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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Sukkot / Simchat Torah

The holidays continue!  Celebrate Sukkot and Simchat Torah in new but familiar ways. 

Sukkot starts Friday night, October 2 through Friday, October 9

Erev Sukkot Services - Friday, October 2 at 6:30 pm (Zoom Link
    Phone: 312-626-6799  Meeting ID: 963 006 6598 / Passcode: 1224
Sukkot Festival Morning Services - Saturday, October 3 at 9:30 am (Zoom Link
     Phone: 312-626-6799  Meeting ID: 963 006 6598 / Passcode: 1224

Simchat Torah starts Friday, October 9
Erev Simchat Torah Services - Friday, October 9 at 6:30 pm (Zoom Link)
     Phone: 312-626-6799  Meeting ID: 963 006 6598 / Passcode: 1224
Simchat Torah Festival Morning Services - Saturday, October 10 at 9:30 am (Zoom Link)
     Phone: 312-626-6799  Meeting ID: 963 006 6598 / Passcode: 1224

Watch this space for holiday programming!

Festivals/Holidays

Morning and evening services are held for the festivals of Sukkot, Simchat Torah, and Shavuot. Morning services are held on Pesach, and Yizkor (memorial) services are held on Simchat Torah, Pesach, and Shavuot. Special family services are held on the evenings of Sukkot, Simchat Torah, the Shabbat during Chanukkah, and Purim. Our congregation also observes Yom HaAtzmaut, Yom HaShoah and Tisha B’Av.

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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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