Faith-Based Organizations in Greater Chicago

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The Bahá’ís of Chicago
3321 South Calumet Avenue
Chicago, IL 60616
Website: Click here
Contact: Not available
Tel: (312)-225-1919
Email: secretariat@bahaichicago.org
Services: Daily prayer and communion with God. High moral principles, independent investigation of truth.
Language(s): English

Bong-Bool-Sa Buddhist Temple
5114 North Elston Avenue
Chicago, IL 60630
Website: Not available
Contact: Not available
Tel: (773)-286-0307
Email: Not available
Services: Not available
Language(s): Not available

Buddhist Temple of Chicago
1151 West Leland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60640
Website: Click here
Tel: (773)-334-4661
Email: info@budtempchi.org
Services: Teaching of meditation, calligraphy and Japanese language; wedding, funeral, and memorial services
Language(s): Japanese, English

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Cambodian Buddhist Association Inc.
1258 W. Argyle Street
Chicago, IL 60640
Website: Click here
Contact: Not available
Tel: (773)-878-8226
Fax: (773)-942-6255
Email: info@khemararam.com
Services: Teaching of Buddhism, meditation & Khmer language. Informing about Cambodian culture & Khmer civilization. Social services for the Cambodian-American community. Protecting the human rights of the community; programs; activities; and charity.
Language(s): Cambodian, English

Chicago Karma Thegsum Choling
2100 S. Central Avenue
Cicero, IL 60804
Website: Click here
Contact: Not available
Tel: (708)-652-9722
Email: office@chicagoktc.org
Services: Meditation & Buddhism classes, worship services.
Language(s): Tibetan, English

Chicago Zen Center
2029 Ridge Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201
Website: Click here
Contact: Not available
Tel: (847)-475-3015
Email: contact@chicagozen.org
Services: Meditation classes and retreats, talks on dharma
Language(s): English, Japanese

Chicago’s Central Synagogue (of the South Side Hebrew Congregation) Conservative
P.O. Box 13079
Chicago, IL 60613
Website: Not available
Contact: Hazzan Toby Lou Hayman
Tel: (312)-787-0450
Email: central@jewishchicago.com
Services: Not available
Language(s): English, Hebrew

Chicago Shaolin Temple
2919 S. Archer Avenue
Chicago, IL 60608
Website: Click here
Contact: Not available
Tel: (773)-847-4689
Email: info@shaolintemplechicago.com
Services: Buddhist services, martial arts classes
Language(s): Mandarin Chinese, English

Chicago Sinai Congregation (Reform)
15 W. Delaware
Chicago, IL 60610
Website: Not available
Contact: Rabbi Michael P. Sternfield, Rabbi Emeritus, & Rabbi Howard A. Berman
Tel: (312)-867-7000
Fax: (312)-867-7006
Email: Contact via phone
Services: Not available
Language(s): English

Chicago Zen Buddhist Temple
1710 W. Cornelia Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657
Website: Click here
Contact: Not available
Tel: (773)-528-8685
Email: chicago@zenbuddhisttemple.org
Services: Meditation, chanting, dharma talks, Buddhism teaching
Language(s): English

Chinese Christian Union Church
2301 South Wentworth Avenue
Chicago, IL 60616-2013
Website: Click here
Contact: Not available
Tel: (312)-842-8545
Fax: (312)-225-0423
Email: Not available
Services: Worship services, study & prayer meetings, food collection and distribution to immigrants.
Language(s): English, Cantonese, and Mandarin

Chinese Christian Union Church-North
North 1506 Half Day Road
Highland Park, IL 60035
Website: Click here
Contact: Rev. Luke Tillett (English Congregation)
Tel: (847)-433-6543
Email: luketillett@gmail.com
Services: Sunday services, Bible study meetings, lunch distribution.
Language(s): English, Cantonese, and Mandarin

Chinese Christian Union Church- South
South 3000 S. Wallace Street
Chicago, IL 60616
Website: Click here
Contact: Not available
Tel: (312)-225-5564
Fax: (312)-674-1892
Email: office@ccucs.org
Services: Sunday services, Bible study meetings, lunch distribution.
Language(s): English, Cantonese, and Mandarin.

