Beth Emet - The Free Synagogue

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.

Congregational Programs

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Saturday, July 27 at 4:30 p.m. 
Join us for an evening of pizza, Havdalah, singing with Cantor Kyle Cotler, and smores around the campfire! $5 per person. $7 per person after July 24.

RSVP today!

BBQ Shabbat Dinner for Facebook

Friday, July 26 following 6:30 p.m. Kabbalat Shabbat Services
Welcome Cantor Kyle Cotler at a festive Shabbat BBQ Dinner following Services!

Beth Emet will provide the hamburgers, veggie burgers, corn on the cob, and watermelon, and we ask that you help provide salads, side dishes, and desserts (all dishes must be nut-free).

We have designated what to bring based on the first letter of your last name:

A - H: a green salad
I - P: dessert
Q - Z: side dish

$10 per person by Wednesday, July 24, $12 thereafter. Register today! 

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Pay with a gift card

By paying with gift cards through Scrip, a rebate percentage is donated to Beth Emet. From Mariano’s to Home Depot, to Lettuce Entertain You restaurant, purchase a gift card before you go and use your phone app to pay. To do this, go to Scrip Online, create an account, select “get started,” “For families” (but it’s really for everyone), and enter Beth Emet’s code (9C27822263639), and off you go. All it takes is 5 minutes to register, and you’re all set to support Beth Emet. See full list of gift cards available. For questions, please contact Marla Topp at ext. 325. 

AmazonSmile

AmazonSmileAmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Beth Emet every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price us. To find us, type in Beth Emet Foundation in the search box.

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Beth Emet Synagogue, Second Baptist Church, and Grace Lutheran Church are taking an interfaith, dual narrative (Palestinian and Jewish guide) to Israel and the West Bank. Travel with Rabbi London and Pastors Nabors and Ruen, see ancient and modern sites and gain a deeper understanding of the issues facing the region and its people. You don't want to miss this unique and special trip! Trip dates are October 24-November 3, 2019. Learn more about this once in a lifetime experience! Full itinerary and registration informationFull itinerary and registration information.

Fostering connections to each other, community, Judaism, & other families

BEFC is a new initiative designed to foster your family’s connection to each other, to the Beth Emet community, to Judaism, and to other families. Through involvement in Beth Emet, together we create positive Jewish experiences that focus on building relationships.
Mark your calendar for upcoming events.

Beth Emet Parents Connect over Coffee
Sunday mornings from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.  March 10, April 7 (Passover Recipe Exchange),
May 5

Beth Emet Families Connect at Kahal (for children ages 3 to 5th grade)
March 30, April 27, May 25
Seven times during the year, there will be activities for children during the kahal Shabbat morning service. These services will be followed by a potluck lunch.

Beth Emet Families Connect at Tot Shabbat (for families with children ages 0-6)
On third Saturday each month at 9:00 a.m.
This joyous, brief service with Rabbi London includes singing, dance, and stories followed by Kiddush brunch and playtime for the children.

Beth Emet Families Connect to Bake a Difference (families with children ages 5 to 12)
March 10 at 12:00 p.m.
Bake holiday-themed treats to donate to individuals in our community.

Beth Emet Families Connect and Parents Learn
Sunday, March 10 at 9:30 a.m.
Hidden Identity Questions in Purim with Rabbi Andrea London


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Beth Emet officially broke ground on Phase One of its renovation on May 21, 2018. Phase One of the renovation will include replacing the HVAC system, renovating the Sanctuary, Crown Room, and Foyer areas, and updating some of the existing exits and entrances. Photo albums on Facebook and Flickr will be frequently updated during the renovation so you can watch the progress along with us.  This renovation project is the result of Beth Emet's T'rumah Capital Campaign

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a D’var Torah by Rabbi Capers C. Funnye, Congregational Shabbat Dinner, and Panel Discussion 

As part of our yearly theme: Din, Emet, Shalom (Justice, Peace, Truth), on January 29 we welcomed Capers C. Funnye, Jr. rabbi of Chicago's Beth Shalom B’nai Zaken Ethiopian Hebrew Congregation to give the d’var Torah at this special Kabbalat Shabbat service. During Shabbat dinner, Rabbi Funnye and a panel of community members discussed issues related to race and equity in the Jewish community.  Listen to his d'var Torah now!

