12-Step Meetings in Synagogues/Jewish Locations

Twelve-Step support groups are now offered in Jewish settings.

Below is a list of Twelve-Step peer support recovery groups that meet weekly in Jewish communal locations. Please call ahead to make sure that the group is running and whether it holds ‘closed’ or ‘open’ meetingsClosed meetings are for those who are in recovery or have a desire to stop drinking and/or using other drugs, substances or processes. Open meetings are for anyone seeking information about the particular recovery fellowship. If you would like to receive more information or to have a group added to this list, please contact The Jewish Center for Addiction at 847.745.5422 or contact Beth Fishman.

AA – Alcoholics Anonymous
AlAnon and Alateen – Al-Anon Family Groups
FA – Families Anonymous
OA – Overeaters Anonymous

AA, Al-Anon, Alateen at Congregation Etz Chaim
Sunday evenings from 6:30-7:30pm
1710 S. Highland Ave, Lombard
AA is Open | Al-Anon and Alateen are Closed
Includes babysitting
630.627.3912

OA at Congregation Beth Shalom / Open
Monday mornings, 10am
3433 Walters Ave, Northbrook
Library – meets in the back
847.343.0818

AA at Temple Jeremiah
Monday to Friday afternoons, 12–1pm
937 Happ Rd, Northfield
847.441.5760

Alateen at North Shore Congregation Israel
Monday evenings, 5:30pm-6:30pm
1185 Sheridan Rd., Glencoe
Family Room - south/front door
847.738.1919

AA at The ARK
Monday evenings, 7:30pm
6450 N California Ave, Chicago
Rabbi Tenenbaum, 773.973.1000 x238

Al-Anon at Temple Sholom of Chicago
Tuesday mornings, 10–11am
3480 N Lake Shore Dr, Chicago
Community Room (Moadon) – enter on Stratford Pl
773.525.4707

Al-Anon and Alateen at Temple Jeremiah
Tuesday evenings, 7–8pm
937 Happ Rd, Northfield
847.441.5760 (Al-Anon) – 847.707.5078 (Alateen)

FA at North Shore Congregation Israel
Tuesday evenings, 7–8:30pm
1185 Sheridan Rd, Glencoe
Kersten Room – north side, enter at school/wing door
847.738.1919847.651.7100

AA at Young Israel of West Rogers Park
Tuesday evenings, 7:30–8:30pm
2706 W Touhy Ave, Chicago
Beginners meeting
773.255.2149

AA at North Shore Congregation Israel
Wednesday evenings, 7-8pm
1185 Sheridan Rd, Glencoe
Cohen Room - south/front door
847.738.1919

AA and Al-Anon at Congregation Etz Chaim
Wednesday evenings, 7–8pm
1710 S Highland Ave, Lombard
AA is Open / Al-Anon is Closed
Includes babysitting
630.627.3912

OA at Beth Emet The Free Synagogue
Wednesday evenings, 7–8pm
1224 Dempster St, Evanston
Chapel – ring buzzer at administrative entrance on Dempster St
Open on first Wednesday of the month
773.414.3022

AA at Congregation Or Shalom "Kim's Sober Friends"
Wednesday evenings, 7:15–8:15pm
21 W Hawthorn Pkwy, Vernon Hills
Enter front door: room 213
1st week of the month: Step meeting
All other meetings: Big Book
Cathy, 847.800.5330

Al-Anon at The ARK
Wednesday evenings, 7:30-8:30pm
6450 N California Ave, Chicago
Rabbi Tenenbaum, 773.973.1000 x238

OA at Congregation Beth Judea
Thursday evenings, 7pm
5304 RFD, Long Grove
Room 4 - lower level
'Big Book' meeting
708.767.6660

AA at Congregation Beth Shalom
Thursday evenings, 7:30pm
772 W 5th Ave, Naperville
630.961.1818

Al-Anon at Anshe Emet Synagogue
Thursday evenings, 7:30–8:30pm
3751 N Broadway, Chicago
773.281.1423