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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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An inspirational evening of music, meaning and a great menu! Mothers, daughters, sisters and friends, join us as we joyously explore the traditions of the Passover Seder in celebration of the heroines of our story.
Registration and payment due by March 27, 2018. Questions regarding the Women's Seder can sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Chaveyron doors open at 6:00pm
Seder begins
promptly at 6:30pm

Price is $20 for Adults and $15 for Teens (7th - 12th grade).  If cost is an issue, Angel Funds are available to supplement your personal donation.  Contact the Sisterhood Co-Presidents at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for information on Angel Tickets. All requests are strictly confidential.

Download Registration Form or Register OnlineThen submit your payment by March 27, 2018. Would you like to volunteer or donate food for this event? Please Sign up here.


Wednesday, March 14, 7:30-9:00 pm

Join us at Beth Tikvah Congregation, in the Chaveyron

This was so much fun last year, we thought that we would do it again!!  
This year, Linda Holland will be teaching us how to make decorative tambourines to make our holiday celebrations more festive. Bring yours to the upcoming Women's Passover Seder (on April 3rd).

We will cap attendance at 20 people, so please RSVP early!

Questions? Email co-chairs Linda Holland and Robin Koestner at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

RSVP now for this free program using this online RSVP form.

Wed, Feb 21, 7:30-9:00 pm



Rebecca Bakal, Community Health Educator & Rebecca Wang, Genetics Counselor from the Norton & Elaine Sarnoff Center for Jewish Genetics (a support group foundation of the Jewish United Fund) will be giving an educational presentation about genetic disorders and Jewish hereditary & mutation cancers. This interesting and informative program will begin promptly at 7:30 pm followed by a focus group at 8:30 pm that will be used to create a needs assessment that will help to develop Jewish genetic topics that meet community needs. Please come early, bring a friend, and be ready to start punctually.

RSVP by February 14th to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Donations for  will be accepted at this event. Please see the list here for donation requests.

Sunday, March 4, 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Chai Tea Spain WEB dreamstime m 39764361We will soon be celebrating our 13th Annual Sisterhood Chai Tea Fundraiser co-Ssponsored by the family and friends of Barbara Lesht. You are guaranteed a fabulous experience! As you pass through the doors you’ll feel transported to Spain. The ambience, entertainment and a three course meal, Taste of Spain, along with your complimentary glass of Sangria are sure to please.

Get ready for a shopping adventure with the following vendors:

  • Swiddles, Inc. - Ellen Swidler - Artistic handmade decorative serving pieces and other entertaining accessories. View her lineof merchandise at
  • USBourne Books - Katy Lesht - Books forchildren of all ages. Fiction and non-fiction, titles that will stir the imagination. View the vast selection of books at
  • Beadazzle - Melanie Brown - Handmade Swarovski crystal jewelry. View her line of merchandise at
  • MyThirtyOne - Gina DeFalco - Trendy andaffordable purses, totes and bags. View the collection at
  • Sheets by Karen - Karen Canzoneri - Luxurious sheets and pillowcases. Experience the comfort and softness of pure luxury. View her collection at
  • Sass & Chic - Jessica Rosengard - Custom designed and handmade greeting cards, stationery, jars, mugs, drinking glasses, wall art, gift packs and custom ordering.

You will have an opportunity to bid on fabulous Silent Auction themed baskets, take a chance on our 50/25/25 raffle, and be a winner of numerous door prize giveaways. Let the fun begin as you share a “Ladies Day Out.” The Chai Tea is filled with great memories, delicious cuisine, shopping for treasures and helping Beth Tikvah raise funds for their largest annual fundraiser.

We are offering Sponsorship Opportunities for this event. Please refer to our Sponsorship flyer for the different levels of generosity and mail in by February 23rd. Your Sponsorship automatically includes one free admission to the Chai Tea. Your generous donation will be acknowledged on our Thank You board during the Chai Tea.

Please note we have historically been a “Sold Out” event for the past 12 years and it is mandatory to purchase tickets by February 23, 2018. Send in your Chai Tea registration along with your check made out to Beth Tikvah Sisterhood ASAP. No tickets are sold at the door! We look forward to seeing you in Spain. Thank You for your support!

For further questions please contact Lorrie Galek at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Sisterhood Upcoming Events

03.19.2018 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Maj Mavens
03.21.2018 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Lilith Salon (Sisterhood)
03.26.2018 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Maj Mavens

Sisterhood Forms

Forms for everyone:

Membership levels letter
Dues & interests form
Oneg Serving Preferences

Forms for Board/Committees:

Deposit forms to record checks
     General deposit form
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     Membership deposit form
         PDF      EXCEL
     B'Nai Mitzvah deposit form
         PDF      EXCEL
Expense voucher (reimburse)
Expense tracking by committee
Sisterhood policy & procedures
Note:  Sisterhood supports the Religious School "No Nut Policy" - please keep it in mind when baking for Oneg
Tax exempt letter (contact Temple office to get form emailed to you)

Join Sisterhood Now!

Please become a Sisterhood member.  Then volunteer, make friends, and make a difference in our Jewish community! 

Consider joining at one of our Mitzvah levels of membership or becoming an Angel donor.

