Wednesday, January 28, 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:

Jan.  13 – ARZA Elections open

Jan. 22 - Ritual Committee meeting

Jan. 25 - Sisterhood Mah Jongg Tournament

Jan. 27 - Movie Night, :Orchestra of Exiles"

Jan. 28 - Board of Directors meeting

Jan. 30-Feb. 1 – Adult Kallah

Feb. 1 - Coffee, conversation and nibbles, 9:30am at Kilmer

Feb. 5 - Sisterhood Tu B’shevat Seder

Feb. 8 – Tu Bishvat Community Celebration

Feb. 8 - Movie Night at Continental, "Crossing Delancey"

Feb. 15 - Blue Ribbon Meeting, Noon, Abbott Court

Feb.16 - 7th grade Day Off Program, Drug prevention program

Feb. 16 - Book Discussion Group

Feb. 22 - Shiva Minyan Leader Training

Feb. 24 - Movie Night at Abbott Court, documentary film

Feb. 25 - Board meeting, 7pm Abbott Court

Feb. 26 - Ritual Committee meeting, 7pm Abbott Court

Mar. 1 - GIFTS - 5 week class

Mar. 4 - Beth Am Staff PG-13 Purim Shpiel, sing-a-long and Megillah reading

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

Mar. 16 - Sisterhood Women's Seder

Apr. 10 - Sisterhood Shabbat

Apr. 11 - Men’s Club Wolves event

June 14-24 - Interfaith Israel Tour




Torah Study

Jan. 24, 9:00am-9:45am

Feb. 7, 9:00am-9:45am

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

Service Hours:

Worship at Abbott Court -

January 30 - 7:30pm   Worship and Oneg

February 6 - 7:30pm  Worship and Oneg

February 20 - 7:30pm  Worship and Oneg

March 27 - 7:30pm  Worship and Oneg

 Worship at Beth El, Northbrook

January 23 - 7:30pm  Family Service with Rabbi Prass, Kavannah and Birthday Blessings!

February 13 - 7:30pm  Worship, Oneg and Tefillah Band

February 27 - 7:30pm  Family Service with Rabbi Prass, Kavannah and Birthday Blessings!

March 6 - 7:30pm  Worship and Oneg      

March 13 -  7:30pm  Worship, Oneg and Tefillah Band

March 20 - 7:30pm  Family Service with Rabbi Prass, Kavannah and Birthday Blessings!


Tot Shabbat at Abbott Court -

February 6 - 6:15pm  Worship and Oneg

March 6 - 6:15pm  Worship and Oneg