Kids & Families at Mishkan

Mishkan is the place for deep Jewish spirituality in Chicago, for adults AND for kids.

Our family programs are designed to generate excitement and empowerment among kids and parents with the goal of creating a more meaningful Jewish life. By offering programs for children and parents to learn both together and separately, our families connect deeply with one another while gaining confidence in their Jewish life. 

We serve families of all religious and spiritual backgrounds as well as kids of all ages.

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Mensch Academy

The Mensch Academy is inspired, down-to-earth Judaism for kids and families.

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A monthly Saturday morning experience for parents and tots, ages 0-2, to explore Jewish spirituality through music, storytelling, prayer and play.

Parsha Play

A new Shabbat morning program for 3-6 year olds to step inside the stories of the Torah and experience them through theatre and play. 

Rise and Shine

Join our dynamite Rabbi team at the Mishkan Space for a playful Shabbat experience for all ages.

Family Holiday Celebrations

Join us to celebrate and learn about Jewish holidays in a meaningful way as a community.

Mitzvah Makers

Learn together and actively participate in tikkun olam – the hands-on work of making our city and our world better!

Parenting Workshop + Support Group

Explore the transition to parenting by focusing on strengthening your relationship to one another and to the Jewish community.

Families Local

Connect with other Mishkan families in YOUR neighborhood by hosting Shabbat dinners and havdallah gatherings. We’ll provide coaching and resources – you provide the food, space, and warmth of hospitality.

B* Mitzvah Cohort

For 6th graders who will have a B* Mitzvah at Mishkan in 2019 or 2020.