeniorLife
    5140 Galitz Street
    Skokie, IL 60077
    Phone: (773) 508-1000, (773) 262-3113
    Email: info@cje.net
    Web: http://www.cje.net

    Building has 150 one-bedroom apartments. Head of household must be 62 years or older and entire household must meet HUD Section 8 income requirements. Community wing with scheduled activities and social services. Service coordinator on site. Transportation through CJE's Shalom Bus Services is available for residents.

     

    Virginia Frank Child Development Center *

    Jewish Child & Family Services
    Abe and Ida Cooper Center
    6639 N. Kedzie
    Chicago, IL 60645
    Phone: 855-275-5237 (855-ASK-JCFS)
    Email: ask@jcfs.org
    Web: http://www.jcfs.org
    Contact: Joni Crounse

    As part of the JCFS family of services, the Virginia Frank Child Development Center offers therapeutic preschool for children birth to six years old, along with individual and family counseling, and training for early childhood professionals.

    Voices: The Chicago Jewish Teen Foundation *

    Jewish United Fund
    30 S. Wells Street
    Suite 5035
    Chicago, IL 60606
    Phone: (312) 444-2802
    Email: voices@juf.org
    Web: http://www.juf.org/teens/voices.aspx
    Contact: Stephanie Goldfarb

    Have you always dreamed of making the world a better place? Now is your chance! JUF invites you to join Jewish teens from around Chicagoland as you meet monthly to learn about philanthropy and grant-making, discuss issues of social justice, learn how to request and evaluate grant proposals, and ultimately allocate $25,000 to organizations working to repair the world. Make a difference in the community…make your voice heard!

    Volunteer Opportunities in JUF's Partnership Together Program *

    Jewish United Fund
    30 S. Wells Street
    Chicago, IL 60606-5056
    Phone: (312) 357-4737
    Email: partnership@juf.org
    Web: http://www.juf.org/p2g
    Contact: Brooke Mandrea

    Volunteer in JUF's Partnership Together region of Kiryat Gat-Lachish-Shafir in Israel's northern Negev. Volunteer pays transportation and misc. expenses; lodging, at no cost. No Hebrew necessary.

    Volunteers *

    Joy Faith Knapp Children's Center
    3145 W. Pratt
    Chicago, IL 60645
    Phone: 855-275-5237
    Email: ask@jcfs.org
    Web: http://www.jcfs.org
    Contact: Sheryl Green

    Jewish Child & Family Services strives to enhance emotional well being for adults, children, teens and families as well as to maximize potential for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Our services include counseling; developmental, cognitive and behavioral testing, assessment and therapy; special education, pediatric speech and occupational therapies; special needs camps, services for people with disabilities and their families; therapeutic foster care, and Jewish community programs and education. Office locations in downtown Chicago, West Rogers Park, Skokie, Northbrook and Buffalo Grove. Volunteers are an essential part of JCFS. We will match your skills, availability and passions with current volunteer projects, which range from once a year to once a week, from the city to the suburbs.

    Volunteers for Israel *

    P.O. Box 4992
    Skokie, IL 60076-4992
    Phone: (888) 246-3037
    Email: chicagovfi@msn.com
    Web: http://www.vfi-usa.org

    Work on a supply base in Israel for one, two or three weeks. Ages 16 to 80. Room and board provided. You pay airfare. Certain to be the most rewarding experience of a lifetime. Programs throughout the year.

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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