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

    J Street

    Midwest Region
    Phone: (312) 298-9435
    Email: info@jstreet.org
    Web: http://jstreet.org
    Contact: Rabbi Alison Abrams, Midwest Regional Director

    Political organization for pro-Israel, pro-peace Americans.

    Jack Strulowitz Lakefront Eruv

    540 W. Melrose Street
    Chicago, IL 60657
    Email: shul@asbi.org
    Web: https://twitter.com/lakefronteruv

    Endorsed by Rabbi Chaim Jachter.

    Jack Wald

    2546 W. Jerome Street
    Chicago, IL 60645
    Phone: (773) 428-8199
    Email: jackwald1@gmail.com
    Web: http://www.facebook.com/JewishArtwork
    Contact: Jack Wald

    Custom ketubahs, corporate and organizational painting, illustrations.

    Jacob Duman Early Childhood Center at Lake County JCC *

    23280 N. Old McHenry Road
    Lake Zurich, IL 60047
    Phone: 847-901-0620
    Fax: (224) 543-7030
    Email: tkrames@jccchicago.org
    Web: http://www.jccchicagoearlychildhood.org
    Contact: Trudi Krames

    Housed on our sprawling 37-acre Jewish Community Campus at Lake County JCC, Jacob Duman Early Childhood Center reflects the beauty around it. Children engage in exploration inside and out. Sunny classrooms and our two custom-built, developmentally appropriate playgrounds create an opportunity for learning and outside exploration.We strive to provide the foundation for children to develop and grow while bringing Jewish values to life. For ages 6 weeks - 4 years.

    Jacqueline von Edelberg

    3270 N. Lake Shore Drive
    #6B
    Chicago, IL 60657
    Phone: (773) 983-7430
    Email: jacqueline@youtopia.tech
    Web: http://www.ketubbah.co

    Jacqueline's richly illuminated ketubbot draw on 15th through 19th century designs and reflect the tastes and inspirations of her clients. The calligraphy in each piece is done by hand, using the traditional Aramaic, conservative, or reformed texts. Her work has been featured in the Chicago Tribune, JUF News, and the Chicago Jewish News, and can be found in several galleries, including the Pittsburgh Museum of Art. She is a two-time finalist in the Philip and Sylvia Spertus Judiaca Prize Competition.


    Jazmer

    2165 St. Johns Ave.
    Highland Park, IL 60035
    Phone: (847) 433-2842
    Email: shirlee_jazmer@ameritech.net
    Web: http://jazmerband.com

    Jewish, American, Eastern European (klezmer/Yiddish), Sephardic, Israeli, 20th-century jazz and popular music. Israeli dance leading available. For weddings, bar mitzvahs, private parties and concerts.

    jBaby Chicago *

    Jewish United Fund
    30 S. Wells Street
    Chicago, IL 60606-5056
    Phone: (312) 357-4907
    Email: jbabychicago@juf.org
    Web: http://www.juf.org/jbabychicago

    Welcoming the newest and cutest members of Chicago's Jewish community with baby and tot classes, playgroups and special jBaby swag! jBaby Chicago helps expectant parents and families of newborns and tots (0-24 months) make connections, build friendships, and engage in Jewish life in Chicago. Sign up now for jBaby Chicago to claim your swag and get connected.

    JBS

    Jewish Broadcasting Service
    Phone: (201) 242-9460
    Email: mail@jbstv.org
    Web: http://www.jbstv.org

    JBS is a Jewish non-profit educational television channel featuring daily news from Israel, leading Jewish figures, issues and events of Jewish importance, call-in programs, Jewish studies, 92nd Street Y, children's programs, films, music and entertainment. Its purpose is to foster Jewish understanding. JBS can be watched on RCN CH 269 and DIRECTV CH 388. Comcast customers should call Comcast and request JBS or email JBS at  mail@jbstv.org  and we will pass your request on to Comcast.

    JCARES: Jewish Community Abuse Resources, Education and Solutions *

    Jewish Child & Family Services
    Phone: 855-275-5237 (855-ASK-JCFS)
    Email: ask@jcfs.org
    Web: http://www.jcfs.org

    Offers education and resources to increase awareness, expand understanding and ensure a culturally sensitive, coordinated response to abuse in Jewish homes and families. A catalyst for social justice and institutional change, JCARES is committed to inspiring collaborative action focused on abuse across the lifespan -- from keeping children safe to the well-being of elders.

     

    JCC Apachi Ivrit *

    Northbrook & Chicago
    Chicago, IL Phone: 847-763-3627
    Email: aashkenazi@jccchicago.org
    Web: http://www.jccchicago.org/daycamp

    Apachi Ivrit combines all the fun of 'Z' Frank Apachi while exposing campers to conversational Hebrew, by listening and speaking with counselors and friends. Campers (4 years-2nd grade) play, laugh, sing, swim, run and create in the warmth of a close-knit camp group. Campers come home each day proud of their new language skills, along with new friendships, great camp memories and a love of Hebrew. Located at 'Z' Frank Apachi and Apachi Northside.

    JCC Chi Town Connection *

    23280 N. Old McHenry Road
    Lake Zurich, IL 60047
    Phone: 847-763-3551
    Fax: 847-763-3680
    Email: kkolling@jccchicago.org
    Web: www.chitownconnection.com
    Contact: Kyle Kolling

    Year-round teen program offers social, recreational and cultural activities, leadership development and volunteer opportunities.

    JCC Chicago *

    30 S. Wells Street, Suite 4000
    Chicago, IL 60606
    Phone: 312-775-1804
    Fax: 312-775-1818
    Web: www.jccchicago.org
    Contact: Addie Goodman, President/CEO; Jan Shuman, Executive Assistant

    JCC Chicago offers a life-affirming journey that builds on the richness and power of Jewish values and continues to reimagine them for a more connected, inspired community. Through a mix of formal and informal education, recreational and cultural activities, JCC Chicago provides quality experiences that enrich the lives of individuals, families and the community. JCC's award-winning preschool programs, summer camps and wide array of activities provide opportunities to bring Jewish values to life through innovative programs designed to meet the needs of everyone from infants to adults. Founded in 1903 to serve the needs of the burgeoning population of Jewish immigrants in Chicago, JCC today serves more than 24,000 Chicago area children, adults and families each year. JCC is a partner with the Jewish United Fund in serving our community. Programs located throughout the Chicagoland area: Chicago (Lakeview/Rogers Park/Hyde Park), 

    JCC Chicago #BIGIDEA Lincoln Park *

    Lincoln Park High School
    2001 N. Ochard
    Chicago, IL 60614
    Email: jminor@jccchicago.org
    Web: http://www.apachi.org/big-idea
    Contact: Julie Minor

    #BIGIDEA is the ultimate day camp for curious, creative tweens and teens. Each day blends technology workshops with traditional camp activities in the spirit of Israel's high-tech industry. Summer is not for school, it's for experimenting and creating while having loads of fun. #BIGIDEA offers all of this and more. #BIGIDEA is the leading Israel tech education organizer since 2008. They are our partners in bringing Israeli innovation to Chicago. The program and instructors provide an expertise in technology along with a commitment to launching the next generation of entrepreneurs and thinkers. 4th-9th Grade.

     

    JCC Chicago #BIGIDEA Northbrook *

    3210 Dundee Road
    Northbrook, IL 60062
    Phone: 847-272-7050
    Email: jminor@jccchicago.org
    Web: http://www.apachi.org/big-idea
    Contact: Julie Minor

    #BIGIDEA is the ultimate day camp for curious, creative tweens and teens. Each day blends technology workshops with traditional camp activities in the spirit of Israel's high-tech industry. Summer is not for school, it's for experimenting and creating while having loads of fun. #BIGIDEA offers all of this and more. #BIGIDEA is the leading Israel tech education organizer since 2008. They are our partners in bringing Israeli innovation to Chicago. The program and instructors provide an expertise in technology along with a commitment to launching the next generation of entrepreneurs and thinkers. 4th-9th Grade

    JCC Chicago 'Z' Frank Apach Day Camp *

    3050 Woodridge Lane
    Northbrook, IL 60062
    Phone: (847) 272-7050
    Fax: (847) 272-5357
    Email: tblenner@jccchicago.org
    Web: http://www.apachi.org/zfa
    Contact: Terri Blenner, Camp Director

    "Z" Frank Apachi J Camp is located on our beautiful 10-acre campus in Northbrook. With large green spaces, manicured athletic fields, shaded areas and shelters, it's the ideal place for kids who love to play, create and explore. Our camp features air-conditioned spaces, two large heated outdoor pools, an outdoor cooking classroom, arts and crafts studio, adventure tree, boating, tennis court, a climbing wall and more. Campers can try everything from sports, arts and crafts and gaga, to clowning, cooking, drama, yoga and rock climbing. Music is always in the air, theme days are legendary, and our Shabbat celebrations foster a true sense of community and connection. 4 years-7th grade + CIT.

