Megillah Reading at 9:30 followed by Purim Carnival
Note special time
with Cindy Michelassi
At the Hwalisz's
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.
Due to the untimely passing of Rabbi Shumel Mann (Z"L) in November 2013, Temple B’nai Israel is currently in the process of seeking new Rabbinic leadership.
At this time we are looking for a permanent Rabbi who will perform all the commonly agreed duties of a Rabbi in a manner consistent with our diverse congregation with visible leadership at congregation functions as well as in the larger Jewish community. Until we find the right person, we are seeking an Interim Rabbi. Interested candidates for either position are asked to send resume and references to email@example.com. See our Rabbi Search page for a complete job description.
Movie Night: Hava Nagila
On Saturday, March 8 at 7:00 p.m. we'll have a dairy potluck and view Hava Nagila at the home of Candy Goldstein and Abe Steinberg. RSVP.
Note: This replaces the previously advertised date and film (March 9th, In the Darkness) which we will show at another time.
Make hamentaschen at a baking party on Sunday, March 9 at 10:00 a.m. We'll provide the dough and a multitude of filling choices. Cost is $5 per family.
Join us for a Shabbat dinner at 6:00 on Friday, March 21 prior to the Family Service at 6:30 p.m. (note change of service start time). There is no cost for the dinner, but RSVP to the office by Wednesday, March 19.
Youth Game Night
On March 22 from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m. the TBI Youth Group will hold a Game Night for 5th graders through High School at the home of Alysa Hwalisz. Come and participate in a short Havdalah Service followed by games. Bring any games, except video games, that you would like to play. We will have drinks, snacks and pizza! Contact Alysa Hwalisz to RSVP.
Would you like to share leading Friday evening services at TBI?
The Friday Evening Service subcommittee is looking for volunteers who would like to lead all, or part of, upcoming services on Friday evenings. Gary Raymond would be glad to discuss the services with you, brainstorm about your ideas, train you for leading any part of the service (if you wish), and share ideas about preparing a d'var torah (leading a discussion or giving a sermon on the Torah portion of the week). Please contact Gary Raymond for more information.
Mah Jongg Sundays
We'll have Mah Jongg Sunday Drop-In on Sundays from 10:00 a.m.–Noon on Sundays when the social hall is not in use for other events. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned player—come join old and new friends.
No Need to RSVP. Just come and play.
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 October. See the Adult Hebrew page or contact Gary Raymond for more information.
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