March 24, 2018
10:30 AM
Shabbat Chaverim Reform Service

Led by Rabbinic Aide Cindy Michelassi & Marilyn Katz 

March 28, 2018
7:00 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
March 31, 2018
7:30 PM
Congregational Passover Seder

Service at 7:30p
Seder at 8:00p

April 11, 2018
7:00 PM
Holocaust Remembrance 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.




Passover 5778 / 2018 - Community Seder

We will be hosting our Annual 2nd Night Community Seder on Saturday, March 31st. Please make reservations via PayPal or our Office no later than March 17th. Online payment information can be found by click here

Sale of Chometz Form



Monthly Congregational Dinner & Shabbat Evening Egalitarian Service

Our next Shabbat Evening Service & Congregation Dinner will be held on March 16h 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 that we will also be celebrating Scout Shabbat! The National Jewish Committee on Scouting (NJCOS) urges all Jewish Scouting youth to show pride in their faith by coming to services in Class A uniform. 

Please note the following service is scheduled for April 20th at 6pm



Monthly Shabbat Chaverim Reform Service

The next service will be held on March 24th, 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 April 28th 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.