    JCC Chicago Apachi Hyde Park *

    5200 S. Hyde Park Blvd.
    Chicago, IL 60615
    Phone: 847-763-3504
    Fax: (773) 753-3085
    Email: adenes-meador@jccchicago.org
    Web: http://www.apachi.org/hydepark
    Contact: Anita Denes-Meador

    Just steps from Lake Michigan's shimmering shoreline, Apachi Hyde Park at Hyde Park JCC, is an urban oasis. With endless sand and water play, air-conditioned indoor spaces, neighborhood pools, sports fields, a full-size gymnasium, green spaces and more, Apachi Hyde Park has it all! Campers enjoy arts and crafts, drama and improv, music, sports, martial arts and more. Weekly field trips to the beach makes Apachi Hyde Park THE place to be for so much summer fun. 3 years-4th grade.

    JCC Chicago Apachi Northside Day Camp *

    Northside College Prep
    5501 N. Kedzie Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60625
    Phone: (847) 763-3504
    Email: bmiller@jccchicago.org
    Web: http://www.apachi.org/northside
    Contact: Beth Miller, Camp Director

    Apachi Northside encourages campers to celebrate what makes them truly special. Through sports, art, swimming, science and theater, campers discover new ways to express themselves, create friendships and try new things. As campers get older, our program grows with them providing more opportunities for choice and leadership development. Each week is highlighted by special theme days and exciting guest entertainers, which enhance opportunities for community building and indescribable fun. 4 years-7th grade + CIT.

    JCC Chicago Apachi Old Town *

    Walter Payton College Prep
    1034 N. Wells
    Chicago, IL 60610
    Phone: 847-763-3504
    Fax: (773) 871-0224
    Email: adenes-meador@jccchicago.org
    Web: http://www.apachi.org/oldtown
    Contact: Anita Denes-Meador

    Here, campers build confidence on the high ropes, climbing wall and obstacle courses. They create solutions using art and construction in the design & tinkering lab, and practice skills, playing and competing in an extensive array of team and individual sports.  And, of course, each week is filled with endless moments of Apachi magic-theme days, Shabbat celebrations, guest entertainers and more. K-7th grade.

     

     

    JCC Chicago Apachi Rogers Park *

    Bernard Horwich JCC
    3003 W. Touhy Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60645
    Phone: 773-516-5883
    Fax: (773) 761-8835
    Email: wsinger@jccchicago.org
    Web: http://www.apachi.org
    Contact: Wendy Singer, Director

    Located at Bernard Horwich JCC, Apachi Rogers Park is a hidden gem in the community, providing campers with a one-of-a-kind exploration of Judaism and self. You may not see it from our front doors, but venture out back and you'll discover a gorgeous, park-like setting, for sunny camp days packed with all the fun and friends of Apachi. With swim lessons, theme days, field trips, cookouts, and sports, campers thrive in our Torah-enriched community while exploring new interest, gaining skills, and creating lifelong friendships. 4 years-8th grade + CIT.


    JCC Chicago Apachi Skokie-Evanston *

    St. Joan of Arc School
    9248 N. Lawndale
    Evanston, IL 60203
    Phone: 773-516-5883
    Fax: (847) 675-4910
    Email: wsinger@jccchicago.org
    Web: http://www.apachi.org/skokie-evanston
    Contact: Wendy Singer

    Beginning in Summer 2019, Apachi Skokie/Evanston will relocate to St. Joan of Arc School, at 9248 N. Lawndale in Evanston. Apachi Skokie/Evanston will be the same beloved camp generations of children have known and loved with endless fun and activities including sports, performing arts, fine arts, teambuilding and more. Our new location features, air-conditioned classroom space for activities and exploration, a large gymnasium, multi-purpose rooms, a stage and an outdoor playground, plus open green fields and plenty of shaded areas for outdoor play. 3 years-8th grade + CIT.

     

    JCC Chicago Apachi Village Day Camp Lake Zurich *

    23280 N. Old McHenry Road
    Lake Zurich, IL 60047
    Phone: 847-726-0800
    Email: jsmith@jccchicago.org
    Web: http://www.apachi.org/apach-village-lake-zurich
    Contact: Jamee Smith

    New for Summer 2019 is Apachi Village in Lake Zurich, our beloved Apachi program for preschoolers! Apachi Village Day Camp is big on fun in a nurturing environment where emerging independence is fostered in our youngest campers. With our focus solely on 3 and 4-year olds, everything is sized just right for your little one with all age-appropriate activities taking place at Lake County JCC in Lake Zurich. Easy in, easy out carpool lines help ease the transition and make drop off and pick-up a breeze.

    JCC Chicago Apachi Village Day Camp Northbrook *

    Bernard Weinger JCC
    300 Revere Drive
    Northbrook, IL 60062
    Phone: 847-763-3504
    Fax: (224) 406-9272
    Email: akaufman@jccchicago.org
    Web: http://www.apachi.org/apachi-village-northbrook
    Contact: Andi Kaufman

    Apachi Village J Camp is big on fun in a nurturing environment where emerging independence is fostered in our youngest campers. Our focus is solely on 3, 4 and 5-year olds and campers are placed in small groups with caring, nurturing counselors. Everything is sized just right for your little one with all age-appropriate activities taking place, and learning to swim is a top priority.

    JCC Chicago Camp Chi *

    Business Office
    23280 N. Old McHenry Road
    Lake Zurich, IL 60047
    Phone: 847-763-3551
    Fax: 847-763-3680
    Email: info@campchi.com
    Web: www.campchi.com
    Contact: Brad Finkel, Director, Camp Chi/Regional Vice President, South Central WI

    An enriching, Jewish, overnight camp experience for kids in 3rd-11th grades. JCC Chicago's Camp Chi has been the summer home away from home for generations of campers. Located on 600 wooded acres on a private lake in Lake Delton, WI, the camp features two heated pools, waterfront activities, air-conditioned gym, equestrian center, high ropes challenge courses, zipline, climbing wall, arts center, lighted sports fields and more! Teen leadership and adventure trip programs available. Accredited by the American Camp Association and recognized as the #1 overnight camp in the Midwest. Summer Address: P.O. Box 104, Lake Delton, WI 53940.

    JCC Chicago Early Childhood at “Z” Frank Apachi *

    3050 Woodridge Lane
    Northbrook, IL 60062
    Phone: 847-272-8707
    Fax: (847) 272-5357
    Email: lnathan@jccchicago.org
    Web: http://www.jccchicagoearlychildhood.org
    Contact: Leanne Nathan

    At "Z" Frank Apachi, we enjoy the outdoors during all seasons, letting children explore their surroundings while nurturing their natural curiosity. Educators encourage children to follow their interests which emerge into meaningful learning opportunities where they are fully engaged in the process. Here, your child is at the center of all we do. We strive to provide the foundation for children to develop and grow while bringing Jewish values to life. For ages 20 months - 4 years.

     

    JCC Chicago Early Childhood at Am Shalom *

    840 Vernon Ave.
    Glencoe, IL 60022
    Phone: (847) 835-0008
    Fax: (847) 835-1008
    Email: jbenishay@jccchicago.org
    Web: http://www.jccchicagoearlychildhood.org
    Contact: Jody Benishay

    At JCC Chicago Early Childhood at Am Shalom, building caring relationships with children and their families is central to what we do. Our director and teachers are dedicated professionals who focus on the individual needs of each child. We provide a warm, nurturing environment, enriched with exciting curriculum and a love of Judaism. We strive to provide the foundation for children to develop and grow while bringing Jewish values to life. For ages 18 months - 4 years.

    JCC Chicago Early Childhood Education *

    Phone: 312-775-1830, 847-763-3543
    Contact: Emily Gottlieb and Anita Denes-Meador

    JCC Chicago Early Childhood education provides children with a solid foundation for future learning success, socially, emotionally, cognitively, physically and spiritually. JCC Chicago Early Childhood Centers guide each child to reach his or her individual potential. The approach is simple: JCC Chicago puts your child at the center of everything. NAEYC accredited program covers core curriculum based on national and state standards including math, literacy, science and social studies. The JCC Chicago preschool program integrates Jewish curriculum that is rich in culture and tradition. Premier programs for families with children (infants through 5 years of age) are offered at locations throughout Chicago and the suburbs. Programs include full- and half-day preschool, infant/toddler care, kindergarten, enrichment classes, adult/child classes JNew Mom's Group Stay and Play, summer fun programs and family events.

    JCC Chicago Elaine Frank Apachi Day Camp *

    23280 N. Old McHenry Road, near Route 22
    Lake Zurich, IL 60047
    Phone: (847) 726-0800
    Fax: (847) 719-7359
    Email: jsmith@jccchicago.org
    Web: http://www.apachi.org/efa
    Contact: Jamee Smith, Director

    Nestled within 37 beautiful acres on the Lake County Jewish Community Campus, Elaine Frank Apachi J Camp features sprawling green sports fields, natural wetlands, winding nature trails, two heated outdoor pools, a climbing wall, zipline, ropes course, athletic courts, air-conditioned buildings and more. Our campers also get to take advantage of the amazing and unique Garoon Gateway to Science, an outdoor S.T.E.A.M. museum with 52 engaging, hands-on exhibits to explore. 3 years-7th grade + CIT.

