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.
♦FRIDAY NIGHT SHABBAT WORSHIP—
Join us on Friday night, August 22, 2014 at 8:15PM for Shabbat evening worship in the Lorge Sanctuary.
♦SHABBAT MORNING WORSHIP—
Shabbat morning worship will be held in the Lorge Sanctuary on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 10:30AM when we will celebrate a Bat Mitzvah.
♦HELP OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN ISRAEL IN THEIR TIME OF NEED—
As we follow the news in Israel, many have asked how they do something to help. The Reform movement has joined a national campaign with the Jewish Federation and other movements to raise emergency funds to help Israelis during this crisis. Click on the following link for more information on how you can help. http://www.juf.org/israelemergency/
♦TBI SOLIDARITY TRIP TO ISRAEL IN THE VERY NEAR FUTURE!—
Would you be interested in joining?
We are organizing a 4-5 day solidarity trip to Israel (tentative dates Aug. 24-28, 2014). Costs are not yet determined but the trip is likely to be in the neighborhood of $1500 (Land only - not including airfare). The trip would be coordinated by ARZA – The Association of Reform Zionists of America. If you think that you might be interested in joining this important trip, please contact Rabbi Weinberg (email@example.com or 847-675-0951) before Shabbat.
NON MEMBER HIGH HOLY DAYS INFORMATION
Temple Beth Israel gladly welcomes non-members to worship with us. During the High Holy Days observances tickets are required for the following services held at Evanston Township High School, 1600 Dodge, Evanston, IL:
· Erev Rosh Hashanah;
· Rosh Hashanah morning;
· Kol Nidre;
· Yom Kippur morning.
No tickets are required for:
· Selichot (at Temple Beth Israel);
· 9:00AM Young Families Services on Rosh Hashanah morning (at Evanston Township High School);
· 9:00AM Young Families Services on Yom Kippur morning (at Evanston Township High School);
· 2nd Day Rosh Hashanah (at Temple Beth Israel);
· Yom Kippur afternoon (at Evanston Township High School).
We would love to have you to join our Congregation. As a small incentive, the cost of High Holy Days tickets can be credited to your first year’s dues should you choose to join our Congregation between Rosh Hashanah and Hanukkah.
For additional information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 847-675-0951.
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