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.
I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving with family and friends. Middy and I spent the holiday in Connecticut with our son Mario and his wife and two children. Our son Ariel joined us there. On Sunday all of us guys went on a hike in a game reservation. We hiked about a mile to […]
Does it not seem like a long time since the Chicago Cubs won the World Series? Last Friday night we were all gathered right here in our sanctuary celebrating the historic victory. What has happened to that spirit of joy and solidarity that we all experienced? What happened? The election of Donald Trump to the […]
Hank Greenberg was arguably the greatest Jewish baseball player of all time. Born, Hyman Greenberg, in 1911, he played first base for the Detroit Tigers in the 1930’s and 1940’s. Known also as “Hammerin’ Hank Greenberg and “Hankus Pankus”, Greenberg is a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. In 1934, Greenberg, his team in […]