     


    JCC Chicago Financial Resource Development & Endowment *

    300 Revere Drive
    Northbrook, IL 60062
    Phone: 224-406-9213
    Email: afriduss@jccchicago.org
    Web: http://www.jccchicago.org
    Contact: Ali Friduss, Director, Development

    The JCC Chicago Endowment Foundation, in partnership with the Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago's Agency Endowment Program, was created to provide for the agency's future and that of our programs and services to the greater Chicago Jewish community. Endowment revenue and annual philanthropic support enable JCC Chicago to strengthen Jewish identity and community, develop and deliver innovative programs and services, and cultivate future leaders in the Jewish community.

    JCC Chicago J Camps *

    300 Revere Drive
    Northbrook, IL 60062
    Phone: 224-406-9242
    Email: jcamp@jccchicago.org
    Web: www.jccchicago.org/daycamp

    Offers kids the chance to try new activities, have fun, and make new friends in a Jewish camp community. All camps feature carefully selected and skilled staff, and traditional activities and specialties. Day camp programs for children age 3 years through 10th grade at nine Chicagoland camp locations. Day camp programs also offer before and after camp care.

    JCC Chicago Jewish Film Festival *

    300 Revere Drive
    Northbrook, IL 60062
    Phone: 224-406-9223, 224-406-9257
    Email: iuhlmann@jccchicago.org
    Web: http://www.jccfilmfest.org
    Contact: Ilene Uhlmann and Hillary Wenk

    The 6th Annual JCC Chicago Jewish Film Festival will run March 1-17, 2019 featuring a compelling and diverse selection of films, including narratives, comedies, and documentaries, that will stir emotion, nostalgia, and inspire conversation. This year the festival is featuring films that focus on strong, inspiring female protagonists, women who make a difference for their families, for their communities, and the world. The 2019 festival includes masterfully told films that give a powerful voice to issues of social justice and come together to create a film festival infused with stories of love, loss, learning, humor and survival. This year, the JCC Chicago Jewish Film Festival will include 43 feature-length films shown at premiere venues across the city and suburbs.


    JCC Chicago Kehilla Programs *

    JCC Chicago 20's and 30's Kehilla Programs
    JCC Chicago Young Family Kehilla Programs
    300 Revere Drive
    Northbrook, IL 60062
    Phone: 224-406-9233
    Email: iuhlmann@jccchicago.org
    Web: http://www.jccchicago.org/programs/jewish-life/rose-sidney-n-shure-kehilla-program/
    Contact: Ilene Uhlmann, Director Arts and Ideas

    Sustaining a vibrant Jewish community. The Rose and Sidney N. Shure Kehilla Program is aimed at helping young adults and young families engage with Jewish life on the North Side of Chicago. The program is focused on sustaining a vibrant Jewish community in the City of Chicago with extensive engagement opportunities for singles and young married couples.

    JCC Chicago Marketing and Communications *

    300 Revere Drive
    Northbrook, IL 60062
    Phone: 224-406-9232, 224-406-9212
    Email: slevy@jccchicago.org
    Web: http://www.jccchicago.org
    Contact: Steve Levy, Chief Marketing Officer; Elizabeth Abrams, Director, Program Marketing and Communications

    JCC Chicago School's Out *

    300 Revere Drive
    Northbrook, IL 60062
    Phone: 847-763-3571
    Web: http://www.jccchicago.org/schoolsout
    Contact: Rebecca Russell

    When school is closed, we're here for you. School's Out provides an enriching environment for children across Chicago. Our professional staff balances specialized activities with opportunities for independent play. Your child will enjoy participating in unique "In-House" programs that include games, crafts and a chance to meet new friends. Dynamic School's Out field trips spark curiosity, foster creativity, and encourage fun! School's Out is open to all children grades K-6, and before and after care may be provided to extend the day. We're in session for most school holidays, institute days and emergency weather days.

    JCC Chicago Sports & Aquatics *

    Phone: 844-452-2244
    Email: support@jccchicago.org
    Web: http://www.jccchicago.org

    JCC Chicago offers a wide variety of sports programming at locations across Chicagoland. All programs provide an opportunity to learn new skills and progress in development through instruction, practice, and individual or team play. Children will learn a love for sports and find new challenges in a variety of classes and leagues within an appropriately competitive atmosphere. Staff is trained to enhance self esteem, teach skills and bring Jewish values to life both on and off the field/court. JCC Chicago also excels at group and individual swim instruction at all swim levels as well as lifeguard training. Swim lessons begin for children as young as three months old. Parent/tot, group and private swim lessons are also available. All-In Swim is a new, inclusive learn-to-swim program for children with autism spectrum disorder and is offered at aquatic locations across the city and suburbs.

    JCC Chicago Travel *

    Travel with the J
    300 Revere Drive
    Northbrook, IL 60062
    Phone: 847-882-8881
    Fax: (224) 406-9272
    Web: http://www.jccchicago.org
    Contact: Miriam Levinson

    Travel with the J is more than just a trip. It's a unique and exciting opportunity to experience cultures and countries through thoughtfully designed, guided vacations paired with off the beaten path adventures. Our extraordinary guides and experienced tour leaders bring a richness and context to everything you see and do. Intimate group sizes provide personal attention, a chance to engage and connect with family and fellow travelers, and the ability to create your own story.

    JCC Chicago Women's Board *

    300 Revere Drive
    Northbrook, IL 60062
    Phone: 224-406-9213
    Email: womensboard@jccchicago.org
    Web: http://www.jccchicago.org
    Contact: Ali Friduss, Director, Development

    The JCC Chicago Women's Board is a dedicated volunteer organization with an ongoing legacy of financial commitment, providing annual scholarship assistance to eligible campers at 'Z' Frank Apachi J Camp, Elaine Frank Apachi J Camp, Apachi Village J Camp, Camp Chi and all JCC Chicago Apachi J Camps in the city. Annual Women's Board activities and initiatives strengthen JCC camps and enhance programs and facilities. The JCC Chicago Women's Board also provides direct services to the needs of the greater Chicago Jewish community.

    JCC Chicago's J at School *

    30 S. Well
    Chicago, IL 60606
    Phone: 224-406-9226
    Email: jbeadle@jccchicago.org
    Web: http://www.jccchicago.org/jatschool
    Contact: Joan Beadle

    Start and end each school day with learning, excitement and fun. J at School offers year-round programming with After School, Before School and Enrichment programs. Highly trained JCC staff guide children through entertaining and academically enriching activities, assist 

    JCC Maccabi Chicago *

    Administrative Office
    Bernard Weinger JCC
    300 Revere Drive
    Northbrook, IL 60062
    Phone: 224-406-9200
    Fax: (224) 406-9272
    Email: jminor@jccchicago.org
    Web: http://www.jccchicago.org/maccabi
    Contact: Julie Minor

    An annual, international Olympic-style sporting event held each summer in select cities for Jewish teens, 13-16 years of age. Competition includes basketball, baseball, softball, soccer, lacrosse, flag football, volleyball, track and field, swimming, tennis, golf, ice hockey and more. The largest organized sports program for Jewish teenagers in the world, the Games provide 6,000 Jewish youth with an unparalleled athletic and cultural experience and strengthens Jewish identity. A summer arts experience for creative Jewish teens ages 13-17 features workshops in a variety of specialties with some of the leading artists in each field and incorporates community service, social activities, and themes of Jewish heritage, community, and Israel.

    JCC Perlstein Retreat Center *

    Summer Address
    P.O. Box 104
    Lake Delton, WI 53940
    Phone: 847-763-3605
    Fax: 847-763-3680
    Email: retreats@jccchicago.org
    Web: http://www.campchi.com
    Contact: Contact Name: Ari

    Host your next gathering on our 20 wooded, lakeside acres, right next door to the Wisconsin Dells. Serene and spacious facilities offer your group a real retreat from the hustle and bustle of every day. We are the perfect location whether you are celebrating, working or playing. Our professional staff help coordinate your special events and meetings. Every event at Perlstein Retreat Center is unique. We will customize our services to meet your needs so that your next gathering will be unforgettable.

    Winter Address: 3050 Woodridge Lane Northbrook, IL 60062

     

    JCC Pritzker Center for Jewish Education *

    Bernard Weinger JCC
    300 Revere Drive
    Northbrook, IL 60062
    Phone: (847) 763-3627
    Fax: (847) 675-2914
    Web: http://www.jccchicago.org
    Contact: Abby Ashkenazi

    Supporting Jewish educational programs and services offered by JCC.

    JCC Shalom Over 50 *

    Phone: (224) 406-9233
    Web: http://www.jccchicago.org
    Contact: Ilene Uhlmann

    Shalom Over 50 is a Jewish club that meets weekly at Temple Anshe Shalom for Yiddish classes, speakers and fellowship. A full schedule of thought-provoking lectures, current events and performances ensures lively discussion and a good time. Lunch is provided each week.

