Living A Jewish Way of Life

About Us

We are a small congregation that is friendly, warm, and inviting. Community is a vital part of our congregation and is evident in many of the programs we offer.

Community

CBT embraces interfaith families, encouraging everyone to participate fully in our community. We pride ourselves on the relationships and social interaction.

Membership

We are a small but active congregation. We have interfaith and non-traditional families, singles and couples, young kids and the young at heart. Join us!
Religious School is held on Sundays and classes range from pre-school/kindergarten age to B'nai Mitzvah young adults. Learning continues in our Adult Education classes.

Learning

Religious School is held on Sundays and classes range from pre-school/kindergarten age to B’nai Mitzvah young adults. Learning continues in our Adult Education classes.

Worship

Release the cares of the week and welcome in the joy of Shabbat with family and friends. Together, we celebrate the holidays throughout the Jewish year with worship, stories and study.

Outreach

CBT is actively involved with fulfilling the mitzvah of tikkun olam, repairing the world. Volunteers are the driving force behind all our synagogue programs, including social action and caring outreach.

Reform Judaism Blog

Making a Jewish Ritual for my Divorce

Making a Jewish Ritual for my Divorce jemerman

In the weeks leading up to my civil divorce, I delved into Jewish tradition to see how I could mark it Jewishly. I'd been married under a chuppah with the exquisite blessings of our tradition; simply marking my divorce in the Cook County courthouse was not going to suffice.

Creating Community on World Refugee Day

Creating Community on World Refugee Day jemerman

June 20 marks World Refugee Day, which honors the experiences of refugees and celebrates their contributions to their communities and the world. The UN Refugee Agency reports that more than 114 million individuals were forcibly displaced by the end of 2023, with more than 35 million identified as refugees.

What Should Jewish LGBTQ+ Spaces Look Like?

What Should Jewish LGBTQ+ Spaces Look Like? jemerman

For many LGBTQ+ Jews in the United States, LGBTQ+ synagogues and organizations offer that sustenance.

Empowering Camp Staff and Counselors to Address Difficult Questions about Israel and Beyond

Empowering Camp Staff and Counselors to Address Difficult Questions about Israel and Beyond jemerman

As we gear up for another unforgettable summer at URJ Camps - and with some camps already in full swing - we are reminded that today, more than ever, providing safe, nurturing spaces for our campers, counselors, and staff is of utmost importance.