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

    Ida Crown Jewish Academy *

    Associated Talmud Torahs
    8233 N. Central Park Ave.
    Skokie, IL 60076
    Phone: (773) 973-1450
    Contact: Rabbi Leonard Matanky, Head of School

    State-accredited Orthodox Jewish co-educational high school, including Keshet classes for children with disabilities.

    Illinois Center for Jewish Studies

    3830 White Cloud
    Skokie, IL 60076
    Phone: 773-414-5899
    Contact: Rabbi Kalman Worch

    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.


    Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center *

    9603 Woods Drive
    Skokie, IL 60077
    Phone: (847) 967-4800
    Fax: (847) 967-4801
    Contact: Susan L. Abrams

    Illinois Holocaust Museum honors the Survivors and victims of the Holocaust and transforms history into current and universal lessons in humanity. Through world-class exhibitions and programs, the Museum inspires individuals and organizations and provides a universal wake-up call to action. The Karkomi Holocaust permanent exhibition weaves history with local Survivor narratives and over 500 artifacts to create a highly personal experience. The Take a Stand Center includes the world's first interactive, holographic Survivor Stories Experience Theater, followed by three galleries that guide visitors through social justice issues suggesting ways to take action.

    Illinois Institute of Technology *

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



    Illinois Nut and Candy

    Home of Fantasia Confections
    3745 W. Dempster Street
    Skokie, IL 60076
    Phone: (847) 677-5777, (800) 590-NUTS
    Fax: (847) 677-5778

    Custom confections, handmade chocolates, gift baskets, party trays, hospitality bags, corporate gifts, bulk candy and nuts. cRc-certified.

    In Shifra's Arms

    Jewish Support for the Pregnant Woman
    Chicago, IL Phone: 888-360-5872, 202-573-7611

    In Shifra's Arms offers free prenatal crisis counseling, pregnancy plan coaching, specialized referrals, and targeted financial assistance to women over the course of their pregnancies and the year after birth. We treat every women with compassion, respect and kindness whatever she chooses for her pregnancy. Every woman needs to make choices about her future for herself-but no woman should have to go it alone. Our confidential Helpline is always accessible: 1-888-360-5872 or text us at 202-573-7611.

    Income for Life Funds *

    Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago
    30 S. Wells Street
    Chicago, IL 60606-5056
    Phone: (312) 357-4853
    Fax: (312) 855-3284
    Contact: Steven A. Wander

    Gifts that can be established during one's lifetime or as a bequest, that provide a donor or his/her loved ones with income payments throughout their lifetimes and sustain the Jewish community for future generations. Vehicles include Charitable Gift Annuities and Charitable Remainder Trusts. These giving vehicles are designated as part of The Centennial Campaign. Donors receive special recognition, and the names of those who provide gifts of over $100,000 are permanently inscribed on The Centennial Wall.


    Jewish Child & Family Services (JCFS)
    Chicago, IL Phone: 855-275-5237 (855-ASK-JCFS)

    • Counseling and support groups for adults, couples and families 

    • Collaborative divorce mediation, coaching and counseling 

    • Career counseling, training and customized job placement assistance with JVS Career and Employment

    • Specialized employment programs that support youth and older adults 

    • Immigration and citizenship services through HIAS Immigration and Citizenship


    Integrated Pediatric Interventions (IPI) at JCFS *

    Jewish Child & Family Services
    Phone: (855) 275-5237 (855-ASK-JCFS)
    Contact: Marlies Gramann, Director of Outpatient Services

    Therapeutic interventions for children with developmental delays age birth-10 years. Services include evaluations; speech, occupational and developmental therapies; and social skills development.

    InterContinental Chicago

    505 N. Michigan Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60611
    Phone: (312) 944-4100
    Fax: (312) 944-1320

    Kosher catering by Danziger.

    Interfaith Worker Justice

    1020 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.
    Fourth Floor
    Chicago, IL 60660
    Phone: (773) 728-8400
    Fax: (773)728-8409
    Contact: Rudy Lopez

    Works to improve wages, benefits and working conditions, especially for low-wage workers.

