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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Young family programs are for families with young children (perfect for kids ages 0-5) to explore Judaism in a lively, experiential and supportive community. This group hosts Jewish family experiences and provides a comfortable space for those of any religion to explore Judaism. From Pizza in the Sukkah to Tot Shabbat to Singing and S’mores, we have events the whole family can enjoy. This group is for you if you want to meet families with other little ones, are passionate about Jewish learning for your kiddos, or are looking for a new playdate pal.

Contact: Kathy Kaberon

High Holy Day Songs and Stories for Young Children- Enjoy in the comfort of your home!

Beth Reinstein sings our favorite Holiday songs and prayers, for your family to enjoy in the coming weeks. These age-appropriate stories will captivate young hearts and minds as we delve into the meaning and customs of the holidays.

A Boy, A Sheep and God, by Marilyn Price
Even Higher, by Eric Kimmel
Shana Tovah, A Rosh Hashanah Music Video!  by Tkiya Music
Shana Tova, Happy New Year (Rosh Hashanah Song for Children) by Julie Geller
Apples Dipped in Honey - by Doda Mollie

Check out Beth Reinstein's favorite Holiday songs and prayers!

Bim Bam
Chicken in the Pot
Halelu
Zum Gali Gali
High Holy Day Medley 


Gan Yom Rishon for children ages 3-5

Gan Yom Rishon is an interactive parent- child class that meets outdoors at Beth Emet on Sunday mornings, open to members and non-members We'll explore Jewish holidays, rituals, symbols, and values in an age-appropriate, experiential setting. We also enjoy yoga, siinging, art, stories, and more, whith Hebrew and Jewish values woven throughout. Check here for registration information.


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 with Nicole Jaworski!

Tuesdays at 9:30 am (starting October 5)
 
Join us for joyful, collaborative music making with Nicole Jaworski and Jamberry Music! In this class, you and your little one will bond with each other and make new friends while we sing, dance, play, pretend and experiment with instruments. Class is geared to kids 6 months to 2.5 years old and siblings are welcome to join! Masks for everyone 2+, and social distancing, will be expected. Class will be held on Zoom if conditions change. This program will take place from October 5- November 9 from 9:30-10:15 am at Beth Emet Synagogue. The fee per family is $90.00. Please register here.Please 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...

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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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