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

    Oak Park Temple B'nai Abraham Zion

    1235 N. Harlem Ave.
    Oak Park, IL 60302
    Phone: (708) 386-3937
    Fax: (708) 386-0955
    Contact: Rabbi Max Weiss

    Reform congregation.

    Oak Park Temple Gift Shop

    Oak Park Temple
    1235 N. Harlem Ave
    Oak Park, IL 60302
    Phone: 708-386-3937
    Contact: Kathy Madura

    Our gift shop features lovely Judaic items for daily spiritual life as well as holidays. You will find traditional and modern styles of candle holders, kiddush cups, seder plates, hanukkiah, jewelry, as well as gift items. Come and check us out!

    Oakridge Jewish Cemetery

    4301 W. Roosevelt Road
    Hillside, IL 60162
    Phone: (708) 344-5600

    Exclusively serving all Jewish traditions.

    Oakton Community College *

    Metro Chicago Hillel
    924 S. Morgan Street
    Chicago, IL 60607
    Phone: (312) 829-1595
    Contact: Jonah Brandhandler, Director of Engagement

    Oakwoods Cemetery

    1035 E. 67th St.
    Chicago, IL 60637
    Phone: (773) 288-3800
    Contact: Myrtis Taylor

    Nondenominational, with an exclusively Jewish section.

    Ohel Shalom Torah Center

    2949 W. Touhy Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60645
    Phone: (773) 465-5274
    Fax: (773) 465-6170
    Contact: Rabbi Daniel J. Raccah

    Orthodox congregation.

    OK Kosher Certification

    391 Troy Ave.
    Brooklyn, NY 11213
    Phone: (718) 756-7500
    Fax: (718) 756-7503

    Olin-Sang-Ruby Union Institute URJ (OSRUI) *

    1121 Lake Cook Road, Suite D
    Deerfield, IL 60015
    Phone: (847) 509-0990 x1
    Fax: (847) 509-0970
    Contact: Denise Heimlich

    OSRUI is the Reform movement camp in Wisconsin, offering a unique environment for campers in grades two-12. They combine creative and innovative Jewish experiences with all the fun of summer camp – swimming, sports, drama, dance, archery, boating, horseback riding, visual arts, campfires, photography, waterskiing, high- and low-ropes, biking, camping trips, caring counselors and lifelong friendships.

    One Happy Camper *

    Foundation for Jewish Camp
    Jewish United Fund
    Phone: (312) 357-4995
    Contact: Rachel White

    The Foundation for Jewish Camp and the Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago offer opportunities to make sure that every child has access to an unforgettable Jewish summer experience. One Happy Camper offers incentive grants of up to $1,000 for children attending nonprofit, Jewish overnight camp for the first time for 19 days or longer.

    OneTable *

    Chicago, IL Phone: 312-248-7393
    Contact: Marissa Freeman

    OneTable is an online and in-person community, empowering millennials not in undergrad (21-39ish) to enjoy and share Shabbat dinners, make the most of their Friday night and enjoy the best of life together. OneTable makes it easy for hosts to welcome people to a Shabbat dinner at home, for guests to savor a Friday meal, and for all to experience unique events for Shabbat dinner out. There's nothing better than a great dinner with people you love. Join OneTable for slowing down, joining together, and sharing stories.

    Onward Israel *


    Develop your professional future and build your resume through a high-level internship side-by-side with Israeli peers. This Tel Aviv-based internship program places you in a work environment based on your skills, interests and future plans. Intern four days a week while one day a week will be devoted to learning about and experiencing contemporary Israeli society.

    This program is operated through a partnership between the Beacon and Shapira Foundations and other lead philanthropists, the Jewish Agency for Israel and the Jewish United Fund, and is organized by Israel Way.

    Or Menorah

    7006 N California Ave
    Chicago, IL 60645
    Phone: (773) 299-8022
    Contact: Rabbi Doug Zelden

    Orthodox congregation.

    Or Tzedek: Teen Institute for Social Justice

    610 S. Michigan Ave., Suite 400
    Chicago, IL 60605
    Phone: 312-663-0960
    Contact: Hannah Arwe

    Or Tzedek is JCUA's Teen Institute for Social Justice! A unique 12-day summer immersion program for teens across Illinois and the country who want to become agents of change. Learn about social justice and community organizing through a Jewish lens and participate in hands-on justice work with local organizations. Build Jewish community and bond with fellow teens interested in making a difference in their communities. Tour Chicago in the summer time and have a blast!

    Oren Lakser, MD

    9024 Sleeping Bear Road
    Skokie, IL 60076
    Phone: (847) 679-0868

    ORT Chicago

    3701 Commercial Ave., Suite 13
    Northbrook, IL 60062
    Phone: (847) 291-1605
    Fax: (847) 291-7538

    ORT Chicago is the regional office for ORT America, the leading fundraising organization for World ORT. We help promote the organization's mission and collect contributions for ORT's growing global network of schools and programs. Established 138 years ago and currently active in 37 countries and 235 schools, ORT is the Jewish organization meeting the world's educational needs. ORT stands alone in providing opportunities for more than 300,000 students each year. ORT programs are truly life-changing. To learn more, please visit:


    ORT Resale Shop (Highland Park)

    ORT America Metropolitan Chicago Region
    1710 1st St.
    Highland Park, IL 60035
    Phone: (847) 433-1697

    Proceeds benefit the ORT America education programs. Monday-Saturday: 10:00am-5:00pm (donations accepted until 4pm).

    Oy!Chicago *

    Jewish United Fund
    30 S. Wells Street
    Chicago, IL 60606
    Phone: (312) 357-4891
    Contact: Steven Chaitman

    Oy!Chicago-a special project of the Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago   is a living journal of personal stories, a catalog of Jewish (and Jew-ish) perspectives on a variety of interests and a showcase of up-and-coming local Jewish young adults and ideas.

    Advertising Phone: (312) 357-4872
    Advertising E-mail:

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JCYS Iris & Steven Podolsky Family Center

JCYS Iris & Steven Podolsky Family Center offers early childhood education programs for children age 15 months through 5 years. JCYS Early Childhood Education lays a foundation for intellectual, social, emotional and physical development through play-based curriculum. In each classroom, children freely choose from different learning centers throughout the day, helping to build confidence and develop their social and problem-solving skills. Group time for stories, singing, language development, science, cooking activities, and games add structure to each day.

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.