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3601 W. Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60076 United States
847-675-0951 tbiskokie.org

December 2019

B’nai Mitzvah Seminar

December 15 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
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One event on October 20, 2019 at 8:30 am

One event on November 17, 2019 at 8:30 am

One event on December 15, 2019 at 8:30 am

One event on January 12, 2020 at 8:30 am

One event on February 23, 2020 at 8:30 am

One event on March 15, 2020 at 8:30 am

One event on April 26, 2020 at 8:30 am

One event on May 10, 2020 at 8:30 am

Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60076 United States
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Bar/Bat Mitzvah is a special and memorable event for your whole family in our community. The term Bar/Bat Mitzvah refers to a child’s coming of age in Jewish life.  At age 13 a Jewish child has reached the age at which she/he is considered old enough to take on that set of privileges and responsibilities which we call Mitzvot (commandments or religious obligations).   Bar/Bat Mitzvah is the religious ceremony at which a child and family celebrate transition.  The ceremony includes the child’s…

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Bet Midrash – Sunday Mornings

December 15 @ 9:00 am - 12:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Sunday, repeating until May 18, 2020

Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60076 United States
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School Overview: Temple Beth Israel offers a dynamic, structured program of Jewish learning for children from tots through high school. Our curriculum is dedicated to building community, developing an authentic Jewish identity and inspiring confidence in our students.  Our school is committed to diversity and inclusivity and our students are inspired to learn and have conversations about Jewish tradition in a safe and pluralistic space. Sunday School: Starting with our parent-tot class and continuing through 8th grade, we offer a rich,…

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Coffee Chat – Discussions on readings

December 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60076 United States
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Coffee Chat - Discussion on readings Sunday, December 15, 2019; Sunday, February 2 and Sunday, May 10, 2020 10:00am Back by popular demand, Roundtable discussions are back.  This year grab a cup of coffee at the Nosh and join this salon-style discussion!  Discussion topics and readings will be distributed ahead of time online, as well as be available in the office.   Sunday, December 15 Mystery Torah in a Thrift Store in a Southern Town https://forward.com/news/national/434356/mystery-torah-goodwill-williamsburg-virginia/ Jewish Identity Means Different…

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Social Action Council Meeting

December 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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One event on October 27, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on December 15, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on February 9, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on April 19, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on June 8, 2020 at 12:00 pm

Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60076 United States
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A strong commitment to social justice is a hallmark of Temple life. Members are always involved in the community and new social action initiatives are launched each year. In addition to several funds that support community and tzedakah needs, there are several ongoing projects in which to become involved. Feel free to attend!

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Wiggles and Giggles – Fall Session

December 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, repeating until December 17, 2019

Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60076 United States
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Build connections while making music and movement. Parents and children will explore Jewish music by singing, dancing, playing with shakers, instruments, and scarves. This class promotes social, cognitive and communications skills for your growing tot. Day of week: MONDAYS Time: 10:00 – 11:00 am Location: Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster St., Skokie Fee: $60.00 (1 child), $90 (2 children) Sign up here! 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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“Soup”er Study

December 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60076 United States
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December 16, 2019 Souper Study featuring author Ed Elhaderi Ed Elhaderi -             Nomadic Soul tells the remarkable story of how the author dis­cov­ered mean­ing depth and com­mu­ni­ty in Judaism. He was born in a tiny vil­lage in the Libyan Sahara into a Sun­ni Mus­lim fam­i­ly with­out elec­tric­i­ty or run­ning water and was lucky to sur­vive his poor Bedouin child­hood. TBI welcomes Ed Elhaderi. Ed obtained his B.Sc. from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Tripoli, and received a Ph.D. in Chem­i­cal Engi­neer­ing…

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Adult Learning – Lunch and Learn

December 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60076 United States
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WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON LUNCH AND LEARN Wednesday Lunch time 12:00pm Lunch (optional) $10; 12:45pm Lecture Enjoy lunch and fabulous tidbits of learning during the day. Each month on the third Wednesday, there will be lectures from varied and learned sources ranging from TBI history to the Israel Film Festival to Yiddish and Hebrew Language. Join the discussion each session as these presenters bring these interesting topics straight to you here at Temple Beth Israel. Stay tuned to the TBI Bulletin and…

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Bet Midrash – Hebrew School only

December 18 @ 4:15 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:15 pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 14, 2020

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Skokie, IL 60076 United States
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Sisterhood Book Club

December 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60076 United States
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Sisterhood offers and co-sponsors a full array of programming throughout the year including: luncheons, guest speakers, Sunday Morning Seminars, social action programs, and book club.

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Kabbalat Shabbat Services

December 20 @ 5:30 pm - 7:45 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:30 pm on day First of the month, repeating until June 30, 2021

An event every month that begins at 5:30 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until June 30, 2021

An event every month that begins at 5:30 pm on day Fifth of the month, repeating until June 30, 2021

Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60076 United States
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Likrat Shabbat begins at 5:30 p.m. Prepare to welcome Shabbat with time to socialize with friends and enjoy appetizers. Kabbalat Shabbat follows at 6:05 p.m. with a special worship experience filled with song and joy.   On the first Kabbalat Shabbat of the month, the Congregation celebrates the month's birthdays.  Interested in sponsoring in honor of you or a loved one's birthday?  Click here.

