Friday, May 17


7:30 pm Shabbat evening service

Kiddushin L’Torah (Confirmation)

Candle lighting 7:46 pm

Saturday, May 18

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

Mazel Tov to our Confirmation Class 5784

Please join us on Friday, May 17th at our Kabbalat Shabbat service at 7:30 pm as our Confirmation Class of 5784 helps lead our services and shares their wisdom with us! 

Mazel Tov to our students! Charlie Rago, Ronen Galat, Sarah Ganden, Dina Sharon, Robbie Isenberg, Aspen Reiner, Jake Stern, and Jacob Slawsky! We wish you and your families a Mazel Tov and great success in the future!  


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!

Bake Sale at the Bandshell on June 6

Congregation Beth Shalom has been selected, once again, to host the Bake Sale at the Naperville Bandshell on Thursday, June 6, starting at 5pm. This is a delightful summer event, promising to offer great music and lots of fun for everyone involved. We typically have a dozen or so members from our community bake cookies and pies, donate soda and water, and volunteer at the event. If you would like to participate this year, please contact Douglas Reiner. Everyone is welcome to attend and participate. The event is free!

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.

JCC Summer DAY Camp

Nothing connects kids to Judaism quite like summer camp! If you’re interested in sending your kid (ages 5-18) to JCC summer DAY camp, the Hyde Park location is willing to provide a bus from CBS - IF we can get enough registrants/high school counselors. Their website has more info. If interested, please contact Jen Weiner.

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!)

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!

Please email by May 20, so I know how much equipment we will need.

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!

Volunteers needed to host Israeli scouts this summer, June 28 & 29!

With everything happening in Israel right now, this is guaranteed to be a life-changing experience! Contact Debbie Friedman at for more info.

Chesed and Tikun Olam

Our Tikun Olam hero of the week is Vicki Robinson. Vicki has kept our religious school going along with Ann Rabin after the tragic loss of Wendy Adler. When Ann needed emergency surgery, Vicki took over. She has put in countless hours organizing, carrying out Wendy’s plans, putting out bulletins to our religious school families and filling in wherever needed. Vicki, your efforts and expertise have not gone unnoticed. Thank you so much for being a hero for our religious school and families. You do what needs to be done without fanfare and making it all look so effortless. You are so appreciated.

Correction from our last article – We neglected to mention that April Haskell cooked all the delicious salmon for our Passover Seder. Thank you so much, April!

If you would like to nominate a person or persons as Tikun Olam heroes, please email

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 Hal