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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.

Thank you to all who made this season a Tzedakah Summer!

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This summer, in honor of the Beth Emet Tzedakah Fund’s anniversary on June 1, an anonymous supporter graciously donated $18 to the Beth Emet Tzedakah Fund in the name of each of the first 54 congregants (of any age) who volunteered at least one hour or more of service to any nonprofit social service agency between June 1 and August 31. The campaign was such a success, additional anoymous donors joined together to grant an additional 18 congregants raising a possible total of $1296 for the Tzedakah Fund. There are nine spots left--email Paul Fields  with the name of the organization where you volunteerd by August 31. 

Thank you to all our donors and volunteers:

1. Benicio Caro - Inspiration Corporation
2. Jackie Berman -  Beth Emet Soup Kitchen
3. Bluma Stoller - YWCA Evanston/North Shore
4. Anonymous - Center for Independent Futures
5. Lisa Sachs - English Language Learning Center
6. Ina Grodzin - Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center
7. Howard Sachs - Chicago Greater Food Depository’s Producemobile in partnership with Interfaith Action of Evanston and the City of Evanston
8. Jack Levie - Chicago Greater Food Depository’s Producemobile in partnership with Interfaith Action of Evanston and the City of Evanston
9. Arlene Berke - Beth Emet Shabbat Connections
10. Reva Denlow - ESCCA, Evanston School Children’s Clothing Association
11. Ann Graham - Random Acts of Flowers
12. Todd Wiener - Y.O.U. (Youth & Opportunity United) Summer Camp, Lincoln School
13. Pamela Garbarini - English Language Learning Center
14. Mareon Arnold - Connections for the Homeless
15. Melvin Gerbie - Community Health Clinic
16. Tami Manton - Shabbat Connections
17. Helene Rosenberg - Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
18. Arlene Steele - Evanston Environmental Association
19. Louise Motel - Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago
20. Bekki Kaplan - Curt’s Café North
21. Richard Sawislak - Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
22. Anne Saywitz - Oakton Community College ESL Program
23. Sheryl Bartol  - Connections for the Homeless
24. Barbara Schoenfield - Children’s Defense Fund Freedom School
25. Mark Schoenfield - Connections for the Homeless
26. Scott Hurwitz - The Youth Job Center
27. David Spitulnik - The Youth Job Center
28. Rebecca Raus - Curt’s Café
29. Janice Weiss - Friedman Place
30. Robyn Gabel - Beth Emet Soup Kitchn
31. Betsy Fuchs - Visiting the Sick (Vikur Cholim)
32. Anonymous - The ARK
33. Joan Fragen - Beth Emet Soup Kitchen
34. Remi Welbel - Beth Emet Soup Kitchen
35. Shari Rogers  - Beth Emet Soup Kitchen
36. Lucas Rogers - Beth Emet Soup Kitchen
37. Alissa Goldwasser - Beth Emet Soup Kitchen
38. Emilia Goldwasser - Beth Emet Soup Kitchen
39. Eliza Goldwasser - Beth Emet Soup Kitchen
40. Kathy Kaberon - Beth Emet Soup Kitchen
41. Elory Rozner -  Beth Emet Soup Kitchen
42. Posey Ross - Beth Emet Soup Kitchen
43. Rebecca Fields - Beth Emet Soup Kitchen
44. Kathy Mirkin - The ARK
45. Gilbert Mirkin - The ARK
46. Toby Sawislak - Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center
47. Sharon Fleishman - Beth Emet Soup Kitchen
48. Hector Machabanski - Pediatric Developmental Center, Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center
49. Jadyn Denlow - JUF Uptown Café
50. Gillian Rosenberg - Pushing the Envelope Farm
51. Eliana Chavkin - JCUA Shabbaton / MLK Memorial
52. Gavi Welbel - Beth Emet Soup Kitchen
53. Eli Kaplan - Beth Emet Soup Kitchen
54. Jake Kaplan - Beth Emet Soup Kitchen
55. Lynn Kaplan - Beth Emet Soup Kitchen
56. Jeff Forgash - Beth Emet Soup Kitchen
57. Sarah Chavkin - UIC Dept of Opthamology & Visual Sciences
58. Judith Cooper - Beth Emet Soup Kitchen
59. Rich Steele - Beth Emet Soup Kitchen
60. Marit Bohbot - Beth Emet Soup Kitchen
61. Joan Lebow - Beth Emet Soup Kitchen 
62. Iris Lieberman Tausend - Beth Emet Soup Kitchen
63. Don Garfield - Beth Emet Soup Kitchen
64. Bob Motel - Beth Emet Soup Kitchen

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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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