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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We enter 5782 with a commitment to:
Reconnect with our Community. Renew our Judaism. Refresh our Ruach (Spirit)!

Beth Emet has a variety of worship options and programming this year for the High Holy Days to ensure that everyone – whether in-person or virtually – can renew their spirit, connect with the community and friends new and old, and build upon Beth Emet’s foundation of strength. Many of these details were reviewed in the Beth Emet Town Hall on July 12; you can view it here and in the email sent to the congregation on July 13.

High Holy Day Schedule: As an easy reference, you may access the the schedule here to help plan your service attendance (viewing at home or requests for in person worship).

Please complete and submit the online form - link below - no later than July 30.  

The registration form is easier to complete on a computer versus a phone. You will be asked to confirm your contact information, worship preferences, and contribute to many High Holy Day-related opportunities, including remembering loved ones in the Yizkor (Memorial) Book.

Click here for the Registration Form for the High Holy Days

FAQs: We understand you may have questions regarding the attendance and registration process. We have created a set of Frequently Asked Questions  to assist in answering the more common questions we are fielding. If these do not address the questions that you have, please submit your questions here. 

 

A BIG THANK YOU TO THE HIGH HOLY DAY TASK FORCE
It takes a village to make this year's High Holy Days with all of its complexities a reality!  We'd like to thank the following members of the Task Force for all of their efforts, creativity and problem solving which will enable the congregation to have meaningful worship experiences no matter how they participate:

Rabbi London, Cantor Cotler, Bekki Kaplan, Allison Aaron, Nisan Chavkin, Danielle Cohen, Mort Denlow, Ellen Feldman, David Graham, Karen Isaacson, Mike Isaacson, Dan Kaberon, Lisa Levin, Barry Miller, Marti Netler, Rebecca Raus, David Spitulnik.

 

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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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