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Yom Kippur 5783 - 2022  Service Booklet
Healing Service Booklet
Beth Tikvah Book of Remembrance Booklet 2022

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!

  • Book Club- “97 Orchard: An Edible History of Five Immigrant Families in One New York Tenement” by Jane Ziegelman.

    Book Club- “97 Orchard: An Edible History of Five Immigrant Families in One New York Tenement” by Jane Ziegelman. Book Club- “97 Orchard: An Edible History of Five Immigrant Families in One New York Tenement” by Jane Ziegelman. Mon, February 6, 2023 @ 07:00 PM

    97 Orchard is a richly detailed investigation of the lives and culinary habits—shopping, cooking, and eating—of five families of various ethnicities living at the turn of the twentieth century in one tenement on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. With 40 recipes included, 97 Orchard is perfect for fans of Rachel Ray’s Hometown Eats; anyone interested in the history of how immigrant food became American food; and “foodies” of every stripe. We will meet via Zoom. Click Here

  • Order Lox Boxes from the ECC

    Order Lox Boxes from the ECC Order Lox Boxes from the ECC Sun, February 12, 2023 @ 09:30 AM

    Support the ECC with our February Fundraiser! Purchase and Pay by February 3 Orders due Feb 1 Pick up on February 12, 2023 9:30 am to 12:30 pm at Beth Tikvah Click Here

  • Tikvah Chefs Social Action- Providing Meals to the Homeless

    Tikvah Chefs Social Action- Providing Meals to the Homeless Tikvah Chefs Social Action- Providing Meals to the Homeless Sun, February 19, 2023 @ 01:00 PM

    Tikvah Chefs are back in the kitchen! We are starting the program up again and partnering with Journeys in Palatine. Journeys is a nonprofit organization that provides shelter, services & housing to those that are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. We will cook the meals in our BTC kitchen, and Journeys will serve the meals to their clients. We need your help to cook the meals and to provide the ingredients for the meals. Click Here

  • Tzedek (Zoom) Program - "I Never Thought of it That Way"- 'There Is No Such Thing As Hate Speech'

    Tzedek (Zoom) Program - Tzedek (Zoom) Program - "I Never Thought of it That Way"- 'There Is No Such Thing As Hate Speech' Tue, February 21, 2023 @ 07:30 PM

    Who’s in charge of defining hate speech? Our government, through censorship and imprisonment? And how do we fight hate speech? There is one possible answer: Free Counter Speech. Our Speaker, Joe Cohn, serves as director of FIRE’s (Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression) Legislative and Policy department, which oversees a team of attorneys and staff tasked with monitoring and engaging on legislation and regulatory matters. Click Here

  • Beth Tikvah Retreat at OSRUI

    Beth Tikvah Retreat at OSRUI Beth Tikvah Retreat at OSRUI Fri, February 24, 2023

    Beth Tikvah Congregational Retreat starts Friday, February 24, 2023 at OSRUI. Visit the event page for the Top 10 Reasons to come to Retreat! Registration ends Feb 1st. We look forward to sharing this very special weekend with our wonderful BTC members. Click Here

  • Book Club "The Provincials: A Personal History of Jews in the South" Eli N. Evans.

    Book Club Book Club "The Provincials: A Personal History of Jews in the South" Eli N. Evans. Mon, March 6, 2023 @ 07:00 PM

    In this classic portrait of Jews in the South, Eli N. Evans takes readers inside the nexus of southern and Jewish histories, from the earliest immigrants to the present day. First published in 1973 and updated in 1997, The Provincials was the first book to take readers on a journey into the soul of the Jewish South, using autobiography, storytelling, and interpretive history to create a complete portrait of Jewish contributions to the history of the region. We will meet via Zoom. Click Here

  • 3rd Annual Purim "Dinner in a Bag" Project

    3rd Annual Purim 3rd Annual Purim "Dinner in a Bag" Project Sun, March 12, 2023 @ 02:00 PM

    Back by special request! This BTC Social Action Annual Purim project provides families of the Living Faith Church in Palatine with shelf stable dinners.  In the spirit of The Book of Esther, we will continue to give gifts on Purim! Thank you for your support and for joining us in the movement to end hunger in our community. Click Here

  • Passover Candy Sale

    Passover Candy Sale Passover Candy Sale Sun, March 19, 2023 @ 09:00 AM

    Order your candy for Passover and support Sisterhood! Orders are due by Wednesday, March 1. Pickup your order on Sunday, March 19 from 9 am - 12pm Click Here

  • Ice Skate with BeTTY at Triphahan in Hoffman Estates.

