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300 Hillcrest Blvd Hoffman Estates, IL 60169

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Beth Tikvah Congregation

Our House of Hope

300 Hillcrest Blvd, Hoffman Estates, IL 60169  

847-885-4545

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Join Us

Shalom!

new member cakeFinding a spiritual home is important, so let us introduce you to Beth Tikvah Congregation. We are a Reform temple serving over 250 families/individuals in the Northwest suburban area for over 50 years. Our membership is diverse, with people of all ages and levels of Jewish observance. We have many interfaith families who are involved in all aspects of temple life.

For many of us, our congregation serves as a center for our religious, educational, and community activities. There are also many benefits for our members. Whatever your reason for joining a congregation, we will help you feel welcome as part of the Beth Tikvah family.  

Our clergy include Rabbi Taron Tachman and Cantorial Soloist Ilana Axel. They are a dynamic duo who care greatly about our members and creating Jewish community. Our clergy also lead Torah Study every Saturday from 9:00-10:00 am. Prospective members are welcome to come and learn with us.

Our Shabbat Services are held on Friday evenings at various times:

  • 6:00 pm - 1st Friday of the month - Family Shabbat Service, often with religious school class participation
  • 8:00 pm - 2nd, 3rd and 4th Fridays of the month - Shabbat Service including Torah reading and translation as well as a sermon or interactive text study
  • 6:00 pm - 5th Friday of the month - Kabbalat Shabbat Service to usher in Shabbat with psalms, prayers, songs, creativity, joy and innovation


Open Arms Initiative for Young Families

open arms dreamstime m 33871249Beth Tikvah Congregation is committed to making sure finances are not a barrier for your participation at the temple. This pathway is for you if A) you are a married couple without children whose oldest member is 35 years of age or younger, OR your oldest child is in the first grade or younger.

Our membership team will work with you to determine your pathway to membership at Beth Tikvah Congregation. Please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call Deb Bakal at 847-650-9230 for more details.


apple-pieConnections for All Ages

Beth Tikvah Congregation prides itself on offering social, educational and spiritual opportunities for all age groups. We are here for you at every age and stage of life! Join us at Beth Tikvah!


0-5 years of age

Tot Shabbat usually takes place once a month at Beth Tikvah Congregation.

Our Early Childhood Center offers classes and programs for the younger children and their parents.


5-12 years of age

We offer Family Shabbat Services one Friday night a month, geared to our young families.

Our Religious School offers classes, programs and field trips for our students.

We have a Family Education program during the year where families attend a Sunday morning class together and learn about Jewish history, values or life cycle events.

We have Family Retreats where our families can celebrate Shabbat and enjoy creative programs and social time away from the stresses and schedule of home life.

Our Cantorial Soloist, Ilana Axel, leads our children’s choirs (Kolan Aleph and Kolan Bet) which welcome children of all different musical abilities. The choirs participate in various holiday and Shabbat services, as well as at performing occasional local singing venues.

Our Social Action Committee welcomes the involvement of our young families in caring for our garden and helping cook in our soup kitchen.


12-18 years of age

Our Religious School continues until twelfth grade and has a special program for students in Grades 8-12 that includes a dinner and learning session with our rabbi and various educators on Tuesday evenings. In addition, some of our older teens serve as student teachers in our religious school program.

Our Youth Groups offer social, educational and service opportunities for our Tweens and Teens within our own Beth Tikvah community, as well as within the larger Jewish Chicagoland community.

Members ages 12-18 are eligible for our older children’s choir, Kolan Bet, and can then transition into the adult choir, Kol Tikvah, if interest and ability permit. We also offer opportunities for young musicians in songleading and participation in our synagogue instrumental ensemble, K’lei Tikvah.

Our Committees welcome the involvement of our young adults in their activities as well.


Post High School

Our Sisterhood sends care packages to the college, military, or post-high school students of our members a few times of year so that they know their Beth Tikvah community is thinking of them.

We hold an annual post high school reunion "Blue Jeans Shabbat" the Friday after Thanksgiving, where our returning students can visit with one another. Our students are also invited to participate in the service if they should choose to do so.

There are also many Jewish resources for our post-high school students.


Twenty/Thirty/Forty-somethings

We have a young people’s group, NextGen (GenX/GenY), that holds events regularly that include baseball games, wine-tastings, dinners out and game nights.

We have Adult Education programs throughout the year including a Book Club, Torah Study every Saturday morning, and scholar-in-residence programs.

Men’s Club has twice-monthly card games on Monday evenings, a yearly summer golf outing, and Sunday brunches throughout the year. Sisterhood offers Mahjong games on some Monday evenings and some Monday afternoons, and has social and educational programs throughout the year for the women of the congregation.

Many of our congregants participate in our Committees according to their interests and abilities. If you like to cook, you are a good fit for our Caring Committee that provides meals for members and their families in times of illness. If you are a gardener, you would enjoy our community social action garden, Gan Tikvah. If you enjoy acting and singing, you can participate in our annual fundraiser that often includes dramatic and comedic elements. There are committees and activities to suit every interest and personality. Please see our Committee listings for more opportunities.


Fifty+

Our active Men’s Club and Sisterhood offer many programs for those over fifty that are social, educational and service-oriented. Participating in these groups creates friendship and community.

Phase II is our newest adult social group focused on older adults who may not have children or who have moved beyond the stage of "intense" child-rearing, but all adults are welcome.

Many of our congregants participate in our Committees according to their interests and abilities. If you like to cook, you are a good fit for our Caring Committee that provides meals for members and their families in times of illness. If you are a gardener, you would enjoy our community social action garden, Gan Tikvah. If you enjoy acting and singing, you can participate in our annual fundraiser that often includes dramatic and comedic elements. There are committees and activities to suit every interest and personality. Please see our Committee listings for more opportunities. 

Upcoming Events

Jun
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06.27.2017 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Jun
30

06.30.2017 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Jul
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07.01.2017

Jul
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07.01.2017 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Jul
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07.02.2017 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Jul
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07.03.2017 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Jul
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07.03.2017 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Jul
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07.06.2017 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Jul
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07.07.2017 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Jul
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07.08.2017

Dues

Members of our congregation pay dues to support the upkeep of our building, pay our staff and keep our programs running. We strive to offer membership to anyone who would like to be part of our community no matter what his/her means.

  • These fees can be paid annually or monthly, as each congregant prefers.
  • First-year members receive a 50% discount on the annual dues.
  • Financial adjustment is available to those who cannot afford our regular dues through our Financial Secretary.
  • Families with children in our Early Childhood Education program may be eligible for additional discounted rates through the STEP Program.
  • Those who can afford to support the community beyond the regular dues are encouraged to do so through our Honor Roll Program and/or by other donations.