March 30, 2018
6:45 AM
Service for the First Born
March 31, 2018
9:00 AM
Passover Services, Day 1
April 01, 2018
9:00 AM
Passover Services, Day 2
April 06, 2018
9:00 AM
Passover Services, Day 7
April 06, 2018
7:30 PM
Shabbat and Yom Tov Service
April 07, 2018
9:00 AM
Passover Services, Day 8

with Yizkor Service

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.  


Our Recurring Weekly Services and Educational Programs


  Day of the week Time
Shabbat Evening Egalitarian Service Friday 7:30 pm
Traditional Shabbat Morning Service Saturday 9:00 am
Adult Hebrew Class (1st session) Sunday 8:30 am
Religious School Sunday 9:30 am
Adult Hebrew Class (2nd session) Sunday 10:00 am
Introduction to Judaism Thursday 5:00 pm

Schedules are subject to change based on attendance, availability, and conflict with any holidays. Please check with the Temple Office if you plan to attend any of these recurring services/programs.




Religious School 5779 (2018-2019 - Registration

As we wrap up the 5778 a school year, the Board of Education has been busy enthusiastically planning for the upcoming school year. The first day of school will commence tentatively on August 26th, 2018 at 9:30am. We will offer educations for Preschool thru High School age students. Visit our Religous School page for more information.

Please note: Early Bird Registration Discount ends on May 1st, 2018



Monthly Congregational Dinner & Shabbat Evening Egalitarian Service

Our next Shabbat Evening Service & Congregation Dinner will be held on April 20th at 6pm. Bring the family and enjoy service lead by Rabbi Ed Friedman and supported by the students of the Temple B'nai Israel school. Reservations are requested to the Board of Education by March 11th and donations are accepted via PayPal or at the Temple.

Please note the that this is the last service for the 5778 calendar year. 



Monthly Shabbat Chaverim Reform Service

The next service will be held on April 28th, 2018 at 10:30am in the main sanctuary. This service is led by Rabbinic Aide Cindy Michelassi & Marilyn Katz.

Please note the following service is scheduled for May 12h at 10:30am


Holocaust Remembrance Service

Please join us on April 11 at 7:00pm to remember victims of the Holocaust. This is a special Yom HaShoah program with prayers and readings led by Rabbi Edward Friedman.Rabbi Friedman will be joined by other community clergy and leaders. St. John African Methodist Episcopal Cathedral Choir of Aurora will participate. A reception will follow the program.










We would like to invite you to join us on an exciting interfaith trip to Israel February 20 – March 2, 2019. The tour will bring together members and friends of Temple B’nai Israel and New England Congregational Church to share an exciting experience.  This is your opportunity to see both faith traditions through one another’s eyes, inspiring us in the beauty of the land of Israel, historically important to both Christian and Jewish tradition. Click here to find out more information. 



Youth Group

Click here for upcoming activities and to sign up.


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Shopping - Scrip Orders due March 12th 

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; 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.