Memorial Garden

School Building


Mishkan (Chapel)

Mishkan Shulchan (Lectern)

Temple & Grounds

Temple Beth-El has been an integral part of the Chicago Jewish Community for over 139 years!

Today, Temple Beth-El is home to over 650 families with almost 400 students attending Religious School. We hope that you will take the time to enter our doors. Inside you will meet some of the nicest, warmest, caring people, who are looking to enrich their Jewish lives and build their community. We invite you to explore the home that we have built and maintained, and to make Temple Beth-El a part of your life. Temple Beth-El is affiliated with the Union For Reform Judaism.

Temple Beth-El prides itself in maintaining a modern, state of the art and beautiful facility to best provide its members and guests with a warm, welcoming and friendly environment in which to pray and learn. As our congregation continuously evolves, so too does our building to address both our current and anticipated needs. 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.

Temple Beth-El’s Wolfson Religious and Cultural Center Includes:

  • 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 and Hebrew Schools
  • The Phyllis Natalie Podolsky Memorial Library houses our fine literary collection of resources and is an inviting place for adult study
  • The Women’s Club gift shop is located in the main lobby
  • Our contemplative Courtyard/Garden, completed in 2006, is 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 for more information.