Connect. Pray. Unwind.

Re-center yourself in the spiritual heart of our congregation:

Shabbat at Beit Simcha

It is so much more than services. Leave the frenzy of the week behind, connect with the Infinite, and plug into something that is both ancient and cutting edge, traditional and modern. Take a deep breath and join us as we sing ourselves into a place of awe, gratitude, and Jewish learning and inspiration.

Friday Night Shabbat Services

We gather for Friday night services each week at 6:30 p.m. We keep our services to about one hour and fifteen minutes so that we can enjoy an Oneg afterwards (or you can be on your way to enjoy Shabbat dinner at home, or even out at one of the many restaurants nearby). Our services always include participatory and moving music and meaningful and heartfelt Torah teaching from Senior Rabbi Samuel Cohon and guest speakers.

Never been to a Shabbat service? Haven’t set foot in a synagogue since your Bat or Bar Mitzvah? That is okay and you are welcome to join us. Our Shabbat services are always open to all and we work hard to make sure everyone feels welcome. We warmly and enthusiastically invite you to come check out our Shabbat services.

We believe that all synagogues should seek to transform the way people experience Jewish life, and we strive to make the experience meaningful to each congregant.

We know that a depth and breadth of Jewish engagement - including commitments to study (Torah), worship (Avodah), and social justice (Tikun Olam) - strengthens us and makes for a deeper, richer Jewish life.

We believe in creating a warm and welcoming home for our members and guests, and we look outward to build strong partnerships that reinforce and strengthen our congregation as well as the larger community outside the congregation.

We believe that Israel is central to what it means to be Jewish, and we are committed to an Israel that is strong, vibrant and at peace.

Saturday Morning Shabbat and Learning

Shabbat (Saturday) morning at Beit Simcha begins at 9:00 a.m. and is held every week (except when there is a Hike Shabbat). Many Shabbat morning services will include the simcha of a Bat or Bar Mitzvah. We also offer Shabbat morning hike services monthly, celebrating the Sabbath in the great outdoors of Southern Arizona.
Contact / Location

Contact info

123, New Lenox, Chicago IL 60606

Gathering Times


8:00am, 9:15am, 11:00am

Events / Calendar