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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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How very exciting that you are considering taking another step forward on your spiritual journey! If you are interested in exploring Judaism, our clergy would welcome a private, non-challening conversation with you. Judaism is a non-proselytizing religion and our primary concern is that you find a spiritual connection and spiritual home that is right for you. If, after exploring and experiencing Judaism, you decide that it is not what you are looking for, our hope is that the journey itself will enhance your life going forward and that you will continue your search with new ideas, new questions to ask and another perspective to consider. Those who decide to pursue a path to conversion work with our rabbi to determine an appropriate conversion course of study and experience. Typically Jews by Choice, spend a year studying Judaism, taking classes such as an Introduction to Judaism, attending Shabbat and Jewish holiday services, having regular check-ins with our rabbi, and immersing oneself in a ritual bath called a mikvah. The specific amount of time and education required for preparation, it should be noted, varies from person to person.

There are two parts to the conversion ceremony. The first, as mentioned, involves immersion in a mikvah, ritual bath shortly after meeting with a Beit Din, a small group of clergy who will ask questions to determine whether or not a candidate is ready to become a Jew. The second part of the ceremony usually takes place at Friday night Shababt Services on the week of the conversion. At this time the Jew By Choice is called before the congregation to receive a special blessing from the rabbi as well as a Hebrew name and is formally welcomed and embraced by our community.

Learn more about conversion to Judaism

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Celebrating a Life Cycle Event

If you know you will soon experience a Life Cycle Event, please email Beth Tikvah, or call 847-885-4545, so that we can have one of our clergy connect with you.

Life Cycle Events

A familiar text from the book of Ecclesiastics reminds us that “there is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven.” At Beth Tikvah Congregation, our caring and dedicated clergy look forward to helping you and your family mark, celebrate, and feel the sanctity of your simchas (joyous moments in life) and they are committed to helping you cope and respond in challenging times. Likewise, your friends and fellow congregants of Beth Tikvah Congregation cannot wait to rejoice with you in happy times and want to be there for you in times of trouble.

If you know you will soon experience a happy event (such as the birth of a child, a Bar Mitzvah, wedding or wedding anniversary), or if you are currently facing a hardship in life such as a loss, illness, loss of job or any other sorrow or disappointment, please email Beth Tikvah, or call 847-885-4545, so that we can have one of our clergy connect with you.