Temple Beth Israel is a Reform Jewish congregation where members may freely explore and express their Judaism in an atmosphere of openness and tolerance. Our friendly, diverse and multi-generational community is:

Bet Midrash (A Community of Study) - Education is at the center of our congregational life, offering vibrant and thought provoking Jewish learning for adults, children and families.

Bet T'fillah (A House of Prayer) - Weekday, Shabbat and Holy Day services engage our members of all ages and provide worship experiences to meet the diverse needs of our community.

Bet K'nesset (A Place of Gathering) - We are a community of friends, coming together to celebrate life's joys, cope with life's challenges and work to improve the world.

At Temple Beth Israel the vitality of our present and the promise of our future grow from the roots of our history and tradition. We believe that Jewish life finds its best expression when lived within a community, and so we support each other and strive to create personal connections within our membership, with Israel and with the greater household of the Jewish people.

Highlights

FRIDAY NIGHT SHABBAT WORSHIP IS KABBALAT SHABBAT—
Join us Friday, September 4, 2015 at 5:30PM for Likrat Shabbat.  It is a social time with refreshments to visit with friends and transition from the work week.  At 6:15PM we will enjoy Kabbalat Shabbat, a joyous worship experience.  We want to welcome all prospective members to come and experience a joyous worship experience and celebrate September birthdays!  We will also be celebrating the Aufruf of Aaron Cohn and Sarah Newberger.  Aaron is the son of Susan and Jim Cohn.
 
SHABBAT MORNING TORAH STUDY—
Join with Rabbi Weinberg and TBI members as we meet over the text of Torah and together explore its meaning, 9:00AM – 10:15AM in Rabbi’s Study. Newcomers welcome!

SHABBAT MORNING WORSHIP—
Shabbat morning worship will be held in the Lorge Sanctuary on Saturday, September 5, 2015 at 10:30AM when we will celebrate the Bar Mitzvah of Zeke Cordeiro, son of Anna and Norbert Cordeiro.        
 
THE GATEWAY TO THE HIGH HOLIDAYS; SELICHOT—
“At midnight I rise to praise you.” (Psalm 119:62).  Selichot (forgiveness) is worship consisting primarily of poetry and meditation with prayers that begin to focus us on the task of seeking forgiveness.  Selichot will be observed on Saturday, September 5, 2015 at TBI beginning with a study session at 9:15PM, followed by a dessert reception at 10:30PM and worship with readings and meditation at 11:00PM


L’SHANAH TOVAH TIKATEYVU
5776 HIGH HOLY DAYS SCHEDULE
  
WHEN ARE THE HIGH HOLIDAYS THIS YEAR ANYWAY?—
The holidays are coming soon to TBI and Jews around the world.  Below is the full holiday schedule at Evanston Township High School Auditorium at 1600 Dodge Avenue in Evanston (unless otherwise noted).  We suggest you print it out and paste it on your refrigerator door for your family, friends, neighbors and delivery people.   
(In order that we may provide sufficient disabled parking spaces for our congregants at Evanston Township High School, please call or email the Temple office at 847-675-0951 with your request.)
 
ROSH HASHANAH
Sunday, September 13, 2015 at 8:15PM
Monday, September 14, 2015
        9:00AM Young Family Services (appropriate for children age 5 and under) (No tickets required)
        10:00AM Family* (geared for children who are able to read)(tickets are required for adults) and Adult Morning Services
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 10:00AM at TBI (No tickets required)
 
SHABBAT SHUVAH – SABBATH OF REPENTENCE
Friday, September 18, 2015 Kabbalat service at 6:15PM at TBI
Saturday, September 19, 2015, Morning service at 10:30AM at TBI
 
YOM KIPPUR
Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at 8:15PM Kol Nidre Service
Wednesday, September 23, 2015:
  9:00AM Young Family Services (appropriate for children age 5 and under) (No tickets required)
10:00AM  Family* (geared for children who are able to read) and Adult Morning Services
  1:00PM  Study Session
  2:00PM  Musical Interlude
  2:30PM  Afternoon Service followed by Yizkor Service and Ne’ilah (Concluding) Service
 
*At the conclusion of the Family Services, parents of children 4th grade and up are invited to join the Congregational Service in the auditorium.  There will be age appropriate programming for children in Pre-K-3rd grade led by TBI staff.  These activities will continue through the conclusion of the Congregational service.
 
FESTIVAL SERVICES AT TBI:
 
SUKKOT

Sunday, September 27, 2015:  Pizza in the Hut/Erev Sukkot Dinner and Services at 5:30PM 

Monday, September 28, 2015:  Morning Service at 10:30AM; Kiddush lunch to Follow
 
SH’MINI ATZERET/SIMCHAT TORAH
Sunday, October 4, 2015: Supper & Service & Consecration at 5:30PM
Monday, October 5, 2015:  Morning Service at 10:30AM, including Yizkor; Kiddush lunch to follow.  Pizza_in_the_Hut_&_Simchat_Torah_9.27.15.pdf

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