Membership Benefits

The Chicago Jewish Historical Society is proud to begin its fourth decade as the only
organization uniquely devoted to the history of the Chicago Jewish community. We invite you to become a member of the Society so you can play an active role in this important mission.

You may have already had the pleasure of attending our stimulating public programs
(free and open to the public), reading our fascinating quarterly journal Chicago Jewish History, or participating in our expertly guided day tours. If so, you have learned a great deal and been impressed with the kind of programming that only the CJHS offers.

Did you know that the Society also conducts numerous projects to discover and preserve Chicago Jewish history? We publish works of new historical material, offer research awards to students, and gather oral histories. Our Board of Directors is composed of scholars, activists, and community leaders, all devoted to promoting the heritage of Chicago Jewry. The CJHS works closely with the Chicago Jewish Archives and the Asher Library, Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies, and our office is located in the splendid new Spertus building.

We are pleased to offer these valuable membership benefits:

  • Subscription to Chicago Jewish History. A copy of the most recent issue is enclosed.
  • Reduced rates on our Summer Sunday tours to sites of Jewish interest.
  • Discount on purchases at the beautiful new Spertus Shop.
  • The CJHS Tote Bag, created for our thirtieth anniversary, with our logo depicting historic sites and symbols of Jewish Chicago. This offer is open to new members who join at the $50 level or higher—while supplies last.

Our members tell us that their CJHS membership pays for itself many times over. We firmly believe that, in addition to the tangible benefits of membership, most important is the priceless benefit of supporting the Society's vital work.
We look forward to welcoming you as a new member