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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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Tickets are required for Erev Rosh Hashanah, Rosh Hashanah, Kol Nidre, and Yom Kippur services. In order to receive tickets, please fill out the Ticket Request Form and return it as soon as possible to the temple office. For 2017, tickets will be mailed to you by September 8. Please bring your tickets to services, as they are required for admission.

Members

As part of the privileges of Membership in Beth Tikvah Congregation (BTC), members are entitled to the following for High Holy Days services. Single Membership entitles you to one ticket at no cost. Family Membership entitles you to tickets at no cost for all resident family members (including adult dependents whose permanent residence is with the members).

Children

Children of members may attend services at no cost. Children in 5th Grade and older are encouraged to attend the Congregational Services with a ticket issued at no cost. (Please include them on the Ticket Request Form.) Children 4 years old through 4th Grade are welcome to attend the Children’s Services concurrent with morning services at Holy Family (no tickets issued). Children 0 through 4 years old are encouraged to attend the Family Preschool Services with their parents.

Babysitting

Babysitting for preschool children ages 6 months to 4 years old is only available during the morning services on Rosh Hashanah Day One and Yom Kippur. You must submit the Babysitting Request Form with payment ahead of time.

Non-Members

Non-members can also attend Beth Tikvah High Holy Day Services by submitting the Non-Member Ticket Request Form.

Relatives of Beth Tikvah Members can purchase tickets for $100 per person for both High Holy Days, or for $75 per person for one High Holy Day.

Non-members can purchase tickets for $200 per person by contacting the temple office.

People who live within the Beth Tikvah area (e.g. adult children) are encouraged to become Temple members and receive their own High Holy Day tickets at no cost.

Out Of Town

If Beth Tikvah members will be out of town during the High Holy Days, they can contact the Temple office to receive reciprocal tickets for the Union of Reform Judaism (URJ) congregation in the area where they will be.

Worship

Worship is very important to us at Beth Tikvah Congregation. We believe that - through prayer on the Sabbath, on Jewish Holidays, and as a part of our everyday lives - we can improve ourselves, our relationships with each other, and with God. Through prayer we give voice to the longings in our hearts. We find comfort, inspiration, meaning, guidance and hope through prayer, and we reconnect with our most sacred values and ideals.

Our prayer book, Mishkan T’filah, asserts that “each of us enters this sanctuary with a different need,” and at BTC we strive to create worship that is engaging, accessible and relevant. Attending or viewing online one of our services, you will immediately notice that our services include joyous, uplifting music, inspirational sermons, celebrations of life cycle events, time for reflection and meditation, as well as shared laughter. Following each worship service, the congregation typically gathers together to enjoy delicious desserts and refreshments each other’s company.

We are always delighted to have guests and long-time members worship with us and we want you to feel comfortable, included, and attuned to what is happening at any given moment. More information about attending our worship services for the first time can be found here.

Our prayer services include both Hebrew and English in the form of prayers, readings and songs, and most everything that appears in Hebrew is both translated and transliterated in the prayer book. While there is much to be said about our prayer services, the best way to find out more is to experience our worship. We hope to see you at one of our upcoming worship services. We most frequently gather together for prayer on Friday evenings when we usher in the Jewish Sabbath (Shabbat); a 24-hour period of rest, reflection, renewal and reconnection to God.

Please refer to the list of our Shabbat Services offered, or view our congregational Calendar. Also, if you are unable to attend in-person, you can join us weekly in prayer online through our live streaming.