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ChiTribe is thrilled to be sponsoring the 9th annual JCC Chicago’s Shabbat on the Lake, the premier summer event for young adults happening Friday, July 12 at 6 pm at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. Buy your tickets today! Learn more about all of the organizational sponsors and make sure to come say “Hi” to us at the ChiTribe table!
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The Norton and Elaine Sarnoff Center for Jewish Genetics wants carrier screening to be accessible to all Jewish and interfaith couples in Illinois. The Center’s convenient online, on-demand model allows most participants to complete the program from the comfort of their own home. The program fee includes pre-screening education and support, and genetic counseling services provided through a collaboration with Insight Medical Genetics.
Anshe Emet Synagogue seeks to encourage involvement and create a special sense of belonging for all those who walk through our doors. The synagogue is committed to meeting the religious, educational, social and cultural needs of our members within the framework of the Conservative Movement. In keeping with the teachings of Judaism and the spirit of Klal Yisrael, Anshe Emet recognizes its responsibility to serve the Jewish community, the wider community and the State of Israel.
Anshe Sholom B’nai Israel Congregation is a dynamic modern Orthodox community located in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood, steps from Lake Michigan. Led by Rabbi David Wolkenfeld, we are a diverse and and welcoming Jewish community. As a Modern Orthodox synagogue, Anshe Sholom B’nai Israel transform traditional halachic observance into meaningful Judaism for today’s world. Located in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood, within the boundaries of the Jack Strulowitz Memorial Lakefront Eruv, ASBI is a growing, vibrant congregation that emphasizes openness and community. We invite you to join us in a warm, progressive Orthodox environment that welcomes members of varied backgrounds and all levels of religious observance. As a friendly, caring, and accepting community, ASBI provides a religious and spiritual home for everyone. Seniors, empty-nesters, young families, singles, and students are all welcome as important participants in the ASBI community.
Chabad of Lincoln Park is dedicated to serving your Jewish needs in a personal and professional manner. We welcome people of all backgrounds and affiliations. We offer prayer services, classes, Shabbat dinners, and social events. Chabad of Lincoln Park was established in the summer of 2012 and is directed by Rabbi Mendy & Mrs. Brocha Benhiyoun.
ChiTribe was founded with the goal of making Chicago Jewish life more transparent and accessible to a modern Jewish community. ChiTribe functions as a resource to connect young Jewish people with communities, events and organizations that fit their interests. By aggregating and streamlining all things Jewish via central calendar and location, ChiTribe bridges the gap between those looking for a community and the communities looking for them.
The Consulate is the official representative of Israel to the Midwest. We serve as liaison between the residents of the region and the state of Israel. The Consulate General of Israel to the Midwest is located at 500 West Madison, Suite 3100, Chicago, IL 60661. Consular Services include: Visa Applications Passports, Notarization, Israeli Defense Forces, Registering a Child…Make An Appointment >>
Emanuel Congregation, a Jewish Reform synagogue affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism in Chicago. Emanuel Congregation is a diverse community that engages in prayer, lifelong learning and tikkun olam (repairing the world), empowering adults and children alike to apply Jewish values to our everyday lives and to be a collective force for good. Emanuel has a vibrant 20s & 30s group, Edge. Edge plans monthly events for Jewish Young professionals. Edge is committed to providing programming and community for people in their 20s and 30s.
Genesis Philanthropy Group
We are committed to supporting and launching projects, programming, and institutions that are focused on ensuring that Jewish culture, heritage, and values are preserved in Russians-speaking Jewish communities across the globe. We believe that informed and engaged Russian-speaking Jews will contribute to the cultural enrichment of their communities, strengthen the Jewish community and support the betterment of humanity.
Honeymoon Israel is a Jewish organization that provides trips to Israel for couples with at least one Jewish partner. Each trip includes 20 diverse couples from the same city – couples with one Jewish partner, couples where both partners were born Jewish and couples where one partner is converted/Jew-by-choice.
Howl at the Moon
Howl at the Moon is the total entertainment experience! Offering a high-energy live music show that is centered around dance hits and party anthems that will get guests dancing in no time. Located in River North.
The founding principle of the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center is the following: Remember the Past, Transform the Future. The Museum is dedicated to preserving the legacy of the Holocaust by honoring the memories of those who were lost and by teaching universal lessons that combat hatred, prejudice and indifference. The Museum fulfills its mission through the exhibition, preservation and interpretation of its collections and through education programs and initiatives that foster the promotion of human rights and the elimination of genocide.
JUF amplifies our collective strength to make the world a better place — for everyone. Community powered, we consider the totality of local and global Jewish needs and how to address them. From generation to generation, we help people connect to Jewish life and values, fueling a dynamic, enduring community that comes together for good.
KAM Isaiah Israel is a vibrant, welcoming Reform Jewish congregation in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood. We are a thriving Reform congregation located in the historic Hyde Park-Kenwood neighborhood, only seven miles south of downtown Chicago. Our diverse membership comes from all across the Chicago metro area. We welcome interfaith families, GLBTQ members, and all those who seek an invigorating Jewish experience. As the oldest Jewish congregation west of the Ohio River, we have been known throughout our history for our commitment to authentic and innovative Jewish music, quality education for adults and children, and social justice both at home and around the world.
Keshet works for the full equality of all LGBTQ Jews and our families in Jewish life. We strengthen Jewish communities. We equip Jewish organizations with the skills and knowledge to build LGBTQ-affirming communities, create spaces in which all queer Jewish youth feel seen and valued, and advance LGBTQ rights nationwide.
