September 24, 2014
6:30 PM
Erev Rosh Hashanah

with Dinner following

September 25, 2014
9:00 AM
Rosh Hashanah Services
September 26, 2014
9:00 AM
Rosh Hashanah Services
September 26, 2014
7:30 PM
Shabbat Service
September 27, 2014
9:00 AM
Traditional Shabbos Services
September 28, 2014
9:30 AM
Religious School
September 28, 2014
10:00 AM
AJWF presentation: David T. Brown
October 01, 2014
4:30 PM
Wednesday Religious School

First Day of Wednesday School

October 03, 2014
6:30 PM
Kol Nidre
October 04, 2014
9:00 AM
Yom Kippur Service

Mincha at 4:45 p.m. followed by Break the Fast

October 05, 2014
9:30 AM
Religious School

Raising the Sukkah and Family Lunch

October 05, 2014
10:00 AM
Mah Jongg
October 08, 2014
4:30 PM
Wednesday Religious School

Pizza in the Hut

October 11, 2014
10:30 AM
Shabbat Chaverim 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.  



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. (Reservations are now closed.)
  • Rosh Hoshanah Services Day One and Day Two: Thursday and Friday, September 25th and 26th
  • Recently added to our first day service schedule: Tashlich. Cantor Michael will lead a short service as we cast away our sins into a pond about a 5 minute drive from the Temple. We will provide bread for you to toss in the water.
  • Yom Kippur: Friday evening, (Kol Nidre) October 3rd and Saturday (Yom Kippur), October 4th. (Community Break-the-Fast following Shofar Blowing.)
  • Full High Holiday Schedule

High HolidayTickets:
$300/individual, $500/family.
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.



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.



AJWF Annual Brunch


The Aurora Jewish Welfare Fund invites you to their annual brunch on Sunday, September 28 at 10:00 a.m. The keynote speaker will be David Brown who will be speaking about the Jewish Federation's Solidarity Mission to Israel from which he recently returned.  



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"


First Annual Temple Read, Sunday, October 26th. Click Here to learn more.



Adult Ed.: Robert Schwartz


Sunday, November 9—combined education program of our Temple and Congregation Beth Shalom of Naperville. Click Here to learn more.



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 


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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.