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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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For those who cannot attend services held in our Sanctuary, click here during service times to listen live or dial 847-869-4230; when the recording begins, press “7” and you will hear the actual services.

Yom Kippur

Tuesday, October 11 - Kol Nidre 7:00 p.m. 
Wednesday, October 12 - Yom Kippur Chavurah Service 9:00 a.m.
Yom Kippur Traditional Reform Service 11:15 a.m.
Family Services for Kindergarten and Younger and for Grades 1-3 2:15 p.m.

Beth Emet offers a variety of worship options for the Yamim Noraim (High Holidays). From Traditonal Reform and Morning Chavurah Services, to special worship and learning opportunites for adults, youth, and families with young children, the entire community can find a service to suit thier holiday needs. The High Holidays begin with S'lichot and continue through Rosh HaShanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, and Simchat Torah. 

Our services are conducted by Rabbi Andrea C. London and Cantor Susan Lewis Friedman. Rabbi Emeritus, Peter Knobel, will be offering a sermon on Rosh HaShanah and an adult study on Yom Kippur. Members of the greater community are welcome to worship alongside Beth Emet congregants. It is important that we know one another when we come to worship together; to encourage our community to learn each others name, in lieu of tickets we use name badges. Badge inserts will be sent to members approzimately two weeks prior to the start of Rosh HaShanah and lanyards will be available when you come for services. 

Name badges are required for all High Holiday Services except fof the Family Services, Youth Programs, the Second Day of Rosh HaShanah, and the Concluding Service on Yom Kippur.  

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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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    Friday, May 19, 10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
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  • With Rabbi Andrea London

    Shabbat,  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 spiritual practices that combine prayer, medit...

  • with David Shyovitz
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    The history of the Jewish people is often conceptualized as an unceasing succession of crises: from onslaughts of the Greeks and Romans; through Crusades, blood...

  • Chicago’s Great Synagogue Art

    with Lindy Rubin
    Sunday, April 30, 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
    Tour the extensive art and architecture of Temple Sholom, the remarkable stained glass of Anshe Emet Synagogue, and the magnificent sanctuary of KAM in Hyde Park. Our b...

  • with Bluma Stoller

    Wednesdays, ongoing through June 7 (no class April 12), 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.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 cl...

  • Jewish Mindfulness Meditation

    with the Center for Jewish Mindfulness at Orot
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    Rabbi Jordan Bendat-Appell, Rabbi Sam Feinsmith, or o...

  • with Benjamin Frommer
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    In the first session, From Empire to Nation-State, we will trace the growth of the Jewish community of Budapest from 1772 to its golden age, to its struggl...

  • Visit Pushing the Envelope Farm: Jewish Sustainable Farming

    with Trisha and Rabbi Fred Margulies
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    Pushing the Envelope Farm is a 14-acre community farm and education center that fosters Jewish communal life by exploring Jewish agricultural tradi...

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