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.

FacebookTwitterYoutubeInstagram @bethemetevanston

High Holiday Schedule

5781| 2020

This year Beth Emet’s High Holy Day Services will be online — a hybrid of pre-recorded services with links that will become available at specific times to be accessed when you wish, while other services will be live via Zoom. There will also be special activities outdoors, physically apart but socially together. 

** “Link Goes Live” indicates the time in which you can access the link to the prerecorded service. This link will stay active for you to watch when you wish.**

** “Via Zoom” indicates a live service/program via Zoom**

S’lichot – Saturday September 12 

Study (via Zoom) - 10:00 p.m. 
Havdalah (via Zoom) - 11:15 p.m. 
Torah Mantel Changing (Link Goes Live) – 11:30 p.m. 
S’lichot Service (via Zoom) - 11:30 p.m. 

Erev Rosh HaShanah – Friday, September 18

Rosh Hashanah Open Community Greeting (via Zoom) - 5:30 - 6:00 p.m. 
Erev Rosh Hashanah Service (Link Goes Live) - 6:00 p.m. 
Themed Festive Dinners (via Zoom) - 7:15 p.m.

Rosh HaShanah – Saturday, September 19

Chavurah Service (Link Goes Live) - 9:00 a.m. 
Traditional Reform Service (Link Goes Live) - 9:00 a.m. 
Services for families with children kindergarten and younger
       (via Zoom) - 2:30 p.m. 
Services for families with children in grades 1-3
       (via Zoom) - 2:30 p.m. 
Tashlich in the Park (in person) - 2:30 & 5:30 p.m. –
        Watch for more details
Teen Tashlich (in person) - 2:30 p.m. –
       Watch for more details

Rosh HaShanah second day Sunday, September 20

Second Day Rosh Hashanah Services (via Zoom) - 10:00 a.m. 
Shofar Live! (in person) – 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. 
        (watch for more details)
Young Family Rosh Hashanah Delicious Drive-thru & Food Drive Drop-off
(in person, advance registration required) – 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Shabbat Shuvah
Kabbalat Shabbat Service - Friday, September 25
Community Shabbat Service - Saturday, September 26

Kol Nidre - Sunday, September 27

Donning of the Tallit (via Zoom) – 6:15 p.m. 
Kol Nidre Services (Link Goes Live) – 6:45 p.m.

Yom Kippur – Monday, September 28

Chavurah Service (Link Goes Live) – 9:00 a.m. 
Adult Study (via Zoom and will be recorded) 9:00 a.m.  
Traditional Reform Service (Link Goes Live) – 10:00 a.m. 
BESSY Hangout (via Zoom) – 1:00 p.m. 
Services for families with children kindergarten and younger
     (via Zoom) - 2:30 p.m. 
Services for families with children in grades 1-3
     (via Zoom) - 2:30 p.m. 
Adult Study (via Zoom and will be recorded) ) – 3:30 p.m. 
Afternoon, Healing, and Yizkor Service (Link Goes Live) – 1:00 p.m. 
Neilah (concluding) Service (Link Goes Live) – 5:30 p.m. 
Break Fast with Friends (via Zoom) – 7:00 p.m.

FacebookTwitterYoutube@bethemetevanston

 

  • 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...

be-slide-simchat-torah

 

 

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.

  • 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...

Video 1 640 x 480

video bethemet capital.campaign

{modal url="https://www.youtube.com/embed/ZnW3hbpgOdQ?rel=0&showinfo=0" width="853" height="480" title="Beth Emet: The Free Synagogue"}