CBS organized in 1972 with just a few local families, establishing congregational roots for a Jewish population that was growing very steadily in western DuPage County. It wasn’t long before we became a focal point for religious and social activities for Jews in many of Chicago’s outlying suburbs. By the early 1980’s we had outgrown our temporary quarters. In April 1985, having purchased our own building, we transplanted ourselves, a happy proud procession taking turns carrying our sacred scrolls into our new sanctuary. Within 10 years it was clear that we had outgrown our building. We broke ground on Naperville’s first building dedicated as a synagogue in August of 1997, and carried our scrolls proudly to our new home 12 months later.
Our mission is to be a vibrant Jewish community in Chicago’s western suburbs that welcomes individuals and families of all backgrounds for learning, worship, spiritual growth, and social connections.