1.847.537.1771 info@templechai.org

Our Building

The Synagogue

From a small group of dedicated and devoted volunteers to a vibrant congregation of over 900 families, Temple Chai has devoted itself over the past 40 years to creating a community that provides a relevant, safe, supportive, and welcoming environment, enabling each reform Jew to practice Judaism or his or her own life's journey.

We Celebrate
We provide a sacred home where Judaism comes alive and is more relevant to us today. We experience a unique sense of spirituality and inspiration that deepens our connection with God and enhances our lives. Through our worship and involvement, Temple Chai becomes our extended Jewish family, a place we always feel welcome.

We Educate
We offer outstanding educational opportunities for congregants of all ages. Our many formal and informal education programs, present with enthusiasm and friendship, best accomplish our goals of Kehillah (community building), Tikkun Olam (repairing the world), understanding Torah, and strengthening Jewish continuity and spirituality.

We Support
Temple Chai is a caring community, a place where we can share the joys of life as well as find comfort and support amidst the sorrows.

We Care
We cherish close relationships with our congregants and their families as we travel the road of Jewish life together.

We Open Our Hearts and Our Minds
Lifelong Jewish Learning
Chavurah Groups
Sisterhood and Brotherhood
Outreach and Interfaith Programs
Social Action
Youth Groups
Music & Fine Arts Programs
Family Events
Volunteer Opportunities
The Chai Center for Enrichment & Renewal

We Pray and We Sing
Kabbalat Shabbat
Family Services
Shabbat Evening Worship
Tot Shabbat
Saturday Morning Minyan
Jewish Holidays & Festivals
Community Interfaith Service
Martin Luther King Memorial Worship
Special Musical Services
Yom HaShoah (Holocaust) Community Service

We Welcome
We embrace a diverse and inclusive membership. We warmly welcome you and invite you to experience a sense of belonging and participation which will enrich your life with Jewish tradition.

Temple Chai is proud to be one of the most vibrant congregations in Chicagoland, with clergy and staff that are among the most respected and experienced in the Reform movement.

Social Halls

Come celebrate with us! Temple Chai offers a number of rooms which are available to host a simcha or hold a special event. Whether you are planning a wedding, bar mitzvah, baby naming, or Shabbat dinner, we will be happy to work with you to make it wonderful.

North Social Hall: can accommodate approximately 185 people for a seated meal with a dance floor
South Social Hall: newly renovated, can accommodate approximately 220 people for a seated meal
The Oscar & Harriet Heinrich Memorial Foyer: a school multipurpose room; classrooms and kitchen are also available for rental

For a schematic of the Temple Chai floor plans, click here.

For more information, rental fees, and a list of approved caterers, contact our Executive Director, Deborah Greenswag.

Gift Shop

Our gift shop features a great selection of Judaica items along with unique fused glass, jewelry, bowls and platters.

When school is in session :

Sunday 9-11
Monday 4-6

When school is not in session; by appointment only.

To volunteer or get more information, contact Marla Moore 847-421-5690 or Louise Resnick 847-670-1810