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Our name comes from the Mishkan in the Torah – the traveling desert prayer tent – that enabled people to bring their creative selves to a community-building project. Some people were weavers, some were architects, some skilled workers and some were holy shleppers. Everyone gave financially. Together, they built something holy and beautiful that harnessed the best of their creativity with a common vision for collective spiritual growth and transformation.

That’s what we’re doing here in Chicago, and want the right people in the room with us to build this thing. We hope it’s you.

Membership, Mishkan-style

We call our members “Builders.” These are the people who say, “I believe in this community and want to be a part of ensuring its place on the Chicago Jewish spiritual landscape.”

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The State of The Mishkan

Curious to know how we’ve grown this year? We’re happy to share! Check out our annual report on Mishkan’s progress to learn more about what we’ve been up to and how your support powers our growth!

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Support inspired, down-to-earth Judaism in Chicago

Mishkan Chicago exists to engage, educate, empower and inspire the next generation of Jews.

We serve over 3,500 unique individuals, through dynamic experiences of Jewish prayer, learning, social activism, and community building. Here at Mishkan, we are reinventing the way contemporary Jewish communities look, feel and practice. We are putting Chicago on the map as a hub of Jewish innovation. We are touching the lives of thousands of people each year, and we are growing.
Thank you to our many supporters for helping us make an impact including:
Crown Family Philanthropies
The Jack and Golde Wolfe Miller Fund
Harvey L. Miller Family Foundation
An Anonymous Family Foundation
Community Foundation for Jewish Education
Maxine and Jack Zarrow Family Foundation
Nikoh Family Foundation
Jewish Emergent Network