Central Synagogue of Chicago Welcome To Central Synagogue of Chicago

We’re glad you found us!

Join us for spiritually inspiring weekly 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 on North Michigan Avenue, walking distance from Magnificent Mile and near north hotels and a short taxi/bus/train ride from the Loop. We have many visitors who return each time they come to town, 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 125 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
Where To Find Us

All Shabbat, Yom Tov and
High Holy Day Services
are now being conducted
in our sanctuary


at Water Tower Place
Professional Suites 913E
845 N. Michigan Ave., 60611

Hanukkah Lathe Fest

Tuesday, December 23 @ 7:00 PM

On the Menu:
Traditional Potato Latkes
Sweet Potato Latkes
Salmon Latkes
Veggie-Vegan Latkes
Apple latkes
Accompanied by sour cream,
and a variety of sauces
Along with a variety of hearty salads (veg/vegan friendly)
Drinks and Dessert selection
including Sufganiyot!

Join us for our Hanukkah celebration with lots of Latkes! Connect with our community as we light the candles on the 8th night.

Reservations Required

$12 per person
Space is linited, order your tickets now!

Eventbrite - Hanukkah Latke Fest


Service Led by
Hazzan Toby Lou Hayman

Monthly 2nd Friday
Next Sevice December 12
7:00 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 something special each month.

Book Discussion

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


Sunday, Nov 23, 2014 – 10:30 AM

Jewish With Feeling: A Guide to Meaningful Jewish Practice
by Rabbi Zalman Schachter Shalomi (Z"L) with Joel Siegel

Join us for a stimulating
conversation and free brunch!

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

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Central Synagogue of Chicago
Shabbat Shalom

Shabbat Services
Saturdays 9:10 AM
at Water Tower Place

(formerly in the
15 W Delaware Pl
Sinai Building)

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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