The south and southwest suburbs of Chicago are home to a close-knit, inclusive Jewish community of several thousand, which stretches from the Indiana border to Joliet and is enriched by many interfaith families.

The towns around I-57 and I-80 support three congregations, two Reform and one Conservative, which were founded in the 1940s and early 1950s. Further west, Joliet Jewish Congregation was founded over a century ago and is believed to be the first synagogue organized in the United States to simultaneously serve orthodox, conservative, and reform members in one congregation.

Our community also enjoys the support of very active chapters of NCJW, Hadassah, B'nai Brith, Women of Reform Judaism, and both the AZA and BBG youth organizations.

Our Cooperative Jewish Council is a unique group that adds special strength to our community. Formed in the early 1990s, CJC promotes communication and cooperation among the area synagogues and other local Jewish organizations and with the Jewish Federation of Chicago. Through CJC and other cooperative efforts we share periodic community Shabbat services rotated among the synagogues, as well as other community events and activities through the year, such as joint observances of Yom HaShoah, Yom HaAtzma-ut, special adult education programs, and showings of films of Jewish interest.

Hurricane Relief - More Help is Needed

Temple Beth Shalom in San Juan Puerto Rico experienced considerable flooding in their building during Hurricane Maria. Many congregants are also having difficulties and can use our help. we're sure it would be very much appreciated.
The URJ's Camp Newman was destroyed by the fires in Sonoma County, California. There also are about 5 congregations in the area. As soon as we learn of efforts to help, we will let you know.

Thank you for all your help to-date. These disasters have affected many of our fellow congregations and their members.

The Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago is collecting funds for victims of hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.
Go to Hurricane to see how you can help.

10.22.2017 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Mini-Grant @ BYBS "Learning to Forgive"
10.27.2017 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Shabbat Service
10.28.2017 10:15 am - 12:15 pm
Shabbat Service
10.29.2017 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
IJGS Meeting
11.03.2017 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Nancy Friedman & Youth Choir

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B'nai Yehuda Beth Sholom
1424 W. 183rd Street
Homewood,IL 60430
Phone: 708-799-4110
Fax: 708-799-5340