Joliet Jewish Congregation
Serving Will County and
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Shabbat Services and Location
Friday - 7:30 p.m.
Saturday - 9:30 a.m.
250 N. Midland Avenue
Joliet, IL 60435
Meet Our Rabbi -
Jenny Steinberg Kuvin, JD CHT
A message from Rabbi Jenny…
Reb Nachman of Brezlov stated, “See the good in everyone, reveal it, and bring it forth.” At the Joliet Jewish Congregation we strive to shine the goodness in each other through the joy of community, worship, and learning. Emphasizing the beauty in the Jewish Calendar Year, the deep meaningful messages of Torah, and the wisdom of charity, we strive for a strong community of hope and faith.
We at Joliet Jewish Congregation have a unique and powerful combination of strong liturgy and Jewish worship with interfaith tolerance and inclusion. We work to educate all on the essence of Judaism providing a gateway for lifetime pride and practice through relevance and joy.
Come join us at one of our Shabbat Services and you will see! A community of open minded and joyful members awaits you. If you have been searching for the perfect congregation where you can learn without pressure, pray without judgment, and express your Judaism with honesty and joy, JJC is waiting for you.
At our Hebrew and Sunday School we combine historical lessons with experiential art and learning to create a strong foundation for a young person to develop a whole Jewish Identity.
Our services and classes are available live by reservation and by zoom. We look forward to seeing you, shining light on your goodness, and bringing the joy of Judaism to your life.
See you soon. B’Shalom, Rabbi Jenny
Her office hours are:
Monday and Tuesday
9:30 - 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday and Thursday
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
(calling ahead is appreciated)
Rabbi Charles Rubovits
Join him on Zoom for Lunch & Learn on Thursdays. Call for Zoom meeting information.
A message from Rabbi Rubovits…
Healthcare professionals can make a quick check on their patients by gauging their general demeanor; however nothing replaces a good physical exam. The health of a synagogue and its membership can be quickly assessed by reading their newsletter or perusing their website, but one can get the real scoop by visiting the synagogue for Shabbat services and then speaking with attending members.
The Joliet Jewish Congregation has seen a recent period of growth and activity due in large part to the lay leadership and their love of the institution. Our school has grown, attendance at religious services and social events is increasing, programs both educational and social now fill the monthly calendars; the Joliet Jewish Congregation is actively moving forward despite the current difficult economy.
I strongly encourage anyone reading through this message to take the opportunity to visit our synagogue and see for yourself. Yes, we are growing but there is always room for more and we’d be happy and honored to have you with us.
Cantor Jessica Tobacman
Special thoughts from Cantor Tobacman...
I’m fortunate to be the cantor for Joliet Jewish Congregation, helping to maintain and grow the community’s musical traditions.
I teach music at Sunday school, direct the chorus for High Holidays, and help to lead High Holy Day and occasional Shabbat services.
We have a wonderful temple, and hope to share our musical and other Jewish traditions with you!
Sing along with Cantor Tobacman
We are an unaffiliated traditional synagogue mixing Reform and Conservative ideology. We welcome all families of the Jewish faith as well as families where a spouse is not a member of the Jewish faith.
We are a very close synagogue whose members participate and find comfort in being together. They also help shape the future of our temple.
What also makes us unique is that we use today's tools to assist with the Jewish education of our children - video chat apps assist with the educational process when the pupil can't attend class.