Let this booklet guide you through the High Holy Days with your children with helpful suggestions for conversation points, activities, crafts and ways to make the days interesting and relevant to kids and teens of all ages.
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Temple B'nai Israel is a growing, dynamic, and independent congregation. Our building has many amenities, including a beautiful, large contemporary sanctuary, a smaller chapel, a social hall, a Kosher kitchen, eight classrooms, including one classroom specially designed for preschool and kindergarten with an attached and enclosed playground, a library, the synagogue office, and the Rabbi's study.
Our synagogue is located in one of the fastest growing areas of west suburban Chicago. Our congregation includes members of all ages, including singles, young families, "empty nesters," and senior citizens and has services designed to meet the specific needs of individuals with Traditional, Conservative, and Reform orientations as well as sensitivity to the desires of interfaith families.
Services are held Friday evenings and Saturday mornings, all holidays, and upon request for a Yahrzeit. Our Shabbat services are both beautiful and family oriented. Twice a month, one Shabbat evening service and one Shabbat morning service, we offer student-led services, conducted by the children in our Hebrew School. Because of the uniqueness of our community, we offer both traditional services as well as conservative egalitarian services on Shabbat mornings. High Holiday services are modern and meaningful. Services include prayers in Hebrew and English. Junior congregation services are held in the small chapel and a baby-sitting service is available during High Holidays.