HEALING PRAYER CIRCLE    Held on the third Sunday of every month at 2:30 PM

If you or someone you love needs healing prayer, then please join us for a meaningful and moving event.  This wonderful experience is led by Rabbi Douglas Goldhamer, a leading authority in Kabbalistic prayer.

MUSICAL SHABBAT    Held on the third Friday of every month at 6:30 PM

A joyous service of music and prayer, led by Rabbi Goldhamer, Rabbi Chen, and Cantorial Soloist Charlene Brooks, with the addition of wonderful musicians.

PAST EVENTS:

PASSOVER SEDER AT CONGREGATION BENE SHALOM, Saturday, April 23, 6 pm

It’s almost spring–it must almost be Passover.  Come join us for our Temple Seder on Saturday, April 23. Dinner will be from Max and Benny’s and it will be a joyous evening.

Attached is the Seder Reservations PDF form:  SEDER RESERVATION FORM                                                 We would appreciate receiving your reservation ASAP.

Simchat Torah Services 2015

Join us Sunday, October 4, 5 pm for a moving, mystical and joyous service!

GALA CELEBRATION!          Sunday, May 3, 2015, 5 PM-

You are cordially invited to our celebration in honor of Rabbi Dr Douglas Goldhamer’s 70th birthday!  It’s hard to believe our beloved head Rabbi of CBS can claim this many years, but it’s true!

We will also be honoring Assistant Rabbi Shari Chen’s 10th anniversary with the synagogue.

This will be a memorable event, a night of dining, cocktails, lively auction, and dancing to The Chicago All Star Orchestra featuring Charlene Brooks,  and lots of fun at Monastero’s Restaurant! Please call the temple office for details, 847-677-3330. Monastero’s Restaurant, 3935 W. Devon, Chicago We encourage you to join your friends in placing an ad or message of love and congratulations in our beautifully designed Ad Book: PDF’S OF: AD BOOK LETTER   AD BOOK FORM    ITEM DONATION FORM

                    PASSOVER SEDER AT CONGREGATION BENE SHALOM, Saturday, April 4, 6 pm

It’s almost spring–it must almost be Passover.  Come join us for our Temple Seder on . Dinner will be from Max and Benny’s and it will be a joyous evening.

 Attached is the Seder Reservations PDF form:  SEDER RESERVATION FORM

We would appreciate receiving your reservation ASAP.

Help Monastero’s Help Us!

DINE AT MONASTERO’S “MENTION CONGREGATION BENE SHALOM”! 

Enjoy lunch or dinner at Monastero’s Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Monastero’s will donate a portion of the monies from your check to Congregation Bene Shalom.  When you make your reservation, tell them that you are “part of the Bene Shalom family,” and/or present this card to your server. Monastero’s Restaurant      3935 W. Devon Avenue, Chicago, 773/588-2515

PAST EVENTS: ART EXHIBIT Sunday, Jan. 11, 3 pm – 6 pm: New exhibit of Rabbi Dr. Doug’s artworks at the Arc Gallery,

2156 N. Damen, Chicago He will also be signing copies of his new book,  “Healing with God’s Love: Kabbalah’s Hidden Secrets.”  Flyer:  ART EXHIBIT

HEALING WITH GOD’S LOVE” Kabbalah’s Hidden Secrets   Rabbi Douglas Goldhamer D.D. and Peggy Bagley JOIN US FOR A BOOK SIGNING EVENT  Monday, December 22, 7:00 to 9:00 pm  Congregation Bene Shalom, 4435 Oakton, Skokie We will light the 7th light of Chanukah and enjoy a light nosh as we celebrate the publication of Healing with God’s Love. Rabbi Douglas and Peggy will be happy to sign and dedicate copies of this unique book with many meditations that explore Kabbalah’s hidden secrets. Healing with God’s Love is $17 Book Singing “Healing With God’ Love” Lisa Pekofsky, Manager at Chanel, make-up artist, who is generously offering her skills to our congregation, has added new dates that she is available to do Make-Overs in the temple. Please call the temple office at 847/677-3330 to schedule your appointment.

“HIGHLY SEASONED!”

A Holiday Musical Event  Saturday December 20, 2014 Charlene Brooks will perform the music of Christmas and Chanukah at the Skokie Theatre.Our CBS Cantorial Soloist is also a consummate performer on stage, and you won’t want to miss this delightful evening.  Skokie Theatre, 7924 Lincoln Ave., Skokie  847-677-7761 TEMPLE THEATRE OUTING: SWEET CHARITY Join us as we enjoy this classic American musical, in a very special production. Wonderful musical numbers include: Big Spender, If My Friends Could See Me NowToo Many Tomorrows, There’s Gotta Be Something Better Than ThisI’m a Brass Band and Baby, Dream Your Dream.  Please call Peggy at our temple office and order your tickets.  847-677-3330  September 13, 2014  7:30 pm  We will be receiving a special group rate, $28 Skokie Theatre 7924 Lincoln Ave., Skokie                                          

August 15, 16,  & 17  OPEN HOUSE WEEKEND: Friday at 6:30 pm, sing along with our Musical Shabbat Service. Saturday at 10:30 am, join us for our very popular Kabbalah Service. Sunday at 2:00 pm, our Book Club meets, as Rabbi Goldhamer leads a lively discussion on the book “Proof of Heaven”.  Come in, bring your friends, we look forward to meeting you.

June 22 Ordination ceremony of The Hebrew Seminary, A Rabbinical School for Deaf & Hearing in our sanctuary.

June 20 Musical Shabbat Service with the CBS Band, 6:30 pm.  Enjoy singing along with the familiar and new music of Shabbat.

Tuesday, June 3 Shavuot and the Giving of the Ten Commandments. We will enjoy a dairy potluck dinner, beginning at 6pm, followed by Shavuot services and a discussion by Rabbi Doug on “The Difference between Prophets and Magicians.”

Tuesday, June 3 According to Rabbi Doug, “On erev Shavuot, when the heavens are reported to open up, we will enjoy a potluck dairy dinner in honor of the holiday. I will also discuss the differences between prophets and magicians. Throughout the Bible, those who stood against the Jews always invited the court magicians to disprove the prophecies of Moses, Joseph, Amos, Miriam and Balak. Often the enemies of the Jews invited their magicians to weigh against the Hebrew prophets. We will discuss prophecy and magicians on this mystical holy night of Shavuot. Please join us.” Rabbi Dr. Douglas Goldhamer

Saturday, June 7 Join us for a performance of “The Passions of Emma Goldman” at the Skokie Theatre. Emma Goldman dedicated her life to the creation of a new social order, tirelessly championing women’s rights and worker’s rights. The one-woman show will begin at 8pm. Cost of tickets is $18 per person.

Sunday, May 25 Rabbi Doug will speak at Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church in Evanston, as part of their Usher’s Day celebration. The service will begin at 3:30pm–preceded by luncheon Sunday May 4 First for the temple elections at 12 noon.

Sunday May 4 Guided trip to the Holocaust Museum in Skokie, as we view the Ruth Gruber Photo journalist Exhibit, and then tour the Museum.

Sunday, May 25 Rabbi Doug will speak at Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church in Evanston, as part of their Usher’s Day celebration. The service will begin at 3:30pm–preceded by luncheon.