with Cindy Michelassi
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.
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.
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.
High Holidays 5775 are approaching!
Plan to spend the holidays at Temple B'nai Israel. Services this year will be conducted by Cantor G. Michael Horwitz.
- On Wednesday, September 24th, join us for Sisterhood's Annual Erev Rosh Hoshanah Dinner. Click here for the Reservation Form. (Paid reservations due by September 15th)
- Rosh Hoshanah Services Day One and Day Two: Thursday and Friday, September 25th and 26th
- Yom Kippur: Friday evening, (Kol Nidre) October 3rd and Saturday (Yom Kippur), October 4th. (Community Break-the-Fast following Shofar Blowing.)
First timers are welcome at no charge.
Please contact the office at 630-892-2450 for more information.
Sisterhood Opening Meeting
Our Sisterhood Opening Meeting on Sunday, September 21 will feature a presentation by Roz Varon of ABC 7 news. See the Sisterhood page for more information.
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.
First Annual "Temple Read"
We are excited to announce the first "Temple Read": Once We Were Brothers a gripping tale of two boys, once close as brothers, who find themselves on opposite sides of the Holocaust. On Sunday, October 26 Author Ronald H. Balson will join us for brunch and book discussion. A limited number of books will be available at the Summer Family Fest on August 17 for $11 each.
Interfaith Food Pantry
Click here to learn more.
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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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.