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.
Friday Night is Likrat Shabbat and Kabbalat Shabbat
We gather to welcome Shabbat at Likrat Shabbat on Friday, November 17, 2017 at 5:30PM. Enjoy refreshments, visit with friends and transition from the work week. At 6:15PM we will enjoy Kabbalat Shabbat. All are welcome as we welcome the K-2nd graders to the bima.
Shabbat Morning Worship
Shabbat morning worship will be held in the Lorge Sanctuary on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 10:30AM.
Sundays at TBI – A Place to Gather, Learn, and Enjoy Time Together!
Torah 101 – Cancelled on Sunday, November 19, 2017
SUNDAY MORNING SEMINAR – Temple Beth Israel will welcome Arthur Feldman, second generation antiques dealer and owner of Arthur Feldman Gallery. Join us on Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 10:00AM. If you enjoy shows where folks bring their junk and learn that it is either junk, or an unsung treasure, you will love our version, called AMOL IZ GVEN/ONCE UPON A TIME – incorporating a presentation on the values and pitfalls of collecting as well as the opportunity to bring in one item for evaluation. You are invited to bring a treasure from your attic and learn something new about it. The presenter is well-versed in Judaica and Jewish History. Everyone is limited to one item so choose wisely! Open to the public.
THE ANNUAL ARTISAN FAIRE IS COMING – You don’t want to miss the annual Artisan Faire shopping extravaganza, Sunday, November 19, 2017 from 9:00AM – 2:00PM. One-of-a-kind and unique handcrafted wares will be available for purchase. Come start your Chanukah shopping and help support Sisterhood TBI. Enjoy a Superdawg box lunch while shopping at the Artisan Faire! Superdawg will be available from 11:30AM to 12:30PM (or until we are sold out). Lunches include the famous Superdawg, fries, a beverage and dessert for $6. Please RSVP online or call the Temple office so we know how much to order.
Next Week at Temple Beth Israel
INTERFAITH THANKSGIVING SERVICE – This year’s Interfaith Thanksgiving Service will be Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 7:30PM, at St. Peter’s United Church of Christ at 8013 Laramie Ave, Skokie, IL. The speaker this year will be Kareem Irfan, chair of the Interfaith Committee of the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago and the past president of the Council of Religious Leaders of Metropolitan Chicago. Contributions of canned goods will be given to the Niles Township Food Pantry and cash contributions will support the work of the Village of Skokie Assist-a-family program.
RABBI TO REPORT ON RECENT CONFERENCE IN MOROCCO – On Friday evening November 24, 2017 Rabbi Weinberg will speak about his recent participation in the American Peace Caravan – a conference of Rabbis, Imams, and Christian Evangelical Pastors – that took place in Rabat, Morocco; and about the multi-faith initiative “My Neighbor’s Keeper” that is an outgrowth of this project. Rabbi is excited to share with you a very positive and encouraging story of multi-faith tolerance and collaboration. See the blog for more details.
There will be no Bet Midrash on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 and Sunday, November 26, 2017. Classes resume on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 (Hebrew School).
The Temple Office will close at 3:00PM on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 and remain closed until 9:00AM Monday, November 27, 2017. Wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving!
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 for a full calendar.