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Beth Tikvah Congregation

Our House of Hope

Early Childhood Center (ECC)

300 Hillcrest Blvd, Hoffman Estates, IL 60169  


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Caring Committee

Sunday, August 13, 9:00 am

Caring Committee Cooking
On Sunday, August 13 at 9:00 am we will be cooking at Beth Tikvah! Our Caring Freezer needs to be restocked. This food is donated to our own congregants who need some assistance during times of illness or trouble.

Please Sign-Up to donate food, help cook, or both.

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What does our Caring Committee do when a loved one passes away? This is the question that we are often asked. That time is so difficult, and there are many decisions that have to be made.  So, how can we help? When friends and family are unable to assist, then our Caring Committee can try to make things easier.  

  • We can suggest where trays can be ordered (however, the Caring Committee does not pay for them). Many times, friends and family will donate money towards the cost in memory of the loved one.  
  • When possible, we help in the home. This may include staying in the house during the funeral, accepting trays, and helping set up the shiva. During the following evenings, we try to assist as well. Of course, it is a mitzvah to do this, and we hope that family and friends will perform this mitzvah

The Ruth G. Damlich Caring Committee is an important part of Beth Tikvah. Not only do we help with shiva, we help those in need - giving rides, meals, and gift cards. We send cards and make phone calls. We organized the bone marrow drive with Be The Match for Aaron Lee.

Do you know someone who needs our help? Please let us know.  
Interested in joining our committee? We always need new members.
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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