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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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Youth Groups

Congratulations to Gavin McMullen

Gavin McMullen Etz Chaim EmblemOn March 1, 2018 Gavin was awarded the Etz Chaim Emblem from The National Jewish Committee on Scouting from the Boy Scouts of America.

The Etz Chaim (Tree of Life) religious emblem is designed for Boy Scouts in high school, ages 14 to 17, and registered Venturers, the co-ed program administered by the Boy Scouts of America and the only one that may be earned by a female, ages 14 to 20. This emblem encourages young adults to explore adult Jewish roles in the context of family, community, and Jewish people.

Wendy01 cropped2018... wow how the time flies. As BeTTY reflects back on 2017, we’ve had a pretty good year. We’ve had many events, all of which were a fun time with lots of memories. BeTTY has also had some amazing attendance at NFTY CAR events. We’ve traveled far and not so far, from NFTY convention hosted in Chicago, to our weekends in Oconomowoc, all the way to Boston, MA for Biennial.

With all these great experiences comes inspiration for an even better 2018. We kicked off the year by hosting our NFTY CAR friends here at Beth Tikvah for one crazy Winter Kallah weekend. During this weekend we learned about social justice and how we can take action in our community. We had many amazing opportunities to volunteer with our friends at BJBE, and even some big fun surprises with Kevin Coval.

This event will be followed by a snow tubing event the next weekend with BeTTY and TWEENS and a Northwestern vs. Michigan State Basketball game with Temple Jeremiah youth.

Megan Berger, BeTTY CVP

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youth group leaders

Youth Chairs
Brad Egel & Helen Kornick

Youth Leader
Stacey Lysoivanov (middle)

BeTTY Board 2017-18

  • President: Sarah Cohen
  • Programming VP: Lily Thalhammer
  • Social Action VP: Sarah Gruettner & Sydney Bakal
  • Religious & Cultural VP: Audrey Moos
  • Membership VP: Meghan Kier
  • Communications VP: Megan Berger

What's great fun, gathers high school friends from more that eight neighboring high schools, and has plenty of room for you?

BeTTY (Beth Tikvah Temple Youth) and they can't wait to welcome you! Ninth through twelfth grade members join together for fun, food, great friendships, social action service to the community, and the right mix of song and spiritual connection. TWEENS is for grades 6-8.

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Leadership Opportunities

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There's something for everyone to get involved in and to develop your leadership skills. Have you tried your hand at songleading? Or put your great ideas to work as you help organize and lead an event? Or why not take part in leading services?


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Through each year BeTTY brings us together from more than seven area high schools into a single close-knit BeTTY community!

Great Events

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Lock-Ins, Spaghettiless Dinners, Scavenger Hunts...Watch this page, Facebook, and stay in touch for upcoming events!

NFTY Chicago Area Region


Northwest Federation of Temple Youth - Chicago Area Region (NFTY-CAR) unites us with Jewish teens from high schools throughout the greater Chicagoland area,  BeTTY remains highly active in events, retreats, programs, and projects within and beyond our region.