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.

Help Us Grow

Passover: Seder in the Woods

What if telling the story of redemption from slavery to liberation actually meant getting out? Getting out of the city, out of your usual seder experience, out of your daily habits and landscape… and into the woods, to experience liberation. This year, it can!

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.

“Music is the language of the soul.” 

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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Check out our visual storyboard of what we’ve been up to lately.

Chosen as one of Slingshot’s most innovative and inspiring organizations 4 years in a row.