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

Cafe Sababa

503 E. John Street
Champaign
IL
61820
Phone: 217-344-1328
URL: https://www.illinihillel.org/cafesababa

Hillel at the University of Illinois' cRc hot Kosher lunch cafeteria. On some days we offer dinners as well. Check the website for more information.

Cagen Music LLC

915 Shermer Road
Northbrook
IL
60062
Phone: (847) 559-0900
Email: info@cagenmusic.com
URL: http://www.cagenmusic.com
Contact: Don Cagen

Don Cagen Orchestra, Big Beat, Incognito, Orchestra Chicago, and Ashira. Nationally renowned musicians for weddings and special events. We have produced the entertainment for over 4,000 Chicago weddings, plus hundreds of destination weddings nationwide. We bring you once in a lifetime music for your once in a lifetime event.

Camp Agudah Midwest *

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

Orthodox overnight camp located in South Haven, MI. Separate four-week sessions for boys and girls in grades four-11.

Camp Ben Frankel

1206 Touch of Nature Road
Makanda
IL
62958
Phone: 618-975-2416 , 877-714-6103
Fax: 877-714-6103
Email: info@campbenfrankel.org
URL: http://www.campbenfrankel.org
Contact: Aaron Hadley

A coed, overnight, summer camp for Jewish children and teens located near Carbondale, IL. Since 1949, our campers have developed lifelong friendships and deep connections to Judaism and Israel. With enrollment limited to only 100 campers, children enjoy a small, personal community with lots of individual attention. Established as a program of the Jewish Federation of Southern Illinois, Southeast Missouri and Western Kentucky, for almost 70 years Camp Ben Frankel has touched the lives of thousands of Jewish children. We are viewed by our families as a hidden gem - our campers receive the same great experience as at other camps at a lower cost.

Camp Bnos Ma'arava *

Agudath Israel of Illinois
3542 W. Peterson Ave.
Chicago
IL
60659
Phone: (773) 279-8400
Fax: (773) 279-9571
URL: http://www.aicamps.com
Contact: Rabbi Daniel Myers

Orthodox overnight camp located in Marshall, IN. Four-week session for girls in grades four-11.

Camp Firefly *

JCFS Chicago
Abe and Ida Cooper Center
6639 N. Kedzie Ave.
Chicago
IL
60645
Phone: 855-275-5237
Email: ask@jcfs.org
URL: www.jcfs.org/campfirefly
Contact: Elizabeth Robbin

As part of the JCFS family of services, Camp Firefly provides a supportive, welcoming community for children, teens and young adults who oftentimes have difficulty connecting with peers and navigating social situations. Everything in our program, including the best of summer fun and exceptional therapeutic group activities, is designed to support campers on the autism spectrum and with other social challenges. Presented in partnership with JCC Chicago's Camp Chi.Camp Firefly (ages 9-14) June 24-29, 2020Firefly Teen Camp (ages 14-16) June 24-July 3, 2020Firefly Next Step (ages 17-18) June 21-July 5, 2020  Some Teen Camp alumni may be asked to apply for this leadership and vocational training program. 

Camp Lee Mar

805 Redgate Road
Dresher
PA
19025
Phone: (215) 658-1708 , (570) 685-7188
Fax: (215) 658-1710
Email: gtour400@aol.com
URL: http://www.leemar.com
Contact: Ari Segal

7-week private residential special-needs camp for ages 5-21 with mild to moderate learning and developmental challenges. Structured environment, individual attention, traditional camp activities i.e.. academics, speech and language therapy, music and art

Camp Moshava of Wild Rose, WI *

3740 W. Dempster Street
Skokie
IL
60076
Phone: (847) 674-9733 x7
Fax: (847) 750-0222
Email: moshava@moshavawildrose.org
URL: http://www.moshavawildrose.org
Contact: Dikla Weitzner, Director

Four-week sessions for campers entering grades four-12; Eight-week option for high school campers. Shomer Shabbat and Glatt kosher.

