A vibrant and welcoming presence in Skokie, the North Shore, and beyond, the community of Temple Beth Israel opens our doors and our hearts to a diverse population of Reform Jews and their families. Together we learn and pray, share friendships, celebrate life’s joys, support each other through difficult times, and work to make the world a better place.
תכתבו טובה לשנה L’SHANAH TOVAH TIKATEYVU
5778 ~ 2017-2018
WHEN ARE THE HIGH HOLIDAYS THIS YEAR?
The holidays are coming soon to TBI and Jews around the world. Below is a link to the full holiday schedule at Evanston Township High School Auditorium at 1600 Dodge Avenue in Evanston (unless otherwise noted).
(In order that we may provide sufficient disabled parking spaces for our congregants at Evanston Township High School, please call or email the Temple office at 847-675-0951 with your request.)
Click here for the complete High Holy Days Schedule.
Second Day Rosh Hashanah Services
Services will begin at 10:00AM on Friday, September 22, 2017 at Temple Beth Israel. Following the service, there will be a Tashlich observance.
Friday Night is Shabbat Shuvah (Sabbath of Repentance)
We gather for Erev Shabbat evening worship including Torah reading on Friday, September 22, 2017 at 7:30PM in the Lorge Sanctuary. A light Oneg will follow sponsored by the family of the Bar Mitzvah.
Shabbat Morning Torah Study
Join with Rabbi Weinberg and TBI members as we meet over the text of Torah and together explore its meaning, Saturday morning 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, September 23, 2017 at 10:30AM when we will celebrate with the Bar Mitzvah and his family. We will also be celebrating a baby naming.
BET MIDRASH (Sunday School and Hebrew School) It is not too late to register!
Bet Midrash, the TBI School programs, began Wednesday, September 6, 2017 for Hebrew School students (grades 3-7). Religious School began Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 9:00AM. Teachers and Staff weclomed our new and returning students. It is not too late to register! Email Anne Richtman-Kaplan to register your child today!
Sept 24th Roundtable Discussion
This month’s articles and podcasts can be found here.
100 Shofars to Celebrate 100 Years
In celebration of the TBI centennial, we are planning to conclude our Neilah service (the concluding service for Yom Kippur) with the sound of 100 Shofars on the bima. Imagine the sound of 100 Shofars in the final Tekkiah Gedolah! What an exciting and fitting way to conclude our High Holy Day celebrations, welcome the new year and kick-off our Centennial Festivities. Interested in being part of the 100 Shofars on the bima? Call the Temple office at 847-675-0951 to secure your place. Worried about being rusty? Need a refresher course? Join Abby Sloan on Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 11:00AM for a Shofar Blowing Clinic to practice.
TEMPLE BETH ISRAEL TURNS 100 YEARS OLD!
A Centennial birthday is a big deal and certainly should be celebrated. The leadership of Temple Beth Israel has been working on engaging programs and amazing ideas that honor our past and look towards our future, complete with a birthday party on January 31, 2018. For more details about the year’s upcoming special events, please see a Centennial Torah at TBI (available at High Holiday services) for a full calendar.
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