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


    Greater Chicago Council
    10024 N. Skokie Blvd.
    Suite 224
    Skokie, IL 60077
    Phone: (847) 675-7275
    Fax: (847) 329-7174
    Contact: Gerri Madenberg

    Strives to enhance the quality of life for women, children and families in Israel and the United States. NA'AMAT women act locally, nationally and globally in 11 countries (10 sister countries in addition to Israel), united in belief and in action around issues ranging from religious pluralism to the improvement in the status of women at home and in the workplace, from child well-being to peace in the Middle East, from the ability of single parents and new immigrants to build a life for themselves to the end of domestic violence.

    Naale Elite Academy

    Free international private Jewish high school
    at Yeshivat Shaalvim, Ulpenat Amana, Mosenson, Beit Chana, Ayanot, Dror, and more
    839 Burton Ave
    Highland Park, IL 60035
    Phone: 847-275-6225, 847-748-8184
    Contact: Gidon Berman

    Free international Jewish education at one of eight select high schools in Israel. Secular, traditional, religious, and Haredi families find the best high schools for each child through Naale. Naale students become bilingual, prepare better for higher education in the US or Israel (free options), get to know Israel well, strengthen their Jewish identities, and make friends for life from around the world. 2000 students enjoy high level studies at our 26 schools, eight of which are for speakers of English. Free includes a flight to Israel, tuition, dorms on campus, kosher meals, 24/7 supervision and assistance, extracurricular activities, healthcare, personal budgets and five tours of Israel each year! Four and three-year programs are available. Integrated university and high school program for students gifted in math, science, and technology (4 years only). Every year, more students and additional schools elect to join our program. More fun, better high school. The opportunity of a lifetime!

    Nancy Shapiro-Pikelny

    Phone: (847) 859-9166

    Acclaimed storyteller of Jewish folktales, family lore, original narratives and historical stories, including her renowned Holocaust story "A Window of Beauty." Educational and entertaining performances and workshops for adults, families and children.

    Naomi Bayer

    1920 Greenwood St.
    Wilmette, IL 60091
    Phone: (847) 256-7440

    Vocalist/guitar player, programs for children and adults; Hebrew, Jewish, folk, and contemporary.

    Naomi Weiss-Weil

    Phone: (626) 644-1042

    B'nai mitzvah tutor and cantorial soloist.

    Nathan & Shirley Rothner ATT Summer Program *

    Associated Talmud Torahs
    3531 Madison Street
    Skokie, IL 60076
    Phone: (773) 973-2828
    Fax: (773) 973-6666
    Contact: Susan Feuer, Shelley Stopek

    Day camp in Orthodox setting for grades 1–7.

    Nathan Yochanan

    2704 W. Chase Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60645
    Phone: (773) 338-7704


    National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW)

    Chicago North Shore
    5 Revere Drive, Suite 200
    Northbrook, IL 60062
    Phone: 847-853-8889
    Contact: Melissa Prober

    The National Council of Jewish Women is a grassroots organization of volunteers and advocates who turn progressive ideals into action. Inspired by Jewish values, NCJW strives for social justice by improving the quality of life for women, children and families, and by safeguarding individual rights and freedoms. For over a century, NCJW has been at the forefront of social change. NCJW members are outspoken champions for progressive policies at the federal, state and local levels. Over the years, NCJW's collective voice has changed the world for the better -- improving the lives of women, children and families in the US and Israel.

    National Council of Jewish Women South Cook (NCJW)

    P.O. Box 982
    Homewood, IL 60430
    Phone: (815) 806-9248

    For 96 years, NCJW South Cook Section has addressed the needs of our South Suburban Chicago communities through dedication to improving the lives of women, children, and families, community service, and advocacy programs to preserve our individual rights and freedoms. We are advocates, tutors, readers, art appreciation volunteers, local agency board members, actors and singers who entertain special needs populations, supporters of local emergency shelters, lunch servers, donors, event planners, and so much more. We are proud to partner with other local agencies to provide the most comprehensive programs to assist those in need in our communities.

    National Gaucher Foundation

    61 General Early Drive
    Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
    Phone: (800) 504-3189

    National Jewish Girl Scout Committee

    1929 Fieldwood Drive
    Northbook, IL 60062-5926
    Phone: (847) 564-2231
    Fax: (847) 564-2271
    Contact: Edna Schrank

    Works in cooperation with Girl Scouts of the USA to promote Girl Scouting in the Jewish community.

    National MPS Society (Mucopolysaccharidosis)

    P.O. Box 14686
    Durham, NC 27709-4686
    Phone: (877) MPS-1001, (919) 806-0101
    Contact: Barbara Wedehase

    National Neimann-Pick Disease Foundation

    P.O. Box 49
    Fort Atkinson, WI 53538-0049
    Phone: (877) 287-3672, (920) 563-0930
    Fax: (920) 563-0931

    We are a non-profit group dedicated to supporting and empowering patients and families affected by Niemann-Pick disease through education, collaboration and research.

