From a small group of dedicated and devoted volunteers to a vibrant congregation of over 900 families, Temple Chai has devoted itself over the past 40 years to creating a community that provides a relevant, safe, supportive, and welcoming environment, enabling each reform Jew to practice Judaism or his or her own life's journey.
We Celebrate We
We provide a sacred home where Judaism comes alive and is more relevant to us today. We experience a unique sense of spirituality and inspiration that deepens our connection with God and enhances our lives. Through our worship and involvement, Temple Chai becomes our extended Jewish family, a place we always feel welcome.
We offer outstanding educational opportunities for congregants of all ages. Our many formal and informal education programs, present with enthusiasm and friendship, best accomplish our goals of Kehillah (community building), Tikkun Olam (repairing the world), understanding Torah, and strengthening Jewish continuity and spirituality.
Temple Chai is a caring community, a place where we can share the joys of life as well as find comfort and support amidst the sorrows.
We cherish close relationships with our congregants and their families as we travel the road of Jewish life together.
We Open Our Hearts and Our Minds
Lifelong Jewish Learning
Sisterhood and Brotherhood
Outreach and Interfaith Programs
Music & Fine Arts Programs
The Chai Center for Enrichment & Renewal
We Pray and We Sing
Shabbat Evening Worship
Saturday Morning Minyan
Jewish Holidays & Festivals
Community Interfaith Service
Martin Luther King Memorial Worship
Special Musical Services
Yom HaShoah (Holocaust) Community Service
We embrace a diverse and inclusive membership. We warmly welcome you and invite you to experience a sense of belonging and participation which will enrich your life with Jewish tradition.
Temple Chai is proud to be one of the most vibrant congregations in Chicagoland, with clergy and staff that are among the most respected and experienced in the Reform movement.