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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.


About JudaismAbout Judaism
This is a search engine which provides links to sites with information about any and all aspects of Jewish life.

Interactive web interface for generating a list of Jewish dates and times customized to zip codes, converting between Hebrew and Gregorian dates.

Jewish Virtual LibraryJewish Virtual Library
A source for information about Jewish history, Israel, U.S.-Israel relations, the Holocaust, anti-Semitism and Judaism.

Judaism 101Judaism 101
An online encyclopedia of Judaism, covering Jewish beliefs, people, places, things, language, scripture, holidays and customs.

My Jewish LearningMy Jewish Learning
This website is designed to be a resource for adult audiences of diverse backgrounds and learning objectives: from novice learners, who know little about Judaism, to experienced learners, who know a great deal but want to learn much more. It is representative of the wide and valid range of trans-denominational perspectives within Judaism.

Ritual WellRitual Well
The source for innovative, Jewish ritual.


The Association of Reform Zionists of America.

Embassy of IsraelEmbassy of Israel
This website is designed to educate children about Israel. “Shrulik,” an Israeli cartoon character, hosts the site and invites visitors to “tour” the country and learn about the language, geography, food, currency, and customs of Israel.

Ha'aretz Ha'aretz
The online edition of Ha'aretz Newspaper in Israel, and analysis from Israel and the Middle East.

Israel Religious Action CenterIsrael Religious Action Center
The public and legal advocacy arm of the Reform movement in Israel.

The Promised Podcast
An insider's grasp of the day-to-day in Israel.
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The Times of Israel The Times of Israel
Covering Israel, the region and Jewish people worldwide.

Jewish Periodicals

The Jewish Daily ForwardThe Jewish Daily Forward
The Forward is a legendary name in American journalism and a revered institution in American Jewish life.

Tablet MagazineTablet Magazine
Daily online magazine of Jewish ideas, news and culture.

Parenting / Families

Family Shabbat Table TalkFamily Shabbat Table Talk
Ideas to make Torah study a habit at home, including a weekly email.

Jewish Values in ParentingJewish Values in Parenting
View this site for parenting tips that incorporate Jewish values as the guidelines for practice.

Interfaith FamiliesInterfaith Families
InterfaithFamily empowers people in interfaith relationships — individuals, couples, families and their children — to engage in Jewish life and make Jewish choices, and encourages Jewish communities to welcome them.

Jewish Community

American Jewish World Service (AJWS)American Jewish World Service (AJWS)
AJWS is an international development organization motivated by Judaism's imperative to pursue justice.

Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life (COEJL)Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life (COEJL)
COEJL is the leading Jewish environmental organization in the United States.

Jewish Council on Urban Affairs (JCUA)Jewish Council on Urban Affairs (JCUA)
JCUA combats poverty, racism and anti-Semitism in partnership with Chicago's diverse communities.

Jewish United Fund / Jewish FederationJewish United Fund / Jewish Federation
The Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago is one of the largest not-for-profit social welfare institutions in Illinois and the central address of Chicago's Jewish community.

Reform Movement

American Conference of Cantors (ACC)American Conference of Cantors (ACC)
The ACC is the professional organization of over 450 invested and/or certified cantors.

Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR)Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR)
The body of rabbis who consider themselves and are considered to be the organized rabbinate of Reform Judaism.

Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR)Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR)
The educational center for Reform clergy and professionals.

National Association of Temple Administrators (NATA)National Association of Temple Administrators (NATA)
The professional organization for those who serve Reform synagogues as executives, administrators, or managers.

National Association of Temple Educators (NATE)National Association of Temple Educators (NATE)
The professional organization of Jewish educators of the Reform Movement.

North American Federation of Temple Youth (NFTY)North American Federation of Temple Youth (NFTY)
The Reform Jewish youth movement.

The Religious Action Center (RAC)The Religious Action Center (RAC)
The Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism ("the RAC") is the Washington, DC, office of the Union for Reform Judaism (Union). The RAC has been the hub of Jewish social justice and legislative activity in the nation's capital for more than 40 years. The RAC educates and mobilizes the American Jewish community on legislative and social concerns. (RJ) (RJ)
Have a lot of questions about how to live your Jewish life in your every day reality? Reform Judaism can help you seek answers.

