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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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Youth Groups

Sat-Sun, Jun 2-3

4:00 pm - 8th-12th Graders
8:00 pm - 5th-7th Graders

elections vote WEB dreamstime m 26432065On Saturday, June 2, at 4:00 pm, Beth Tikvah’s 8th-12th Graders will gather together at Beth Tikvah to hear the speeches given by their peers and elect the 2018-2019 BeTTY Board.

At 8:00 pm, all 5th-7th Graders are invited to join everyone for Havdalah, food and fun, inclucing an overnight lock-in!

roller coaster WEB dreamstime m 3113191Sunday, June 3, everyone will hop on a bus in the morning and head to Great America to continue the fun and wrap up our year!! Everyone will return to Temple by 7:00 pm.

Megan Berger, BeTTY CVP

Lo Yisa Goy el Goy Cherev.

Lo Yil’medu Od Milchama.

Nation shall not lift up sword against nation,

neither shall they learn war any more 

A few weeks ago, I was at school, and the power went out just as the passing period bell rang. Now, if this had happened in the middle of class I wouldn’t have been so scared, but because it happened right as the bell rang when everyone was in the hallway, my first instinct was to panic, thinking someone was in the school and we’re all being attacked. There was no one in the school. The power came back on. We were fine, but we shouldn’t have to feel this type of panic and fear in the first place. 

Why should I have to be afraid in my own school; the place where I spend the majority of my time; the place where we should feel safe? We should not feel safe because of all the security guards, or because of all the doors being locked, but safe because we should know that there are good people in the world and the bad people get the help they need and don’t have access to such harmful weapons as guns. 

Unfortunately this isn’t the case. We live in a world full of fear because we live by outdated laws that no longer protect us but now harm us. People send out their prayers, but don’t do anything to make a change to make sure that not another person is harmed because of someone else’s right to bear arms.

As teens being affected by the continuous fear of school shootings, it’s our job to stand up and make a difference. On March 9th, members of BeTTY youth were invited to take part in the “Teens Take The Bimah” movement. Various stories and inspiring facts were shared to show the teens stance on gun prevention. Thank you to Audrey Moos, Sarah Gruettner, Amanya Meir, and Sydney Bakal for their bravery in standing up for this movement. 

On March 14th high school students around the country participated in walkouts to protest for our human right of safety.

On March 24th we Marched for our Lives in DC and in Chicago.

This is our time to speak up and use our voice.

Thank you to all the Beth Tikvah members who’ve heard our voices and have graciously pledged to donate to gun prevention charities and organizations of our choice. We fully appreciate the support and hope you all keep fighting for our lives. 

Megan Berger, BeTTY CVP

Youth Groups Upcoming Events

06.02.2018 4:00 pm - 06.03.2018 12:00 pm
BeTTY Lock-in

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Youth Chairs
Brad Egel & Helen Kornick

Interim Youth Leaders
Brad Egel & Helen Kornick

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.