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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, October 20, 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 to come and celebrate with the Bar Mitzvah family.  We will also celebrate a special anniversary within the congregation.

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, October 21, 2017 at 10:30AM when we will celebrate with the Bar Mitzvah and his family.


Sunday Morning Seminar Returns

  Meet the Author, Dorit Rabinynan Sunday October 22, 2017 at 10:00AM. Banned from classrooms by Israel’s Ministry of Education, Dorit Rabinyan’s remarkable novel contains multitudes. A bold portrayal of the strains–and delights–of a forbidden relationship. All the Rivers (published in Israel as Borderlife) is a love story and a war story, a New York story and a Middle East story, an unflinching foray into the forces that bind us and divide us. “The land is the same land,” Hilmi reminds Liat. “In the end all the rivers flow into the same sea.” A best-selling novelist, Dorit will be joining us at TBI to share her thoughts and engage in a book discussion. Read more about this riveting story here.

Meet the Author – Maggie Anton

  Fifty Shades Of Talmud: What The First Rabbis Had To Say About You Know What…  This program, co-sponsored by Sisterhood TBI, will be Monday, October 23, 2017 at Temple Beth Israel 7:00PM program. Amusing. Seductive. Stimulating. We’re talking about the Talmud? That’s right. Take fifty actual Talmudic discussions, mix in pithy sayings (appropriate and inappropriate) by luminaries from Mae West and Amy Schumer to George Washington and Gandhi, add a few cartoons, and voila delighted and enlightened readers will come away with a new perspective on what the ancient Jewish sages say about our most intimate relationships. Best-selling novelist, Maggie Anton will be joining us at TBI to share her thoughts and engage in a book discussion.


TBI Welcomes Scholar in Residence – Dr Gary Zola


There is no better way to kick off our Centennial year of celebration than with a weekend of learning. And there is no one better suited to teach us than Rabbi Zola, the “dean” of American Jewish History.  There will be three different opportunities to hear from Dr Zola.

PROFILES IN AMERICAN JEWISH COURAGE – Erev Shabbat Services, 7:30 pm OCT. 27, 2017 at TBI.

FASCINATING DOCUMENTS FROM THE AMERICAN JEWISH ARCHIVES* (Havdalah, Dessert, and Program) – Saturday evening October 28, 2017, 7:30 pm at the Home of Karen Gray-Keeler And Tom Keeler.

GREAT VOICES, CIVIL RIGHTS, AND JEWS IN AMERICA* – Sunday morning October 29, 2017 at TBI 9:15AM Breakfast ($5), 10:00AM Program.

*Please RSVP here for these events. Click here to learn more about this weekend.



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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