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.
We gather for Erev Shabbat evening worship including Torah reading and music from Koleynu on Friday March 24, 2017 at 7:30PM in the Lorge Sanctuary. We look forward to joining together in festive celebration of Shabbat.
♦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, March 25, 2017 at 10:30AM when we will celebrate the Bat Mitzvah of Hannah Suboni-Kaufman, daughter of Michael and Michelle Suboni-Kaufman.
♦NOT YOUR GRANDMA'S BINGO!—
Sisterhood Temple Beth Israel presents a new twist on an all-time favorite with “Not Your Grandma’s Bingo,” Saturday March 25, 2017 at 7:00PM. Cost is $25 per adult, which includes two cards per game, appetizers, wine, desserts and prizes! Open to everyone. Register by March 22, 2017 at www.tinyurl.com/tbiskokie. We accept walk-ins. For more information contact Joanne Merritt at firstname.lastname@example.org or Pam Lavine at email@example.com. Sisterhood_Bingo_03.25.2017.pdf
♦VOLUNTEER FOR MAOT CHITIM: PESACH PACKING & DELIVERY—
“Maot Chitim" refers to the centuries-old custom of collecting coins for wheat to ensure that even the poor will be able to buy Matzah for Pesach. Maot Chitim also refers to an organization that packs food for needy Jewish individuals and families so they can fully celebrate Passover. Help us succeed in this important Mitzvah by donating your time. TBI will be packing boxes of food on Sunday, March 26, 2017 from 9:30AM – 10:30AM or 11:30AM - 12:30PM at the warehouse at 7100 N. McCormick Blvd, Lincolnwood IL. If you are interested in volunteering for packing boxes, please RSVP David Henry 773-405-3928 or to the Temple office. Participants must be age 12 in order to help in the warehouse.
The delivery day will be Sunday, April 2, 2017. If we have enough volunteer drivers/deliverers, then Maot Chittim will deliver all our boxes here to TBI and then our members can pick up their boxes here instead of having to wait in line at the warehouse. We must know about volunteer drivers no later Monday, March 27th. Please call David Henry 773-405-3928 to volunteer. Maot_Chitim_Passover_Delivery_04.02.2017.pdf