    JCYS Big City Day Camp

    957 W. Grace Street
    Chicago, IL 60035
    Email: jlosek@jcys.org
    Web: http://www.jcys.org/bcdc
    Contact: Jean Losek

    Campers have fun exploring the city of Chicago at Big City Day Camp! With weekly field trips that offer unique behind-the-scenes experiences, this urban day camp also offers a diverse array of activities with professional sport coaches, artists, musicians and yoga instructors. Swim lessons are provided by Red Cross-certified instructors and campers also enjoy Chicago beaches and waterparks. College-aged counselors sprinkle in singing, cooperative games, dancing and arts and crafts, and each Friday is made special with the Jewish tradition of Shabbat.

    JCYS Camp Star

    Email: kkent@jcys.org
    Web: http://www.jcys.org/campstar
    Contact: Kristine Kent

    Joint effort by the Hyperactivity, Attention, and Learning Problems Clinic (HALP) at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the Jewish Council for Youth Services. Camp STAR blends typical summer camp activities with specialized programming and care for children with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) and related disorders.

    JCYS George W. Lutz Family Center

    800 Clavey Road
    Highland Park, IL 60035
    Phone: (847) 433-6001
    Email: HighlandPark@jcys.org
    Web: http://www.jcys.org/highlandpark
    Contact: Micky Baer

    Offers early childhood education programs and child care for children 12 months through 5 years old. 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 adds structure to each day.

    JCYS Horner Grove Summer Day Camp

    1700 Weiland Road
    Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
    Phone: (847) 279-0900
    Email: nrobin@jcys.org
    Web: www.jcys.org/buffalogrove
    Contact: Nicole Robin

    With programs tailored for children 6 weeks to 6 years old, enjoy a "big" day camp experience in a safe and comfortable setting located close to home. JCYS Horner Grove Summer Day Camp offers a program complete with themes and activities developmentally geared toward each of our camp units: Lil' Pioneers, Lil' Beginners, Lil' Explorers and Trailblazers. Families may choose from two- to five-day weeks, and half- and full-day options for your family's unique schedule.

    JCYS Jon Vegosen Champ Camp

    1195 Half Day Road
    Highland Park, IL 60035
    Email: micky.baer@jcys.org
    Web: http://www.jcys.org/champcamp
    Contact: Micky Baer

    Five-week afternoon summer program for children entering first through sixth grade. While Champ Camp is designed to accommodate a morning summer school schedule, this camp is open to any kid looking for afternoons full of adventures, new friends, and fun in the sun!

    JCYS Lillian L. Lutz Recreation Center

    1195 Half Day Road
    Highland Park, IL 60035
    Email: micky.baer@jcys.org
    Web: http://www.jcys.org/thelil
    Contact: Micky Baer

    Summer fun abounds at The Lil'! The heated pool features two shallow ends (one of which is only two feet deep!), a deep end with a slide, pool basketball, and kick boards and pool toys galore. An interactive Splash Pad allows for water fun outside of the pool, and the multi-purpose sports court and tennis courts are available for all members and day guests. Swim lessons, summer camp offerings and party rental opportunities.

    JCYS Michael R. Lutz Family Center

    957 W. Grace Street
    Chicago, IL 60613
    Phone: (773) 281-2533
    Email: jlosek@jcys.org
    Web: http://www.jcys.org/lakeview
    Contact: Jean Losek

    Offers early childhood education programs for children 15 months through 5 years old. 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 adds structure to each day.

    JCYS Michael R. Lutz Family Center-Wicker Park

    2129 W. North Ave
    Chicago, IL 60647
    Phone: 872-315-2300
    Email: WickerPark@jcys.org
    Web: http://www.jcys.org/wickerpark
    Contact: Marissa Gray

    JCYS Wicker Park offers early childhood education for children ages 15 months-5 years through school year and summer camp programming. As our center grows, after-school programming for grades K-6 and summer camps for grades K-8 will be added.

    JCYS Northwest Family Center

    1700 Weiland Road
    Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
    Phone: (847) 279-0900
    Email: NRobin@jcys.org
    Web: http://www.jcys.org/buffalogrove
    Contact: Nicole Robin

    Offers early childhood education and child care for children 6 weeks through 6 years old. 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 adds structure to each day.

    JCYS Sunflower Day Camp - Highland Park

    800 Clavey Road
    Highland Park, IL 60035
    Phone: (847) 433-6001
    Email: ivoigt@jcys.org
    Web: http://www.jcys.org/highlandpark
    Contact: Ileane Voigt

    With age-appropriate programs for children ages 12 months to 5 years, the fun and flexible options of JCYS Sunflower Day Camp are tailored to fit each family. From Parent-Tot & Transition Camp and Tot Camp to Preschool Camp and Kindergarten Adventure Camp, JCYS Sunflower Day Camps grows with your camper. At JCYS Sunflower Day Camp, you will find: Early Childhood Education teachers, youthful counselors and CITs, indoor and outdoor facilities, and fun in the sun with petting farms, special theme days, field trips, arts and crafts, sports and active play, water and sand play, swimming, and Shabbat on Friday.

    Jeff and Janis Musical Entertainment

    8021 Keeler Ave.
    Skokie, IL 60076
    Phone: 847-651-6592, 847-677-5821
    Email: jwin27@aol.com
    Web: http://www.jeffandjanis.com
    Contact: Jeff Winter

    For over 15 years our duo has presented delightful musical programs for special events, parties, celebrations, and diverse organizations. Programs include popular Jewish and American selections, show tunes, folk, standards, and we offer educational/musical presentations exploring the lives of Jewish composers who created gems of the Great American Songbook. Follow us on Facebook!

    JET - Jewish Education Team

    8170 N. McCormick Blvd.
    Suite 221
    Skokie, IL 60076
    Phone: (773) 817-4406
    Email: info@jetcampus.com
    Web: http://www.jetcampus.com
    Contact: Rabbi Zev Kahn

    Empowers and inspires Jewish college students and young professionals to develop a stronger connection to our Jewish heritage, the Jewish people and the land of Israel through fun, authentic and innovative educational, social and travel programs.

    Jewel-Osco - Evanston

    2485 W. Howard Street
    Evanston, IL 60202
    Phone: (847) 328-9791

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

    Jewel-Osco - Highland Park

    1600 Deerfield Road
    Highland Park, IL 60035
    Phone: (847) 579-0872

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

    Jewish Agency for Israel *

    10 S Riverside Plaza, Suite 875
    Chicago, IL 60606
    Phone: 312-474-5766
    Email: aliyahchicago@jafi.org
    Web: http://www.jewishagency.org/
    Contact: Shaylee Cioban

    Regional office for all Jewish Agency services and programs throughout the Midwest. Works with people who want to make Aliyah (immigration to Israel), serves as the regional office for all Shlichim (Israel emissaries) serving in the Midwest as well as the central office for all other Jewish Agency programs.

    Jewish B2B Networking

    Jewish Business News
    4959 Dempster Street
    Skokie, IL 60077
    Phone: (888) 477-4466
    Email: mail@jewishb2b.org
    Web: http://www.jewishb2b.org
    Contact: Shalom Klein

    Jewish B2B Networking services include monthly power sessions, free professional seminars and a 24/7 online business exchange. Join thousands of active networkers in sharing trade ideas, developing business growth and creating job opportunities. Frequent events!

    Jewish Burial Society

    6025 N. Christiana Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60659
    Phone: (773) 588-2762
    Email: info@jewishburial.org
    Contact: Dr. Gary Siegel

    Synagogue, chapel, and graveside services, conforming to Jewish law and tradition, at a fixed low price. All profits donated to support Jewish culture and education.

    Jewish Care Services of JourneyCare

    2050 Claire Court
    Glenview, IL 60025
    Phone: (224) 770-2489
    Email: info@journeycare.org
    Web: http://www.journeycare.org
    Contact: Rhonda Wehner

    JourneyCare respects your preferences and choices, and is sensitive to your religious and cultural needs. The team includes several rabbis, social workers and volunteers trained in Jewish customs and values. JourneyCare's Jewish Care Services program combines the expert care of one of the most respected and comprehensive palliative care and hospice programs in the nation with specialized care that is sensitive to Jewish practices and traditions. JourneyCare is the only hospice in Illinois with a program that is specifically dedicated to addressing the range of Jewish observances as well as ritual and cultural issues.

    Jewish Child & Family Services (JCFS Chicago) *

    Central Office
    216 W. Jackson Blvd.
    Suite 700
    Chicago, IL 60606
    Phone: (855) 275-5237 (855-ASK-JCFS)
    Email: ask@jcfs.org
    Web: http://www.jcfs.org

    Jewish Community Against Sex Trafficking Chicago (JCAST Chicago)

    5 Revere Drive, Suite 200
    Northbrook, IL 60062
    Phone: (847) 853-8889
    Email: info@jcastchicago.org
    Web: http://www.jcastchicago.org
    Contact: Gayle Nelson

    Works to eradicate sex trafficking in the Chicago area through public awareness, community engagement, and advocacy at state, local, and national levels. Partners with interfaith and human rights groups, non-profit organizations, government officials, and law enforcement agencies, and works with congregations, clergy, Jewish organizations, and secular groups to educate the community and take action to end demand for purchased sex and protect children. The coalition meets bimonthly in Chicago and the Northern Suburbs.

