June 01, 2016
7:00 PM
Annual Congregational Meeting
June 03, 2016
7:30 PM
Shabbat Service
June 04, 2016
9:00 AM
Traditional Shabbos Services
June 05, 2016
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Greater Chicago Jewish Festival
June 10, 2016
7:30 PM
Shabbat Service
June 10, 2016
Scrip Order Deadline: Early Deadline Due to Shavuot
June 11, 2016
9:00 AM
Traditional Shabbos Services
June 12, 2016
9:00 AM
Shavuout Services
June 13, 2016
9:00 AM
Shavuout Services with Yizkor

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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.  



Annual Congregational Meeting: Wednesday, June 1 at 7:00 p.m.


Member attendance is requested. We will share the financial state of your temple and other reports. There will also be an election of officers and directors.

Officers for 2016-2018 term recommended by the Nominating Committee:
President................... Judy Jacobson
1st Vice President...... Jeremy Ginsberg
2nd Vice President..... Marilyn Katz
3rd Vice President...... Rhonda May
Recording Secretary.. Mike Young (Oswego)
Financial Secretary.... Mark Melnicoff
Treasurer .................. Steve Cohen

At Large Directors for 2016-2019 term recommended by Nominating Committee:
Director.......... David Berg
Director.......... David Fellman
Director.......... Open



Shabbat Under the Stars: Friday, June 10 at 6:00 p.m.


A special Friday night service at Pushing the Envelope Farm in Geneva with a Dairy/Pareve potluck following the service. Join with Prairie Jewish Coalition for the second annual Friday night at the farm. Normal Friday Evening Services will still take place at Temple B'nai Israel at 7:30 p.m.



Shavuot 5776


Shavuot Services will be Sunday, June 12 at 9:00 a.m. and Monday, June 13 at 9:00 a.m. (with Yizkor). Please join us.



A History of the Aurora Jewish Community: Extended Until July 2!


At the Aurora Historical Society continues until July 2 at the David L. Pierce Art and History Center, 20 East Downer Place. Exhibit is open Wednesday-Saturday noon-4:00 p.m.  More information



Shabbat Chaverim


Our next Shabbat Chaverim (led by Cindy Michelassi) will be Saturday, June 18 at 10:30 a.m. 




Meet Rabbi Ami Adler


Rabbi Adler is first and foremost, a teacher, and will provide us with immense insight into Judaism. Learn more about Rabbi Adler here.




Adult Hebrew


Our Spring 2016 term of Adult Hebrew has come to an end. Interested in future classes? Click here.



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.



Scrip Order


Next Scrip order is Friday, June 10 (This is an early deadline due to Shavuot falling on the usual Sunday deadline). Order Form



Youth Group


Click here for upcoming activities and to sign up.



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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.