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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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Specific Worship Events

Friday, Dec 15

6:00 pm Dinner (RSVP); 7:30 pm Service

ALL Beth Tikvah Members and Family are invited! Everyone is encouraged to wear their Beth Tikvah T-shirts or sweatshirts.

Chanukah Dinner Menorah

Join us for a delicious Shabbat Dinner including Chicken, Pasta Primavera with veggies, Salad and LATKES of course!

This unique Chanukah Lights & Miracles Shabbat Service in the middle Chanukah is not to be missed. Featuring clergy, storytellers, Kolan, Kol Tikvah, and K'lei Tikvah, and bring your family menorahs (chanukiyot) to light together!

Friday, November 24, 8:00 pm

Blue JeansWelcome back all College Students!

Join us for Blue Jean Shabbat. See your friends that are home for Thanksgiving Break. All members welcome, young and young at heart. Feel free to bring your guitar if you play.

Join your friends for a casual dinner before the service, then attend the fun and lively Blue Jean Shabbat Service.

If you are interested in dinner before the service, RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Nov 20.

Friday, November 10, 8:00 pm

2017 Veterans WEB dreamstime m 16226837Join us as we honor members of the armed forces and hear stories from veterans about their experiences as Jews in the military.

If you are a veteran and would like to share a memory of being a Jew in the military, please contact Rabbi Tachman This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Sunday, November 12, 2:00 pm

Aaron close up warmerIt is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Aaron Lee, son of Naomi and Al Lee, brother of Alan and Andrew Lee.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, November 12th at 2:00 pm at Beth Tikvah.

The family will be receiving friends in the Chaveyron until 5:00 pm.

Other information about Aaron

Aaron Joseph Lee passed away at the age of 34 on October 21, 2017 after a yearlong battle with cancer. Born in San Francisco, Aaron grew up in the Bay Area and the Chicago suburbs. A scholar of many languages, Aaron studied linguistics at UCLA and Northwestern University and later returned to UCLA for his MBA. He remained in southern California since.

Aaron was very proud of his unique Jewish and Chinese heritage, and community was important to him. He valued his work as a health innovation consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers and Kaiser Permanente. At his most recent position with the KP Health Innovation Studio, he thrived working on complex problems and enjoyed mentoring colleagues. Aaron was also active in local and online Buddhist communities and served as an inspiration to many.

He is survived by his parents, Naomi and Al Lee; girlfriend, Susanna Lin; brothers Alan and Andrew Lee. A memorial service will be held at Hsi Lai Temple (佛光山西來寺) in Hacienda Heights, California on Sunday, October 29 at 3 p.m. Aaron’s ashes will be scattered in the San Francisco Bay on Sunday, November 5 in a private ceremony. A memorial service will also be held at the Beth Tikvah Congregation in Hoffman Estates, Illinois on Sunday, November 12 at 2 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations to a memorial GoFundMe fund would be greatly appreciated to help cover funeral expenses, with proceeds going to support Aaron’s favorite causes.​


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.