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Torah Study with Rabbi Weinberg

December 21 @ 9:00 am - 10:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, repeating until June 30, 2020

Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60076 United States
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In Rabbi’s study each Shabbat morning, from 9:00 am to 10:15 am, adult learners gather to read and discuss the Tanach (the Hebrew Bible).  It is an open discussion of the Biblical text (in English).  Regular and occasional attendees are all welcome.  No prior knowledge is required.

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Shabbat Morning Services

December 21 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Saturday, repeating until June 30, 2022

Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60076 United States
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Each Saturday we gather at 10:30 am for Shabbat morning worship. Our service includes joyous singing, private reflection, an interactive Torah reading/study, and concludes with Kiddush.

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Shabbat Chanukah Dinner

December 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60076 United States
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Light the candles of Shabbat AND Chanukah together with your TBI congregational family.  Dinner is at 6:00pm, with services starting at 7:30pm.

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Erev Shabbat Services

December 27 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:30 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until June 29, 2022

An event every month that begins at 7:30 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until June 29, 2022

Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60076 United States
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Shabbat evening services, generally including a Torah reading and commentary.  Following services, gather at an Oneg Shabbat to share dessert and conversation.

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Torah Study with Rabbi Weinberg

December 28 @ 9:00 am - 10:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, repeating until June 30, 2020

Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60076 United States
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In Rabbi’s study each Shabbat morning, from 9:00 am to 10:15 am, adult learners gather to read and discuss the Tanach (the Hebrew Bible).  It is an open discussion of the Biblical text (in English).  Regular and occasional attendees are all welcome.  No prior knowledge is required.

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Shabbat Morning Services

December 28 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Saturday, repeating until June 30, 2022

Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60076 United States
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Each Saturday we gather at 10:30 am for Shabbat morning worship. Our service includes joyous singing, private reflection, an interactive Torah reading/study, and concludes with Kiddush.

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January 2020

Kabbalat Shabbat Services

January 3, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:45 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:30 pm on day First of the month, repeating until June 30, 2021

An event every month that begins at 5:30 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until June 30, 2021

An event every month that begins at 5:30 pm on day Fifth of the month, repeating until June 30, 2021

Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60076 United States
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Likrat Shabbat begins at 5:30 p.m. Prepare to welcome Shabbat with time to socialize with friends and enjoy appetizers. Kabbalat Shabbat follows at 6:05 p.m. with a special worship experience filled with song and joy.   On the first Kabbalat Shabbat of the month, the Congregation celebrates the month's birthdays.  Interested in sponsoring in honor of you or a loved one's birthday?  Click here.

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Torah Study with Rabbi Weinberg

January 4, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 10:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, repeating until June 30, 2020

Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60076 United States
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In Rabbi’s study each Shabbat morning, from 9:00 am to 10:15 am, adult learners gather to read and discuss the Tanach (the Hebrew Bible).  It is an open discussion of the Biblical text (in English).  Regular and occasional attendees are all welcome.  No prior knowledge is required.

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Shabbat Morning Services

January 4, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Saturday, repeating until June 30, 2022

Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60076 United States
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Each Saturday we gather at 10:30 am for Shabbat morning worship. Our service includes joyous singing, private reflection, an interactive Torah reading/study, and concludes with Kiddush.

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Bet Midrash – Sunday Mornings

January 5, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Sunday, repeating until May 18, 2020

Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60076 United States
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School Overview: Temple Beth Israel offers a dynamic, structured program of Jewish learning for children from tots through high school. Our curriculum is dedicated to building community, developing an authentic Jewish identity and inspiring confidence in our students.  Our school is committed to diversity and inclusivity and our students are inspired to learn and have conversations about Jewish tradition in a safe and pluralistic space. Sunday School: Starting with our parent-tot class and continuing through 8th grade, we offer a rich,…

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Mahj Drop in

January 5, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on January 5, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on February 2, 2020 at 9:00 am

Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60076 United States
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See which way the winds are blowing by stopping by the Mahj drop-in starting at 9:00AM. Take a crack at starting a game with new friends! Make sure to dot your i's by bringing your 2019 card and a set if possible. Always wanted to learn how to play? Grab a cup of coffee at the Nosh cafe and then -BAM - stop in just to watch the games.

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Temple Beth Israel Keshet LGBTQ committee – A diversity and inclusion training for members

January 5, 2020 @ 9:15 am - 10:45 am
Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60076 United States
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On Sunday, January 5, 2020 from 9:15 - 10:45 am, the Temple Beth Israel Keshet LGBTQ committee will host a diversity and inclusion training for members. Open to the entire congregation, this interactive session will include education of LGBTQIA terms, inclusion within Jewish values and being mindful of unconscious assumptions based on internal biases  Please RSVP by calling the Temple Office or online via ShulCloud.

