RSVP by November 30
11:30 a.m. Latke Bash
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.
Saturday, December 5 at 6:00 p.m. $5 per person. Cash prizes. Desert provided. Each table needs 4 people. Are you coming? Please let us know by November 30.
Family Shabbat Dinner
On Friday, December 18 at 6:30 p.m. join us for our monthly Family Shabbat/Dinner. There is no charge for the dinner, but please make reservations.
Our next Shabbat Chaverim (led by Cindy Michelassi) will be Saturday, December 19 at 10:30 a.m.
Festival of Lights
Once again TBI will be assisting our fellow non-Jewish citizens of Aurora by participating in the annual “Festival of Lights”, sponsored by the Aurora Rotary. As in the past we will “take over” the donation collection duties on Xmas Eve, which falls on a Thursday night this year. Similarly to last year, we will arrange for two 2-hour shifts running between 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. If you think you may be interested in participating please contact Mark Melnicoff.
Adult Hebrew Courses
Fall Adult Hebrew classes have begun at 7:15 and 9:15 a.m.! See the Adult Hebrew page or contact Gary Raymond 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.
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.
Next Scrip order is Sunday, December 6. Order Form
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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.