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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.

chavayah cooking2Chavayah transcends the traditional education model and offers a challenging and engaging approach to Jewish learning. This program is designed for our ninth and tenth grade students and provides a chance for them to continue the development of their Jewish identities through a diverse collection of learning opportunities.

Freshman and sophomore students engage in deeper, self-directed learning through three course components: Core Curriculum (monthly lessons on a common theme), Talmud Torah (engaging Torah study), and Chuggim (electives that explore a variety of topics through fun experiential programs ranging from Sephardic cooking classes to seeing Steppenwolf plays, to field trips to area community service organizations). While all teens attend Core Curriculum sessions, students choose from a host of Talmud Torah and Chuggim opportunities to match their interest to their learning andhave the ability to create a class schedule that meets both their interests and their scheudling needs.

The courses offered through Chavayah take students outside the classroom to experience Judaism in new and innovative ways. Students learn not only from synagogue educators but from talented members of the community across a broad spectrum of subjects, including text learning, social justice and Jewish creativity. The Chavayah experience gives students a strong foundation of knowledge and identity that enables them to build a lasting Jewish identity as they enter into adulthood.

In addition to Chavayah, young women can register for Rosh Chodesh: It's a Girls Thing.

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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...