February 25, 2018
10:30 AM
Megillah Reading & Purim Activities

 During Sunday School

February 28, 2018
7:15 PM
Megillah Reading & Evening Service
March 01, 2018
6:45 AM
Megillah Reading & Morning Service
March 07, 2018
7:00 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
March 16, 2018
6:00 PM
Shabbat Evening Service & Congregational Dinner

Scout Shabbat!
Reservations are requested to

March 31, 2018
Congregational Passover Seder

 Details to follow

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.  


Our Recurring Weekly Services and Educational Programs


  Day of the week Time
Shabbat Evening Egalitarian Service Friday 7:30 pm
Traditional Shabbat Morning Service Saturday 9:00 am
Shabbat Study Group Saturday ~12:30 pm
Adult Hebrew Class (1st session) Sunday 8:30 am
Religious School Sunday 9:30 am
Adult Hebrew Class (2nd session) Sunday 10:00 am
Introduction to Judaism Thursday 5:00 pm

Schedules are subject to change based on attendance, availability, and conflict with any holidays. Please check with the Temple Office if you plan to attend any of these recurring services/programs.


Monthly Congregational Dinner & Shabbat Evening Egalitarian Service

Our next Shabbat Evening Service & Congregation Dinner will be held on March 16h at 6pm. Bring the family and enjoy service lead by Rabbi Ed Friedman and supported by the students of the Temple B'nai Israel school. Reservations are requested to the Board of Education by March 11th and donations are accepted via PayPal or at the Temple.

Please note that we will also be celebrating Scout Shabbat! The National Jewish Committee on Scouting (NJCOS) urges all Jewish Scouting youth to show pride in their faith by coming to services in Class A uniform. 

Please note the following service is scheduled for April 20th at 6pm


Monthly Shabbat Chaverim Reform Service

The next service will be held on February 24th, 2018 at 10:30am in the main sanctuary. This service is led by Rabbinic Aide Cindy Michelassi & Marilyn Katz.

Please note the following service is scheduled for March 24th at 10:30am




Congregants & Our Jewish Community,

As we begin the celebration of Chanukah, the most important part for me is being with family and friends. Taking the time to remember the miracle that happened, and how that light shines down to bring joy as well as peace to us all, continues to be a meaningful blessing. One could also say that our Temple lives miracles each day with all of the abundant mitzvahs performed by our members. The numerous hours of volunteerism we see in and around our Temple help defer many of our costs. Even with these valuable contributions, however, we still rely on membership dues / donations to keep our Congregation running successfully.

Our congregation of Temple B'nai Israel is now into its second century of providing a thriving Jewish
community for congregants in the Aurora/Fox Valley area. With your help, we will continue to be a viable
force, promoting Jewish principles, prayer and an awareness of our heritage to future generations.
Thank you in advance for your generous support.



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Shopping - Scrip Orders due January 8th 

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.