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Bet Midrash – Hebrew School only

January 8, 2020 @ 4:15 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:15 pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 14, 2020

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Skokie, IL 60076 United States
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Temple Beth Israel Officers’ Meeting

January 8, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until June 11, 2020

One event on December 10, 2019 at 6:30 pm

One event on April 13, 2020 at 6:30 pm

Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60076 United States
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Koleynu Rehearsal

January 9, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until June 12, 2020

Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60076 United States
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Koleynu is a diverse group of individuals who gather together each week to become one in song.  We have members who have sung with our choir for years and we are adding new members all the time.  Koleynu rehearses during the school year on Thursday evenings, from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm.  We accompany Shabbat services several times during the year.  Koleynu sings yearly at Zemer Am: The Chicago Jewish Choral Festival, and produces a concert every other year for Temple…

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Shalom Shabbat – PJ Library Shabbat!

January 10, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60076 United States
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Wear your PJs and enjoy breakfast for dinner for this special PJ Library Shalom Shabbat!  Shalom Shabbat is an event especially geared to the presence of young children (tots through 5th grade). We begin at 6:00 pm with visual t’fillah, a brief PowerPoint service, followed by a catered Shabbat dinner, and dessert. $10 per adult - $8 per child $30 max per household SIGN UP TODAY! This program was created especially for families with children in grades 5 and under,…

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Erev Shabbat Services with Koleynu

January 10, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60076 United States
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Shabbat evening services, generally including a Torah reading and commentary.  Following services, gather at an Oneg Shabbat to share dessert and conversation.

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Torah Study with Rabbi Weinberg

January 11, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 10:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, repeating until June 30, 2020

Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60076 United States
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In Rabbi’s study each Shabbat morning, from 9:00 am to 10:15 am, adult learners gather to read and discuss the Tanach (the Hebrew Bible).  It is an open discussion of the Biblical text (in English).  Regular and occasional attendees are all welcome.  No prior knowledge is required.

Find out more »

Shabbat Morning Services

January 11, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Saturday, repeating until June 30, 2022

Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60076 United States
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Each Saturday we gather at 10:30 am for Shabbat morning worship. Our service includes joyous singing, private reflection, an interactive Torah reading/study, and concludes with Kiddush.

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B’nai Mitzvah Seminar

January 12, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
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One event on October 20, 2019 at 8:30 am

One event on November 17, 2019 at 8:30 am

One event on December 15, 2019 at 8:30 am

One event on January 12, 2020 at 8:30 am

One event on February 23, 2020 at 8:30 am

One event on March 15, 2020 at 8:30 am

One event on April 26, 2020 at 8:30 am

One event on May 10, 2020 at 8:30 am

Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60076 United States
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Bar/Bat Mitzvah is a special and memorable event for your whole family in our community. The term Bar/Bat Mitzvah refers to a child’s coming of age in Jewish life.  At age 13 a Jewish child has reached the age at which she/he is considered old enough to take on that set of privileges and responsibilities which we call Mitzvot (commandments or religious obligations).   Bar/Bat Mitzvah is the religious ceremony at which a child and family celebrate transition.  The ceremony includes the child’s…

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Bet Midrash – Sunday Mornings

January 12, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Sunday, repeating until May 18, 2020

Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60076 United States
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School Overview: Temple Beth Israel offers a dynamic, structured program of Jewish learning for children from tots through high school. Our curriculum is dedicated to building community, developing an authentic Jewish identity and inspiring confidence in our students.  Our school is committed to diversity and inclusivity and our students are inspired to learn and have conversations about Jewish tradition in a safe and pluralistic space. Sunday School: Starting with our parent-tot class and continuing through 8th grade, we offer a rich,…

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Sisterhood Board Meetings

January 12, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Second of the month, repeating until June 15, 2020

One event on March 15, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on April 19, 2020 at 10:00 am

Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60076 United States
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Sisterhood Temple Beth Israel strives to be a welcoming, inclusive, multi-generational group of women dedicated to serving our membership, our Temple, our community, and the Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ). Sisterhood is changing to keep pace with how women have been changing. Sisterhood attracts women of all ages, backgrounds, and lifestyles. Our varied interests are reflected in the diversity of programs we create and in the scope of causes we support. Sisterhood is opening doors for our members and our…

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Adult Learning – Lunch and Learn

January 15, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until May 21, 2020

Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60076 United States
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Enjoy this new program for a taste of learning through your day on the third Wednesday of each month!  More details to follow soon.

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Bet Midrash – Hebrew School only

January 15, 2020 @ 4:15 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:15 pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 14, 2020

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Skokie, IL 60076 United States
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Jewish Life Council Meeting

January 15, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on November 6, 2019 at 7:30 pm

One event on January 15, 2020 at 7:30 pm

One event on March 4, 2020 at 7:30 pm

One event on May 6, 2020 at 7:30 pm

Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60076 United States
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Koleynu Rehearsal

January 16, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until June 12, 2020

Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60076 United States
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Koleynu is a diverse group of individuals who gather together each week to become one in song.  We have members who have sung with our choir for years and we are adding new members all the time.  Koleynu rehearses during the school year on Thursday evenings, from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm.  We accompany Shabbat services several times during the year.  Koleynu sings yearly at Zemer Am: The Chicago Jewish Choral Festival, and produces a concert every other year for Temple…

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Kabbalat Shabbat Services

January 17, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:45 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:30 pm on day First of the month, repeating until June 30, 2021

An event every month that begins at 5:30 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until June 30, 2021

An event every month that begins at 5:30 pm on day Fifth of the month, repeating until June 30, 2021

Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60076 United States
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Likrat Shabbat begins at 5:30 p.m. Prepare to welcome Shabbat with time to socialize with friends and enjoy appetizers. Kabbalat Shabbat follows at 6:05 p.m. with a special worship experience filled with song and joy.   On the first Kabbalat Shabbat of the month, the Congregation celebrates the month's birthdays.  Interested in sponsoring in honor of you or a loved one's birthday?  Click here.

