- We are a community synagogue. As the only synagogue in DeKalb County, Illinois, we have chosen to be eclectic and unaffiliated in order to be inclusive and welcoming. Come visit us. We are an egalitarian blend of Reform, Conservative, Reconstructionist, and non-observant in approach and in ritual. We have some participants who say that they are "just Jewish." Our 55 households include a variety of Jewish back-stories, some liberal in observance, some traditional, and some cultural/secular. Our community has Jews with multi-generational histories, Jews-by-choice, and non-Jews married to Jews. We have Israeli-, European-, former Soviet-, and American-born Jews. We serve DeKalb and Sycamore, Illinois, 65 miles due west of Chicago on I-88.