Inspired, Down-To-Earth Judaism

We believe that Judaism is a vehicle to bring more light, more justice, more healing, more love, and more joy into the world. And that’s what it’s all about. Who We AreWhat We Do


Our mission is to engage, educate, empower and inspire people through dynamic experiences of Jewish prayer, music, learning, social activism and community building.

Whether in person or online, through music or Talmud or powerful conversations, whether in services or social events, Mishkan is reimagining and reinvigorating the next generation of Judaism in Chicago and beyond.

Help Us Grow

NOURISH: A Jewish Food Workshop

Join Mishkan us for a workshop on Jews & food– an exploration of the interplay between food, Jewish tradition and contemporary life. What does Judaism have to say about our relationship to food and with our bodies? How do we infuse mindfulness into the food we eat and the way we eat it? Join us for conversation, learning, and mindfulness exercises, oh and some delicious snacks of course. The event is free however registration is required.

Where is Mishkan meeting next?

Find out where and when our next Shabbat service is.

Join us for Shabbat dinner

Get a YumCard for dinner & drinks at our second Friday Services.

Hanukkah @ Mishkan

Hanukkah is the holiday of defying the darkness and sparking light to create warmth and inspiration. Hanukkah is a holiday about affirming who you are in the world, and shining it out. Join us!

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Kalman's Niggun

by Mishkan Davening Team | A Taste of Mishkan טעם משכן

A Taste of Mishkan: Music for an Inspired Year

Last year, Mishkan produced its first professionally live-recorded CD, full of the tunes you know and love from Friday nights, High Holidays & the rest of the year. This compilation is all about getting more inspiration and spirituality out into the world, so we hope you enjoy this music everywhere; in your home and on your commute, when you lie down and when you rise up.

“The only language that seems to be compatible with the wonder and mystery of being is the language of music.” 

Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel

Our Rabbi & Founder

Rabbi Lizzi Heydemann

Get to know our Rabbi and Founder, Rabbi Lizzi.

“Mishkan has given me a space to reconnect with my religion. It is the hybrid spiritual-intellectual community that I’ve always dreamt about but never thought could exist.”

Scott H.

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