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About Us

Our History

In the late 1960's a group of Jewish families in the Buffalo Grove, Long Grove and Wheeling communities started meeting on a regular basis with the intent of forming a conservative Jewish synagogue.  Those meetings led to the founding of Congregation Beth Judea in 1969. The original building was dedicated in the early 1970's.  A major expansion was completed in 1985.   Another smaller expansion was finished in 1999.

About Us

Congregation Beth Judea now counts more than 500 families as members, hosts a vibrant and inclusive religious school and one of the city's most respected early learning centers. We are proud of how each member brings his or her own story to our diverse community—such as those who have a multi-generational history at our congregation and those new to the city or Congregation Beth Judea, of all ages and backgrounds who are seeking a Jewish community – a place to call home.


Who We Are

Congregation Beth Judea is an egalitarian conservative synagogue affiliated with the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism. Our congregation has over 550 families and 1,200 members.  

Congregation Beth Judea is a highly diverse synagogue.  Our membership includes singles, young couples, parents with children living at home, empty nesters and seniors.  Our synagogue provides extensive programming designed to meet the needs of all our congregants.




Our educational programs are first-class, with an early learning center onsite, one of the finest fully inclusive religious schools in our city, and a robust adult education program. Our goal is to provide for a lifetime of Jewish learning. We also host a sizable library and media center, wherein our members may check out materials at no charge.

Prayer & Worship

With five active clergy members, we offer a dynamic blend of worship opportunities that span from the small and intimate to grand classical services incorporating music from our historic pipe organ. Our main sanctuary, constructed in 1931, is on the National Register of Historic Places and provides a truly awe-inspiring space in which to practice Jewish ritual life.

Now, as always,  Congregation Beth Judea is your home.

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