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* Listings with an asterisk are part of the JUF/JF partnership of agencies serving the
Chicago and worldwide Jewish community.


    Greater Chicago Council
    10024 N. Skokie Blvd.
    Suite 224
    Skokie, IL 60077
    Phone: (847) 675-7275
    Fax: (847) 329-7174
    Contact: Gerri Madenberg

    Strives to enhance the quality of life for women, children and families in Israel and the United States. NA'AMAT women act locally, nationally and globally in 11 countries (10 sister countries in addition to Israel), united in belief and in action around issues ranging from religious pluralism to the improvement in the status of women at home and in the workplace, from child well-being to peace in the Middle East, from the ability of single parents and new immigrants to build a life for themselves to the end of domestic violence.

    Naale Elite Academy

    10024 Skokie Blvd.
    Suite 234
    Skokie, IL 60077
    Phone: (708) 462-2534, (847) 275-6225
    Fax: (224) 233-1317
    Contact: Gidon Berman, Representative for the Central US

    Free world-class high school at one of six select Jewish schools in Israel, three religious and three co-ed and pluralistic. The program starts in grade nine or 10. Students graduate with full Israeli matriculation, ready for college and life in the US or Israel. In its daughter program, Anières, students also complete the first year of an engineering degree at the Technion. Students study at a high level, become fluent in Hebrew, strengthen their Jewish identities, get to know Israel, and make friends for life from all over the world. The program is fully funded, with exception of registration and acceptance fee at the beginning. Benefits include full board with kosher meals, ulpan, extra lessons, extracurricular and social activities, about five tours of Israel each year, comprehensive healthcare, 24/7 supervision and assistance, several budgets, and one or two flights. Options for host families and free college. Candidates are interviewed and tested in Skokie. Prior knowledge of Hebrew is not necessary.

    Nancy Shapiro-Pikelny

    Phone: (847) 859-9166

    Acclaimed storyteller of Jewish folktales, family lore, original narratives and historical stories, including her renowned Holocaust story "A Window of Beauty." Educational and entertaining performances and workshops for adults, families and children.

    Naomi Bayer

    1920 Greenwood St.
    Wilmette, IL 60091
    Phone: (847) 256-7440

    Vocalist/guitar player, programs for children and adults; Hebrew, Jewish, folk, and contemporary.

    Naomi Weiss-Weil

    Phone: (626) 644-1042

    B'nei mitzvah tutor and cantorial soloist.

    Nathan & Shirley Rothner ATT Summer Program *

    Associated Talmud Torahs
    3531 Madison Street
    Skokie, IL 60076
    Phone: (773) 973-2828
    Fax: (773) 973-6666
    Contact: Susan Feuer, Shelley Stopek

    Day camp in Orthodox setting for grades one to eight. 

    Nathan Yochanan

    2704 W. Chase Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60645
    Phone: (773) 338-7704


    National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW)

    Chicago North Shore
    5 Revere Drive, Suite 200
    Northbrook, IL 60062
    Phone: 847-853-8889
    Contact: Melissa Prober

    The National Council of Jewish Women is a grassroots organization of volunteers and advocates who turn progressive ideals into action. Inspired by Jewish values, NCJW strives for social justice by improving the quality of life for women, children and families, and by safeguarding individual rights and freedoms. For over a century, NCJW has been at the forefront of social change. NCJW members are outspoken champions for progressive policies at the federal, state and local levels. Over the years, NCJW's collective voice has changed the world for the better -- improving the lives of women, children and families in the US and Israel.

    National Council of Jewish Women Encore & More

    NCJW Chicago North Shore
    1107 Central Street
    Wilmette, IL 60091
    Phone: (847) 853-8888
    Contact: Melissa Prober

    Encore & More is NCJW's major fundraiser, supported by members and friends through donations of gently used men's, women's and children's clothing and accessories, jewelry, bric-a-brac, collectibles and small furniture.

    National Council of Jewish Women South Cook (NCJW)

    P.O. Box 982
    Homewood, IL 60430
    Phone: (815) 806-8717

    Strives for social justice by improving the quality of life for women, children and families, and by safeguarding individual rights and freedoms. Participates in many community service projects.

    National Gaucher Foundation

    61 General Early Drive
    Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
    Phone: (800) 504-3189

    National Jewish Girl Scout Committee

    1929 Fieldwood Drive
    Northbook, IL 60062-5926
    Phone: (847) 564-2231
    Fax: (847) 564-2271
    Contact: Edna Schrank

    Works in cooperation with Girl Scouts of the USA to promote Girl Scouting in the Jewish community.

