The Chicago Jewish Historical Society is 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.

Membership runs on a calendar year, from January through December. New members joining after July 1 are given an initial membership through December of the following year.

Join or renew your membership online. After you select your membership type and click Pay Now, you have the option to use a PayPal account or click "Don't have a PayPal account" and pay directly with a credit card, no PayPal account is required.


Life Membership $1,000
Annual Dues
Historian $500
Scholar $250
Sponsor $100
Patron $65
Basic Membership $40
Student Membership $10

To pay by check, click here for a printable membership form

Membership in the Society is open to all interested persons and organizations and includes a subscription to Chicago Jewish History, discounts on Society tours and at the Spertus Museum store, and the opportunity to learn and inform others about
Chicago Jewish history and its preservation.
Complete Benefits of Membership

Members are invited to participate in oral history projects, archive acquisitions, exhibit displays and the Speakers Bureau.

The CJHS is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit. Your contribution to the Society is tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.