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

    M. Kaz Designs

    2802 N. Brighton Place
    Arlington Heights, IL 60004
    Phone: (847) 255-5599
    Fax: (847) 255-5591
    Contact: Marsha Kasanov

    Chuppot, tallisim, kippot for all ages, bibs, aprons, challah covers, matzah covers, wedding bags, tallit bags, washing towels, and ladies' head covers.

    Maccabim Hebrew School

    4600 Main St.
    3851 White Cloud
    Skokie, IL 60076
    Phone: (847) 501-0657
    Contact: Lior Kakon

    Serving Israeli and American children age 2 and older in the Chicago metro area, providing them a unique anchor to Hebrew language, Jewish learning and Israeli culture, and strengthening their Jewish-Israeli identity. Families come from a variety of Jewish backgrounds, and the Sunday morning classes are conducted primarily in Hebrew by professional educators who are also native speakers.

    Madraigos Midwest

    3557 W Peterson Ave
    Chicago, IL 60659
    Phone: 773-478-6000
    Contact: Rachel Karesh; Yankie Greenberger

    Madraigos Midwest supports and enhances the emotional, social and spiritual health of adolescents, young adults and their families with an array of innovative prevention and intervention programs and services. We guide, encourage and uplift youth to reach their potential-step by step.

    Magnolia Bakery

    Block 37
    108 N. State Street
    Chicago, IL 60602
    Phone: 312-346-7777

    Certified kosher.

    Makom Shalom - The Community

    47 W. Polk Street, #100-543
    Chicago, IL 60605
    Phone: (312) 458-9040
    Contact: Jaqi Green, Administrator

    Makom Shalom is a Renewal Community, small but mighty, all inclusive, social action oriented, and music loving. Meets at Epiphany Church (2008 W. Bradley Place, Chicago) the second and fourth Friday of each month. Occasional in home programs.

    Makom Solel Lakeside

    1301 Clavey Road
    Highland Park, IL 60035
    Phone: (847) 433-3555
    Fax: (847) 433-3573
    Contact: Allan Litwack, Rick Schuster

    A vibrant and growing Reform Jewish congregation of pathfinders committed to sacred worship, social justice and lifelong learning. Welcomes and embraces interfaith families and all who seek a spiritual home.


    80 Avenue K
    Newark, NJ 07105
    Phone: (201) 553-1100

    Distributors of certified-kosher foods.

    Maot Chitim of Greater Chicago *

    3710 Commercial Ave
    Suite 7
    Northbrook, IL 60062
    Phone: 847-674-3224
    Contact: Joellyn Stoliar, Executive Director

    Delivers kosher holiday foods to families and individuals in need throughout the Chicago metropolitan community. Food is delivered for Rosh Hashanah and Passover. Volunteer opportunities exist for all aspects of the delivery—building boxes, packing boxes, and delivering the meals door to door. Everyone is welcome.

    Maraz Studios

    Phone: (847) 782-9887
    Contact: Margie Razar

    Fine art porcelain.

    Mariano's Fresh Market Grocery of Skokie

    3358 W. Touhy Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60076
    Phone: (847) 763-8801

    Kosher deli, kosher fresh-baked bread from the bakery and kosher fresh meat. Glatt kosher. cRc-certified with Mashgiach T'mide.

    Marlene Baron

    1280 Rudolph Road
    Suite 2D
    Northbrook, IL 60062
    Phone: (847) 562-1185
    Fax: (847) 562-1187

    Vocalist in many musical styles.

    Martin and Gertrude Walder Torah with Science Learning Center

    8180 McCormick Blvd.
    Skokie, IL 60077-1886
    Phone: (847) 745-1706
    Contact: Rabbi Herschel Weiner

    Provides no-cost science enhancement curricula to teachers, parents and students.

    Mary Etta Moore

    3317 Beacon Street, #73
    Chicago, IL 60064
    Phone: (269) 381-0520

    Ketubot and papercuts.

    Masa Israel Journey *

    30 S. Wells Street
    Suite 5072
    Chicago, IL 60606
    Phone: (312) 357-4723
    Contact: Amanda Monto

    Provides two to 12-month programs for 18-30 year olds, including gap year, study abroad, and post college internships and volunteer placements. The programs are specifically designed to give each individual an immersive experience complete with interactions in the local communities, intensive Hebrew immersion ulpan and trips all over the country. Many Masa alumni reflecting on their experiences say they connected more to their Jewish identity and the global Jewish community. Scholarships and grants are available to make the experience affordable.