Find out more »

Torah Study with Rabbi Weinberg

January 18, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 10:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, repeating until June 30, 2020

Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60076 United States
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In Rabbi’s study each Shabbat morning, from 9:00 am to 10:15 am, adult learners gather to read and discuss the Tanach (the Hebrew Bible).  It is an open discussion of the Biblical text (in English).  Regular and occasional attendees are all welcome.  No prior knowledge is required.

Find out more »

Shabbat Morning Services – Bar Mitzvah

January 18, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60076 United States
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Each Saturday we gather at 10:30 am for Shabbat morning worship and celebrate with the Bar Mitzvah and his family. Our service includes joyous singing, private reflection, an interactive Torah reading/study, and concludes with Kiddush.

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Bet Midrash – Sunday Mornings

January 19, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Sunday, repeating until May 18, 2020

Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60076 United States
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School Overview: Temple Beth Israel offers a dynamic, structured program of Jewish learning for children from tots through high school. Our curriculum is dedicated to building community, developing an authentic Jewish identity and inspiring confidence in our students.  Our school is committed to diversity and inclusivity and our students are inspired to learn and have conversations about Jewish tradition in a safe and pluralistic space. Sunday School: Starting with our parent-tot class and continuing through 8th grade, we offer a rich,…

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“Soup”er Study

January 20, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60076 United States
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Souper Study featuring author Skokie Village Mayor George Van Dusen Mayor George Van Dusen – “Clear it with Sid!” The Jew­ish son of a Lithuan­ian black­smith, Sid­ney R. Yates rose to the pin­na­cle of Wash­ing­ton pow­er and influ­ence. As chair of a House Appro­pri­a­tions Sub­com­mit­tee, and dean of the Jew­ish Cau­cus, Yates was a pre­em­i­nent nation­al fig­ure involved in issues rang­ing from the envi­ron­ment to Israel, and sup­port for the arts. Speak­er Tip O’Neill relied on the savvy Chicagoan in the trench­es and advised any­one with…

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Bet Midrash – Hebrew School only

January 22, 2020 @ 4:15 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:15 pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 14, 2020

Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60076 United States
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Koleynu Rehearsal

January 23, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until June 12, 2020

Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60076 United States
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Koleynu is a diverse group of individuals who gather together each week to become one in song.  We have members who have sung with our choir for years and we are adding new members all the time.  Koleynu rehearses during the school year on Thursday evenings, from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm.  We accompany Shabbat services several times during the year.  Koleynu sings yearly at Zemer Am: The Chicago Jewish Choral Festival, and produces a concert every other year for Temple…

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Erev Shabbat Services

January 24, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:30 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until June 29, 2022

An event every month that begins at 7:30 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until June 29, 2022

Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60076 United States
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Shabbat evening services, generally including a Torah reading and commentary.  Following services, gather at an Oneg Shabbat to share dessert and conversation.

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Shabbat Morning Services

January 25, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Saturday, repeating until June 30, 2022

Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60076 United States
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Each Saturday we gather at 10:30 am for Shabbat morning worship. Our service includes joyous singing, private reflection, an interactive Torah reading/study, and concludes with Kiddush.

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Bet Midrash – Sunday Mornings

January 26, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Sunday, repeating until May 18, 2020

Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60076 United States
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School Overview: Temple Beth Israel offers a dynamic, structured program of Jewish learning for children from tots through high school. Our curriculum is dedicated to building community, developing an authentic Jewish identity and inspiring confidence in our students.  Our school is committed to diversity and inclusivity and our students are inspired to learn and have conversations about Jewish tradition in a safe and pluralistic space. Sunday School: Starting with our parent-tot class and continuing through 8th grade, we offer a rich,…

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SUNDAY MORNING SEMINAR FEATURING AUTHOR MARY MORRIS

January 26, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60076 United States
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SUNDAY MORNING SEMINAR FEATURING AUTHOR MARY MORRIS 10:00am Presentation Sunday, January 26, 2020 Speakers:  Mary Morris With more and more ease, peo­ple today are dis­cov­er­ing their Jew­ish roots — some find­ing they are the descen­dants of con­ver­sos, Jews who con­vert­ed dur­ing the Inqui­si­tion. Mary Mor­ris touch­es on this phe­nom­e­non in the his­tor­i­cal note at the begin­ning of her nov­el, Gate­way to the Moon. The chap­ters in the book alter­nate between 15th- and 16th-cen­tu­ry Spain and Por­tu­gal dur­ing the har­row­ing time of the Inqui­si­tion, and…

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Wiggles and Giggles – Winter Session

January 27, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, repeating until March 10, 2020

Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60076 United States
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Build connections while making music and movement. Parents and children will explore Jewish music by singing, dancing, playing with shakers, instruments, and scarves. This class promotes social, cognitive and communications skills for your growing tot. Day of week: MONDAYS Time: 10:00 – 11:00 am Location: Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster St., Skokie Fee: $60.00 (1 child), $90 (2 children) SIGN UP HERE! 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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Bet Midrash – Hebrew School only

