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 Night is Likrat Shabbat and Kabbalat Shabbat

We gather to welcome Shabbat at Likrat Shabbat on Friday, April 20, 2018 at 5:30PM. Enjoy refreshments, visit with friends and transition from the work week. At 6:15PM we will enjoy Kabbalat Shabbat Services. All are welcome to come and celebrate with the Bar Mitzvah family!  

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, April 21, 2018 at 10:30AM  when we will celebrate with the Bar Mitzvah and his family..

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

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!

TBI Centennial Celebration

Save the Date – Upcoming Events at Temple Beth Israel

Rabbi Weinberg’s Monday Night Lecture and Supper Series

Through the consideration of major historic moments, this iEngage Project series taught by Rabbi Weinberg grapples with the different ideas and values that shape the meaning of modern Israel, Zionism, and Jewish identity today. The course explores the pivotal events of 1947 and 1967 – following the 1917 Balfour Declaration – as key moments when Zionism unleashed new thinking about the meaning of Jewishness for generations to come. The course engages students in an open and pluralistic discussion about issues of Jewish identity, peoplehood, ethics, and theology, as they relate to nationhood, land, sovereignty, Jerusalem, occupation, and moral red lines.

Session 1 (03/05/18): 1917 – The Balfour Declaration: The Idea of a Homeland
for the Jewish People
Session 2 (03/12/18): 1947 – The United Nations Partition Plan: The Jews in the World
Session 3 (03/19/18): 1967 – The Six Day War: Power, Land and God
Session 4 (03/26/18): Judea and Samaria: Occupation or Liberation
Session 5 (04/02/18): One State, Two States: Moral Red Lines
Session 6 (04/16/18): Jerusalem of God, Prayer and Peoplehood
Session 7 (04/23/18): Jerusalem of Responsibility, Loss, and Hope
Session 8 (04/30/18): The Jubilee Year and Beyond: Milestones and their Meanings.

Monday evenings 6:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Supper: 6:00 pm ($10/session); Class begins: 6:45 pm (No cost)

Come for supper and stay for class!  Can’t make supper?  No problem!  If you missed the first class, come when you are able.  Join at any time!   RSVP Requested for supper.

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.

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