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 Are
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Contact Chai is a podcast from Mishkan Chicago, hosted by Rabbi Lizzi Heydemann. In each episode, Rabbi Lizzi is joined by a guest to explore down-to-earth spiritual practice. Our Hanukkah Series, Lies + Lessons, features a new guest every week to discuss the mythology and the meaning behind the rarely overlooked, but often misunderstood Jewish holiday.

Introducing Our New Podcast: The Morning Scroll

The Morning Scroll is a podcast from Mishkan Chicago, hosted by Rabbi Deena Cowans. Tune in for some bite-sized parsha study every week!

Bi-Weekly Shabbat livestream

Connect in community every Friday night and every other Saturday morning.

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Each Weekday Morning at 8 am
Tune in for prayer, meditation, and the spiritual check-in we all need!
We Were Built for This

Take a look at how Mishkan has grown and all we’ve been able to offer since the start of the pandemic. We did this with your help, with your Buildership, with your support. Let’s keep building this modern-day Mishkan together, and get excited for what tomorrow may hold, 

“Music is the language of the soul.” 

Our Rabbis

Rabbi Lizzi Heydemann + Rabbi Deena Cowans

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