    National MPS Society (Mucopolysaccharidosis)

    P.O. Box 14686
    Durham, NC 27709-4686
    Phone: (877) MPS-1001, (919) 806-0101
    Contact: Barbara Wedehase

    National Neimann-Pick Disease Foundation

    P.O. Box 49
    401 Madison Avenue, Suite B
    Fort Atkinson, WI 53538-0049
    Phone: (877) 287-3672, (920) 563-0930
    Fax: (920) 563-0931

    Supports and promotes research to find a cure or treatments for all types of Niemann-Pick Disease and provides support services to individuals and families affected by the disease.

    National Tay-Sachs and Allied Diseases Association

    2001 Beacon St.
    Suite 204
    Brighton, MA 02135
    Phone: (800) 906-8723, (617) 277-4463
    Fax: (617) 277-0134
    Contact: Susan Kahn

    Dedicated to funding research for cures and treatments, prevention through screening and education. Information and support services for individuals and families affected by Tay-Sachs, Canavan and related genetic diseases.

    National Yiddish Book Center

    Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Building
    1021 West Street
    Amherst, MA 01002
    Phone: (413) 256-4900
    Fax: (413) 256-4700

    Non-profit organization working to tell the whole Jewish story by rescuing, translating and disseminating Yiddish books and presenting innovative educational programs that broaden understanding of modern Jewish identity.

    Ner Tamid Ezra Habonim Egal Minyan

    P.O. Box 598113
    Chicago, IL 60659
    Phone: (773) 262-2021
    Fax: (773) 465-6008

    Conservative, egalitarian minyan. 

    Meets at:
    7311 N. Western Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60645

    New Israel Fund

    Phone: (847) 681-2103

    Works to strengthen Israel's democracy and support grassroots organizations.

    New Light Cemetery

    6807 N. East Prairie Road
    Lincolnwood, IL 60712
    Phone: (312) 664-4666, (312) 642-7785
    Fax: (847) 676-1241
    Contact: Al Gruen, Dr. Ralph Juss

    Exclusively serving all Jewish traditions. On-site chapel for funerals or meditation.

    Newberry Library

    60 W. Walton Street
    Chicago, IL 60610
    Phone: (312) 255-3506
    Fax: (312) 255-3513

    The largest collection of pre 1800 Hebraica in mid-America. A family history section with important Jewish resources.

    No'ar Hadash


    Provides opportunities for congregational youth groups to gather together for regional and North American events (including a summer teen Israel trip), as well as local programming.

    Noah Marcell

    2742 W. Jerome St.
    Chicago, IL 60645
    Phone: (773) 465-6428

    Vocalist/instrumentalist in Yiddish, Hebrew, Russian, Gypsy, and klezmer music.

    North American Federation of Temple Youth (NFTY) *

    Chicago Area Region
    1121 Lake Cook Road, Suite D
    Deerfield, IL 60015
    Phone: (212) 452-6703
    Fax: (847) 509-0970
    Contact: Logan Zinman

    Brings high school students from suburbs and surrounding cities of Chicago, as well as northwestern Indiana. Programs include learning, worship, community service, and fellowship to build lifetime ties with each other.

    North Shore Community Mikvah

    874 Central Ave.
    Highland Park, IL 60035
    Phone: (847) 266-0783

    North Shore Congregation Israel

    1185 Sheridan Road
    Glencoe, IL 60022
    Phone: (847) 835-0724
    Fax: (847) 835-5613
    Contact: Drew Barkley

    Reform congregation.

    North Shore Jewish Center-Congregation Or Simcha (Wilmette)

    237 Thelin Court
    Wilmette, IL 60091
    Phone: 847-626-6445
    Fax: 877-412-3807
    Contact: Rabbi Moishe Raitman

    Orthodox congregation. 

    Meets at:
    Wilmette Community Recreation Center
    3000 Glenview Road
    Wilmette, IL 60091

    North Shore Kosher Bakery

    2919 W. Touhy Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60645
    Phone: (773) 262-0600
    Fax: (773) 262-0600

    Baked goods for all occasions and holidays. Kosher and dairy-free establishment. cRc-certified.

    North Shore Place

    1000 Sunset Ridge Road
    Northbrook, IL 60062
    Phone: 224-534-6641

    Assisted living and memory care. Offers luxury retirement apartments and specializes in senior care.

    North Shore Torah Center Komimiyus

    6247 N. Sacramento Street
    Chicago, IL 60659
    Phone: (773) 465-8183

    Torah classes, free of charge, primarily in Deerfield and Highland Park.

