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Located in Deerfield, Illinois, we are a vibrant Conservative congregation dedicated to serving the spiritual, educational, and cultural needs of the surrounding Jewish community. Led by Rabbi Alex Felch, we offer a diverse range of programming and religious services aimed at members of all ages.

Congregation B’nai Tikvah is a warm and welcoming place where we all come to pray, to sing, to dance, to study, and a place where we all come to meet our extended Jewish family.  B'nai Tikvah is a place where we can happily celebrate the pride of our Jewish lives, and it is also a soothing place when we are in need of comfort and support.

Our education programs keep learning alive for members of all ages. Everyone has an opportunity to learn and grow. Our innovative curriculum offers endless opportunities for students to experience Judaism, expand their knowledge, and connect with their Jewish heritage.

We invite you to explore this website to learn more about our Congregation and to visit us in person to worship, learn, and grow with the B'nai Tikvah family.


Prague, Vienna, Budapest

June 16-26, 2015

With Congregatoin B'nai Tikvah - Led by Rabbi Alex Felch


COME TO AN INFORMATIONAL MEETING to learn all about this exciting trip - Tuesday, November 11, 8:00 pm - If you are unable to attend the meeting and/or for more information contact alurie@bnaitikvah.net


  • Visit some of Europe's most iconic sites
  • Trace the roots of Jewish history and identity
  • Cruise the Danube
  • Dip in the Szechenyi Hot Springs
  • Connect with local Jewish communities
  • Get a taste of European culture with a show, opera or concert
  • Visit the Dohany Street Synagogue in Budapest
  • Visit the Alt Neu Shul in Prague, the oldest synagogue in Europe


B'nai Tikvah offers unique prayer experiences for families:

Simchat Shabbat Service - Musical Shabbat Service is offered on the 2nd Friday of the month through June

  • August 22, - Shabbat Under the Stars
  • September 12
  • November 14
  • December 12
  • January 9
  • February 13
  • March 13
  • April 17
  • May 8
  • June 12

Young Family Shabbat

Come experience the joy of Shabbat with your children, grandchildren, and other young family members! Lots of fun is in store. March with the Torah, act out the Torah portion, sing Shabbat songs, play games, hear Shabbat stories, and more. Have fun, learn, visit with old friends and meet new ones! 

The service is aimed at children through 2nd grade. As always, there will be Kiddush and time for schmoozing after the service, as well as the congregational  Kiddush lunch following the main service. Looking forward to seeing you!

There will be special themes approximately two times per month in addition all the regular parts of the service you have come to love and enjoy. We look forward to sharing Shabbat with you and your family. 

Service begins @ 10:30 am


October 25 - Noah? Stuffed Animals

November 22 - Thanksgiving

February 21 - Grandparents Shabbat

March 21 - Tzedakah

April 18 - BJE Friends

May 16 - Mothers Day

June 20 - Fathers Day

Click Here to view the weekly/monthly synagogue calendar



Kabbalat Shabbat Service - 6:30 pm


Shabbat Morning Service - 9:00 am


Minyan - 9:00 am

Weekday Morning Minyan

Monday & Thursday, 6:30 am

Evening Minyanim

Monday -Thursday, 7:30 pm

The Mitzvah of Making a Minyan   Join us every Sunday morning at 9 am, Monday and Thursday mornings at 6:30 am, and Monday thru Thursday evening at 7:30 pm for daily minyan. We are looking to include as many members of our B'nai Tikvah families as possible in this wonderful tradition that brings comfort to our mourners and gives each of us a daily opportunity to connect with our soul, our community and our God. We invite you to look at your schedule and commit to at least one night to attend this important endeavor. Suggested schedule is listed below according to last name of members. If you have any questions or concerns please call the office 847-945-0470

    1. A-D: First week of the month.
    2. E-K Second week of the Month
    3. L-R Third Week of the month
    4. S-Z  Fourth Week of the Month

Membership at B'nai Tikvah - Are you interested in becoming part of the Congregation B’nai Tikvah family?  Membership Packet

Planning an event at B'nai Tikvah - Facility Use - Kiddish


Are you looking for a job or do you have a position to offer someone who is?

You can perform a mitzvah by helping to provide a job to a fellow member of the Congregation who may be in need of employment. This is not a request of charity, but it is an appeal to all members of B’nai Tikvah who are in need of qualified, skilled and trustworthy personnel.

If you are interested or know of someone who might be, please call Rabbi Alex Felch, 847-945-0470, or e-mail alurie@bnaitikvah.net. All inquiries will be kept strictly confidential.

Perform a mitzvah that counts by helping people help themselves.

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