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Makom Shalom was founded in 1991 by Rabbi Allen Secher, based on a vision of Judaism infused with spirituality and spiritual meaning. Makom Shalom in Hebrew means "Home of Peace." Our congregation was named by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi (z'l), one of the founders of Jewish Renewal. We are committed to Jewish spiritual renewal, creatively updating traditional religious practices and making them more meaningful and relevant.
Our warm Jewish Renewal congregation's services and activities are accessible to everyone regardless of their knowledge of Judaism or Hebrew. Interfaith couples and their families feel at home and welcome at Makom. And Makom's members are actively involved in Tikkun Olam, healing the world and the community. We have lay led services and other programming that create a rich and lively environment. Following the recent retirement from our community of Rabbi Chava Bahle, we are currently in the process of selecting a new rabbi to lead us. See the Rabbinical Job Description page for details.
For the most part, we hold Shabbat services on the 2nd and 4th Friday of each month at Epiphany UCC, 2008 W. Bradley, in Chicago (in the Church community room off of the west courtyard). See our Location page for directions.