Camp Nageela Midwest *

Agudath Israel of Illinois
3542 W. Peterson Ave.
Chicago
IL
60659
Phone: (773) 604-4400
Fax: (773) 604-4405
Email: info@campnageelamidwest.org
URL: http://www.campnageelamidwest.org
Contact: Nosson Factor

ACA accredited camp for children of all Jewish backgrounds in grades three-10. Located in Marshall, IN. Three-week boys session and three-week girls session. Kosher meals, Shabbat observed.

Camp Ramah in Wisconsin *

65 E. Wacker Place
Suite 1200
Chicago
IL
60601
Phone: (312) 606-9316 x221
Fax: (312) 606-7136
Email: registrar@ramahwisconsin.com
URL: http://www.ramahwisconsin.com
Contact: Jacob Cytryn, Executive Director

A full range of fun activities integrate Jewish values and observances into the daily camp experience. Activities include sports, swimming, high and low ropes courses, climbing wall, archery, sailing, stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, cooking, music, dance, nature, photography, radio, arts and drama. Meals are kosher, and Shabbat is observed. The camp is located 15 miles north of Eagle River, WI, on beautiful Lake Buckatabon. Sessions include two Ruach Ramah five-day sessions for entering third-graders, two-week sessions for entering fourth-graders, four-week sessions for entering fifth- and sixth-graders, and an eight-week session for entering seventh- to 11th-graders. Scholarships available.

Camp TOV *

Jewish United Fund
30 S. Wells Street
Suite 5034
Chicago
IL
60606
Phone: (312) 444-2867
Fax: (312) 444-2086
Email: tovteen@juf.org
URL: http://www.juf.org/teens/camp_tov.aspx
Contact: Genna Kahn

Week-long, interactive service-oriented summer program on wheels focusing on poverty, hunger, homelessness, environmental concerns, caring for the elderly, and leadership skills. Camp, which can serve as a bar/bat mitzvah service project, is for seventh- through 10th-graders from throughout Chicago and its suburbs.

Camp Young Judaea Midwest *

60 Revere Drive
Suite 800
Northbrook
IL
60062
Phone: (224) 235-4665
Fax: (847) 789-7197
Email: info@cyjmid.org
URL: http://www.cyjmid.org
Contact: Robin Anderson, Director

Co-ed overnight summer camp for campers from all over the country in grades two through nine. Full range of activities including waterskiing, tubing, biking, arts & crafts, digital media, ropes course, makers space, and more. Our pluralistic approach allows for campers and staff to learn, grow, and play together to make informed choices about their connections to Judaism and Israel. We focus on an individualized approach while teaching campers to work in a group setting that fosters mutual respect, friendship, leadership, and development. Session lengths range from six days to 28 days. Counselor in training program offered for entering 12th graders. Kosher meals, Shabbat observant. Tuition assistance is available. 

Campaign Endowment Funds *

Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago
30 S. Wells Street
Chicago
IL
60606-5056
Phone: (312) 357-4853
Fax: (312) 855-3284
Email: legacy@juf.org
URL: http://www.jufplannedgiving.org
Contact: Steven A. Wander

Endowment gifts that sustain a donor's annual gift to JUF in perpetuity. These giving vehicles are designated as part of The Centennial Campaign. Donors receive special recognition, and those who provide gifts of over $100,000 are permanently inscribed on The Centennial Wall in the Jewish United Fund building’s lobby.

Canavan Foundation

450 West End Avenue, #6A
New York
NY
10024
Phone: (877) 907-1847
Fax: (866) 907-1847
Email: info@canavanfoundation.org
URL: http://www.canavanfoundation.org

Educates at-risk populations about Canavan disease and other Jewish genetic diseases and the reproductive options available to carrier couples. Encourages carrier screening for these diseases whenever appropriate. In addition, the foundation supports research that searches for treatments and a cure for Canavan disease.

