Welcome to Tzedek Chicago.
Founded in 2015, we are an intentional congregational community based on core values of justice, equity and solidarity with the oppressed. In our educational programs, celebrations and liturgy, we emphasize the Torah’s central narrative of liberation, the prophetic imperative to speak truth to power, and an expansive diasporic vision that views the entire world as our homeland.
We encourage you to read our core values to learn more about the foundational principles that guide the life of our congregation.
Click any of the articles or audio clips below to learn more about Tzedek Chicago:
“Can a Non-Zionist Synagogue Succeed – and Spread?” (Forward, 7/13/15)
“Chicago’s Rebel Rabbi: An Interview with Brant Rosen” (Jewschool, 7/15/15)
“In Chicago, A New Synagogue Seeks Judaism Minus Zionism” (Religion News Service, 8/20/15)
“Chicago Rabbi Establishes Non-Zionist Congregation” (Chicago Tribune, 9/11/15)
“Founding of a New Progressive Congregation: Tzedek Chicago” (Chicago Monitor, 9/25/15)
“Why Millenials Flock to Chicago’s Non-Zionist Synagogue” (The Times of Israel, 4/8/16)
“Meet the Rabbi Who Renounced Zionism and Embraced Palestinian Liberation” (In These Times, 6/1/16)
"Zionists Have Many Jewish Spaces to Call Home. our Synagogue Needn't be One of Them", (Forward, 10/14/16)
"Non-Zionist Synagogues" (Treyf Podcast, 11/10/16)
"A Synagogue Without Flags: (Judaism Unbound Podcast, 7/20/18)
"This Chicago Synagogue is a Home for Non-Zionist Jews" (Jewish Telegraphic Agency, 6/5/19)
"Finding God in Solidarity: An Interview with Rabbi Brant Rosen" (Jacobin, 7/20/19)