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This year, the Synagogues by Bus tour heads to the North Shore to view three Modern synagogues: Highland Park’s Makom Solel Lakeside, North Suburban Synagogue Beth El and Glencoe’s North Shore Congregation Israel.

5 Hours
Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

On this tour, explore the history and architecture of these fascinating synagogues, including one designed by Minoru Yamasaki and another built around a mansion. Along the way, learn about synagogue architecture, synagogue rituals and the development of Chicago’s Jewish community along the North Shore. GET ON THE BUS! From March to November, CAC is offering several one-time-only bus tours! Explore different architecture topics throughout the Chicago area and save up to 35% when you book multiple tours in the series. These tours are expected to sell out quickly, so purchase your tickets today! For a list of all the tours included in this offer, visit



$55 public (includes CAC admission) / $47 members
Discount tickets are available with a valid student ID for $52 at the CAC Box Office.
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  • Ticket price includes entrance to the Chicago Architecture Center on the day of the event. View the CAC's hours.
  • Discounted tickets are available with a valid student ID for $52 at the CAC Box Office.
  • This tour is not available for private or group bookings. Browse tours available for groups.

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