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.

2020

Panel Discussion in Evanston to focus on anti-Semitism
Evanston Review, February 25

Jan Schakowsky, community leaders emphasize positive action in politics
The Daily Northwestern, February 9

Community Members reflect on ways accessibility impacts homeless services
The Daily Northwestern, February 11

2019

Press Release:  pdfGun Violence and Youth Activism: A Panel Discussion featuring David Hogg, Parkland Student and Co-Founder of March For Our Lives Thursday, February 21 at 7:30 p.m.

2018

October 2, 2018 - Temple Judea Mizpah Members walk Torahs from the synagogue in Skokie to their new location in Evanstonemple Judea Mizpah Members walk Torahs from the synagogue in Skokie to their new location in Evanston, Skokie Review
September 6, 2018 - The Two-Way Street: Reflections on Rosh HaShanah, JStreet.org
September 7, 2018 - Skokie Temple Judea Mizpah joins Beth Emet Synagogue in EvanstonSkokie Temple Judea Mizpah joins Beth Emet Synagogue in Evanston, Skokie Review
September 10, 2018 - Beth Emet in Evanston Combines with Temple Judea Mizpah, Evanston Patch

2017

July 12, 2017 - 'This is Hunger' Exhibt Spotlights Hidden Crisis'This is Hunger' Exhibt Spotlights Hidden Crisis, Evanston Roundtable
June 7, 2017 - Looking for "shalom": A Syrian refugee family finds a home within Beth Emet communityLooking for , immigrant connect chicago
May 22, 2017 - Synagogue Youth Group Sees Immigration Issue Up Close at Texas-Mexico BorderSynagogue Youth Group Sees Immigration Issue Up Close at Texas-Mexico Border, Evanston Roundtable
May 18, 2017 - Walking on Holy GroundWalking on Holy Ground, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism
May 9, 2017 - Bringing My Teens to the US-Mexico Border: How I Used My Own Passion to Boost Teen Engagement, URJ Journal of Youth Engagement, URJ Journal of Youth EngagementBringing My Teens to the US-Mexico Border: How I Used My Own Passion to Boost Teen Engagement, URJ Journal of Youth Engagement, URJ Journal of Youth Engagement
March 8, 2017 - Courage and Cowardice in Difficult Times
Courage and Cowardice in Difficult Times
Beth Emet Volunteers Support Syrian Refugee Family

2016

June 17, 2016 - Hundreds attend vigil for Orlando nightclub shooting victims in EvanstonHundreds attend vigil for Orlando nightclub shooting victims in Evanston, Chicago Tribune

2015

September 2015 - Hear Rabbi Andrea London on the Holy Holy PodcastHoly Holy Podcast!
December 2015 - Rabbi Andrea London and Yonah London featured on Night Four of JStreet's Banishing the Darkness JStreet's Banishing the Darkness Chanukah series 

2014

Rabbi Andrea London named as One of America's Most Inspiring RabbisRabbi Andrea London named as One of America's Most Inspiring Rabbis by the Jewish Daily Foward

 

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  • Virtual Beth Emet

    UPDATED MARCH 31

    Coming Soon

    Bedtime meditation Wednesday and Thursday nights with Rabbi London and Sarina Elenbogen-Siegel. Watch Facebook and the website for forthcoming details. 
    Beth Emet Annual Meeting
    Monday...

  • Service of prayer, music and reflection

    On March 14th, Rabbi Andrea London (Beth Emet), Reverend Michael Kirby (Northminster Presbyterian Church), Pastor Daniel Ruen (Grace Lutheran Church), Pastor Jessica Gregory (Northminster Presbyterian Church), L...

 

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.

  • Sneak Preview
    Wednesday, April 1, 7:00-8:30 p.m. at Beth Emet
    “We Cried Power,” a compelling documentary by filmmaker Dara Kell, tells the story of a bold new social movement to end poverty in the United States. Insp...

  • CANCELED Wednesday, March 18 at 1:00 p.m.
    Join the discussion at our monthly book club! The next book is Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf. Books are available for pick up at Beth Emet. No need to RSVP.

    No fee or advan...

  • A Close Look at Torah

    with Rabbi Andrea London
    Fridays, through June 12 | 9:30 a.m. - 10:35 a.m. (No class April 10, and May 15)
    Friday, March 27 via Zoom (or call 312-626- 6799 Meeting ID: 657 819 679)

    There are many ways to interpret Torah and th...

  • Thursdays, January 16, February 27, March 19, April 23 | 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

    Participants study as a small group of adults studies to become b’nei mitzvah together at Beth Emet. Requirements for Adult B’nei Mitzvah at Beth Emet...

  • with David Zarefsky
    On March 18, watch via Zoom (click link)

    Wednesdays, March 18 and May 20 | 7:30 - 9:00 p.m.
    A continuing lecture-discussion class on contemporary public issues of interest to Jews as citizens. We will focus...

  • CANCELED Sunday, March 29 | 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    Join us at the Illinois Holocaust Museum for a customized tour that will complement the panel discussion at Beth Emet on March 11. (Attendance at the March 11 program is not r...

  • with Jesse Rosenberg
    Mondays, April 13 and 27 | 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. Viz Zoom (or call 312-626-6799 Meeting ID: 214 583 753)
    The persecution and mass murder of the Jewish population of Europe by the government of the Third Reich h...

  • with Rabbi Michael Balinsky
    Friday, April 3 | 9:45 – 11:15 a.m. via Zoom 
    (or call 312-626-6799 Meeting ID: 454 365 822)

    Although the Reform movement is steeped in ritual/mitzvah expressions, it does not define itself as a hal...

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