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.

ChupahThe celebration of marriage is an intimate, joyful, and ceremonious occasion. Our clergy also supports equal marriage, interfairth couples, and would be delighted to celebrate with every couple who are ready for marriage. The counsels couples on preparing their life together and assist couples in shaping the ceremony that will be meaningful to both of you. 

To inquire about our clergy's availablity and pre-wedding counseling program, please contact Wendy Yablon, assistant to the clergy. 

Beth Emet's Intermarriage Officiation Policy Statement

Host your wedding at Beth Emet

Beth Emet provides a warm environment for commemorating and celebrating life's significant life cycle events. The Synagogue offers a large social hall (Crown Room) that can accommodate 300 for a sit down meal, a smaller social hall (Weiner Room), overlooking a beautiful garden, which can accommodate 125 for a sit down meal, and a full catering kitchen. The Sanctuary (which seats 325) can be rented for appropriate events. Learn more about our facility

Celebrate your simcha with the Congregation!

Kabbalat Shabbat (Friday night) offers the opportunity to celebrate your marriage (or your anniversary) with the community. Consider sponsoring a wine and chesse reception prior to services to celebrate your simcha, or an Oneg Shabbat at 5:45 p.m. prior to our 6:30 p.m. service. To become a Shabbat Sponsor please contact Bekki Harris Kaplan

 

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  • Passover 2020

    Worship

    First Day Passover Festival Morning Services including Yizkor (Memorial) Via Zoom or call 312-626-6799 Meeting ID: 963 006 598
    Thursday, April 9 at 10:00 a.m
    Last Day Passover Festival Morning Services incl...

  • Bedtime Meditations

    Play the latest episode  
    Please note: there is approximately a minute and a half of quiet prior to Rabbi London beginning the meditation in order to get yourself settled and ready to meditate. 

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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.

  • CANCELED Wednesday, March 18 at 1:00 p.m.
    Join the discussion at our monthly book club! The next book is Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf. Books are available for pick up at Beth Emet. No need to RSVP.

    No fee or advan...

  • A Close Look at Torah

    with Rabbi Andrea London
    Fridays, through June 12 | 9:30 a.m. - 10:35 a.m. (No class April 10, and May 15)
    Friday, March 27 via Zoom (or call 312-626- 6799 Meeting ID: 657 819 679)

    There are many ways to interpret Torah and th...

  • Thursdays, January 16, February 27, March 19, April 23 | 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

    Participants study as a small group of adults studies to become b’nei mitzvah together at Beth Emet. Requirements for Adult B’nei Mitzvah at Beth Emet...

  • with David Zarefsky
    On March 18, watch via Zoom (click link)

    Wednesdays, March 18 and May 20 | 7:30 - 9:00 p.m.
    A continuing lecture-discussion class on contemporary public issues of interest to Jews as citizens. We will focus...

  • with Jesse Rosenberg
    Mondays, April 13 and 27 | 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. Viz Zoom (or call 312-626-6799 Meeting ID: 214 583 753)
    The persecution and mass murder of the Jewish population of Europe by the government of the Third Reich h...

  • with Rabbi Michael Balinsky
    Friday, April 3 | 9:45 – 11:15 a.m. via Zoom 
    (or call 312-626-6799 Meeting ID: 454 365 822)

    Although the Reform movement is steeped in ritual/mitzvah expressions, it does not define itself as a hal...

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