Maxwell Street. North Lawndale. South Shore. Hyde Park. Humboldt Park. Austin. Albany Park. Hollywood Park. Lakeview. Rogers Park. Skokie. Lincolnwood. Wilmette. Glencoe. Northbrook. Highland Park. Buffalo Grove.
Jews have been a vital part of these Chicago neighborhoods and Chicago-area communities for generations. Since our founding in 1977, the Chicago Jewish Historical Society has been investigating the lives of these Jewish Chicagoans and the critical events that have shaped their—and our—communities.
We bring history alive through research, articles, programs, recorded interviews, tours, and other initiatives that have highlighted the vast and fascinating contributions of our parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, and other Jews who have made a mark in the largest midwestern city and metro area in the United States.
The CJHS serves as a vital resource to scholars, students, and anyone interested in learning about and preserving the dynamic history of Chicago’s Jews. Join us. Become a member—and be a part of this living history.
With membership, you receive:
- Our award-winning journal, Chicago Jewish History, containing original articles, interviews, features, and news about Chicago’s Jews.
- Free admission to our programs, which feature outstanding speakers—authors, artists, scholars, public officials, and community leaders—sharing their expertise about a myriad of subjects.
- Online research resources in our archive of Chicago Jewish History journals.
- The joy in knowing that you are playing a part in the transmission of our history to future generations.
Become a member.