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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2020

Panel Discussion in Evanston to focus on anti-Semitism
Evanston Review, February 25

Jan Schakowsky, community leaders emphasize positive action in politics
The Daily Northwestern, February 9

Community Members reflect on ways accessibility impacts homeless services
The Daily Northwestern, February 11

2019

Press Release:  pdfGun Violence and Youth Activism: A Panel Discussion featuring David Hogg, Parkland Student and Co-Founder of March For Our Lives Thursday, February 21 at 7:30 p.m.

2018

October 2, 2018 - Temple Judea Mizpah Members walk Torahs from the synagogue in Skokie to their new location in Evanstonemple Judea Mizpah Members walk Torahs from the synagogue in Skokie to their new location in Evanston, Skokie Review
September 6, 2018 - The Two-Way Street: Reflections on Rosh HaShanah, JStreet.org
September 7, 2018 - Skokie Temple Judea Mizpah joins Beth Emet Synagogue in EvanstonSkokie Temple Judea Mizpah joins Beth Emet Synagogue in Evanston, Skokie Review
September 10, 2018 - Beth Emet in Evanston Combines with Temple Judea Mizpah, Evanston Patch

2017

July 12, 2017 - 'This is Hunger' Exhibt Spotlights Hidden Crisis'This is Hunger' Exhibt Spotlights Hidden Crisis, Evanston Roundtable
June 7, 2017 - Looking for "shalom": A Syrian refugee family finds a home within Beth Emet communityLooking for , immigrant connect chicago
May 22, 2017 - Synagogue Youth Group Sees Immigration Issue Up Close at Texas-Mexico BorderSynagogue Youth Group Sees Immigration Issue Up Close at Texas-Mexico Border, Evanston Roundtable
May 18, 2017 - Walking on Holy GroundWalking on Holy Ground, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism
May 9, 2017 - Bringing My Teens to the US-Mexico Border: How I Used My Own Passion to Boost Teen Engagement, URJ Journal of Youth Engagement, URJ Journal of Youth EngagementBringing My Teens to the US-Mexico Border: How I Used My Own Passion to Boost Teen Engagement, URJ Journal of Youth Engagement, URJ Journal of Youth Engagement
March 8, 2017 - Courage and Cowardice in Difficult Times
Courage and Cowardice in Difficult Times
Beth Emet Volunteers Support Syrian Refugee Family

2016

June 17, 2016 - Hundreds attend vigil for Orlando nightclub shooting victims in EvanstonHundreds attend vigil for Orlando nightclub shooting victims in Evanston, Chicago Tribune

2015

September 2015 - Hear Rabbi Andrea London on the Holy Holy PodcastHoly Holy Podcast!
December 2015 - Rabbi Andrea London and Yonah London featured on Night Four of JStreet's Banishing the Darkness JStreet's Banishing the Darkness Chanukah series 

2014

Rabbi Andrea London named as One of America's Most Inspiring RabbisRabbi Andrea London named as One of America's Most Inspiring Rabbis by the Jewish Daily Foward

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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...

  • Maia Volk

    Maia Volk joined Beth Emet in July 2018 as the Director of Youth Programs, overseeing the formal and informal education of Beth Emet youth.  Maia grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan and spent her summers as a camper and staff at...

  • Marla Topp

     

    Beth Emet Administrator, Marla Topp, has many years of experience in congregational life. She was the administrator at Temple Judea Mizpah for eight years and was also the Director of Education since 2015. During that time...

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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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