at Cyndy Raymond's
at Pushing the Envelope Farm
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 Ami Adler
On June 7, 2015, the members of Temple B'nai Israel voted overwhelmingly to hire Amitai Adler as our new Rabbi. He is first and foremost, a teacher, and will provide us with immense insight into Judaism. He will be with us on Shabbat, teach in our Religious School, provide pastoral care and help us to grow our congregation.
Rabbi Ami is married to Rabbi Julie Pelc Adler. They have two small children, Michael and baby Maya. Rabbi is a Conservative Rabbi, earning his smichah from the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies at American Jewish University in Los Angeles in 2010. He chose to go into the 'family business'; his mother is Rachel Adler, a Reform Rabbi, and his father is Moshe Adler, a Modern Orthodox Rabbi.
Free School ... Our Religious School is going to be the best! The Religious Education Committee is hard at work planning a great year.
We are continuing our Free School (no dues or tuition, just the workbook fee) for children entering PreK, K and Grade 1 for two years. Children entering Grade 2 would be free, but only for 1 year. If you would like more information, please contact our office at 630-892-2450.
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.
Save the Date: Friday, July 17th—Shabbat Services at the Pushing the Envelope Farm in Geneva.
6:00 p.m.: Visit the farm, pet the animals, 6:30 p.m.: Services, supper following. Bring your own dinner, blankets or chairs, and musical instruments.
Shabbat Under the Stars at Temple B'nai Israel
Friday, August 21 at 6:30 p.m., Bring your family's meal and chairs. Cindy Michelassi will lead services.
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.
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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.