Mitzvah Appeal 2013


This year's Mitzvah Appeal Goal is $230,000. Your gift, in whatever amount is meaningful to you, makes an impact on our congregation, on our Judaism, on our community - both locally and throughout the world. Beth Emet offers inspired worship, outstanding musical programs, cutting-edge education, and social justice and community engagement opportunities. The synagogue is our home, your home. Like every family, we depend on each other for support.

During the Mitzvah Appeal campaign season, Beth Emet is celebrating the inspired generosity of donors with five engaging events.  Join with fellow congregants and learn about the impact of your gift. To RSVP today, check out the online registration form

To learn more about the Mitzvah Appeal campaign and how you can make a difference, please contact our Executive Director, Bekki Harris Kaplan by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 847-869-4230 (x. 304).  You can also find several members online and learn why they support the Campaign, and to share your story, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Thank You!  

Bonfire, Booze & BBQ
Saturday, October 26 | 7:30 p.m. 
Spend a great night with old and new friends, featuring Cantor Arik Luck
Hosts: Neal Moglin & Mark Tendam
Co-Chairs: Lisa & Rob Levin and Sheryl & Stopher Bartol
Host Families: Linda & Mark Harvey, Jessica & Peter Kaplan, Nina Kavin & Kerry Miller, and Adam & Melinda Prawer-Stock
Suggested donation: an amount that is meaningful to you

A Celebratory Evening with Rabbi London
Thursday, November 7 | 7:00 p.m. 
An intimate evening of dinner, conversation and community. Food and wine by our own Dan Sachs and his team at Bin 36
Hosts: Arlene & Harvey Coustan
Co-Chairs: Suzanne Coffey and Elaine Lev
Host Families: Rebecca Weiss-Coleman & Drew Coleman, Lizzie & David Graham, Doug & Simone Oettinger, Lee & Gita Weintraub, and Julie & Bob Zaideman
Suggested minimum donation: $360

Downtown Lunch: From Stocks to Bicycles
Friday, November 22 | 12:00 p.m. 
Following my passion mid-career: Working for a Non-Profit
Special Guest Speaker: Charles Coustan, Executive Director of World Bicycle Relief
Host: Jim Cahan at the offices of Sidley Austin, LLP
Co-Chairs: Patti Gerbie and Steve Galler
Host Families: Ross Bricker, Mark Caro, Mort Denlow, Jerry Fink, Joe Frank, Karen Issacson, Dan Kanter, Elaine Lev, Susan Melczer, Louise Motel, Shari & Stephen Reiches, David Rubman, and Paula Jacobi & Todd Wiener
Suggested minimum donation: $360

Lox, Bagels & Leaders with U.S. Representative Jan Schakowsky and State Senator Daniel Bliss
Sunday, December 15 | 9:45 a.m.
Brunch and conversation about hot topics - local and national
Chair: Abbey Romanek
Host Families: Debra Horberg, Lori Kaplan, Karin Kelber, Jessie Macdonald, and Susan Fisher & Jonathan Yenkin
Suggested minimum donation: $18

Family Game Night
Saturday, January 11 | 5:00 p.m. 
From Havdalah to Twister and everything in between
Co-Chairs: Abbey Prujan and Tamar Selch
Host Families: Nancy & Phil Bashook, Susan & Peter Fitzgerald, Laura & Keith Glantz, Shari & Steve Reiches, and Tamar and Joel Shapira
Suggested donation: an amount that is meaningful to you




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Annual Mitzvah Appeal - Let's invest in the future of Beth Emet for the next generation by supporting this year's campaign.  Sign up online for an event and/or make a pledge.

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