    Jewish Community Council of West Rogers Park

    3525 W. Peterson Ave.
    Suite 400
    Chicago, IL 60659
    Email: sklein@gowrp.org
    Web: http://www.gowrp.org
    Contact: Shalom Klein

    Strengthening and preserving Chicago's flagship Jewish community in an international neighborhood. JCCWRP is an organization of neighborhood residents and Jewish community leaders who care deeply about the past, the present, and the future of West Rogers Park. We aim to promote and encourage commercial, cultural and residential development designed to sustain a thriving community for generations to come.

    Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) *

    Jewish United Fund
    30 S. Wells Street
    Chicago, IL 60606
    Phone: (312) 357-4770
    Fax: (312) 855-2476
    Email: jcrc1@juf.org
    Web: http://www.juf.org/jcrc
    Contact: Daniel Goldwin, Executive Director

    JCRC is the umbrella body for more than 40 major Jewish organizations in the Chicago area, and the community relations arm of the Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago. The JCRC works on issues of concern to the Jewish community, including Israel, international affairs, interfaith and intergroup relations, anti-Semitism, anti-Israel activity, community violence reduction and immigration.

    Jewish Council for Youth Services (JCYS)

    150 N. Michigan Avenue
    Suite 640
    Chicago, IL 60601
    Phone: (312) 726-8891
    Fax: (312) 726-7920
    Email: info@jcys.org
    Web: http://www.jcys.org
    Contact: Barbara Haworth

    Guided by Jewish values and culture, Jewish Council for Youth Services provides educational and recreational programs for Chicagoland's children, and through board service, develops the next generation of Jewish civic leaders.

    Jewish Council on Urban Affairs (JCUA)

    4700 N. Ravenswood, Suite B
    Chicago, IL 60640
    Phone: (312) 663-0960
    Email: judy@jcua.org
    Web: http://www.jcua.org
    Contact: Judy Levey

    Works to combat poverty, racism, and anti-Semitism working in partnership with diverse communities in Chicago. JCUA mobilizes the Jewish community to act on social justice issues that address the root causes of disparity and inequality in the city and region. Jewish community members can get involved through membership, regular meetings, events, and leadership development opportunities. Or Tzedek is JCUA's Teen Institute for Social Justice. Offering both year-round programs and immersive summer sessions, Or Tzedek reaches hundreds of teens every year. Teens build advocacy and community organizing skills, take action on meaningful social justice campaigns, and of course, have fun!

    Jewish Day School Endowment Program *

    Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago
    30 S. Wells Street
    Suite 3035
    Chicago, IL 60606-5056
    Phone: (312) 357-4853
    Fax: (312) 855-3284
    Email: legacy@juf.org
    Web: http://www.jufplannedgiving.org
    Contact: Jordan Amrani

    A partnership of the Jewish Federation and individual day schools to build endowment resources. Donors can establish lifetime or testamentary gifts that benefit local Jewish day schools collectively through the Jewish Day School Guaranty Trust Fund (JDSGTF); or support a specific day school through individual day school support foundations. All commitments to the Day School Endowment Program are recognized as part of The Centennial Campaign.

    Jewish Family Experience

    3200 W Touhy
    Skokie, IL 60076
    Phone: (773) 706-6036, 847-677-6279
    Email: mashi@jewishfamilyexp.org
    Web: http://www.jewishfamilyexp.org
    Contact: Mashi Polstein

    A dynamic family-based Hebrew school and Bnei Mitzvah program, JFE 's team of dedicated and passionate teachers combine experiential learning with a welcoming classroom atmosphere to provide a strong and inspired Jewish education. Founded and supported by the ATT, in partnership with NCSY and the Chicago Torah Network. JFE's once-a-week program attracts a wide range of families from across the North Shore. Families are welcome regardless of religious background or affiliation. Parents participate in holiday workshops together with their children and enjoy weekly discussions led by Chicago Torah Network. Visit jewishfamilyexp.org for more information.

    Jewish Family Interactive eXperience (J-FIX)

    A division of the Suburban Alliance for Jewish Education (S.A.J.E.)
    720 Armstrong Drive
    Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
    Phone: (224) 534-9613, (773) 771-2613
    Fax: (206) 208-3041
    Email: jewishfix@gmail.com
    Web: http://www.j-fix.org
    Contact: Rabbi Shimon Zehnwirth

    A family Hebrew school and bar/bat mitzvah program servicing the Northern and Western suburbs. Welcomes Jewish families from all backgrounds and instills Jewish values, Jewish identity and Jewish pride in students. A comprehensive, fun and exciting curriculum gives children a strong Jewish foundation to build upon for the future. Need-based scholarships available to qualifying families. Inspiring and informative adult education classes are offered simultaneously for parents at no charge.

    Jewish Federation Government Affairs Program (Chicago) *

    Jewish Federation
    30 S. Wells Street
    Chicago, IL 60606-5056
    Phone: (312) 357-4868
    Fax: (312) 855-3285
    Email: mararuff@juf.org
    Web: http://www.juf.org/govt_affairs/default.aspx
    Contact: Mara Ruff

    The Government Affairs Department builds relationships at the city, county, state, and federal levels of government in order to promote the public policy agenda of Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago and its network of affiliates. Through coalition-building with other health and human service organizations, and with the involvement of Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago volunteers, our professionals monitor and lobby on behalf of issues involving healthcare and human service programs, anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry, Israel, and other issues important to the Jewish community. Our offices in Chicago, Springfield, and Washington, D.C. actively ensure that the Jewish community is part of the policy-making process with our national, state and local governments.

    Jewish Federation Government Affairs Program (Springfield) *

    Jewish Federation
    30 S. Wells Street
    Suite 5088
    Chicago, IL 60606
    Phone: (312) 357-4863
    Email: suzannestrassberger@juf.org
    Web: http://www.juf.org/govt_affairs/default.aspx
    Contact: Suzanne Strassberger

    The Government Affairs Department builds relationships at the city, county, state, and federal levels of government in order to promote the public policy agenda of Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago and its network of affiliates. Through coalition-building with other health and human service organizations, and with the involvement of Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago volunteers, our professionals monitor and lobby on behalf of issues involving healthcare and human service programs, anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry, Israel, and other issues important to the Jewish community. Our offices in Chicago, Springfield, and Washington, D.C. actively ensure that the Jewish community is part of the policy-making process with our national, state and local governments.

    Jewish Federation Government Affairs Program (Washington) *

    Jewish Federation
    1720 I. Street, NW
    8th Floor
    Washington, D.C. 20006
    Phone: (202) 466-7090
    Fax: (202) 466-7092
    Email: lisashuger@juf.org
    Web: http://www.juf.org/govt_affairs/default.aspx
    Contact: Lisa Shuger

    The Government Affairs Department builds relationships at the city, county, state, and federal levels of government in order to promote the public policy agenda of Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago and its network of affiliates. Through coalition-building with other health and human service organizations, and with the involvement of Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago volunteers, our professionals monitor and lobby on behalf of issues involving healthcare and human service programs, anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry, Israel, and other issues important to the Jewish community. Our offices in Chicago, Springfield, and Washington, D.C. actively ensure that the Jewish community is part of the policy-making process with our national, state and local governments.

    Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois

    P.O. Box 515
    Northbrook, IL 60065
    Phone: (312) 666-0100
    Email: info@jgsi.org
    Web: http://www.jgsi.org
    Contact: Debbie Kroopkin, President

    A non-profit organization dedicated to helping members collect, preserve, and perpetuate the records and history of their ancestors. JGSI is a resource for the worldwide Jewish community to research their Chicago-area roots. Monthly meetings feature informative speakers as well as access to an 800-volume genealogy research library and volunteer genealogy help desk. Members also have access to useful and informative online family history research resources, including a members forum, video recordings of past speakers' presentations, the JGSI Jewish Chicago Database, monthly JGSI E-News, quarterly Morasha JGSI newsletter, and much more.

    Jewish Gift Place

    Phone: (917) 450-4434
    Email: risa@jewishgiftplace.com
    Web: http://www.jewishgiftplace.com
    Contact: Risa Borsykowsky

    Online Judaica store dedicated to selling high-quality handmade Jewish items including mezuzahs, menorahs, dreidels, tallit, tzedekah boxes, kiddush cups, candlesticks, and jewelry.

    Jewish Graceland and Lakeview Cemetery Company

    P.O. Box 13132
    Chicago, IL 60613
    Phone: (847) 778-0307
    Contact: Doris Weiss-Evon

    By appointment only. Only north and south sections of the cemetery are Jewish Graceland Cemetery, not affiliated with Hebrew Benevolent Society.

