Beth Emet strives to be an inclusive synagogue. Based on the value of “B’zezlem Elohim”, we are all created in God’s image; and each one of us is to be valued. Beth Emet takes pride in welcoming all individuals, couples, families to engage in our spiritually vibrant and deeply caring environment. Individuals with disabilities and special needs are a vibrant part of our community. Every congregant has a right to a rich Jewish life in a welcoming environment.
Our leadership and members thoughtfully strive to make our synagogue building and programs accessible and to meet the needs of members with special needs. We empower congregants of all ages and abilities to worship, to learn, to share the happiness of good times, and to receive comfort at times of sorrow. Our facility was recently renovated to accommodate individuals with mobility needs and offers entrance ramps, a ramp to the bima, an elevator, accessible seating and restrooms, and automatic door openers. In addition, we now have hearing loops and devices in our main meeting rooms and sanctuaries, large print prayer books, and a quiet room that can be used during worship services, .Additional accommodations can be made prior to your visit.
Beth Emet is also is proud to include children with learning needs in our Jewish educational experiences. School-age children are encouraged to participate in Beit Sefer (school), holiday celebrations, worship, and other programs throughout the year. Besides hosting specially crafted events for families with members who have special needs, our Director of Lifelong Learning and teachers create individualized programs, modify curriculum, provide specialists and teenage teaching assistants in order to create a successful educational experience for each child.
Our Inclusion Committee is vibrant and is focused on additional ways our synagogue can be more welcoming and accommodating to all. We encourage you to contact Director of Lifelong Learning Marci Dickman, or Rabbi London to discuss how you envision your Jewish journey at Beth Emet. We are open to working together to provide the support and/or accommodations that will provide you and your family a caring and comfortable Jewish experience