Central Synagogue of Chicago Welcome To Central Synagogue of Chicago

We’re glad you found us!

Join us for spiritually inspiring w services, Torah study and social holiday events. Central Synagogue of Chicago is a small, friendly, welcoming urban Conservative Chicago Synagogue where everyone is important and everyone counts. We provide a traditional approach to Judaism with contemporary insights. Our services are traditional and egalitarian with spirited davening, inspiring hazzanut and congregational participation. Sign up on our mailing list to be informed of upcoming events.

Among Chicago Synagogues we are the only centrally located Conservative Synagogue in the downtown loop area, however our congregants come from allover Chicagoland.

So if you …
- are new to Chicago
- just moved back to the city from the suburbs
- were here all the time but just found us...

…if you are looking for a place to call spiritual "home", know that everyone is truly welcome here.

Visitors Welcome!

If you're here on vacation, business, visiting family or simply find yourself in the downtown Chicago area, we welcome you to come and join us for Shabbat services and holiday events anytime during your stay.

We are located at 122 S. Michigan Avenue, walking distance from the Magnificent Mile, near north and downtown / loop hotels and a short taxi/bus/train ride from anywhere in central Chicago. We have many visitors who return each time they come to Chicago, enjoying our services and hospitality. So, be our guest! Come daven with us any time you are in Chicago on Shabbat or Yom Tov, and stay for Kiddush lunch.

Looking for Our Alumni

We are delighted to honor our rich history celebrating our founding roots that are 129 years old! If you attended the South Side Hebrew Congregation, or Central Synagogue or know anyone who did, please let us know. We are collecting memories and would love to hear from you!Synagogue Alumni Share Here

Central Synagogue of Chicago
Our Spiritual Home

We Have Moved to
122 S. Michigan Ave.


The 122 S. Michigan Ave.Building
across the street of the Art Institute

Torah Study

March 19 @ 10:30 AM
Discussion Leader: David Forst
Join us monthly on a Sunday Morning for a lively discussion and brunch

FREE: All Welcome

Please RSVP so we know how many to expect for brunch by phone or email

Join us for services followed by a Pesach Kiddush Lunch.

Day 7 - Fri., 4/10, 9:10 AM
Day 8 - Sat.,4/11, 9:10 AM
Yizkor following the Torah service at about 11:15 AM

Holocaust Remembrance Day

Joins us for this special program
Memorial Prayers by
Hazzan Toby Lou Hayman

A Unique Film :
Inside Hana's Suitcase

The delivery of a battered suitcase to the Tokyo Holocaust Museum begins the true-life mystery that became the subject of Karen Levine?s best-selling book Hana?s Suitcase.

The suitcase came from the Auschwitz Museum and had Hana Brady?s name painted on it. This masterful film follows the search to discover the details of Hana?s life, which leads to the discovery of her brother George in Toronto.

As small children they had been sent to Theresienstadt for being Jewish after the Nazis invaded Czechoslovakia in 1939. A superb musical score coupled with dramatic reenactments stunningly catches us by the heart to invoke the tragedy of the times.

The voices of children from Japan, Canada, and the Czech Republic telling Hana?s story are woven around the drama, along with George?s memories, to create a film of astonishing power and hope.

Monday April 24 @ 7 PM
Location: Central Synagogue

Please RSVP: Ticket link: https://dkfilm.eventbrite.com


Service Led by
Hazzan Toby Lou Hayman

March 31

Chicago Friday night Shabbat service

Everyone's invited! Guests Welcome!

Join us as we welcome Shabbat with an inspiring service, and lots of ruach, spirit. We have a transliterated siddur so everyone can participate in the davening
and community singing.

Then join the community for fellowship with our classic festive oneg, featuring outstanding kosher wines, a selection of kosher cheeses, plus lots more.

Book Discussion

Join us as we read a selection of books that is insightful, thought-provoking and fun! Anyone is welcome.
Download full info here


Sunday, Jan 8, 2017 – 10:30 AM

All Rivers Run to the Sea: Memoirs
by Elie Wiesel

Join us for a stimulating
conversation and free brunch!

Location: On N. Lake Shore Dr.
at the home of one of our congregants.
Kindly RSVP by phone or email
for the exact address.


With Hazzan Toby Lou Hayman
Individual Sessions and Group Sessions


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Central Synagogue of Chicago
Shabbat Shalom

Shabbat Services
Saturdays 9:10 AM

Participate in our Shabbat Minyan. Come for the Service and stay for Kiddush Lunch.

Haftarah and Torah chanters are very welcome, please let us know if you would like to volunteer.


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