Welcome to Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation

  • Hey, What is an Installation??

    Rabbi Rachel Weiss will be officially installed as JRC's rabbi on December 16, 2016. But what is an installation? Watch this video to find out! 

  • CHIdush: Honing the Skill of Innovation 

    JRC has been chosen as one of nine pioneering synagogues to participate in the program CHIdush: a program to help synagogue schools create compelling educational experiences. Read More

  • Reconstructionism 101: What does the R in JRC really mean?

    Join Rabbi Rachel Weiss for this four session course examining the origins and meanings of the Reconstructionist movemnet. 

  • Phonathon has begun! Become a part of securing JRC's future and donate online today before calls begin on December 5th. 

  • Preschool, Plus

    Looking for a NAEYC-accredited preschool imbued with Jewish values and programming for your entire family?

    Register for the 2016-17 school year>

Upcoming Events

Friday, December 16, 2016 - 7:00pm
Saturday, December 17, 2016 - 6:00pm
Friday, January 6, 2017 - 6:00pm


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Welcome Home, Rabbi Weiss!


Meet our new rabbi Rachel Weiss.

Rabbi Weiss, who grew up at JRC, has come home! Plant the seeds for our future and make a donation in honor of our new rabbi.

Recent Press about Rabbi Weiss
Morning Shift: WBEZ
Chicago Tribune 
Windy City Times
Evanston Patch
JUF News

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The Green Synagogue


In 2008, we built a highly acclaimed green building, the first platinum LEED-certified synagogue in North America. We remain committed to best environmental and sustainability practices.

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