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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

September 1, 2017, 6:00 pm

Shabark Shalom 2017 Zeesil

Come celebrate Erev Shabbat with your pet, followed by a BYO Picnic.

Also, please help welcome back our religious school students!

Come to our beautiful outdoor sanctuary behind the temple with:

  • chairs and/or blankets
  • your own picnic dinner
  • your family and friends, and
  • your friendly dog, cat, bird, fish, tarantula, stuffed animal, picture of a current or former pet...

DONATIONS: In addition, we will be collecting pet toys, food, collars,bedding and other items to donate to a local pet shelter.

IN THE EVENT OF RAIN: Shabbat Services will be held indoors, but no animals will be allowed in the building. (Leave em’ home) Sorry Snoopy!

Saturday, September 16, 2017

7:00 pm - Study Session over Light Dairy Dinner and Dessert
8:30 pm - Selichot Service

This year's study session will happen over a light dairy dinner and dessert. There is no cost for the dinner, however, please RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by September 14 to attend the dinner/study session so we will be sure to provide enough food.

Selichot means "forgiveness" and this worship service - with its haunting music lead by our choir, and with penitential prayers - is intended to instill a mood of solemnity that serves as a prelude to the sacred themes of the Days of Awe.

Our Selichot Services and study sessions are open to all and we he hope you will consider joining us for this moving and inspirational night of prayer, introspection and study. The evening concludes with the blast of the shofar which urges participants to reflect upon their lives and to change for the better.

Aug 4, 2017: 6:00 pm Service & BYO Picnic

Hoffman Estates Village Green5510 Prairie Stone Parkway, Hoffman Estates, IL

Rabbi Ilana Guitars

This is a always a lovely evening to join with family and friends. Please bring chairs and and/or blankets; your own picnic dinner; family & friends. Village Green will have a beer garden on premises. Feel free to partake after services if so inclined.

● From the EAST, take Route 72 (Higgins) past Route 59. Turn left at Prairie Stone Parkway (a light). Continue past the Sears Centre. The Village Green is on your right. Just west of the white tent, turn right into the parking lot.
● From the WEST, take Route 72 (Higgins) to Beverly Road. Turn right on Beverly, then left on Prairie Stone Parkway. At either Hoffman Blvd (by the Sears Centre) or Pratum Ave. make a U‐turn to head west on Prairie Stone Parkway. Just west of the white tent, turn right into the parking lot.
● Parking: Please park on the west side of the white tent. (The signs for Village Green parking point to parking on the east side.) Parking on the east will be a longer walk.
● Handicapped/ADA Parking: Handicap parking is west of the park, which is shared with businesses. Follow the sidewalks east to the venue. The Village of Hoffman Estates complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). For accessibility assistance, call the ADA Coordinator at 847‐882‐9100.

Prairie Stone Village Green Tent


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.