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

    Gan Israel Day Camps

    Gan Israel 8-day Overnight
    2833 W. Howard Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60645
    Phone: (847) 345-6406
    Contact: Rabbi Schneur Scheiman and Mrs. Ester Scheiman, Co-Directors

    Geek Calligraphy

    P.O. Box 608091
    Chicago, IL 60660
    Phone: (805) 399-2244
    Contact: Ariela Housman

    Judaica art prints and ketubot with geek-themed art. Megillot, mezuzot, and workshops on safrut for all ages. Available for custom work.

    Gentle Home Services In-Home Care *

    570 Lake Cook Rd.
    Deerfield, IL 60015
    Phone: 847-282-3883

    CJE SeniorLife has selected Gentle Home Services as a preferred provider of personal care services for private pay clients. These non-medical services are provided by trained English speaking personnel and are available on an hourly or live-in basis. All staff is screened, experienced and supervised.

    Get Down To Business with Shalom Klein


    Tune in to AM 560 The Answer, Sundays at 6pm, to hear Shalom's weekly radio show "Get Down To Business with Shalom Klein." An avid networker and dedicated entrepreneur, Shalom will share advice you need, strategies that work and stories of success to help you with both business and jobs.

    Gidwitz Place for Assisted Living *

    CJE SeniorLife
    Weinberg Community for Senior Living
    1551 Lake Cook Road
    Deerfield, IL 60015
    Phone: (847) 374-0500, (773) 508-1000
    Fax: (847) 236-7844
    Contact: Jennifer Weininger, Executive Director

    Six-story apartment building with 125 one- and two-bedroom units, offers a retirement lifestyle that allows older people to maintain a greater level of health, dignity and independence. Offering comfort, style and companionship, Gidwitz provides residents with housekeeping and basic personal care, restaurant-style Kosher meals, and a wide range of educational, social, cultural and holiday programs. Staff is on premises 24 hours a day, including a registered nurse during daytime hours. Amenities include a cafe, mini-mart, beauty/barber shop, library, fitness and wellness centers, synagogue and meeting rooms, and beautifully landscaped grounds for walking. Trips to stores, special events and sites of special interest are part of the regular schedule of activities. Respite Care for family caregivers is offered at reasonable daily rates.

    Gift of Israel *

    Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago
    30 S. Wells Street
    Suite 5031
    Chicago, IL 60606-5056
    Phone: (312) 444-2895, (312) 357-4798

    Monetary gifts from family and friends can be saved toward a high school or college Israel Experience program; participants can receive a gift of $180 from Federation toward their Israel experience.


    3349 W. Dempster Street
    Skokie, IL 60077
    Phone: (847) 679-0677
    Contact: Nechama Small

    Judaica, art, jewelry, silver, crystal, ceramic, no stain tablecloths, bosch mixers, silver repair, bridal gift registry, and more.

    Glasser Preschool of Oak Park Temple

    1235 N. Harlem Ave.
    Oak Park, IL 60302
    Phone: (708) 386-3937
    Fax: (708) 386-0955
    Contact: Marci Sperling-Flynn

    Parent/child programs ages 1-2, half-day preschool ages 2-5, lunch and enrichment programs, parenting workshops.

    Glen Oak Cemetery

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

    Nondenominational, with an exclusively Jewish section.

    Glenbrook Community Eruv

    3465 Techny Road
    Northbrook, IL 60062
    Contact: Ken Avner

    Eruv encompasses areas in Northbrook and Glenview. See website for map. Checked weekly.

    Glenbrook Mikvah

    3465 Techny Road
    Northbrook, IL 60062
    Phone: 847-278-2939
    Contact: Joshua Nankin, Faith Bugay

    The premiere luxury mikvah of Chicago's North Shore! Keilim mikvah open daily. Women's mikvah open by appointment only. Gorgeous facility includes a steam shower, radiant heating, two spacious preparation rooms, Italian soaking tub, and cell phone sound system. Mikvaos built to satisfy all halachic opinions!


