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.


Invite friends, family and neighbors, including prospective members, for Shabbat at the Park Friday, July 22, 2016.  Bring a Shabbat Dinner for your family and a dessert to share at Lovelace Park in Evanston at 6:30PM at Gross Point Rd. and Isabella.  The shelter will keep us dry if the weather is not perfect.  There will not be a service at TBI on that Friday night.  Don't miss this unique worship and Shabbat dinner experience that will include musical guest, Sam Siner, who, along with Music Director, Marla Aviva Bentley, will lead us in an uplifting and joyous Shabbat service.  
Please remember that this is a perfect way to introduce prospective members to the TBI community.  Bring along a friend or neighbor, they will thank you for it as the sun sets at the park!  Don't forget to bring school supplies.  See below for more information.  Shabbat_at_the_Park_Flyer_2016_at_Lovelace_Park.pdf. Here is a map of the park area and where the shelter is located: http://www.cityofevanston.org/assets/Lovelace%20Park.pdf
Shabbat morning worship will be held in the Lorge Sanctuary on Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 10:30AM.  Our Torah reader this morning will be Gary Zimmerman.    


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