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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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Our highly dedicated staff are happy to help answer your questions, take your reservations, or just schmooze with you. Call us at 847-869-4230, and then dial the extension of the person who you are trying to reach. Or, click on the name and send us an email; we'll respond as soon as possible! 

  • Rabbi Andrea C. London  x 306
  • Cantor Susan Lewis Friedman  x 306 
  • Rabbi Emeritus, Peter S. Knobel  x 306 
  • Executive Director, Bekki Harris Kaplan   x 304
  • Director of Lifelong Learning,  Marci Dickman  x 310 
  • Director of Early Childhood, Kathy Kaberon   x 305 
  • Director of Youth Programs, Abigail Backer   x 314
  • Communications & Programming Manager, Susan Baum   x 300
  • Finance Manager, Debbie Gilbert   x 302
  • Facility Manager, Rick Valentin   x 319 
  • Assistant to Clergy, Wendy Yablon  x 306
  • Education Programs Administrator, Eric Berman   x 308
  • Adminstrative Assistant, Beth Welter x 301
  • B'nai Mitzvah Tutor  x 306 
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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 Bluma Stoller
    Tuesdays, May 24, 31; June 7, 14, 21, 28; July 5, 12, 19, 26
    3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

    If you can read the letters and vowels of the Hebrew alphabet but still need to practice reading the prayerbook, this new, ...

  • Jewish Resilience: Responding to Crisis, Catastrophe, and Change

    with Dr. Susannah Heschel
    Thursday, June 2 at 6:45 p.m.
    at Hilton Orrington / Evanston (1710 Orrington Avenue Evanston)

    For the first time, more than two dozen Chicago-area organizations have joined forces to present a sing...

  • with Sara Wolkenfeld
    Friday, June 3, 10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
    Long before there were hyperlinks, Jewish texts were in conversation with one another in ways that are sometimes subtle and sometimes quite pointed. In this session, ...

  • Drumming for Self-Renewal

    with Linda Schneider
    Monday, June20

    7:30 - 9:00 p.m.

    How would it feel to take a break from the regimen and “noise” of everyday life and instead focus on renewal of mind, body, and spirit? Drum circles offer the perfect oppo...