Temple Chai, Long Grove, IL

1670 Checker Road
Long Grove, IL 60047-5289
Phone: 847.537.1771
Fax: 847.537.8075

April 24, 2014   24 Nisan 5774


Temple Chai, a vibrant Reform Jewish Congregation
serving the Northwest suburbs of Chicago for over 40 years. 

Bring the joy of Judaism into your life!
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"Hineini is not just a theme ... 
Hineini is a sacred calling."



A Message from the Clergy

Hak'heil et Haam...Assemble the People
At each Torah service we begin by reading words from Deuteronomy 31:

"Hak'heil et haam...assemble the people, men, women, and children, and the strangers in your cities to hear, to learn, to revere your Eternal God, and to observe faithfully the words of this Torah."

These are powerful words of invitation to gather the community that they might be witness to and celebrate God's presence in their lives.

In the life of the modern day synagogue, during the month of May, these words have taken on a new and more contemporary meaning...the announcement of the "Annual Meeting."

Historically, it was an opportunity to hear numerous reports and a "state of the congregation" address as well as a time to vote on the annual budget of the congregation. At Temple Chai, our meeting has also included opportunities to honor volunteers as well as join in a meal (often delicious Chinese!) prior to the meeting.

Our First Forty Years - Temple Chai History Book
Our book documenting the 40 year history of Temple Chai is now available in the temple office. Price: $36. Pick up your copy today, and be a part of the journey! Contact Deb Mattes for more info.
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