Central Synagogue of Chicago Welcome To Central Synagogue of Chicago

We’re glad you found us!

Join us for spiritually inspiring services on the High Holidays, Shabbat & Yom Tov 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 downtown loop Synagogue, however our congregants come from all over 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 131st anniversary year. 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

Celebrating Our 131st Anniversary Year

Central Synagogue of Chicago

Join us at Our Spiritual Home
122 S. Michigan Avenue, suite 1449


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

Detailed Location & Parking Information


Service Led by
Hazzan Toby Lou Hayman

January 10 @ 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 Shabbat buffet dinner

It's free, all are welcome!

Torah Study

Will resume
Sunday February 2 @ 10:30 AM
Discussion Leader: David Forst
Join us for a lively discussion and free brunch.

FREE: All Welcome

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

Book Discussion

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


January 19


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.

Torah Study

November 3 @ 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

Central Synagogue's Hebrew Oasis

Preparatory Hebrew
Prayer Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew
Conversational Hebrew

For more Information
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With Hazzan Toby Lou Hayman
Individual Sessions and Group Sessions


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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