BESSY (Grades 9-12)

BESSY (Beth Emet Senior Synagogue Youth) is the community's highly active, peer-led youth group for high school-age participants. Through monthly, teen planned, events, BESSY provides both Jewish social space for its peers as well as an integrated approach to Jewish social action. BESSY is a highly visible asset to Beth Emet – building our community through its constant stream of activity. The BESSY Leadership Board, an all-youth board supported by Youth Programs staff, meets regularly, plans activities, and strives to recognize and fulfil the needs of our greater synagogue community. Events vary in nature, but always bring high school-age youth closer to one another, to their Judaism, and to the greater community. The relationships built in BESSY go beyond the strictly social to encourage and build the leaders not just of tomorrow but of today.

BESSY is NFTY (National Federation of Temple Youth, a program of the URJ) affiliated.  Teens are encouraged to participate in regional NFTY events throughout the year!


5774 (2013-14) Materials

Tentative Schedules: Coming soon

Required Forms


Visit BESSY's Teen Site

Read Reflections from BESSY-led Kabbalat Shabbat Service

Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Director of Youth Programs, for more information.


BESSYTeamwork4 BESSYTeamwork



Register for Beit Sefer 2014-2015!

Hear Rabbi London on WBEZ's The Morning Shift about Beth Emet's special relationship with Ner Tamid in Simferopol, Ukraine. 

Early Childhood Offers Part and Full Day Options

Jewish Mindfulness Meditation Sessions--Tuesdays

Beth Emet The Free Synagogue   1224 Dempster     Evanston, IL 60202     847.869.4230    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

sitemap     admin login       © 2011, Beth Emet The Free Synagogue       site design: Iris B. Communications