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Beth Emet is a diverse, multigenerational Reform community with a dynamic approach to Judaism. Our congregation seeks to create a spiritually vibrant, socially conscious, intellectually challenging, and deeply caring environment firmly rooted in Jewish tradition and values.

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Opening the doors to an exceptional place to host your celebrations and events Beth Emet has a variety of spaces that can be used for celebrations, events, lectures (large and small) and meetings. We work with a variety of caterers and party planners to ensure that your event is just perfect.

The Synagogue offers a large social hall (the Herman B. Crown Room) that can accommodate 300 for a sit down meal or 600 in an auditorium style; a smaller social hall (Weiner Room), overlooking a beautiful garden, which can accommodate 125 for a sit down meal or 200 in an auditorium style; classrooms, a library that seats 20, and a full catering kitchen. The Sanctuary (which seats 325) can be rented for appropriate events.

You are welcome to choose your own caterer for any event but please note that all catering arrangements must meet Beth Emet's food guidelines (no mixing of milk or meat in a single dish or the use of shellfish and pork). If you prefer, we can suggest caterers who have been widely recommended by Beth Emet families.

Download the pdfFacility Rental Guide to assist you in your planning and when you're ready, fill out the pdfContract for Facility Use and submit to Bekki Harris Kaplan.

For pricing and/or more information, please contact our Executive Director, Bekki Harris Kaplan or call 847-869-4230 (ext. 304). Reservations are required at least two weeks in advance for meeting room rental and three weeks in advance for social hall rental.

Whether you are having a B'nai Mitzvah Kiddush or an organizational meeting, we look forward to working with you.

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Beth Emet is a diverse, multigenerational Reform community with a dynamic approach to Judaism. Our congregation seeks to create a spiritually vibrant, socially conscious, intellectually challenging, and deeply caring environment firmly rooted in Jewish tradition and values.

  • with Heidi Goldfein
    Friday, May 19, 10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
    Longtime congregants Ada Golbus and Esther Fox are familiar faces at Beth Emet programs, classes, and events. Learn how their vigorous lives sustain their interest in ...

  • With Rabbi Andrea London

    Shabbat,  May 13, June 17
    3:30–5:30 pm This class meets at Rabbi London's home.

    Once a month on Shabbat afternoon at Rabbi London's home, explore Jewish spiritual practices that combine prayer, medit...

  • with David Shyovitz
    Fridays, May 5 and 12, 10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
    The history of the Jewish people is often conceptualized as an unceasing succession of crises: from onslaughts of the Greeks and Romans; through Crusades, blood...

  • Chicago’s Great Synagogue Art

    with Lindy Rubin
    Sunday, April 30, 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
    Tour the extensive art and architecture of Temple Sholom, the remarkable stained glass of Anshe Emet Synagogue, and the magnificent sanctuary of KAM in Hyde Park. Our b...

  • with Bluma Stoller

    Wednesdays, ongoing through June 7 (no class April 12), 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
    Do you want to learn to read Hebrew or improve rusty skills? Not sure of the prayers you learned to recite by rote? This new cl...

  • Jewish Mindfulness Meditation

    with the Center for Jewish Mindfulness at Orot
    Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. at Beth Emet (please note this class will NOT meet: April 4, April 11, April 18, May 30, and July 4)

    Rabbi Jordan Bendat-Appell, Rabbi Sam Feinsmith, or o...

  • with Benjamin Frommer
    Fridays, April 21 and 28, 10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
    In the first session, From Empire to Nation-State, we will trace the growth of the Jewish community of Budapest from 1772 to its golden age, to its struggl...

  • Visit Pushing the Envelope Farm: Jewish Sustainable Farming

    with Trisha and Rabbi Fred Margulies
    Sunday, May 21 |12:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    Pushing the Envelope Farm is a 14-acre community farm and education center that fosters Jewish communal life by exploring Jewish agricultural tradi...

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