The Shul @ Elgin Chabad is one of the most unorthodox Jewish Synagogues – all while not veering from Jewish Law – Chabad Jewish Center of Elgin is a popular center for Jews of all backgrounds who want to learn more about their Jewish roots. Chabad is located on beautiful grounds in Elgin, near I-90 and Route 59.

Outside of the Synagogue, Chabad offers a wide variety of educational and spiritual opportunities, including Torah classes and lectures, Jewish holiday events, and an array of family and social activities. Traditional Jewish values are brought to life in a joyous, non-judgmental atmosphere.

Chabad serves all segments of the Jewish community. Everyone is welcome regardless of their personal level of religious observance. The philosophy is in keeping with the Chabad-Lubavitch approach of joy, scholarship and unconditional acceptance and love for every Jew.

Chabad is under the spiritual guidance of Rabbi Mendel Shemtov, a warm and caring individual, who formed the congregation in 2012. The rabbi's approach is that Torah must be presented and experienced in a modern, relevant context and made available to each individual on their own level. Rabbi Shemtov and his wife Shterna are emissaries of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson.

The services are traditional, and are conducted in a joyous, casual atmosphere. Children are included and most welcome. The prayer book is bi-lingual and various English readings are included in the service. Song and commentary add meaning and participation to the prayers.

Please allow yourself the opportunity to visit and participate in our vibrant and growing congregation. By becoming a member at Chabad Jeiwsh Center of Elgin you will acquire lifelong friendships, an opportunity for spiritual growth, and most importantly a chance to be a part of your Jewish community. Please feel free to visit us for services or any other program, or just stop in to say hello.

For more information or to arrange a meeting with the Rabbi, please call our office at 847-440-4486 or email [email protected]