At Beth Emet, our passion for advocacy work stems from the need to address the policies and laws that are the source of injustice in our world.

Our work is driven by the belief that the world we hope for is possible. Conducting our advocacy work through Beth Emet amplifies our voices and the voices of those most marginalized. We proudly publicize, attend rallies, and coordinate targeted emails, letters, and calls to legislators around the issues we care about most.

We often work in collaboration with other Reform congregations and Evanston-based faith groups. 

Our advocacy focus recently has been on voter registration and turnout, racial justice, and supporting legislation to protect and secure the rights of immigrants, refugees, and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients, which protects young immigrants who came to the United States when they were children from deportation.

If you are interested in getting involved with the Advocacy committee, please contact Judy Caplan. Please note, the committee sees our work as action driven and meeting-minimal.

Recently we have focused on civic engagement (voter registration and turnout), supporting legislation to protect and secure the rights of immigrants, refugees and DACA recipients, and racial justice.

We see our work as action driven and meeting-minimal.

Interreligious Connections is a subcommittee working to extend our community beyond the walls of the synagogue.

We are proud of our strong connections with churches, mosques, and with religious leaders from multiple faiths. Together, we form special relationships, create, and work collaboratively on social service projects, and learn from one another. Our clergy have shared pulpits, our congregants have shared meals, taken classes, connected in conversation with our interreligious neighbors.

Read about our spring break journey in 2013, a remarkable partnership and experience with Second Baptist Church.

Find out more information about making an impact

Contact Judy Caplan, Jan Iltis, or Dana Green