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.

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
  • Executive Director, Bekki Harris Kaplan   x 304
  • Administrator, Marla Topp x 325
  • Director of Lifelong Learning,  Marci Dickman  x 310 
  • Director of Young Family Programs, Kathy Kaberon   x 305 
  • Director of Youth Programs, Maia Volk  x 314
  • Director of Communications, Susan Baum   x 300
  • Finance Manager, Debbie Gilbert   x 302
  • Facility Manager, Rick Valentin   x 319 
  • Security Manager, Butch Mayer  x 301 
  • Assistant to Clergy, Wendy Yablon  x 306
  • Education Programs Administrator, Miriam Davidson  x 308
  • Executive Assistant, Shlomit Hoch  x 300
  • B'nei Mitzvah Tutor  x 306 
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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.

  • S’lichot Program and Service

    September 21 at 9:00 p.m. Followed by S’lichot Services.

    S’lichot, the late Saturday night service, which falls right before Rosh HaShanah focuses our attention on the meaning of the occasion, “forgiveness” and f...

  • Experience Elul

    The month of Elul encourages reflection, rejuvenation, and renewal, offering us opportunities to prepare ourselves for the High Holidays. Prepare by attending one (or all!) of our special Elul programs. 

    Meditati...

  • Yom Kippur Food Drive

    The ARK's food pantry supports nearly 4,000 Jews in the metropolitan Chicago area. While The ARK is seeking food that is kosher, any food donated that is not kosher will be given to local food pantries in need. We...

  • Rockers and Shakers

    with Nicole Jaworski
    Wednesdays, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, and November 6 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. 

    Foster community and friendship while collaboratively making music with the tot in your life! This class connects child...

  • Ivrit with Ronit

    With Ronit Levy
    Wednesdays, October 23 - November 18 | 4:30-5:30 p.m.

    A fun afternoon Hebrew class for children ages 4-6. Learn Hebrew through songs, games, dance, snack, yoga and more.

    $10 per session. Please co...

  • Shabbat Shmoozica & Tot Shabbat

     

    Shabbat Shmoozica

    Every first Saturday of the month at 9:00 a.m. (Beginning on September 7!)
    Beth Emet is excited to introduce a new Shabbat morning program for families with children ages 0-5, designed by young ...

  • Experience Elul

    The month of Elul encourages reflection, rejuvenation, and renewal, offering us opportunities to prepare ourselves for the High Holidays. Prepare by attending one (or all!) of our special Elul programs. 

    Meditation for Ren...

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