Calendar
August 01, 2014
7:30 PM
Shabbat Service
August 02, 2014
9:00 AM
Traditional Shabbos Services
August 04, 2014
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Interfaith Food Pantry
August 05, 2014
6:45 AM
Tisha B'Av Service
August 08, 2014
7:30 PM
Shabbat Service
August 09, 2014
9:00 AM
Traditional Shabbos Services
August 10, 2014
Scrip Order Deadline

Temple B'nai Israel is a small, independent, family-oriented, congregation, serving Jews in the far western suburbs of Chicago for over 100 years. Located near I-88 on the west side of Aurora, the membership comes to us from the counties of DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Will, and DeKalb. We are a "Hamish" synagogue: welcoming and nurturing to everyone, including those in interfaith marriages.  Read more about us here.  

 


 

Summer Family Fest: Sunday, August 17

  

FREE FOR PROSPECTIVE MEMBERS. Food, fun for all ages, games, etc. Snow Cones, Cotton Candy, Cook-out. Respond by August 8th. See the Flyer for more information and reservation form.

 


 

Our School

  

Raising your children Jewish in a predominately Christian environment is hard. It truly takes a village when your kids have few Jewish friends. Temple B'nai Israel can make it easy to enjoy being Jewish. It's a wonderful place for your child's religious education. Click here to learn more.

 


 

Welcome to Rabbi Ami Adler

 

Rabbi Amitai Adler joins us on an interim basis leading our traditional Saturday morning services three weeks each month. Rabbi Ami is a Conservative rabbi.  A teacher and writer, he serves as the Director of Jewish Thought for Aitz Hayim Center for Jewish Living in Glencoe.  Rabbi Adler lives in Deerfield, Illinois, with his wife, Rabbi Julie Pelc Adler and son.

 


 

Bunco

 

BUNCO EVENING ON 7/26 CANCELED FOR NOW.  WATCH FOR ANOTHER DATE IN THE FALL.

 


 

We Need Your Input

 
Your Board of Directors is seeking your input as to what would be best for our congregation as we move forward.

We are scheduling two focus groups to give each of you an opportunity to express your opinion on several topics such as level of Kashruth, services, and our future Rabbi.

Focus Group times:

1) Sunday, July 27 at 10:30 a.m.
2) Tuesday, August 12 at 7:00 p.m.

You are welcome to attend one or both groups. We just ask you to participate.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

-Judy & Esther

 


 

 

Interfaith Food Pantry

  

Members from Temple B'nai Israel volunteer at the Aurora Interfaith Food Pantry on the first Monday of each month between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. We could use your help. Volunteers must be High School Freshmen and older.  Volunteers will be sorting and stocking shelves. The Aurora Food Pantry is located on Jericho Road between Rt. 31 and Terry Avenue. If you have any questions please contact Marilyn Katz, TBI representative of the Aurora Interfaith Organization.

 


 

Mah Jongg Sundays

 
Mah Jongg will resume on Sunday, August 24 at 10:00 a.m. Thank you for playing with us this year.  If you would like to play over the summer, please contact Marilyn Katz.

 


  

Adult Hebrew Classes

 

Adult Hebrew Classes—available to both members and non-members—are offered Sunday mornings throughout the school year.  This year's classes will begin in the Fall.  See the Adult Hebrew page or contact Gary Raymond for more information. 

 


 

Temple B'nai Israel on Facebook 

 

Follow Temple B'nai Israel on Facebook from our page:  facebook.com/TempleBnaiIsarel
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Shopping?

 

Purchase gift cards through Temple B'nai Israel! Use the Scrip order form to purchase gift cards for retail, grocery, travel, entertainment etc.  You can now order scrip online by going to shopwithscrip.com; please contact the office for the  enrollment code to direct your order to Temple B'nai Israel. You can reload funds onto a card you already have or print your own eGiftCards when you order with PrestoPay. One stop shopping and Temple B'nai Israel receives a portion of the purchase price—a gift that gives twice! Questions about the Scrip program? See the Scrip Faq.