January 29, 2020 @ 4:15 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:15 pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 14, 2020

Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60076 United States
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Koleynu Rehearsal

January 30, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until June 12, 2020

Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60076 United States
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Koleynu is a diverse group of individuals who gather together each week to become one in song.  We have members who have sung with our choir for years and we are adding new members all the time.  Koleynu rehearses during the school year on Thursday evenings, from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm.  We accompany Shabbat services several times during the year.  Koleynu sings yearly at Zemer Am: The Chicago Jewish Choral Festival, and produces a concert every other year for Temple…

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Shabbat in the “Park” in Mendelsohn Hall

January 31, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60076 United States
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February 2020

Torah Study with Rabbi Weinberg

February 1, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 10:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, repeating until June 30, 2020

Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60076 United States
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In Rabbi’s study each Shabbat morning, from 9:00 am to 10:15 am, adult learners gather to read and discuss the Tanach (the Hebrew Bible).  It is an open discussion of the Biblical text (in English).  Regular and occasional attendees are all welcome.  No prior knowledge is required.

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Shabbat Morning Services

February 1, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Saturday, repeating until June 30, 2022

Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60076 United States
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Each Saturday we gather at 10:30 am for Shabbat morning worship. Our service includes joyous singing, private reflection, an interactive Torah reading/study, and concludes with Kiddush.

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Bet Midrash – Sunday Mornings

February 2, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Sunday, repeating until May 18, 2020

Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60076 United States
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School Overview: Temple Beth Israel offers a dynamic, structured program of Jewish learning for children from tots through high school. Our curriculum is dedicated to building community, developing an authentic Jewish identity and inspiring confidence in our students.  Our school is committed to diversity and inclusivity and our students are inspired to learn and have conversations about Jewish tradition in a safe and pluralistic space. Sunday School: Starting with our parent-tot class and continuing through 8th grade, we offer a rich,…

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Mahj Drop in

February 2, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on January 5, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on February 2, 2020 at 9:00 am

Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60076 United States
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See which way the winds are blowing by stopping by the Mahj drop-in starting at 9:00AM. Take a crack at starting a game with new friends! Make sure to dot your i's by bringing your 2019 card and a set if possible. Always wanted to learn how to play? Grab a cup of coffee at the Nosh cafe and then -BAM - stop in just to watch the games.

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Coffee Chat – Discussions on readings

February 2, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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One event on December 15, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on February 2, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on May 10, 2020 at 10:00 am

Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60076 United States
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Coffee Chat - Discussion on readings Sunday, October 6 and Sunday, December 15, 2019; Sunday, February 2 and Sunday, May 10, 2020 10:00am Back by popular demand, Roundtable discussions are back.  This year grab a cup of coffee at the Nosh and join this salon-style discussion!  Discussion topics and readings will be distributed ahead of time online, as well as be available in the office.  

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Wiggles and Giggles – Winter Session

February 3, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, repeating until March 10, 2020

Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60076 United States
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Build connections while making music and movement. Parents and children will explore Jewish music by singing, dancing, playing with shakers, instruments, and scarves. This class promotes social, cognitive and communications skills for your growing tot. Day of week: MONDAYS Time: 10:00 – 11:00 am Location: Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster St., Skokie Fee: $60.00 (1 child), $90 (2 children) SIGN UP HERE! 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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Bet Midrash – Hebrew School only

February 5, 2020 @ 4:15 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:15 pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 14, 2020

Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60076 United States
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Koleynu Rehearsal

February 6, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until June 12, 2020

Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60076 United States
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Koleynu is a diverse group of individuals who gather together each week to become one in song.  We have members who have sung with our choir for years and we are adding new members all the time.  Koleynu rehearses during the school year on Thursday evenings, from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm.  We accompany Shabbat services several times during the year.  Koleynu sings yearly at Zemer Am: The Chicago Jewish Choral Festival, and produces a concert every other year for Temple…

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Kabbalat Shabbat Services

February 7, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:45 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:30 pm on day First of the month, repeating until June 30, 2021

An event every month that begins at 5:30 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until June 30, 2021

An event every month that begins at 5:30 pm on day Fifth of the month, repeating until June 30, 2021

Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60076 United States
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Likrat Shabbat begins at 5:30 p.m. Prepare to welcome Shabbat with time to socialize with friends and enjoy appetizers. Kabbalat Shabbat follows at 6:05 p.m. with a special worship experience filled with song and joy.   On the first Kabbalat Shabbat of the month, the Congregation celebrates the month's birthdays.  Interested in sponsoring in honor of you or a loved one's birthday?  Click here.

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Torah Study with Rabbi Weinberg

February 8, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 10:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, repeating until June 30, 2020

Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60076 United States
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In Rabbi’s study each Shabbat morning, from 9:00 am to 10:15 am, adult learners gather to read and discuss the Tanach (the Hebrew Bible).  It is an open discussion of the Biblical text (in English).  Regular and occasional attendees are all welcome.  No prior knowledge is required.

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Shabbat Morning Services

February 8, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Saturday, repeating until June 30, 2022

Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60076 United States
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Each Saturday we gather at 10:30 am for Shabbat morning worship. Our service includes joyous singing, private reflection, an interactive Torah reading/study, and concludes with Kiddush.

