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.
This program welcomes families with children including tots through 5th grade. Join us as we welcome Shabbat on Friday, February 10, 2017 at 6:00PM for special family friendly services and festive Shabbat dinner to follow. $10 per adult; $5 per child; $25 maximum per household. Shalom Shabbat will be great fun. Let’s all celebrate Shabbat together! Sign up by clicking on the following link: www.tinyurl.com/tbiskokie
♦FRIDAY NIGHT SHABBAT WORSHIP—
We gather for Erev Shabbat evening worship including Torah reading on Friday February 10, 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, February 11, 2017 at 10:30AM when we will celebrate the Bar Mitzvah of Efram Stewart son of Mikala and Adam Stewart.
♦BOOK OF ISAIAH 101—
On Sunday, February 12, 2017, 9:00AM – 10:00AM, our Sunday morning study group will examine the Book of Isaiah. No previous Torah class required; newcomers are always welcome. Each week this adult education class will read, discuss and try to unravel the meaning and message of a portion of the Book of Isaiah. Education_at_a_Glance_Feb-Mar.pdf
♦MEET THE NEW MACHZOR (HIGH HOLY DAY PRAYERBOOK)!—
An opportunity to “meet” the new Machzor (High Holy Day Prayerbook), titled Mishkan Hanefesh, and become acquainted with its contours and content. We purchased 30 copies that were used by the Jewish Life Council and the Board of Trustees in an extensive review process (and by attendees at our Congregational Retreat in December) and will now be used in small group review sessions. Rabbi Weinberg will lead two familiarization sessions in February:
- Sunday February 12, 2017 at 10:00AM
- Tuesday February 21, 2017 at 7:00PM
Please contact the Temple office (847-675-0951) to let us know of your interest and to register for one of these sessions (as we will only conduct the session if we have prior registration for it). You may also learn more about Mishkan Hanefesh at ccarpress.org.