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.
Summer Family Fest: Sunday, August 17
FREE FOR PROSPECTIVE MEMBERS. Food, fun for all ages, games, etc. Snow Cones, Cotton Candy, Cook-out. Respond by August 8th. See the Flyer for more information and reservation form.
Collecting School Supplies for Todd Early Childhood Center
on the day of TBI Family Fest. Click here to learn more.
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.
We Need Your Input
Your Board of Directors is seeking your input as to what would be best for our congregation as we move forward.
We are scheduling two focus groups to give each of you an opportunity to express your opinion on several topics such as level of Kashruth, services, and our future Rabbi.
Focus Group times:
1) Sunday, July 27 at 10:30 a.m.
2) Tuesday, August 12 at 7:00 p.m.
You are welcome to attend one or both groups. We just ask you to participate.
If you have any questions, please contact us.
-Judy & Esther
Interfaith Food Pantry
Click here to learn more.
Adult Hebrew Classes
Adult Hebrew Classes—available to both members and non-members—are offered Sunday mornings throughout the school year. This year's classes will begin in the Fall. See the Adult Hebrew page or contact Gary Raymond for more information.
Temple B'nai Israel on Facebook
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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.