Thursday, April 28, 2016

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:

Apr. 19 - Racism in Illinois

Apr. 20 - Casablanca, Movie Night

May 2 - JWI Mother's Day Flower project due date

May 9 - Sisterhood Cooking Demo at Sunset Foods

May 15 - Stamp Out Hunger

May 25 - Lag B'Omer Event - St Baldricks & Wigs for Kids

June 5 - Chicago Jewish Festival

June 24 - Men's Club hosts a Shabbat BBQ

July 20-24 - Making a Difference in Motown




Torah Study

Apr. 23, 9:00am

Service Hours:


Apr. 23           Special Pesach Worship, 10:00am (at Abbott Court)

Apr. 29           Last Day of Pesach Yizkor and Worship, 9:30am (at Abbott Court)

Apr. 29           7:30pm   Worship with Kavannah & Birthday Blessings   (at Abbott Court)

 May 6                 7:30pm Worship with Tefilah Band, Confirmation, Graduation, Birthday Blessings, & Blue Ribbon Presentation* (at Beth El)

May 13                6:15pm Tot Shabbat with Rabbi Bellows, Rabbi Prass, & Brad Egel (at Abbott Court)

May 13                7:30pm Beth Am celebrates Israel with Adult Choir, Kavannah, & Sermon (at Abbott Court)

May 20                7:30pm Worship with Sermon: Human Trafficking: Modern Day Slavery (at Abbott Court)

May 27                 7:30pm Worship & Song with Cantor Barnett (at Abbott Court)

June 3                   7:30pm Worship remembering the Jews of Kojetin & Board Installation (at Abbott Court)

June 10                 6:15pm Catered Shabbat Dinner, 7:00pm* Worship & Teaching with Rabbi Bellows (at Abbott Court)

June 17                 7:00pm* Outdoor Worship (Location TBD)

June 24                  6:15pm Men’s Club hosts a Shabbat BBQ, 7:00pm* Worship (at Abbott Court)