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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Beth Emet The Free Synagogue                            Office Hours                                     
1224 Dempster Street                                           Monday - Thursday  8:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Evanston, IL 60202                                               Friday  8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.        

Telephone: 847-869-4230
General E-mail:

For Emergencies: 847-869-4230, and then dial 4 to leave a message

Contact Us!

Our highly dedicated staff are happy to help answer your questions, take your reservations, or just schmooze with you. Call us at 847-869-4230, and then dial the extension of the person who you are trying to reach. Or, click on the name and send us an email; we'll respond as soon as possible! 

  • Rabbi Andrea C. London  x 306
  • Rabbi Amy L. Memis-Foler x 306
  • Cantor Kyle Cotler x 306
  • Director of Congregational Engagement, Bekki Harris Kaplan   x 304
  • Director of Operations, Geoff Prass   x 325
  • Director of Lifelong Learning,  Marci Dickman  x 310 
  • Director of Young Family Engagement, Kathy Kaberon   x 305 
  • Director of Youth Engagement, Sam Rose  x 314
  • Communications, Aviva Schwartz   x 300
  • Finance Manager, Debbie Gilbert   x 302
  • Security Manager, Butch Mayer  x 301 
  • Assistant to Clergy, Wendy Yablon  x 306
  • Education Programs Administrator, Danny Blanco  x 308
  • Executive Assistant, Shlomit Hoch  x 301
  • B'nei Mitzvah Tutor  x 306 

 

Directions and Parking

Beth Emet is located on Dempster Street between Asbury and Ridge. The parking lot is located just west of the building, and can be accessed from Dempster (traveling east) or Asbury (traveling north).

Get detailed directions from Google Maps.

Parking at Beth Emet is limited especially on the High Holidays, Purim, and for congregation-wide events. Side street parking is available but please check city signage for parking restrictions.

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  • Rabbi Andrea C. London

    Rabbi Andrea London is a nationally recognized Jewish leader who has served at Beth Emet since 2000 and was named the congregation’s Senior Rabbi in July 2010. Rabbi London is deeply engaged in all aspects of congregational...

  • Rabbi Amy L. Memis-Foler

    Rabbi Amy L. Memis-Foler, D.D. became a rabbi because of her love of Judaism and desire to teach others, share in their spiritual journey and make the world a better place than we found it.

    She joined Beth Emet in the Fall...

  • Cantor Rabbi Kyle Cotler

    Kyle comes from a long line of Jewish music – his great-grandfather was a Chazzan in Russia; his grandfather, Ted, served in Ventura; and his father, Doug, is currently the cantor at Or Ami in Calabasas. Kyle studied at the...

  • Rabbi Peter S. Knobel z"l

    Rabbi Knobel was rabbi emeritus at Beth Emet The Free Synagogue in Evanston, Illinois where he served since 1980, following 11 years at Temple Emanu-El in Groton, Connecticut.  He served as the Interim Senior Rabbi of Templ...

  • Bekki Harris Kaplan

    Bekki Harris Kaplan joined Beth Emet's professional team in July 2001 after working as the Associate Executive Director and Membership Director at Temple Sholom of Chicago. In addition to supervising the functioning of Beth...

  • Marci Dickman

    Marci Dickman joined Beth Emet in July, 2009 with more than 25 years of experience in Jewish education. Marci serves as the Director of Lifelong Learning, acting as the Principal of Beit Sefer and overseeing our Early Child...

  • Kathy Kaberon

    Kathy Kaberon is Beth Emet's Director of Young Family Programs. She has been an administrator in Beth Emet's Early Childhood Program for the past 10 years. Her affiliation with the program began in 1988, when she enrolled h...

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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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