Serving the Jewish community where they live, learn, work and worship.

JCFS Chicago partners with synagogues and other institutions to identify, understand and respond effectively to the existing and emerging needs of their congregants and Chicagoland’s Jewish community. JCFS provides support and services to clergy and staff, lay leaders, congregants and the broader community.  

A Jewish Community Liaison is assigned as the point of contact to offer support on-site, online, and via phone and email. The Liaison works collaboratively with clergy and staff and connects the institution to a wide network of resources to address the social service needs of the community. 

Services and support include: 

  • Consultative support and professional education for clergy and professional staff. 

  • Information, referral, and advocacy for congregants and community members to address concerns including mental health, financial crisis, housing instability, food insecurity, and more.  

  • Educational/prevention and support programming for congregants.  

  • Assistance in reviewing policies and protocols through our Safer Synagogues initiative. 

Partnerships in Chicago 

Anshe Emet Synagogue 
Anshe Sholom B'nai Israel 
Chicago Sinai Congregation 
Mishkan Chicago 
Temple Sholom of Chicago 
Metro Chicago Hillel 

Partnerships in Chicago’s western suburbs 

Congregation Etz Chaim 
Temple Har Zion 

Partnerships in Chicago's northern suburbs 

B’nai Jehoshua Beth Elohim
Congregation Beth Shalom 
Temple Beth-El 
North Shore Congregation Israel 

For more information: 

Elizabeth Ury, MAJPS, Director of Jewish Community Engagement, 847.745.5421 

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