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

    Edelson Law, LLC

    Zisl Edelson, Attorney
    8401 Crawford
    Suite 104
    Skokie, IL 60676
    Phone: 847-410-9131
    Contact: Zisl Edelson

    Elder law attorney with sensitivity to Jewish culture and families, providing help with long-term care planning, Medicaid planning, wills, trusts, powers of attorney, Jewish wills, and health crisis management. House calls and hospital visits available. Office hours by appointment in Skokie.


    EdtechMMG, LLC

    Buffalo Grove, IL Phone: (847) 507-4973
    Contact: Mindy Gold

    EdtechMMG creates highly collaborative and innovative professional development experiences for Jewish educators rooted in Jewish text study and hands-on explorations of blended learning technologies. Our professional development series are paired with in-classroom instructional coaching, online learning opportunities, and parallel student and family programming. We provide customized consulting and curriculum design services for both educational and technology-based initiatives. By connecting Jewish education goals and technology-infused learning, our model focuses on keeping Jewish content accessible, engaging, and connected to the daily lives of today's Jewish students.

    Ehrlich Student Loan Program *

    Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago
    30 S. Wells Street
    Suite 5043
    Chicago, IL 60606-5056
    Fax: (312) 444-2086

    Provides subsidized, low-interest educational loans to students in the metropolitan Chicago Jewish community. First priority will be given to students who have limited access to other sources of funding, whether through federal, state or private loans, savings, or other sources of financial assistance. Made possible by a generous bequest from Mrs. Shirley Ehrlich to the Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago. Subsidizes the loan while a loan recipient is enrolled as a full-time student in an accredited undergraduate or graduate program. A loan recipient will make no payments nor accrue any interest on their loan while they are in school. A student may borrow up to $10,000 a year, up to a total of $20,000.

    Eileen Berman

    9830 N. Karlov Ave.
    P.O. Box 712
    Skokie, IL 60076
    Phone: (847) 674-0035

    Vocalist performs cantorial solos, show tunes, pop, Hebrew/Israeli, Yiddish, opera, classical.

    EJ's Pizzeria

    9149 Gross Point Road
    Skokie, IL 60077
    Phone: (224) 534-7215

    cRc-certified. Dairy. Cholov Yisroel. Pas Yisroel.

    El Al Israel Airlines

    Phone: (800) 223-6700, (312) 516-3525

    The national airline of Israel.

    Emanuel Congregation

    5959 N. Sheridan Road
    Chicago, IL 60660
    Phone: 773-561-5173
    Fax: 773-561-5420
    Contact: Jessica Katz

    At Emanuel Congregation, we open our doors to all who seek richer, more meaningful lives. Together, our diverse community engages in prayer, lifelong learning and tikkun olam (repairing the world), empowering adults and children alike to apply Jewish values to our everyday lives and to be a collective force for good.

    Emma's Bagel Café

    9306 Skokie Blvd.
    Skokie, IL 60077
    Phone: (847) 673-3030
    Fax: (847) 673-9795


    Encompass *

    Jewish Child & Family Services
    Abe and Ida Cooper Center
    6639 N. Kedzie
    Chicago, IL 60645
    Phone: (855) 275-5237 (855-ASK-JCFS)
    Contact: Jodi Newmark

    Utilizing person-centered planning, Encompass forges partnerships with existing service providers to offer an array of support and services for Jewish and non-Jewish adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities. Through Keshet, Encompass offers a robust social and recreational program with activities up to five days per week. Encompass partners with JVS Chicago and other agencies for customized employment services, and with JCFS and other providers for residential services and supports. Encompass gives adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities the opportunity to thrive within their community… living in a home of their own with someone they care about, being actively involved with a job, activities or events and spending time with friends.

    Ensemble M'chaiya

    Artist Management: Modal Music Inc.
    P.O. Box 6473
    Evanston, IL 60204-6473
    Phone: (847) 864-1022
    Contact: Modal Music Inc./Terran Doehrer

    Acoustic, innovative, and energetic Klezmer band that gets everyone's heart and feet dancing to Klezmer tunes set to Gypsy grooves, rhythmic Sephardic and swinging Yiddish songs, and Israeli dance tunes. To make sure you are on the right foot, the band teaches and leads you through the fun yet simple line and circle traditional dances. Two to six musicians are available for concerts, private events, dances, educational programs, and more. On request, Big Band Swing to 1950s acoustic rock and Beatles songs are available as are World Music styles related to Klezmer.

    Essie Landsman Watercolors

    1803 Westleigh Drive
    Glenview, IL 60025
    Phone: (847) 998-0929
    Contact: (Arlene) Essie Landsman

    Custom-made ketubot, hamsa designs, Judaic art. Original watercolors created from your favorite photographs. Member American Jewish Artists Club.

    ET Learning Connections

    2857 W. Pratt Blvd.
    Chicago, IL 60645
    Phone: 773-807-1083
    Contact: Esther Tarkieltaub, LBS1

    EtLearning Connections focuses on each client's individual needs devising custom tailored programs to meet those needs. ET Learning Connections empowers children with diverse tools to bring out the potential in your child implementing hands on multi-sensory learning approaches and strategies that promote learning and positive mindset. Wilson Certified, Fast Forward and Social ThinkingR Provider IDEA Vendor Providing remedial services in all areas of early literacy,reading, writing in Hebrew and General studies, executive functioning and social skills. With the right support every child can succeed! Sign up for educational and motivational newsletters by emailing

    Ethel Goldmeyer

    7505 N. Francisco Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60645
    Phone: (773) 764-4357


    Evita Argentinian Steakhouse

    6112 N. Lincoln Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60659
    Phone: 773-463-8482


    Ezra-Habonim, The Niles Township Jewish Congregation

    4500 Dempster Street
    Skokie, IL 60076
    Phone: (847) 675-4141
    Fax: (847) 675-0327
    Contact: Rabbi Jeffrey Weill

    Conservative and Reconstructionist congregation.

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