Here is a list of the local Jewish organizations in Peoria…
Congregation Agudas Achim is the largest traditional congregation in the state of Illinois outside of the Chicago area. Congregation Agudas Achim has a daily minyan as well as weekly services on Saturday mornings. The synagogue is the only congregation in the state of Illinois, outside the Chicago area, that has a daily minyan, and a kosher kitchen. Both Agudas Achim and Anshei Emeth (below) share the building at 5614 N. University St., Peoria, Ill. 61614. For more information, either call at (309) 692-4848 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday: 8:00 a.m.
Monday through Friday: 6:50 a.m.
Saturdays and Yom Tovin: 9:00 a.m.
Congregation Anshai Emeth – a Reform Jewish Congregation based on the worship of God and the study, living, and celebration of Torah. Activities responsible for: Worship services for Shabbat, holy days and festivals, lifelong learning, Religious and Hebrew School, Youth group for grades 6-12, Sisterhood, Monthly Shabbat Dinner, Mitzvah Day and social action activities. For more information, please call (309) 691-3323
Bradley University Hillel is a multi-denominational Jewish community serving Bradley’s campus. We have services every Friday night and some Saturday mornings. We also celebrate holidays together when school is in session.Hillel also plans social programs. Our social programs range from BBQs to date parties, to Sunday’s at the arcade. Hillel also tries to incorporate social action into some of its programs. For more information, please call (309) 676-0862
Chabad of Peoria offers Shabbat services, youth programs, Camp Gan Izzy Summer day camp, adult education courses, Chabad preschool, women’s programs, Monthly Lunch and Learn, community holiday awareness celebrations, hospital, nursing home and shut-in visitations. For more information, please call (309) 692-2250
Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, is a volunteer women’s organization whose members are motivated and inspired to strengthen their partnership with Israel, ensure Jewish continuity, and realize their potential as a dynamic force in American society. Hadassah enhances the quality of American and Jewish life through its education and Zionist youth programs, promotes health awareness, and provides personal enrichment and growth or its members. For more information, please email their president at LARDX@aol.com
The Peoria Hebrew Cemetery Association, located at 2807 W. Heading in West Peoria, Ill., is responsible for the management and upkeep of the Peoria Hebrew Cemetery. This cemetery is used by members of the Jewish faith, either by birth or conversion. If you have converted to Judaism you must provide documentation that is certified by a Rabbi. For information on purchasing a lot or burial in the cemetery contact the Cemetery office (309) 673-0219 or contact the Larry Griminger, president of the Cemetery Association at email@example.com. For pictures of the Peoria Hebrew Cemetery click here.
Peoria Hebrew Day School (PHDS) is a family community that helps parents create healthy, happy, self-confident, and smart kids that will be productive parts of the Jewish and Secular communities. Our Preschool through 8th grade curriculum offers both a comprehensive General Studies education and a strong Jewish education. The faculty, staff and parents provide an atmosphere in which each child’s gifts are allowed to flourish. We offer affordable tuition, field trips and an amazing teacher student ratio. Call us to arrange a tour and meet the PHDS family at 309-692-2821.