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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

Erev Shabbat Services 

We gather for Erev Shabbat evening worship including Torah reading on Friday, November 24, 2017 at 7:30PM in the Lorge Sanctuary.   Also 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.

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, November 25, 2017 at 10:30AM when we will celebrate a Baby Naming.

Skokie Community 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.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

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!

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

No Bet Midrash on November 26, 2017.  


Next Week at Temple Beth Israel

HERZL HOLIDAY PROJECT – We are proud to again partner with the Herzl School in North Lawndale to provide holiday gifts for their students.  This K-8 school is in the heart of the old Jewish neighborhood and continues to maintain a connection to their history learning about Theodore Herzl and about the Jewish community that once thrived in this area.  The school is 100% African American with many students from severely economically disadvantaged homes. We are hoping to provide a gift for every child in the school.  Most of the requests are quite modest.  We hope you can stop by the TBI school and sign up to help one child (or more!).  All gifts need to be returned to Temple Beth Israel near the School Office (2nd Floor) by December 10, 2017 for on time delivery.  We appreciate your support. Can’t shop? Make a donation to the project by calling the office.  We will take care of the rest. Thank you for your generosity.


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.


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