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High Holy Days 5782 / 2021

Shanah Tovah       שנה טובה

Wishing you a happy, healthy and sweet New Year!

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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!

  • Simchat Torah and Yizkor Service Livestream ONLY

    Simchat Torah and Yizkor Service Livestream ONLY Simchat Torah and Yizkor Service Livestream ONLY Tue, September 28, 2021 @ 07:00 PM

    All are welcome to join us via livestream as we celebrate the end of our annual Torah reading and the beginning of a new cycle of reading. Our Simchat Torah and Yizkor Service will be led in part by our wonderful Beth Tikvah Gesher Lekesher youth (grades 8 through 12). Click Here

  • OUTDOOR Shabbat Service

    Outdoor Shabbat Service Outdoor Shabbat Service Fri, October 1, 2021 @ 06:00 PM

    Please join us for outdoor Shabbat services at Beth Tikvah on the first Friday of the month at 6PM. Please bring lawn chairs for seating. Please bring a mask in case you need to enter the building. In case of inclement weather, this event will be held via zoom. Check our Facebook page and/or your inbox by 4PM the day of services for notification as to need to change to zoom because of weather. Click Here

  • Book Club - "The Lost Shtetl: A Novel" by Max Gross

    Book Club - Book Club - "The Lost Shtetl: A Novel" by Max Gross Mon, October 4, 2021 @ 07:00 PM

    On Zoom. A remarkable debut novel about a small Jewish village in the Polish forest that is so secluded no one knows it exists . . . until now. For decades, the tiny Jewish shtetl of Kreskol existed in happy isolation, virtually untouched and unchanged. Divided between those embracing change and those clinging to its old-world ways, the people of Kreskol will have to find a way to come together . . . or risk their village disappearing for good. Click Here

  • Tzedek Program-Biases-Experience Racism through the Lens of an Asian American Refugee

    Tzedek Program-Biases-Experience Racism through the Lens of an Asian American Refugee Tzedek Program-Biases-Experience Racism through the Lens of an Asian American Refugee Tue, October 19, 2021 @ 07:30 PM

    Niphaphone Laura Robertson will be discussing her life story and her book: 'Forty Dollars and a Dream - Breaking Through the Bamboo Ceiling'. She arrived in America as a malnourished, homeless Lao Refugee child, and became a successful business leader. That success did not come without the hurdles of racism that she had to overcome to live the American Dream.  By sharing her stories, she hopes to empower, educate, and bridge the gap of this racially divided world we live in.  Click Here

  • A story of a traditional food nourishing and tasty for all ages. What is it?

    A  story of a traditional food nourishing and tasty for all ages. What is it? A story of a traditional food nourishing and tasty for all ages. What is it? Wed, October 20, 2021 @ 07:30 PM

    Join us on zoom for two very short movies, light and interesting. There will be a short discussion after each. Sisterhood members only. Click Here

  • Book Club- "The Book of Lost Names" by Kristin Harmel

    Book Club- Book Club- "The Book of Lost Names" by Kristin Harmel Mon, November 1, 2021 @ 07:00 PM

    As a graduate student in 1942, Eva was forced to flee Paris and find refuge in a small mountain town in the Free Zone, where she began forging identity documents for Jewish children fleeing to neutral Switzerland. But erasing people comes with a price, and along with a mysterious, handsome forger named Rémy, Eva decides she must find a way to preserve the real names of the children who are too young to remember who they really are. Click Here

 

 

Mon, September 27 2021 21 Tishrei 5782