Thursday, July 2, 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:

July 10 - Outdoor Worship under the stars - JCYS 1700 Weiland Rd, BG

July 12 - Deer Path Park in Vernon Hills Sunday in the Park with Bagels w/ A Program of Big Tent Judaism, 10am-noon

July 15 - Movie Night at Abbott Court, "Making Trouble: 3 Generations of Funny Jewish Women", 7pm

July 15-19 - Mitzvah Opportunity -NW Suburban Interfaith Council's Mission Trip to Brookport, IL  

July 17 - Men's Club Sha-BBQ, 6:00pm, (RSVP required) followed by 7:30pm Shabbat Worship at Abbott Court

July 20 - Mitzvah Opportunity -Summer Suppers at Kingswood

July 22 - Board of Directors Meeting

July 23 - Ritual Committee Meeting

July 26 - Sunday Morning Minyan

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

May 30, 9:00am-9:45am

Service Hours:

Worship at Abbott Court -

July 3     Abbott   6:00pm       July 4th Weekend Worship and Oneg

July 10   JCYS     6:15/7:30  BYO Dinner 6:15pm, Outdoor Worship  7:30pm 1700 Weiland Rd, BG. 

July 17   Abbott   7:30pm     Men's Club BBQ (RSVP), Worship and Understanding Lecha Dodi

July 24   Abbott   7:30pm     Worship, Learner's Service & Understanding The Aleinu Prayer, Birthday Blessings

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