Saturday, November 22, 2014

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:

Nov. 7 -  20 and 30 somethings - Shabbat Dinner and Services

Nov. 9  - Blue Ribbon Planning Meeting, Noon at Abbott Court

Nov. 12 - Movie Night - Regina - 7pm $5 Abbott Court

Nov. 12 - Education Committee Meeting, 7pm Abbott Court

Nov. 15 - A Pathway to Peace, Interfaith presentation

Nov 15-16 -Limmud Chicago, Festival of Jewish Learningat Doubletree Skokie Hilton

Nov.16 - JNF Community Dessert Reception, 7pm Beth Judea

Nov. 17 - Men's Club meeting at Continental, 7pm

Nov. 17 - Book Club, 7:30pm Abbott Court

Nov. 18 - Israel Trip Information Meeting, 7pm Abbott Court

Nov. 20 - Sisterhood Whole Foods Cooking Demonstration

Nov. 23 - OSRUI Camp Presentation, 11am Kilmer School

Nov. 23 - Community Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration, 7pm at St. Mary Parish

Dec. 7 -   Barnes & Noble Bookfair

Dec. 9 -   Sisterhood Shop and Nosh, 7:30pm Target Wheeling

Dec. 19 - Shabbat Chanukah Celebration, 7:30pm Abbott Court


Jan. 25 - sisterhood Mah Jongg Tournament

Jan. 30-Feb. 1 - Adult Kallah

Apr, 11 - Men's Club Wolves Event

June 14-24 - Beth Am Interfaith Israel Tour 




Torah Study

 Nov 22, 9:00am-9:45am

Nov 29, 9:00am-9:45am


Service Hours:


Friday, Oct. 24, 7:30pm Shabbat Evening Worship with BirthdayBlessings and Kavannah at CBA Sanctuary space at Temple Beth El

 Saturday, Oct. 25, 10:00am Bat Mitzvah at CBA Sanctuary space at Temple Beth El

Friday, Oct. 31, 7:30pm Shabbat Evening Worship at 1370 Abbott Court, BG

Saturday, Nov. 1, 10:00am Bar Mitzvah at The Arboretum

Saturday,Nov.1, 4:00pm  Bat Mitzvah (Congregation BethAm Mishkan Space at Temple Beth El)

Friday, Nov.7, 7:30pm   Shabbat eveningworship (Congregation Beth Am SanctuarySpace at Temple Beth El)                   

Saturday, Nov.8, 10:00am Bar Mitzvah (CongregationBeth Am Sanctuary Space at Temple Beth El)

Saturday, Nov. 8, 4:00pm Bar Mitzvah (CongregationBeth Am Mishkan Space at Temple Beth El)

Friday, Nov.14, 6:15pm   Tot Shabbat (atAbbott Court)        

Friday, Nov. 14, 7:30pm   Shabbat Worship withtheBeth Am Tefilah Band (Congregation Beth Am Sanctuary Space atTemple BethEl)

Saturday, Nov. 15, 10:30am   Bar Mitzvah (CongregationBeth Am Sanctuary Space at Temple Beth El)

Friday, Nov. 21, 7:30pm   Shabbat EveningWorship with Birthday Blessings and Kavannah (at Abbott Court)

Friday, Nov.28, 7:30pm   Shabbat EveningWorship(at Abbott Court)

Friday, Dec.5, 7:30pm   Shabbat EveningWorshipwith Birthday Blessings and Kavannah (at Abbott Court)