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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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Rebecca and her husband Gregg have been members of Beth Emet for 30 years. Rebecca started attending Shabbat services while at Northwestern University and learned to chant torah with then Cantor Jeffrey Klepper, so it was a natural Jewish home once she and Gregg settled in the area. Their three children Aaron (22), Hannah (18), and Andrea (18) attended the Beth Emet Early Childhood program and have continued to be active in Beit Sefer and as Madrichim. If you come to worship on a Saturday morning and bring your young children to the babysitting room, you will see Andrea every week! Rebecca has been involved in the Beth Emet community in a variety of ways. In the area of music, she is a long time member of the choir, chants Torah, participated in multiple Purim Spiels, is a member of Kol Emet, and has been known to substitute for our cantor on Friday night and Saturday morning. She is proud to have served as co-chair of the last two Cantorial Search committees which brought us Cantor Arik Luck and Cantor Susan Lewis Friedman. She has also been involved in other areas of the community including Beth Emet dining out, youth, Shiva leading, and several previous stints on the board and executive committee. She is thrilled to be serving as one of the vice presidents for the upcoming year. She is a regular volunteer baker at Curt’s Café in Evanston. She is an avid runner and ran her first half marathon last year. Professionally, along the theme of longevity, Rebecca has been working for IBM for 30 years in various sales and sales support positions.

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  • Beth Emet Synagogue Renovation


    Beth Emet officially broke ground on Phase One of its renovation on May 21, 2018. Phase One of the renovation will include replacing the HVAC system, renovating the Sanctuary, Crown Room, and Foyer areas, and updati...

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  • Ross Bricker, President

    Ross Bricker and his wife, Nina Vinik, joined Beth Emet shortly after moving to Evanston in 1996.  They are the proud parents of four sons and one daughter including Teddy, a food truck owner and chef in Austin, Texas; Nat,...

  • Stopher Bartol, Vice President

    Stopher and his wife, Sheryl, have been members of Beth Emet for 18 years. They have three children: Julia (20), Ben (17), and Andrew (13), who’ve all participated in Beth Emet’s religious school. Stopher, not born a Jew, o...

  • Rebecca Raus, Vice President

    Rebecca and her husband Gregg have been members of Beth Emet for 30 years. Rebecca started attending Shabbat services while at Northwestern University and learned to chant torah with then Cantor Jeffrey Klepper, so it was a...

  • Rob Levin, Treasurer

    Rob and his wife Lisa have been involved with Beth Emet for many years.  They have five children: Andrew (21), Maddie (20), Jason (20), Drew (18) and Max (15), all participating in either Beth Emet’s religious school and/or...

  • David Graham, Immediate Past President

    David Graham and his wife, Lizzie, have been members of Beth Emet for 24 years. They have each served on the Board of Trustees and also co-chaired the Mitzvah Appeal together. David also co-chaired the Board’s Strategic Pla...

  • Allison Aaron, Secretary

    Allison and her husband, Todd, have been members of Beth Emet since 2006. Their children Jack (17) and Lily (14) both had their b'nei mitzvah at Beth Emet and Lily is currently finishing madrichim-in-training.  Allison was ...

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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