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Welcome to Our Site!

We welcome you and your interest in Beth Shalom B’nai Zaken Ethiopian Hebrew Congregation (House of Peace for the Children of the Ancient Ethiopian Hebrews).

As stated in Psalm 133:1, “…how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!”

You’re invited to join Beth Shalom B’nai Zaken E.H.C.
Friday (Every 1st & 2nd)
Erev Shabbat Services – 7:00 pm
Shabbat Services – 10:30 am
Afternoon Service – 4:00 pm

For information contact:
Beth Shalom B’nai Zaken E.H.C.
6601 S. Kedzie
Chicago, IL. 60629
773-476-2924 (office)
773-476-2259 (fax)

Please see LINKS to visit our facebook page and more

Go to Events section: for High Holidays service times and more

Thank You for Celebrating 100 Years With Us!

@ Bnai Adath Kol Beth Yisrael

Voices in Praise: Congregants gathered at Bnai Adath Kol Beth Yisrael, an Israelite synagouge in Brooklyn, sing during the inauguration ceremony of Rabbi Funnye.


Passover seder in the 1940s

source  (please note that the image is too big to fit on our site from original source and some dignitaries in picture are not seen) working on a solution soon





The Holy Days are on the following dates (updated as soon as possible to reflect the next/upcoming year).

We hope that you will join us – All Are Welcome.
Donations are appreciated.
Erev Purim Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Purim Thursday, March 21, 2019
Shushan Purim Friday, March 22, 2019
Erev Pesach
Friday, March 30 2018

Seder begins at 7:00p.m.
1st Day Pesach
Saturday April 20, 2019 – Service at 10:30a.m.
7th Day Pesach
Friday April 26, 2019 – Service at 10:30a.m.

Lag B’Omer
33rd Day of Counting the Omer
Thursday May 23, 2019

Erev Shavuot
Saturday June 08, 2019 – Service at 10:30am
Sunday June 09, 2019 – Service at 10:30 a.m.

Tish’ah B’Av
9th Day of Av
Sunday August 11, 2019

Rosh Hashanah
Erev Rosh Hashana
Sunday September  09, 2018 – Service at 7:00p.m.
Rosh Hashana
Monday September 10, 2018 – Service at 10:30a.m.

Yom Kippur
Erev Yom Kippur/Kol Nidre
Tuesday October 8, 2019 – Service at 7:00p.m.
Yom Kippur Fast begins at 7:00p.m.
Yom Kippur – Wednesday October 9, 2019 – Service at 10:00a.m.

Erev Sukkot
Sunday October 13, 2019 – Service at 7:00p.m.
1st Day Sukkot
Monday Monday  14, 2019 – Service at 10:30a.m.

Erev Hoshanah Rabbah

Sunday October 20, 2019 – Service at 7:00 p.m

Shemini Atzeret & Simchat Torah
Monday October 21, 2019 – Service at 10:30a.m.

Begins the evening of
Monday, December 03, 2018
Ends the evening of
Monday, December 10, 2018

Donations are appreciated.


On Jerusalem Walls, Artist Memorializes Black Rabbi from Harlem


Rabbi Capers Funnye and Be’chol Lashon!

Rabbi Capers is also the Associate Director of Be’chol Lashon (In Every Tongue) whose mission is to grow and strengthen the Jewish people through ethnic, cultural, and racial inclusiveness. They advocate for the diversity that has characterized the Jewish people throughout history, and through contemporary forces including intermarriage, conversion and adoption. They foster an expanding Jewish community that embraces its differences. For more information on Be’chol Lashon please click here.

Israel at the White House

Monday December 10, 2007
By: Rabbi Capers Shmuel Funnye
Beth Shalom B’nai Zaken E.H.C.
Chicago, Illinois

Monday December 10, 2007 was a water-shed day for the Israelite community in the Unites States. My wife Rabbinit Miriam and I attended a reception at the White House in honor of Chanukah. I was very surprised when I received a call from Jeremy Katz, the White House Deputy-Chief-of-Staff for Jewish affairs. We talked about my attending a private meeting with President Bush. In light of the fact that December was Human Rights Month, President Bush wanted to conduct a panel discussion on religious oppression. Read the rest of this entry »

Our Services

Friday: Erev Shabbat
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Shabbat Candle Lighting
Prayer Service
Shabbat Study

Saturday: Shabbat
10:30am to 2:00pm
Prayer Service
Torah (God’s Law) Reading
Songs of Praise
D’rashah (Sermon)
Oneg (Refreshments)

Saturday Evening
4:00pm to 6:00pm
Prayer and Pledge
Prophetic, current and historical events from a spiritual point of view.

Contact Us

6601 South Kedzie Avenue
Chicago, IL 60629-3432
(773) 476-2924