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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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Beth Tikvah Library

Passover Hagaddah Matzah Flowers WEB dreamstime m 37240634We have moved our Passover collection to the yellow cart and shelf above it marked "Passover." We have many children's books that explain the meaning and rituals of Passover. For adults we have "how to make your own Haggadah" with examples of many.

Looking for a new Passover recipe? Our cookbook selection has many ideas. Check them out.

About checking out: Please be certain to fill out the yellow circulation card for each book taken. While you are cleaning for Passover, if you come across any Beth Tikvah books that have been forgotten, please return them. As always, we have no overdue fines.

shofar on book

We have put our children’s fall holiday book collection on the cart in the library. We have books dedicated to Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, and general holiday themes. As we were assembling these books, the library ladies noticed how few, how old, and how outdated our children’s collection is. There are ample books on Chanukah and Passover, but the collection for other holidays needs updating. We are not professional librarians and so do not have access to information about appropriate and interesting children’s books. We are now open to donations, (with the right of accepting) children’s books. We are already subscribing to the JUF/PJLibrarychicago book series, so we are looking for books from other sources. And our library is not just for children. So, adults, please browse while your child is in religious school and take advantage of our offerings.

Hours & After Hours

So-many books so little time

Library Hours:

Tuesday 5:00pm-8:00pm
during religious school

Sunday 9:00am -1:00pm 
during religious school

To use the library at other times, please follow the simple instructions on the librarian's desk for self-checkout of materials.

Library Co-Chairs,
Myrna Frankel

myrna frankel

& Carrol Gold

Consider volunteering for the Library Committee. We welcome your suggestions.

Whether you're carpooling to Religious School, and need appropriate theme music CDs like "Lots of Latkes" or the Aleph Bet song, or you're looking for a great read with a Jewish connection, the Beth Tikvah Library hosts thousands of materials in both English and Hebrew.

The Library provides access to Judaica materials relevant to our entire congregation. Materials include books, periodicals, videos, CD’s and DVD’s in Hebrew and English. The Library hopes to stimulate the study of Judaism and its history and practices as well as its relevance to daily life through a comfortable and supportive environment.

Library Wish List

Library table books2

Help us grow our library collection with items from our Wish List or more.

  • Donate to the congregation's Library Fund to honor or remember a special person or event. 
  • Contribute with a leaf in your child's name to the Children's Library Tree.
  • Make a Bar/Bat Mitzvah special with centerpieces of books to donate after the party.

What You'll Find

Where true magic hides

Don't let the magic stay hidden in the library! Check out Jewish books, CDs, videos, and more.

Some current titles include:

  • "Kosher Cajun Cookbook" (adult)
  • "Naomi's Song" (teen)
  • "Mrs. Katz and Tush" (children)
  • CDs by Itzhak Perlman
  • Videos such as Shalom Sesame
  • View Current Collection Highlights

Check These Out!

The Red Tent  Sammy Spiders First Shabbat  Number the Stars

Items may be checked out for 2 weeks at a time.

  1. Take the card from the item, write your full name and the date on it.
  2. Put card on the library desk, or in wooden card box on library desk.
  3. To return an item, place in book return box just outside the library doors.
  4. Beyond two weeks, an overdue notice will be sent requesting return of the item.
  5. You can extend the loan for an additional two weeks.
  6. If item is not returned, there will be a charge for replacement value of the lost item.