Temple Beth Israel
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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.

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Upcoming Events

Friday Evening, May 18, 2018, is Likrat Shabbat and Kabbalat Shabbat

We gather to welcome Shabbat at Likrat Shabbat on Friday, May 18, 2018 at 5:30PM. Enjoy refreshments, visit with friends and transition from the work week. At 6:05PM we will enjoy Kabbalat Shabbat Services.

Shabbat Morning, May 19, 2018, 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, May 19, 2018, Worship

Shabbat morning worship will be held in the Lorge Sanctuary on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 10:30AM  when we will celebrate with Rabbi Weinberg’s Adult Education Class and their families.

Shavuot Morning, May 20, 2018, Festival Observance

Shavuot morning festival observance will begin in Mendelsohn hall with a festive brunch at 9:00AM.  The Shavuot Experience will be held in the Lorge Sanctuary on Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 10:00AM  when we will celebrate Shavuot with this year’s confirmands, the graduating machoniks, and all members of the congregation.

Sundays at TBI – A Place to Gather, Learn, and Enjoy Time Together!

Sunday, May 20, 2018 – Shavuot

  • There is NO official Bet Midrash on May 20, 2018.  (Students should attend Shavuot Festival Observance, including brunch, with their parents.)
  • Torah 101 will meet NOT on May 20, 2018.
  • Adult Hebrew will NOT meet on May 20, 2018.

Save the Date – Upcoming Events at Temple Beth Israel

Summers at TBI – Shabbat in the Park

On the 4th Friday of June, July, and August Temple Beth Israel members, friends, and guests gather in a local park for Kabbalat Shabbat worship and Shabbat picnic dinner with a potluck dessert.  The next Shabbat in the Park:  “You CAN come home again” Alumni Shabbat is planned for 6:00PM on Friday, June 22nd, 2018, complete with S’mores Trough!

Scribble, Drip and Play: Sensory Art for Toddlers – NEXT SESSION!

Enjoy a fun morning as your child explores child-safe art materials in a playful and creative environment…outside of your home! Scribble, Drip and Play is designed as a tactile, hands-on class where mess and fun is encouraged. The class time includes snack and time to socialize.

Dates: 4/10/18 – 5/29/18
Day of week: TUESDAYS
Time: 9:30 – 11 am
Location: Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster St., Skokie
Fee: $60.00 (1 child), $90 (2 children)

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This program is made possible by a grant from jBaby Chicago, a program of the Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago.

Centennial Celebrations with TBI in the News!

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.  Read the news and enjoy Word from the Heart from our fellow congregants.

Words of the Heart

As a community of meaning, our paths intertwine on so many levels.  Part of the Centennial Celebration has been inviting members to the bima on Shabbat services.  Read the Words From the Heart of our membership, describing their Jewish journey and how their paths intertwine with the TBI family.

In the News (Chicago Jewish News)  TEMPLE BETH ISRAEL Celebrating 100!

Pioneer Press – A Community Of Meaning:  Temple Beth Israel In Skokie Celebrates 100 Years!


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