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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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Divrei Torah (Sermons)

“The Torah of Reproductive Justice” On Reproductive Rights Shabbat

March 7, 2023

Thank you to Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg for sharing this past Shabbat’s D’var Torah titled, ”The Torah of Reproductive Justice” in honor of Reproductive Rights Shabbat. Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg is an …

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Congregational News

Reproductive Rights: Purchasing and Packing Gift Bags for Abortion Patients

January 31, 2023

For our first event, Beth Emet’s Reproductive Rights Task Force is supporting Planned Parenthood of Illinois packing care bags to people who have had abortions. Our goal is to provide …

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Congregational News

Second Baptist Church of Evanston Interfaith Racial Education Workshop Series

January 13, 2023

This new eight-part series, sponsored by Northwestern University’s Racial Equity and Partnership Grant, will meet every two weeks, in-person for an interactive, learning, and action-based experience. Led by professionals within …

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Congregational News

Beth Emet Teens Attend L’Taken Social Justice Seminar

December 22, 2022

Beth Emet teens recently attended the Bernard and Audre Rapoport L’Taken Social Justice Seminar. Through partnership with the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (RAC), they had the opportunity to …

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Congregational News

A Community Call for Faith and Unity: An Interfaith Gathering Against Antisemitism and Racism

November 22, 2022

Powerful evening coming together as a community in prayer and solidarity to stand up against bigotry and prejudice. Given the recent and egregious antisemitic comments and actions by prominent people, …

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Congregational News

Help The Soup Kitchen Guests Stay Warm This Winter!

November 15, 2022

The phones at Beth Emet are ringing off the hook with guests asking if the Beth Emet Soup Kitchen will be holding its Winter Coat and Accessory Drive this year. …

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Congregational News

Happy 20th Birthday to the Beth Emet Soup Kitchen!!

by Jessie Macdonald

November 4, 2022

Twenty years ago, on the first Wednesday of November 2002, the Beth Emet Soup Kitchen opened its doors to provide dinners for people in need. The process, from its initial …

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Congregational News

So Many Ways to Learn How to Make a Difference: Sunday’s Social Justice Fair

September 20, 2022

In Pirkei Avot we are taught, “You are not required to finish your work, yet neither are you permitted to desist from it.” Sunday’s social justice fair was the perfect …

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