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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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In 2012-13 / 5773 Beth Emet's annual theme was Gesher Tzar Me'od, Building Bridges of Understanding, embracing many apsects of Social Justice:

Fourth Friday Speakers. In conjunction with the theme for the year, members of the congregation and local community have shared how their Judaism has influenced work on building bridges between diverse communities.

Sankofa. In April, over spring break, Beth Emet and Second Baptist Church, both highly regarded and longstanding leaders in Evanston's interfaith and social justice movements, sent 38 high school students and eight chaperones on a six-day bus trip to the South to visit key sites from the civil rights era. The trip was called "Sankofa," which is a West African word that means, "go back and get it." The idea is that it's important to reflect on the past to understand our present and build a better future. The goal of the trip is for our African-American and Jewish youth to engage in an interfaith, interracial experience by interacting with history as a way for them to lay the foundation to cooperate in the future and help build a more just society.

Bibliodrama. Over an eight month period, members from Beth Emet and Second Baptist Church of Evanston have been involved in Bibliodrama, an improvisational form of acting out the Bible in which nothing is pre-planned. Participants have developed original midrash, bridging barriers of both race and religion.

Unity WeekendUnity Weekend. More than 530 volunteers from four diverse Evanston-based congregations prepared meals for needy families, enterained senior citizens, restored prairie lands, washed wheel chairs and shared emotional-stirring moments of communal prayer and reflection during Unity Weekend held April 19-21.

Beth Emet Gan (Garden). The Gan was created in early April and is situated west of the playgound.

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  • Capital Campaign Kick-Off Weekend

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    Saturday, March 4 

    6:30 P.M. Capital Campaign Kick-Off Celebration at Beth Emet
    7:00 P.M. Havdalah
    7:15 P.M. Food! Drink! Music! Dancing! Convivial Uproarious Fun! Featuring the music of ...

  • Celebrate Purim!

    Megillah reading, Purim Spiel, carnival — we have something for everyone this Purim at Beth Emet! 

    Saturday, March 11 at 7:00 p.m. |
    Megillah Reading and Purim Spiel
    This year’s intergenerational and adult-themed P...

  • Rock for a Reason
    Sunday, February 26 at 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    Beth Emet’s Early Childhood program is excited to host “Rock For A Reason,” our annual fundraiser, on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. The event will feature a raffle filled wit...

 

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.

  • Rock for a Reason
    Sunday, February 26 at 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    Beth Emet’s Early Childhood program is excited to host “Rock For A Reason,” our annual fundraiser, on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. The event will feature a raffle filled wit...

  • Capital Campaign Kick-Off Weekend

    Click Here to RSVP Today!

    Saturday, March 4 

    6:30 P.M. Capital Campaign Kick-Off Celebration at Beth Emet
    7:00 P.M. Havdalah
    7:15 P.M. Food! Drink! Music! Dancing! Convivial Uproarious Fun! Featuring the music of ...

  • Celebrate Purim!

    Megillah reading, Purim Spiel, carnival — we have something for everyone this Purim at Beth Emet! 

    Saturday, March 11 at 7:00 p.m. |
    Megillah Reading and Purim Spiel
    This year’s intergenerational and adult-themed P...

  • RebbeSoul

    Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
    Kol Emet the Jewish Music Project presents American-Israeli singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, composer, and producer RebbeSoul (Bruce Berger) for a one-night only conc...

  • A Close Look at Torah

    with Rabbi Andrea London
    Fridays, October 28 - June 2 (No class January 20 and 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 often overlooked. We will...

  • With Rabbi Andrea London

    Shabbat,  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's home, explore Jewish sp...

  • with Bluma Stoller

    Wednesdays, March 1 through June 7 (no class April 12), 10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.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 c...

  • with Sarah Wolf
    Fridays, March 3 and 10, 10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
    What did the rabbis of the Talmud think about the significance of a person's intentions in Jewish law? Did they have a notion of criminal negligence? Did they thi...

  • 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 11, April 18, May 30, and July 4)

    Rabbi Jordan Bendat-Appell, Rabbi Sam Feinsmith, or other sea...

  • with Rabbi Peter Knobel

    Fridays through June 2 (No class January 20 & 27, February 3 & 10, and April 14), 8:00 – 9:00 a.m

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

  • The Jewish Record Collection

    with Eric Berman
    Thursday, March 9, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
    Avid record collector Eric Berman has scoured garage sales for over forty years looking for that elusive vinyl gem, and has acquired numerous record collections that once b...