Please join us this weekend featuring Scholars-in-Residence Pastor Chris Harris at the Friday night Shabbat service and author Maggie Anton at Kol Shabbat on Saturday morning. Note, there is no Sunday Adult Education class this week. The program resumes on Sunday, November 2 with the series, "We Shall Bear Witness:" Holocaust Survivor Stories, In Their Own Words. Be sure to buy your tickets through BJBE for the BJBE sponsored showing of Magic Men on Sunday, November 9 at the Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema. Also, save the date for our Artist-in-Residence weekend December 5-6.
Please see sections below for detailed information on these and other programs
Last chance to participate in choosing the Tzedakah recipients! Each year we select one agency per month to be the recipient of our Tzedakah. Click here to cast your ballot by October 24.
We look forward to celebrating the Bar Mitzvah of Bradley Gottlieb at the morning service and the Bar Mitzvah of Jack Sodikoff at the afternoon service this Saturday. Mazel tov to Bradley, Jack and their families.
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CLICK HERE to listen to sermon audio from our High Holy Day season 5775/2014
Our Friday Shabbat services have been remarkable examples of our community's strength and resilience. Many join to express their love for Israel and profound support for their Rabbi. For those unable to attend, click the links below.
Rabbi Karyn Kedar - Sermon on Israel - July 18, 2014
Rabbi Karyn Kedar - Sermon on Israel - July 25, 2014
Guest speaker Jay Tcath, Executive Vice President, Public Affairs for the JUF of Metropolitan Chicago - Situation in Israel - August 1, 2014
Click here for updated photo gallery
Sanctuary update and a visit from our architect... What you can't see is the music! When I walked in the Sanctuary, a song was playing, from everywhere, all at once.
BJBE records many services. View a live stream when available from the Sanctuary &/or the Sacred Hall.
Previous services are in our audio-video library.
BJBE event photos share exciting events and programs. Email Gayle Jan to add photos.
Learning the Symbols of our Sanctuary, video
Dedication Gala Montage
Slideshow of Kids & Walls
Volume 1, Issue 1
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Until October 24, Tzedakah Recipient VotingOctober 24-25, Scholar-in-Residence Weekend featuring Pastor Chris & Maggie AntonDecember 5-7, Artist In Residence