with Dinner following (Reservations required)
Temple B'nai Israel is a small, independent, family-oriented, congregation, serving Jews in the far western suburbs of Chicago for over 100 years. Located near I-88 on the west side of Aurora, the membership comes to us from the counties of DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Will, and DeKalb. We are a "Hamish" synagogue: welcoming and nurturing to everyone, including those in interfaith marriages. Read more about us here.
Welcome to Rabbi Edward Friedman!
On Friday, September 2 we celebrated our first weekend with our new Rabbi, Edward Friedman. We hope this will be the beginning of many wonderful Shabbats to come! Learn more about Rabbi Friedman here.
Reinstating an Old Tradition
Join us for a Selichot Service to usher in the Days of Awe on Saturday, September 24 at 8:00 p.m. We will begin the evening with entertainment by Danny & Darryl Seidenberg, followed by Selichot Services.
High Holidays 5777
This year services will be led by Rabbi Edward Friedman and Cantor Michael Horwitz.
Erev Rosh Hashanah Sunday, October 2 at 6:00 p.m. Followed by dinner. Paid RSVP required.
Rosh Hashanah Monday, October 3 and Tuesday, October 4 at 9:00 a.m.
Kol Nidre Tuesday, October 11 at 5:45 p.m.
Yom Kippur Wednesday, October 12 at 9:00 a.m. Evening services followed by Break-the-Fast
Interested in learning this wonderful and holy language? Fall classes begin October 2. More information
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Join us for our next Family Shabbat service (followed by a Shabbat Dinner) on Friday, October 14 at 6:30.
Our next Shabbat Chaverim (led by Cindy Michelassi) will be Saturday, October 22 at 10:30 a.m.
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