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Spotlight on Rachel Durango-Cohen

January 20, 2022

“Being in BESSY board has been an extremely fulfilling experience for me. I love engaging with other socially conscious kids at Beth Emet,” said Rachel Durango-Cohen.   Rachel is a …

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Shari Reiches’ first book: Maximize Your Return on Life has been published.

January 13, 2022

A Note from Shari: Early on, my family experienced financial stress. My father passed away at the age of 32, leaving my mom with an 8-year-old (me) and a newborn …

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Eli Coustan Helps People Find At-Home COVID Tests by Creating a New Website!

January 5, 2022

Eli Coustan, a freshman at Evanston Township High School, realized a need when his family made plans to see Rabbi London a couple weeks ago. As the families had agreed …

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Thalia Selch, Oliver Seder, and Daniel Durango-Cohen Hard at Work on Student-Run Theatre

December 22, 2021

For the past few months, Thalia Selch, Oliver Seder, and Daniel Durango-Cohen (not pictured) have been hard at work on YAMO, Evanston Township High School’s student-run theatre showcase. The show …

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Introducing New Members: Diane and Julian Breslow

December 15, 2021

We are Diane and Julian Breslow. We have lived in the Chicago area since our marriage in 1972. Although it’s taken us nearly 50 years to join Beth Emet, we …

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Lionel Rothbard celebrated his 100th Birthday and 65th Wedding Anniversary

December 8, 2021

Born in London, England Lionel J. Rothbard immigrated to New York at the age of 2-1/2 aboard the S.S. Majestic, and he and his family continued their journey to Chicago …

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Roger Price Publishes article on Supreme Court Abortion Case

December 1, 2021

Following retirement from the practice of law eleven years ago, I began to study the relationship of Judaism and science, two of the great systems that address the big questions …

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A Podcast is Launched-Featuring: Mark Caro

November 28, 2021

(Lifetime Member & Board of Trustee Member) Journalist and author, Mark Caro, continues to expand our global view, this time by creating a podcast and website, Caropop. His site includes …

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Josh Montgomery-Patt has Moved to DC!

November 18, 2021

Parents: Shelli Patt & Andy Montgomery Member Since 2013″I moved to DC to look for a job in advocacy, policy, or development. All 3 of these fields deeply appealed to …

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Susan Van Dusen has Published Her First Novel!

November 11, 2021

Award-winning editorial and magazine writer Susan Van Dusen has turned her talents to writing a series of Jewish mysteries in the ‘cozy’ genre that eschews violence, profanity, and sweaty love! …

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Lily Aaron Attends COP26 (2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference)

November 4, 2021

Parents: Allison & Todd Aaron Members Since 2007 “I am so excited to be participating in such a once-in-a-lifetime event, especially at something as pivotal as COP26! My organizing in …

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