    Ice Skate with BeTTY at Triphahan in Hoffman Estates. Ice Skate with BeTTY at Triphahan in Hoffman Estates. Sun, March 19, 2023 @ 01:30 PM

    BeTTY teens and tweens are going ice skating at Triphahn Center! Lunch and programming will help us getting mentally prepared for balancing on the ice. RSVP by 3/15 Click Here

  • Wolves Game at Allstate Arena

    Wolves Game at Allstate Arena Wolves Game at Allstate Arena Sun, March 19, 2023 @ 03:00 PM

    Join Beth Tikvah for an afternoon of fun at the Chicago Wolves hockey game. Everyone will be seated together in the lower level at center ice. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 children aged 12 and under. The Men’s Club is underwriting a portion of the cost of each ticket. The price on this form is the reduced price. You will pick up your ticket(s) at the will call window upon arrival at the arena. Parking will be $15 per car. Click Here

  • Sisterhood Program - Music, Memory and the Brain

    Sisterhood Program - Music, Memory and the Brain Sisterhood Program - Music, Memory and the Brain Wed, March 22, 2023 @ 07:00 PM

    Join music therapist, Mary Helen Ekstam as she educates us on the profound effects music has in reducing pain, stress, and blood pressure, while stimulating parts of the brain other treatments cannot reach. This evening promises to be very entertaining, fun as well as educational while you enjoy the healing powers of music. Open to Sisterhood members and potential Sisterhood members. Click Here

  • Why Vote in Local Elections - Joint Tzedek / Men's Club program on Zoom

    Why Vote in Local Elections - Joint Tzedek / Men's Club program on Zoom Why Vote in Local Elections - Joint Tzedek / Men's Club program on Zoom Wed, March 22, 2023 @ 07:00 PM

    Please join us in a forum with Beth Tikvah members who are serving in or running for local elected offices. They will share insights and experiences on why they serve in or seek to hold these positions. We'll engage in discussion with them on issues their boards are facing and how they affect us. We hope this program will inspire you to make sure your voice is heard in the upcoming local elections. Click Here

  • Annual Fundraiser- Game Shows Galore & More

    Annual Fundraiser- Game Shows Galore & More Annual Fundraiser- Game Shows Galore & More Shabbat, April 22, 2023 @ 06:00 PM

    Registration information coming soon Click Here

  • Auschwitz: Past, Present or Future?

    Auschwitz: Past, Present or Future? Auschwitz: Past, Present or Future? Sun, April 23, 2023 @ 05:00 PM

    Is Auschwitz in the Past, the Present or the Future? William Faulkner has famously argued that “the past is never dead. It is not even past.” To listen to conversation and public statements today we must wonder is Auschwitz the past? The Present? Or The Future. Michael Berenbaum, who has edited two major works on Auschwitz and curated the award-winning exhibition “Auschwitz: Not Long Ago. Not Far Away,” will address the past, present and future of Auschwitz. Click Here

  • Violins of Hope Special Music Program

    Violins of Hope Special Music Program Violins of Hope Special Music Program Sun, May 7, 2023 @ 04:00 PM

    JCC Chicago is bringing 70 violins, violas and cellos, played by Jewish musicians in the Holocaust, to Chicagoland and across Illinois. Violins rescued and restored from the Holocaust will be presented and played at this unique program featuring guest artists and Beth Tikvah musicians. These instruments have been lovingly restored and have traveled the world to give voice to the victims and reinforce messages of hope, harmony and humanity. Hear the stories of this incredible project and view the instrume Click Here

 

 

Mon, February 6 2023 15 Sh'vat 5783