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 IS KABBALAT SHABBAT—
Join us this Friday, September 5, 2014 at 5:30PM for Likrat Shabbat.  It is a social time with refreshments to visit with friends and transition from the work week, followed at 6:15PM by our Kabbalat Shabbat service. We want to welcome all prospective members to come and experience this joyous worship experience and celebrate September birthdays!

SHABBAT MORNING WORSHIP—
Shabbat morning worship will be held in the Lorge Sanctuary on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 10:30AM.




NON MEMBER HIGH HOLY DAYS INFORMATION
Temple Beth Israel gladly welcomes non-members to worship with us.  During the High Holy Days observances tickets are required for the following services held at Evanston Township High School, 1600 Dodge, Evanston, IL:

·        
Erev Rosh Hashanah;
·         Rosh Hashanah morning;
·         Kol Nidre;
·         Yom Kippur morning. 

No tickets are required for:

·         Selichot (at Temple Beth Israel);
·         9:00AM Young Families Services on Rosh Hashanah morning (at Evanston Township High School);
·         9:00AM Young Families Services on Yom Kippur morning (at Evanston Township High School);
·         2nd Day Rosh Hashanah (at Temple Beth Israel);
·         Yom Kippur afternoon (at Evanston Township High School).

We would love to have you to join our Congregation.  As a small incentive, the cost of High Holy Days tickets can be credited to your first year’s dues should you choose to join our Congregation between Rosh Hashanah and Hanukkah.

For additional information please contact
tbiinfo@yahoo.com or 847-675-0951. 

 

SCHEDULE OF HIGH HOLY DAY SERVICES
at Evanston Township High School Auditorium
1600 Dodge Avenue, Evanston (unless otherwise noted)

(In order that we may provide sufficient disabled parking spaces for our congregants at Evanston Township High School, please call or email the Temple office with your request.)

Selichot
– Preparation for Repentence
*Saturday evening, September 20, 2014 at 11:00PM
Preceded by Study Session at 9:15PM
*at Temple Beth Israel, 3601 Dempster Street, Skokie

ROSH HASHANAH
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 8:15PM
Thursday, September 25, 2014

            9:00AM Young Family Service
        10:00AM Family and Adult Morning Services
Friday, September 26, 2014 at 10:00AM at TBI

SHABBAT SHUVAH – SABBATH OF REPENTANCE

Friday, September 26, 2014 Kabbalat Shabbat service at 6:15PM
Saturday, September 27, 2014, Morning service at 10:30AM at TBI

YOM KIPPUR

Friday, October 3, 2014 at 8:15PM Kol Nidre
Saturday, October 4, 2014

  9:00AM Young Family Service
             10:00AM Family and Adult Morning Services
               1:00PM  Study Session
               2:00PM  Musical Interlude
               2:30PM Afternoon Service followed by Yizkor Service and Ne’ilah (Concluding) Service

FESTIVAL SERVICES AT TBI:


SUKKOT

Wednesday, October 8, 2014:  Dinner and Evening Service at 5:30PM Pizza_in_the_Hut_10-08-2014
Thursday, October 9, 2014:  Morning Service at 10:30AM; Kiddush lunch to Follow

SIMCHAT TORAH
Wednesday, October 15, 2014:  Evening Service at 7:30PM
Thursday, October 16, 2014:  Morning Service at 10:30AM, including Yizkor; Kiddush lunch to follow.



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