Makom: The place for young(ish) Jew(ish) folks who are reforming and discovering our cultural and spiritual identities as we take on the world. Join us for our monthly programs: Sushi Shabbat, Makom bookclub, trivia night, and Torah on Tap, and keep a lookout for exciting activities like Sukkot on a Boat!
Midtown Athletic Club
Midtown Athletic Club features world-class tennis courts, state-of-the-art fitness equipment, resort-style pools, luxurious spas, and more.
Mishkan is a spiritual community in Chicago reclaiming Judaism’s inspiration and transformative essence. Not bound by a particular location, we meet for soulful musical prayer, learning and holidays in synagogues, homes, event venues and other religiously unconventional spaces all around the city bringing spirit, song and celebration to places without a Jewish institutional presence.
Moishe House is now the global leader in peer-led Jewish young adult engagement. Every year, thousands of young Jews experience innovative, engaging, exciting Jewish programming. All programming is planned and executed by their peers, creating countless opportunities for young adults to connect with their own Jewish identities, their friends and their wider communities. By 2020, Moishe House will dramatically extend its impact on Jewish young adults by scaling our community building programs, expanding alumni efforts and successfully experimenting with innovative programs that engage new segments of the young adult population. Moishe House is providing an important pathway for young adults to take part in – and create – Jewish homes and communities.
No Shame on U is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to eliminating the stigma associated with mental health conditions and raising awareness in the Jewish community and beyond. Our goal is for the people who need help to seek it, for family members and friends to know how to provide proper support and to save lives. The No Shame on U mission is implemented through community outreach programs, including small group engagements and larger speaker oriented events, classes and workshops, daily online tools and resources including A PODCAST, distribution of No Shame On U’s fact sheets, crisis information magnets, and other resources, appearing at parades, fairs and festivals, and educational presentations about mental health and stigma.
OneTable empowers people who do not yet have a consistent Shabbat dinner practice to build one that feels authentic, sustainable, and valuable. The OneTable community is made up of people in their 20s and 30s, not in college and without children, looking to find and share this powerful experience. OneTable makes it easy for hosts to welcome people to a Shabbat dinner at home, for guests to savor a Friday meal and for all to experience unique events for Shabbat dinner out. Guests of any and all religions and cultures are welcome. There is nothing better than a great dinner with people you love.
Reboot affirms the value of Jewish traditions and creates new ways for people to make them their own. Inspired by Jewish ritual and embracing the arts, humor, food, philosophy and social justice, we produce creative projects that spark the interest of young Jews and the larger community. Among our productions are events, exhibitions, recordings, books, films, DIY activity toolkits and apps.Reboot affirms the value of Jewish traditions and creates new ways for people to make them their own. Inspired by Jewish ritual and embracing the arts, humor, food, philosophy and social justice, we produce creative projects that spark the interest of young Jews and the larger community. Among our productions are events, exhibitions, recordings, books, films, DIY activity toolkits and apps.
Repair the World was founded in 2009 to make meaningful service a defining element of American Jewish life. Repair mobilizes tens of thousands of young Jews to volunteer in tackling pressing local needs each year, and Repair equips communities and partners to do the same. These volunteers help transform neighborhoods, cities, and lives through meaningful service experiences rooted in Jewish values, learning, and history.
The Russian Jewish Division (RJD) provides customized programs and events for young professionals and young families of Former Soviet Union background. United by shared stories, RJD celebrates Russian heritage and grows leaders. The Russian Jewish Division believes in the integration of Russian-speaking Jewish young adults into the greater Jewish community. RJD’s mission is to engage our community in the pluralistic aspects of Jewish life from across the spectrum of observance. While continuing to tailor to the specific needs of the young adult community, RJD serves as a resource and ‘connection’ to JUF and the Jewish community at large.
Sharsheret is a national not-for-profit organization supporting young Jewish women and their families facing breast cancer. Our mission is to offer a community of support to women, of all Jewish backgrounds, diagnosed with breast cancer or at increased genetic risk, by fostering culturally-relevant individualized connections with networks of peers, health professionals, and related resources. While our expertise is in young women and Jewish families as related to breast cancer and ovarian cancer, Sharsheret programs serve all women and men.
Shorashim, which means roots in Hebrew, is a nonprofit organization devoted to building long-lasting bridges between Israeli and North American Jews on multiple levels. As a cutting-edge educational organization that has been a pioneer in cross-educational programs, we have a team dedicated to bringing the highest quality of bicultural programs to fruition. We maintain the approach that the human landscape, involving authentic encounters with Israelis, must act as a core component in addressing contemporary Israel.
SketchPad energizes and strengthens an open Chicago Jewish community by promoting collaboration and innovation for Jewish nonprofit organizations and professionals. SketchPad provides a coworking space and programming that stimulates cross-fertilization of ideas, further invigorating our communal landscape.
Silverstein Base Hillel is a home for students, young adults, and their friends – and the actual home of Rabbi Megan and Paige. Located in Lincoln Park, Base is committed to pluralism and founded on three core values: hospitality, learning, and service. Base Hillel’s regular events include Shabbat and holiday home cooked meals, classes like Tacos and Torah every Thursday and opportunities to give back and get involved in the local community.
Windy City Minyan aims to offer independent, egalitarian, and energetic Jewish religious experiences for young adults in Chicago. As an independent minyan, we have none of those. Without a rabbi or cantor, our participants are the ones to lead services and give divreitorah (sermons). Without a permanent space, we can move around to various parts of the Chicago area (mostly in the Lakeview neighborhood). Without a denomination, we are free to design a service that fits our participants’ needs. As an independent minyan, we are empowered to create a unique community of our own.