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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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 will also have paper grocery bags placed throughout the building, distributed at Beit Sefer, and on Rosh HaShsanah to remind you about this mitzvah. Bins will be located in the parking lot on Yom Kippur and volunteers will assist with unloading your car.

Sample list of items needed (view complete listview complete list):
Goya Vegetarian Canned Beans
Heinz/Bush's Vegetarian Baked Beans
General Mills or Kelloggs Cereals
Hunts or Barilla Tomato Sauce
Canola, vegetable, or olive oil
Green Giant canned vegetables, Dole/Del Monte
canned fruit
Manischewitz or Streits brand anything
Bath tissue, laundry detergent, toothpaste, shampoo, diaper and other personal care items


Yom Kippur Food Drive Volunteers Needed

This year's Yom Kippur Food Drive will be supporting The ARK and their food pantry which supports nearly 4,000 Jews in the metropolitan Chicago area who have experienced hard times and/or in distress. We are seeking volunteers to work 60-minute increments to assist worshippers take bags of donated food from cars and load into designated bins. Each shift will need at least three adults and three teens. Start the year by doing a wonderful mitzvah! Sign up today!

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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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