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.

High Holidays 5779

High Holidays 5778

  • Yom Kippur Traditional Reform Service, Politics in the Pulpit, Rabbi Andrea London, Pastor Daniel Ruen, and Pastor Michael Nabors (Listen | pdfRead Rabbi London's remarks, pdfRead Pastor Daniel Ruen's sermon)
  • Yom Kippur Chavurah Service, Beth Emet teens (Listen | pdfRead)
  • Kol Nidre, Rabbi Andrea London, And I Will Dwell Among Them (Listen | pdfRead)
  • Rosh HaShanah Traditional Reform Service, Rabbi Peter Knobel (Listen | pdfRead)
  • Rosh HaShanah Chavurah Service, Rabbi Andrea London (Listen
  • Erev Rosh HaShanah, Rabbi Andrea London, The Call of the Shofar (Listen | pdfRead)

5777

  • November 4, Professor Noah Efron, Jews and Science: Why We Learned to Love the Lab (Listen

High Holidays 5777

  • Yom Kippur Traditional Reform Service (Listen)
  • Kol Nidre, Rabbi Andrea London, Five Habits of the Heart That Make Democracy Possible (Listen part 1 | part 2| pdfRead)
  • Erev Rosh HaShanah, Rabbi Andrea London, Are We in Control of Our Destiny? (pdfRead | Listen)
  • Rosh HaShanah Traditional Reform Service, Rabbi Peter Knobel, Hope and Moral Compass (pdfRead | Listen)

5776

February 12, Rabbi Joe Black (listen)
February 5, Rabbi Joseph Edelheit, Have We Forgotten That We Were Strangers in a Strange Land? (listen)
January 29, Rabbi Capers Funnye, Race and Equity in Our Community (listen); Panel Discussion during Shabbat dinner (listen
January 9, Nina Sachs, Tampons and Torah (pdfread | listen)
December 25, Rabbi Daniel Bronstein, 'To Life' Not to 'To Embalmment': Lessons for Jewish Life from Jacob's Death (Listen)
December 4, Abigail BackerParashat Vayeshev (pdfread)
November 26, Anni Zukert, Vayishlach (pdfread)

High Holidays 5776

  • Erev Rosh HaShanah, Rabbi Andrea LondonGod as Sovereign Over us? Really? (pdfread)
  • Rosh HaShanah, Rabbi Peter KnobelBack to the Past, Forward to the Future (pdfread)
  • Kol Nidre, Rabbi Andrea London, Makhloket L'shem Shamayim: Argument for the Sake of Heaven (pdfread)
  • Yom Kippur Chavurah Service, Klei Kodesh (Senior Staff), Truth, Justice, Peace (pdfread)
  • Yom Kippur Traditional Reform Service, Rabbi Andrea LondonA Social Justice Selfie (pdfread)

High Holiday Sermons 5775

  • Erev Rosh HaShanah, Rabbi Andrea London, The Place Where We Are Right (pdfread)
  • Rosh HaShanah Chavurah Service, Rabbi Andrea London (listen)
  • Rosh HaShanah Traditional Refrom Service, Rabbi Peter Knobel, And I do Not Know What to Do? (listen pdfread)
  • Kol Nidre, Rabbi Andrea London, In Defense of Liberal Zionism (pdfread)
  • Yom Kippur, Chavurah Service, The Sabbath Spice (pdfread)
  • Yom Kippur Traditional Reform Service, Rabbi Andrea London, A Year Dedicated to Shabbat/Shmita Observance (listen | pdfread)
  • Yizkor, Rabbi Andrea London, How do we grieve?, pdfread
Yom Kippur Learning with Rabbi Andrea London class handouts

High Holiday Sermons 5774

  • Erev Rosh HaShanah, Rabbi Andrea London, New World Still A-Coming, (listen | pdfread)
  • Rosh HaShanah Chavurah Service, Elliot Leffler, Akeidah, (listen| pdfread)
  • Rosh HaShanah Late Morning Service, Klei Kodesh (Senior Staff) (listen)
  • Kol Nidre, Rabbi Andrea London, Embracing Holiness (pdfread)
  • Yom Kippur Chavurah Service: Sankofa Youth, Sankofa Students Interpret Isaiah 58 (listen)
  • Yom Kippur Late Morning Service: Rabbi Dr. Rachel Sabath Beit-Halachmi, Israel and the Leadership Dilemmas of Jewish Peoplehood (read) (coming soon)
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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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