Community invited to Shabbat Under the Stars at Temple Beth-El – Daily Herald

Posted By on June 30, 2022

Area residents are invited to join with Temple Beth-El members and enjoy Shabbat Under the Stars from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, July 15.

The gathering will be held in the congregation's large garden area at 3610 Dundee Road, Northbrook.

Attendees are invited to bring the family, their own picnic dinner, blanket and lawn chairs. An ice cream truck will provide delicious treats after the service at about 7 p.m.

There is no fee to attend but registration is requested at

Should weather become an issue, the event will be moved inside Temple Beth-El. Vaccination is required to attend (for those who are eligible to be vaccinated).

"Shabbat Under the Stars is a great way for folks to meet the Temple Beth-El community and clergy," said Rabbi Sidney Helbraun of Temple Beth-El. "I encourage everyone to grab a patch of grass, enjoy a picnic dinner, feel the embrace of friends who join together with open hearts to feel the peace of Shabbat on a summer night."

"Sunshine, laughter, friends, ice cream and song -- there's no better way to enjoy a summer night," Rabbi Helbraun added.

Get to Know Temple Beth-El: Vibrant Judaism, Welcome Home

Temple Beth-El, a Reform congregation, is an engaging destination for connection, comfort, joy, and spirituality.

"We are a home where all are encouraged to explore their knowledge, faith and activism within a safe atmosphere to find their place in Judaism," said Rabbi Helbraun.

The congregation, currently observing its 150th year, celebrates diversity and is warm and welcoming to all including the LGBTQ+ community, interfaith families, blended families, single-parent families and people from all walks of life and anyone interested in learning more about Judaism.

Rabbi Helbraun added, "If you have school-age children, we invite you to get to know our revitalized Religious and Hebrew School. We offer varied options for busy families seeking high-quality Jewish and Hebrew education for their children. More than anything we'd love to meet you and introduce you to our Temple, our beautiful, inspiring spaces, our warm and welcoming community."

For additional information about membership and the Religious and Hebrew School, contact Temple Beth-El, by reaching out to Laurie Orenstein, executive director, at (847) 205-9982 ext. 211; email; or visit


Community invited to Shabbat Under the Stars at Temple Beth-El - Daily Herald

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