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.
Cookie Dough Fundraiser: Deadline Extended!
Religious School fundraiser is running through March 1! As last year, we are accepting donations for our Oneg or Kiddush. New this year, pre-portioned cookie dough. Click here for more information and order form.
Sunday, March 1st. Come in costume, enjoy games, fun and lunch.
The holiday of Purim is actually from sundown Wednesday, March 4th through Thursday, March 5th.
The Megillah will be read on Wednesday at 7p.m. and Thursday at 6:45a.m.
Purim (Hebrew: פּוּרִים, Pûrîm "lots", from the word pur, related to Akkadian pūru) is a Jewish holiday that commemorates the deliverance of the Jewish people in the ancient Persian Empire from destruction in the wake of a plot by Haman, a story recorded in the Biblical Book of Esther (Megillat Esther).
Adult Ed. Documentary: Unlikely Heroes
Join us on Sunday, March 8 at 4:00 p.m. for this documentary on Jewish resistance throughout the Nazi Holocaust. Click here for more information.
Special Friday Night Services
Services on Friday, March 13 will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will be followed by a dinner honoring David and Susan Leader. Contact the Temple office for reservation information.
Family Movie Night: Monsters University
At 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 14 bring your lawn chairs, come in pjs to watch Monsters University with us!
6:30 p.m. Friday, March 20. Note: New time for services, Dinner will follow services. Dinner organized by the families and studenst of grades 1 and 2.
Rabbi Amitai Adler's Weekly Commentary
Each week Rabbi Ami provides commentary on the Torah portion or current events. Click here to read Rabbi's thoughts of the week.
Saturday, April 4—Second Night of Passover Sisterhood off-site Seder. Click here for details.
Next Scrip order is Sunday, March 8. Order Form
Interested in Adult Hebrew classes? Click here.
Click here for upcoming activities and to sign up.
Raising your children Jewish in a predominately Christian environment is hard. It truly takes a village when your kids have few Jewish friends. Temple B'nai Israel can make it easy to enjoy being Jewish. It's a wonderful place for your child's religious education. Click here to learn more.
Welcome to Rabbi Ami Adler
Rabbi Amitai Adler joins us on an interim basis leading our traditional Saturday morning services three weeks each month. Rabbi Ami is a Conservative rabbi. A teacher and writer, he serves as the Director of Jewish Thought for Aitz Hayim Center for Jewish Living in Glencoe. Rabbi Adler lives in Deerfield, Illinois, with his wife, Rabbi Julie Pelc Adler and son.
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Purchase gift cards through Temple B'nai Israel! Use the Scrip order form to purchase gift cards for retail, grocery, travel, entertainment etc. You can now order scrip online by going to shopwithscrip.com; please contact the office for the enrollment code to direct your order to Temple B'nai Israel. You can reload funds onto a card you already have or print your own eGiftCards when you order with PrestoPay. One stop shopping and Temple B'nai Israel receives a portion of the purchase price—a gift that gives twice! Questions about the Scrip program? See the Scrip Faq.