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 weekly Shabbat and holiday services, bi-monthly Kabbalistic Services are very popular, thanks to the wise and loving presentation by Rabbi Goldhamer.



KABBALISTIC SHABBAT SERVICES each second and fourth Saturday at 10:30 AM


Make a donation to the Hebrew Seminary (minimum of $100) and you will receive a half hour Astrological Reading of your Natal Chart Astrological Portrait.  Discover new knowledge of your personality.  The reading will be done by Professor Linda Clark, a member of the American Federation of Astrology, the Magi Society and the International Society for Astrological Research.  To schedule your appointment, please contact Alison Brown at 847/679-4113 or email


Join us for our popular MUSICAL SHABBAT SERVICES

Please check the calendar

Everyone is welcome!

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:

Coming Up

“LIFE STINKS! …and other things my mother taught me”

A Charlene Brooks Performance

100% of Ticket Sales Will Be Donated to Congregation Bene Shalom

When: June 10, 2018 @3pm

Where: The Illinois Holocaust Museum, Skokie, IL

To Buy Tickets:

General Admission – $50     VIP Seating – $100

Your Ticket Includes Free Admission to the Museum on June 10, 2018 Only (a $15 Value)

You can also buy tickets through the Temple Office via check, cash, or credit card

Call us at (847) 677-3330  for more information