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Aurora, IL

Join Our Jewish Community

Kol ode balevav p'nimah -­‐
Nefesh Yehudi homiyah

Ulfa'atey mizrach kadimah
Ayin l'tzion tzofiyah.



Ode lo avdah tikvatenu
Hatikvah bat shnot alpayim:

L'hiyot am chofshi b'artzenu -­‐
Eretz Tzion v'Yerushalayim.


As long as the Jewish spirit is yearning deep in the heart,With eyes turned toward the East, looking toward Zion,Then our hope -­‐ the two-­‐thousand-­‐year-­‐old hope -­‐ will not be lost:

To be a free people in our land,

The land of Zion and Jerusalem.

We invite you to participate in our many congregational activities! 


Friday May 17 - Thursday May 23, 2024
 10 Iyar - 16 Iyar, 5784

Friday, May 17 at 7:30pm

Service at the Temple
led by Rabbi Edward Friedman

This Shabbat, we will use the Mishkan T'filah; the same Reform prayerbook used for Shabbat Chaverim.

Saturday, May 18

9:00am Preliminary Service
9:30am Shacharit - Morning Service
led by Rabbi Edward Friedman

Saturday, May 18, 2024 ** Special Event **

9:30am Board of Education presents a celebration of the school culminating the year with the students will help leading services.

The Board of Education will sponsor a Kiddush lunch!



Saturday, May 18, 2024

Adult Education Committee Presents

8:00pm Movie: "Golda"

Please contact the office for location

Monday, May 20, 2024

7:00pm: Rabbinic Judaism

hosted by Rabbi Edward Friedman via Zoom

Please contact office for the Zoom link

Wednesday, May 22, 2024

4:00pm: Adult Class, Basic Judaism

taught by Rabbi Edward Friedman in person and Zoom

Please contact the Rabbi to Enroll 


Save the Date

Saturday, May 30, 2024

7:00pm Via Zoom, Adult Education Committee Presents

Dr. Isaac Amon: Director of Academic Research at Jewish Heritage Alliance

"Identity & Memory: The Inquisition, Crypto-Jews, and the Search for Meaning"

Please contact the office for information

Thursday, June 6, 2024

12:00pm-2:00pm Lunch and a Show at the Temple

Bring your lunch. Come be with friends and watch a show

Saturday, June TBD, 2024

10:30am: Shabbat Chaverim

led by Cindy Michelassi

Sunday, Jun 9, 2024

1:00pm Annual Temple Meeting

Please contact the office for location


Sunday, June 23, 2024

Fieldtrip to Skokie - Chicago Jewish Funeral Home and lunch

We ask all first-time visitors to call our office at

630-892-2450 to let us know you are coming.





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Temple B'nai Israel is a small congregation that embraces Jews of every denomination, age and background. With our celebration of diversity, we welcome everyone, including Traditional, Conservative, and Reform Jews. Furthermore, our many Interfaith families also participate fully in our religious services, educational programs, and social activities. Established in 1904, we've been a mainstay for over a century in Aurora and the surrounding area. As always, our goal is to enrich each of our members through continued devotion to prayer, Jewish values, education, and social action.

On behalf of Rabbi Edward Friedman and our entire congregation, we encourage you

to explore our community and to contact us with any questions.


Make your home Temple B'nai Israel.

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