Friday, May 10


7:30 pm Shabbat evening service

3rd grade participation

Ask the Rabbi Shabbat

Birthday and Anniversary Shabbat

Candle lighting 7:39 pm

Saturday, May 11

9:00 am Torah study

10:00 am Shabbat morning services

Most Worship Services are offered both in-person and online.

Click here for Weekly Worship Service Times, Zoom Links and Resources

The CBS Office will be closed on Friday, May 10th and we will reopen on Tuesday, May 14th at 10:00AM. If you need assistance during this time, please email Sue at


On Tuesday May 14th, Rabbi David will be at the DuPage County Board Meeting representing CBS, as the board reads a proclamation regarding the month of May, as Jewish American Heritage Month. The meetings are open to the public and CBS members are welcome to attend. The meeting begins at 10am at the DuPage County Administration Building 421 N. County Farm Rd. in Wheaton, and the proclamation will be read at the very beginning of the meeting, so be sure to arrive before 10am. 

Walk with CBS at the Aurora Pride Parade

Represent Congregation Beth Shalom and show your support for the LGBTQ+ community by walking in the Aurora Pride Parade on Sunday, June 9 in downtown Aurora. The parade steps off at noon and we will meet at 11:15 a.m. If you plan to join the fun and show your CBS PRIDE, click here to RSVP.

Gaga Tournament & BBQ

Join us for the 3rd Annual All-Ages Gaga Tournament & BBQ on May 19th at 11:30am! A fun time to come together as a community to celebrate the ending of the Religious School year and the beginning of summer fun! We will be serving hot dogs, hamburgers, yummy sides & more! Free for all we only ask that you please RSVP here to help with planning. Can't wait to see you all there!

The CBS Boker Lila (Day/Night) Book Club is up and running!

We will meet the second Wednesday of the month at 1pm and the second Thursday of the month at 7pm (unless holidays get in the way!)

The next meeting will be May 8th at 1pm and May 9th at 7pm. We will be reading the classic “The Chosen” by Chaim Potok.

In June, we will meet June 5 at 1pm (we can’t do the 12th due to Shavuot) and June 13 at 7pm. We will be reading Maggie Anton’s book “The Choice.”

In July, we will meet July 10 at 1pm and July 11 at 7pm. We will be reading”The Heaven and Earth Grocery Store.”

Please invite more friends and reach out to Jen Weiner if you have any questions or comments - and happy reading!

Welcome our new Preschool Director/Head Teacher, Sarah Ferrao

Sarah brings over 20 years of rich experience in early childhood education, Sarah’s career is distinguished by her commitment to creating learning environments that foster both academic and emotional development. She has spent a significant portion of her career teaching in various preschools and daycare centers, with sixteen of those years dedicated to integrating her passion for Jewish educational values. Click here to learn more about Sarah.

CBS Preschool Camp Volunteers Needed!

Volunteers are needed for CBS Preschool Camp. We are looking for students who love to work with kids and be outside. The volunteer camp counselor must be at least 13 years old. Camp runs from June 3rd through July 12th, 9:00 A.M. -1:00 P.M. at CBS. Volunteers will need to arrive by 8:45 P.M. and stay until approximately 1:30 PM.

If interested, please contact Susan Rubin, CBS Preschool Chair,

CBS is partnering with The Conservation Foundation of DuPage County to Adopt a Stream!

When: Sunday, June 2nd at 10:00 am

Where: The Wetlands of Springbrook Prairie (West Side)

               Park behind Ashley’s Furniture Store on rt. 59 in Naperville by Costco on 75th street

What: We will be cleaning up the area near the Marsh. We will be picking up debris and will be provided with gloves, bags, pickers and all the items we need by the Conservation Foundation.

Who: Congregants of all ages. A perfect family activity! We will have juice and cookies to sustain us during this effort!


CBS has made a commitment to clean this area for two years. Next year, our Spring Cleaning will begin earlier and we will soon be announcing our Fall Cleanup date. After two years, we will get a plaque with our name on it acknowledging our contribution. If you are able, help us participate in this great Tikun Olam opportunity!

CBS Preschool and Summer Camp Registration

Our CBS Preschool is now accepting applications for our 2024-2025 School Year! Do you have a child or grandchild, friend or neighbor who is 2-6 (children finishing Kindergarten can join) years old? Please contact for more information about our Preschool and Summer Camp options!

CBS Library Open for Business

Have you seen our library lately? It’s been completely refurbished and reorganized, and is now beautiful and inviting. The space is wide open, making it easy to browse the shelves, examine the amazing collection of Jewish-themed books, both non-fiction and fiction, and make your selections. 

Not in a hurry? Grab a cup of coffee (yes, there’s a coffee machine in the room), take a seat, and enjoy a nice read. When you’re ready to check out, just write your name on the card you’ll find in the pocket at the front of the book, and drop the card in the designated box. Couldn’t be easier.

The library is open whenever the synagogue is, so come on by and take a look. Also, be sure to watch for new additions to the collection in the coming months. 

Chesed and Tikun Olam

Our Tikun Olam heroes of the week are all the congregants who helped make our CBS Seder a beautiful experience. Cynthia Summers and Rachelle Sheffer were the hard-working co-chairs. They not only chaired; they cooked! They put in long hours to make our seder a success. Those who helped out were Fran Kramer, Mimi and Darren Qunell, Paula Fremerman, Barbara and Tom Wolf, Melissa Schwartz, Marc Willensky, Alexis Skigen Rago, Lynda Stern, Naomi

Copeland, Carol and Jack Medor, Barbara and Chuck Lipkin, Jill Lexier, Jerry and Jan Hyman, Haley Marchweka, Diane and Brian Toby, Jeff and Linda Neidorf, Alan and Eugenia Mindlin, Wendy and Jeff Gross, Stephanie Mathews, Elizabeth Sigale, Anna Lakomiak, Stephanie Matthews and Ricky Amesquita. Of course, many thanks to Rabbi David Eber for leading a meaningful and enjoyable seder. All of you are our heroes. You work with others to ensure CBS is a welcoming and inclusive institution. Thank you so much. You are appreciated.

Ongoing Social/Education Programs

Thursday Text Study with Rabbi David

Join us next on Thursdays from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm, for the Thursday Study Group, led by Rabbi David. Join Rabbi David and others in person at the synagogue in the Social Hall, or join us via Zoom.