Union for Reform Judaism (URJ)Union for Reform Judaism (URJ)
The central body of the Reform Movement in North America and a thorough resource on Reform Judaism.

World Union for Progressive Judaism (WUPJ)World Union for Progressive Judaism (WUPJ)
An international umbrella organization of the Reform, Liberal, Progressive & Reconstructionist movements. The World Union strengthens Jewish life in Israel and worldwide by establishing and supporting modern, pluralistic congregations and institutions, developing Jewish communal and youth leadership and advancing social justice.


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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.

  • Scholar-in-Residence Shabbat
    with Professor Noah Efron

    November 4, 5, and 6, 2016
    Noah Efron is a senior faculty member in the Graduate Program in Science, Technology and Society at Bar Ilan University, in Israel, and host of The Promised Pod...The Promised Pod...

  • Wednesday, November 9 at 7:00 p.m.

    “And if your neighbor becomes poor and his means fail him with you, then you shall strengthen him…” (Leviticus 25:35)

    In the beginning of 2016, a group of Jews of diverse ages an...

  • Soup Bowls for the Soup Kitchen

    Sunday, November 13 | 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

    Inspired by the award-winning children's book Last Stop on Market Street, eighth grade Nichols students will be selling their handmade ceramic bowls as a fundraiser f...

  • A Close Look at Torah

    with Rabbi Andrea London
    Fridays, October 28 - June 2 (No class November 25, December 23, 30, January 27, March 24, April 14)
    9:30 a.m. - 10:35 a.m.
    There are many ways to interpret Torah and the nuances of meaning that are of...

  • With Rabbi Andrea London

    Shabbat, November 19, December 10, January 14, February 18, April 1, April 22, 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'...

  • Current Politics


    with David Zarefsky
    Monday, November 11 and Tuesday, January 10 
    7:30-9:00 p.m.

    An interactive discussion of contemporary events focusing on topics such as recent Supreme Court decisions, congressional and gubernatorial ele...

  • Drumming for Self-Renewal

    with Linda Schneider
    Mondays, November 14, December 14, December 5, January 9

    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 s...

  • with Bluma Stoller

    Sundays, October 16-May 21 (No class November 27, December 25 and, January 1)
    10:45 a.m. - 12:00 noon
    For learners who have no background in Hebrew language background or with very limited Hebrew reading ski...

  • with Nancy Fink
    Sundays, October 16 - May 14 (No class October 30, November 27, December 25, January 1, February 19, April 16)
    10:45 a.m. -12:00 noon

    This yearlong course is for those who are already able to sound out Hebrew w...

  • with Rabbi Herbert Bronstein
    Friday, October 28, 10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
    In his time, Spinoza was despised as an atheist by intellectuals and established authorities, and excommunicated by Amsterdam Jewry, where his father had ...

  • with Rabbi Peter Knobel and Dr. Lynne Kaminer
    Wednesdays, November 2 and 16, 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
    Genetic engineering and modern technology offer us the opportunity to cure disease, relieve catastrophic situations, and alter human ...

  • with Dina Elenbogen
    Sunday, November 20, 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
    We will read and discuss the work of Jewish poets around the globe, including Yehuda Amichai, Paul Celan, Edmond Jabes, Muriel Rukeyser, and Nelly Sachs. We will...
  • with Claire Sufrin
    Fridays, November 4 and 18, 10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
    Jewish women and girls are taking on changing roles in Judaism. The number of women studying to be rabbis in the Reform movement is now equal to that of men...

  • with Ellen Blum Barish
    Tuesday, October 25, 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. or
    Friday, December 16, 10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
    Ethical wills help us pass along stories and wisdom that create a spiritual legacy and address questions such as: What ...

  • with Rabbi Peter Knobel

    Fridays, October 28 - June 2 (No class November 25, December 23, 30, January 27, April 14), 8:00 – 9:00 a.m

    This year we will continue reading Tractate Avodah Zarah, which deals with idolatry and the...

  • with Rabbi David Rosenberg
    Friday, November 11, 10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
    The Sh’ma prayer is at the center of Jewish liturgy. At one time, the Ten Commandments were as well. In this class, we will explore texts that explain
    what ...