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

    Rabbi Chaim Twerski

    6542 N. Christiana Ave.
    Lincolnwood, IL 60712
    Phone: (847) 679-3052


    Rabbi Dovid Zucker

    6630 N. Mozart St.
    Chicago, IL 60645
    Phone: (773) 761-0212


    Rabbi Mordecai Tarkieltaub

    2857 W. Pratt Blvd.
    Chicago, IL 60645
    Phone: (773) 251-4529, (773) 761-4878

    Listed with Agudath Israel, cRc, and USCJ, as a mohel bris for adults, children and infants. Practicing for over 35 years.

    Rabbi Phil Karesh

    Phone: (773) 877-2247
    Contact: Rabbi Phil Karesh, Certified Mohel, M. Ed.

    Rabbi Roy Vey

    Phone: (815) 541-2692
    Contact: Tony Invergo

    Comedy and Illusion for almost any occasion.

    Rabbi Samuel Biber

    2823 W. Fargo Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60645
    Phone: (773) 450-5160, (773) 465-7922

    Listed with CRC and Agudath Israel.

    Rabbi Shaoul Hamaoui

    3547 Arcadia Street
    Evanston, IL 60203
    Phone: (773) 621-0051
    Contact: Rabbi Shaoul Hamaoui, Certified Mohel, M. Ed.

    Listed with CRC.

    Rabbi Shmuel Fuerst

    6100 N. Drake Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60659
    Phone: (773) 539-4241

    Listed with Agudath Israel.

    Rabbinical Assembly, Midwest Region

    c/o Am Yisrael
    4 Happ Rd.
    Northfield, IL 60093
    Phone: (847) 446-7202
    Fax: (312) 606-7136
    Contact: Rabbi Debra Newman Kamin

    Association of Conservative rabbis.

    Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care

    1550 Bishop Court
    Mount Prospect, IL 60056
    Phone: (847) 685-9900, (888) 707-2462
    Contact: Jeff Okazaki

    Provides caring and compassionate services to people with serious illness and their families. For more than 31 years, Rainbow has been a non-profit, community-based organization serving all of Chicagoland. In addition, Rainbow Hospice provides extensive bereavement services including the Good Mourning program for children, all free of charge to hospice families.

    Ramah Day Camp *

    Operated by Camp Ramah in Wisconsin
    65 E. Wacker Place
    Suite 1200
    Chicago, IL 60601
    Phone: (312) 606-9316
    Fax: (312) 606-7136
    Contact: Lori Stark

    Offers a fun, enriching and nurturing summer experience in a Jewish context. Campers enjoy swimming, arts & crafts, nature, drama, music, cookouts, sports, field trips and more! Small groups and a mature professional staff provide a warm and welcoming environment in which Judaism and Hebrew are seamlessly blended with daily activities. Children entering grades kindergarten through six can enroll for a full eight-week session or one of two four-week sessions. Transportation from Lakeview and suburban areas is provided and included in fees. Scholarships available.

    Camp location:
    98 W. Hintz Road
    Wheeling, IL 60090

    REACH – Resources for Educational Achievement, Collaboration and Health Serving Chicagoland Jewish Day Schools *

    3531 Madison Street
    Skokie, IL 60076
    Phone: 224-601-6020
    Contact: Julie Gordon

    Helps Jewish day schools to meet children's academic, social-emotional, and health needs, so that children with different learning styles, abilities, challenges and special needs can access a Jewish education that reflects their parents' values. Providing resources and services at individual schools, developing systems and protocols, and providing affordable assessments and consultations, REACH helps school staff to meet students' needs. REACH is a partnership between ATT and JFMC.  PLEASE NOTE: Parents interested in REACH should contact their school's principal.

    Refoenu Health Care Society

    6333 N. Troy Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60659
    Phone: (773) 761-4005
    Contact: Rabbi Yisroel Matzliach

    Medical referrals and advocacy. Provides cab and pharmacy services on Shabbat and Yom Tov for those needing immediate medical care.

    Reform Cantors of Chicago

    c/o Temple Beth-El
    3610 Dundee Road
    Northbrook, IL 60062
    Phone: (847) 205-9982
    Contact: Cantor Faryn Kates Rudnick, President

    Chicago area members of the American Conference of Cantors.

