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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

hands with help in blocksGrocery bags will be distributed at Rosh Hashanah Services.

Return your filled bags to the Temple between Yom Kippur and October 8.

Please help our community and participate in our High Holy Day Food Drive. Grocery bags will be distributed at Rosh Hashanah Services, then return your filled bags to the Temple. Food and products will be sorted by the Confirmation Class on October 8. Donations will be made to The ARK and the Palatine Township Food Pantry.

Donations to include in your grocery bag:
  • Canned food (preferably kosher)
  • Cereal (preferably kosher)
  • Baby formula
  • Diapers
  • Paper towels
  • Household cleaning supplies
  • Personal Care items

Read more: 2017 High Holy Day Food Drive

Sunday, September 17, 10:00 am

Come Help Put The Garden to Bed for Winter

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We have had a great year, donating hundreds of pounds of vegetables for those in need in our community.

We need your help turning the soil and harvesting our last vegetables for winter. Any time you can give will help. The work involves some digging, some pulling and some good fun with your fellow volunteers. Please come before or after Religious School drop-off. 

Please RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you will be able to help.

Children age 4-8 wanted! Come help our garden grow!

Worm Bin

Beth Tikvah's Gan Tikvah community garden has a great opportunity for children age 4 to 8 years old.

Sunday, August 13th at 10 am

We will be feeding worms to our garden to help eat the insects that eat our vegetables and to fertilize the soil for next year.

This is a great opportunity to teach our children about our environmental renewal leading into our season of renewal - not to mention that playing with worms is really fun!

All are welcome.  Wear clothes to get dirty, and bring your children for a special morning in the garden.

Third Monday of the Month, 7:00 pm

Aug 21, Sept 18, Oct 16, Nov 20, Dec 18

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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

Gan Tikvah - Volunteers Always Needed

Sign-up to Water, Weed & Harvest - Tue, Thu, Sun

Gan Tikvah - Our Garden of HopeGan Tikvah needs volunteers during the balance of the growing season to water and harvest our community garden. All produce goes to local food pantries and shelters who would not otherwise have the fresh vegetables we provide.

Many hands make light work, and this is great opportunity to make new friends while making our world a little bit better. We also need one volunteer on Sundays to watch our youngest gardeners let their parents harvest. Please sign up at the link below.

If you have any questions, please contact Don Moos at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Social Action Upcoming Events

10.08.2017 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
High Holiday Food Drive
10.15.2017 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Brown Baggers (Social Action)
10.15.2017 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tikvah Chefs (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

Magen David Logo

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.