    Maxwell Street Foundation

    P.O. Box 4307
    Chicago, IL 60680
    Phone: upon request
    Contact: Lori Grove

    The mission of the Maxwell Street Foundation is to preserve and interpret the history of Chicago's Maxwell Street neighborhood for future generations. The Foundation presents slide programs at outside venues about historic Maxwell Street; walking tours of the redeveloped Maxwell Street, upon request; and participates with the New Maxwell Street Market on select Sundays of the year operated by the City of Chicago on Desplaines Avenue north of Roosevelt Rd. The Foundation sells Maxwell Street-themed items on its website, and accepts donations of Maxwell Street artifacts and memorabilia for its archive and collection. The Foundation provides research in its archive upon request, for a donation. The Foundation assists new research on historic or contemporary aspects of Maxwell Street and the Market. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and contributions are tax deductible.

    Maxwell Street Klezmer Band

    4025 Harvard Terrace
    Skokie, IL 60076
    Phone: (847) 675-4800
    Fax: (847) 675-4880

    The band has delighted audiences for three decades with their joyous, soulful spin on Jewish music. They are equally skilled at swing, ballroom, classic rock and roll, Motown and Latin dance music. Their Klezmer Music Foundation sponsors The Junior Klezmer Orchestra, The Salaam-Shalom Music Project, and three congregational klezmer bands. Violinist Alex Koffman was featured soloist with Chicago Sinfonietta at Symphony Center, and the band played in the world's first klezmer opera with Lyric Opera.

    Maya Polsky Gallery

    215 W. Superior Street
    Chicago, IL 60610
    Phone: (312) 440-0055

    Oil paintings and drawings by contemporary Jewish artists.

    MayaWorks Office

    1732 W. Hubbard Street, Suite 1A
    Chicago, IL 60622
    Phone: (312) 243-8050
    Fax: (312) 243-2156

    Kippot and tallitot.

    McHenry County Jewish Congregation

    8617 Ridgefield Road
    Crystal Lake, IL 60012
    Phone: (815) 455-1810
    Contact: Rabbi Tom Samuels

    Non-denominational congregation.

    Memorial Park Cemetery

    9900 Gross Point Road
    Skokie , IL 60076
    Phone: (847) 677-4401

    Menorah Gardens

    A division of Waldheim Cemetery Company
    1400 S. Des Plaines Ave.
    Forest Park, IL 60130
    Phone: (708) 366-4541
    Fax: (708) 366-4575

    Additional address: 2630 S. 17th Ave., Broadview, IL 60153

    Exclusively serving the Jewish faith and traditions.


    520 Eighth Avenue, 4th Floor
    New York, NY 10018
    Phone: 212-533-2061
    Contact: Dr Marilyn Lishnoff Wind, President, Sandy Starkman, Chair Membership Committee

    Zionist membership organization of the Conservative movement, the voice of Conservative Jewry within the World Zionist Organization, the Jewish Agency for Israel, the American Zionist Movement and the Jewish National Fund.It supports relgious pluralism in Israel and strengthens the connection between Israel and the Diapora.

    Merkaz HaRabonim

    2850 W. Northshore Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60645
    Phone: (773) 764-2106
    Fax: (773) 764-2107

    Orthodox rabbinical organization concerned itself with issues and problems of to the Orthodox Jewish community.

    Mesamechai Leiv Orchestras

    Phone: (773) 508-0902, (888) 592-3345
    Fax: (773) 751-2231
    Contact: Gershon Friedman

    Modern and traditional Jewish music for all occasions.

    Mesorah Publications

    4401 2nd Ave.
    Brooklyn, NY 11232
    Phone: (718) 921-9000
    Fax: (718) 680-1875
    Contact: Efraim Perlowitz

    English-language Judaica on Jewish life and learning--Talmud, Mishnah, Torah, Siddur, Tanach, Holocaust, Halachah, fiction, festivals, children's literature.

    Metro Chicago Hillel *

    924 S. Morgan Street
    Chicago, IL 60607
    Phone: (312) 829-1595
    Fax: (312) 829-1597

    Charles Cohen, Executive Director, ;  Jonah Brandhandler, Director of Engagement, ; Rachel Lipson, Manager of Operations,  

    Serves students at UIC, NEIU, IIT, DePaul University, Loyola University, Roosevelt University, Columbia College Chicago, SAIC, and Oakton Community College, building a unique Jewish student community on and across the campuses. Through personalized relationship building, Metro Chicago Hillel creates student leadership, and connects students to Jewish life, resources, and opportunities that are right for them. Popular offerings include social action opportunities, Birthright Israel trips, Shabbat programming, Jewish learning opportunities, and social programs.


