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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!

  • Shabbat Service/Shabbat Shuvah

    Shabbat Service/Shabbat Shuvah Shabbat Service/Shabbat Shuvah Fri, September 25, 2020 @ 07:00 PM

    Shabbat Shuvah - the "Shabbat of Returning" - falls each year between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Click Here

  • Kol Nidre Service-LIVE STREAM

    Kol Nidre Service-LIVE STREAM Kol Nidre Service-LIVE STREAM Sun, September 27, 2020 @ 08:00 PM

    Kol Nidrei, the prayer which ushers in the holy day of Yom Kippur Click Here

  • Yom Kippur Morning Service-LIVE STREAM

    Yom Kippur Morning Service-LIVE STREAM Yom Kippur Morning Service-LIVE STREAM Mon, September 28, 2020 @ 10:00 AM

    Yom Kippur means "Day of Atonement" and refers to the annual Jewish observance of fasting, prayer and repentance. Yom Kippur is considered the holiest day of the Jewish year. Click Here

  • Sisterhood CUPS Donations

    Sisterhood CUPS Donations Sisterhood CUPS Donations Fri, October 2, 2020

    Sisterhood and Beth Tikvah are collecting new or gently used bras for CUPS (an organization that was founded by a woman whose mother passed away from Breast Cancer. The mission of CUPS is to gift new or gently used bras to women and girls living in homeless & battered women's shelters). Click Here

  • Sukkot Service Via Zoom

    Sukkot Service Via Zoom Sukkot Service Via Zoom Fri, October 2, 2020 @ 06:00 PM

    Sukkot, a Hebrew word meaning "booths" or "huts," refers to the Jewish festival of giving thanks for the fall harvest. It also commemorates the 40-years of Jewish wandering in the desert after the giving of the Torah atop Mt. Sinai. Sukkot is celebrated five days after Yom Kippur, on the 15th of Tishrei, and is marked by several distinct traditions Click Here

  • High Holy Days Food Drive

    High Holy Days Food Drive High Holy Days Food Drive Sun, October 4, 2020 @ 10:00 AM

    During this unprecedented COVID crisis, visits to The ARK Food Pantry have quadrupled. Once again, we are called to help serve this need. Drop off at BTC 10/1 6-7pm, 10/4 10am-noon. Click Here

  • Book Club - "FASTER: How An American Heiress And A Legendary Car Beat Hitler's Best" by Neal Bascomb

    Book Club - Book Club - "FASTER: How An American Heiress And A Legendary Car Beat Hitler's Best" by Neal Bascomb Mon, October 5, 2020 @ 07:00 PM

    At the October 5th book club Zoom meeting, we will discuss FASTER, HOW AN AMERICAN HEIRESS AND A LEGENDARY CAR BEAT HITLER’S BEST by Neal Bascomb. The story is a pulse-pounding tale of triumph by an improbable team of upstarts over Hitler’s fearsome Silver Arrows during the golden age of auto racing. Rene Dreyfus, Charles Weiffenbach, and Lucy Schell, manage to pull-off one of the most inspiring, death-defying upsets of all time: a symbolic blow against the Nazis during history’s darkest hour. Contac Click Here

  • Simchat Torah Zoom

    Simchat Torah Zoom Simchat Torah Zoom Fri, October 9, 2020 @ 07:00 PM

    Immediately following Sukkot, we celebrate Sh'mini Atzeret and Simchat Torah, a fun-filled time during which we celebrate the completion of the annual reading of the Torah, and affirm Torah as one of the pillars on which we build our lives. As part of the celebration, the Torah scrolls are taken from the ark, and carried or danced around the synagogue seven times. During the Torah service, the concluding section of the fifth book of the Torah, D’varim (Deuteronomy), is read, and immediately following, the Click Here

  • Sisterhood Membership Drive 2020

    Sisterhood Membership Drive 2020 Sisterhood Membership Drive 2020 Thu, October 15, 2020

    Join Sisterhood Click Here

  • VIR-CHILI!

    VIR-CHILI! VIR-CHILI! Shabbat, October 17, 2020 @ 07:00 PM

    We couldn’t be together for the March 2020 Chili Cook-off… But the Show will go on! Join us via Zoom for a very dynamic night of laughing and being together through entertainment! Click Here

  • "BIASES: EVERYONE HAS THEM, SO NOW WHAT"

    "BIASES: EVERYONE HAS THEM, SO NOW WHAT" Tue, October 20, 2020 @ 07:30 PM

    This program is the Tzedek Committee’s go-forward action plan in developing an educational program dealing with all aspects of biases (both implicit and institutional): Racial, Antisemetic and LGBTQ. Each month we will feature a variety of guest speakers, training sessions (learning about biases and how to overcome them), suggested readings and/or movies to facilitate discussions. Click Here

  • Membership Program B-ebay

    Membership Program B-ebay Membership Program B-ebay Shabbat, November 7, 2020 @ 07:00 PM

    Forget your troubles, c’mon get happy Get ready for Beth Tikvah’s B-ebay! Guaranteed to chase boredom away Bid on some merchandise, it’ll make you happy Or sell your wares at Beth Tikvah’s B-eBay! Click Here

 

Tue, September 22 2020 4 Tishrei 5781