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 127 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 New Spiritual Home

We Have Moved to
122 S. Michigan Ave.


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

Passover Services
Friday and Saturday April 29 & 30
9:10 AM
Yizkor on Saturday
After the Torah Service about 11:15 AM

Holocaust Remembrance Day

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

Descendants of Rajgrod:
Learning To Forgive

Author & International Speaker:
Karen L. Kaplan

Tuesday May 3rd @ 7 PM
Location: Central Synagogue



Service Led by
Hazzan Toby Lou Hayman

Second Friday of the Month
May 12 @ 7 PM

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 weread a selection of books that is insightful, thought-provoking and fun! Anyone is welcome.
Download full info here


Sunday, May 15, 2016 – 10:30 AM

Like Dreamers: The Story of the Israeli Paratroopers Who Reunited Jerusalem and Divided a Nation
by Yossi Klein Halevi

We will follow the lives of the paratroopers and discuss how Israel's conflicting utopian dreams grow with time by focusing on the remainder of the book (Parts 3, 4, and 5).

On May 15, 1948, the British Mandate over Palestine ended. That was the day after Israel declared its Independence, and that is why we have chosen this date, an important anniversary in the history of On May 15, 1948, the British Mandate over Palestine ended. That was the day after Israel declared its Independence, and that is why we have chosen this date, an important anniversary in the history of the formation of the State of Israel. the formation of the State of Israel.

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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