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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High Holidays 5779

High Holidays 5778

  • Yom Kippur Traditional Reform Service, Politics in the Pulpit, Rabbi Andrea London, Pastor Daniel Ruen, and Pastor Michael Nabors (Listen | pdfRead Rabbi London's remarks, pdfRead Pastor Daniel Ruen's sermon)
  • Yom Kippur Chavurah Service, Beth Emet teens (Listen | pdfRead)
  • Kol Nidre, Rabbi Andrea London, And I Will Dwell Among Them (Listen | pdfRead)
  • Rosh HaShanah Traditional Reform Service, Rabbi Peter Knobel (Listen | pdfRead)
  • Rosh HaShanah Chavurah Service, Rabbi Andrea London (Listen
  • Erev Rosh HaShanah, Rabbi Andrea London, The Call of the Shofar (Listen | pdfRead)

5777

  • November 4, Professor Noah Efron, Jews and Science: Why We Learned to Love the Lab (Listen

High Holidays 5777

  • Yom Kippur Traditional Reform Service (Listen)
  • Kol Nidre, Rabbi Andrea London, Five Habits of the Heart That Make Democracy Possible (Listen part 1 | part 2| pdfRead)
  • Erev Rosh HaShanah, Rabbi Andrea London, Are We in Control of Our Destiny? (pdfRead | Listen)
  • Rosh HaShanah Traditional Reform Service, Rabbi Peter Knobel, Hope and Moral Compass (pdfRead | Listen)

5776

February 12, Rabbi Joe Black (listen)
February 5, Rabbi Joseph Edelheit, Have We Forgotten That We Were Strangers in a Strange Land? (listen)
January 29, Rabbi Capers Funnye, Race and Equity in Our Community (listen); Panel Discussion during Shabbat dinner (listen
January 9, Nina Sachs, Tampons and Torah (pdfread | listen)
December 25, Rabbi Daniel Bronstein, 'To Life' Not to 'To Embalmment': Lessons for Jewish Life from Jacob's Death (Listen)
December 4, Abigail BackerParashat Vayeshev (pdfread)
November 26, Anni Zukert, Vayishlach (pdfread)

High Holidays 5776

  • Erev Rosh HaShanah, Rabbi Andrea LondonGod as Sovereign Over us? Really? (pdfread)
  • Rosh HaShanah, Rabbi Peter KnobelBack to the Past, Forward to the Future (pdfread)
  • Kol Nidre, Rabbi Andrea London, Makhloket L'shem Shamayim: Argument for the Sake of Heaven (pdfread)
  • Yom Kippur Chavurah Service, Klei Kodesh (Senior Staff), Truth, Justice, Peace (pdfread)
  • Yom Kippur Traditional Reform Service, Rabbi Andrea LondonA Social Justice Selfie (pdfread)

High Holiday Sermons 5775

  • Erev Rosh HaShanah, Rabbi Andrea London, The Place Where We Are Right (pdfread)
  • Rosh HaShanah Chavurah Service, Rabbi Andrea London (listen)
  • Rosh HaShanah Traditional Refrom Service, Rabbi Peter Knobel, And I do Not Know What to Do? (listen pdfread)
  • Kol Nidre, Rabbi Andrea London, In Defense of Liberal Zionism (pdfread)
  • Yom Kippur, Chavurah Service, The Sabbath Spice (pdfread)
  • Yom Kippur Traditional Reform Service, Rabbi Andrea London, A Year Dedicated to Shabbat/Shmita Observance (listen | pdfread)
  • Yizkor, Rabbi Andrea London, How do we grieve?, pdfread
Yom Kippur Learning with Rabbi Andrea London class handouts

High Holiday Sermons 5774

  • Erev Rosh HaShanah, Rabbi Andrea London, New World Still A-Coming, (listen | pdfread)
  • Rosh HaShanah Chavurah Service, Elliot Leffler, Akeidah, (listen| pdfread)
  • Rosh HaShanah Late Morning Service, Klei Kodesh (Senior Staff) (listen)
  • Kol Nidre, Rabbi Andrea London, Embracing Holiness (pdfread)
  • Yom Kippur Chavurah Service: Sankofa Youth, Sankofa Students Interpret Isaiah 58 (listen)
  • Yom Kippur Late Morning Service: Rabbi Dr. Rachel Sabath Beit-Halachmi, Israel and the Leadership Dilemmas of Jewish Peoplehood (read) (coming soon)
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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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