The Chicago Loop Synagogue was founded in 1929 to serve the religious needs of those whose professional or business activities brought them to Chicago's downtown business district. Since then, it has grown to become the city's central synagogue. It is, in a very real sense, the symbol of the Jewish religious presence in Chicago. Citywide events of religious and other significance to the Jewish community are conducted in the Synagogue, and civic and religious leaders of other faiths look to the Chicago Loop Synagogue as a source of guidance and information concerning Judaism and Chicago's Jews.Plan your Chicago Loop Synagogue visit and explore what else you can see and do in Chicago using our Chicago trip itinerary app.
By providing a convenient place for daily worship, the Synagogue makes it possible for people from all parts of the greater Chicagoland area to make congregational prayer a regular part of their business day, as well as to observe Yahrzeit and to recite the Kaddish prayers during periods of mourning. Membership dues include the lighting of Yahrzeit candles and the recitation of Yahrzeit Kaddish prayers in memory of members' loved ones. While the form of worship in the Synagogue is Traditional and separate seating is observed, all Jews are welcome.
The synagogue also serves the many Jewish visitors who come to Chicago from all parts of the world. Over the years, distinguished leaders of Jewish communities in the United States, Europe and Israel, have worshiped at this Synagogue while in Chicago.
Chicago Loop Synagogue reviews
Compact, modern synagogue located in the center of downtown Chicago. Try to visit in the morning on a sunny day, when the sun shines through the colorful stained glass windows. You might have to... more »
Enjoyed hearing the presentation about the second "calendar" stained glass window which was also very beautiful. more »
The only synagogue located in the loop. They offer services in the afternoon and early evening for people who work downtown. The building is architecturally distinct. They also offer kosher sandwiches for sale at lunch time.
The members at this orthodox synagogue could not be more welcoming. It was a very special Purim for us. The synagogue has two breathtaking stained glass walls. We are from out of town but you did not feel that way at all. Thank you all for your hospitality.
Build a tripTell us where and when you
want to go, we will build
the best sightseeing itinerary
Refine itYou have complete flexibility on your destinations and itinerary
Book as a packageUse our travel agents to get
package savings and hassle free booking
Enjoy your trip!Enjoy our 24x7
Popular things to do in Chicago
Kid-friendly things to do in Chicago
Museums in Chicago
Hidden gems in Chicago
Side trips from Chicago
Nearby attractions in Chicago
Trips to Chicago Loop Synagogue by other users
28 days in Chicago & Joshua Tree National Park BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Chicago Joshua Tree National Park 58 days in Chicago & Santa Margarita BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Chicago Santa Margarita 17 days in Chicago BY A USER FROM GERMANY Reliance Building Millennium Park The Art Institute of Chicago 14 days in Chicago BY A USER FROM GERMANY Chicago Cultural Center Millennium Monument Millennium Park 60 days in Chicago BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES The Art of Dr. Seuss Gallery Richard H. Driehaus Museum Marina City 58 days in Chicago & New York City BY A USER FROM VIETNAM Chicago New York City