Congregation Beth Shalom of Naperville is a strong, vibrant, independent Jewish community and home to over 250 Jewish families in and around DuPage and Kane counties. As an independent congregation, we provide a spiritual home for the broad mix of Jewish individuals and families living in the Western suburbs of Chicago. Our members represent varied traditions and beliefs, and we strive to practice Judaism in a way that is joyful and meaningful to all.
It happens three or four times a year. I will be sitting in my office and I receive a call from a Chaplain at a hospital or a social worker in a nursing home. Upon hearing from the family that they are Jewish, the Chaplain or social worker contacts me on their behalf. “There is […]
Rabbi Mark Greenspan tells a story about Chanukah that he heard on a visit to Cuba two years ago. The Island of Cuba had, at its height, a Jewish population of about 15,000 people, mostly in Havana. As a result of the Cuban revolution, 95% of the Jews left the island. Although Jews were discriminated […]
This coming Sunday morning, our congregation will host our fourth annual “Season of Twinning Event”. Members of our Beth Shalom community will join together with members of the local Muslim community to feed the hungry. We are part of an international effort to both feed the hungry and to build relationships between Jews and Muslims. […]