What is J-Life?

J-Life is an organization committed to providing innovative opportunities for meaningful Jewish self-expression for Chicago land’s Russian Jews. We provide this opportunity through insightful classes, special events, and heritage trips organized and led by world-class Jewish educators.


Weekly Classes: J-Life’s weekly seminars and presentations hosted in different locations throughout Chicagoland foster the development of a deeper understanding of Jewish history, philosophy, and identity.

Special Events: J-Life organizes Shabbatons, alumni trips, and get-aways within the U.S. as well as thought provoking guest lectures given by outstanding Jewish educators.

Heritage Trips: J-Life has been leading fantastic trips to Israel each summer since 2008. Over the last several years we have expanded to running Jewish heritage trips in Prague, Vienna, Budapest and Poland.


At J-Life, we believe that an educated Jewish people, is a powerful Jewish people!

Join us in making an amazing and vibrant community!



At J-Life we believe that an educated Jewish people is a powerful Jewish people!

Join us in making this an amazing and vibrant community!

Drop Us A Message!

We’d love to hear from you! Feel free to contact us anytime. 

If you would like to experience an authentic Shabbos in a Jewish home, all you have to do is simply fill out the form on the right side of the page with your name and phone number where we can reach you. We will be glad to introduce you to a fun family who is eager to have guests.


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