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Bet Midrash – Sunday Mornings

February 9, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Sunday, repeating until May 18, 2020

Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60076 United States
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School Overview: Temple Beth Israel offers a dynamic, structured program of Jewish learning for children from tots through high school. Our curriculum is dedicated to building community, developing an authentic Jewish identity and inspiring confidence in our students.  Our school is committed to diversity and inclusivity and our students are inspired to learn and have conversations about Jewish tradition in a safe and pluralistic space. Sunday School: Starting with our parent-tot class and continuing through 8th grade, we offer a rich,…

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Sisterhood Board Meetings

February 9, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Second of the month, repeating until June 15, 2020

One event on March 15, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on April 19, 2020 at 10:00 am

Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60076 United States
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Sisterhood Temple Beth Israel strives to be a welcoming, inclusive, multi-generational group of women dedicated to serving our membership, our Temple, our community, and the Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ). Sisterhood is changing to keep pace with how women have been changing. Sisterhood attracts women of all ages, backgrounds, and lifestyles. Our varied interests are reflected in the diversity of programs we create and in the scope of causes we support. Sisterhood is opening doors for our members and our…

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Social Action Council Meeting

February 9, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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One event on October 27, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on December 15, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on February 9, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on April 19, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on June 8, 2020 at 12:00 pm

Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60076 United States
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A strong commitment to social justice is a hallmark of Temple life. Members are always involved in the community and new social action initiatives are launched each year. In addition to several funds that support community and tzedakah needs, there are several ongoing projects in which to become involved. Feel free to attend!

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Wiggles and Giggles – Winter Session

February 10, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, repeating until March 10, 2020

Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60076 United States
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Build connections while making music and movement. Parents and children will explore Jewish music by singing, dancing, playing with shakers, instruments, and scarves. This class promotes social, cognitive and communications skills for your growing tot. Day of week: MONDAYS Time: 10:00 – 11:00 am Location: Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster St., Skokie Fee: $60.00 (1 child), $90 (2 children) SIGN UP HERE! 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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Bet Midrash – Hebrew School only

February 12, 2020 @ 4:15 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:15 pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 14, 2020

Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60076 United States
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Temple Beth Israel Officers’ Meeting

February 12, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until June 11, 2020

One event on December 10, 2019 at 6:30 pm

One event on April 13, 2020 at 6:30 pm

Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60076 United States
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Koleynu Rehearsal

February 13, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until June 12, 2020

Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60076 United States
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Koleynu is a diverse group of individuals who gather together each week to become one in song.  We have members who have sung with our choir for years and we are adding new members all the time.  Koleynu rehearses during the school year on Thursday evenings, from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm.  We accompany Shabbat services several times during the year.  Koleynu sings yearly at Zemer Am: The Chicago Jewish Choral Festival, and produces a concert every other year for Temple…

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Erev Shabbat Services with Koleynu

February 14, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60076 United States
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Shabbat evening services, generally including a Torah reading and commentary.  Following services, gather at an Oneg Shabbat to share dessert and conversation.

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Torah Study with Rabbi Weinberg

February 15, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 10:15 am
Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60076 United States
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In Rabbi’s study each Shabbat morning, from 9:00 am to 10:15 am, adult learners gather to read and discuss the Tanach (the Hebrew Bible).  It is an open discussion of the Biblical text (in English).  Regular and occasional attendees are all welcome.  No prior knowledge is required.

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Shabbat Morning Services – Bar Mitzvah

February 15, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60076 United States
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Each Saturday we gather at 10:30 am for Shabbat morning worship and celebrate with the Bar Mitzvah and his family. Our service includes joyous singing, private reflection, an interactive Torah reading/study, and concludes with Kiddush.

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Wiggles and Giggles – Winter Session

February 17, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, repeating until March 10, 2020

Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60076 United States
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Build connections while making music and movement. Parents and children will explore Jewish music by singing, dancing, playing with shakers, instruments, and scarves. This class promotes social, cognitive and communications skills for your growing tot. Day of week: MONDAYS Time: 10:00 – 11:00 am Location: Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster St., Skokie Fee: $60.00 (1 child), $90 (2 children) SIGN UP HERE! 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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Adult Learning – Lunch and Learn

February 19, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until May 21, 2020

Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60076 United States
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Enjoy this new program for a taste of learning through your day on the third Wednesday of each month!  More details to follow soon.

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Bet Midrash – Hebrew School only

February 19, 2020 @ 4:15 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:15 pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 14, 2020

Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60076 United States
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Koleynu Rehearsal

February 20, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until June 12, 2020

Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60076 United States
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Koleynu is a diverse group of individuals who gather together each week to become one in song.  We have members who have sung with our choir for years and we are adding new members all the time.  Koleynu rehearses during the school year on Thursday evenings, from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm.  We accompany Shabbat services several times during the year.  Koleynu sings yearly at Zemer Am: The Chicago Jewish Choral Festival, and produces a concert every other year for Temple…

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Kabbalat Shabbat Services

February 21, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:45 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:30 pm on day First of the month, repeating until June 30, 2021

An event every month that begins at 5:30 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until June 30, 2021

An event every month that begins at 5:30 pm on day Fifth of the month, repeating until June 30, 2021

Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60076 United States
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Likrat Shabbat begins at 5:30 p.m. Prepare to welcome Shabbat with time to socialize with friends and enjoy appetizers. Kabbalat Shabbat follows at 6:05 p.m. with a special worship experience filled with song and joy.   On the first Kabbalat Shabbat of the month, the Congregation celebrates the month's birthdays.  Interested in sponsoring in honor of you or a loved one's birthday?  Click here.

