Tikkun Chicago Jewish High School

About Us

Tikkun Chicago is an innovative, multi-denominational Jewish high school program that attracts teens from across the city of Chicago.  Participants build friendships and strengthen their Jewish knowledge through meaningful courses offered in a wide variety of content such as: Social Justice, Israel, the Arts, Text, and Hebrew.  Our flexible schedule and wide array of courses lean into the busy lives of teenagers and allow our students to explore topics that speak to them through a blend of classroom, online and experiential learning that inspires creativity, critical thinking and a deeper understanding of the world.  Tikkun Chicago celebrates ALL Jewish teens and is inclusive to students who are unaffiliated and those who are affiliated with any of the Jewish movements:  Reform, Conservative, and Orthodox.  We welcome you to experience this fantastic opportunity!

Tikkun Chicago is supported by the Breakthrough Fund:  An Innovation of the Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago.

Fall Courses

Our courses are offered on a trimester model and are offered throughout the year, not just one day of the week.

NEW for 2020-2021: 8th Graders can enroll in Conversational Hebrew!

*All classes are subject to cancellation if minimum number of students is not met


Chicago to Israel in an Hour!
With Israeli Tour Guide Josh Hartuv!

Sunday Afternoons 2:00pm-3:00pm October- 18, 25, Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22

Grab your Bamba, get your hummus ready, for an amazing series on Israel through virtual tours of modern and ancient sites! In each tour you will see, hear and learn about new places, people and stories that make Israel what it is today.


Sababba, Sabich and the Shuk: Conversational Hebrew
Sunday Afternoons- 12:30- 1:30 OR Wednesday Evenings 7:30-8:30pm
Sundays- October- 18, 25, Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22, Dec. 6, 13, 20
Wednesdays- Oct 21, 28, Nov. 4, 11, 18, Dec 2, 9, 16

New to Hebrew? Know the aleph-bet? Took Hebrew for years and years in elementary school? No matter your level, if you want to continue practicing and learning Hebrew, join us for modern Hebrew language class.
*Hebrew is a 10 week course to continue language development – Open to 8th Graders!


Is Judaism Gendered?
With Camp Ramah Wisconsin Staff member, Liza Bernstein
Monday Nights 8:00pm
Oct. 19, 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23,

What does Judaism say about gender? Can Judaism and feminism coexist or do we have to choose one over the other? In this class, we’ll break down stereotypes and understand how Biblical, halakhic, and other traditional sources discuss gender binaries, the role of women, and sexuality.


Justice in the City
With Samantha Isentstein

Thursday Evenings at 8:00pm Oct. 22, 29, Nov 5, 12, 19 Dec 3 , Dec. 10

Justice in the City is an exciting social justice philanthropy program run in partnership with JUF. This program will enable teens to dive deep into social justice issues in our community and to make grants to the organizations making an impact. Participants will be granting real funds to organizations in need!

This program is in a partnership with Jewish United Fund and is made possible in part by a grant from Jewish Federation’s Fund for the Future and the David and Susie Sherman Family.