Join JRC


Welcome to JRC! 

We are a welcoming, inclusive and vibrant community located just north of the city of Chicago in Evanston, Illinois. When you join JRC, you become part of a community with a 50+ year history and a commitment to Jewish practices, Reconstructionism, lifelong learning, social justice and a sustainable environment.

What Does it Mean to be a Member of JRC?

  • You belong to a community that embraces diversity, mutual support, heartfelt communication, and the incorporation of Jewish values and traditions in everyday modern life.
  • You’ll have access to JRC’s clergy for life cycle events for you and your immediate family.
  • You’ll be invited to festive social occasions, like Shabbat potlucks, meet & greets, and our annual gala.
  • You can engage with fellow members not just when you're at JRC, but also in our private members-only Facebook group.
  • You’ll have access to our membership directory, as well as be able to make tuition payments and donations in our secure online system.
  • You’ll receive High Holiday tickets for the adults in your household (children don’t need tickets) and significant discounts on extra tickets for close relatives (like parents).
  • You are eligible (and enthusiastically encouraged) to join the committees and task forces at JRC that reflect your interests. You’re also eligible for election to our Board of Directors and have voting rights.

Start Your JRC Membership

Contact Jill Persin at [email protected] or 847-328-7678. We look forward to meeting you!

You know about JRC, now let us get to know you!

New Member Info Form

Dues Range

At JRC we provide a dues range rather than a fixed amount for each category of household. If you are able, we encourage you to select a dues level above the minimum for your household. Your generosity helps JRC continue a longstanding practice of welcoming all our members with due regard for ability to pay.

Membership Commitment Form

For Families with Children 

If you have school-age children, register them for Religious School as a part of your membership forms. 

Religious School Registration

All of Our Early Childhood Families are Members of Our Congregation

Did you know that at JRC all Early Childhood Center families are members of JRC? We are proud to include Early Childhood families in our intergenerational community, and we hope that your family will forge relationships to take you through the next stages in all of your lives. 

Financial pledges are an individual choice, and your contributions support not just the Early Childhood Center, but also important progressive programming and social justice initiatives. By supporting the congregation, we hope you will feel a sense of belonging in a vibrant, active community.

Learn More About The Early Childhood Center

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Our Religious School

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The Religious School provides JRC children with the building blocks they need to engage throughout their lives in Jewish exploration, community and activism.

Learn More About School Programs

JRC Early Childhood Center

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Our enriching and diverse preschool program is based on progressive Jewish values, and focuses on the importance of relationships between students, teachers, and families.