    National Tay-Sachs and Allied Diseases Association

    2001 Beacon St.
    Suite 204
    Brighton, MA 02135
    Phone: (800) 906-8723, (617) 277-4463
    Fax: (617) 277-0134
    Contact: Susan Kahn

    Dedicated to funding research for cures and treatments, prevention through screening and education. Information and support services for individuals and families affected by Tay-Sachs, Canavan and related genetic diseases.

    National Yiddish Book Center

    Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Building
    1021 West Street
    Amherst, MA 01002
    Phone: (413) 256-4900
    Fax: (413) 256-4700

    Non-profit organization working to tell the whole Jewish story by rescuing, translating and disseminating Yiddish books and presenting innovative educational programs that broaden understanding of modern Jewish identity.

    Ner Tamid Ezra Habonim Egalitarian Minyan

    P.O. Box 598113
    Chicago, IL 60659
    Phone: (773) 465-6090
    Fax: (773) 465-6008
    Contact: Larry Moss

    Conservative, egalitarian minyan. 

    Meets at:
    7311 N. Western Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60645

    New Israel Fund

    Phone: (847) 681-2103

    Works to strengthen Israel's democracy and support grassroots organizations.

    New Light Cemetery

    6807 N. East Prairie Road
    Lincolnwood, IL 60712
    Phone: (312) 664-4666, (312) 642-7785
    Fax: (847) 676-1241
    Contact: Al Gruen, Dr. Ralph Juss

    Exclusively serving all Jewish traditions. On-site chapel for funerals or meditation.

    Newberry Library

    60 W. Walton Street
    Chicago, IL 60610
    Phone: (312) 255-3506
    Fax: (312) 255-3513

    The largest collection of pre 1800 Hebraica in mid-America. A family history section with important Jewish resources.

    No'ar Hadash


    Provides opportunities for congregational youth groups to gather together for regional and North American events (including a summer teen Israel trip), as well as local programming.

    Noah Marcell

    2742 W. Jerome St.
    Chicago, IL 60645
    Phone: (773) 465-6428

    Vocalist/instrumentalist in Yiddish, Hebrew, Russian, Gypsy, and klezmer music.

    North American Federation of Temple Youth (NFTY) *

    Chicago Area Region
    1121 Lake Cook Road, Suite D
    Deerfield, IL 60015
    Phone: (212) 452-6703
    Fax: (847) 509-0970
    Contact: Logan Zinman

    For high school students from Northwestern Indiana and Chicago suburbs and surrounding cities. Programs include learning, worship, community service, and fellowship to build lifetime ties

    North Shore Community Mikvah

    874 Central Ave.
    Highland Park, IL 60035
    Phone: (847) 266-0783

    North Shore Compassionate Care

    1510 Old Deerfield Rd.
    Highland Park, IL 60035
    Phone: 847-903-0561, 800-882-3838
    Contact: Jordan Mayer

    Description: North Shore Compassionate Care will provide quality home care services for our clients. In this spirit, we have created and maintained a strong caring organization. As a home care agency we closely monitor our employees and provide our patients with continuity of care according to their changing needs. At NSCC, we believe we have an obligation to the community as a provider of quality services. We assist our clients in maintaining dignity, comfort and peace of mind with the freedom and safety of staying at home where life is best.

    North Shore Congregation Israel

    1185 Sheridan Road
    Glencoe, IL 60022
    Phone: (847) 835-0724
    Fax: (847) 835-5613
    Contact: Todd Braman

    Reform congregation.

    North Shore Jewish Center-Congregation Or Simcha (Wilmette)

    237 Thelin Court
    Wilmette, IL 60091
    Phone: 847-840-8633
    Fax: 877-412-3807
    Contact: Rabbi Moishe Raitman

    Orthodox congregation. 

    Meets at:
    Wilmette Community Recreation Center
    3000 Glenview Road
    Wilmette, IL 60091

    North Shore Kosher Bakery

    2919 W. Touhy Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60645
    Phone: (773) 262-0600
    Fax: (773) 262-0600

    Baked goods for all occasions and holidays. Kosher and dairy-free establishment. cRc-certified.

    North Shore Place

    1000 Sunset Ridge Road
    Northbrook, IL 60062
    Phone: 224-534-6641

    Assisted living and memory care. Offers luxury retirement apartments and specializes in senior care.

    North Shore Torah Center Komimiyus

    6247 N. Sacramento Street
    Chicago, IL 60659
    Phone: (773) 465-8183

    Torah classes, free of charge, primarily in Deerfield and Highland Park.

