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)!

See recordings from our Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services below. 

Bring a little joy into your life: Watch our High Holy Day Hype Video!

 

                                

High Holy Day Guide                          5782 Yizkor Book

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Stories and Song Recordings for Families Kindergarten and Younger
Pre-Recorded Shofar Service

 

Rosh Hashanah Recordings

Erev Rosh Hashanah Service
Monday, September 6 at 7:30 pm
Watch the archived recording here

Chavurah Rosh Hashanah Service
Tuesday, September 7 at 9:00 am
Chavurah Machzor (Prayer book) for Rosh Hashanah
Watch the archived recording here

Traditional Rosh Hashanah Service
Tuesday, September 7 at 11:30 am
Watch the archived recording here

Young Family Service (Grades 1-3)
Tuesday, September 7 at 2:00 pm
Watch the recording here

Second Day Traditional Rosh Hashanah Service
Wednesday, September 8 at 10:00 am     
Watch the archived recording here  

High Holy Day Service for Young Families Kindergarten and Younger
Saturday, September 11 at 10:00 am
Watch the archived recording here 

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Kol Nidre

Kol Nidre Early Service
Wednesday, September 15 at 6:00 pm
Watch the archived recording here

Kol Nidre Late Service
Wednesday September 15 at 8:30 pm
Watch the archived recording here

Yom Kippur

Chavurah Service 
Thursday, September 16 at 9:00 am
Watch the archived recording here
Machzor (Prayerbook)

Traditional Service 
Thursday, September 16 at 12:00 pm
Watch the archived recording here

Adult Study with Rabbi Andrea C. London
Thursday, September 16 at 3:00 pm
Watch the archived recording here

Afternoon Service, Yizkor, Neilah
Thursday, September 16 at 4:30 pm
Watch the archived recording here


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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, Geoff Prass, 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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