Services at Congregation Bnai Maccabim
Today we live in a complex world where so many things compete for our time that we sometimes wonder can we just stop and take a breath. The answer is yes, HaShem in His infinite wisdom at creation gave mankind the gift of Shabbat.

Shabbat enables us to rest from all the never-ending demands of this world, while providing us the opportunity re-capture our essence. It enables us to connect back to Spirituality and holiness, as well as providing us the opportunity to find meaning and joy in our rest.

Oftenly when we enter the synagogue we bring in the world with us.  We are so busy with our “hellos-and-how-are-you” and “sharing what’s been going on”, that we do not realize that we are bringing in both the good and the bad of the week with us. Instead of being totally focused on Shabbat.

Our services are geared towards a more traditional form of worship, where we can draw closer to G-D through the use of our siddur to achieve a form of spiritual ka’vah’nah (heart attachment) and avodah, to serve the one true G-D, The G-D of Israel.

At congregation B'nai Maccabim, we celebrate the Jewish High Holidays which were established by HaShem. These appointed times can be found in the TORAH (as seen in the figure to the right). Celebrating them allows us to stay connected to our G-D, our people, and our land as well modern traditions which define our Jewish life and identity.

Our Calendar includes both High Holidays, as well as many Yom Tovs our community likes to celebrate. Please check our calendar

Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise; be thankful to him, and bless his name. For the Lord is good; his loving kindness is everlasting; and his faithfulness endures to all generations.

Tehillim (Psalm) 100:4-5

High Holy Days

Shabbat Service at 11:00 am at Morton Grove Community Church

Pesach (Passover) - April 6-12

Shavuot- May 26-27

Rosh HaShana- September 16-17

Yom Kippur- September 25

Sukkot- September 30-October6

Community Events

Purim- March 6

Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day)- April 18

Yom Ha-Atzmaut (Israel Independence Day)-April 26

Tisha B’Av- August 7

Simchat Torah- October 8

Hannukak- December 8 - 15