About JCYS:

JCYS offers educational, recreational and leadership experiences at our family centers, multiple summer camps and specialty programs that nurture each child’s individual spirit, imagination, confidence and talents.

Our Mission:

Guided by Jewish values and culture, Jewish Council for Youth Services provides educational and recreational programs for Chicagoland’s children and, through board service, develops the next generation of Jewish civic leaders.


As an independent organization, JCYS relies on donors to provide affordable programs to over 10,000 individuals. Your support means so much to our families and children we serve.

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Parent Corner

Wicker Park - Opening Fall 2016

In July 2015, JCYS broke ground on a fourth Family Center in Wicker Park.
The new Michael R. Lutz Family Center is up and running!

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