    Cemetery Location:
    3901-3931 N. Clark Street

    Jewish Labor Committee *

    205 N. Michigan Ave.
    Suite 2100
    Chicago, IL 60601
    Phone: 773-490-1179
    Email: chicagojlc@jewishlabor.org
    Web: http://www.jewishlabor.org
    Contact: Eli Fishman

    Enables the Jewish community and the trade union movement to work together on issues of mutual concern, including the security of Israel, combating anti-Semitism and other forms of racism, and economic and social justice.

    Jewish Learning Institute (JLI)

    Regional Office
    2833 W. Howard Street
    Chicago, IL 60645
    Phone: 312-445-0770
    Fax: (773) 262-2050
    Email: info@jlichicago.com
    Web: http://www.jlichicago.com
    Contact: Rabbi Meir Hecht

    Accredited courses in Jewish life, Kabbalah, mysticism, Talmud, and Jewish history for Jews of all backgrounds. Special CLE and CME accredited programs for lawyers and doctors. Locations throughout the Chicago area: Chicago (Bucktown/Hyde Park/Chicago Loop/Rogers Park), Elgin, Evanston, Glenview, Gurnee, Highland Park, Naperville, Northbrook, Oak Park, Skokie, Wilmette, Vernon Hills, as well as Champaign and Peoria.

    Jewish National Fund (JNF)

    60 Revere Drive
    Suite 840
    Northbrook, IL 60062
    Phone: (847) 656-8880
    Fax: (847) 656-8885
    Email: jrosen@jnf.org
    Web: http://www.jnf.org
    Contact: Beth Cherner, Executive Director, Midwest; Judy Rosen, Director, Chicago; Marcia Rubin, JNF Chicago President

    Gives all generations a unique voice in building and ensuring the prosperity of the land of Israel. JNF is greening the desert with millions of trees, building thousands of parks, creating new communities and cities for generations of Israelis to call home, bolstering Israel’s water supply, helping develop innovative arid-agriculture techniques, and educating both young and old about the founding and importance of Israel and Zionism.

    Jewish Performing Arts Academy

    Sager Solomon Schechter Day School
    3210 Dundee Road
    Northbrook, IL 60062
    Phone: (312) 427-5570

    Instruction for high-school students in Jewish song--vocal and instrumental--and dance; four groups: the Shiga'on Singers, the Shiga'on Dancers, the Maxwell Street Junior Klezmer Band, and the Jewish Community Youth Orchestra; performances for community organizations and events.

    Jewish Professional Women’s Forum *

    Jewish United Fund
    30 S. Wells Street
    Suite 3101
    Chicago, IL 60606-5056
    Email: womensforum@juf.org
    Web: http://www.juf.org/professionals

    Brings together professional women in the Chicago area for communal engagement, interaction, networking support and involvement in the Jewish Community.

    Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation

    303 Dodge Ave.
    Evanston, IL 60202-3252
    Phone: (847) 328-7678
    Fax: (847) 328-2298
    Email: info@jrc-evanston.org
    Web: http://www.jrc-evanston.org
    Contact: Sharon Diaz, Executive Director

    A congregation known for its joyful spirituality, intellectual curiosity, inclusivity, and deep commitment to social justice.

    Jewish Residential Summer Camp Scholarship Program *

    Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago
    30 S. Wells Street, Suite 5031
    Chicago, IL 60606-5056
    Phone: 312-444-2895, 312-357-4798
    Email: jewishcamp@juf.org
    Web: www.juf.org/teens/ict_grants.aspx

    Supplemental funding, based on financial need, to help youngsters attend an eligible midwestern Jewish residential summer camp; applications available from camp offices.

    Jewish Sacred Society

    Chevra Kadisha
    P.O. Box 597585
    Chicago, IL 60659
    Phone: (773) 743-0074 (Men), (773) 761-4743 (Women)
    Email: info@chevrakadishachicago.org
    Web: http://www.chevrakadishachicago.org

    Volunteer organization to prepare the deceased in accordance with Jewish tradition.

    Jewish Scouting-Jewish Committee on Scouting

    Phone: 847-514-7087
    Email: wilbenmad@yahoo.com
    Web: www.jewishscouting.org
    Contact: Michele Bauman

    Promotes Boy Scouting among Jewish youth (ages 6-18), helps Jewish institutions provide Scouting opportunities and promotes Jewish values in Scouting.

    Jewish Social Singles

    ComboSingles
    P.O. Box 2626
    Northbrook, IL 60065
    Phone: 847-757-1299, 847-331-1066
    Web: http://www.combosingles.org
    Contact: Helen or Howard

    Email: jewishsocsingles@aol.com or combosingles@aol.com
    Web: www.jewishsocsingles.org or www.combosingles.org

    A one-of-a-kind singles group (aged 21+) offering a variety of quality activities at reasonable prices, including socials, speakers, theater and special interests (horseback riding, health, music and billiards). Offering an alternative to computers and expensive dating organizations, the activities allow persons to become familiar over time in a non-threatening atmosphere. 

    Jewish Student Connection (JSC) *

    300 Revere Drive
    Buffalo Grove, IL 60062
    Phone: 847-763-3639
    Web: https://www.jccchicago.org/programs/communities/teens/
    Contact: Julie Minor

    These inclusive high school clubs help teens find a deeper connection to Jewish values and their community. By becoming a part of the JSC experience, teens can participate in monthly club experiences as well as the following opportunities: Summer programming to continue engagement year-round and connect JSC teens across participating schools; scholarships to enable access to life-enriching Jewish programs such as the Maccabi Games, Diller, Write On, and others; new and strengthened partnerships, including opportunities for JSC teens to give back through volunteer efforts.


    Jewish Student Union (JSU)

    3200 W. Touhy Ave., Floor Two
    Chicago, IL 60645
    Phone: (847) 675-7331
    Web: http://www.jsu.org

    Runs more than 200 Jewish culture clubs on public high school campuses. The clubs provide Jewish teens with programs that strengthen their Jewish identity and connection to Israel.

    Jewish Theological Seminary *

    65 E. Wacker Place
    Suite 1200
    Chicago, IL 60601
    Phone: (312) 606-9086
    Fax: (312) 201-0706
    Web: http://www.jtsa.edu

    Development field office for the Midwest, dedicated to principles of Conservative Judaism. Programs for the community, and a full course of study at the high school, undergraduate, graduate, rabbinical, cantorial, and professional levels.

    Jewish United Fund Missions *

    Jewish United Fund
    30 S. Wells Street
    Chicago, IL 60606-5056
    Phone: (312) 357-4929
    Fax: 312-357-4692
    Email: missions@juf.org
    Web: http://www.juf.org/missions
    Contact: Samantha Wolf

    Offers special missions to Israel and other worldwide destinations. Participants experience intensive five- to 10-day adventures in Jewish history, culture and everyday life, and see firsthand what has been accomplished by the Jewish people.

    Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago (JUF) *

    30 S. Wells Street
    Chicago, IL 60606-5056
    Phone: (312) 346-6700
    Fax: (312) 855-2477
    Web: http://www.juf.org

    The Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago is the one organization that impacts every aspect of local and global Jewish life, providing human services for Jews and others in need, creating Jewish experiences and strengthening Jewish community connections.

    Jewish United Fund South Suburban Community Services Office *

    Vineyard Church
    3400 W. 196th Street, Room 104
    Flossmoor, IL 60422
    Phone: (708) 798-1884
    Fax: (708) 798-9148
    Email: southsuburbs@juf.org
    Contact: Alene Rutzky

    Works with local area Jewish community leaders through the South Suburban Cooperative Jewish Council and JUF-affiliated agencies, and greater social services network in the southern suburbs, helping families secure necessary assistance.

    Jewish University of America Graduate School

    7135 N. Carpenter Road
    Skokie, IL 60077
    Phone: (773) 539-8312
    Fax: (847) 933-1089

    Programs for master's and doctoral degrees, open to Orthodox men.

    Jewish War Veterans of the U.S.A. *

    Department of Illinois
    P.O. Box 3521
    Glen Ellyn, IL 60138
    Phone: (847) 390-8762, (312) 859-7373
    Email: jwv.illinois@gmail.com
    Web: http://www.jwv.org
    Contact: Adjutant Joel Fabrikant or PDC Jeffrey Sacks

    Open for membership to all Jewish veterans who have served in the US Armed Forces. We are organized into local posts which support veterans in local VA hospitals, uphold the fair name of the Jew, preserve the memories of patriotic service, honor the memory of our heroic dead, foster the education of former service-members, and provide support for active duty service members.

    Jewish War Veterans of the U.S.A. Post 54

    West Suburban Post 54
    1710 S. Highland Ave.
    Lombard, IL 60148
    Phone: (630) 469-5433
    Email: info@jwvpost54.org
    Web: http://www.jwvpost54.org
    Contact: Leslie Turner

    Open to all U.S. Armed Forces Jewish veterans regardless of where and when served. We support all veterans in local VA hospitals and through community activities, preserve the memories of patriotic service, honor the memory of our heroic dead, foster the education of former service members, and provide support for active duty service members. We meet the second Sunday of every month at Cong. Etz Chaim in Lombard, at 10am (please check our website for exact time and location). You are invited to attend a meeting, become a member, and help us help all veterans.