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Torah Study with Rabbi Weinberg

February 22, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 10:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, repeating until June 30, 2020

Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60076 United States
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In Rabbi’s study each Shabbat morning, from 9:00 am to 10:15 am, adult learners gather to read and discuss the Tanach (the Hebrew Bible).  It is an open discussion of the Biblical text (in English).  Regular and occasional attendees are all welcome.  No prior knowledge is required.

Find out more »

Shabbat Morning Services

February 22, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Saturday, repeating until June 30, 2022

Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60076 United States
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Each Saturday we gather at 10:30 am for Shabbat morning worship. Our service includes joyous singing, private reflection, an interactive Torah reading/study, and concludes with Kiddush.

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B’nai Mitzvah Seminar

February 23, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
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One event on October 20, 2019 at 8:30 am

One event on November 17, 2019 at 8:30 am

One event on December 15, 2019 at 8:30 am

One event on January 12, 2020 at 8:30 am

One event on February 23, 2020 at 8:30 am

One event on March 15, 2020 at 8:30 am

One event on April 26, 2020 at 8:30 am

One event on May 10, 2020 at 8:30 am

Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60076 United States
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Bar/Bat Mitzvah is a special and memorable event for your whole family in our community. The term Bar/Bat Mitzvah refers to a child’s coming of age in Jewish life.  At age 13 a Jewish child has reached the age at which she/he is considered old enough to take on that set of privileges and responsibilities which we call Mitzvot (commandments or religious obligations).   Bar/Bat Mitzvah is the religious ceremony at which a child and family celebrate transition.  The ceremony includes the child’s…

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Bet Midrash – Sunday Mornings

February 23, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Sunday, repeating until May 18, 2020

Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60076 United States
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School Overview: Temple Beth Israel offers a dynamic, structured program of Jewish learning for children from tots through high school. Our curriculum is dedicated to building community, developing an authentic Jewish identity and inspiring confidence in our students.  Our school is committed to diversity and inclusivity and our students are inspired to learn and have conversations about Jewish tradition in a safe and pluralistic space. Sunday School: Starting with our parent-tot class and continuing through 8th grade, we offer a rich,…

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SUNDAY MORNING SEMINAR FEATURING AUTHOR MARGALIT FOX

February 23, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60076 United States
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Co-Sponsored by Brotherhood and Adult Education 9:30am Breakfast and 10:00am Presentation Sunday, February 23, 2020 Speakers:  Margalit Fox Conan Doyle for the Defense: The True Story of a Sensational British Murder, a Quest for Justice, and the World's Most Famous Detective Writer In 1893, the world was shocked to learn of the death of one of its heroes: Detec­tive Sher­lock Holmes had fall­en off of a cliff while bat­tling his arch neme­sis, Pro­fes­sor Mori­ar­ty. Holmes’s cre­ator, Arthur Conan Doyle, had…

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Wiggles and Giggles – Winter Session

February 24, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, repeating until March 10, 2020

Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60076 United States
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Build connections while making music and movement. Parents and children will explore Jewish music by singing, dancing, playing with shakers, instruments, and scarves. This class promotes social, cognitive and communications skills for your growing tot. Day of week: MONDAYS Time: 10:00 – 11:00 am Location: Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster St., Skokie Fee: $60.00 (1 child), $90 (2 children) SIGN UP HERE! 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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Adult Education with Rabbi Weinberg (Spring Series)

February 24, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Monday, repeating until March 31, 2020

Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60076 United States
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Nationalism and Judaism: a burden or an opportunity? Monday Evenings 6:00pm Supper (optional); 6:45pm Lecture In this five-session series we will explore the stories that we Jews tell, from biblical times to the present, about our dual commitments to Jewish particularism and Jewish universalism. Together we will mine the Jewish tradition for orientations and values that we want to be the dominant, guiding lens through which we approach the idea of nationalism – all the while, deeply cognizant of the…

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Sisterhood Torah Study with Rabbi Weinberg

February 26, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until April 2, 2020

Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60076 United States
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Take advantage of this opportunity to study with Rabbi using Liberal Judaism by Eugene B. Borowitz, ©1984 from 10:00 to 11:30 am on select Wednesdays. Below are all the study dates: October 23, 30, 2019 November 6*, 13, 27, 2019 February 26, 2020 March 11, 18, 25, 2020 April 1*, 2020

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Bet Midrash – Hebrew School only

February 26, 2020 @ 4:15 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:15 pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 14, 2020

Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60076 United States
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Sisterhood Book Club

February 26, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60076 United States
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Sisterhood offers and co-sponsors a full array of programming throughout the year including: luncheons, guest speakers, Sunday Morning Seminars, social action programs, and book club.

