Aurora, IL

Experience Our Vibrant Jewish Community

Welcome to Temple B'nai Israel!

We invite you to worship with our congregation in person. Please join us inside our sanctuary.


All congregants must wear face masks and observe social distancing guidelines. Please be aware that some attendees may not be fully vaccinated at this time. So we ask that you follow these rules for everyone's safety while interacting with our congregation. You must bring your own kippot, talleisim, and masks. Hand sanitizer will be available in the foyer.


Until further notice, we won't offer an oneg on Friday night or a kiddush on Saturday morning.


Also, to keep our community protected, we'll continually evaluate protocols and inform you of any changes. If you have any questions about our reopening, please feel free to call our office at (630) 892-2450.


Egalitarian Traditional Shabbat Services 

We invite you to join Temple B'nai Israel for a new Shabbat morning tradition.


Every Saturday at 9:30am, we now offer an egalitarian traditional service, which Rabbi Friedman leads each week. This means Jews of all genders are welcome to attend and actively worship with our community.


Our synagogue always embraces diversity. So we invite full participation in this new egalitarian service.

Please commemorate the Sabbath with us at our inclusive service

and be part of our close-knit congregation. We'd be delighted to 

include you in our observances.

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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.