Annual Food Drive and Ongoing Hunger Relief Efforts:

BYBS members begin the Jewish New Year with an annual food drive. The food collected goes to local food pantries and The Ark’s kosher food pantry. The blue barrel in our entryway lets members drop off donations for distribution to local agencies on a regular basis. BYBS is a Mazon Partner Congregation.

South Suburban PADS (Public Action to Deliver Shelter):

Our members, from b’nei mitzvah students with their parents through our most senior members work together once a month to serve the homeless population in our midst. A choice of volunteer opportunities is available, from purchasing or cooking food, serving meals, setting up and manning the overnight shelter.

Cancer Support Center, Annual Walk of Hope:

BYBS fields a team of walkers for this community-wide event to raise funds and awareness for the Canter Support Center.

Hanukkah Toy Drive:

School families and the larger congregation donate toys for distribution to needy families through our local JUF social services office.

Spaghetti Dinner and Dessert Auction:

School families organize and run this event for the entire congregation. Delicious desserts are auctioned at a premium, with funds donated to a charity chosen by our school.

Blood Drives:

BYBS organizes and hosts blood drives several times throughout the year.


The membership committee is currently looking for new members for both the temple and our committee. If you want to become involved with the temple, come see us. We meet monthly at BYBS. We are planning a new member Shabbat for this spring.
If you are looking for a friendly, active congregation please contact our office 708-799-4110, or, or

Merger News

Click here to visit the BYBS/CAE merger website.BYBS building front medium

12.15.2017 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
and Chanukah Celebration
12.15.2017 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Nancy Friedman, soloist
12.16.2017 10:15 am - 12:15 pm
Shabbat Service
12.22.2017 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Shabbat Service

Latke Sale!

Help support this popular and delicious fundraiser for Beit Ami Chai School of Jewish Learning.latkes 2

Orders taken NOW until November 29.  Orders will be ready for pick up at BYBS or TAS on Wednesday, December 6, from 10am to 5pm and Sunday, December10, at TAS only duirng school hours, 9:3am to noon 
Click here for order form.

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