Beth Emet - The Free Synagogue

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.

2019

Press Release:  pdfGun Violence and Youth Activism: A Panel Discussion featuring David Hogg, Parkland Student and Co-Founder of March For Our Lives Thursday, February 21 at 7:30 p.m.

2018

October 2, 2018 - Temple Judea Mizpah Members walk Torahs from the synagogue in Skokie to their new location in Evanstonemple Judea Mizpah Members walk Torahs from the synagogue in Skokie to their new location in Evanston, Skokie Review
September 6, 2018 - The Two-Way Street: Reflections on Rosh HaShanah, JStreet.org
September 7, 2018 - Skokie Temple Judea Mizpah joins Beth Emet Synagogue in EvanstonSkokie Temple Judea Mizpah joins Beth Emet Synagogue in Evanston, Skokie Review
September 10, 2018 - Beth Emet in Evanston Combines with Temple Judea Mizpah, Evanston Patch

2017

July 12, 2017 - 'This is Hunger' Exhibt Spotlights Hidden Crisis'This is Hunger' Exhibt Spotlights Hidden Crisis, Evanston Roundtable
June 7, 2017 - Looking for "shalom": A Syrian refugee family finds a home within Beth Emet communityLooking for , immigrant connect chicago
May 22, 2017 - Synagogue Youth Group Sees Immigration Issue Up Close at Texas-Mexico BorderSynagogue Youth Group Sees Immigration Issue Up Close at Texas-Mexico Border, Evanston Roundtable
May 18, 2017 - Walking on Holy GroundWalking on Holy Ground, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism
May 9, 2017 - Bringing My Teens to the US-Mexico Border: How I Used My Own Passion to Boost Teen Engagement, URJ Journal of Youth Engagement, URJ Journal of Youth EngagementBringing My Teens to the US-Mexico Border: How I Used My Own Passion to Boost Teen Engagement, URJ Journal of Youth Engagement, URJ Journal of Youth Engagement
March 8, 2017 - Courage and Cowardice in Difficult Times
Courage and Cowardice in Difficult Times
Beth Emet Volunteers Support Syrian Refugee Family

2016

June 17, 2016 - Hundreds attend vigil for Orlando nightclub shooting victims in EvanstonHundreds attend vigil for Orlando nightclub shooting victims in Evanston, Chicago Tribune

2015

September 2015 - Hear Rabbi Andrea London on the Holy Holy PodcastHoly Holy Podcast!
December 2015 - Rabbi Andrea London and Yonah London featured on Night Four of JStreet's Banishing the Darkness JStreet's Banishing the Darkness Chanukah series 

2014

Rabbi Andrea London named as One of America's Most Inspiring RabbisRabbi Andrea London named as One of America's Most Inspiring Rabbis by the Jewish Daily Foward

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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.

  • Adults and Kids Night Out at Beth Emet


    Saturday, December 7 | 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.

    Last year's Adults and Kids Night Out at Beth Emet events were such a hit that we're doing it again!

    The evening begins with Havdalah together in the Lobby, then, we'll spli...

  • November 1 - December 8

    Cleaning out your closet this fall? Consider helping our Soup Kitchen guests stay warm this winter by donating your gently used coats, scarves, hats, gloves, and boots. Please make sure pock...

  • Chanukah Concert with Cantors Cotler

    Sunday, December 15 at 5:00 p.m.
    This concert will feature many of your favorite Chanukah tunes and some new melodies as well! You’ll laugh, you’ll cry (from laughing), and you’ll revel in the stories and music whi...

  • Ivrit with Ronit

    With Ronit Levy
    Wednesdays, October 23 - November 18 | 4:30-5:30 p.m.

    A fun afternoon Hebrew class for children ages 4-6. Learn Hebrew through songs, games, dance, snack, yoga and more.

    $10 per session. Please co...

  • Celebrate & Commemorate - BE@70

     


    January 10-12, 2020

    View the weekend events and register today! 

    For 70 years, Beth Emet The Free Synagogue has created a community uniquely open to diverse understanding and expression of what it means to be a J...

  • Beth Emet Community Retreat

    February 28-March 1, 2020
    After a five-year hiatus, Beth Emet’s Community Retreat is back and better than ever! Spend a relaxing weekend with friends and family in beautiful Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, celebrating Shabb...

  •  Thinking about keeping your slate clean after Yom Kippur? Want a Jewish way to deepen your focus on your speech, behavior, and ideas? Looking to connect to people in meaningful ways? You may be looking for tikkun m...

  • Beth Emet Book Club


    facilitated by Judith Pittel
    Count to a Thousand: Negotiating life as an American in modern-day Israel 
    with author Caroline Goldberg Igra
    Wednesday, November 20 at 1:00 p.m. 
    Count to a Thousand tells the story of an A...

  • Thursdays, January 16, February 27, March 19, April 23 | 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

    Participants study as a small group of adults studies to become b’nei mitzvah together at Beth Emet. Requirements for Adult B’nei Mitzvah at Beth Emet...

  • with David Shyovitz
    Fridays, December 13 and 20 | 9:45 – 11:15 a.m.
    The relationship between Christians and Jews has been marked by violence and mutual antagonism for much of the past 2000 years; but at the same time, Jews and ...

  • with David Zarefsky

    Tuesdays, November 12 and January 7 | 7:30 - 9:00 p.m.
    This is a continuing lecture-discussion class on contemporary public issues of interest to Jews as citizens. We will focus primarily on United States ...

  • Drumming for Self-Renewal

    with Linda Schneider
    Wednesday, December 11; 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.

    Percussion offers hands-on, non-verbal access to the spiritual and emotional while connecting with others. Treat your mind, body, and spirit to an uplifting brea...

  • facilitated by Wendy Yanow and David Futransky
    Wednesday, December 4 | 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. and repeated Friday, December 6
    10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    What is whiteness and how does it show up in our daily lives? We hear and talk a lot...

  • with Rabbi Amy L. Memis-Foler
    Monday, December 9 | 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
    Jewish values teach us that we are obligated to treat the sojourner with dignity. In the chapter, Imagining Immigration: The Stranger in Jewish Law and Lore, f...

  • with Jerry Kaye, Marilyn Price, and Zach Selch
    Sunday, December 8 | 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
    An evening of telling and listening and laughing and learning that delves into the different paths a story can take and where it can go. ...

  •  Thinking about keeping your slate clean after Yom Kippur? Want a Jewish way to deepen your focus on your speech, behavior, and ideas? Looking to connect to people in meaningful ways? You may be looking for tikkun middot.

    Be...

  • with Carolyn Dinofsky
    Sunday, December 15 | 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
    In ancient times, people regarded death and sickness as caused by supernatural hostile forces. The proliferation of superstition escalated as epidemics, earthquakes,...

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