JCC Chicago is dedicated to ensuring a strong and vibrant Jewish life and community for generations to come. Through a mix of formal and informal education, recreational and cultural activities, JCC Chicago provides quality experiences that enrich the lives of individuals, families and the community at large. Our award-winning preschool programs, summer camps and the wide array of enriching activities we offer, provide opportunities to Bring Jewish Values to Life through innovative programs designed to meet the needs of everyone from infants to adults.
Founded in 1903 to serve the needs of the burgeoning population of Jewish immigrants in Chicago, JCC today serves more than 24,000 Chicago area children, adults and families each year. JCC Chicago’s bold, creative vision of Bringing Jewish Values to Life deepens individuals’ connections to the joys and responsibilities of our Jewish heritage. For more information on JCC’s history, click here.
We are inviting.
JCC Chicago welcomes people of all ages, faiths and backgrounds, and provides a broad array of programs designed to meet the needs of everyone from infants to adults. We work to create meaningful, experiential learning moments that connect with our collective Jewish heritage and faith in individual ways that meet participants where they are.
We are innovative.
For over 100 years, JCC Chicago has shared the joys of living Jewishly through innovative programs designed to both educate and inspire.
We are invaluable.
JCC Chicago programs are invaluable to Jewish life both in the home and within the larger community. Our early childhood programs, day camping and residential camping experiences are shaping the Jewish future by engaging participants and their families in opportunities for life-long Jewish learning and practice.
We are inspirational.
Each year, JCC Chicago helps remove the financial barriers preventing families and individuals from participating in JCC programs and services. For the current program year, JCC Chicago has already provided over $1.4 million to families who could otherwise not participate in our programs.
We do all of this in multiple service sites, with a dynamic staff and with the support of our community.