    InterfaithFamily Chicago *

    922 Davis St
    Evanston, IL 60201
    Phone: 847-778-1938
    Contact: Rabbi Reni Dickman

    Resource to bring personal, local services to interfaith couples and families exploring Jewish life and to the Jewish professionals and organizations who want to welcome them.

    International Fellowship of Christians and Jews

    30 N. La Salle Street, Suite 4300
    Chicago, IL 60602
    Phone: (312) 641-7200

    To foster better relations and understanding between Christians and Jews; encourage greater cooperation on issues of shared biblical concern; and build support for Israel and Jews in crisis or need.

    Introduction to Judaism

    Union for Reform Judaism
    Phone: (872) 256-1818
    Contact: Joy Wasserman

    An 18-week program designed for individuals and couples from Jewish and various other faith backgrounds who want to explore Jewish holidays and life cycle ceremonies, Jewish values, symbols and traditions, and Jewish liturgy and texts. Introduction to Judaism is ideal for those who are part of a Jewish family, are considering conversion, or simply want to gain a deeper understanding of Jewish life. Co-sponsored by the Union for Reform Judaism and the Chicago Association of Reform Rabbis. Classes are offered at several locations around Chicago and the suburbs in the fall, winter and spring.

    Israel Bonds

    1 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 1010
    Chicago, IL 60602
    Phone: (312) 558-9400, (800) 969-3987
    Fax: (312) 558-9014
    Contact: Janice Wahnon

    Investors in Israel bonds have helped cultivate the desert, build transportation networks, create new industries, resettle immigrants, and increase export capabilities. Today, investing in Israel bonds supports a nation of extraordinary innovation that continues to push the boundaries of modern technology.

    Israel Cancer Research Fund

    Chicago Chapter
    2 Northfield Plaza, Suite 245
    Northfield, IL 60093
    Phone: (847) 914-9120
    Contact: Sandy Rosen, Gifts Director

    The leading charitable organization in the US solely devoted to supporting cancer research in Israel. Since 1975, ICRF has provided 2,200+ grants exceeding $56 million in funding to outstanding cancer researchers whose laboratories are located in Israel's leading institutions. These scientists include the first Israelis to win the Nobel Prize in chemistry. Funds go directly to scientists via a granting process. No funds go to bricks and mortar. ICRF Chicago has expanded its board, created a young leadership, Visions board, and is raising awareness about the outstanding research taking place throughout Israel. Contact the office for volunteer opportunities.

    Israel Discovery Tours, Inc.

    4957 Oakton Street
    Suite 303
    Skokie, IL 60077
    Phone: (847) 677-5624, (800) 362-8882

    Israel Government Tourist Office

    205 N. Michigan Ave.
    Suite 2520
    Chicago, IL 60601
    Phone: (312) 803-7080, (888) 77-ISRAEL
    Fax: (312) 803-7079

    Order maps, brochures, video and other information.

    Israel News by Phone

    3740 W. Dempster St.
    Skokie, IL 60076
    Phone: (847) 679-9374

    Daily updates, in English, of news from Arutz-7 radio. Sunday-Friday.

    Israel Trade and Investment Center

    111 E. Wacker Dr.
    Suite 1230
    Chicago, IL 60603
    Phone: (312) 332-2160
    Fax: (312) 332-2163
    Contact: Moshe Shoham

    Trade and investment assistance between American and Israeli firms. Exports to and from Israel; assistance to multinational companies, direct information from Israeli government offices.

    Itz You!

    2936 W. Devon Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60659
    Phone: (773) 465-5886

    Clothing, hats, berets, hosiery, custom linen sets.

    The International School at Bar-Ilan University

    Midwest United States Office
    Highland Park, IL 60035
    Phone: 262-725-1510
    Contact: Tamar Berman, Midwest United States Representative

    The International School at Bar-Ilan University, Israel offers studies taught in English at all levels: bachelors, masters and PhD. Our school hosts students from five continents and more than 20 countries, in a multi-national, multi-cultural environment of academic excellence. Our programs are very affordable, and recognized worldwide.

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