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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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  • Community Conversation

    Tuesday, August 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Church of Evanston (1330 Ridge, Evanston) 
    Temple Judea Mizpah (TJM) is a warm and welcoming 130 member family community celebrating over 60 years in Skokie. Sharing...

  • 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...

  • Experience Elul

    The month of Elul encourages reflection, rejuvenation, and renewal, offering us opportunities to prepare ourselves for the High Holidays. Prepare by attending one (or all!) of our special Elul programs. 


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  • High Holidays

    Beth Emet offers a variety of worship options for the Yamim Noraim (High Holidays). From Traditional Reform and Morning Chavurah Services to special worship and learning opportunities for adults, youth, and famili...

 

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.

  • Community Conversation

    Tuesday, August 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Church of Evanston (1330 Ridge, Evanston) 
    Temple Judea Mizpah (TJM) is a warm and welcoming 130 member family community celebrating over 60 years in Skokie. Sharing...

  • Experience Elul

    The month of Elul encourages reflection, rejuvenation, and renewal, offering us opportunities to prepare ourselves for the High Holidays. Prepare by attending one (or all!) of our special Elul programs. 


    Could I ...

  • Tuesday, August 28 at 7:15 p.m.
    In this introduction to the machzor (the two-volume High Holiday prayerbook), we will review the structure and traditions of Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur prayers.  The class is open to all membe...

  • with Phyllis Richmond
    Wednesday, September 5 at 7:00 p.m.  

    Sitting comfortably can be easy! This class will teach ways to sit in a more relaxed, poised, and comfortable manner. When you sit well, long hours in a chair won’t ...

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