    Michael I. Jacobson Memorial Gomle Fund

    195 N. Buffalo Grove Road
    Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
    Phone: (888) 509-5011

    Nonprofit organization serving the Chicagoland indigent Jewish community with traditional burials at Waldheim Jewish Cemetery.

    Michael Lerich Productions

    1200 N. Branch St.
    Chicago, IL 60692
    Phone: (312) 266-0101

    Music and entertainment with orchestra for social and corporate events.

    Mid America HealthCare and Rehabilitation Centre

    4920 N. Kenmore Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60640
    Phone: (773) 769-2700

    Fully kosher skilled nursing facility.

    Midwest Agudas Yisroel Council of Synagogue Rabbanim

    Agudath Israel of Illinois
    3542 W. Peterson Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60659
    Phone: (773) 279-8400
    Fax: (773) 279-9571
    Contact: Rabbi Yaakov Robinson

    A rabbinic council consisting of more than 70 rabbis from 16 cities that provides invaluable programs and services to Jewish communities throughout the Midwest.

    Midwest Conference Center

    401 W. Lake Street
    Northlake, IL 60164-2401
    Phone: (708) 409-2828
    Fax: (708) 409-2830

    Weddings, banquets. Kosher Le Mehadrin.

    Midwest Jewish Council

    P.O. Box 59032
    Chicago, IL 60659
    Phone: (773) 274-0570

    Yearly commemorations of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising and continuing remembrance of the Holocaust.

    Midwest Kosher

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

    Kosher certification supervised by Rabbi Yehoshua H. Eichenstein and Rabbi Chaim Tzvi Goldzweig.

    Midwest NCSY

    3200 W. Touhy Ave.
    Skokie, IL 60076
    Phone: (847) 677-6279
    Contact: Rabbi Donny Schwartz and Rabbi Moshe Isenberg

    A multi-faceted Jewish youth group which is open to all Jewish youth regardless of background and affiliation. Offering social and educational programming in hundreds of communities across the U.S. and Canada, NCSY is a leader in bringing unaffiliated youth an awareness of what Judaism is all about. For Jewish teenagers, NCSY is a relaxed, fun environment to learn about their heritage.

    Migdal Torah Free Loan Jewish Book Library

    2728 W. Pratt Blvd.
    Chicago, IL 60645
    Phone: (773) 465-7600
    Fax: (773) 465-4554

    Audiotape library with more than 1,500 lecturers. More than 800 books on Jewish thought.

    Mikvah Mei Leah Champaign-Urbana

    17 E University Ave
    Champaign, IL 61820
    Phone: 312-854-9737

    A mikvah serving Champaign-Urbana's Jewish community.

    Milt’s Barbecue for the Perplexed

    3411 N. Broadway Street
    Chicago, IL 60657
    Phone: (773) 661-6384

    Dine-in, catering and private parties. 100 percent of all profits are donated to charity. Hosts events and features experts and speakers to address a range of topics with an emphasis on global and Jewish affairs. cRc glatt kosher.

    Milt’s Extra Innings

    3409 N Broadway St.
    Chicago, IL 60657
    Phone: 773-661-6384

    Sun-Thur 11am till 7pm

    Friday 11am till 2pm

    Closed on Saturday

    Crc Kosher

    Mini-Camp TOV *

    Jewish United Fund
    30 S. Wells Street
    Suite 5034
    Chicago, IL 60606
    Phone: (312) 444-2867
    Fax: (312) 444-2086
    Contact: Genna Kahn

    Mini-Camp TOV is the same great experience as Camp TOV, in a smaller package! Take part in a jam-packed two-day session of hands-on volunteering, taking place in early June after school ends and before overnight camp begins. To participate in Mini-Camp TOV, you must be a Jewish teen from the Chicago area entering grades seven through 12.

