Synagogue Partnerships

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

JCFS Chicago partners with synagogues to provide easily accessible support and services to Rabbis and clergy, congregational professionals and lay leaders, and congregants and their families.

How Does It Work?

An appropriately trained and experienced Jewish Community Liaison is assigned to be a single touchpoint for the congregation. The Liaison offers support while on-site and via phone/email - and is the conduit to all JCFS Chicago programs and other community resources. 

  • Support for congregants experiencing challenges with issues such as housing, financial, domestic violence, substance abuse, medical concerns, mental health, grief, illness, infertility 
  • Connections to appropriate JCFS Chicago or other community-based services
  • Consultative support for clergy, professional staff and lay leadership
  • Educational programs for parents, religious school teachers,  congregants
  • Support groups 
  • Counseling and other clinical services

Synagogue Community Partnerships in Chicago

Anshe Emet Synagogue
Anshe Sholom B'nai Israel
Emanuel Congregation
Mishkan Chicago
Temple Sholom of Chicago

Synagogue Community Partnerships in Chicago's northern suburbs

Congregation Beth Shalom Northbrook
Temple Jeremiah

Synagogue Community Partnerships in Chicago’s western suburbs

Congregation Etz Chaim
West Suburban Temple Har Zion

For more information:

Ann Luban, Senior Director Jewish Community Services, 847.745.5420
Dawn Levin, Jewish Community Liaison, 847.745.5450