News

The latest news and commentary.

Select Category

Search Topic

Congregational News

Today’s Supreme Court Ruling Overturning Roe V. Wade

Shalom. Today’s Supreme Court ruling means that access to abortion care will be severely limited in certain states, and its consequences will be most dire for those who lack resources. …

More >

In The BE Family

Mazal Tov Rabbi Sara Blumenthal!

I was recently ordained as a rabbi by Hebrew College, a pluralistic seminary in Newton, MA and will soon begin to serve as Assistant Rabbi at Congregation Agudath Israel in …

More >

In The BE Family

This Week’s Highlight: Jill Bishop

I was always fascinated by language and culture, and this fascination led me to get a PhD in Linguistic Anthropology with a focus on efforts in Israel to keep the …

More >

Congregational News

Reparations, Reconciliation and Repair: Evanston’s Interfaith Reparations Effort has Officially Launched!

So grateful for the moral leadership of all the 16 faith groups that participated in this effort. Read about the event. And if you are so moved, consider making a …

More >

Congregational News

Mazal Tov to Our 2022 Graduates!

You did it! Congratulations and Mazal Tov to all of our graduates! Want to add another graduate? Fill in a few details and we’ll add them below. Lily Aaron graduated …

More >

In The BE Family

Ann Feldman Published “Building Communities of Trust” 

  I’m fascinated with trust – what makes some people trustworthy and why we distrust others. I’ve spent my career building communities of trust and amplifying the messages through media …

More >

In The BE Family

Gail Doeff and “The Lunch Squad”

Before Covid I was a regular volunteer at Connections for the Homeless, where I worked as a receptionist and greeter. Once the pandemic hit and many Connections clients were moved …

More >

In The BE Family

Joanne Koch Adapts “Motherland” into Powerful New Play

Dear Beth Emet Member, “Motherland” is the new play I’ve adapted with Illinois Author of the Year Fern Schumer Chapman from Fern’s award-winning book. “Motherland” will be online for only …

More >

Reflections from Rabbi London

Rally To Fight Racism In Evanston and Buffalo, NY

Yesterday, 10 precious human beings were murdered in a grocery store frequented by African Americans in Buffalo, NY—yet another act fueled by racist rhetoric and made possible by a legal …

More >