12-Step Meetings in Jewish Locations

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

Below is a list of 12-Step and other 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 behaviors. Open meetings are for anyone seeking information about a particular recovery fellowship. If you would like to receive more information, update a listing, or have a group added to this list, please contact Beth Fishman at 847.745.5422 

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

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS

Sunday and Wednesday
6:30–7:30pm
Congregation Etz Chaim
1710 S. Highland Ave., Lombard
Open meeting: Includes babysitting
630.627.3912

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
12–1pm
Temple Jeremiah
937 Happ Rd., Northfield
847.441.5760

Monday
7:30–8:30pm
The ARK
6450 N. California Ave., Chicago
773.973.1000 x238 (Rabbi Tenenbaum)

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

Wednesday
6–7pm
North Shore Congregation Israel
1185 Sheridan Rd., Glencoe
Cohen Room – south/front door
847.738.1919

7:15-8:15pm
Congregation Or Shalom "Kim's Sober Friends"
21 W. Hawthorn Pkwy., Vernon Hills
Enter front door:  room 213
1st week of the month: Step meeting

Contact Cathy at 847.800.5330

Thursday
7:30–8:30pm

Congregation Beth Shalom
772 W. 5th Ave., Naperville
630.961.1818

7:30–8:30pm
Chabad of Northbrook
2095 Landwehr Road, Northbrook
Big Book Study Meeting
Please no outside food or drink
847.687.7067
akrontrip@yahoo.com

AL-ANON

Sunday and Wednesday
6:30–7:30pm
Congregation Etz Chaim
1710 S. Highland Ave., Lombard
Open meeting: Includes babysitting
630.627.3912

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

7–8pm
Temple Jeremiah
937 Happ Rd., Northfield
847.441.5760

Wednesday
7:30–8:30pm

The ARK
6450 N California Ave, Chicago
Rabbi Tenenbaum, 773.973.1000 x238

Thursday
9:30 am – 10:30 am
Thrive on Thursdays AFG
Beth Emet The Free Synagogue
1224 Dempster St., Evanston
(Ring buzzer at administrative entrance
on Dempster St.)

7:30–8:30pm
Anshe Emet Synagogue
3751 N Broadway, Chicago
773.281.1423

ALATEEN

Sunday
6:30–7:30pm
Congregation Etz Chaim
1710 S Highland Ave, Lombard
630.627.3912

Tuesday
7–8pm
Temple Jeremiah
937 Happ Rd, Northfield
847.707.5078

Wednesday
6–7pm
North Shore Congregation Israel
1185 Sheridan Rd, Glencoe
Enter building through north entrance
847.602.0920

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS

Monday
10–11am
Congregation Beth Shalom
3433 Walters Ave., Northbrook
Meets in the back of the library
Open meeting
847.343.0818

Wednesday
7–8pm
Beth Emet The Free Synagogue
1224 Dempster St., Evanston
(Ring buzzer at administrative entrance
on Dempster St.)
Open on first Wednesday of month
773.414.3022

Thursday
7–8pm
Congregation Beth Judea
5304 RFD, Long Grove
Room 4 – lower level
‘Big Book’ meeting
708.767.6660

FAMILIES ANONYMOUS

Tuesday
7–8:30pm
North Shore Congregation Israel
1185 Sheridan Rd, Glencoe
Kersten Rm. – north side school door
847.738.1919 or 847.651.7100

JACS

3rd Wednesday of each month
7:30-8:30pm

Skokie Valley Agudath Jacob
825 E Prairie Rd, Skokie, IL downstairs on the left
JACSCHICAGO@gmail.com

JACS is:

  • an independent, peer-led meeting for Jews working any program of recovery (AA, Al-Anon and all others) or otherwise identifying as being in recovery
  • a place and time for Jews to come together to share and support each other in their recovery journeys
  • based on 12-Step principles but is not a 12-Step meeting per se free (donations are accepted to allow the group to be self-supporting.)