    Jewish Women International

    Phone: (800) 343-2823
    Email: arubin@jwi.org
    Web: http://www.jwi.org
    Contact: Amy Rubin

    Seeks a safe world for women, children, and families and combats violence through education, advocacy, and action locally, nationally, and around the world. Programs and resource guides.

    Jewish Women's Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago *

    Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago
    30 S. Wells Street
    Third Floor
    Chicago, IL 60606-5056
    Phone: (312) 357-4850
    Fax: (312) 855-3284
    Email: jwfchicago@juf.org
    Web: http://www.jwfchicago.org
    Contact: Ellen Carmell

    Seeking to expand and improve opportunities and choices in all aspects of Jewish women's and girls' lives through strategic and effective grantmaking. The Foundation empowers Jewish women as leaders, funders, and decision-makers.

    Jewishmusic.com

    4001 Fallstaff Road
    Baltimore, MD 21215
    Phone: (800) 827-2400
    Fax: (410) 358-2038
    Email: orders@jewishmusic.com
    Web: http://www.jewishmusic.com

    Jewish music, software, books, Judaica, and more.

    JFMC Facilities Corporation (FacCorp) *

    Jewish United Fund
    30 S. Wells Street
    Chicago, IL 60606-5056
    Phone: (312) 444-2910

    Full service not-for-profit property management and development company, also specializing in leveraged purchasing programs, security, and hospitality management of the Lillian and Larry Goodman Conference Center. Partners with the organizations it serves to optimize the physical environments by providing professional services and resources so partners can focus on their core missions. These partnerships have evolved over 25 years and include more than 60 JUF affiliated/beneficiary social welfare and educational agencies, health care organizations, synagogues, and other not-for-profit entities.


    To view the JFMC Facilities Corporation brochure, please see the attached link.

    JLTV

    Comcast Channel 686
    Phone: (818) 786-4000
    Fax: (818) 380-9232
    Email: info@jltv.tv
    Web: http://www.jltv.tv

    America's Chosen Network, the first and only 24/7 Jewish-themed television channel, offers news and sports, motion pictures and documentaries, comedy and entertainment and special events from around the globe.

    Joan Dachs Bais Yaakov *

    Associated Talmud Torahs
    3200 W. Peterson Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60659
    Phone: (773) 583-5329
    Fax: (773) 583-6530
    Email: jdbyoffice@jdbyytt.org
    Web: http://www.jdbyytt.org
    Contact: Rabbi Avrohom S. Brownstein, Executive Vice President

    A state-accredited Orthodox Day School for girls kindergarten through eighth grade. A co-ed nursery; onsite REACH program; onsite Keshet classes for children with developmental disabilities.

    Joan Dachs Bais Yaakov-Yeshivas Tiferes Tzvi Preschool

    6106 N. California
    Chicago, IL 60659
    Phone: 773-583-5329
    Email: jdbyoffice@jdbyytt.org
    Web: http://www.jdbyytt.org
    Contact: Mrs. Shelley Cardash, Early Childhood Director

    JDBY-YTT is dedicated to transmitting the values and life style of orthodox Jewish tradition while providing a strong, comprehensive secular education. As a Jewish parochial school, our goal is to provide a learning environment in which children acquire skills and knowledge in all secular subjects in an environment based on Torah (Jewish Law), mitzvoth (performing good deeds), tzedakah (acts of charity) and limud (study and learning). We recognize and respect the dignity of all students, striving to maximize individual strengths and achievements in a positive, supportive learning environment.

    Job Link

    A project of the Chicago Chesed Fund
    7045 Ridgeway Ave.
    Lincolnwood, IL 60712
    Phone: (773) 866-1111
    Fax: (847) 679-0870
    Email: info@joblinkchicago.org
    Web: http://www.joblinkchicago.org

    A job counseling and placement network for the Greater Chicago Jewish community. Serves both Chicago area employers and job seekers.

    Joel Frankel’s Musical Merriment, The K’vell-ing Groovies

    5323 N. Bernard Street, Suite 720
    Chicago, IL 60625
    Phone: (773) 965-3335
    Email: joel@joelfrankel.com
    Web: http://www.joelfrankel.com

    Engaging, interactive performances featuring original and popular songs for younger audiences and those young at heart. Solo to quartet, fun to funner.

    Joint Action Committee for Political Affairs (JACPAC)

    P.O. Box 105
    Highland Park, IL 60035
    Phone: (847) 433-5999
    Fax: (847) 433-6194
    Email: jacpac123@aol.com
    Web: http://www.jacpac.org
    Contact: Marcia Balonick, Executive Director

    Supports a strong U.S.-Israel relationship, reproductive choice and separation of religion and state.

    Joliet Jewish Congregation

    250 N. Midland Ave.
    Joliet, IL 60435
    Phone: (815) 741-4600
    Fax: (815) 741-9311
    Email: jolietjewish@att.net
    Web: http://www.jolietjewishcongregation.com
    Contact: Rabbi Charles Rubovits

    Non-denominational congregation.

    Josef Glimer Gallery

    207 W. Superior Street
    Suite 200
    Chicago, IL 60654
    Phone: (312) 787-4640
    Email: info@josefglimergallery.com
    Web: http://www.josefglimergallery.com
    Contact: Josef Glimer

    A fine art gallery featuring local and international contemporary artists and masterworks of the 19th and 20th centuries. Established 1978. Gallery hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. or by appointment.

    Joyce’s Events and Party Planning

    5201 S. Cornell Ave., Suite 25B
    Chicago, IL 60615
    Phone: (773) 955-1436
    Fax: (773) 955-2230
    Email: events@joycesevents.com
    Web: http://www.joycesevents.com
    Contact: Joyce Feuer

    JPRO Chicago *

    30 S. Wells Street, Suite 5015
    Chicago, IL 60606
    Phone: (312) 444-2844
    Email: deborahshub@juf.org
    Web: http://www.jprochicago.org
    Contact: Deborah Shub

    The mission of JPRO Chicago is to support individual career growth and the collective growth of our community by serving as a central resource for professional development. JPRO Chicago connects Chicago's Jewish communal professionals to each other, provides training and leadership development opportunities, inspires and strengthens individuals and their organizations, and empowers professionals to make a difference in our community.


    JRC Early Childhood Center

    Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation
    303 Dodge Ave.
    Evanston, IL 60202
    Phone: (847) 328-7678
    Email: crozenberg@jrc-evanston.org
    Web: http://jrc-evanston.org
    Contact: Claudia Rozenberg

    A half-day Reggio-inspired preschool program that welcomes all families. We offer parent-tot classes, 2-5 year old classes, early bird drop-off, lunch enrichment programs and summer camp.

    JRC's Heavy Shtetl Klezmer Band

    822 Central Ave.
    Wilmette, IL 60091
    Phone: (847) 853-8050
    Contact: Marilee Cole

    Klezmer band made up of members of the Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation.

    JTA Inc.

    24 W. 30th Street, 4th Floor
    New York, NY 10001
    Phone: (212) 643-1890
    Fax: (212) 643-8498
    Email: info@jta.org
    Web: http://www.jta.org

    The global news service of the Jewish people.

    Judith Joseph

    1215 Wendy Drive
    Northbrook, IL 60062
    Phone: (847) 204-4043
    Web: http://www.judithjosephstudio.com
    Contact: Judith Joseph

    Custom and print ketubah artist, Judaic art, printmaker, painter, illustrator, calligrapher, illustrated quotations, hand-painted silk chuppahs, instruction in painting and calligraphy, lecturer on Jewish art. Member Jewish Art Salon, New York. Managing Director, Jewish Artist's Collective-Chicago.

    JUF Bar Bat Mitzvah Israel Experience Certificates *

    Jewish United Fund
    30 S. Wells Street
    Suite 5031
    Chicago, IL 60606
    Phone: (312) 444-2895, (312) 357-4798
    Email: israelexperience@juf.org
    Web: http://www.juf.org/Israel_experience

    The Bar/Bat Mitzvah Israel Experience Certificate program is designed to encourage every bar/bat Mitzvah to pursue his or her Jewish education by traveling to Israel with an Israel Experience program. At participating synagogues, a $120 certificate toward an Israel Experience program (between the ages of 15-23) is presented as a gift from JUF at the bar/bat Mitzvah service.


    JUF Early Childhood Collaborative *

    30 S. Wells St
    Chicago, IL 60606
    Phone: 312-673-3265
    Email: annahartman@juf.org
    Contact: Anna Hartman

    The Early Childhood Collaborative is a network of educators and community members working together to maximize the number of families who have access to and enroll in high-quality Jewish early childhood programs in greater Chicago. This includes consulting and professional development.

     

    JUF Link *

    Email: link@juf.org

    A biweekly newsletter featuring news and analysis about the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, the delegitimization of Israel, and anti-Semitism on campus and beyond.

