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

CHAG PURIM, CHAG PURIM, CHAG GADOL LA YEHUDIM! COME HEAR THE MEGILLAH
Come one come all on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 7:00PM for dinner and to hear the story of Esther!  Wear a costume and bring your friends for fun for the whole family!  Click here to register for the dinner.

FRIDAY NIGHT SHABBAT WORSHIP IS KABBALAT SHABBAT
Join us this Friday, March 6, 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 and make it a fun worship experience!  We also want to welcome all prospective Temple members to come and experience a joyous worship experience

SHABBAT MORNING WORSHIP—
Shabbat morning worship will be held in the Lorge Sanctuary on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 10:30AM.


PURIM SHPIEL IS HERE!
TBI PURIM PLAYERS TO WIN LOTTERY
On Saturday, March 7, 2015 the TBI Purim Players reunite for the 14th time for Dinner and the Purim Shpiel, unless they win the Lottery that night, in which case they recommend dinner and Megillah Mad Libs because they will be long gone.  There is limited space because each cast member has their own dressing room and no tickets are sold at the door.  
 
So now is the time to call in your reservation to the Ticket Hot Line at (847-675-0951).  All convenience fees are waived if you mention “I know Rabbi Weinberg” to the operator. 
Become a Purim Shpiel Angel for $100 (4 tickets with dinner) or as a Purim Shpiel Golem for $50 (2 tickets with dinner) or just come for dinner and the play: $20 for adults and $15 for children.  2015_Purim_Shpiel_Flyer
 
IT’S PURIM TIME AT TBI!—
There will be so much fun on Sunday, March 8, 2015 for Purim!  There will be an animal show in the Lorge Sanctuary at 9:00AM.  The Mini Megillah reading for students in Grade 2 and under in Lorge Sanctuary will begin at 9:40AM.  Children must be accompanied by parents. ** The Mini Carnival opens for students and families in Grade 2 and under in Mendelsohn Hall at 10:00AM. The Purim Carnival for Grade 3 and up and all TBI members will begin at 10:30AM. Lunch begins at 11:00AM. Cost $5 per person (hot dogs, chips, drink and dessert).  Tickets for lunch and carnival games will be sold at door.  Don’t forget to dress up!
 
** Please bring boxes of macaroni & cheese to be used as greggers.  Following Purim food will be donated to a food pantry.  Purim Carnival & Lunch co-sponsored by TBI and Brotherhood.  

 

IT’S TIME TO SUPPORT REFORM JUDAISM!
VOTE FOR ARZA IN THE AMERICAN ZIONIST ELECTIONS
Go online to:  https://www.reformjews4israel.org/vote/ to vote for ARZA:  Representing Reform Judaism in the World Zionist Congress Elections.  Stand up and be counted as a Reform Jew in the largest arena of the world Jewish community.  Click here to see how you can make a difference.

 

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