Museums

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

Chicago Jewish Historical Society

610 S. Michigan Ave.
Room 803
Chicago
IL
60605-1901
Phone: (312) 663-5634
Email: info@chicagojewishhistory.org
URL: http://www.chicagojewishhistory.org
Contact: Dr. Rachelle Gold, co-president; Jerry Levin, co-president

Historical material on Chicago Jewry; sponsors public programs; tours of Jewish historic sites; quarterly journal.

Frank Rosenthal Memorial Collection

20820 Western Ave.
Olympia Fields
IL
60461
Phone: (708) 748-6010
Email: rfriedman@templeanshesholom.org
Contact: Rick Friedman

An extensive private collection of Judaica gathered by Rabbi Frank F. Rosenthal; open to the public.

Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center *

9603 Woods Drive
Skokie
IL
60077
Phone: (847) 967-4800
Fax: (847) 967-4801
Email: info@ilhmec.org
URL: http://www.ilholocaustmuseum.org
Contact: Susan L. Abrams

Illinois Holocaust Museum honors the Survivors and victims of the Holocaust and transforms history into current and universal lessons in humanity. Through world-class exhibitions and programs, the Museum inspires individuals and organizations and provides a universal wake-up call to action. The Karkomi Holocaust permanent exhibition weaves history with local Survivor narratives and over 500 artifacts to create a highly personal experience. The Take a Stand Center includes the world's first interactive, holographic Survivor Stories Experience Theater, followed by three galleries that guide visitors through social justice issues suggesting ways to take action.

Kohl Children's Museum

2100 Patriot Blvd
Glenview
IL
60026-9010
Phone: (847) 251-6950
URL: http://www.kohlchildrensmuseum.org

A hands-on children's museum with changing exhibits, some with Jewish content.

The Rissman Family Kol Ami Museum

North Suburban Synagogue Beth El
1175 Sheridan Road
Highland Park
IL
60035
Phone: (847) 432-8900
Email: rkamin@nssbethel.org
URL: http://www.nssbethel.org

The Rissman Family Kol Ami Museum encompasses Jewish ceremonial art, articles of folklore, manuscripts and documents of historical value from the 18th century to modern times from countries around the world. Paintings, sculptures, prints, rare books and Judaic ritual objects are included. The Museum features objects from the core collection as well as visiting exhibits and programs throughout the year. 

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Ivory & Co.

Ivory & Co. is a boutique lingerie and shapewear shop based in Chicago, IL. They carry top-of-the-line brands, and offer personalized fittings and discreet service to ensure that every visit is a comfortable, dignified experience. Book your appointment online at theivoryandco.com or by phone.

 

JCYS Sunflower Camp - Buffalo Grove

Infant Sunflower Day Camp allows our youngest campers, aged 6 weeks-15 months, to participate in age-appropriate summer activities. Sunflower Day Camp for children aged 15 months-3 years is a fun-filled introduction to summer adventures. Campers take advantage of all the amenities available during the school year with extra summer fun including weekly in-house "field trips." 

JCYS Sunflower Day Camp - Lincoln Square

Sunflower Day Camp for children aged 15 months-5 years is a fun-filled introduction to summer adventures. Campers take advantage of all the amenities available during the school year with extra summer fun including weekly in-house "field trips."