Wednesday, July 29, 2015

House of the People


Congregation Beth Am is a strong and loving congregational community dedicated to the enrichment and perpetuation of the greater Reform Jewish community.  We are able to accomplish our mission through our passionate dedication to the Jewish ideals of Avodah (Worship), Talmud Torah (Lifelong Learning), and Tikkun Olam (Social Action), all within the context of building a better world.  We are the House of the People.

Beth Am's website is where you will learn about our temple, and find plenty of up-to-date information about our congregation, our programs, our leadership, and our Hebrew School. Congregation Beth Am is a Reform Jewish congregation.  The Synagogue and temple is located in Buffalo Grove, Illinois which serves the Northwest Chicago suburbs of Buffalo Grove, Vernon Hills, Arlington Heights, Long Grove, Lincolnshire, Libertyville, and Wheeling.  We feel we have some of the best programming amongst Jewish Reform congregations and temples.

Our congregation is led by Rabbi Lisa Sari Bellows and Rabbi Richard Prass is our Director of Education.  Congregation Beth Am is a vibrant community that welcomes you to find your spiritual home within our Beth Am family.  We have worship opportunities and programming for people of all ages ranging from Family Shabbat to Adult worship, in addition to youth programming and special guest speakers for adult learners.


Points oF Interest:

Aug. 7 - Outdoor Shabbat Worship Under the Stars, 7pm at Twin Creeks Park, 401 E. Aptakisic Road, BG

Aug. 8 -  Havdalah, Shmoozing, and S'mores, 7:00pm

Aug. 9 - CBA Blood Drive - SAVE THE DATE!

Aug. 9 -   Cradle Roll

Aug. 25 & 26 - AARP Driver Safety Course

Aug. 28 - Tot Shabbat Sundae, 6:15pm, Abbott Court

Aug. 30 - Cradle Roll

Aug. 30 - Membership Open House

 Aug. 30 - Mitzvah Opportunity - Caring Partners pack and delivery of annual remembrance gifts (Volunteers needed)

 Sept. 2 - Membership Open House





Torah Study


Service Hours:

July 31   Abbott   7:30pm     Worship Led by Ben Hurwitz and Barbara Barnett

August 7              6:00pm        Shabbat Picnic Dinner

                              7:00pm        Outdoor Shabbat Worship   Twin Creek Park   (corner of BG Rd and Aptakisic Rd)

August 14         7:30pm       Shabbat Evening Worship   (CBA sanctuary space at Temple Beth El)

 August 21        7:30pm       Shabbat Evening Worship with College Send Off Blessing   (CBA sanctuary space at Temple Beth El)

August 28         6:15pm      Tot Shabbat with Rabbis and Brad Egel   (at Abbott Court)

August 28        7:30pm        Shabbat Evening Worship   (CBA sanctuary space at Temple Beth El)