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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ChupahThe celebration of marriage is an intimate, joyful, and ceremonious occasion. Our clergy also supports equal marriage, interfairth couples, and would be delighted to celebrate with every couple who are ready for marriage. The counsels couples on preparing their life together and assist couples in shaping the ceremony that will be meaningful to both of you. 

To inquire about our clergy's availablity and pre-wedding counseling program, please contact Wendy Yablon, assistant to the clergy. 

Beth Emet's Intermarriage Officiation Policy Statement

Host your wedding at Beth Emet

Beth Emet provides a warm environment for commemorating and celebrating life's significant life cycle events. The Synagogue offers a large social hall (Crown Room) that can accommodate 300 for a sit down meal, a smaller social hall (Weiner Room), overlooking a beautiful garden, which can accommodate 125 for a sit down meal, and a full catering kitchen. The Sanctuary (which seats 325) can be rented for appropriate events. Learn more about our facility

Celebrate your simcha with the Congregation!

Kabbalat Shabbat (Friday night) offers the opportunity to celebrate your marriage (or your anniversary) with the community. Consider sponsoring a wine and chesse reception prior to services to celebrate your simcha, or an Oneg Shabbat at 5:45 p.m. prior to our 6:30 p.m. service. To become a Shabbat Sponsor please contact Bekki Harris Kaplan

 

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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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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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