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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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Becoming a bar or bat mitzvah is a very meaningful time in the lives of children and their families. The bar/bat Mitzvah service is a rite of passage marking the time when a child assumes the religious responsibilities of adulthood. 

At Beth Emet, we emphasize and value the child’s preparation and subsequent involvement in Jewish life as much as we focus on creating a very meaningful and proud experience on the day of the bar or bat Mitzvah. Our young congregants work directly with our Rabbi and Cantor, as well as with tutors, congregants, and our Directors of Lifelong Learning and Youth Programming. They are given opportunities to perfect their prayer and Torah reading skills, as well as to ask questions, which lead to meaningful answers. During the service, the child demonstrates knowledge of Jewish tradition and leads Shabbat morning worship before family and community.

As part of their preparation to become a bar or bat mitzvah, teens also complete a gemilut chasidim (acts of loving kindness) project. Read more about upcoming and recent b'nai mitzvah teens.

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  • Congregational Shabbat Service at Lighthouse Beach Park

    Saturday, August 1 at 9:30 a.m.

    Celebrate a Shabbat morning at Lighthouse Beach picnic shelter, located just north of the parking lot at 2611 Sheridan Road (just north of the former Evanston Arts Center). Followi...

  • New Machzor 5776/2015

    Beth Emet will be using a new machzor this High Holiday season!

    We are retiring the Gates of Repentance machzor and this year and will be using the newly published Mishkan HaNefesh, Machzor for the Days of Awe.

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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.

  • Congregational Shabbat Service at Lighthouse Beach Park

    Saturday, August 1 at 9:30 a.m.

    Celebrate a Shabbat morning at Lighthouse Beach picnic shelter, located just north of the parking lot at 2611 Sheridan Road (just north of the former Evanston Arts Center). Followi...

  • Dinner After

    The first Friday of the month following Kabbalat Shabbat Services

    Friday August 7 following Kabbalat Shabbat Services at Br...

  • Experience Elul

    The month of Elul encourages reflection, rejuvenation, and renewal, offering us opportunities to prepare ourselves for the High Holidays. Pr...

  • On Rosh Hashanah it is written; on Yom Kippur it is sealed

    with Rabbi Andrea London and Cantor Susan Lewis Friedman
    Wednesday, August 26 at 7:00 p.m. at the home of Rabbi London

    Each yea...

  • High Holiday Hoopla

    For Families with Children newborn to age eight
    Sunday, August 30 at 10:00 a.m.

    The High Holidays sneak up on us this year! Meet Cantor Susan Lewis Friedman and get ready for Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur with a mo...

  • Explorations of Our Changing Selves

    Discussions will resume on Mondays after the High Holiday season. 

    Family Issues Aging Task Force (FIAT) popular series Explorations of Our Changing Selves, a Tea and Discussion for Women 60 & Over meets on the f...