    JUF News *

    Jewish United Fund
    30 S. Wells Street
    Chicago, IL 60606-5056
    Phone: (312) 357-4887
    Fax: (312) 855-2470
    Email: jufnews@juf.org
    Web: http://www.jufnews.org
    Contact: Cindy Sher, Executive Editor; Robert Feiger, Publishing Director

    Monthly magazine published by the Jewish United Fund and distributed to JUF contributors and newcomers to the area, libraries, religious institutions and Chicago tourism offices. Covers local, national, and international news, lifestyle and trend features, and profiles on a wide array of topics facing the Jewish community.

    JUF News Express *

    Jewish United Fund
    Email: express@juf.org
    Web: http://www.juf.org/express

    Weekly email newsletter provides timely information about issues and events in Chicago, Israel and the wider Jewish world.

    JUF News Guide to Jewish Living in Chicago *

    Jewish United Fund
    30 S. Wells Street
    Chicago, IL 60606-5056
    Email: GuidetoJewishLivinginChicago@juf.org
    Web: http://www.juf.org/guide
    Contact: Marie E. Lewis, Guide Managing Editor

    An annual directory offering a comprehensive, up-to-date listing of Chicago-area Jewish organizations, resources, products, and services, published as a service to the community by the Jewish United Fund.

    JUF Professionals Network *

    Jewish United Fund
    30 S. Wells Street
    Suite 3111
    Chicago, IL 60606-5056
    Phone: 312-357-4878
    Email: ProfessionalsNetwork@juf.org
    Web: http://www.juf.org/professionals
    Contact: Patti Frazin

    Network with like-minded Jewish professionals, learn more about industry-related Chicago happenings, and join business leaders who come together to make a difference.


    JUF Right Start *

    Jewish United Fund
    30 S. Wells Street, Suite 5132
    Chicago, IL 60606-5056
    Phone: 312-357-4851
    Email: rightstart@juf.org
    Web: www.juf.org/rightstart

    JUF Right Start, the first program of its kind, was created to increase awareness and access to Jewish early childhood programs for Chicago-area families. JUF Right Start provides a financial voucher for families enrolling their children in a Jewish infant, toddler or preschool program for the first time.

    JUF TOV Volunteer Network *

    Jewish United Fund
    30 S. Wells Street
    Chicago, IL 60606-5056
    Phone: (312) 357-4762
    Fax: (312) 553-5491
    Email: tov@juf.org
    Web: http://www.juf.org/tov
    Contact: Yael Brunwasser

    Engages members of our community in the mitzvah of tikkun olam, repairing our world. TOV connects individuals of all ages to one-time and ongoing volunteer opportunities throughout the Jewish and greater Chicago community. Join TOV in repairing the world, one good deed at a time.

    JUF Tributes *

    Jewish United Fund
    30 S. Wells Street
    Chicago, IL 60606-5056
    Phone: (312) 357-4866
    Web: http://www.juf.org/memorial

    An elegant way to make a commemorative gift to the Jewish United Fund in honor of a loved one.

    JUF Uptown Cafe *

    Jewish United Fund
    Dina and Eli Field EZRA Multi-Service Center
    909 W. Wilson Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60640
    Phone: 773-467-3845
    Email: JoelleSwatez@juf.org
    Web: http://www.juf.org/tov/uptown-cafe.aspx
    Contact: Joelle Swatez, JUF Uptown Cafe Coordinator

    Located in the Dina and Eli Field EZRA Multi-Service Center, this first kosher anti-hunger program feeds the hungry while nourishing their spirits. The Cafe serves dinner three nights a week and Sunday brunch. Staffed by volunteer servers, the Cafe provides a dignified setting for nutritious food and connections to the community.


    JUF's Israel Education Center *

    Jewish United Fund
    30 S. Wells Street
    Chicago, IL 60606
    Phone: (312) 357-4671
    Email: emilybriskman@juf.org
    Web: http://www.juf.org/iec
    Contact: Emily Briskman, Director

    Engages the next generation with Israel through education and advocacy.

    JUF's Israel Experience Program *

    Jewish United Fund
    30 S. Wells Street
    Suite 5031
    Chicago, IL 60606-5056
    Phone: (312) 444-2895
    Email: israelexperience@juf.org
    Web: http://www.juf.org/Israel_experience
    Contact: Jody Horowitz

    Bring Jewish identity and history to life with a trip to Israel! High school students, college students, and young adults are eligible for dozens of Israel Experience Programs arranged by age group, personal interest,and duration of travel. Each trip offers the opportunity to make new friends, connect to the Jewish homeland and visit historical and holy sites. Choose from 10-day trips, summer adventures, and semester- or year-long study programs. The Jewish United Fund also offers various Israel Experience savings and incentive programs as well as financial need-based and merit-based scholarships toward approved Israel Experience programs.


    JUF's Israel Office *

    Jewish United Fund
    P.O. Box 7171
    Jerusalem, Israel 91071
    Email: ofer@juf.org.il
    Contact: Ofer Bavly, Director General of the Israel Office; Richard Juran, Deputy Director General

    Represents the Jewish United Fund in Israel. Works with lay leaders and staff on missions, visits of influentials, Partnership Together and many other issues which arise as part of our relationship through our allocations to the Jewish Agency for Israel, JDC, and our community's connections in and allocations to Israel.

    JUF's Israel Scholarships *

    Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago
    30 S. Wells Street
    Suite 5031
    Chicago, IL 60606-5056
    Phone: 312-444-2895, 312-357-4798
    Email: israelexperience@juf.org
    Web: http://www.juf.org/israel_experience

    Financial need-based (through age 28) and merit-based (through age 23) scholarships for high school and college students and young adults for approved Israel Experience programs of work, study, and travel. Spring and Fall deadlines each year.

    JUF's Kefiada *

    Jewish United Fund
    30 S. Wells Street
    Chicago, IL 60606-5056
    Phone: 312-357-4737
    Fax: 312-444-2086
    Email: Kefiada@juf.org
    Web: http://www.juf.org/kefiada
    Contact: Brooke Mandrea

    JUF's English-immersion, American-style day camp in Kiryat Gat-Lachish-Shafir, Israel. Kefiada campers are 4th-6th graders and the counselors are college students from Chicago or go to school in Illinois. Kefiada serves as a bridge over the summer for Israeli students to retain the English that they have learned during the school year and expand on it. This is a great way for college students to get back to Israel, really become a part of Israeli life, and help Israelis in a meaningful way. There is no program cost, plus free room and board and $1,200 flight stipends for all counselors. The camp runs from late June to late July. Summer 2019 dates are June 20-July22.

    JUF's Partnership Together *

    Jewish United Fund
    30 S. Wells Street
    Chicago, IL 60606-5056
    Phone: (312) 357-4737
    Fax: (312) 444-2086
    Email: partnership@juf.org
    Web: http://www.juf.org/p2g
    Contact: Brooke Mandrea

    A program of the Jewish United Fund that links Jews in Chicago with its partnered region of Kiryat Gat-Lachish-Shafir in Israel's northern Negev. Promotes projects that enhance development, improve the quality of life and connect with Chicago Jewry through "People to People" programs.

    Junior Gan Israel Day Camp

    4059 Dempster Street
    Skokie, IL 60076
    Phone: (847) 677-1770
    Fax: (847) 673-3487
    Email: info@juniorganisrael.org
    Web: http://www.juniorganisrael.org
    Contact: Zeesy Posner

    Full service day camp for ages 2-6. Exciting activities include swimming at Oakton Water Playground, sports, and gymnastics with Stretch-n-Grow, music, art, variety of special events, and age-appropriate field trips. Professional educators nurture and stimulate our campers. Jewish content presented via fun activities. Many options to choose from: full day or half day, two, three or five days per week. Catered lunches provided. Optional to and from camp transportation available. Camp is Keshet affiliated. Scholarships available. Tots Club for ages 6 months and up.

     

    JVS Chicago Central Office *

    216 W. Jackson Blvd.
    Suite 700
    Chicago, IL 60606-6920
    Phone: 855-275-5237 (855-ASK-JCFS)
    Email: info@jvschicago.org
    Web: http://www.JCFS.org/JVS

What's New in the Guide

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.

 

Tikkun HaBriet

Tikkun HaBriet (Healing the Covenant), the only Jewish-based program that helps give struggling couples (and those stuck in a rough patch) another chance to redefine their marriage. This program begins the process of examining your goals and values and teach some new tools to rebuild into your loving relationship. Tikkun HaBriet is based on another faith's program that has been around for 40 years. Couples of all faiths, interfaith or no faith are welcome to attend. Without attention and care, marriages wither and couples slowly and quietly drift apart or are often torn apart by health, financial events or hurtful actions. Far too many couples live in misery, no longer feeling the joy of their once loving relationship. If you are experiencing challenges in your marriage, the Tikkun HaBriet Program may be able to help give your marriage another chance. Couples come to Tikkun HaBriet for many reasons, but you will never be asked why you are attending or be required to share.

 

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