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 Ami Adler
Rabbi Ami Adler joins us on an interim basis. Rabbi Adler lead our traditional Saturday morning services most weeks.
On Saturday, July 26 at 6:00 p.m. we'll have a brief Havdalah Service followed by Bunco game night. Join us for our family-focused social event to play Bunco (13 and older for $5 per person). We will also have activities for the younger children or anyone that does not want to play. RSVP to Allison Wadle or Sandi Kramer through the Temple office. Havdalah & Bunco flyer
We Need Your Input
Your Board of Directors is seeking your input as to what would be best for our congregation as we move forward.
We are scheduling two focus groups to give each of you an opportunity to express your opinion on several topics such as level of Kashruth, services, and our future Rabbi.
Focus Group times:
1) Sunday, July 27 at 10:30 a.m.
2) Tuesday, August 12 at 7:00 p.m.
You are welcome to attend one or both groups. We just ask you to participate.
If you have any questions, please contact us.
-Judy & Esther
Summer Family Fest
Join us on Sunday, August 17 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for our annual Summer Family Fest (formerly Temple Picnic). Save the date! More details to come.
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.
Interfaith Food Pantry
Members from Temple B'nai Israel volunteer at the Aurora Interfaith Food Pantry on the first Monday of each month between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. We could use your help. Volunteers must be High School Freshmen and older. Volunteers will be sorting and stocking shelves. The Aurora Food Pantry is located on Jericho Road between Rt. 31 and Terry Avenue. If you have any questions please contact Marilyn Katz, TBI representative of the Aurora Interfaith Organization.
Mah Jongg Sundays
Mah Jongg will resume on Sunday, August 24 at 10:00 a.m. Thank you for playing with us this year. If you would like to play over the summer, please contact Marilyn Katz.
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
Follow Temple B'nai Israel on Facebook from our page: facebook.com/TempleBnaiIsarel
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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.