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


Service Led by
Hazzan Toby Lou Hayman

7:00 PM
May 2

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.Hazzan Hayman will lead us in a service in honor of Shabbat Shirah.

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.

Passover Services

Tues & Wed, April 15 & 16 - 10:15 am
Sat, April 19 - 9:10 am
Mon & Tues, April 21 & 22 - 9:10 am

Film Night Out

Doc Spotlight Screenings
Community Service Project

Freedom Machines
Thursday, April 24 @ 6:30 PM
Free, open to all

Location: Sulzer Regional Library
4455 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago
More Info

Yom HaShoah Observance

Holocaust Remembrance Day
Joins us for this special speaker program
Memorial Prayers by Hazzan Toby Lou Hayman

The Search For Raoul Wallenberg:
From His 1945 Disappearance to
Today's Analytical Investigation

Presented by distinguished guests
Marvin Makinen & Ari Kaplan

SUNDAY, April 27th @ 6:30 PM
Location: Central Synagogue



Hadar Noiberg Trio
Wednesday, May 14th
8:00 pm

Location: Old Town School of Folk Music
4544 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago

Join us for an evening out
For more information and to
Reserve Your Tickets CLICK HERE
& Meet us in the theater

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, July 13, 2014 – 10:30 AM

The Sabbath
by Abraham Joshua Heschel

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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High Holidays

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