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

FRIDAY NIGHT SHABBAT WORSHIP—
Join us on Friday night, March 27, 2015 at 8:15PM for Shabbat evening worship in the Lorge Sanctuary when we will celebrate a Bat Mitzvah.

SHABBAT MORNING WORSHIP—
Shabbat morning worship will be held in the Lorge Sanctuary on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 10:30AM when we will celebrate a Bat Mitzvah.


THE FIVE MEGILLOT (SCROLLS) 101
The Five Megillot 101 class will meet Sunday, March 29, 2015 from 9:00AM to 10:00AM.  We will read and discuss the first chapter in the book of Esther
Newcomers are always welcome!  The_Five_Megillot_101.pdf

SUNDAY MORNING SEMINAR – GETTING READY FOR PESACH
On Sunday March 29, 2015 at 10:00AM, step away from the cleaning and shopping.  Join friends and family in a lively discussion about Pesach.  How do I think about my Passover Seder?  How can I make it more engaging for all ages?  Why do we insist on a Greek dessert (afikomen)?  Upcoming_Adult_Education_Events_Flyer_01.2015.pdf 

ONE BOOK, TBI READS
This year we are reading Broken Tablets: Restoring the Ten Commandments and Ourselves edited by Rabbi Rachel S. Mikva.  The next meeting will be Sunday, March 29, 2015, 10:00AM – 11:00AM at the Nosh Café.  All are welcome.  Books are available for purchase in the Temple office.  This week we will discuss Chapter 6.  


VOLUNTEER FOR MAOT CHITIM:  PESACH DELIVERY 
“Maot Chitim" refers to the centuries-old custom of gathering wheat.  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.  The delivery day will be Sunday, March 29, 2015 from 9:00AM – 2:00PM.  If you are interested in volunteering, please RSVP to Scott Eisenberg at scotteisenberg1@gmail.com or (773) 401-4147.  Remember one mitzvah leads to another!  2015_SPRING_Maot_Chitim_Flyer.pdf
 

 

 

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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