North Suburban Synagogue Beth El

NSSBE 70th Anniversary Weekend Celebration

Please join us for a community-wide celebration Honoring Rabbi Vernon and Bryna Kurtz and the 70th Anniversary of North Suburban Synagogue Beth El in conjunction with the 70th Anniversary of the State of Israel

Upcoming Events

We offer engaging programs and events all through the year for members from preschool to adult. We invite you to visit us, participate in our services and programs, and discover our wonderful Beth El community.

Become a Member

We are a vibrant, caring, and inclusive community. Together we pray, learn, and grow intellectually and spiritually. We offer an opportunity to engage in all facets of Jewish life. We invite you and your family to join ours. We look forward to meeting you.

Recent Happenings

Welcome to Our Beth El Community!

We are happy that you found us!  We’re a Conservative congregation deeply committed to providing opportunities for all of our members to enrich their Jewish lives.  Our community is dynamic, warm, inclusive, and caring.

Through worship, study, cultural activities, community events, and tzedakah, we nurture our community and sustain a very special spiritual home. We invite you to experience the wonderful place that is NSS Beth El and  to pursue your spiritual journey as part of our extended family.

Service Times

Sundays – 8:45 am
Weekdays – 7:15 am
Rosh Hodesh – 7:00 am
National Holidays – 8:45 am

Sunday – Thursday – 7:30 pm

Friday Evening (Kabbalat Shabbat) – 6:15 pm
Shabbat Morning – 8:50 am
Family Service – 10:45 am
Junior Congregation (Grades 2-5) – 10:30 am

This Week's Shabbat Times

  • Candle Lighting — Friday, Oct. 19 - 5:44 pm
  • Kabbalat Shabbat Service — Friday, Oct. 19 - 6:15 pm
  • Shabbat Service — Saturday, Oct. 20 - 8:50 am
  • Bar Mitzvah - Barak Goldstein — Saturday, Oct. 20 - 8:50 am
  • Mincha/Ma'ariv — Saturday, Oct. 20 - 5:30 pm
  • Shabbat Ends — Saturday, Oct. 20 - 6:49 pm

Upcoming Events


Zamenhof Museum Reception

8:00 pm

The Rissman Kol Ami Collection, in partnership with the Esperanto Society of Chicago and the Polish Ministry of Culture, will host this traveling exhibit celebrating the 100th anniversary of the death of Dr. Ludwik Lejzer Zamenhof, a Jewish ophthalmologist from Poland who created Esperanto, the most successful constructed language in the world. The exhibit will Continue Reading »

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Jeans & Jammies Elephant & Piggie Shabbat

5:00 pm

Join us and best friends Gerald and Piggie as they learn more about Shabbat. Family Shabbat service, free children’s dinner, storytime, and activities with Elephant and Piggie! To RSVP or for questions, contact Marcie Eskin at or call (847) 926-7903.

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Beth El Congregational Shabbat Dinner Honoring Rabbi Vernon & Bryna Kurtz

7:00 pm

Following the 6:15 pm Kabbalat Shabbat Service join us as we kick off our celebration weekend honoring Bryna and Rabbi Vernon Kurtz. Rabbi David David Golinkin will be our special guest lecturer throughout the weekend. We hope you will attend the Shabbat Dinner. Please RSVP on the form below.

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North Suburban Synagogue Beth El

Office hours: Monday - Friday, 9 am - 4 pm

1175 Sheridan Road
Highland Park, IL 60035