Enter the doors of Temple Beth-El and you’ll find a warm, welcoming and beautiful place to pray, learn and celebrate.
Temple Beth-El is the symbolic reincarnation of the Laupheim, Germany synagogue built in 1822 and destroyed on Kristalnacht, November 9, 1938. While steeped in a rich history, Temple Beth-El prides itself on maintaining a modern, state of the art facility to meet the needs of our congregation, including those with disabilities. The Temple Beth El Green Faith team takes steps to improve our environmental impact and engage our community in Jewish environmental programs and education.
We welcome all to tour our synagogue and discover why Temple Beth-El long been considered one of the most admired and respected religious institutions in the greater Chicago area. Our facilities include:
- Rose and Bernard “Bob” Brown Sanctuary seating up to 650 people
- Dr. Arthur W. Glickson Memorial Chapel (the Mishkan), opened in 2007, offers a smaller and more intimate setting for worship
- Beider Family Social Hall with table seating for 250 people
- Werner Family Social Hall, on the lower level, completed in 2006, with seating for 300 people (250 with a dance floor)
- Two catering kitchens that support temple or social occasions
- Modern classrooms for our Religious Schools
- The Phyllis Natalie Podolsky Memorial Library houses our fine literary collection of resources and is an inviting place for adult study
- The Sisterhood gift shop is located in the main lobby
- The Steinberg Garden completed in 2006, provides a beautifully landscaped place of solitude and reflection, also offering an area for simchas, programs and our sukkah
- Youth lounge, opened in 2006
- A separate Rabbinic Suite provides confidential access to our clergy
- Handicapped access throughout the building
For more information, call our office at 847-205-9982.