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300 Hillcrest Blvd Hoffman Estates, IL 60169


Beth Tikvah Congregation

Our House of Hope

300 Hillcrest Blvd, Hoffman Estates, IL 60169  


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Caring Committee

Dear All,

Amazing is all I can say.  It takes a village…from publicity to poster to taking pictures to volunteering with our donors, last night and today’s drives were so successful.

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In total we swabbed 105 potential matches (see photos), and more will register online. Please continue to spread the word:

My thanks to all of you for making me proud to be a member of Beth Tikvah. Our prayers will continue to be with Aaron, Naomi, and Al, who wanted to thank you, too (see video).

Wishing your families a happy and healthy Thanksgiving. I certainly am grateful for all of you.

Gayle Kopin, Caring Committee Co-Chair

Saturday & Sunday, Nov 19-20

A member of our community needs your help.
Get swabbed and see if you are a match!

Aaron LeeAaron Lee, son of our members Al and Naomi Lee, is battling stage 4 non-Hodgkins lymphoma out in California. While he is undergoing very aggressive chemotherapy, his best chance at a cure is to find a stem cell donor and get a stem cell transplant.

Beth Tikvah is partnering with Be The Match along with City of Hope searching both domestically and internationally for Aaron. Help us find his match.

What does it involve?

  • Cheek swab, no needles
  • Ages 18-44 years old, no cost
  • If someone has been tested before, no need to retest

Beth Tikvah will be hosting testing dates to see if you are a match:

  • Sat, Nov 19, beginning at 6:00 pm, during the Chili Cook-Off
  • Sun, Nov 20, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, during Religious School for members of Beth Tikvah
  • Sun, Nov 20, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, open to the outside community

Join the registry today at or by signing up at a local bone marrow registration drive. Find the drive nearest you.

Aaron Lee

Help us find a match for Aaron—and others—by registering to be a donor and encouraging your family/friends/communities to register. We desperately need greater racial and ethnic diversity in our national bone marrow donor registry.

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shiva candleThe spring day Mom passed away reinforced everything we'd experienced about the warmth and caring of Beth Tikvah. Its not just those with whom you've become close family friends, its the support systems Beth Tikvah Congregation has made part of its fabric, that reminded us of why this is truly our Congregational Home. The Caring Committee stepped in to be in our home when we were at Mom's funeral. With friends and family following us in from the cemetery, food on platters, coffee, and warm caring support greeted us and never left until our last shiva visit ended.

Preparing Meals

caring committee cooking

Organizing and cooking meals for Beth Tikvah congregants in times of need.

Visiting and Rides

helping others

Providing rides to medical appointments, to worship services and congregation events, and visiting congregants during times of illness.

Caring Co-Chairs

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Gayle Kopin & Eileen Shur

What does Beth Tikvah’s Caring Committee do? There are so many answers. We assist our members in many ways, including:

  • Donating meals to families during illness or in need
  • Helping families during shiva including serving meals of condolence
  • Giving rides to Shabbat services and doctors
  • Caring by Sharing program linking those who have experienced same situations and challenges
  • Caring Closet helping those in need of toiletries and food
  • Contacting the ill and lending an ear

And much more…Do you need our Caring Committee to help you? Do you know someone who needs assistance? Would you like to help our Committee? Please contact

Join Caring Committee

volunteersYour helping hands will make a difference!

Meet giving members of the Beth Tikvah community providing support to others.

To volunteer your time or alert Caring Committee to congregational members in need of support, contact either co-chair by phone or email

  • Select either co-chair link above to send an email
  • Consult your membership directory for either co-chair's phone number
  • Call the temple office (847-885-4545) and leave a message for the Caring Community to contact you

Single with Kids

Father 2 children dreamstime 33percentAre you single and have children under the age of 18?

Do you want to meet, share, and discuss experiences with other Beth Tikvah congregants with similar needs and challenges?

During Shiva

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The Caring Committee, along with friends, tries to ease the burden by assisting with Shiva whenever possible.

Comfort Circle

2:00-4:00 pm - one Sunday per month
See our Calendar for the next session

Grief Comfort Circle

You are not alone in your grief. The support group is for adults who have lost parents, partners, siblings or children. The group will be facilitated by Stacey Siver Ph.D., a member of Beth Tikvah and a licensed psychotherapist for over twenty years. Our clergy, Rabbi Taron Tachman and Cantorial Leader Ilana Axel, will also join us in the meetings. The group is confidential and is meant to provide a safe, supportive and understanding environment. Questions? Email

Sharing is Caring

Sharing is Caring

For those times when we need support to navigate the unknown, and later to provide support for others.

Have you ever wished you could talk to someone “who has gone through it?” Beth Tikvah congregants have volunteered to share their experiences. For more information, please contact our clergy or Gayle Kopin at