President’s Message

Welcome to our website and thank you for your interest in our congregation.

We are a warm and vibrant congregation with a long and rich history in the Joliet area and hope to 

be able to supply you and/or your family with your desire of religious needs.

We consider ourselves Reform because we accept both matrilineal and patrilineal descent so our

Friday evening Shabbat services tend to be more Reform and our Saturday morning Shabbat services

are more Conservative.


We are blessed with a truly wonderful, warm and approachable Rabbi and his dear wife and a young and talented Cantor who assists with most Holiday services and teaches our Religious School students song & dance and we have a strong lay leadership.

We enjoy a dramatic and inspiring facility with both Sanctuary and Chapel plus a Social Hall, a kosher kitchen, a Religious School wing and even have our own private Jewish cemetery.

Besides Shabbat & Holidays, we celebrate all life cycle events and include both social and public education programming along with donating time to help local social service providers.

Feel free to call my cell at 815-922-4065 if you desire more information or email me at

Come for a visit and we hope you stay for a lifetime.

We look forward to meeting you and meeting your religious needs.


Mark Turk