Beth Am Vision and History

General History

Established in 1979, Congregation Beth Am is a very warm and accepting Reform Jewish congregation in Buffalo Grove. Congregation Beth Am, House of the People, offers a strong and loving community dedicated to the enrichment and perpetuation of the Reform Jewish values and teachings. Located in Buffalo Grove, Illinois and serving the Northwest Chicago suburbs including, Vernon Hills, Arlington Heights, Long Grove, Lincolnshire, Libertyville, and Wheeling.

Congregation Beth Am offers worship and activities for all ages, complete youth education programming from kindergarten through high school, Mens’ Club, Sisterhood, and special guest speakers for adult learners.

The Congregation is lead by Rabbi Lisa Sari Bellows and Rabbi Richard Prass – Rabbi Educator.

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For a tour and membership information please call: 847-383-5017.

Our Mission and Core Values

Congregation Beth Am is a vibrant, sacred community dedicated to bringing holiness, joy, and meaning into our lives, our community, and our world.

  • We believe each of us is created in the image of God and is uniquely holy.
  • We engage in acts of lovingkindess, compassion, social justice and tzedekah. We help heal our world and the community in which we live.
  • We are committed to supporting the State of Israel.
  • We are a congregational family that supports each other, values Torah study, prayer, and contemporary spiritual practices as a means of connecting to God, each other and ourselves.