Canavan Research Illinois

P.O. Box 5823
Buffalo Grove
IL
60089
Phone: (800) 833-2194
Email: canavan@canavanresearch.org
URL: http://www.canavanresearch.org

A 501(c)(3) charity, funding medical research to cure Canavan disease, networking affected families, and raising awareness of carrier testing for this fatal childhood neurodegenerative disease.

Cantor David Landau

1185 Sheridan Road
Glencoe
IL
60022
Phone: Email: themohel@gmail.com
URL: www.themohel.com

Rabbinic certification. Over 20 years as a full-time Mohel. Doctors love the surgical technique. Nurses love the sterile technique. Parents, Grandparents, and guests love the love.

Cantor Lawrence Elsberg

2334 Auburn Lane
Northbrook
IL
60062
Phone: (847) 480-1999 , (847) 845-2112 (cell)
Email: elsberg@sbcglobal.net
URL: http://www.brischicago.com

Listed with USCJ. Certified by Chief Rabbinate Jerusalem.

Cantors Assembly, Midwest Region

c/o North Suburban Synagogue Beth El
1175 Sheridan Road
Highland Park
IL
60035
Phone: (847) 432-8900, ext. 226
Fax: (847) 432-9242
Email: lgoller@nssbethel.org
URL: http://www.cantors.org
Contact: Hazzan Barbara Barnett & Hazzan Benjamin Tisser, Co-Presidents

Association of Conservative hazzanim seeks to preserve and enhance the heritage of Jewish liturgical music.

Carol Roberts Gerson, M.D., D.Be., F.A.C.S., F.A.A.P.

Phone: (708) 304-3710
Email: mohelet@gmail.com
URL: http://www.drmohelet.com

Mohelet.

Cathey Dining Commons at the University of Chicago

6025 S. Ellis Ave.
Chicago
IL
60637
Phone: (773) 702-1445
URL: https://dining.uchicago.edu

cRc glatt kosher available.

Center for Enriched Living *

280 Saunders Road
Riverwoods
IL
60015
Phone: (847) 948-7001
Fax: (847) 948-7621
Email: info@centerforenrichedliving.org
URL: http://www.centerforenrichedliving.org
Contact: Michael Welsh

For more than 50 years, the Center for Enriched Living has enhanced and enriched the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities from youth through adulthood. CEL's programs provide social, recreational, employment and educational opportunities for our members in our renovated Universally Designed building in Riverwoods as well as throughout the community. CEL has been accredited by the Council on Quality and Leadership (CQL) and designated as a 4-star charity by Charity Navigator for 5 consecutive years a standard only achieved by 19% of the charities evaluated in America.

Center for Jewish Philanthropy *

Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago
30 S. Wells Street
Chicago
IL
60606-5056
Phone: (312) 357-4853
Fax: (312) 855-3284
Email: cfjp@juf.org
URL: http://www.jufplannedgiving.org
Contact: Rose Jagust

The Center helps local philanthropists establish charitable vehicles tailored to their preferences, and manages hundreds of philanthropic funds as well as dozens of supporting foundations, field of interest funds, designated funds, and giving circles. The Center's resources are available to trustees of independent private family foundations. The Center sponsors research on trends that impact Jewish philanthropy, offers a forum to network and pursue collaborative grant making, and features skill-building and educational programs for Jewish grant makers. The Center's professional staff help Jewish philanthropists frame their grant-making priorities, facilitate their intergenerational dialogue regarding philanthropic values, and acquaint them with best practices.

Central Synagogue of Chicago

122 S. Michigan Ave, Suite 1449
Chicago
IL
60603
Phone: (312) 787-0450
Email: info@centralchicago.org
URL: http://www.centralchicago.org
Contact: Hazzan Toby Lou Hayman

The traditional egalitarian conservative synagogue of downtown Chicago. Mailing address: P.O. Box 13079, Chicago, IL 60613

Chabad and F.R.E.E. of Niles

9401 Margail Ave.
Des Plaines
IL
60016
Phone: (847) 296-1770
Fax: (847) 296-1823
Email: chabad@chabadandfree.com
URL: http://www.chabadandfree.com
Contact: Rabbi Binyomin Scheiman

Chabad Center for Jewish Life in Downtown Chicago

1236 N. Dearborn Pkwy.
Chicago
IL
60610
Phone: (312) 664-7770
Email: chabad@centerforjewishlife.com
URL: http://www.centerforjewishlife.com
Contact: Rabbi Meir Chai Benhiyoun

Shabbat/holiday services and meals, daily Shacharit and Ma’ariv Minyanim, Beis Medrash, counseling, preschool, classes, and Judaica and gift shop.

