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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!

  • Kabbalat Shabbat/Shabbat Shirah

    Kabbalat Shabbat/Shabbat Shirah Kabbalat Shabbat/Shabbat Shirah Fri, January 29, 2021 @ 06:00 PM

    Our beautiful Shabbat Shirah service led in joy with creative touches by Kol Tikvah. Bring your drums and celebrate together via Zoom. Click Here

  • Book Club & Meet the Author: 'Beyond The Ghetto Gates' - Michelle Cameron

    Book Club & Meet the Author: 'Beyond the Ghetto Gates' - Michelle Cameron Book Club & Meet the Author: 'Beyond the Ghetto Gates' - Michelle Cameron Mon, February 1, 2021 @ 07:00 PM

    Set during the turbulent days of Napoleon Bonaparte’s Italian campaign (1796–97), "Beyond the Ghetto Gates" is both a cautionary tale for our present moment, with its rising tide of anti-Semitism, and a story of hope—a reminder of a time in history when men and women of conflicting faiths were able to reconcile their prejudices in the face of a rapidly changing world. Click Here

  • ECC Fundraiser-Lox Box Pick up

    ECC Fundraiser-Lox Box Pick up ECC Fundraiser-Lox Box Pick up Sun, February 7, 2021 @ 10:00 AM

    Support ECC and order your Lox Boxes by January 31st. Four great options to choose from! Click Here

  • Tikvah Chefs (Social Action)- Meal Donation and Delivery

    Tikvah Chefs (Social Action)- Meal Donation and Delivery Tikvah Chefs (Social Action)- Meal Donation and Delivery Wed, February 10, 2021

    THANK YOU all so much - we've reached our full capacity with meal donations (and delivery) for February!!! Please consider contributing to our Annual Purim Project - Dinner in a bag Click Here

  • Love Thy Neighbor Virtual Game Night

    Love Thy Neighbor Virtual Game Night for Adults Love Thy Neighbor Virtual Game Night for Adults Shabbat, February 13, 2021 @ 07:00 PM

    The Membership Committee is having a second virtual game night. There will be a short Havdalah service and then we will play exciting, fun games on zoom. Bring your own drink and prepare to have some fun. Click Here

  • Men's Club Program-Rep. Fred Crespo

    Men's Club Program-Rep. Fred Crespo Men's Club Program-Rep. Fred Crespo Sun, February 14, 2021 @ 10:00 AM

    State Representative Fred Crespo will update Beth Tikvah members on Illinois state government. He will also take questions from the attendees. Click Here

  • BIASES: The challenge of U.S. racism and the Nazi race laws in 21st century America

    BIASES: Everyone Has Them, So Now What? BIASES: Everyone Has Them, So Now What? Tue, February 16, 2021 @ 07:30 PM

    A fascinating presentation from Tom White, Coordinator of Educational Outreach at Cohen Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Keene State College, NH. The topic: The challenge of U.S. racism and the Nazi race laws in 21st century America. Click Here

  • A Plant -based way of life .....How?

    A Plant -based way of life .....How? A Plant -based way of life .....How? Wed, February 17, 2021 @ 07:00 PM

    PART 2: A Plant based way of life....How? Practical tips for starting a plant based life style, including pantry items, cooking, meal planning, shopping, and eating out. Resources will be provided. Speaker :Karen Bender - retired Educator, certified in plant -based nutrition from E-Cornell, whole food plant-based cooking coach with PBNM.org. Side comments from Al Bender- instigator and proponent of Whole Foods Plant Based lifestyle. Sisterhood and Men's Club members only Click Here

  • Mahji Gras Virtual Mah Jongg Tournament

    Mahji Gras Virtual Mah Jongg Tournament Mahji Gras Virtual Mah Jongg Tournament Sun, February 21, 2021 @ 11:00 AM

    Beth Tikvah Sisterhood's Second (and hopefully last!) Virtual Mah Jongg Tournament $25 per player. $5.00 raffle tickets available for players and non-players. Click Here

  • Social Action - Dinner in a Bag - Drop off bags

    Social Action - Dinner in a Bag Social Action - Dinner in a Bag Sun, February 28, 2021

    Our Annual Purim Social Action project: Provide a shelf stable "Dinner in a Bag" to needy families who are part of the Living Faith Church in Palatine. The Social Action Committee has been supporting this congregation with monthly brown bag lunches. The Dinner in a Bag project is to provide additional assistance. Drop off bags during Purim Carnival. Click Here

  • Book Club - "The Tenth Muse: A Novel" by Catherine Chung.

    Book Club -  Book Club - "The Tenth Muse: A Novel" by Catherine Chung. Mon, March 1, 2021 @ 07:00 PM

    An exhilarating novel about a trailblazing mathematician who unearths her own extraordinary family story and its roots in World War II. In "The Tenth Muse", Catherine Chung offers a gorgeous, sweeping tale about legacy, identity, and the beautiful ways the mind can make us free. Click Here

 

Sat, January 23 2021 10 Sh'vat 5781