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

THIS FRIDAY’S SHABBAT WORSHIP IS KABBALAT SHABBAT—
Join us this Friday, April 18, 2014 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.  This evening we will be honoring member families who are celebrating their twenty-fifth and thirtieth year as valued members of TBI.  We welcome all prospective members to come and experience a special worship experience with song and joy!

MISHPACHA MINYAN
A special Shabbat morning worship experience for families with young readers, specifically for grades 1st - 5th, will be held on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 9:00AM.  Each child will receive his or her own Siddur (Mishpacha Minyan prayer book) to decorate.  The service will include prayers, learn-and-discuss worship, Torah portion and a light Kiddush.  Please RSVP to Michelle Agrest at mra345@aol.com if you plan on attending.

SHABBAT MORNING WORSHIP—
Shabbat morning worship will be held in the Lorge Sanctuary on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 10:30AM.

PASSOVER, NOT JUST FOR SEDER AT HOME
After the Seder, keep the spirit of Pesach by participating in the following:

Erev 7th Day Pesach, Celebration and Discussion Sunday, April 20, 2014, 7:30 p.m. As we celebrate Crossing the Sea, we will ask the Big Question: Are We Free?  Join us for worship, discussion, celebration and then for some delicious unleavened dessert hosted by Sisterhood TBI.

* 7th Day Pesach services:  Monday, April 21, 2014 at 10:30AM including Yizkor and a light luncheon.

 

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AN ENCHANTED EVENING–
Please check your inbox (the email sender may read “paperlesspost.com”) or mailbox for your invitation to join us for our annual spring event on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 7:00PM. It will be An Enchanted Evening in the Mendelsohn Hall Garden at TBI. We’ll be dining on an assortment of delicious small plates and dancing the night away while enjoying each other’s company. You’ll have a chance to bid on a wide variety of silent auction items throughout the evening. Tickets are $60.00 per person, all inclusive. Please RSVP by April 25, 2014. (www.tinyurl.com/TBIEnchantedgarden)  For more information please contact Ione Novak at ionenovak@yahoo.com or 847-676-1474.

 

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