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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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Marci Dickman joined Beth Emet in July, 2009 with more than 25 years of experience in Jewish education. Marci serves as the Director of Lifelong Learning, acting as the Principal of Beit Sefer and overseeing our Early Childhood, Youth and Adult Education Programs. Marci also works with B'nai Mitzvah students on their Divrei Torah.

Marci holds masters degrees in Jewish Education from the Rhea Hirsch School of Education at the Hebrew Union College and in Special Education from the University of Southern California, and has completed doctoral studies at Johns Hopkins University in School Administration and Mild and Moderate Handicaps. Marci has previously served as the Director of Education Services for the Board of Jewish Education and the Executive Director of the Council on Jewish Education Services in Baltimore, Maryland. Prior to Beth Emet, she held the position of Head of School for Solomon Schechter Day School of Metropolitan Chicago. She is a published author and member of the National Association of Temple Educators.

Marci lives in Skokie, Illinois with her husband, Ralph Schwartz, and children, Ari (who now lives in Israel), Yael, Aviva, and Hillel.

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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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