    REFUGE: Stories of the Selfhelp Home

    Phone: (312) 927-0490
    Contact: Ethan Bensinger

    A highly acclaimed documentary that explores the lives of Holocaust survivors and refugees from Chicago and tells the story of a community here that has given refuge to more than 1,000 victims of Nazi persecution from Central Europe. Director Ethan Bensinger is available for programs. Accompanying educational curriculum. No charge to community organizations and schools.

    Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

    345 E. Superior St.
    Chicago, IL 60611
    Phone: (312) 908-6000
    Fax: (312) 908-4300

    Inpatient and outpatient medical and rehabilitation services for children and adults with neurological and orthopedic disabilities.

    Reproductive Genetics Innovations

    2910 Macarthur Blvd.
    Northbrook, IL 60062
    Phone: (847) 400-1515
    Fax: (847) 400-1516

    Pre-implantation diagnosis for chromosomal and genetic disorders, including those common among Ashkenazi Jews.

    Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC)

    564 W. Randolph Street, Suite 200
    Chicago, IL 60661
    Phone: (312) 646-2571
    Fax: (312) 646-2501
    Contact: Jeremy Wynes, Midwest Regional Director

    Fosters and enhances ties between the American Jewish-community and Republican decision-makers.

    Research Training Internship (RTI) *

    Jewish United Fund
    30 S. Wells Street
    Suite 5035
    Chicago, IL 60606
    Phone: (312) 444-2802
    Contact: Rebecca Birger

    A selective 10-month paid internship where high school-aged girls will learn University-level research skills as tools for social change. Interns will be paid a stipend for their work, and will have opportunities to present their findings to Jewish community leaders in a variety of settings.

    Residential Supports *

    CILA Homes for Adults with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities
    Abe and Ida Cooper Center
    6639 N. Kedzie
    Chicago, IL 60645
    Phone: 855-275-5237 (855-ASK-JCFS)

    Residential Supports provides support, assistance and training in community settings for adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities. CILA, Home Based Waiver and private funding accepted.

    Response for Teens *

    Jewish Child & Family Services (JCFS Chicago)
    3033 W. Touhy Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60645
    Phone: 847-676-0078

    As part of the JCFS family of services, Response for Teens partners with community organizations to provide outreach, leadership skills development, sexual health education and therapeutic counseling that supports teens as they face challenges such as cyberbullying, depression, anxiety and addiction.

    Ridgelawn-Beth El Cemetery

    5736 N. Pulaski Road
    Chicago , IL 60659
    Phone: (847) 673-1584

    Exclusively Jewish, serving all Jewish traditions.

    Mailing Address:
    6807 N. East Prairie Road
    Lincolnwood, IL 60712

    Road Scholar, formerly Elderhostel *

    JCC Chicago
    Administrative Office
    Bernard Weinger JCC
    300 Revere Drive
    Northbrook, IL 60062
    Phone: (224) 406-9233
    Fax: (847) 205-9350

    JCC offers a variety of multi-day programs with a focus on Chicago. Each program provides an opportunity for stimulating and interesting experiences and discussions, enriched by the insight of expert docents and the company of fellow lifelong learners. Past programs have included Signature City Chicago, A Taste of Chicago's Food History, Beautiful Music at Ravinia, Theatre in Chicago, and City Highlights Weekend. Road Scholar programs offer adults 55+ affordable, short-term vacation opportunities designed to be both educationally and culturally stimulating and socially gratifying. Program fees include Road Scholar educational sessions, accommodations, entertainment and most meals.

    Robert and Sylvia Haag Pavilion *

    CJE SeniorLife
    Short-Term Rehabilitation Unit
    9700 Gross Point Road
    Skokie, IL 60076
    Phone: (847) 929-3320, (773) 508-1000
    Fax: (847) 929-3290

    Short-term Rehabilitation serves patients after hospitalization. Licensed therapists provide physical, occupational, and speech therapy to Medicare-certified residents seven days a week. The rehab program emphasizes short-term, sub-acute rehabilitation and medical care with the goal of returning home.

    Robert's Fish Market

    2916 W. Devon Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60659
    Phone: (773) 761-3424

    Kosher fish market. cRc certified.

