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Zach Selch and Family Continue the Thanksgiving Tradition

December 1, 2022

It has been a tradition for my family and I to volunteer in the Beth Emet soup kitchen… It’s our way of giving back for all the blessings we’ve received. …

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Pretrial Fairness Act Lobby Day in Springfield

November 23, 2022

Judy Caplan and Bluma Stoller went to Springfield! In early 2021, the Pretrial Fairness Act was passed by the Illinois legislature and signed into law. The measure, which ends the …

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Finding Your Medium is Sort of Like Falling in Love

November 16, 2022

Featuring Artist and Beth Emet member Jane Weintraub! Since childhood all I’ve ever wanted to be is an artist- we joke that having hit my brother over the head with …

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Mazal Tov Rabbi Sara Blumenthal!

June 23, 2022

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 …

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This Week’s Highlight: Jill Bishop

June 15, 2022

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 …

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Ann Feldman Published “Building Communities of Trust” 

June 7, 2022

  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 …

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Gail Doeff and “The Lunch Squad”

May 26, 2022

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 …

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Joanne Koch Adapts “Motherland” into Powerful New Play

May 16, 2022

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 …

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Czech Documentary featuring BE member Jerri Zbiral

May 12, 2022

Czechs in Chicago: A Home in the Heartland is a documentary film that chronicles how Czechs helped build and shape Chicago from their arrival in the 19th century to today. …

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Eunice Shapiro Singing with Kol Zimrah

April 7, 2022

Eunice Shapiro Singing with Kol Zimrah Singing has been my joy for many years and when I finally was able to join the TJM choir I was elated. Every week …

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Beth Emet Family Raises Money for Ukraine

March 17, 2022

Introducing Anton Mostovoy I emigrated from Kharkiv, Ukraine in 1994. I’ve lived the majority of my life in the US and I consider Evanston my home. When Ukraine was invaded …

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Jonathan Yenkin Is Becoming an Elementary School Teacher

March 10, 2022

We’ve seen a lot of headlines about people changing careers during the pandemic. I’m one of those people! After more than 25 years working in technology product development and digital …

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