    Minyan Shirat ha-Agam (Song of the Lake)

    Fiedler Hillel at Northwestern University
    629 Foster Street
    Evanston, IL 60201
    Phone: (847) 492-5200
    Contact: Daniel Cedarbaum

    A new kind of davening experience, grounded in traditional Jewish practice and fully egalitarian. Spiritually and intellectually fulfilling, with an emphasis on communal singing; member-led and fully participatory, allowing for creative musical and liturgical experimentation within a largely traditional framework. Meets two Shabbat mornings each month.

    Miriam Lewis

    169 W. Chatham Lane
    Round Lake, IL 60073
    Phone: 847-528-7005
    Contact: Miriam Marie Lewis

    International Song Stylist. Song for every occasion. Vocalist performing songs in Yiddish, Hebrew, Italian, Russian, Polish along with Broadway tunes and popular standards. Available for dinner shows, meetings and private events.

    Mishkan Chicago

    4001 N. Ravenswood Ave.
    Suite 101
    Chicago, IL 60613
    Phone: (773) 893-0613
    Contact: Rachel Cort

    Mishkan's mission is to engage, educate, empower, connect and inspire people through dynamic experiences of Jewish prayer, learning, social activism and community building. Whether in person or online, through music or Talmud or powerful conversations, whether in services or social events, Mishkan is reimagining and reinvigorating the next generation of Judaism in Chicago and beyond.

    Mishne Ugmora Congregation

    6045 N. California Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60659
    Phone: (773) 465-1433
    Contact: Rabbi Elliot Weinschneider

    Orthodox congregation.

    Mitziut Jewish Community

    616 Michigan Ave.
    Evanston, IL 60202-3070
    Phone: (773) 531-4001
    Contact: Rabbi Menachem Cohen

    Mitzuit is a safe, non-judgmental, take-off-your-shoes-if-you-like diverse group of good people, where all are welcomed and accepted regardless of knowledge and experience of Judaism. Services are inclusive, participatory, joyous, relaxed. Various activities, including Shabbos on the Beach, meditation drop in group and Jewish drum circle, allow individuals to deepen their Jewish spiritual explorations within a group experience.

    Mitzvah Memorials Funerals

    Phone: (630) 648-9824
    Fax: (847) 282-5136
    Contact: Lloyd Mandel

    500 Lake Cook Road, Suite 350
    Deerfield, IL 60015

    8850 Skokie Blvd., Suite 101
    Skokie, IL 60077

    Independent funeral director.

    Mizrachi - Religious Zionists of Chicago

    3740 W. Dempster Street
    Skokie, IL 60076
    Phone: (847) 674-9733
    Fax: (847) 750-0222
    Contact: Rabbi Jerold Isenberg

    Conduit for Religious Zionism in Chicago. Provides opportunities for the support and advancement of Torat Eretz Yisrael, Israel Advocacy, and Yishuv Eretz Yisrael while serving as a vehicle for the practical expression of Hakorat HaTov for the Divine gift of Medinat Yisrael.

    Mizrahi Grill

    215 Skokie Valley Road
    Highland Park, IL 60035
    Phone: (847) 831-1400
    Fax: (847) 831-1403

    Authentic Mediterranean cuisine. Restaurant, food truck and catering. cRc-certified.

    Moadon Kol Chadash *

    2464 N. Clybourn Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60614
    Phone: (773) 661-6340
    Fax: (773) 661-6341
    Contact: Etty Dolgin

    Gan Gani: Hebrew-immersion preschool through Kindergarten program.

    Moadon:  After-school experience; junior kindergarten through eighth grade with a special program targeted at post-b'nai mitzvah students; provides an opportunity for immersion in Jewish culture, religion, tradition, and Hebrew language through collaborative learning; integrated bar/bat Mitzvah preparation.

    Mobile Music Interactive Entertainment

    160 Lexington Dr, Suite A
    Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
    Phone: (847) 808-1500
    Contact: Carey Smolensky

    DJs, emcees and interactive dancers for bar/bat mitzvahs, weddings and corporate events since 1978. Always appropriate, with packages customized to fit specific needs and budgets.

    Modern Klezmer Jazz Quartet

    744 S. Ashland Ave.
    La Grange, IL 60525
    Phone: 708-638-6377
    Contact: Shelley Yoelin

    Jewish music for all occasions. Jazz for cocktails and receptions.


    Contact: Nava Fried

    Promotes Israeli women designers who design and create tichels (hair coverings), modest clothing and Judaica items. Ships worldwide.

