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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Tot Shabbat

Tot Shabbat meets on the third Saturday of each month at 9:00 a.m. 
This lively 30-minute service is geared toward children under five years old and their parents, grandparents, or caregivers. Together we sing, dance with the Torahs, and enjoy a story from the Rabbi's. 
Click here for the recording of this past month's Tot Shabbat. Keep listening for the special story time by Rabbi Memis-Foler.

 

Gan Yom Rishon

Gan Yom Rishon is an interactive caregiver and child class that meets on Sunday mornings. Children are introduced to Jewish holidays, rituals, symbols, and values in an age-appropriate, experiential setting. While we are all virtual, we are filling out sessions with lots of yoga, singing, art, stories, and more, with Hebrew and Jewish values woven throughout!

Gan Yom Rishon is also open to non-members.

For children three to four years old with a parent or caregiver.
Sundays 9:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. (each session is 6 weeks long)

For more information please contact Danny Blanco in the school office at 847-869-4230, ext. 308 or

 

 

Jamberry Music and Movement Class on Zoom, with Nicole Jaworski

Tuesdays at 11:00 am
Enjoy singing, dancing, swaying and jumping--and meet new friends! Great for kids ages 6 months - 2 years. $15/child through January 26. Co-sponsored by JBaby. Register here.

JCC Early Childhood Program

 

The Beth Emet Early Childhood Program closed in May 2020. We are now a site for JCC’s Early Childhood and Daycare.
Learn More Here.

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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...

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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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