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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.

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In an increasingly connected world, Jewish youth are finding synagogue Judaism to be a relevant place to begin developing a philosophy on life. Beth Emet Synagogue’s Youth Programs provide dynamic and engaging opportunities that have grown over the past eight years to provide developmentally appropriate, impactful, and transformative programs for young people in grades four through twelve. With more than12 discrete programs, a fulltime Director of Youth Programs, and the participation of over 55% of its high school aged teens in the 2017-2018 programming year, Beth Emet is at the cutting edge of youth programming in synagogue life.

Our overall philosophy is clear: To facilitate programs that inspire authentic engagement with Judaism and Jewish practice, to build the skills for leadership and social change, and to provide a safe and responsive program that meets students where they are in their lives and helps them to grow as Jews and thoughtful people. At Beth Emet we recognize that strong programs are the cornerstone of teen engagement and have spent nearly a decade building developmentally appropriate, responsive, programs that speak to the lives of teens. Recognizing that one-size-fits-all is not appropriate for adolescents, we have developed a number of ‘portals for entry,’ including engaging Torah study, writing workshops, Jewish meditation, social activities, leadership training, and more.

View Youth Programs Calendars for 2017-2018 school year.

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  • Community Conversation

    Tuesday, August 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Church of Evanston (1330 Ridge, Evanston) 
    Temple Judea Mizpah (TJM) is a warm and welcoming 130 member family community celebrating over 60 years in Skokie. Sharing...

  • Beth Emet Synagogue Renovation


    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 updati...

  • Experience Elul

    The month of Elul encourages reflection, rejuvenation, and renewal, offering us opportunities to prepare ourselves for the High Holidays. Prepare by attending one (or all!) of our special Elul programs. 


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  • High Holidays

    Beth Emet offers a variety of worship options for the Yamim Noraim (High Holidays). From Traditional Reform and Morning Chavurah Services to special worship and learning opportunities for adults, youth, and famili...

 

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.

  • Community Conversation

    Tuesday, August 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Church of Evanston (1330 Ridge, Evanston) 
    Temple Judea Mizpah (TJM) is a warm and welcoming 130 member family community celebrating over 60 years in Skokie. Sharing...

  • Experience Elul

    The month of Elul encourages reflection, rejuvenation, and renewal, offering us opportunities to prepare ourselves for the High Holidays. Prepare by attending one (or all!) of our special Elul programs. 


    Could I ...

  • Tuesday, August 28 at 7:15 p.m.
    In this introduction to the machzor (the two-volume High Holiday prayerbook), we will review the structure and traditions of Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur prayers.  The class is open to all membe...

  • with Phyllis Richmond
    Wednesday, September 5 at 7:00 p.m.  

    Sitting comfortably can be easy! This class will teach ways to sit in a more relaxed, poised, and comfortable manner. When you sit well, long hours in a chair won’t ...

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