Panelists included:

  • Dr. Marcus Campbell, Assistant Superintendent/Principal Evanston Township High School
  • Eileen Hogan Heineman, Co-Director of Racial Justice Programs for the YWCA Evanston/North Shore
  • Lesley Williams, Head of Adult Public Services at Evanston Public Library
  • Dr. Eric Witherspoon, Evanston Township High School Superintendent 
  • Cameron English, Student Leader of SOAR (Students Organized Against Racism)

 

pdfRead notes from the panel discussion or listen to the panel discussion.

pdfRead a recap by Nina Kavin of the evening.

Rabbi funnyeRabbi Capers C. Funnye is involved in a number of boards in the Jewish community; The Chicago Board of Rabbis, Jewish Council on Urban Affairs, Akiba Schechter Jewish Day School, and in October of 2015, he was installed as Chief Rabbi of the Hebrew Israelites in the United States of America. 

 

 

  • BBQ Shabbat Dinner

    Friday, July 26 following 6:30 p.m. Kabbalat Shabbat Services
    Welcome Cantor Kyle Cotler at a festive Shabbat BBQ Dinner following Services!

    Beth Emet will provide the hamburgers, veggie burgers, corn on the cob, ...

  • Singing, Supper, and Smores!

    Saturday, July 27 at 4:30 p.m. 
    Join us for an evening of pizza, Havdalah, singing with Cantor Kyle Cotler, and smores around the campfire! $5 per person. $7 per person after July 24.

    RSVP today!

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  • Israel Trip with Beth Emet, Second Baptist Church, and Grace Lutheran Church


    Beth Emet Synagogue, Second Baptist Church, and Grace Lutheran Church are taking an interfaith, dual narrative (Palestinian and Jewish guide) to Israel and the West Bank. Travel with Rabbi London and Pastors Nabors ...

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  • BBQ Shabbat Dinner

    Friday, July 26 following 6:30 p.m. Kabbalat Shabbat Services
    Welcome Cantor Kyle Cotler at a festive Shabbat BBQ Dinner following Services!

    Beth Emet will provide the hamburgers, veggie burgers, corn on the cob, ...

  • Singing, Supper, and Smores!

    Saturday, July 27 at 4:30 p.m. 
    Join us for an evening of pizza, Havdalah, singing with Cantor Kyle Cotler, and smores around the campfire! $5 per person. $7 per person after July 24.

    RSVP today!

    ...
  • Israel Trip with Beth Emet, Second Baptist Church, and Grace Lutheran Church


    Beth Emet Synagogue, Second Baptist Church, and Grace Lutheran Church are taking an interfaith, dual narrative (Palestinian and Jewish guide) to Israel and the West Bank. Travel with Rabbi London and Pastors Nabors ...

 

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.

  • BBQ Shabbat Dinner

    Friday, July 26 following 6:30 p.m. Kabbalat Shabbat Services
    Welcome Cantor Kyle Cotler at a festive Shabbat BBQ Dinner following Services!

    Beth Emet will provide the hamburgers, veggie burgers, corn on the cob, ...

  • Singing, Supper, and Smores!

    Saturday, July 27 at 4:30 p.m. 
    Join us for an evening of pizza, Havdalah, singing with Cantor Kyle Cotler, and smores around the campfire! $5 per person. $7 per person after July 24.

    RSVP today!

    ...
  • Israel Trip with Beth Emet, Second Baptist Church, and Grace Lutheran Church


    Beth Emet Synagogue, Second Baptist Church, and Grace Lutheran Church are taking an interfaith, dual narrative (Palestinian and Jewish guide) to Israel and the West Bank. Travel with Rabbi London and Pastors Nabors ...

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