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Beth Emet is a diverse, multigenerational Reform community with a dynamic approach to Judaism. Our congregation seeks to create a spiritually vibrant, socially conscious, intellectually challenging, and deeply caring environment firmly rooted in Jewish tradition and values.

Beth Emet is a spiritual home that acknowledges and celebrates our diverse community. It welcomes individuals, couples, and families who are seeking a gay-friendly space for worship, study, and fellowship. Beth Emet congregants have formed the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Questioning (LGBTQ) Outreach & Social Group to help all LGBTQ individuals strengthen their connection to Judaism through support, advocacy, education, and social interactions.

The presence of an LGBTQ group also serves to raise awareness and to educate the general Beth Emet congregation. Throughout the year the LGBTQ Group provides a series of informative and entertaining discussions, lectures, and seminars that are open to the entire Beth Emet community.

For more information, or to become a member of the LGBTQ Outreach & Social Group, please contact Executive Director, Bekki Harris Kaplan, who can connect you with the group.

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Beth Emet is a diverse, multigenerational Reform community with a dynamic approach to Judaism. Our congregation seeks to create a spiritually vibrant, socially conscious, intellectually challenging, and deeply caring environment firmly rooted in Jewish tradition and values.

  • A Close Look at Torah

    with Rabbi Andrea London
    Fridays, October 20- June 8 (No class December 8, 22, & 29, January 12 & 26, March 30, April 6)
    9:30 a.m. - 10:35 a.m.
    There are many ways to interpret Torah and the nuances of meaning that are often o...

  • With Rabbi Andrea London

    Shabbat, May 12, June 9
    3:30–5:30 pm This class meets at Rabbi London's home.

    Once a month on Shabbat afternoon at Rabbi London's home, explore Jewish spiritual practices that combine prayer, meditat...

  • with David Zarefsky
    Tuesday, June 12 | 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at Unitarian Church of Evanston  (1330 Ridge, Evanston)
    Sessions are expected to focus on the place of the United States in the world, including relationships with Is...

  • Drumming for Self-Renewal

    with Linda Schneider
    Wednesday, June 20 | 7:30 - 9:00 p.m.

    How would it feel to take a break from the regimen and “noise” of everyday life and instead focus on renewal of mind, body, and spirit? Drum circles offer the perfe...

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