Chinese Christian Union Church-West (CCUC)
West 1400 Maple Avenue
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Website: Click here
Contact: Gordon Chi  (630)-579-8933 – David Huang (630)-848-1756 – Kai Han (630)-664-3691 – Sandy Hui (630)-416-7765
Email:
gordon.chi@walkerparking.com
huanenh@iit.edu
hk616@hotmail.com
fatmeow06@yahoo.com
Services: Sunday services, Bible study meetings, lunch distribution.
Language(s): English, Cantonese, and Mandarin

Christ Church of Chicago
6047 N. Rockwell
Chicago, IL 60659
Website: Click here
Contact: Arlene Hayn, Administrative Assistant
Tel: (773)-338-8170
Fax: (773)-338-8730
Email: christchurchchicago@comcast.net
Services: Sunday service, Bible study meetings, karate classes, community outreach in collaboration with nonprofits.
Language(s): English and Japanese

Church of Christ, Presbyterian
5846 North Spaulding Avenue
Chicago, IL 60659
Website: Click here
Contact: Pastor Charles Miyamoto
Tel: (773)-267-6290
Email: cofchristp@sbglobalnet.net
Services: Sunday school, worship services.
Language(s): English

Congregation Kol Ami (Reform)
845 N. Michigan #913E
(Water Tower Place)
Chicago, IL 60611
Website: Not available
Contact: Rabbi Steven L. Denker
Tel: (312)-664-4775
Fax: (312)-664-4479
Email: Contact via phone
Services: Not Available
Language(s): English

Devon Church of Jesus Christ
1630 W. Devon Avenue
Chicago, IL 60660
Website: Click here
Contact: Dr. Reverend John Carlini (Pastor for English congregation), Rev. Kei Satoh (Pastor for Japanese congregation)
Tel: (773)-338-5687
Email: info@devonchurch.org
Services: Worship services to Jesus (evangelism), Sunday services, Bible study meetings, missionary activities in Japan where Bible teaching deaf in Japanese sign language.
Language(s): English, Japanese

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Diamond Way Buddhist Center-Chicago
830 N. Hermitage 1st Floor
Chicago, IL 60622
Website: Not available
Contact: Not available
Tel: (312)-421-0133
Email: chicago@diamondway.org
Services: Retreats, lectures, classes on Tibetan Buddhism and meditation.
Language(s): English

Dhammakaya International Meditation Center
6224 West Gunnison Street
Chicago, IL 60630-2936
Website: Click here
Contact: Not available
Tel: (773)-763-8763
Tel: (773)-763-0721
Fax: (773)-763-7897
Email: MCC_072@yahoo.com
Services: Classes and retreats (residential classes) on Dhammakaya meditation technique; Yoga classes.
Language(s): English, Thai

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Gurdwara Sahib of Chicago
2341 W. Devon Ave.
Chicago, IL 60658
Website: Click here
Contact: Not available
Tel: (773)-274-3133
Email: Contact via phone
Services: Promote Gurudwara and provide praying space.
Language(s): Sikh, English

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The Hindu Temple of Greater Chicago
10915 Lemont Road
Lemont, IL 60439
Website:
http://htgc.org/test/
www.ramatemple.org
Contact: Srikrishna Kosuri (priest)
Tel: (630-972-0300
Fax: (630)-972-9111
Email: Not available
Services: Worship and priest services, free health screenings, yoga and meditation classes, Sunday meeting, community center rental.
Language(s): English, Hindi Telugu, Punjabi, Kannada, Tamil

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International Zen Dojo of Japan or Japanese Cultural Center
1016 W Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657
Website: Not available
Contact: Barbara Rhodes (ZenTeacher)
Tel : (773) 525-3111
Tel : (312) 525-3141
Email: Not available
Services: Zen teachings, meditation
Language(s): English, Japanese

Islamic Cultural Center of Greater Chicago
1810 N. Pfingsten Rd
Northbrook, IL 60062
Website: Click here
Contact: Not available
Tel: (847)-272-4406
Email: Contact via phone
Services: Prayer and weekend Islamic classes on both Saturday and Sunday.
Language(s): English

Ismaili Center Chicago
6259 N. Broadway Street
Chicago, Il 60660
Website: Not available
Contact: Not available
Tel: (773)-262-1616
Email: Contact via phone
Services: Not available
Language(s): Urdu, English

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Jain Society of Metropolitan Chicago
435 Route 59
Bartlett, IL 60103
Website: Not available
Contact: Not available
Tel: (630)-837-1077
Email: Contact via phone
Services: Not available
Language(s): Hindi, Indian languages, English

Joni and Friends International Disability Center
315 Harger Road, Suite 210
Oak Brook, IL 60523
Website: Click here
Contact: Not available
Tel: (630)-573-2900
Fax: (630)-573-2907
Email: Chicago@joniandfriends.org
Services: Forming outreach programs throughout the community and ministering hope and the message of Christ to those who face the daily challenges of life with a disability.
Language(s): English

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Lake Shore Drive Synagogue (Traditional)
70 E. Elm Street
Chicago, IL 60611
Website: Not available
Contact: Not available
Tel: (312)-337-6811
Email: LSDSmail@aol.com
Services: Not available
Language(s): English

