Federation Partnerships

  • Community Foundation for Jewish Education (CFJE)
  • CJE Senior Life (CJE)
  • Jewish Child and Family Services (JCFS)
  • Jewish Community Center of Chicago (JCC)
  • Jewish Vocational Services (JVS)
  • Maot Chitim

Information and Referrals

  • Coordinates services with all Jewish Federation agencies and area social service agencies

Emergency Services

  • Offers direct assistance for the south suburban Jewish community with food, utilities, medication and shelter
  • Provides food to needy Jewish families at Rosh Hashanah and Passover through Maot Chitim
  • Offers winter clothing to needy south suburban Jewish children through the Chanukah Clothing Program
  • Homeless prevention funds through the Homeless Prevention Network of the South Suburban Council on Homelessness.

Community Partners

  • Village of Homewood Senior Advisory Committee
  • South and Southwest Suburban Council on Homelessness
  • South Suburban Senior Services Providers Network
  • Southland Human Services Leadership Council
  • Unity Coalition of the South Suburbs


  • Shalom Taxi — subsidizes cab rides for Jewish seniors living in the south suburbs; travel is available north to Ingalls Hospital (154th Street), south through Park Forest, east to Halsted Ave. and west to Cicero Ave.
  • The South Suburban Jewish Community Newsletter is published three times a year highlighting events and activities of Jewish Federation, its agencies and the CJC

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Delivering Shabbat Baskets to area hospitals and nursing homes
  • Linking individuals to volunteer opportunities through TOV’s Merry Mitzvah, Mitzvah Mania and Literacy Programs
  • Distributing Maot Chitim food baskets at Rosh Hashanah and Passover

Contact Us


Alene Rutzky


(708) 798-1884


(708) 798-9148


South Suburban Community Services
3400 West 196th Street, Flossmoor, IL 60422
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