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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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Kol Emet: The Jewish Music Project, is Beth Emet's music committee dedicated to providing the congregation and greater Chicago Jewish community with rich Jewish musical experiences through concerts, lectures, Sermons in Song, and by bringing in popular Jewish artists of different styles for special Kabblat Shabbat Services. Kol Emet will be a sponsor of the following mucial events in 2017/2018:

Shabbat Shira

with Steven Chaitman
Friday, January 26, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. (5:45 p.m. Shabbat Oneg)
Kahal songleader Steven Chaitman leads a Shabbat Service for an evening of some of his most spirit-filled compositions.

Kabbalat Shabbat with Cantor Jeff Klepper

Friday, March 9, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. (5:45 p.m. Shabbat Oneg)
Former Beth Emet Cantor and influencer of American
Jewish music returns for artist-in-residence. Kol Emet will sponsor this Service featuring the Adult Choir.

Jacob’s Dream

Sunday, April 8
Works by Darius Milhaud will be performed by Rembrandt Chamber Players, Cantor Susan Lewis Friedman, and Dr. Klaus Georg.

Priya Darshini and Max Zbiral-Teller of EPICHORUS

Friday, April 13, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. (5:45 p.m. Shabbat Oneg)
Kabbalat Shabbat Services infused with contemporary songs based on of the ancient sounds of India, Egypt, Greece, and Syria.

Kol Emet Shabbat

Kol Emet Shabbat will on May 4, 2018. It will be a celebration of Israel’s 70th Birthday featuring a commission by an up-and-coming Jewish Songwriter, written for use in our worship services. Last year’s winner has been featured in Erev Rosh HaShanah services sung by our choir, and for various kabbalat Shabbat services throughout the year.

Stay tuned for more information on how to support this wonderful music committee by going to the hit musical Hamilton!

Become a subscriber to Kol Emet: The Jewish Music Project’s 2017/2018 season.
For $100 you will receive a pair of tickets to all events this year. To become a subscriber contact Wendy or call 847-869-4230 ext. 306.

 

 

 

 

 

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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,  December 16, January 20, February 3, March 10, April 14, 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, explo...

  • with Rabbi Allan Kensky
    Fridays, January 26 and February 2, 10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
    The major religious movements in American Judaism have produced new prayer books in recent years. We will explore how their theological stanc...

  • with David Zarefsky
    Tuesday,  January 9 | 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    Sessions are expected to focus on the place of the United States in the world, including relationships with Israel, the nature of the social contract, and the prin...

  • Drumming for Self-Renewal

    with Linda Schneider
    Wednesdays, December 20, January 17, and February 21

    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 spiri...

  • with Hyma Levin
    Tuesdays, March 6 and 13; 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
    We'll begin with the MAN who invented the slow cooker in response to his grandmother taking her pot of cholent to the baker every Friday to remain warm in his oven fo...

  • Jewish Mindfulness Meditation

    with the Center for Jewish Mindfulness at Orot
    Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. at Beth Emet (please note this class will NOT meet: April 4, April 11, April 18, May 30, and July 4)

    Rabbi Jordan Bendat-Appell, Rabbi Sam Feinsmith, or o...

  • with Hyma Levin
    Sundays, January 14 and 21, 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
    Our sages made clear that ethical behavior is not just good to do; it’s the law! Pirkei Avot (Ethics of the Fathers) focuses on how we treat each other—the behavio...

  • with Rabbi Peter Knobel

    Fridays October 20 - April 13 | 8:00 – 9:00 a.m (No class, November 24, December 29, January 5, March 30, & April 6)

    This year we will continue reading Tractate Avodah Zarah, which deals with idolatr...

  • with Eric Berman
    Thursday, January 11, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
    The Bible has been a source of inspiration for artists and writers for centuries. It has equally inspired modern musicians from all faith backgrounds and across all genr...

  • with Barry Scott Wimpfheimer
    Fridays, December 8 and 15, 10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
    The Talmud began as an oral text, the byproduct of ancient rabbinic learning practices. By choice it remained oral, long after writing technology ...

  • with Tamar Selch
    Thursday, January 25, 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
    The Mishnah describes the ancient city of Tzippori, (Sepphoris) as having eighteen synagogues during the time of Rabbi Yehuda HaNasi in the late second century C.E. What...

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