Lao Buddhist Temple of Elgin
50 King Arthur Court
Elgin, IL 60120
Website: Not available
Contact: Not available
Tel: (847)-741-2535
Email: Not available
Services: Not available
Language(s): Lao, English

Ling Shen Ching Tze Temple
1035 W. 31st Street
Chicago, IL 60614
Website: Not available
Contact: Not available
Tel: (773)-927-8807
Email: Contact via phone
Services: Not available
Language(s): Chinese, English

Listing of Synagogues in Chicago
Chicago Central
Chicago Mid North
Chicago Far North
Chicago South Near North, Downtown & South Loop
Lincoln Park, Lakeview, Uptown Rogers & West Rogers Park, Peterson Park Hyde Park, South Chicago, Southwest
Website: www.jewishchicago.com/directories/synagogues.html#Chicago%20Central

Lubavitch Chabad of the Loop (Orthodox)
401 S. LaSalle, Suite 9-770
Chicago, IL 60605
Website: Not available
Contact: Rabbi Meir Chai Benhiyoun
Tel: (312)-427-7770
Fax: (312)-427-7103
Email: Contact via phone
Services: Not available
Language(s): Not available

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Makom Shalom
637 S. Dearborn
Chicago, IL 60605
Website: Click here
Contact: Rabbi Allen Secher
Tel: (312)-913-9030
Fax: (312)-913-9050
Email: Sech1@aol.com
Services: Congregation that promotes spiritual growth and social responsibility.
Language(s): English

Midwest Buddhist Temple
435 W. Menomonee Street
Chicago, IL 60614
Website: Click here
Contact: Rev. Ron Miyamura
Tel: (312)-943-7801
Email: jweinstein@heartlandalliance.org
Services: Weekly regular services are held for members and for the public every Sunday; meditation and education.
Language(s): English

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North Shore Baptist Church
5244 North Lakewood Avenue
Chicago, IL 60640
Website: Click here
Contact: Ron Barlow (Church Administrator)
Tel: (773)-728-4200
Fax: (773)-728-1582
Email: Not available
Services: Worship services, Bible study, Sunday meetings, food, locker and shelter support to homeless, refugees.
Language(s): English, Spanish, Karen, and Japanese

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SGI-USA Chicago Cultural Center
1455 S. Wabash
Chicago, IL 60605
Website: Click here
Contact: Martin Matths (Administrative Assistant)
Tel: (312)-913-1211
Fax: (312)-913-0988
Email: Martinm389@hotmail.com
Services: Chanting, peace concerts & other Nichiren Buddhism related activities. Serves community organizations such as the Tuskeegee Airmen, Chicago Job Council, blood
banks, various condo association boards, and the South Loop School events.
Language(s): English

St. Therese Chinese Catholic Church
218 W. Alexander Street
Chicago, IL 60616
Website: Click here
Contact: Sharon Yu (Local Outreach Committee member)
Tel: (312)-842-6777
Fax: (312)-567-1389
Email: StTherese@archchicago.org
Services: Worship services (Catholic), Bible study and training, Runs Catholic school.
Language(s): Chinese, English

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Thai Buddhist Temple
7059 West 75th Street
Chicago, IL 60638
Website: Not available
Contact: Not available
Tel: (708)-594-8100
Email: Not available
Services: Not available
Language(s): Thai and English

Truc Lam Temple or, Buddhist Cultural Center of Vietnam In Chicago
1521 W Wilson Avenue
Chicago, IL 60640
Website: Click here
Contact: Not available
Tel: (773)-506-0749
Email: Not available
Services: Worship, meditation classes.
Language(s): Vietnamese and English

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Udumbara Zen Center
501 Sherman Avenue
Evanston, IL 60202
Website: Click here
Contact: Not available
Tel: (847)-475-3264
Fax: (847)-475-8937
Email: Udumbara@udumbarazen.org
Services: Meditation Zen classes and trainings. Udumbara chaplaincy program has chaplains who work in hospice, prison work, social welfare, and mental health.
Language(s): English

Uptown Baptist Church
1011 West Wilson Avenue
Chicago, IL 60640
Website: Click here
Contact: Uyen Nguyen, Administrator
Tel: (773)-784-2922
Email: info@ubcreal.org
Services: Sunday meeting, worship services, Bible study, Monday night meal to homeless and poor.
Language(s): English

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Vajrayana Kadampa Buddhist Center
13 Harrison Street
Oak Park, IL 60304
Website: Click here
Contact: Not available
Tel: (708)-763-0132
Email: info@meditateinchicago.org
Services: Teaching on Buddhism, meditation, retreats and classes.
Language(s): English

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