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

    EdtechMMG, LLC

    Buffalo Grove, IL Phone: (847) 507-4973
    Contact: Mindy Gold

    EdtechMMG creates highly collaborative and innovative professional development experiences for Jewish educators rooted in Jewish text study and hands-on explorations of blended learning technologies. Our professional development series are paired with in-classroom instructional coaching, online learning opportunities, and parallel student and family programming. We provide customized consulting and curriculum design services for both educational and technology-based initiatives. By connecting Jewish education goals and technology-infused learning, our model focuses on keeping Jewish content accessible, engaging, and connected to the daily lives of today's Jewish students.

    Education & Support Groups *

    Jewish Child & Family Services
    Phone: (847) 745-5404
    Contact: Elizabeth Siegel Cohen

    Discussions and support groups for children and adults on contemporary topics, led by qualified and dedicated professionals. Groups range from one to six sessions and are held throughout the Chicago area.

    Ehrlich Student Loan Program *

    Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago
    30 S. Wells Street
    Suite 5043
    Chicago, IL 60606-5056
    Fax: (312) 444-2086

    Provides subsidized, low interest educational loans to students in the metropolitan Chicago Jewish community. Made possible by a generous bequest from Mrs. Shirley Ehrlich to the Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago. Subsidizes the loan while you are enrolled as a full-time student in an accredited undergraduate and graduate program. You'll make no payments nor accrue any interest payments on your loan while you are in school. You can borrow up to $10,000 a year, up to a total of $20,000.

    Eileen Berman

    9830 N. Karlov Ave.
    P.O. Box 712
    Skokie, IL 60076
    Phone: (847) 674-0035

    Vocalist performs cantorial solos, show tunes, pop, Hebrew/Israeli, Yiddish, opera, classical.

    EJ's Pizzeria

    9149 Gross Point Road
    Skokie, IL 60077
    Phone: (224) 534-7215

    cRc-certified. Dairy. Cholov Yisroel. Pas Yisroel.

    El Al Israel Airlines

    Phone: (800) 223-6700, (312) 516-3525

    The national airline of Israel.

    Emanuel Congregation

    5959 N. Sheridan Road
    Chicago, IL 60660
    Phone: (773) 561-5173
    Fax: (773) 561-5420
    Contact: Elizabeth Cohen, Synagogue Director

    A 350-family, vibrant and welcoming Reform congregation on the north side of Chicago with a strong commitment to the Jewish tradition that serves as a foundation for our daily lives. Dedicated to worship, learning and social interactions within the diverse membership.

    Emma's Bagel Café

    9306 Skokie Blvd.
    Skokie, IL 60077
    Phone: (847) 673-3030
    Fax: (847) 673-9795


    Encompass *

    Jewish Child & Family Services
    Phone: (855) 275-5237 (855-ASK-JCFS)

    Utilizing person-centered planning, Encompass forges partnerships with existing service providers to offer an array of support and services for Jewish and non-Jewish adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities. Through Keshet, Encompass offers a robust social and recreational program with activities up to five days per week. Encompass partners with JVS Chicago and other agencies for customized employment services, and with JCFS and other providers for residential services and supports. Encompass gives adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities the opportunity to thrive within their community… living in a home of their own with someone they care about, being actively involved with a job, activities or events and spending time with friends.

    Ensemble M'chaiya

    Artist Management: Modal Music Inc.
    P.O. Box 6473
    Evanston, IL 60204-6473
    Phone: (847) 864-1022
    Contact: Modal Music Inc./Terran Doehrer

    Acoustic, innovative, and energetic Klezmer band that gets everyone's heart and feet dancing to Klezmer tunes set to Gypsy grooves, rhythmic Sephardic and swinging Yiddish songs, and Israeli dance tunes. To make sure you are on the right foot, the band teaches and leads you through the fun yet simple line and circle traditional dances. Two to six musicians are available for concerts, private events, dances, educational programs, and more. On request, Big Band Swing to 1950s acoustic rock and Beatles songs are available as are World Music styles related to Klezmer.

    Essie Landsman Watercolors

    1803 Westleigh Drive
    Glenview, IL 60025
    Phone: (847) 998-0929
    Contact: (Arlene) Essie Landsman

    Custom-made ketubot, hamsa designs, Judaic art. Original watercolors created from your favorite photographs. Member American Jewish Artists Club.

    Ethel Goldmeyer

    7505 N. Francisco Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60645
    Phone: (773) 764-4357


    Evita Argentinian Steakhouse

    6112 N. Lincoln Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60659
    Phone: 773-463-8482


    EZRA *

    909 W. Wilson Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60640
    Phone: (773) 275-0866
    Fax: (773) 477-5123

    State-funded program for job seekers who are 21 and meet one of these criteria: a disability or other barrier to success; deaf or hard of hearing; low-income; homeless; ex-offender, or high school dropout. Assistance in job search, resume writing, and interviewing skills. On-site job coaching and follow-up.

    Ezra-Habonim, The Niles Township Jewish Congregation

    4500 Dempster Street
    Skokie, IL 60076
    Phone: (847) 675-4141
    Fax: (847) 675-0327
    Contact: Rabbi Jeffrey Weill

    Conservative and reconstructionist congregation.

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An 18-week program designed for individuals and couples from Jewish and various other faith backgrounds who want to explore Jewish holidays and life cycle ceremonies, Jewish values, symbols and traditions, and Jewish liturgy and texts. Introduction to Judaism is ideal for those who are part of a Jewish family, are considering conversion, or simply want to gain a deeper understanding of Jewish life. Co-sponsored by the Union for Reform Judaism and the Chicago Association of Reform Rabbis. Classes are offered at several locations around Chicago and the suburbs in the fall, winter and spring.

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