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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.

Thank you to all who made this season a Tzedakah Summer!

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This summer, in honor of the Beth Emet Tzedakah Fund’s anniversary on June 1, an anonymous supporter graciously donated $18 to the Beth Emet Tzedakah Fund in the name of each of the first 54 congregants (of any age) who volunteered at least one hour or more of service to any nonprofit social service agency between June 1 and August 31. The campaign was such a success, additional anoymous donors joined together to grant an additional 18 congregants raising a possible total of $1296 for the Tzedakah Fund. There are nine spots left--email Paul Fields  with the name of the organization where you volunteerd by August 31. 

Thank you to all our donors and volunteers:

1. Benicio Caro - Inspiration Corporation
2. Jackie Berman -  Beth Emet Soup Kitchen
3. Bluma Stoller - YWCA Evanston/North Shore
4. Anonymous - Center for Independent Futures
5. Lisa Sachs - English Language Learning Center
6. Ina Grodzin - Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center
7. Howard Sachs - Chicago Greater Food Depository’s Producemobile in partnership with Interfaith Action of Evanston and the City of Evanston
8. Jack Levie - Chicago Greater Food Depository’s Producemobile in partnership with Interfaith Action of Evanston and the City of Evanston
9. Arlene Berke - Beth Emet Shabbat Connections
10. Reva Denlow - ESCCA, Evanston School Children’s Clothing Association
11. Ann Graham - Random Acts of Flowers
12. Todd Wiener - Y.O.U. (Youth & Opportunity United) Summer Camp, Lincoln School
13. Pamela Garbarini - English Language Learning Center
14. Mareon Arnold - Connections for the Homeless
15. Melvin Gerbie - Community Health Clinic
16. Tami Manton - Shabbat Connections
17. Helene Rosenberg - Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
18. Arlene Steele - Evanston Environmental Association
19. Louise Motel - Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago
20. Bekki Kaplan - Curt’s Café North
21. Richard Sawislak - Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
22. Anne Saywitz - Oakton Community College ESL Program
23. Sheryl Bartol  - Connections for the Homeless
24. Barbara Schoenfield - Children’s Defense Fund Freedom School
25. Mark Schoenfield - Connections for the Homeless
26. Scott Hurwitz - The Youth Job Center
27. David Spitulnik - The Youth Job Center
28. Rebecca Raus - Curt’s Café
29. Janice Weiss - Friedman Place
30. Robyn Gabel - Beth Emet Soup Kitchn
31. Betsy Fuchs - Visiting the Sick (Vikur Cholim)
32. Anonymous - The ARK
33. Joan Fragen - Beth Emet Soup Kitchen
34. Remi Welbel - Beth Emet Soup Kitchen
35. Shari Rogers  - Beth Emet Soup Kitchen
36. Lucas Rogers - Beth Emet Soup Kitchen
37. Alissa Goldwasser - Beth Emet Soup Kitchen
38. Emilia Goldwasser - Beth Emet Soup Kitchen
39. Eliza Goldwasser - Beth Emet Soup Kitchen
40. Kathy Kaberon - Beth Emet Soup Kitchen
41. Elory Rozner -  Beth Emet Soup Kitchen
42. Posey Ross - Beth Emet Soup Kitchen
43. Rebecca Fields - Beth Emet Soup Kitchen
44. Kathy Mirkin - The ARK
45. Gilbert Mirkin - The ARK
46. Toby Sawislak - Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center
47. Sharon Fleishman - Beth Emet Soup Kitchen
48. Hector Machabanski - Pediatric Developmental Center, Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center
49. Jadyn Denlow - JUF Uptown Café
50. Gillian Rosenberg - Pushing the Envelope Farm
51. Eliana Chavkin - JCUA Shabbaton / MLK Memorial
52. Gavi Welbel - Beth Emet Soup Kitchen
53. Eli Kaplan - Beth Emet Soup Kitchen
54. Jake Kaplan - Beth Emet Soup Kitchen
55. Lynn Kaplan - Beth Emet Soup Kitchen
56. Jeff Forgash - Beth Emet Soup Kitchen
57. Sarah Chavkin - UIC Dept of Opthamology & Visual Sciences
58. Judith Cooper - Beth Emet Soup Kitchen
59. Rich Steele - Beth Emet Soup Kitchen
60. Marit Bohbot - Beth Emet Soup Kitchen
61. Joan Lebow - Beth Emet Soup Kitchen 
62. Iris Lieberman Tausend - Beth Emet Soup Kitchen
63. Don Garfield - Beth Emet Soup Kitchen
64. Bob Motel - Beth Emet Soup Kitchen

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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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