UPCOMING EVENTS -NOT TO BE MISSED!
RELAX AND MEET PEOPLE AT OUR NOSH CAFE-- Nearly every Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. On Sunday drive past Panera, Dunkin Donuts and Starbucks. Visit the Nosh Cafe for delicious Latte Drinks, Hot Chocolate, Muffins, and a few new menu items. Sit back, visit, relax and enjoy. The Nosh Cafe is waiting for you! There are no long lines, the services is fast and friendly and the ambience is great!
OTHER PROGRAMS & BUILDING COMMUNITY AT TBI-- Through programming at Temple we connect with each other and with the rest of the Jewish world. Our calendar is filled with opportunities for celebration and socialization. Our social events including monthly outings to theatre and family friendly events, concerts and play productions by members, dinners, auctions and holiday activities provide a context for members to get to know each other better. Our Catering Committee and Mitzvah Corps help our members celebrate life's joys and cope with life's challenges. All of these activities blend with our study and social justice commitments as part of our comprehensive approach to programming.
SOCIAL ACTION AT TBI-- Social action projects and a commitment to social justice is a hallmark of Temple life. Members are always involved in the community and new projects or efforts sponsored by the congregation are constantly developed. In addition to several funds to support community and tzedukah needs, there are several ongoing projects in which to become involved:
HUNGER PROJECT-- The gift of food is the gift of life. This year Temple members are putting extra effort into projects and programs to combat hunger in our world, our country and our community. WINGS (Women in Need Growing Stronger)-- We cooperate with the Village of Skokie to support this residence for homeless women and children in our community.
BLOOD DRIVE-– Twice each year our members line up to give the “gift of life.” We plan these drives on Sunday mornings; the TBI Brotherhood provides refreshments.
SOUP KITCHEN-– For more than a decade, Temple members have given their time, friendship, and financial support to the soup kitchen operated by the Second Baptist Church of Evanston. Every Tuesday volunteers serve lunch to area homeless, while others donate food and cash to support the program throughout the year.
KONOTOP JEWISH COMMUNITY-– Since 1998, Temple has maintained a special connection with the Jews of Konotop, Ukraine. Our relationship began with monthly Sunday morning conference calls that continue today. Through these conversations we formed a friendship which led to a visit by five Temple members to Konotop in February, 2000. This extraordinary trip cemented our relationship and our commitment to help our Konotop “congregation”. Since then, our contact has persisted and broadened. A delegation from Konotop spent time with us in April, 2001, and delegations of Temple members traveled to Konotop in the summers of 2001 and 2003 to assist at a Jewish community summer camp program. We plan many new efforts to help our friends in Konotop continue to grow as Reform Jews. Our Konotop Community is a member of the World Union for Progressive Judaism.
CHEVRA & OTHER CHAVUROT
CHEVRA-- A group of active senior temple members created Chevra to serve the social, educational and cultural needs their contemporaries in the congregation. Well-attended monthly meetings often involve luncheon, speakers, and outings to places of interest. Programs include book discussions, community news, arm chair travelers, and a variety of topics on Jewish subjects. For more information on Chevra contact the Temple office.
CHAVURAH-- A chavurah is a group of 10 to 20 Temple members who form around common interests to meet monthly in each other’s homes, attend plays and other events and join in Temple activities. These groups form to make friends and build a more personal sense of community and belonging within the larger TBI community. Several chavurot are now in the process of forming. Information on how to join or start one of these groups is available through the temple office.
KOLEYNU - TBI'S VOLUNTEER CHOIR
If you are looking for the opportunity to become involved in a vibrant choir, then Koleynu is for you. Each Thursday night we rehearse from 7:00 to 8:30 PM and you do not need to read music. But if you love music and enjoy being with others who do; then Koleynu is for you.