The North Shore Jewish Center - Congregation Or Simcha

The North Shore Jewish Center - Congregation Or Simcha is a not-for-profit 501c3 organization that services "all Jews, all the time" regardless of religious background, affiliation, level of knowledge or observance. Our goals are to create a warm, welcoming atmosphere for all Jews to explore their heritage in a non-judgmental environment; and to create a positive Jewish experience for everyone.


The North Shore Jewish Center - Congregation Or Simcha - is a vibrant presence not only in the Wilmette community, but also services the entire North Shore and nearby suburbs. Learning opportunities, community gatherings, and insightful lectures and presentations on major Jewish holy days help maintain a precious rapport between the Shul and the community.


If you are searching for a heimish congregation, one where "everybody knows your name", where fun and spiritual fulfillment go hand in hand, then you belong at Or Simcha.  We are small but growing, active yet not distracting, young and old and everywhere in between.  Come as you are - we do!


We are always happy to meet new people - everyone is welcome!