Chicago Israeli Center has become a popular center for Jews of all Israeli backgrounds who want to learn more about their Jewish roots. Located in Chicago, IL, the Israeli Center offers a wide variety of educational and spiritual opportunities, including Torah classes and lectures, Shabbaton dinners, and an array of family and social activities. Traditional Jewish values are brought to life in a joyous, non-judgmental atmosphere.

Chicago Israeli Center serves all segments of the Jewish community. Everyone is welcome regardless of their personal level of religious observance. The philosophy is in keeping with the Chabad-Lubavitch approach of joy, scholarship and unconditional acceptance and love for every Jew.

Chicago Israeli Center is under the spiritual guidance of Rabbi Slavaticki, a warm, caring and energetic individual, who formed the congregation many years back. The rabbi's approach is that Torah must be presented and experienced in a modern, relevant context and made available to each individual on their own level. Rabbi Slavaticki and his wife are emissaries of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson.

The services (that started in 2006) are traditional, and are conducted in a joyous, casual atmosphere. Children are included and most welcome. Regardless of affiliation, everyone feels at home.  Song and commentary add meaning and participation to the prayers. Our main focus is towards the Israelis, so the services are in Hebrew with Israeli style songs. 

We also have a vibrant kids programs and activities during services for children of all ages. 

An important part of our community is the weekly Kiddush Luncheon that follows the Shabbat morning services, where friendships are created and nurtured and we celebrate each other's happy occasions and anniversaries.

Please feel free to contact us by sponsoring a Kiddush in memory of your loved ones or in honor of birthdays, Bar/Bat Mitzvah celebrations in Shul, baby namimg, Bris, Yartzeit, etc.