Anshe Tikvah
P.O Box 2455
Northbrook, IL 60065
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July 27, 2006

Anshe Tikvah

  • Name of Congregation: Anshe Tikvah (which is Hebrew for "People of Hope").
  • Religious Affiliation: Jewish (not currently affiliated with any official movement within Judaism, although those familiar with liberal branches such as Reform, Conservative or Reconstructionist will find services meaningful).
  • School held at Hawthorne School in Wheeling; worship services held at Hawthorne School, 200 Glendale, Wheeling. Also serves families in Buffalo Grove, Palatine, Vernon Hills, Long Grove and Round Lake.Anshe Tikvah was founded in 2005.
  • Size of Congregation: 80 families.

  • Spiritual Leaders: Rob Jury, cantorial soloist.

  • Schedule of Services: Summer Shabbat services are Friday evenings at 6:30 p.m. with pre-service wine and cheese reception beginning at 6 p.m. Go to for times and locations.

  • Largest Turnout: 900 people during High Holy Days.

  • Biggest Wish-List Items: world peace. We are working to acquire a permanent worship and school facility.

  • Biggest Issue Facing the Congregation: Finding time to participate in all of the programming offered at Anshe Tikvah.

  • Most Memorable Services: Services are all memorable for they are family-friendly for people of all ages and contain a Torah dialogue and discussion.
  • Proudest Moment: Celebrating Purim with residents of Brentwood Health Care Center brought together children of all ages and increased joy in the world. We also had a great turn-out (over half of the congregation) for Israel Solidarity Day in May.
  • A volunteer you'd like to highlight: Joan and Charles Schwartz and their children Sean, Jeremy and Ryan, who work tirelessly to make the clubhouse at Park West a holy space.

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