FAQs

What time are daily services held?

  • Morning Minyan – Monday-Friday 6:45 a.m.
  • Sunday Morning Minyan 8:45 a.m.
  • Evening Minyan – Sunday-Thursday 7:45 p.m.
  • On Federal holidays, Morning Minyan 8:45 a.m.

How do I make an appointment with one of the clergy?

To make an appointment with Rabbi Melman, Rabbi Ferratier or Cantor Stoehr, please contact Eleanor (Eli) Castellano, Assistant to the Clergy, by phone at 847-498-4100 ext 29 or by email.

How do I obtain information about Beth Shalom’s Religious School?

Contact Stacy Ybarra, Director of Education at 847-498-5352 or by email.

How do I obtain information about Beth Shalom’s Youth Department?

Contact Eric Golberg, Director of Youth & Young Family Engagement, at 847-498-4100 ext 25 or by email.

What do I need to do to mark important life cycle events (baby naming, birthday, anniversary) as part of the community?

Contact Eleanor (Eli) Castellano, Assistant to the Clergy, by phone at 847-498-4100 ext 29 or by email.

Who do I contact if I wish to host a catered event at the Synagogue?

Contact Maria Catezone, Office Manager, by phone at 847-498-4100 ext 26 or by email.

What should I do if a family member passes away?

Please contact one of the clergy at 847-498-4100.

  • Rabbi Melman, ext 13
  • Rabbi Ferratier, ext 49
  • Cantor Stoehr, ext 14

What are the office hours for Congregation Beth Shalom’s main office?

The office is open Monday-Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. On Sunday, when Religious School is in session from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The office is closed on Jewish holidays and major Federal holidays.

Who do I contact if I have a question about my Beth Shalom account?

All questions related to accounts and monthly statements should be directed to Susan Karlinsky, Controller, by phone at 847-498-4100 ext 22 or by email.

Who do I contact to make a contribution to Beth Shalom in honor/memory of someone?

Contact Estelle Miller, Receptionist,  at 847-498-4100 ext 10 or by email or you able to make a donation online through your MyCBS account. If Estelle is unavailable, most of the CBS Staff is able to take your contribution information as well.

Who do I contact to make a correction to my contact information?

Contact Brenda Wasserman, Executive Assistant/Shabbat Kiddush Coordinator, by phone  at 847-498-4100 ext 30 or by email. You may also make changes to your own account information directly through your MyCBS account!

How do I know if the Congregation or School is closed during inclement weather?

School cancellations will be announced via the synagogue listserve. Our School closings will also be listed on WGNTV/Radio.

How do I have a name placed on the Mi-She-Bei-Rach list?

Contact Eleanor (Eli) Castellano, Assistant to the Clergy, by phone at 847-498-4100 ext 29 or by email.

How can I request a hospital visit by our clergy for a congregant?

Contact Eleanor Castellano, Rabbis’ assistant, by phone at 847-498-4100 ext 29 or by email.