Come in and feel welcome at Congregation Bene Shalom!
Our philosophy of Reform Judaism links our warm, modern, and vibrant synagogue of today with a rich and ancient heritage
Congregation Bene Shalom responds with sensitivity to the needs of the contemporary Jewish family. Our services are filled with music, prayer, and inspiring sermons. We are committed to providing the full richness of Judaism to all people: Jews of all denominations, interfaith families, deaf, and hearing. In addition to Shabbat and holiday services, bi-monthly Kabbalistic Services are very popular, thanks to the wise and loving presentation by Rabbi Douglas Goldhamer.
Here at Congregation Bene Shalom, we continue to closely monitor the situation with the COVID-19 pandemic. Most activities at the Temple have been postponed until further notice. Our rabbis’ appointments can be handled over the phone. If you need to speak with Rabbi Douglas, please email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Rabbi Shari Chen can be reached at email@example.com.
Friday night Shabbat services and Saturday morning Kabbalistic Shabbat services are now being conducted on Zoom.
All High Holiday services this autumn will be conducted on Zoom and will be ticketless and free-of-charge.
Please email CongBeneShalom@gmail.com for information.
Our Refugee Shabbat (originally scheduled for March 20), and our Immigration Summit (originally scheduled for March 22), will be rescheduled.
The synagogue has undergone a deep cleaning.
The health and safety of our community is of the utmost importance. We will continue to follow the lead of our city, state, and federal officials, and will continue to send updates via email, as well as on our website and through social media channels.
These are unprecedented times, and we pray for your health and safety as we navigate through them together.
Congregation Bene Shalom Board of Directors
WE INVITE YOU TO JOIN US IN PRAYER:
SHABBAT SERVICES on ZOOM
Friday, June 5 at 7:30 pm Recording of June 5 Service
Friday, June 12 at 7:30 pm Recording of June 12 Service
Friday, June 19 at 7:30 pm Recording of June 19 Service
Friday, June 26 at 7:30 pm Recording of June 26 Service
Friday, July 10 at 7:30 pm
Friday, July 24 at 7:30 pm
Friday, August 14 at 7:30 pm
Friday, August 28 at 7:30 pm
KABBALISTIC SHABBAT SERVICES on ZOOM
Saturday, August 8 at 10:30 am
Saturday, August 22 at 10:30 am
Everyone is welcome! All services are sign language interpreted!
has been postponed due to COVID-19
Support Congregation Bene Shalom through GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/f/support-congregation-bene-shalom
Support Congregation Bene Shalom through PayPal: click on the orange Donate button at the top.
Congregation Bene Shalom on WTTW Channel 11 Chicago Tonight: https://news.wttw.com/2020/05/18/covid-19-across-chicago-skokie
Congregation Bene Shalom in the Chicago Tribune: https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-life-coronavirus-congregation-bene-shalom-fundraising-20200506-20200506-mdnhshk53jfthppjtqos2m4spm-story.html
Congregation Bene Shalom on NBC5Chicago television news: https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/Jewish-Synagogue-Serving-Deaf-Community-Could-Close-In-Skokie-565587971.html?akmobile=o
Congregation Bene Shalom and Rabbi Doug’s interview on WBBM 780AM radio: https://wbbm780.radio.com/articles/skokie-synagogue-for-the-deaf-hits-hard-times
Please contact the Temple office to purchase tribute cards, for honoring a special person who has passed away, and for celebrating a special occasion.
Rabbi Doug’s latest article for the Chicago Jewish News: https://www.chicagojewishnews.com/category/torah/