Temple Beth Israel is a Reform Jewish congregation where members may freely explore and express their Judaism in an atmosphere of openness and tolerance. Our friendly, diverse and multi-generational community is:
Bet Midrash (A Community of Study) - Education is at the center of our congregational life, offering vibrant and thought provoking Jewish learning for adults, children and families.
Bet T'fillah (A House of Prayer) - Weekday, Shabbat and Holy Day services engage our members of all ages and provide worship experiences to meet the diverse needs of our community.
Bet K'nesset (A Place of Gathering) - We are a community of friends, coming together to celebrate life's joys, cope with life's challenges and work to improve the world.
At Temple Beth Israel the vitality of our present and the promise of our future grow from the roots of our history and tradition. We believe that Jewish life finds its best expression when lived within a community, and so we support each other and strive to create personal connections within our membership, with Israel and with the greater household of the Jewish people.
Join us Friday, October 21, 2016 at 5:30PM for Likrat Shabbat. It is a social time with refreshments to visit with friends and transition from the work week. At 6:15PM we will enjoy Kabbalat Shabbat, a joyous worship experience. We welcome all prospective members to come and experience a special worship experience with song and joy!
♦SHABBAT MORNING TORAH STUDY—
Join with Rabbi Weinberg and TBI members as we meet over the text of Torah and together explore its meaning, 9:00AM – 10:15AM in Rabbi’s Study. Newcomers welcome!
♦SHABBAT MORNING WORSHIP—
Shabbat morning worship will be held in the Lorge Sanctuary on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 10:30AM at TBI.
♦BOOK OF ISAIAH 101—
On Sunday, October 23, 2016, 9:00AM – 10:00AM, our Sunday morning study group will examine the Book of Isaiah. No previous Torah class required; newcomers are always welcome. We will studying chapters 10, 11 & 12. Engraved on the Isaiah Wall, opposite the United Nations building in New York City: “Nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they know war anymore.” (2:4) Isaiah was the most thoughtful, as well as the most ardent patriot, among the Prophets, always defending Israel and imploring forgiveness for its sins. We will explore the contradictions between mercy and justice on the page and in our own lives. Each week this adult education class will read, discuss and try to unravel the meaning and message of a portion of the Book of Isaiah. Education_at_a_Glance_OCT_2016.pdf
♦CROP HUNGER WALK —
Sunday, October 23, 2016 - registration at 1:00PM, walk starting at 2:00PM from First Congregational Church 1445 Hinman Ave., Evanston. Questions? Contact the Temple office for more information.
FESTIVAL SERVICES AT TBI:
SH’MINI ATZERET/SIMCHAT TORAH
Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 5:30PM: Erev Simchat Torah Supper, Service & Consecration
Monday, October 24, 2016 at 10:30AM: Morning Service, including Yizkor; Kiddush lunch to follow.