Welcome to Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation

  • 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

  • Taste of Religious School

    Do you want your kids to be as happy as our Pesach plate designers?

    We've got a special eight-week offer.

    Learn more

  • 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

Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 6:30pm
Monday, October 24, 2016 - 10:00am
Friday, November 4, 2016 - 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
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Chicago Tribune 
Windy City Times

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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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