[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.

Become a Builder now  Get Mishkan swag! • Check out our YouTube Channel • Donate HERE •  Get in our FB group • Check us out in the 2013-14 Slingshot Guide 


Music at Mishkan is not a spectator sport.

Make Mishkan your playlist by checking out our our new Cd: A Taste of Mishkan.

Or check out our videos and recordings 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: DIY Judaism with Orot, Lunch N Learning, as well as our running all levels S&M beit midrash/Talmud learning with Svara: The Traditionally Radical Yeshiva. So much goodness!


Rabbi Lizzi will consult with you to develop creative rituals for your life cycle events that take them to the next level of creativity, celebration and depth, including baby namings, brit milah ceremonies, b’nai mitzvah, weddings, funerals, and all the spaces in between. Get in touch to find out more.

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.

Become a Builder HERE.



Upcoming Events

S & M Bet Midrash (SVARA & Mishkan)
February 9, 2016 at 6:30 pm
DIY Judaism: Shabbat as a Mindfulness Practice
February 10, 2016 at 7:00 pm
Lunch n Learn @ Milts: Seeding Slavery, Seeding Liberation
February 11, 2016 at 11:45 am
40s+ reception with wine & cheese
February 12, 2016 at 5:45 pm
Mishkan @ Bodhi
February 12, 2016 at 6:30 pm
Musical Jam Havdallah
February 13, 2016 at 5:00 pm
Mishkan Family Music Event
February 14, 2016 at 10:00 am
Mishkan Volunteers at the Lincoln Park Community Shelter
February 14, 2016 at 5:30 pm
Constructive Conflict: How to Fight Right
February 15, 2016 at 6:30 pm

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