    Moishe House Hyde Park *


    Moishe House is a network of peer-based Jewish communities for young adults aged 22-30. Each house is comprised of three to five residents who host five to seven programs per month, covering a wide variety of topics and activities, including Shabbat dinners, camping trips and volunteering.  

    Moishe House Lakeview *


    Moishe House is a network of peer-based Jewish communities for young adults aged 22-30. Each house is comprised of three to five residents who host five to seven programs per month, covering a wide variety of topics and activities, including Shabbat dinners, camping trips and volunteering.  

    Moishe House Old Town *


    Moishe House is a network of peer-based Jewish communities for young adults aged 22-30. Each house is comprised of three to five residents who host five to seven programs per month, covering a wide variety of topics and activities, including Shabbat dinners, camping trips and volunteering.  

    Moishe House RSJ *


    Moishe House is a network of peer-based Jewish communities for young adults aged 22-30. Each house is comprised of three to five residents who host five to seven programs per month, covering a wide variety of topics and activities, including Shabbat dinners, camping trips and volunteering.  

    Moishe House Wicker Park *


    Moishe House is a network of peer-based Jewish communities for young adults aged 22-30. Each house is comprised of three to five residents who host five to seven programs per month, covering a wide variety of topics and activities, including Shabbat dinners, camping trips and volunteering.  

    Molloy Education Center

    8701 Menard
    Morton Grove, IL 60053
    Phone: (847) 966-8600

    Public school program for children with mental or physical handicaps; early childhood program ages 3-5, early intervention ages birth-3.


    7616 N. Kolmar Ave.
    Skokie, IL 60076
    Phone: (847) 676-4356
    Contact: Donna Rubinson

    Ensemble specializing in klezmer freylach folk music; some Israeli music, songs of Yiddish theater.

    Montrose Cemetery

    5400 N. Pulaski Road
    Chicago, IL 60630
    Phone: (773) 478-5400
    Fax: (773) 478-5550

    Nondenominational, with an exclusively Jewish section.

    Moriah Congregation

    200 Taub Drive
    Deerfield, IL 60015
    Phone: (847) 948-5340
    Fax: (847) 948-8240
    Contact: Lisa Kaplan

    Conservative congregation.

    Moriah Congregation Early Childhood Center

    200 Taub Drive
    Deerfield, IL 60015
    Phone: (847) 948-8930
    Contact: Cherene Radis

    Half-day and extended day options for children 6 weeks through 5 years of age.

    Morris & Rose Goldman Computer Department for Jewish Studies *

    Associated Talmud Torahs
    3531 Madison Street
    Skokie, IL 60076
    Phone: (773) 973-2828
    Fax: (773) 973-6666
    Contact: Chani Friedman

    Technology consulting and training for teachers and schools.

    Mount Sinai Hospital Resale Shops *

    2902 N Clark St
    Chicago, IL 60657
    Phone: (773) 935-1434
    Contact: Rose Ann Cope

    All profits to Mount Sinai Hospital. Volunteer opportunities.

    Moving Traditions

    Contact: Lisa Alter Krule

    Moving Traditions believes that when Judaism promotes self-discovery, challenges traditional gender roles, and celebrates a diversity of voices, it has the power to move our teens, our communities, and Judaism forward. Through the field-tested programs Rosh Hodesh and Shevet Achim, Moving Traditions creates experiences that inspire Jewish teens to openly explore fundamental questions of identity and society.

    Mummies and Masterpieces

    Phone: (847) 220-0325
    Contact: Lauren Perlman, Founder and Director

    A program for the enhancement of classroom curriculum through museum collections, slide shows, art projects and museum visits for schools, synagogues, summer camps and other Jewish organizations.

    My Own Meals

    P.O. Box 334
    Deerfield, IL 60015
    Phone: (847) 948-1118
    Fax: (847) 948-0468

    Refrigeration-free kosher meals sold at local stores and by direct mail, 10 varieties. Rabbis M. Solovelchik-certified.

    Myra Rubenstein Weis Health Resource Center

    NorthShore University HealthSystem
    Highland Park Hospital
    777 Park Ave. West
    Highland Park, IL 60035
    Phone: (847) 480-2727

    Dedicated to supporting the health education needs of the community. Located at Highland Park Hospital, the Resource Center is a private place to obtain information when making healthcare decisions. Visitors are welcome to stop by to browse the collection and enjoy a relaxing environment between appointments or during other idle time in the hospital. Personal, confidential assistance is available free of charge to help you find the health information you need. Hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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