October 09, 2015
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Rummage Sale
October 09, 2015
7:30 PM
Shabbat Service
October 10, 2015
9:00 AM
Traditional Shabbos Services
October 11, 2015
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Rummage Sale
October 11, 2015
9:30 AM
Religious School

(Confirmation to Waldheim)

October 12, 2015
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Rummage Sale
October 16, 2015
6:30 PM
Family Service and Dinner

Cooking: Confirmation, 7th, & 8th grade families
Service: 5th & 6th grade families

October 17, 2015
9:00 AM
Traditional Shabbos Services
October 17, 2015
10:30 AM
Kol Tzair (Junior Congregation)
October 18, 2015
10:00 AM
Religious School at Pushing the Envelope Farm
October 19, 2015
7:00 PM
Finance Committee Meeting
October 21, 2015
7:00 PM
Exec. Board Meeting
October 23, 2015
7:30 PM
Shabbat Service

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.  



Sisterhood's next Rummage Sale will begin on Friday, October 9.

Friday, October 9: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 11: 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Monday, October 12: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

 We'll begin accepting donations (in good condition) on October 4. Volunteers should contact Elissa Davis.


Family Shabbat Dinner


On Friday, October 16 at 6:30 p.m. join us for our monthly Family Shabbat/Dinner. There is no charge for the dinner, but please make reservations.



Kol Tzair (Formerly Junior Congregation)


Our next Kol Tzair (led by Cindy Michelassi) will be Saturday, October 17 at 10:30 a.m.




AJWF: Rachel Levy


The Aurora Jewish Welfare Fund invites you to a presentation by Rachel Levy who will be speaking and sharing photos from her summer in Ukraine on Sunday, October 25 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Light refreshments and coffee will be served. Contact Candice Goldstein for more information.



Jewish Ethical Thinking


Our 6th annual Joint Synagogue Adult Education Program will be held this year at Congregation Beth Shalom in Naperville on Sunday, November 1 at 4:30 p.m. This year's speaker will be Rabbi Dr. Joseph S. Ozarowski who is Rabbinic Counselor and Chaplain for Jewish Child and Family Services of Chicago, co-leader of the Jewish Healing Network of Chicago, and Jewish Chaplain at Skokie Hospital. Click here for more information. 



Welcome to Rabbi Ami Adler


In June the members of Temple B'nai Israel voted overwhelmingly to hire Amitai Adler as our new Rabbi. He is first and foremost, a teacher, and will provide us with immense insight into Judaism. Learn more about Rabbi Adler here.



Our School


Free School ... Our Religious School is going to be the best! The Religious Education Committee is hard at work planning a great year.

We are continuing our Free School (no dues or tuition, just the workbook fee) for children entering PreK, K and Grade 1 for two years. Children entering Grade 2 would be free, but only for 1 year. If you would like more information, please contact our office at 630-892-2450.

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.



Rabbi Amitai Adler's Weekly Commentary


Each week Rabbi Ami provides commentary on the Torah portion or current events. Click here to read Rabbi's thoughts of the week.



Scrip Order


Next Scrip order is Sunday, October 11. Order Form



Adult Hebrew


Interested in Adult Hebrew classes? Click here.



Youth Group


Click here for upcoming activities and to sign up.



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Stay Connected via E-mail


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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; 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.