    3504 Commercial Ave.
    Northbrook, IL 60062
    Phone: (847) 272-5111
    Fax: (847) 272-7350
    Contact: Kori Larson

    Provides support and services, which empower individuals with developmental disabilities to participate fully in all areas of community life. Advocates for and provides support and service based on the principles of informed choice, personal dignity, responsibility and individualization thereby enhancing the quality of life for all those whom Glenkirk serves.

    Glenview Terrace

    1511 Greenwood Road
    Glenview, IL 60025
    Phone: (847) 729-9090
    Fax: (847) 729-9135

    Kosher meals, skilled nursing facility, subacute rehabilitation services, Alzheimer's specialized unit, Medicare-Medicaid approved.

    Goldman Funeral Group

    Phone: (847) 478-1600
    Fax: (847) 478-1616
    Contact: Irwin Goldman

    195 N. Buffalo Grove Road
    Buffalo Grove, IL 60089

    8851 Skokie Blvd.
    Skokie, IL 60077

    Goldman-Segal Kosher Caterers

    3411 W. Church Street
    Skokie, IL 60623
    Phone: (847) 675-4060, (773) 259-1830
    Fax: (847) 677-9488
    Contact: Rabbi David Segal

    For hotels, homes, synagogues. Exclusive caterers for Westin O'Hare, Radisson O'Hare. KOF-K-certified.


    652 Central Ave.
    Highland Park, IL 60035
    Phone: (847) 432-0652
    Fax: (847) 432-0901

    Candies, chocolates, gift baskets, gourmet foods. Kosher for Passover. Phone orders, deliveries. OU- and Circle K-certified products.

    Graeter's Ice Cream

    1347 Shermer Road
    Northbrook, IL 60062
    Phone: (847) 513-6540


    Grasmere Residential Home

    4621 N. Sheridan Road
    Chicago, IL 60640
    Phone: (773) 334-6601
    Fax: (773) 334-3619

    Intermediate nursing care facility for persons with mental illness.

    Great Chicago Food and Beverage Company

    3149 W. Devon Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60659
    Phone: (773) 465-9030
    Fax: (773) 465-9011


    Great Lakes Clinical Trials

    5149 N. Ashland Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60640
    Phone: (773) 275-3500

    Independent, phase I-IV clinical trial center specializing in the study of investigational medications, food products and supplements for the treatment of chronic diseases, notably in psychiatry, neurology and pain management.

    Greater Chicago Jewish Festival

    Jewish POCET
    8939 Karlov Ave.
    Skokie, IL 60076
    Phone: (847) 933-3000, (847) 674-0344
    Fax: (847) 677-2020

    Producers of the biennial festival of Jewish music, art, dance, food, and fun.

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JCYS Iris & Steven Podolsky Family Center

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

Dr. Chaim Cember Shaarei Chinuch Day School

At Shaarei Chinuch, we integrate Judaism with the Montessori method, to give each child a comprehensive hands-on learning experience catered to his/her unique talents. Our mission is to help each of our students to reach their full potential, while instilling an excitement for learning that lasts a lifetime. 

Illinois Center for Jewish Studies

The mission of the Illinois Center for Jewish Studies (ICJS) is to provide every Jew, regardless of background, affiliation, or religious observance, the opportunity to be inspired by and connected to Torah and Judaism. We believe that people learn and develop differently, and that Torah study should be unique to every person's individual journey. ICJS seeks to provide a personalized learning experience to nurture mind and soul in both individual and group settings. The Illinois Center for Jewish Studies hosts weekly educational classes for men and women in bible studies, Jewish philosophy, and special topics. The organization also provides individual one-on-one learning sessions for men to advance their bible knowledge and ability to improve personally. In addition to formal group/individual classes, the organization has seasonal social gatherings in an effort to promote Jewish education, as well as an annual benefit dinner to raise funds for its operations.