    Robineau Residence *

    CJE SeniorLife
    7550 N. Kostner Ave.
    Skokie, IL 60076
    Phone: (773) 508-1000, (847) 675-8580
    Fax: (847) 675-8591
    Contact: Dorothy Levant, Manager

    Designed for 24 older adults, is located in a residential neighborhood and offers private rooms and bathroom arranged in suites around living rooms with kitchens. Residents enjoy group activities, meals, transportation, excursions and 24-hour staff. Applicants must be 62 years or older and qualify for subsidized housing under the provisions of HUD's Section 8 program. Service coordinator on site. Transportation through CJE's Shalom Bus Services is available for residents.



    Rochelle Zell Jewish High School *

    1095 Lake Cook Road
    Deerfield, IL 60015
    Phone: (847) 470-6700
    Fax: (847) 324-3701
    Contact: Tony Frank, Head of School and Riv Lynch, Director of Admissions

    Co-ed, college-preparatory high school committed to academic excellence that has served the Chicagoland Jewish community since 2001. The mission of Rochelle Zell Jewish High School is to create a culture that inspires students to think critically and achieve their full potential, while preparing them to live Judaism as responsible and involved citizens in the modern world. Offers a comprehensive education, which includes exceptional general and Jewish students programs, supplemented by strong athletic and fine arts programs, and numerous extracurricular activities and leadership opportunities. Committed to making education affordable through tuition assistance.

    Rohr Chabad Center of Glenview

    701 Harlem Ave.
    Glenview, IL 60025
    Phone: (847) 910-1738
    Contact: Rabbi Yishaya Benjaminson & Mrs. Sara Benjaminson, Co-Directors

    Rohr Chabad House at UIC

    1074 W. Polk Street
    Chicago, IL 60607-3415
    Phone: (312) 733-1383
    Contact: Rabbi Bentzion Shemtov

    Rohr Jewish Center-Chabad At U of C & Hyde Park

    5700 S. Woodlawn Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60637
    Phone: (773) 995-8672
    Contact: Rabbi Yossi Brackman

    Romanian Kosher Sausage Co.

    7200 N. Clark Street
    Chicago, IL 60626
    Phone: (773) 761-4141

    Delicatessen, fresh meats, poultry. Glatt kosher. OU-certified.

    Roosevelt University *

    Metro Chicago Hillel
    924 S. Morgan Street
    Chicago, IL 60607
    Phone: (312) 829-1595
    Contact: Evan Richter, Jewish Life Associate



    Rosehill Cemetery

    5800 N. Ravenswood Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60660
    Phone: (773) 561-5940

    Nondenominational, with an exclusively Jewish section.

    Rosenblum's World of Judaica

    9153 Gross Point Road
    Skokie, IL 60077
    Phone: (773) 262-1700, (800) 626-6536
    Fax: (773) 262-1930
    Contact: Joshua Zwelling

    Full-service Jewish book/Judaica store.

    Rubschlager Baking Corp.

    3220 W. Grand Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60651
    Phone: (773) 826-1245

    Kosher, parve, specializing in European and cocktail styles. OU-certified.

    Ruby Harris Band, Rock Simcha!, The Wavehunters, Segula Orchestras

    6645 N. California Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60645
    Phone: (773) 465-6565
    Contact: Rubin Harris

    All styles of music for every occasion with Chicago's top musicians. Visit us at: Facebook: Rock Simcha!

    Rush University Medical Center

    Genetic Disorders Program
    1725 W. Harrison Street, Suite 710
    Chicago, IL 60612
    Phone: (312) 942-6298

    Russian Book Buddies *

    Jewish United Fund
    30 S. Wells Street
    Chicago, IL 60606-5056
    Phone: (312) 673-2351
    Contact: Genia Kovelman

    Features Jewish-themed arts and crafts and a story time. Designed for Russian-speaking young families with children ages 0–5 and is held in the Russian language. Russian Book Buddies is an initiative of the Russian Jewish Division of JUF in partnership with JUF’s Young Families and PJ Library Chicago.

    Russian Jewish Division *

    Jewish United Fund
    30 S. Wells Street
    Chicago, IL 60606-5056
    Phone: (312) 673-2351
    Contact: Genia Kovelman

    Serves Russian-speaking Jewish young adults between the ages of 18 and 40. RJD's mission is to maintain and increase the outreach to the Russian-speaking Jewish community in the Chicago area while reinforcing Jewish pluralism through the spectrum of Jewish observance. While continuing to tailor to the specific needs of the Russian-speaking Jewish young adult community, Russian Jewish Division utilizes various available resources and serves as a resource and connection to JUF and the Jewish community at large.

What's New in the Guide

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