Chabad Hebrew School

Chabad of Northbrook
2095 Landwehr Road
Northbrook
IL
60062
Phone: (847) 564-8770
Email: cchs@chabadnorthbrook.com
URL: http://www.northbrookhebrewschool.com

Chabad Hebrew School of Skokie

Lubavitch Chabad of Skokie
Skokie
IL
60076
Phone: 847-677-1770
Email: zeesyposner@skokiechabad.org
URL: http://www.SkokieHebrewSchool.org
Contact: Zeesy Posner

Skokie Chabad Hebrew School offers a warm, welcoming environment to engage children and give them a love for Judaism. No membership required.

Chabad Jewish Center of Elgin

30W509 Shoe Factory Road
Elgin
IL
60120
Phone: (847) 440-4486
Fax: (847) 801-3061
URL: http://www.elginchabad.com
Contact: Rabbi Mendel Shemtov

Chabad Jewish Center of Gurnee

6268 Formoor Lane
Gurnee
IL
60031
Phone: (847) 782-1800
Email: rabbi@chabadforgurnee.com
URL: http://www.chabadofgurnee.com
Contact: Rabbi Sholom Ber Tenenbaum

Chabad center and synagogue.

Chabad Jewish Center of Naperville

1935 Brookdale Road, Suite 115
Naperville
IL
60563
Phone: (630) 344-9770
Email: info@chabadnaperville.com
URL: http://www.jewishnaperville.com
Contact: Rabbi Mendy Goldstein

Chabad Jewish Center of Oak Park

219 Randolph Street
Oak Park
IL
60302
Phone: (708) 872-7771
Email: info@oakparkjewish.org
URL: http://www.oakparkjewish.org
Contact: Rabbi Yitzchok Bergstein

Chabad Jewish Center of Vernon Hills

271 Hunter Court
Vernon Hills
IL
60061
Phone: (847) 984-2919
Email: rabbi@jewishvernonhills.com
URL: http://www.jewishvernonhills.com
Contact: Rabbi Shimon Susskind

Chabad of Lakeview

655 W. Irving Park Road
Suite 207
Chicago
IL
60613
Phone: (773) 973-6386
URL: http://www.jewishlakeview.com
Contact: Rabbi Baruch Hertz

Chabad of Lincoln Park

1935 N. Kenmore Ave.
Chicago
IL
60614
Phone: 312-498-7704
Email: info@jewishlincolnpark.com
URL: http://www.jewishlincolnpark.com
Contact: Rabbi Mendy and Brocha Benhiyoun

Chabad of Northwest Indiana

1101 Ridge Road
Munster
IN
46321-1851
Phone: (219) 513-0327
Email: rabbi@chabadnwind.com
URL: http://www.chabadnwind.com
Contact: Rabbi Eliezer Zalmanov

Serves Northwest Indiana and Chicago's Southern Suburbs with Jewish educational programs.

Chabad of River North & Fulton Market

353 N. Desplaines Street
Chicago
IL
60661
Phone: (312) 933-9912
Email: avrahamkagan@gmail.com
URL: http://www.jewishrivernorth.org
Contact: Rabbi Avraham Kagan & Mrs. Chava Kagan, Co-Directors

Chabad of the South Loop

1212 S. Michigan Ave.
Suite 202
Chicago
IL
60605
Phone: (312) 498-0319
URL: http://www.jewishsouthloop.com
Contact: Rabbi Leibel Moscowitz & Mrs. Chaya Mushka Moscowitz, Co-Directors

Chai Design

Phone: Email: hello@mychaidesigns.com
URL: http://www.mychaidesigns.com

Chai Design boutique offers modern personalized gifts and unique Jewish inspired designs -- for all the special times in your life!