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Koleynu Rehearsal

February 27, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until June 12, 2020

Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60076 United States
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Koleynu is a diverse group of individuals who gather together each week to become one in song.  We have members who have sung with our choir for years and we are adding new members all the time.  Koleynu rehearses during the school year on Thursday evenings, from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm.  We accompany Shabbat services several times during the year.  Koleynu sings yearly at Zemer Am: The Chicago Jewish Choral Festival, and produces a concert every other year for Temple…

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Erev Shabbat Services observing Rabbis’ Yahrzeits

February 28, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60076 United States
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Shabbat evening services, generally including a Torah reading and commentary.  Following services, gather at an Oneg Shabbat to share dessert and conversation.

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Torah Study with Rabbi Weinberg

February 29, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 10:15 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, repeating until June 30, 2020

Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60076 United States
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In Rabbi’s study each Shabbat morning, from 9:00 am to 10:15 am, adult learners gather to read and discuss the Tanach (the Hebrew Bible).  It is an open discussion of the Biblical text (in English).  Regular and occasional attendees are all welcome.  No prior knowledge is required.

Find out more »

Shabbat Morning Services

February 29, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Saturday, repeating until June 30, 2022

Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60076 United States
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Each Saturday we gather at 10:30 am for Shabbat morning worship. Our service includes joyous singing, private reflection, an interactive Torah reading/study, and concludes with Kiddush.

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March 2020

Blood Drive and Health Fair co-sponsored by Social Action and Brotherhood

March 1, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60076 United States
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Bet Midrash – Sunday Mornings

March 1, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Sunday, repeating until May 18, 2020

Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60076 United States
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School Overview: Temple Beth Israel offers a dynamic, structured program of Jewish learning for children from tots through high school. Our curriculum is dedicated to building community, developing an authentic Jewish identity and inspiring confidence in our students.  Our school is committed to diversity and inclusivity and our students are inspired to learn and have conversations about Jewish tradition in a safe and pluralistic space. Sunday School: Starting with our parent-tot class and continuing through 8th grade, we offer a rich,…

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SUNDAY MORNING SEMINAR FEATURING AUTHOR POLLY ROSENWAIKE

March 1, 2020 @ 9:15 am - 11:30 am
Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60076 United States
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Co-Sponsored by YES Committee and Adult Education 9:15am Breakfast and 10:00am Presentation Sunday, March 1, 2020 Speakers:  Polly Rosenwaike A can­did, ulti­mate­ly buoy­ant, debut sto­ry col­lec­tion about the real­i­ties of the ​“baby years”, whether you’re hav­ing one or not. The women in Pol­ly Rosenwaike’sLook How Hap­py I’m Mak­ing You want to be moth­ers or aren’t sure they want to be moth­ers or – hav­ing recent­ly giv­en birth – are over­whelmed by what they’ve wrought. Pol­ly Rosen­waike has pub­lished sto­ries, essays, and reviews in The O.…

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Wiggles and Giggles – Winter Session

March 2, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60076 United States
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Build connections while making music and movement. Parents and children will explore Jewish music by singing, dancing, playing with shakers, instruments, and scarves. This class promotes social, cognitive and communications skills for your growing tot. Day of week: MONDAYS Time: 10:00 – 11:00 am Location: Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster St., Skokie Fee: $60.00 (1 child), $90 (2 children) SIGN UP HERE! 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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Adult Education with Rabbi Weinberg (Spring Series)

March 2, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60076 United States
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Nationalism and Judaism: a burden or an opportunity? Monday Evenings 6:00pm Supper (optional); 6:45pm Lecture In this five-session series we will explore the stories that we Jews tell, from biblical times to the present, about our dual commitments to Jewish particularism and Jewish universalism. Together we will mine the Jewish tradition for orientations and values that we want to be the dominant, guiding lens through which we approach the idea of nationalism – all the while, deeply cognizant of the…

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Bet Midrash – Hebrew School only

March 4, 2020 @ 4:15 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:15 pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 14, 2020

Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60076 United States
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Jewish Life Council Meeting

March 4, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on November 6, 2019 at 7:30 pm

One event on January 15, 2020 at 7:30 pm

One event on March 4, 2020 at 7:30 pm

One event on May 6, 2020 at 7:30 pm

Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60076 United States
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Koleynu Rehearsal

March 5, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until June 12, 2020

Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60076 United States
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Koleynu is a diverse group of individuals who gather together each week to become one in song.  We have members who have sung with our choir for years and we are adding new members all the time.  Koleynu rehearses during the school year on Thursday evenings, from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm.  We accompany Shabbat services several times during the year.  Koleynu sings yearly at Zemer Am: The Chicago Jewish Choral Festival, and produces a concert every other year for Temple…

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Kabbalat Shabbat Services

March 6, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:45 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:30 pm on day First of the month, repeating until June 30, 2021

An event every month that begins at 5:30 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until June 30, 2021

An event every month that begins at 5:30 pm on day Fifth of the month, repeating until June 30, 2021

Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60076 United States
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Likrat Shabbat begins at 5:30 p.m. Prepare to welcome Shabbat with time to socialize with friends and enjoy appetizers. Kabbalat Shabbat follows at 6:05 p.m. with a special worship experience filled with song and joy.   On the first Kabbalat Shabbat of the month, the Congregation celebrates the month's birthdays.  Interested in sponsoring in honor of you or a loved one's birthday?  Click here.

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