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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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For Members

Attending Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur Services is one of the benefits of membership and these services are open to all members of good standing. Please complete a Ticket Request Form to ensure you get all the tickets you need.

There is no charge for tickets for congregation members, adult dependents whose permanent residence is with you, or for your children entering Grade 5 or older who can attend the Congregational Services. Members paying Single Member dues will receive one ticket. Tickets are not issued for your children ages 4 years old through Grade 4; these children are welcome to attend the Children’s Services. If you know you are going to be out of our area during the High Holy Days, please contact our temple This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. about receiving reciprocal tickets for the local Union of Reform Judaism (URJ) congregation in that area.

Please make sure that you bring your tickets to Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur Services, as they are required for admission. Tickets will be mailed to you in advance of the High Holidays, or can be picked up at Will Call if necessary.

For Non-Members and Guests

High Holy Day tickets are available for purchase for non-members who have not belonged to BTC within the past five years. Please contact our This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details at 847-885-4545.

Of course, persons who live within the area served by the Temple (e.g. adult children) are encouraged to affiliate with the Congregation and receive their own High Holy Day tickets; we would love to have you join our sacred community. Please view our Prospective Membership page for more information about belonging to BTC.

In the event that you are experiencing severe financial circumstances, and are unable to purchase High Holy Tickets, please contact our This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Worshippers who are members of another Reform Congregation outside of the area can also obtain tickets for Beth Tikvah Congregational Services by contacting our This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling 847-885-4545.

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.