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Congregation Beth Israel

A warm community for friendship, learning and worship

535 Progress Avenue, Munster, Indiana 46321
Phone: 219-922-0101

Welcome to Congregation Beth Israel

A warm and welcoming community, Congregation Beth Israel is a member of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism. Whether you are looking for a place to pray, a place to learn or just a place to spend time having fun with other Jews, our doors are always open to welcome you. Please join us for services or for any programs that interest you.

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Tisha B’Av

Tisha B'Av, the ninth of Av, takes place on Saturday, July 21 and Sunday, July 22. It commemorates the destruction of Jerusalem and the loss of Jewish independence in the land of Israel. A day of fasting and national mourning.Tisha B'Av has also become a time to recognize other catastrophic events in the life of the Jewish people.

For High Holy Days information click here

Upcoming Events

  • Indoor Garage Sale
    Thursday, June 28
  • Great Jewish Minds
    Rabbi Abraham J. Heschel
    Sunday, August 12
    Join us for a video interview by Carl Stern as he interviews Rabbi Heschel, one of the leading Jewish theologians and Jewish philosophers of the 20th Century. In a wide-ranging discussion, Rabbi Heschel talks about free will, wonder, discipline, meaning, prayer, the prophets, messianic redemption, God, loneliness, and the “celebration of life.”
  • Kabbalat Shabbat service and dinner
    Friday, August 17
    RSVP to the office no later than Tuesday, August 14.
  • Hebrew School
    Registration: Sunday, August 19
    First day of classes: Sunday, August 29
  • Selichot program and service
    Saturday, September 1
    Selichot is a series of penitential prayers that are designed to prepare the worshiper for the High Holy Days. Before the service, we will watch “The New York Cantors,” Yaakov Lemmer, Azi Schwartz, and Netanel Hershtik. These three cantorscome together in Amsterdam's revered 17th century Portuguese Synagogue for this moving concert of Jewish sacred and secular music.