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

Disconnect to Reconnect: The Unique Position of Camp as a Screen-Free, Immersive Space

Disconnect to Reconnect: The Unique Position of Camp as a Screen-Free, Immersive Space jemerman

At the Jewish summer camp I attended in my youth, we created a sacred moment for our closing-night ritual. After we finished our campfire singing, we'd look up at the stars. Campers today live very different lives. In a post-pandemic world, they have endured screen overload.

Creating Belonging for Interfaith Families

Creating Belonging for Interfaith Families jemerman

One of my most treasured memories is of my husband buying Purim carnival wristbands for our children. This act might seem small, but it symbolized a significant shift for us. See, my husband isn't Jewish, but we are raising a Jewish family.

Why This Summer is Different

Why This Summer is Different jemerman

For as long as I can remember, I've been in love with Israel. I've been fascinated by that small country with such rich meaning and history.

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.