Saturday, February 28, 2015

House of the People


Come celebrate Purim with us on March 1st and March 4th

Sunday, March 1st Happenings

Wednesday, March 4th Happenings

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:

Now through April ARZA Election is open

Feb. 22 - Shiva Minyan Leader Training, 10:30am at Abbott Court

Feb. 24 - Movie Night at Abbott Court, documentary movie, "Hava Nagila" 

Feb. 25 - Board meeting, 7:00pm at Abbott Court

Mar. 1 -  GIFTS - 5 week Adult Ed. class

Mar. 1 -  CBA Blood Drive, 8:30am-12:30pm at Kilmer 

Mar. 1 -  Purim Megillah, Madness & Mitzvot at Kilmer

Mar. 1 -  Coffee, Conversation and Nibbles9:30-10:30am at Kilmer

Mar. 1 -  Win a Raffle Ticket for a Shaloch Manot Basket at Kilmer

Mar. 1 -  On-site sign up for Amazon Smile , 9:30-11:30am at Kilmer

Mar. 1 -  College Committee packing Purim Care Packages, 9:30-10:30am at Kilmer

Mar. 3 -  Healing Hearts new group forming, see below 

Mar. 4 -  Beth Am Staff PG-13 Purim Shpiel, sing-a-long and Megillah reading, 7:30pm at Abbott Court

Mar. 8 -  Movie Night at Continental, "Annie Hall"

Mar. 9 -10 - School Fundraiser at California Pizza Kitchen

Mar. 10 - Introduction to Judaism Class begins, see below

Mar. 11 - Adult Jewish Education Co-op (AJEC) Winter Program

Mar. 16 - Sisterhood Women's seder

Mar. 24 - Movie Night at Abbott Court, documentary movie

Mar. 25 - Board meeting, 7:00pm at Abbott Court

Mar. 26 - Ritual Committee meeting, 7:00pm at Abbott Court

Mar. 29 - Moat Chitim Delivery Day

Apr. 10 - Sisterhood Shabbat

Apr. 11 -  Men's Club Wolves event 

Apr. 12 - JUF Dessert Reception - Save the Date!

Apr. 23 - Ritual Committee meeting, 7:00pm at Abbott Court 

May 3  -  Israel Solidarity Day

June 14-24 - Interfaith Israel Tour 





Torah Study

Feb. 28, 9:00am-9:45am

Mar. 14, 9:00am-9:45am

Mar. 28, 9:00am-9:45am

Apr.  3,  9:00am-9:45am

Service Hours:

Worship at Abbott Court -

February 20    7:30pm  Shabbat Evening Worship     

March 20        7:30pm  Shabbat Evening Worship with Birtday blessings and Kavannah

March 27        7:30pm  Shabbat Evening Worship

  Worship at Beth El, Northbrook

February 27   7:30pm  Shabbat Evening Worship with Birtday blessings and Kavannah

March 6         7:30pm  Shabbat Evening Worship        

March 13       7:30pm  Shabbat Evening Worship/Shabbat Across America with the Beth Am Tefillah Band         


Tot Shabbat at Abbott Court -

March 6 - 6:15pm  Worship and Oneg