Send your dues early to:

  • Attend the Early Bird Dinner (complimentary fall dinner)
  • Be included in the Sisterhood phone directory
  • Be a part of a "Tribute" - a communication network for members with personal news, updates, and cards to console, honor or wish friends Happy Birthday
  • Get 10% discount coupon for Judaica Shop

Don't miss out!

Membership levels and benefits  
Member dues and interests form

Sisterhood Co-Presidents:   
Beth Shoub & Lesley Hollenberg

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See list of all 2017-18 Board Members


Important Dates and Information


Oneg Sign-up

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Help make an Oneg Shabbat special by setting up and serving at Friday night services. 
Sign-up now.

Join Tribute Network

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Sisterhood members alerted to send cards supporting and celebrating congregants through all the seasons of their lives.

Oneg Sponsorship

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A simple, elegant way to honor, remember, or celebrate a person, event or milestone.Download form for oneg sponsorship.

Judaica Shop

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Hours of Operation:

Tuesdays  5:15 - 7:00pm
Sundays  10:00 - 11:30am

Email or call the Beth Tikvah office at 847-885-4545 to be contacted by Sisterhood

Volunteer Appreciation

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Shine bright like our remarkable Sisters!
Sisterhood fun and friendship at this free dinner on
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 
to celebrate members who gave of their time during the year.  

Nosh Cafe

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Sunday mornings are delicious!
November 19, 2017
January 28, 2018
April 8, 2018

Helping hands and hungry appetites needed 

Membership / Early Bird Dinner

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"Early Birds" with dues paid enjoy a free dinner & evening of fun on October 25, 2017

Early Bird Flyer


Women's Seder


Annual Women's Seder.

Passover from a feminine perspective.

April 3, 2018

Chai Tea

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Annual luncheon and fundraiser takes us to
new places every year!
Join us on March 4, 2018.

Registration Form

Maj Mavens

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Mah Jongg - Come and play!
1st & 3rd Mondays  1:00 pm
2nd & 4th Mondays 7:00 pm



 Fresh crop of new programs!
Sept 13, 2017   Progressive Dinner
Nov 8, 2017   Interfaith WRJ Speaker
Jan 24, 2018   Treasures or Tchochkes
Feb 21, 2018   Jewish Genetics, What You Need to Know
Mar 14, 2018   Passover Tambourines
Apr 25, 2018   Food by Design
May 23, 2018   Buncorita

Learn, Eat, Play. 

Sales - For Festivals

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You'll find what you need!

Tribute (greeting) cards
New Year's Greetings and Honey
Chanukah Bazaar and Latkes
(This year's Bazaar runs from
Nov 19 - Dec 19)

Lilith Salon

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Magazine discussion group.
Topics of interest to women of the Jewish community.

Join discussion on
Oct 18, 2017 at 7pm.

Sales - For Fun!


You'll find what you want!

Bake sales and Flower sales

Focus on Kids



Help Religious School celebrate the Jewish holidays and send care packages to College kids.

WRJ Connection

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One woman can do amazing things . . .and a group of women can do so much more!

Beth Tikvah Sisterhood is a proud member of Women of Reform Judaism

Serve Kiddush

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Serve Kiddush following B'nai Mitzvot Services on Shabbat Mornings.

Sisterhood Giving

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Sisterhood is focused on Giving Back to the congregation, the community, and those in need. Some of these ongoing projects are listed below.

  • Maintain the “Hub” of Beth Tikvah, the kitchen, of course!
  • Encourage and support Jewish Summer Camp experiences for Beth Tikvah youth at OSRUI and beyond
  • S.K.I.P: Send Kids to Israel Program
  • Rosh Chodesh; young women's study and social group sponsorship
  • Youth group support
  • Discretionary and other BT fund contributions
  • WRJ Y.E.S. fund: Youth, Education, Service
  • Create and donate Community Holiday Baskets to those in need

Social Circle Events

A wonderful social circle 160 members strong:

  • Early Bird Dinner

  • Maj Mavens (Mah Jongg Instruction and Game Nights)

  • Chanukah Bazaar

  • Chai Tea - special themed luncheon

  • Sunday Morning Nosh Cafes

  • Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

  • Programs that are fun, educational, Jewish, nutritional, and more!

Social and Volunteering

Social Action and Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Serve at Religious School holiday celebrations

  • Send care packages to college students

  • Provide scholarships to any 6th grader who attends Olin Sang Ruby Union Institute

  • Send holiday baskets filled with goodies to our college students away from home

  • Sponsor sixth to eighth grade girls Rosh Chodesh program

  • Create/support ongoing & special fundraisers (eg. Judaica Gift Shop, Sisterhood Tablecloths)

Faith and Community

Connection to our Faith and the Beth Tikvah community:

  • Lilith Salon – magazine discussion group

  • Tribute - Communication network for members with personal news updates and cards to honor & console

  • Serve at Onegs following Shabbat services

  • Coordinate the Kiddush after a Bar or Bat Mitzvah

  • Women’s Seder

  • Encourage and support Jewish Summer Camp experiences for Beth Tikvah youth

  • Maintain the “Hub” of Beth Tikvah, the kitchen, of course!