November 18, 2017
10:30 AM
Shabbat Chaverim Reform Service

Led by Rabbinic Aide Cindy Michelassi & Marilyn Katz 

November 19, 2017
1:00 PM
Shiluv: Compositions for Cello and Piano

Beth Shalom (Naperville)

Cellist Emily Camras and pianist Cindy Trowbridge will present a recital of works for cello and piano by first-generation Israeli composers.

November 19, 2017
3:00 PM
Thanksgiving Interfaith Service

"No Walls" at St. John's AME Church (2950 Bilter Road, Aurora)

December 06, 2017
7:00 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
December 10, 2017
9:30 AM
Chanukat HaBayit

 Congregational Clean-Up & Rededication Day

December 15, 2017
6:00 PM
Shabbat Evening Service & Congregational Dinner

Reservations are requested to

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
Shabbat Study Group Saturday ~12:30 pm
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.


Monthly Congregational Dinner & Shabbat Evening Egalitarian Service

Our next Shabbat Evening Service & Congregation Dinner will be held on December 15th 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 December 11th and donations are accepted via PayPal or at the Temple.

Please note the following service is scheduled for January 19th at 6pm

Monthly Shabbat Chaverim Reform Service

The next service will be held on November 18th 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 January 13th at 10:30am


Welcome to the 5778 (2017 – 2018)
Temple B’nai Israel
Religious School year!

You can still enroll for this school year, it is never too late! We will offer educations for Preschool thru High School age students. For more information, please access the Education section of our website or reach out to Andrea Kowalski.



Youth Group

Click here for upcoming activities and to sign up.


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Shopping - Scrip Orders due November 13th 

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.