Buffalo Grove, IL

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About This Community

A quick 30 minutes from the bustling frum Jewish hub of Chicago, Buffalo Grove is a haven of beauty and calm, replete with a warm, growing Jewish community. Here, you’ll find a shul, day school and kollel dedicated to Torah growth, a gorgeous mikvah, and an extensive, upgraded eruv. BAY Shul has a real family feel with a sit-down kiddush every Shabbos and fun community programming. Torah Academy, a wonderfully warm, student-centered day school, grades PreK-8th, provides an excellent, individualized Torah and general studies education to a broad range of students. The Northern Lights Kollel has one-on-one learning opportunities across the northwest suburbs and Chicago.

Buffalo Grove has ALL of the above PLUS stunning parks, nature preserves, ball fields, tennis courts, walking paths, and public libraries. Nearby, Shalom Bakery offers delicious, kosher baked goods, while the local Jewel-Osco, and Jewish-owned Garden Fresh - local supermarkets, have a well-stocked kosher aisle as well as kosher meat, chicken, and fish. Within 10 minutes there are stores such as Trader Joe’s, Woodman’s, Costco, Walmart, Marshalls, and ALL of YOUR favorite shopping spots! We're a hop, skip and a jump to the great Chicago Jewish shopping, eateries, high schools, etc.

Housing options in Buffalo Grove range from single family homes, townhouses, apartments, and condominiums, available at affordable prices – 4-BR houses start at 350K! Buffalo Grove is only 25 min to O'Hare International Airport!

We’d love to have you come visit in-person or meet by Zoom, and join our BG family!

Remember: Think BiG!


  • Torah Academy: 50% off tuition for the whole family for 1st year

  • BAY Shul: One year free Family Membership

  • Free Chavrusa Match with Northern Lights Kollel, Torah Mates, Partners in Torah

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Our Community Amenities

Yeshiva Elementary Day School
Coed Boys Only Girls Only Chabad Day School
Yeshiva High School
Coed Boys Mesifta Girls Only Bais Yaakov Chabad High School
Post High School
Yeshiva Bais Medrash Pre Israel Yeshiva Bais Medrash Post Israel Yeshiva Girls Seminary
Educational Resources
School Programs Funding Assistance
Extra Curricular Programs
Sports Leagues NCSY Pirchei Bnos
Religious Life
Chessed Organizations
Hatzolah Tomchei Shabbos Bikur Cholim
Kosher Dining
Dairy Restaurants Meat Restaurants
Kosher Food Availability
Kosher Store Kosher food widely available in local supermarket Chalav Yisroel
Shabbos Mikvah within walking distance Mikvah within close driving distance
Daily Minyanim (Shacharis/Mincha/Maariv) Available
Ashkenazic Ari
Other Resources
Lakewood Torah Um Tzion YU
Jobs Assistance Network Mass Transit Available
State Income Tax for Highest Bracket 1-6%
Retiree Amenities
Senior Housing (55+ / Assisted Living) Retiree Programs
Fair Participation
2022 Fair 2022

Contact Us

Rabbi Shimon Zehnwirth rabbiz@torahacademybg.com (773) 771-2613 Website
Rabbi Sholom Francis rabbifrancis@nlkollel.org (847) 242-1450 Website
Rabbi Eliezer Grunberg bayshulbg@gmail.com (347) 742-2858 Website
Yachad Region
Chicago ChicagoYachad@ou.org 844.492.2423
NCSY Region
Midwest midwest@ncsy.org 847-677-6279
Bay Shul IL, Buffalo Grove, 314 McHenry Rd (2nd Floor)