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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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Social Action

Third Monday of the Month, 7:00 pm

Aug 21, Sept 18, Oct 16

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Come join our Beth Tikvah “Hookers” as we knit, crochet, or learn how and work on a simple crochet or knit project. If you have always wanted to learn how, we will provide all the materials you need for the project and instructors will be available to help you learn.

Read more: Beth Tikvah Hookers

By Dec 3 - Winter Clothes Drive for Women Victims of Human Trafficking

Rahabs DaughtersRahab's Daughters, a non-profit organization in Palatine that helps victims of Human Trafficking, is in great need of women and children's clothing as well as winter clothes for women including: jackets, sweaters, gloves, hats and other articles to help keep women warm.

Please bring items to Beth Tikvah from now through Sunday, December 3rd.

Brown Bag Lunch SM WEBSunday, Nov 19 - Come help!

10:00 - 11:00 am make Brown Bag Lunches to donate to a local community food pantry, enabling the homeless to work more.

chefs kitchen WEB dreamstime l 11945757 11:00 - 5:00 pm - Tikvah Chefs initiative to feed people at a PADS location and to fill the Caring Community refrigerator.

Sunday, Nov 5, 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

"Without blood donors like you, LifeSource would be unable to fulfill its life supporting mission and provide blood products to the thousands of patients who need transfusions each year."

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To Schedule an Appointment:

Walk­-ins Welcome!

It helps to eat and hydrate before donating. Come and join us - do your mitzvah! Treats will be served.

Brown Bag Lunch SM WEBSunday, Oct 15 - Come help!

10:00 - 11:00 am make Brown Bag Lunches to donate to a local community food pantry, enabling the homeless to work more.

chefs kitchen WEB dreamstime l 11945757 11:00 - 5:00 pm - Tikvah Chefs initiative to feed people at a PADS location and to fill the Caring Community refrigerator.

Social Action Upcoming Events

12.21.2017 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Social Action Committee Meeting
12.24.2017 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Brown Baggers (Social Action)

Sunday Morning Baggers

Brown bag lunches enable the homeless to work.

Brown Bag Lunch SM

Many hungry people are unable to return to a shelter or soup kitchen throughout the day for a meal. This can be a significant barrier to employment. 

Social Action and onions??

Israel Onion Photo

While traveling through Israel this past June, our fellow Beth Tikvah members harvested 7000 pounds of onions in the fields of the Jezreel Valley for donation to needy families. 

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Social Action Chair,
Juliet Shavitz

Tikun Olam (Repairing the World)

Social Action is a cornerstone of Judaism, which is passionately embraced at Beth Tikvah Congregation. Sometimes very quietly, other times very loudly, the Congregation actively fulfills the commandment of “Tikun Olam” – repairing the world -- and practices G’milut Chasadim, doing deeds of loving kindness. Social Action is woven into the fabric of Beth Tikvah, with many different activities to participate in. These activities are guided by the Social Action Committee. Whether a member of the Committee, a participant in Social Action activities or both, those involved find the fulfillment of giving back and forming strong bonds, while together, “repairing the world”.

Feb 1, 2016 from Alexian Brothers: It was a wonderful surprise to receive the numerous bags filled with handmade fleece blankets each accompanied by a note of well wishes for a speedy recovery! Many of the blankets were given to children who spent the holiday season in the hospital.

Fleece Blanket Pile 2015

"I took a family with a 3-year old up to the Peds floor today. The child was sooo scared. He saw the dinosaur blanket that we made. Ran over and put his face to it. Dinosaurs are his favorites! Needless to say, I shed a few tears going back to my 'job'."

- Gayle Kopin, Beth Tikvah Social Action Committee

July 6, 2015 from Wings: Thank you so much. Fresh fruits and vegetables are a precious commodity for our women and children.

2014 from Wings: Thank you so much for the priceless gift of food.

 Wings Priceless Gift of Food

Gan Tikvah “Our Garden of Hope”

gan tikvah harvesting

Our second year of planting a community garden to provide fresh food for women and children in crisis in our community, as well as for our own congregants, when in need!

Tikvah Chefs

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Using fresh garden vegetables and donated ingredients, we cook one Sunday a month to provide an entire meal for a PADS homeless shelter, transport the food to the shelter, and help serve the guests. Additionally we cook monthly to provide our Caring Committee with food for our own families in need.

Food Drives

food drive bags

Each year during the High Holy Days the entire Congregation takes bags home during Rosh Hashanah and returns them full of Kosher and Non-Kosher food for the less fortunate. Food drives are also held throughout the year to aid local food pantries.

Tikvah Hookers


The third Monday of each month, the Tikvah Hookers create and donate their knit and crochet hats and blankets for Halos of Hope and the Linus Project.

Annual Blood Drive

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As the leaves fall, we team with LifeSource for our Annual Blood Drive.

Annual Coat Drive

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Every year, we sponsor a coat drive to donate to The ARK, an organization dedicated to helping Chicagoland Jews in times of need.

Annual Chili Cookoff

Chili Cookoff

For the last 18 years, our annual fund raiser has been The Chili Cookoff. It provides funds for all of our ongoing projects and helps us support a wide variety of organizations throughout the world.

Supporting Israel

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Through funds raised at the Chili Cookoff, we support Israel by donating to groups like American Friends of Magen David Adom, the IDF and JUF.