*Special time so students can attend Yom Hashoah program
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.
Welcome to Rabbi Sommer
The Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Rabbi Michael Sommer will be Temple B'nai Israel's Interim Rabbi while the Search Committee works on finding a permanent Rabbi.
Rabbi Sommer will be at our Temple most Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, approximately three out of four weekends a month.
He is looking forward to meeting all the congregants.
Yom Hashoah Program
Join us for our Annual Yom Hashoah Program at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 27. Religious School will run from 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. that day so that all the children can attend this event.
Vaughn Center Group Membership
Ready to get fit, or to continue your fitness routine? The Temple's group membership at Vaughan Center is expiring at the end of April. If you want to renew, just stop in at Vaughan's Guest Services with your payment (show this flier).
Not a Vaughan member right now? You are welcome to join our group, just pay a one-time enrollment fee. You are welcome to invite friends, family, neighbors, co-workers, etc. to be part of the group. They do not have to be a Temple member or even reside in Aurora!
Note: Checks are payable to Vaughan Center. Do not bring payment to the Temple.
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. See our Rabbi Search page for a complete job description.
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.
Temple B'nai Israel on Facebook
Follow Temple B'nai Israel on Facebook from our page: facebook.com/TempleBnaiIsarel
Temple B'nai Israel
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.