Colleges

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

Blitstein Institute for Women *

Hebrew Theological College
2606 W. Touhy Ave.
Chicago
IL
60645
Phone: (773) 973-0241
Email: blitstein@htc.edu
URL: http://www.htc.edu

Offers a Bachelor of Arts degree with a primary major in Judaic Studies. Additional majors include Accounting, Business, Education (certification by the State of Illinois in Elementary and Special Education and HTC certification in Teaching Judaic Studies for elementary or secondary education), English, Health Sciences and Psychology. Cooperative Bachelor of Nursing Program with North Park University. Cooperative agreements with Rush University for Occupational Therapy. Cooperative program with Midwestern University in Pharmacy. Accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of North Central Association.

Hebrew Seminary

A Rabbinical School for Deaf & Hearing
4435 W. Oakton Street
Skokie
IL
60076
Phone: 847-678-4113 , 847-721-4319
Fax: (847) 677-7945
Email: RabbiChen@hebrewseminary.org
URL: http://www.hebrewseminary.org
Contact: Rabbi Shari Chen

The mission of Hebrew Seminary is to train women and men as rabbis and Jewish educators to serve all Jewish communities, including the deaf community. Hebrew Seminary has been an inclusive and egalitarian community for the study and practice of Judaism since our founding in 1992. Our program encourages the highest commitment to traditional scholarship, such as Talmud, Bible, and Hebrew, as well as the spiritual discipline of Kabbalah. This teaches our students to be scholars, educators, and leaders, as well as spiritual guides who can hear and share the voice of God with members of their communities.

Hebrew Theological College (HTC) *

Main Office
7135 N. Carpenter Road
Skokie
IL
60077
Phone: (847) 982-2500
Fax: (847) 674-6381
Email: htc@htc.edu
URL: http://www.htc.edu

Academic and professional educational programs for advancement of scholarship in Jewish law and culture, offered in accordance with the principles of Orthodox Judaism. Beis Midrash A serious Yeshiva and college program, where its focus is to foster a love of Torah learning and enable students to advance professional goals in a framework of a Yeshiva. Students form lifelong relationships with Rabbeim and faculty, making HTC a warm and comfortable environment in which to grow.Kanter School of Liberal Arts and Sciences Courses in liberal arts and sciences, optional additional majors in accounting, business, computer and information sciences, education, English and psychology, pre-professional health track.Rabbinic Ordination Program Bressler School of Advanced Hebrew Studies and Kanter School of Liberal Arts and Sciences offer training in Orthodox principles for rabbis and laity; B.A. in Judaic studies, with a second major option in business, accounting, computer and information science, and psychology; for men only. Israel experience program option.

Jewish Theological Seminary *

65 E. Wacker Place
Suite 1200
Chicago
IL
60601
Phone: (312) 606-9086
Fax: (312) 201-0706
URL: http://www.jtsa.edu

Development field office for the Midwest, dedicated to principles of Conservative Judaism. Programs for the community, and a full course of study at the high school, undergraduate, graduate, rabbinical, cantorial, and professional levels.

Jewish University of America Graduate School

7135 N. Carpenter Road
Skokie
IL
60077
Phone: (773) 539-8312
Fax: (847) 933-1089

Programs for master's and doctoral degrees, open to Orthodox men.

Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership *

610 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago
IL
60605
Phone: (312) 322-1700
Email: info@spertus.edu
URL: http://www.spertus.edu

Offers learning opportunities that are rooted in Jewish wisdom and culture and open to all. Offerings are designed to enable personal growth, train future leaders, and engage individuals in exploration of Jewish life. Graduate programs and professional workshops are offered in the Chicago area, in select locations across North America, in Israel, and through distance learning. Public programs including films, speakers, seminars, concerts, and exhibits are offered at the Institute's Michigan Avenue facility, in the Chicago suburbs, and online.

The International School at Bar-Ilan University

Midwest United States Office
Highland Park
IL
60035
Phone: 262-725-1510
Email: tamar.berman@biu.ac.il
URL: https://www.biuinternational.com/
Contact: Tamar Berman, Midwest United States Representative

The International School at Bar-Ilan University, Israel offers studies taught in English at all levels: bachelors, masters and PhD. Our school hosts students from five continents and more than 20 countries, in a multi-national, multi-cultural environment of academic excellence. Our programs are very affordable, and recognized worldwide.

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Duman Opportunity Center

Provides customized, person-centered services and streamlined supports leading to competitive integrated employment opportunities. Services to eligible participants include assessment of employment skills and goals, job readiness training, job development, job coaching, selection and enrollment in certified post-secondary education/vocational training and gaining practical skills through paid work experience or subsidized employment opportunities. Services and supports are also provided to partnering businesses including disability education, improving hiring practices to persons with disabilities, consultation of employment enhancements, and retention support. 

Contracted Employment Services

Assists adults with disabilities and other barriers to employment obtain and maintain jobs in janitorial or administrative support services.

Career Services

Helps individuals who are under or unemployed and may be experiencing challenges with their job search, such as career exploration, resumé building, interviewing skills, and the creation of a LinkedIn profile. Clients work closely with a career and employment specialist to determine specific services, including workshops, and groups, to develop a plan to reach their goal of employment.