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.

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At Beth Emet, we encourage questions and engage in dialogue to seek answers. In a world filled with a multitude of mediums in which we communicate every day, we constantly question how to best engage with you: our congregants, friends, family, and community. While some still relish the physical feel of newspapers between their fingertips, others are content with the ease of a thumb swiping against a screen held in one hand.

With this in mind, we are experimenting with a new way to tell the story of a year in the life of Beth Emet. This digital publication has five sections (links below), which includes hearing from our clergy and lay leadership (with “read more” options to read the full text), learning more about the various aspects of our community from social justice to education, and an opportunity to experience Beth Emet through pictures and captions. Beth Emet is a thriving community comprised of warm, energetic, spiritual, giving, curious, and engaged members, and it is our hope that you will agree as you read through our Year End Review. Should you wish to have a paper copy of the longer articles, please contact the office. Happy Reading!

The Latest From Leadership
Adult Education
Early Childhood, Beit Sefer, and Youth Programs
Social Justice
T'rumah Capital Campaign and Mitzvah Appeal

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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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.

  • S’lichot Program and Service

    September 21 at 9:00 p.m. Followed by S’lichot Services.

    S’lichot, the late Saturday night service, which falls right before Rosh HaShanah focuses our attention on the meaning of the occasion, “forgiveness” and f...

  • 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. 

    Meditati...

  • Yom Kippur Food Drive

    The ARK's food pantry supports nearly 4,000 Jews in the metropolitan Chicago area. While The ARK is seeking food that is kosher, any food donated that is not kosher will be given to local food pantries in need. We...

  • Rockers and Shakers

    with Nicole Jaworski
    Wednesdays, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, and November 6 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. 

    Foster community and friendship while collaboratively making music with the tot in your life! This class connects child...

  • Ivrit with Ronit

    With Ronit Levy
    Wednesdays, October 23 - November 18 | 4:30-5:30 p.m.

    A fun afternoon Hebrew class for children ages 4-6. Learn Hebrew through songs, games, dance, snack, yoga and more.

    $10 per session. Please co...

  • Shabbat Shmoozica & Tot Shabbat

     

    Shabbat Shmoozica

    Every first Saturday of the month at 9:00 a.m. (Beginning on September 7!)
    Beth Emet is excited to introduce a new Shabbat morning program for families with children ages 0-5, designed by young ...

  • 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. 

    Meditation for Ren...

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