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Welcome to
Congregation Bene Shalom


Our philosophy of Reform Judaism

links our warm, modern, and vibrant synagogue of today, with a rich and

ancient heritage

Upcoming Services
Friday April 12 - No Service


Please join us for a very special and informative update and discussion about Israel tonight at 7:30PM at our temple. Dr. Gary Slutkin will share information about the state of affairs in Israel and moderate the discussion. Dr. Slutkin will provider “insider” news and help us better understand the current situation. We hope you will join us for this timely event. 


Please bring a dessert to share. 


This is an in-person only event and will not be available on Zoom.


April Services

Friday, April 19 at 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, April 23 at 7:30 p.m.

2nd Night Passover Seder


Saturday, April 27 at 10:30 a.m.

Kabbalah Service

Friday, May 3 at 7:30 p.m.

Attending Virtually?
We appreciate your donation in support of our services and future program development. Please click on the Donate button at the top or below. 

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Enjoy this wonderful profile of our Rabbi Charlene Brooks created
by Nicole Herzog, a Northwestern University student!


We enjoyed a wonderful dinner on the 2nd Night of Chanukah before our Musical Chanukah Shabbat Service! Thank you to everyone that joined us! Our service may be watched on our YouTube Channel:


𝐁𝐨𝐫𝐬𝐜𝐡𝐭 𝐁𝐞𝐥𝐭 𝐁𝐮𝐝𝐝𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐖𝐚𝐬 𝐚 𝐇𝐢𝐭!

Thanks to all who attended Chicago Cabaret Week’s performance here at Congregation Bene Shalom! It was a full house! Pictured is performer and friend of CBS Carla Gordon with David Meulemans, who were joined by Kevin Wood, Becky Menzie, and our own Rabbi Charlene!

Photo credit Rachel Clinkman


Live Stream Services

An inspirational place for community worship and study

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