[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 Guide • Get All the Details on High Holidays 5776 Here! •


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!


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. (Thanks, in advance!)

Go back to Mishkan.

Get Higher! Mishkan High Holidays 5776


Rebirth, renewal, growth, forgiveness, at-one-ment, new beginnings, transformation.  Song, silence, prayer, music, meditation, conversation, yoga, studying, davening. Mishkan High Holidays are coming…

*Get All The Details Here*


Upcoming Events

Rise @ Mishkan
July 4, 2015 at 9:30 am
Mini Mishkan
July 4, 2015 at 11:15 am
Mishkan Giving Circle
July 6, 2015 at 7:00 pm
Back to Basics: Judaism in Small Installments for Busy People
July 8, 2015 at 6:30 pm
Family Friday Night Dinner
July 10, 2015 at 5:30 pm
Mishkan @ Bodhi
July 10, 2015 at 6:30 pm
Mishkan: A sacred Jewish gathering place, wherever you are on your journey, wherever you are in Chicago.