Shalom Chicago

About Shalom Chicago

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If you're new to Chicago or thinking of moving here, the Jewish United Fund's Shalom Chicago is here to assist you and welcome you to our Jewish community.

The Shalom Chicago Welcome Package is an essential information packet for newcomers or those considering relocating to the city. It includes a copy of the Guide to Jewish Living in Chicago, information on the Jewish neighborhoods of Chicago, upcoming program information, a welcome magnet, and more!


We also urge you to find out about more about age specific activities in our Jewish community:

  • The Young Leadership Division provides many activities for young adults 22-40 years old.
  • The Hillels of Illinois provide programs and services to students and faculty at colleges, universities and professional schools in Chicago and beyond.
  • The Russian Jewish Leadership Forum connects young Russian Jewish professionals in the Chicago area with each other, with the broader established Jewish community, and with their own Jewish identity.

About The City

Chicago is the third-largest city in the U.S., with 2.8 million residents and 8.5 million people in the metropolitan area including a Jewish community that is 270,500-strong and growing. A city with a vibrant Jewish history, a variety of Jewish neighborhoods, and more than 120 synagogues, seven Jewish Community Centers and a myriad of social service agencies, Chicago is full of opportunities.