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.
♦FRIDAY NIGHT SHABBAT WORSHIP IS KABBALAT SHABBAT—
Join us on Friday night, March 7, 2014 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 when we will enjoy the participation of our youngest Bet Midrash students, welcome the new grandchild, and celebrate March birthdays.
♦SHABBAT MORNING WORSHIP— SISTERHOOD’S T’FILLOT NASHIM—
Sisterhood Temple Beth Israel invites you to T’Fillot Nashim on Saturday, March 8, 2014. There will be Torah Study with Rabbi Michael Weinberg at 9:00AM followed by Shabbat morning services at 10:30AM led by members of Sisterhood. Our guest speaker will be Doris Schyman from the WRJ Midwest District speakers bureau topic is: “Women of the Wall: Where We Have Been and Where We are Going”. A Kiddush luncheon, hosted by Sisterhood, will be at 12:30PM.
♦DON’T FORGET TO SPRING FORWARD!— Daylight Savings Time begins at 2:00AM this Sunday, March 9, 2014! So mark your calendar now, to move your clocks FORWARD one hour, before you go to bed on Saturday, March 8th!
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♦Middle Eastern Persian Feast—
Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 6:00PM
Sign up to bring one of the dishes to feed 10-12 people. Each individual attendee should make a choice from those listed. (The number in parentheses next to the menu item indicates the number of individuals we need to prepare the menu item.)
$20 per person, adults only; $30 if you are not contributing a dish. To make reservations and sign up to bring a dish go to: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0845A5A82BAB9-middle. Reservations are still being accepted. To sign up please contact: www.tinyurl.com/tbiskokie.
You don't have to cook to come to the Purim Middle East Persian Feast Dinner is $30 per person, adults only. To sign up please contact: www.tinyurl.com/tbiskokie.
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