We’re teaching classes, offering workshops, leading meditation, doing counseling, in short, bringing Jewish spirituality out of the realm of the unattainable and bringing it to where ever you are. Find us at one of our partner communities, or just get in touch personally. We’re not anti-institutional. Just cross-locational. Stay tuned to read about teachers, rabbis, spiritual guides and communities in Chicago that bring Judaism to life and are available to help bring it to yours, from Hyde Park to Highland Park.
Aitz Hayim Center for Jewish Living. An unconventional, participatory and intellectually honest Jewish spiritual community in Glencoe, where Rabbi Heydemann can be found every Shabbat morning alongside Rabbi Julie Pelc Adler, a fabulous rabbinic and pastoral presence.
The Anshe Emet Synagogue. With brilliant and knowledgeable teachers and rabbis, and a slew of sub-communities within the larger community, Anshe Emet is a Conservative synagogue that opens its doors and welcomes Jews from all walks of life. Come for Tefillah Yoga every Shabbat morning, the Mishkan service on the second Friday of the month (check the Mishkan calendar), conversion classes, the Florence Melton Adult Mini School program, education for kids and adults of all ages, and access to the rabbis. See you on the last Friday night of the month!
The Center for Jewish Mindfulness. Supports the contemporary and timeless practice of Jewish mindfulness in Chicago. Through our direct experience of Jewish wisdom, we strengthen our capacity to live with awareness, generosity and compassion.
JCC PresenTense Chicago: JCC PresenTense Chicago is built around the idea that we can unleash our community’s potential to solve the problems that plague our city. Our program’s 6-month fellowship can enable social innovators among us to transform our community and create a better future. Apply for a fellowship, support a fellow by giving business advice and support, or be a coach or mentor. Contact Sara Massarik, Chicago coordinator a firstname.lastname@example.org or call 312-999-0333.
Sydney N. Shure Kehillah Program. Meet new friends, enjoy year-round holiday celebrations and special events to feed the head, body and soul. Sidney N. Shure Kehilla is your connection to the Chicago Jewish Community of 21-39 year olds. Contact Becky Adelberg at email@example.com for more information about Mekor Shabbat and other fabulous ways to meet young adults in Chicago.
JUChicago. Inspires and empowers Jewish students at the University of Chicago to build meaningful Jewish adult lives while at the University and after graduation.
Teachers and rabbis
Mishkan has a growing number of fabulous teachers around the city who each bring their own unique, out-of-the-box, truly inspiring approach to Judaism, who are available to be reached for a face-to-face meeting, a life-cycle events or for classes. Curious? Be in touch.