    North Suburban Lubavitch Chabad — Central Avenue Synagogue

    874 Central Ave.
    Highland Park, IL 60035
    Phone: (847) 266-0770
    Fax: (847) 266-0771
    Contact: Rabbi Yosef Schanowitz & Mrs. Michla Tzipora Schanowitz

    North Suburban Synagogue Beth El

    1175 Sheridan Road
    Highland Park, IL 60035
    Phone: (847) 432-8900
    Fax: (847) 432-9242
    Contact: Rabbi Vernon Kurtz, Rabbi Michael Schwab

    Conservative congregation.

    North Suburban Synagogue Beth El-The Paul S. & Sylvia Steinberg Pre-School

    1175 Sheridan Rd.
    Highland Park, IL 60035
    Phone: (847432-2830, (847) 432-8900
    Fax: (847) 432-9242
    Contact: Karee Bilsky

    Kehillah accredited. Preschool classes ages 2-5. Lunch and enrichment program. Infant, parent-toddler and transition classes.

    Northbrook Community Synagogue

    2548 Jasper Court
    Northbrook, IL 60062
    Phone: (847) 509-9204
    Fax: (847) 509-9203
    Contact: Paula Berger

    Traditional congregation.

    Northeastern Illinois University *

    Metro Chicago Hillel
    924 S. Morgan Street
    Chicago, IL 60607
    Phone: (312) 829-1595

    Carly Greenspan,
    Jake Beckert,

    Northern Illinois University *

    Northern Illinois University Hillel
    820 Russell Road
    DeKalb, IL 60115
    Phone: (815) 753-6501
    Fax: (815) 753-8515

    NorthShore University HealthSystem

    Genetic Counseling Services
    Evanston Hospital
    2650 N. Ridge Ave.
    Evanston, IL 60201
    Phone: (847) 570-2864
    Contact: Julie Frias

    Prenatal, preconception and pediatric genetic counseling.

    Northwest Home for the Aged

    6840 N. Sacramento Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60645
    Phone: (773) 465-6700
    Fax: (773) 465-2490
    Contact: Yehuda

    Independent living facility with spacious studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments, kosher meals, daily live music, social activities, exercise classes, and lectures. Nine acres with free parking.

    Northwest Suburban Chabad

    16296 W. Aptakisic Road
    Prairie View, IL 60069
    Phone: (847) 808-7770
    Fax: (847) 808-0770
    Contact: Rabbi Shmuel Katz

    Northwestern University (Louis & Saerree Fiedler Hillel Center at NU) *

    629 Foster Street
    Evanston, IL 60201
    Phone: (847) 467-4455
    Fax: (847) 467-4445
    Contact: Michael Simon, Executive Director

    Northwestern University (The Crown Family Center for Jewish Studies)

    Crowe Hall 4-137
    1860 Campus Drive
    Evanston, IL 60208-4050
    Phone: (312) 491-2612, (312) 491-2062
    Contact: Benjamin Sommer, Director

    Program of academic interest for of students and faculty.

    Norton & Elaine Sarnoff Center for Jewish Genetics *

    30 S. Wells Street
    Chicago, IL 60606
    Phone: 312-357-4718, 312-357-4988
    Contact: Jason Rothstein

    The Norton & Elaine Sarnoff Center for Jewish Genetics offers programming and education related to genetic disorders and hereditary cancers common in the Jewish community. For Jewish and interfaith couples in Illinois, the Center partners with a medical provider to offer a convenient, affordable option to receive carrier screening for Tay Sachs disease, Gaucher disease, Canavan disease, and more than 80 other Jewish and pan-ethnic disorders. Most participants can complete the program from the comfort of their own home by providing a saliva sample, with no blood draw required.

What's New in the Guide

Silverstein Base Hillel

The Silverstein Base Hillel is a home for Metro Chicago Hillel students and their friends and the actual home of a rabbinic family committed to pluralism and founded on three core values: hospitality, learning, and service. Rabbi Megan and her wife Paige GoldMarche invite all Metro Chicago Hillel students and other young adults, living in or visiting the Lincoln Park area, into their home to learn, volunteer, celebrate, and of course, eat with them. Metro Chicago Hillel is fortunate to have the first Base Hillel in the country integrated into a campus Hillel.

Magnolia Bakery

Certified kosher.

Second Act Cancer Recovery Boutique

Downtown Chicago's only ABC accredited cancer recovery boutique providing post breast surgery and compression garments, wigs, hats, scarves and accessories for cancer patients and survivors.

IL Holocaust Museum Docent