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.

We encourage those who are able to watch or listen to a live stream of Kabbalat Shabbat and Kahal Morning Services on Zoom. If you do decide to join the Zoom call, please mute yourself and keep yourself muted to prevent unnecessary distractions from the worship service. Please feel free to keep your camera on though because it will create a sense of normalcy since we are accustomed to seeing your faces when we lead from the bima. We will also live stream Services on our Facebook page, which can be accessed at any time.

Tonight! March 27 Live at 6:30 p.m.
Kabbalat Shabbat Service Live via Zoom
Phone: 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) Meeting ID: 963 006 6598

Saturday, March 28 Live at 9:30 a.m.
Kahal Shabbat Morning Service Live via Zoom
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D'var Torah - Karl Malachut (watch a video prerecorded earlier this week) (Read)
This Shabbat we will be reading:
Vayikra - Lev. 1:1-2:16 pages 660-664
Isaiah 43:21-44:23 pages 682-685

If you don’t have a copy of   Mishkan T’filah   at home, you can get a free online flip book for Shabbat, a discounted Kindle ebook version of Mishkan T’filah, or a full Mishkan T’filah. It’s also just fine to listen in!

 

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  • Virtual Beth Emet

    UPDATED MARCH 27

    Worship

    We encourage those who are able to watch or listen to a live stream of Kabbalat Shabbat and Kahal Morning Services on Zoom. If you do decide to join the Zoom call, please...

  • Service of prayer, music and reflection

    On March 14th, Rabbi Andrea London (Beth Emet), Reverend Michael Kirby (Northminster Presbyterian Church), Pastor Daniel Ruen (Grace Lutheran Church), Pastor Jessica Gregory (Northminster Presbyterian Church), L...

 

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, 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 Hyma Levin
    CANCELED Mondays, March 23 and 30 | 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
    Elisha was the student and disciple of the prophet Elijah; he miraculously brought the Shunammite woman’s child back from the dead. Samson was prone to love w...

  • CANCELED Sunday, March 29 | 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    Join us at the Illinois Holocaust Museum for a customized tour that will complement the panel discussion at Beth Emet on March 11. (Attendance at the March 11 program is not r...

  • with Zach Selch and Mark Schoenfield
    Monday, March 30 at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom


    While we usually consider how borders will be drawn, negotiations for Israel's security provisions will be a critical aspect as well. 

    This Israel Com...

  • 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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