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Rosh Hashanah 5783 - 2022  Service Booklet

CCAR Press can no longer provide a free link to Mishkan HaNefesh, our High Holy Day prayerbooks.  You can purchase the prayerbook set at the CCAR website or the kindle copies at Amazon.  

If you would like to attend our worship services in person, please see our Guidelines and Registration page.

Religious School registration/enrollment for 2022-23 is open!

Welcome to Beth Tikvah Congregation!

Thank you for visiting the Beth Tikvah Congregation website! We are a dynamic, warm, and friendly Reform Jewish congregation located in the Northwest Chicago Suburbs where all are welcome. At Beth Tikvah Congregation (BTC) relationships matter most. Beth Tikvah Congregation is best known for its inclusive, involved, caring and compassionate community; for its excellent clergy, staff and lay leadership; for its phenomenal lay chairs; and for the overall positive difference BTC makes in our members’ lives.

At Beth Tikvah Congregation, we are dedicated to Jewish values and the pursuit of Holiness through engaging worship, joyous celebration of holidays and lifecycle events and by caring for one another. At the same time, we are committed to education for all ages, to Tikkun Olam (bettering our world), welcoming interfaith families, supporting interfaith relations, and furthering connections to the State of Israel, to Jewish summer camp, and so much more!

Whether you are new to the area, new to Jewish life, or a long-time veteran...whatever your background, level of observance, age, relationship status, sexual orientation, or gender identity... we are grateful for your interest in Beth Tikvah Congregation. We invite you to contact our Rabbi, Taron Tachman, take a tour of BTC, join us for Friday night Shabbat Services, or an upcoming program. We look forward to meeting you soon!

  • High Holy Days Food Drive

    High Holy Days Food Drive High Holy Days Food Drive Sun, October 9, 2022

    The ARK, helping Chicagoland Jews with a variety of comprehensive services, is best known for feeding bellies. Once again, Beth Tikvah Congregation will help stock their shelves with its annual High Holy Day Food Drive. We are also proud to support the Schaumburg Food Pantry with this food drive. Please fill grocery bags with food, toiletries, and/or cleaning supplies. Thank you for being a part of this food drive! Drop off 10/5 Yom Kippur Afternoon Services 3:30pm and 4:30pm, and 10/9 5:30pm for Sukkot Click Here

  • Sisterhood Deli Days Pickup

    Sisterhood Deli Days Pickup Sisterhood Deli Days Pickup Sun, October 9, 2022 @ 11:00 AM

    We will be selling Dorfler's corned beef and turkey sandwich brown bag lunches. Each bag lunch will include either a corned beef sandwich or a turkey sandwich, chips, pickle, and a cookie. Orders due Oct 3. NOTE: One pick up day ONLY!! Sunday, Oct. 9 11am -1pm. Click Here

  • Erev Sukkot-Sukkah Decorating, Dinner, & Service

    Erev Sukkot-Sukkah Decorating, Dinner, & Service Erev Sukkot-Sukkah Decorating, Dinner, & Service Sun, October 9, 2022 @ 05:00 PM

    Come and make decorations for our Sukkah, enjoy an informal dinner of pizza and salad and welcome Sukkot with a short family service, where we will shake the lulav and smell the etrog. Registration required. Click Here

  • Book Club "The Choice: A Novel of Love, Faith, and Talmud" by Maggie Anton

    Book Club Book Club "The Choice: A Novel of Love, Faith, and Talmud" by Maggie Anton Mon, October 10, 2022 @ 07:00 PM

    A powerful love story with a purpose: to challenge Jewish customs concerning women, marriage, and equality. The award-winning author of Rashi's Daughters, Maggie Anton, has written a wholly transformative novel that takes characters inspired by Chaim Potok and ages them into young adults in Brooklyn in the 1950s, a time of Elvis & Marilyn, communist scares & polio vaccines, Jewish migration & American integration. Click Here

  • Tzedek Letter Writing in the Sukkah

    Tzedek Letter Writing in the Sukkah Tzedek Letter Writing in the Sukkah Wed, October 12, 2022 @ 06:30 PM

