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First Annual Challah Bake-Off a Success!

by Bekki Kaplan

June 13, 2024

With six challot entered into the contest, each with a story, this past Friday, we had a wonderful Shabbat dinner and tasting!  The winner was “Breadsmith,” made by the Silver …

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Shabbat Message 6/13/24: Karen Isaacson

by Bekki Kaplan

June 13, 2024

This week’s parsha, Naso, centers on the priestly blessing:  May God bless you and keep you. May God shine upon you and be gracious to you. May God lift up God’s face to you, and give you peace.  I’m pretty confident this …

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Rabbi London’s Shabbat Message (6/6/24)

by Bekki Kaplan

June 6, 2024

Next week on Shavuot (Tuesday night, 6/11, and Wednesday, 6/12), we’ll celebrate when the Jewish people received the Torah on Mt. Sinai. For some who approach Judaism in a more …

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Recharge and Reconnect at the Beth Emet Community Retreat!

June 5, 2024

Friday, December 6 – Sunday, December 8 at Olin Sang Ruby Union Institute (OSRUI) in Oconomowoc, WI  Sign up for a Transformative Weekend Getaway   Why You Should Attend:  Strengthen connections: …

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Cantor Young’s Message to the Congregation.

by Cantor Natalie Young

May 29, 2024

It’s hard to believe that I am finishing the end of my first year here at Beth Emet, a spiritual home and community that has brought tremendous blessing and fulfillment …

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Letter From the Executive Director

by Jody Litwack

May 23, 2024

Dear Friends, As I approach the end of my first full year at Beth Emet, I continue to be inspired by the atmosphere of learning and collaboration, the dedication of …

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EmetMail: BE’s Newsletter (5/30/24)

by Pierce Boyd-Bagby

May 3, 2024

BE connected with our synagogue’s vibrant community by subscribing to our weekly newsletter! Get the inside scoop on upcoming events, enriching programs, and meaningful gatherings, all conveniently delivered straight to …

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Rabbi London’s Address on the State of College Campuses

by Rabbi Andrea London

May 2, 2024

Lately, we have been seeing countless images and reports of the campus protests, both pro-Palestinian and pro-Israeli, that have erupted around the country. We have witnessed excessive use of force …

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Responding to the Crisis in Israel by Rabbi London (10-12-23)

by Rabbi Andrea London

October 12, 2023

I would like to thank everyone for their love, concern, prayers, and notes since the deadly incursion by Hamas happened in Israel on Saturday morning. I was scheduled to return …

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Advocacy Update – Banned Book Week by Judy Caplan

by Bekki Kaplan

October 5, 2023

Let Freedom Read! Banned Books Week is October 1 – 7, 2023 Whether it’s Toni Morrison’s Beloved that opened your heart in high school English class or Michelle Alexander’s New …

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Yom Kippur Connections for the Homeless Clothing Drive

by Bekki Kaplan

August 15, 2023

When Evanston clergy came together in 1984 to found the city’s first overnight shelter, Rabbi Peter Knobel z”l was at the forefront of the effort. The shelter became the cornerstone …

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Israel’s Milestone 75th Anniversary

by Bekki Kaplan

April 30, 2023

Celebrating 75 years of Israel’s statehood is a big deal. Generations of Zionists worked through countless challenges to achieve the milestone of statehood on May 14, 1948. Israel was born …

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