[mish-KAN] = a dynamic Jewish spiritual community, where ever you are on your journey

Welcome to Mishkan. We’re glad you’re here.

Mishkan is inspired, down-to-earth Judaism.

We’re about creativity and authenticity, building space for ecstatic prayer, music and meditation, for being intellectually stimulated and spiritually invigorated. We are from across the spectrum of denominations and backgrounds, LGBT and interfaith inclusive, open to everyone. We believe that Judaism is a vehicle for bringing more light, more goodness, more justice, and more joy to the world.

Read recent press about us in Oy!Chicago • Get Mishkan swag! •Watch our YouTube vid • Donate HERE •  Get in our FB group • Check us out in the 2013-14 Slingshot GuideReserve Your Seat for the Wilderness Banquet: 2nd Night Seder 2015


Music at Mishkan is not a spectator sport.  Sign up on the e-mail list below or check our calendar to find out more about our music jams and davening/prayer.

Make Mishkan your playlist by checking out our SoundCloud page.

Or check out our videos and recordings up on YouTube.



We’re aiming at two simultaneous goals:  Feeding the head and touching the heart.  We want to invigorate and challenge your brain and spirit, not just impart information. Check out our calendar of classes: Prayer 101, Sex and Talmud, Considering Conversion, Daily Practice, Love and Relationships, as well as our running all levels beit midrash/Talmud learning with Svara: The Traditionally Radical Yeshiva. So much goodness!


Mishkan has a network of rabbis and teachers in Chicago available to officiate at weddings, funerals and other life cycle events. We can also introduce you to spiritual communities around the city that may be exactly what you and your family have been looking for.  We’re also happy to consult on developing creative rituals for your life cycle events that take them to the next level of creativity, celebration and depth.

Thank you!

We’re spreading the light of inspired, down-to-earth Judaism across Chicago, across the web and across the country. We are independent, non-denominational, egalitarian and embracing of everybody’s background and knowledge base.

If you’re inspired by what you see here, please support us!

Make a tax-deductible donation here. (Thanks, in advance!)

Go back to Mishkan.

Get Higher! Mishkan High Holidays 5775

Summer Sunburst

Rebirth, renewal, growth, forgiveness, at-one-ment, new beginnings, transformation.  Song, silence, prayer, music, meditation, conversation, yoga, studying, davening. Join us for Rosh HaShannah and lunch, Yom Kippur and our now-famous Disco Break Fast. Hear our HighHo music here!  Click here to purchase your Boarding Pass (tickets, Mishkan-speak) and get in touch if you want to volunteer (info@mishkanchicago.org). Sending you an inspired, sweet new year, full of possibility.


Upcoming Events

Learn How to Kasher Your Kitchen for Passover! Also, Boil-A-Thon
March 29, 2015 at 9:00 am
Back to Basics: Judaism in Small Installments for Busy People
April 1, 2015 at 6:30 pm
The Wilderness Banquet: 2nd Night Seder
April 4, 2015 at 7:00 pm
Mishkan: A sacred Jewish gathering place, wherever you are on your journey, wherever you are in Chicago.