    Help protect voting rights. Write postcards and letters to voters in vulnerable states with the Social Justice Tzedek Committee. We will gather from 6:30-9:00 PM to reach voters in states that may jeopardize voting rights and help them prepare for the Nov. 8 General Election with information on registration and options to cast their ballots. We’ll provide all the supplies, including postage! Holiday food and beverages will be served! Click Here

  • Cafe Concert with Artist Songwriter Sue Horowitz

    Cafe Concert with Artist Songwriter Sue Horowitz Cafe Concert with Artist Songwriter Sue Horowitz Sun, October 16, 2022 @ 04:00 PM

    Sue Horowitz is an award winning Jewish performing artist who brings a rich voice, sweet guitar renditions, and a loving soul - and humor! - to her beautiful music. This concert kicks off a festive Sunday afternoon of Sukkot events, culminating in our traditional Simchat Torah celebration! The cafe concert is sponsored by the Cantor's Discretionary Fund in memory of Mark Mandel. Click Here

  • Anshei Mitzvah

    Anshei Mitzvah Anshei Mitzvah Wed, October 19, 2022

    Our Director of Congregational Learning and Clergy are pleased to offer another chance to become Bar/Bat/B Mitzvah: to learn Hebrew and study the basics of Judaism. Hebrew will be virtual on Wednesdays with Fran Pearlman and monthly Judaica classes will be taught by Rabbi, Fran and Cantor on a rotating basis. We invite all adults to take this (priceless and free!) opportunity to learn together and to share together. This is a two-year program culminating in a Anshei Mitzvah service led by the students. Click Here

  • Social Action Fundraiser - "Cruisin' for A Cause" Road Rally

    Social Action Fundraiser - Social Action Fundraiser - "Cruisin' for A Cause" Road Rally Shabbat, October 22, 2022 @ 05:30 PM

    Beth Tikvah's Social Action Committee is pleased to be having an event to both raise money for social action causes and create a fun evening for everyone to enjoy. To guarantee both fun and togtherness, We will be having a Road Rally Scavenger Hunt followed by Dinner and Games back at Beth Tikvah. Road Rally participants will depart from the Temple and go on a fun car-based scavenger hunt, returning back to the Temple for Havdalah, dinner and games. Click Here

  • Schmoozing, Song and S'mores- Celebrating Community and Connection through Songs Celebrating the Same

    Schmoozing, Song and S'mores- Celebrating Community and Connection through Songs Celebrating the Same Schmoozing, Song and S'mores- Celebrating Community and Connection through Songs Celebrating the Same Sun, November 6, 2022 @ 12:30 PM

    This event will celebrate the very basic of human needs -- community and connection by having us sing together songs of each generation which celebrate our need for togetherness. This inter-generational event will include: light lunch, s'mores  and our voices lifted in song. Please RSVP by October 29  Click Here

  • Book Club "At the End of the World, Turn Left" by Zhanna Slor.

    Book Club Book Club "At the End of the World, Turn Left" by Zhanna Slor. Mon, November 7, 2022 @ 07:00 PM

    Masha remembers her childhood in the former USSR, but found her life and heart in Israel. Anna was just an infant when her family fled, but yearns to find her roots. When Anna is contacted by a stranger from their homeland and then disappears, Masha is called home to Milwaukee to find her. In her former home, Masha immerses herself in her sister’s life—which forces her to recall the life she, too, had left behind, and to confront her own demons. Click Here

  • From Mini-skirt to Hijab: A girl in revolutionary Iran, Adult Ed-Speaker Jacqueline Sapir

    From Mini-skirt to Hijab: A girl in revolutionary Iran, Adult Ed-Speaker Jacqueline Sapir From Mini-skirt to Hijab: A girl in revolutionary Iran, Adult Ed-Speaker Jacqueline Sapir Wed, November 9, 2022 @ 07:00 PM

    Born in Tehran into the thriving Jewish community life dramatically changed with the Iranian revolution. Jacqueline tells her true and harrowing story of survival under Islamic law and her final escape with her young family. Award- winning author and speaker winner: Chicago Writer's Association 2020 Book of the Year Award Finalist: 2020 Clara Johnson Award Click Here

 

 

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