Bar/Bat Mitzvah

CBS has a program for children preparing for their Bar/Bat Mitzvahs. Preparation begins about a year prior to the student's bar or bat Mitzvah. Each student is assigned a tutor who he or she will meet with individually once a week. In addition, students are provided a robust set of learning materials including CDs containing their torah and haftara portions and all of the prayers that they must learn as they prepare to lead the service.

Aside from learning prayers, students are (read more)

Early Learning Center

Congregation Beth Shalom offers the only DCFS-licensed Jewish preschool in Naperville. Our preschool offers programs for two- to five-year-olds that are developmentally appropriate and of the highest quality for young children and their families.

We view our children as active participants in their education. Parents, teachers, and the synagogue work together to create a supportive community.

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Religious School

Welcome to CBS Religious School! We believe the future of our people lies with its youth. Our educational programs are designed to teach our students about their Judaism and to help them feel proud. We emphasize Jewish values, the Jewish people, warmth towards traditional observance, and understanding of contemporary religious thought and culture. Judaism is taught through textbooks, but also through experiences such as art work, music, and field (read more)

Adult education

At CBS we seek to enrich Jewish life through adult education. We aim to provide learning opportunities of Jewish interest to all adult members of CBS.

There are on-going classes such as Torah study, Israeli dance, conversational Hebrew, Jewish Customs, and Israel discussion group. Most of the classes are lead by congregants, graciously sharing their knowledge and passion. As well we bring in interesting speakers, host Scholars in Residence, hold film screenings, and other enriching (read more)

CBS Library

The warm and inviting Congregation Beth Shalom Library features more than 3,500 items, in the categories of Adult Fiction, Adult Non-fiction, Reference, Young Adult Fiction and Non-fiction, Children's Works, and Media items.

Books in the Reference and Adult Sections cover topics such as observance and practice, Israel, spirituality, history, and Jewish life around the world. They are organized by the Classification System For Libraries of Judaica, similar to the Dewey Decimal (read more)

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