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Through TORAHUB, we are able to learn; through TORAHUB, we are inspired to give.

By creating a unique portfolio of Jewish learning programs and services that enrich Jewish life and perpetuate continuity within our community, we are able to reach out to bring the values of Judaism to life.

TORAHUB offers these learning services, which create a rich Jewish educational experience for individuals, families, groups, couples, and businesses.

Led by Rabbi Yehuda Albin, TORAHUB offers lifelong learning that educates, inspires, unites and gives back.

TORAHUB offers the following programs & services:

*** Beginner prayer services offered upon request *** 

* Women's Tehillim (Psalms) and Prayer for Those in Need - (Most) Sundays 10am, please email to submit names and/or for info on how to join us *

  • Group, family, and private instruction in the matters of Jewish life

  • Recurring Classes

    • Weekly Torah Portion

    • 613 Mitzvot (Commandments)

    • Weekly Torah Phone Conferencing Series

  • Circuit Classes

    • Haggadah

    • Basic Judaism

    • Business “Coaching” from a Torah perspective

    • Jewish Law: Practical and Theoretical

    • Marriage Enhancement and Counseling Services

    • Jewish Parenting Classes

    • Parent-Child Study Sessions

    • Private instruction in all areas

  • Home Shabbat

  • Other Services

    • Assistance in resolving ethical and personal dilemmas in business and life

    • Organization of major seminars with visiting guest speakers

    • Life-cycle officiator

    • Frequent beginners’ minyanim (prayer services) following classes upon request

    • “Weekly Torah Thought” by email

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Our Team

A Collaborative & Diverse Group

Rabbi Yehuda Albin

Founder & Educator

As the founder of The Ember Foundation and TORAHUB, Yehuda has “built” a synagogue and school without walls. Since moving to Chicago in 1994, he has personally touched hundreds of people with his engaging educational style. Raised in Scarsdale, NY, in a Reform home, and educated at Bowdoin College,

he earned his rabbinic ordination during a decade of Torah study in Jerusalem.



Rabbi Danny Muskat


Danny has been with TORAHUB for ten years (and had eleven years of similar work before that). His

warm and caring personality, Jewish knowledge, and keen intellectual perspective on life make him a sought-after instructor. He was born in Chicago, then raised in a traditional home in Toronto. His rabbinical education is rounded out by a BA in business administration. 



Rabbi Baruch Tuman


With his warmth and scholarship, Baruch inspired disconnected Jewish students on college campuses for three years before joining TORAHUB. Before that, Baruch spent over nine years in Israel studying, which culminated with his rabbinic ordination. He is from a small Californian town, where he grew up Reform and received a BA from U.C. Berkeley.


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Rabbi Nachum Albin


Before joining the TORAHUB team, Nachum had spent three years forging personal connections with people of all ages and Jewish affiliation as an educator and rabbi in Bensalem, PA. Prior to that, Nachum spent eight years of intensive rabbinic and Torah study in Jerusalem. Nachum was born in Jerusalem and raised in Chicago.


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Mrs. Faith Newman


A well-known teacher in Jewish education, before joining TORAHUB nearly four years ago, Mrs. Neuman has been teaching for 25 years at the high school level to a diverse spectrum within the local community. Her informative Torah presentations are relevant to people of all ages and backgrounds as she harnesses her knowledge to deliver material that is exciting and thought-provoking. Mrs. Neuman is Chicago born and bred. 


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Yearly Purim Campaign

Donations can we made via Zelle @ or at the DONATE page below

100% Give-away to Those Who are Impoverished

Here's the 2023 summary report for our Purim Gifts to the Poor Campaign.

Thanks to all the donors to this year's campaign, we can humbly report that we will have raised just over $49,481, when the last pledge arrives, exceeding our total from last year by $9,194.
We were able to add four families to the number we gave to last year, while two families did not need our help, and some previous families received more. The money was received by . . .

1)    A mother, a divorced convert in Israel, with a large family, fighting for the rights to see her children, who is making a wedding for her daughter with $0 in her bank account.  (Click here to listen to her moving appreciation.)

Glossary for her thank you message

matzav                 - situation

kallah                   - bride

freilicha                - happy

m'afaylah l'orah   - from darkness to light

mamash              - really

ne'eman              - loyal

adela                   - refined

sipuk                   - satisfaction

Shamayim           - Heaven

Shechinah           -The Divine Presence

2)    One divorcé from Deerfield with an ex-husband who refuses to make his support payments, and yes, she is not Orthodox.

3)    A teacher living with a very large family, who just married off one child, and even though the wedding was modest, it was very challenging.

4)    A divorcé with one child in college limping by on two hourly jobs with an ex-husband who is mentally ill and incapable of providing for his fair share of their daughter's education and basic needs.

5)    A poor Israeli family, with many children, who this year couldn’t afford to fix their water pipes, who now has a very sick child they cannot afford to take care of properly.

6)    A sixty year old physically disabled woman, unemployed, who often does not have enough money for her food bills.

7)    One couple with several children who are frequently behind on their rent and in danger of losing their apartment.  This year, at the direction of an important local rabbi, we paid their gift directly to their landlord to ensure they can stay in their apartment.

8)  An American in Israel, a successful contractor, whose business closed, and now has been out of work for a few years.

9)  A formerly employed man and his family who are so embarrassed to be receiving charity that we are not supposed to publish any details.

10)  A large family, where the father is a computer programmer, who just had his salary cut in half. They just cannot make ends meet.

11) An American couple with a medically challenged child, whose breadwinner has been diagnosed with a medical challenge himself and hasn't worked in over a year.

12) A TORAHUB student and former generous supporter of The Ember Foundation, who has fallen on very hard times and has trouble paying his bills, who was beyond extremely moved when he opened his envelope.

13) An Israeli family with several children. The father teaches and tutors full-time and the mother works for minimum wage. Although they scrape by, the upcoming Passover expenses are a daunting nightmare. 

14) A local family going through serious and expensive medical problems and other overwhelming expenses.

15)  A local family living in an older home that cannot keep up with sorely needed home repair expenses, under mounting pressure from continued medical expenses.

All the checks were distributed by Rabbi Albin to each person on Purim or to their halachic representative who he or a staff member knows well.

May we merit to do more mitzvahs.

A heartfelt thank you, 

Yehuda Albin, Daniel Muskat, Baruch Tuman, Nachum Albin & Faith Newman

Donations can we made via Zelle @ or at the DONATE page below

*** Please note that our preferred method of payment is quickpay/zelle as it saves fees and is less complicated to process.

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EIN: 20-5015283
3553 West Peterson Avenue, Suite 208, Chicago, IL 60659
Organization Representative: Yehuda Albin
Phone: 773.251.8509

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TORAHUB - 3553 West Peterson Avenue, Suite 208, Chicago, IL 60659 

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Suite 208, Chicago, IL 60659

(773) 583 4567

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