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, JULY 3, 2015 THE TBI OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED—
On Friday, July 3, 2015 the Temple office will be closed in observance of Independence Day!  Happy 4th of July everyone!  Have a safe and wonderful holiday celebration!

FRIDAY NIGHT SHABBAT WORSHIP IS KABBALAT SHABBAT
Join us Friday, July 3, 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, a joyous worship experience and you will still have time to enjoy the fireworks!  We want to welcome all prospective members to come and experience a joyous worship experience and celebrate July birthdays!

SHABBAT MORNING WORSHIP—
Shabbat morning worship will be held in the Lorge Sanctuary on Saturday, July 4, 2015 at 10:30AM.



PARDON OUR DUST!!
THE TBI LOBBY IS BEING REMODELED!—
We are updating our lobby, the gateway to everything great at TBI.  The lobby was designed and built in 1989 and we use it in many ways from greeting our members and guests, to hosting the Sisterhood gift shop, to staging mitzvah projects and fund raising projects.  Over the next 5 weeks we will change the floor, replace the doors to the Morris Kiddush Room and install cherry wood work matching the walls in Mendelsohn Hall.  The Gift Shop will get an entire new display and the lobby and stairway lighting will be updated.  We look forward to enjoying our updated lobby.

SISTERHOOD TBI GIFT SHOP

Just because there is no physical gift shop at the moment doesn’t mean you can’t make purchases.  If you are in need of Judaica items or need to place a special order, please contact Linn Ullenbrauck at linneupooh@att.net or 224-723-8005.  Linn will do her very best to assist you!




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