Chai Lifeline Midwest/Chai Lifeline Midwest Camp Simcha/Simcha Special *

6600 N. Lincoln Ave.
Suite 300
Lincolnwood
IL
60712
Phone: (847) 763-1818 , (888) 763-1819
Fax: (847) 763-1820
Email: midwest@chailifeline.org
URL: http://www.chailifeline.org

Provides free and year-round support services to families of children with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. Kosher, medically supervised overnight camps for seriously ill children and teens.

Chaiway Riders

Phone: (773) 936-0866
Email: info@chaiwayriders.com
URL: http://www.chaiwayriders.com

Chicago-based Jewish motorcycle touring club, open to individuals and couples; all makes of bikes and riding experience welcome, regardless of riders’ Jewish identity and religious practice.

Chalavi

2931 W. Touhy Ave.
Chicago
IL
60645
Phone: (773) 338-9649

Pizza shop. cRc-certified.

Champaign-Urbana Eruv

Chicago
IL
Phone: Email: rabbi@illinihillel.org
URL: https://www.facebook.com/pg/ChampaignUrbanaEruv/

An eruv serving the Champaign-Urbana Jewish community. 

Charlene Brooks

7855 N. Kilbourn Ave.
Skokie
IL
60076
Phone: (847) 721-6076 , (847) 675-6731
Fax: (847) 675-6087
Email: charlenebrooks@rcn.com

Singer, songwriter and actress performing cabaret, Jewish, Hebrew, Broadway and jazz. Cantoral soloist. Author and performer of "Life Stinks! And Other Things My Mother Taught Me," a popular show based on life and experiences of being the daughter of two Holocaust survivors.

Cheder Lubavitch Preschool *

5201 W. Howard Street
Skokie
IL
60077
Phone: 847-675-6777
Fax: 847-674-6095
Email: lsilber@clhds.com
Contact: Lakey Silber

Toddler, pre-nursery, nursery and Kindergarten classes

Chesed L'Avrohom Nachlas David Congregation

3135 W Devon Ave
Chicago
IL
60659
Phone: (773) 973-5161
Contact: Rabbi Yehoshua Eichenstein

Orthodox congregation.

Chicago Area Friends of Yesha

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

Fundraising and support for the 240,000 Jews in the 146 Jewish communities in Judea, Samaria, and Aza.

Chicago Board of Rabbis *

30 S. Wells Street
Chicago
IL
60606
Phone: (312) 444-2896
Fax: (312) 855-3757
Email: cbr@juf.org
URL: http://www.chicagorabbis.org
Contact: Rabbi Michael Balinsky

Represents 200 rabbis from all denominations. The CBR works to support rabbis in their congregational, educational, institutional or chaplaincy settings work and is a voice of the rabbinate in Chicago in communal and interreligious affairs.

Chicago Center for Torah & Chesed

6333 N. Troy Street
Chicago
IL
60659
Phone: (773) 761-4005
Fax: (773) 761-7603
Email: office@thechicagocenter.org
URL: http://www.thechicagocenter.org
Contact: Rabbi Tzvi Bider

Assistance and services to the community.

Chicago Chesed Fund

7045 Ridgeway Ave.
Lincolnwood
IL
60712
Phone: (847) 679-7799
Fax: (847) 679-0870
URL: http://www.chicagochesedfund.org

Assistance for those in need of food, clothing, employment or help in time of crisis.

Chicago Community Kollel

6506 N. California Ave.
Chicago
IL
60645
Phone: (773) 262-9400
Fax: (773) 262-7866
Email: cckollel@cckollel.org
URL: http://www.cckollel.org

Adult education classes for men and women throughout greater Chicago.

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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.