    North Suburban Lubavitch Chabad — Central Avenue Synagogue

    874 Central Ave.
    Highland Park, IL 60035
    Phone: (847) 266-0770
    Fax: (847) 266-0771
    Contact: Rabbi Yosef Schanowitz & Mrs. Michla Tzipora Schanowitz

    North Suburban Synagogue Beth El

    1175 Sheridan Road
    Highland Park, IL 60035
    Phone: (847) 432-8900
    Fax: (847) 432-9242
    Contact: Rabbi Alex Freedman, Rabbi Michael Schwab

    North Suburban Synagogue Beth El is a Conservative congregation deeply committed to providing opportunities for all members to enrich their Jewish lives. Our community is dynamic, warm, inclusive, and caring.

    North Suburban Synagogue Beth El-The Paul S. & Sylvia Steinberg Pre-School

    1175 Sheridan Rd.
    Highland Park, IL 60035
    Phone: (847432-2830, (847) 432-8900
    Fax: (847) 432-9242
    Contact: Kory Goldenberg

    Kehillah accredited. Preschool classes ages 2-5. Lunch and enrichment program. Infant, parent-toddler and transition classes.

    Northbrook Community Synagogue

    2548 Jasper Court
    Northbrook, IL 60062
    Phone: (847) 509-9204
    Fax: (847) 509-9203
    Contact: Paula Berger

    Traditional congregation.

    Northeastern Illinois University *

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



    Northern Illinois University *

    Northern Illinois University Hillel
    820 Russell Road
    DeKalb, IL 60115
    Phone: (815) 753-6501
    Fax: (815) 753-8515

    NorthShore University HealthSystem

    Genetic Counseling Services
    Evanston Hospital
    2650 N. Ridge Ave.
    Evanston, IL 60201
    Phone: (847) 570-2864
    Contact: Julie Frias

    Prenatal, preconception and pediatric genetic counseling.

    Northwest Suburban Chabad

    16296 W. Aptakisic Road
    Prairie View, IL 60069
    Phone: (847) 808-7770
    Fax: (847) 808-0770
    Contact: Rabbi Shmuel Katz

    Northwestern University (Louis & Saerree Fiedler Hillel Center) *

    629 Foster Street
    Evanston, IL 60201
    Phone: (847) 467-4455
    Contact: Michael Simon, Executive Director

    Hillel is the center of Jewish life at Northwestern and the catalyst for Jewish expression of all kinds. Hillel has a rich and storied history here at Northwestern, but our mission remains timeless: we work to inspire Jewish students to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, and we strive to create meaningful experiences that enable our students to explore their Jewish identity while they try to figure out for themselves what it means to be human and what kind of a human being they want to be. All of this while they try to figure out how to enrich the Jewish community at Northwestern, the campus community, and the world beyond.

    Northwestern University (The Crown Family Center for Jewish Studies)

    Crowe Hall 5-179
    1860 Campus Drive
    Evanston, IL 60208-4050
    Phone: (312) 491-2612, (312) 491-2062
    Contact: Claire Sufrin, Assistant Director, Jewish Studies

    The Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies is the umbrella framework for the Jewish Studies Program and the Israel Studies Group at Northwestern University. In this capacity, the Center sponsors academic lectures, conferences, colloquia, symposia, performances and other events for campus and public audiences; coordinates the curricula and other academic affairs of Jewish Studies and Israel Studies; supports scholarly research; hosts visiting scholars and post-doctoral fellows.

    Norton & Elaine Sarnoff Center for Jewish Genetics *

    30 S. Wells Street
    Chicago, IL 60606
    Phone: 312-357-4718, 312-357-4988
    Contact: Jason Rothstein

    The Norton & Elaine Sarnoff Center for Jewish Genetics is an educational resource for hereditary cancers and Jewish genetic disorders. Working closely with clergy, healthcare professionals, support organizations and dedicated individuals, the Center strives to inform community members and raise awareness of available options, including its own subsidized genetic counseling and screening program, so they can plan for a healthy future.

    NS Beth El Sisterhood Sisterhood Gift Shop

    1175 Sheridan Road
    Highland Park, IL 60035
    Phone: 847-558-3389, 847-571-5629
    Contact: Sulie Holt or Diane Levin

    Your resource for beautiful Judaica and gifts; everything to enhance your Jewish home. Beautiful array of gifts for lifecycle milestones, from baby blankets, tallitot, and yads to groom's glass and shard keepsakes; unique items from Israel artisans - kiddush cups, candlesticks, mezuzot and jewelry. Wedding and b'nai mitzvot registries; hostess gifts for holidays and special occasions. Whatever your gift-giving need, we're your North Shore resource.

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