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.

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Holy Pandemonium! Simhat Torah

We sing, we dance, we roll back the Torah and start it anew. Join us for a celebration of all the wisdom we’ve accrued this year, our Torah– it’s holy pandemonium, people!

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.

S&M Bet Midrash

You can learn Talmud! Be a player and learn how to learn, using a traditional Hebrew/Aramaic book of the Talmud and a dictionary, not to mention a hevruta (study partner) and the award-winning guidance of Rabbi Benay Lappe, founder and rosh yeshiva of SVARA: A Traditionally Radical Yeshiva.

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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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