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.
There is a well-known story about the Israeli diplomat who was giving a news conference. A reporter shouts to him, “Mr. Ambassador-in a word, how are things”. “In a word?” he responds, “Good!” Another reporter says to him, “Can you give us a bit more? — How about two words?” “In two words”, he says, […]
This evening, in honor of Veterans Day which we observed last Wednesday, I am going to tell you a little known and long forgotten story of courage. The courage that I am going to tell you about was not ONLY about courage on the battlefield. It is also about the courage to overcome bigotry and […]
The Syrian Civil war has been called “the worst humanitarian disaster of our time.” It has been estimated that there are 7.6 million Syrians that have left their homes for other parts of Syria, and 4 million Syrians who have fled to other countries — two million to Turkey, a quarter million to Iraq, a […]